Support Groups in Calgary, AB

In a small group setting, we discuss anxiety and strategies to cope with it. We work together as a group to help one another. If you are interested in joining my group please send me an email or call.
Hosted by Sherri-Lynn Pearce
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2N
In a small group setting, we discuss anxiety and strategies to cope with it. We work together as a group to help one another. If you are interested in joining my group please send me an email or call.
(587) 604-0769 View (587) 604-0769
Participants will engage with their grief and anxiety related to the ongoing degradation and destruction of ecological systems, biodiversity, and the realities of human-caused damage to the Earth. Using tools of body-awareness, mindfulness, breath, reflective questions, group sharing and processing, ...
Hosted by Agnieszka Wolska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, CHT, RMFT, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2H
Participants will engage with their grief and anxiety related to the ongoing degradation and destruction of ecological systems, biodiversity, and the realities of human-caused damage to the Earth. Using tools of body-awareness, mindfulness, breath, reflective questions, group sharing and processing, ...
(587) 600-1131 View (587) 600-1131
Register now for a 2-Day interactive workshop for couples in stepfamily relationships. Hosted by Registered Psychologists: Charles Coleman/Amy Corkett. *Develop a sense of shared meaning for your new family *Clarify expectations *Build on your existing strengths *Create a household and/or ...
Hosted by Journey Counselling Inc
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2Z
Register now for a 2-Day interactive workshop for couples in stepfamily relationships. Hosted by Registered Psychologists: Charles Coleman/Amy Corkett. *Develop a sense of shared meaning for your new family *Clarify expectations *Build on your existing strengths *Create a household and/or ...
(403) 800-0755 View (403) 800-0755
Do you struggling to manage your emotions? Do you have rigid, black-and-white thinking? Do you struggle to maintain personal and/or professional relationships? Do you want to learn news ways of coping? Then this is the group for you! In this ...
Hosted by South Calgary DBT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T3M
Do you struggling to manage your emotions? Do you have rigid, black-and-white thinking? Do you struggle to maintain personal and/or professional relationships? Do you want to learn news ways of coping? Then this is the group for you! In this ...
(587) 803-3114 View (587) 803-3114
Finding solace in nature can be a powerful aid in the journey through grief. Our therapy group provides a supportive community where individuals can share their experiences with others who understand, all within the nurturing embrace of nature. Led by ...
Hosted by Krystle Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2K
Finding solace in nature can be a powerful aid in the journey through grief. Our therapy group provides a supportive community where individuals can share their experiences with others who understand, all within the nurturing embrace of nature. Led by ...
(587) 412-1690 View (587) 412-1690
Experience the benefits of EMDR therapy at a fraction of the cost in a group. For the cost of about one-on-one session, you get 3.5 hours of EMDR ($227.50). This delivery method was created out of necessity in war zones ...
Hosted by Ursula E de Vries
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2T
Experience the benefits of EMDR therapy at a fraction of the cost in a group. For the cost of about one-on-one session, you get 3.5 hours of EMDR ($227.50). This delivery method was created out of necessity in war zones ...
(587) 871-4306 View (587) 871-4306
Hosted by Tara O'Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RMFT, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2T
(587) 741-4006 View (587) 741-4006
Join my small group yoga therapy classes designed to meet your specific and unique challenges. Using kundalini yoga techniques- you will be guided to manage anxiety, depression, anger and you will be helped to rebalance your nervous system. I also ...
Hosted by Heather Catherine Good
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, IAYT-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2T
Join my small group yoga therapy classes designed to meet your specific and unique challenges. Using kundalini yoga techniques- you will be guided to manage anxiety, depression, anger and you will be helped to rebalance your nervous system. I also ...
(587) 412-5126 View (587) 412-5126
McAtee Psychology provides specialized therapy & assessment services to children & adolescents, couples, and adults. Our approach is based on our experiences as teachers, coaches, and clinicians. Our initial appointment includes an assessment of your presenting concerns/problems and your goals ...
Hosted by Gavin McAtee
Psychologist, BA, BSc, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2Z
McAtee Psychology provides specialized therapy & assessment services to children & adolescents, couples, and adults. Our approach is based on our experiences as teachers, coaches, and clinicians. Our initial appointment includes an assessment of your presenting concerns/problems and your goals ...
(587) 803-3226 View (587) 803-3226
To provide a support service to cognitively capable adults and older adolescents who have social challenges that impacts their success in work or school environments. SACP is a 12 week course constructed to educate individuals on social communication awareness and ...
