Support Groups in Hawthorn, VIC

The B.E.S.T Kids™ group therapy program supports your child to develop social skills and emotional intelligence. The 6 week Group Program runs from our practice in Hawthorn. The program includes the following skills: emotional awareness, managing emotions, effective communication skills, ...
Hosted by Hargan Psychology
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hawthorn, VIC 3122
The B.E.S.T Kids™ group therapy program supports your child to develop social skills and emotional intelligence. The 6 week Group Program runs from our practice in Hawthorn. The program includes the following skills: emotional awareness, managing emotions, effective communication skills, ...
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Exploring how non-toxic, natural biological approaches can support good mental health
Hosted by Peter John Webb
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Exploring how non-toxic, natural biological approaches can support good mental health
(03) 7003 2050 View (03) 7003 2050
If you are shy and or socially anxious this group provides a safe and supportive environment in which to overcome your fears. You learn what you need to know to conquer social anxiety and have the opportunity to practice: conversations, ...
Hosted by Anxiety Treatment Australia
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hawthorn, VIC 3122
If you are shy and or socially anxious this group provides a safe and supportive environment in which to overcome your fears. You learn what you need to know to conquer social anxiety and have the opportunity to practice: conversations, ...
(03) 9068 5415 View (03) 9068 5415
We are all makers here and we believe we all have much to gain from making together. Join us for a lovely Sunday Makers Circle at the cosy embrace of Many Arts Studio, and let's make space for gentle creative ...
Hosted by Weiyu Guan
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hawthorn, VIC 3122
We are all makers here and we believe we all have much to gain from making together. Join us for a lovely Sunday Makers Circle at the cosy embrace of Many Arts Studio, and let's make space for gentle creative ...
(03) 7003 2318 View (03) 7003 2318
Does the thought of public speaking fill you with dread? Do you fear :blushing, sweating, shaking or your mind going blank?Do you worry that other people can see you are anxious? Overcome your fear in a safe and supportive environment ...
Hosted by Anxiety Treatment Australia
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Does the thought of public speaking fill you with dread? Do you fear :blushing, sweating, shaking or your mind going blank?Do you worry that other people can see you are anxious? Overcome your fear in a safe and supportive environment ...
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People often baulk at the notion of meditation because they have had the experience that it's not so simple to be passive and stop the mind. That approach is all wrong. Our mind stops when we are in flow. Kelpies ...
Hosted by Sudhir Dean
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northcote, VIC 3070
People often baulk at the notion of meditation because they have had the experience that it's not so simple to be passive and stop the mind. That approach is all wrong. Our mind stops when we are in flow. Kelpies ...
(03) 7003 2419 View (03) 7003 2419
Our counsellors have had extensive experience offering pregnancy support for women facing an unplanned or potentially unwanted pregnancy in hospital settings, private abortion clinics and private practice. Our counsellors have had extensive experience offering pregnancy support for women facing an ...
Hosted by Trish Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Coburg, VIC 3058
Our counsellors have had extensive experience offering pregnancy support for women facing an unplanned or potentially unwanted pregnancy in hospital settings, private abortion clinics and private practice. Our counsellors have had extensive experience offering pregnancy support for women facing an ...
(03) 8338 4468 View (03) 8338 4468
Circle of Security Program is an 8-week online group for parents. It focuses on building secure attachments with children to support lifelong patterns of healthy relationships. Parents can take the course together or independently, with each week running for 1.5 ...
Hosted by Kayla Cutajar
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Group meets in Essendon North, VIC 3041
Circle of Security Program is an 8-week online group for parents. It focuses on building secure attachments with children to support lifelong patterns of healthy relationships. Parents can take the course together or independently, with each week running for 1.5 ...
(03) 8104 9965 View (03) 8104 9965
Social skills training for primary school aged children who have difficulty regulating their emotions.
Hosted by Morgána Walker
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northcote, VIC 3070
Social skills training for primary school aged children who have difficulty regulating their emotions.
(03) 9118 9084 View (03) 9118 9084
A six-session parenting program for parents of teens to help teens develop emotional intelligence Would you like to learn how to: be better at understanding and talking with your child through this important developmental phase help your teen learn to ...
Hosted by Marie Vakakis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Footscray, VIC 3011
A six-session parenting program for parents of teens to help teens develop emotional intelligence Would you like to learn how to: be better at understanding and talking with your child through this important developmental phase help your teen learn to ...
