Support Groups in Castle Hill, NSW

The DBT Skills Group Therapy Program aims to empower you with skills to better cope with life’s challenges. The group teaches skills to better regulate your emotions, improve your coping strategies & tolerance of distress, as well as improving your ...
Hosted by Sydney Psych Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Castle Hill, NSW 2154
The DBT Skills Group Therapy Program aims to empower you with skills to better cope with life’s challenges. The group teaches skills to better regulate your emotions, improve your coping strategies & tolerance of distress, as well as improving your ...
(02) 9054 7830 View (02) 9054 7830
Developed by Macquarie University, the Cool Kids Program is a Family Based treatment program that teaches kids about anxiety and practical skills such as learning about feelings, detective thinking, realistic thinking, problem solving, and building assertiveness. The Cool Kids Program ...
Hosted by Sydney Psych Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Castle Hill, NSW 2154
Developed by Macquarie University, the Cool Kids Program is a Family Based treatment program that teaches kids about anxiety and practical skills such as learning about feelings, detective thinking, realistic thinking, problem solving, and building assertiveness. The Cool Kids Program ...
(02) 9054 7830 View (02) 9054 7830
Developed by Macquarie University, the Cool Kids Program is a Family Based treatment program that teaches kids about anxiety and practical skills such as learning about feelings, detective thinking, realistic thinking, problem solving, and building assertiveness. The Cool Kids Program ...
Hosted by Sydney Psych Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Castle Hill, NSW 2154
Developed by Macquarie University, the Cool Kids Program is a Family Based treatment program that teaches kids about anxiety and practical skills such as learning about feelings, detective thinking, realistic thinking, problem solving, and building assertiveness. The Cool Kids Program ...
(02) 9054 7830 View (02) 9054 7830

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Children have a challenging time when the people they love the most are no longer living together due to divorce or separation. Riddle supports children to process and understand their changing worlds. Our therapists guide children to understand their feelings, ...
Hosted by Stacey Admiraal
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Group meets in Telopea, NSW 2117
Children have a challenging time when the people they love the most are no longer living together due to divorce or separation. Riddle supports children to process and understand their changing worlds. Our therapists guide children to understand their feelings, ...
(02) 7804 4995 View (02) 7804 4995
Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
Hosted by Anita Blakeley-Smith
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pymble, NSW 2073
Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
(02) 8294 6666 View (02) 8294 6666
Are you someone who can use a break from everyday routine? Come to our open studio's to take stock of your mental hygiene. No art experience required. Just a willingness to experiment and explore your creative side. Our open studio ...
Hosted by Mindkshetra
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Group meets in Wentworthville, NSW 2145
Are you someone who can use a break from everyday routine? Come to our open studio's to take stock of your mental hygiene. No art experience required. Just a willingness to experiment and explore your creative side. Our open studio ...
(02) 8806 1337 View (02) 8806 1337
Approved evidenced-based post separation parenting program. Highly regarded by Family Circuit/Family Law Courts of Australia. Course is designed to assist separated/divorced parents who are experiencing ongoing conflict with the other parent, offers the opportunity to experience separation through their children’s ...
Hosted by Stacey Admiraal
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Group meets in Telopea, NSW 2117
Approved evidenced-based post separation parenting program. Highly regarded by Family Circuit/Family Law Courts of Australia. Course is designed to assist separated/divorced parents who are experiencing ongoing conflict with the other parent, offers the opportunity to experience separation through their children’s ...
(02) 7804 4995 View (02) 7804 4995
The gong is a supportive tool for the manifestation of our harmonious physical, mental, and emotional being. Just like being mindful of breath, being mindful of sound requires finding a happy balance between vigilance and relaxation. Gong meditation is a ...
Hosted by Sylvia Chen - Somatic Experiencing. Individual And Couple Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gordon, NSW 2072
The gong is a supportive tool for the manifestation of our harmonious physical, mental, and emotional being. Just like being mindful of breath, being mindful of sound requires finding a happy balance between vigilance and relaxation. Gong meditation is a ...
(02) 8403 0049 View (02) 8403 0049
For 17 years, KidsLink has been a place where many children and teens who experience difficulty fitting in with their peers, come to feel safe & learn the skills necessary to improve their social world. We are proud to now ...
Hosted by Emma May Spencer
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hornsby, NSW 2077
For 17 years, KidsLink has been a place where many children and teens who experience difficulty fitting in with their peers, come to feel safe & learn the skills necessary to improve their social world. We are proud to now ...
(02) 9909 6140 View (02) 9909 6140
Clinical supervision groups are run monthly for practicing counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and community health/ NGO/social support service teams - both in person and online. Supervision training groups for new or early career counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers ...
Hosted by Stacey Admiraal
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Group meets in Telopea, NSW 2117
Clinical supervision groups are run monthly for practicing counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and community health/ NGO/social support service teams - both in person and online. Supervision training groups for new or early career counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers ...
(02) 7804 4995 View (02) 7804 4995
Child Development Solutions Australia is proud to be launching a new set of groups in 2020 - our Growth Mindset and Resilience Groups For Kids! We will be offering 2 groups, 1 for primary school kids and 1 for early ...
Hosted by Emma May Spencer
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hornsby, NSW 2077
Child Development Solutions Australia is proud to be launching a new set of groups in 2020 - our Growth Mindset and Resilience Groups For Kids! We will be offering 2 groups, 1 for primary school kids and 1 for early ...
(02) 9909 6140 View (02) 9909 6140
Ready for change? Our four session course teaches practical skills to identify and manage stress. A small group, learn effective strategies each week to build your skill set to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
Hosted by Mindworx Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
Ready for change? Our four session course teaches practical skills to identify and manage stress. A small group, learn effective strategies each week to build your skill set to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
(02) 7801 3841 View (02) 7801 3841

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Castle Hill?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, postcode, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counselling is typically less expensive than individual counselling, with each session costing on average between $80 to $110. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $250. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your group therapy sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for group therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.