Support Groups in Victoria

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Meditation and Flow
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Northcote, VIC 3070
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Daring Greatly Brene Brown
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
"Daring Greatly™ offers an innovative and transformative approach to the way that we live, love and parent. Based on Dr Brené Brown’s revolutionary work on courage, shame, vulnerability and worthiness this programme will help you live more courageously and better ..."
(03) 7003 2183
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Group meets in:
Armadale, VIC 3143
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Anger Management
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
"A 12-week course to provide anger management strategies to individuals who have difficulty managing their anger. This could be for people who have been mandated to attend an anger management course or people who want to understand and manage their ..."
(03) 9864 1892
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Group meets in:
Bayswater, VIC 3153
Social Skills Teen Group
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
"The group combines the benefits of Psychology and Exercise Physiology to assist teenagers to develop skills related to positive peer engagement. The group focuses on the development of communication skills, the ability to identify, respond and manage other peoples emotions ..."
(03) 7500 5330
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Group meets in:
Mount Waverley, VIC 3149
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Art Journaling Group
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
"Have you been looking for something to kickstart your creativity? Maybe you yearn to connect with other people who are interested in learning, growing and finding balance in their lives? During this art therapy group, I will lead you on ..."
(03) 5907 1103
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Group meets in:
Mornington, VIC 3931
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Tuning in to Teens: Talking Parenting
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
"This 6-week program is for parents of adolescents aged 12+. This program aims to foster emotional intelligence in your and your teen. You will learn how to better communicate with and understand your teen, leading to a stronger healthier relationship. ..."
(03) 7003 2805
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Group meets in:
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
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Teens Social Connectedness and Social Skills
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
"Groups for grade 5 -12 & Post VCE. Group Therapy for social isolation, social skills & friendship skills. They are like a friendship group hanging out together. ASD, Shyness & Anxiety, Depression & Confusion, Cognitive, Language & Sensory deficits. 1hr ..."
(03) 8372 0406
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Group meets in:
Thornbury, VIC 3071
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
"Structured group suitable for people with a Borderline Personality Disorder. I will also be offering clients who do not have BPD, a skills group using the principles of DBT The skills are life lessons which can be used for understanding ..."
(03) 9069 8786
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Group meets in:
Belmont, VIC 3216
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Parents with violent adolescence. Coping Anxiety.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
"Do you feel threatened, frightened or controlled by your son/daughter? Do other family members, particularly younger siblings feel scared? Do you feel that you are walking on eggshells? Do you feel that you are no longer in charge? Do you ..."
(03) 8595 5367
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Group meets in:
Truganina, VIC 3029
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Tuning in to Teens: Parenting Program
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Verified
"This 6-week program is for parents of adolescents aged 12+. This program aims to foster emotional intelligence in your & your teen. You will learn how to better communicate with & understand your teen, leading to a stronger, healthier relationship. ..."
(03) 7003 2873
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Group meets in:
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group (Adult)
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Verified
"Gold standard treatment for personality disorders as well as anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, anger management and so much more. "
(03) 9007 0490
Group meets in:
Bendigo, VIC 3550
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Circle of Security Parenting Education
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
"Individual Sessions are held with Mother/Infant dyad, Parents and Couples. "
(03) 8613 3404
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Group meets in:
Newport, VIC 3015
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Non-Parental Discoveries Support Group
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
"This group is for those who grew up unaware of their real biological parents. You may have been adopted, donor-conceived or raised by a parent who you don't have a biological connection to. If you have not learnt the truth ..."
(08) 9126 9144
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Group meets in:
Mornington, VIC 3931
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8 week Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Program.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
"Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness..... MSC is the evidence based program developed by Chris Germer and Kristen Neff. Research on self compassion has shown that it boosts happiness and wellbeing, and is effective in reducing anxiety, ..."
(03) 8338 4975
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Group meets in:
Coburg, VIC 3058
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Women's Group - Online.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified
Verified
"Discussions on Anxiety and Depression "
(03) 9034 5974
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Group meets in:
Mill Park, VIC 3082
Not accepting new clients
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Social Emotional Skills Group for 4 - 5 Year Olds
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
"The purpose of the group session is to achieve the following outcomes: • Joining in and getting acquainted • Initiating friendships • Understanding feelings • Talking about feelings • Showing respect for others • Taking turns • Showing care for ..."
(03) 9034 8472
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Group meets in:
Mount Waverley, VIC 3149
Not accepting new clients
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Ivanhoe Psychological Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Ivanhoe East, VIC 3079
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Tuning into Teens (TINT)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Footscray, VIC 3011
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Circle of Security
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Essendon North, VIC 3041
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overcoming shyness snd social anxiety
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Victoria Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Victoria is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counsellor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Victoria are usually facilitated by a therapist or counsellor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Victoria allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Victoria can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.