(03) 8613 3424 View (03) 8613 3424
Group-based parenting program. Teaching effective tools to deepen the parent-child connection and navgiate parenting challenges. To support parents with their uqnique parenting challenges
Hosted by The Family Hub
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cheltenham, VIC 3192
Group-based parenting program. Teaching effective tools to deepen the parent-child connection and navgiate parenting challenges. To support parents with their uqnique parenting challenges
(03) 7500 5954 View (03) 7500 5954
Understand what is keeping us awake and learn how to have a good night's sleep.
Hosted by May Lai
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kew, VIC 3101
Understand what is keeping us awake and learn how to have a good night's sleep.
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Ivanhoe Psychological Services take a holistic view of mental health and wellbeing. We offer a range of evidence based therapeutic services to cater for individual need. Our services are guided by two key frameworks, Psychological Therapy - where strategies are ...
Hosted by Laura Petrie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
Ivanhoe Psychological Services take a holistic view of mental health and wellbeing. We offer a range of evidence based therapeutic services to cater for individual need. Our services are guided by two key frameworks, Psychological Therapy - where strategies are ...
(03) 8797 5226 View (03) 8797 5226
Creative Journaling for practitioners and women email info@creativehealing.com. au for more info or check the website www.creativehealing.com.a u
Hosted by Creative Healing counselling & art therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Preston, VIC 3072
Creative Journaling for practitioners and women email info@creativehealing.com. au for more info or check the website www.creativehealing.com.a u
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Our training program, acknowledged by renowned MNCs like Johnson & Johnson and healthcare sector training organizations like the HKSPT, empowers managers, healthcare professionals, teachers, and parents with theoretical and practical neuroscientific play therapy, social-emotional, and creativity training to understand better ...
Hosted by Metocha Play Therapy
MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Glen Waverley, VIC 3150
Our training program, acknowledged by renowned MNCs like Johnson & Johnson and healthcare sector training organizations like the HKSPT, empowers managers, healthcare professionals, teachers, and parents with theoretical and practical neuroscientific play therapy, social-emotional, and creativity training to understand better ...
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Some people with PMDD find it hard to explain what they're going through, and it's particularly difficult when others dismiss their experiences as "just that time of the month" or "just something all women experience". Support groups are valuable resources ...
Hosted by Vicki Costa
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Thornbury, VIC 3071
Some people with PMDD find it hard to explain what they're going through, and it's particularly difficult when others dismiss their experiences as "just that time of the month" or "just something all women experience". Support groups are valuable resources ...
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Fill your own cup, connect with supportive peers, and build up your confidence and resilience to care for your loved ones. No musical experience required.
Hosted by Dr Kate McMahon
Registered Music Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Coburg, VIC 3058
Fill your own cup, connect with supportive peers, and build up your confidence and resilience to care for your loved ones. No musical experience required.
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Relax. Unwind. Sleep better. Alleviate stress and anxiety. Suitable for beginners and experienced. This time is designed for you to relax and unwind from your busy life, with techniques such as mindfulness, breath work, body movement and visualisation.
Hosted by Vicki Costa
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfield, VIC 3078
Relax. Unwind. Sleep better. Alleviate stress and anxiety. Suitable for beginners and experienced. This time is designed for you to relax and unwind from your busy life, with techniques such as mindfulness, breath work, body movement and visualisation.
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This support group is providing a non-judgmental space for its participant to practice mindfulness training based on relaxation techniques. The group is limited to six participants only.
Hosted by Harshani Algiriya
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Group meets in Maribyrnong, VIC 3032
This support group is providing a non-judgmental space for its participant to practice mindfulness training based on relaxation techniques. The group is limited to six participants only.
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A space to help unpack the meaning of experiences/themes/patter ns occurring in our lives, and how they can unlock areas of growth.
Hosted by Lena Risteski
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Group meets in Essendon North, VIC 3041
A space to help unpack the meaning of experiences/themes/patter ns occurring in our lives, and how they can unlock areas of growth.
(03) 9070 5479 View (03) 9070 5479

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Hawthorn?

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.