Hosted by Barbara Patterson
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2E
To provide a support service to cognitively capable adults and older adolescents who have social challenges that impacts their success in work or school environments. SACP is a 12 week course constructed to educate individuals on social communication awareness and ...
(587) 907-0025 View (587) 907-0025
This group is designed to help young people who are in conflict with the law, have spent time incarcerated or are serving community probation orders. Group is primarily CBT based with a focus on relapse prevention and healthy community functioning. ...
Hosted by Jacqueline Leland
Psychologist, MPsych, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T3E
This group is designed to help young people who are in conflict with the law, have spent time incarcerated or are serving community probation orders. Group is primarily CBT based with a focus on relapse prevention and healthy community functioning. ...
(403) 612-6475 View (403) 612-6475
Building connection groups are designed for children and teens who would benefit from a group environment that focuses on helping them build confidence and self-esteem. They will also learn strategies to communicate with their peers and cope with their stress ...
Hosted by McAtee Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2Z
Building connection groups are designed for children and teens who would benefit from a group environment that focuses on helping them build confidence and self-esteem. They will also learn strategies to communicate with their peers and cope with their stress ...
(587) 417-6737 View (587) 417-6737
A four week (1x/week) couples group aimed at understanding and reducing the things we do that are linked to divorce.. and building up the things we can do that are linked to healthy, happy, stable relationships. This group is based ...
Hosted by Daniel McMillan
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T3A
A four week (1x/week) couples group aimed at understanding and reducing the things we do that are linked to divorce.. and building up the things we can do that are linked to healthy, happy, stable relationships. This group is based ...
(587) 412-5076 View (587) 412-5076
DBT Skills Group enables you to access the transformative knowledge and skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a safe and supportive group setting. We’ll focus less on talk therapy, more on the practical how-to of managing your thoughts and emotions ...
Hosted by Abby Logan
Counsellor, BScN, RCT, RPN
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2H
DBT Skills Group enables you to access the transformative knowledge and skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a safe and supportive group setting. We’ll focus less on talk therapy, more on the practical how-to of managing your thoughts and emotions ...
(587) 412-2373 View (587) 412-2373
Lift Psychology is centrally located in Kensington, with easy access from downtown and all quadrants of the city. Please check out our website for more information at www.liftpsychology.ca
Hosted by Krista Clelland
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2N
Lift Psychology is centrally located in Kensington, with easy access from downtown and all quadrants of the city. Please check out our website for more information at www.liftpsychology.ca
(587) 816-2308 View (587) 816-2308
Lift Psychology is centrally located in Kensington, with easy access from downtown and all quadrants of the city. Please check out our website for more information at www.liftpsychology.ca
Hosted by Caroline Iannone
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2N
Lift Psychology is centrally located in Kensington, with easy access from downtown and all quadrants of the city. Please check out our website for more information at www.liftpsychology.ca
(587) 400-1525 View (587) 400-1525
Our Amazing Kids, Amazing Families groups fosters children's success while empowering parents and connecting them with other families. Amazing Kids is designed to promote children's social development. Topics include self-esteem, managing emotions, friendships, conversation, and more! Our curriculum includes essential ...
Hosted by Dr. Caroline Buzanko @ Koru Family Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T3H
Our Amazing Kids, Amazing Families groups fosters children's success while empowering parents and connecting them with other families. Amazing Kids is designed to promote children's social development. Topics include self-esteem, managing emotions, friendships, conversation, and more! Our curriculum includes essential ...
(844) 719-2007 View (844) 719-2007
Join licensed and CACCF certified Addictions Counselor Shirvington Hannays, CCAC, CCTACP and CCS-AC to explore and master the first 2 proven steps from his "5 Steps Brief Intervention and "RAPIDrelapseResure". Which can: (a.) Get you quickly back on track for ...
Hosted by Shirvington M. A. Hannays
Counsellor, CCS-AC, CCTACP, CCAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2L
Join licensed and CACCF certified Addictions Counselor Shirvington Hannays, CCAC, CCTACP and CCS-AC to explore and master the first 2 proven steps from his "5 Steps Brief Intervention and "RAPIDrelapseResure". Which can: (a.) Get you quickly back on track for ...
(587) 417-2659 View (587) 417-2659
Sacred Expression Psychotherapy is excited to announce an upcoming processing group for Sexual Violence Survivors. This group is for female identified adults and will focus on maintaining and supporting stabilization, exploring and processing trauma impacts, and working towards integration of ...
Hosted by Dana Delorme
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2X
Sacred Expression Psychotherapy is excited to announce an upcoming processing group for Sexual Violence Survivors. This group is for female identified adults and will focus on maintaining and supporting stabilization, exploring and processing trauma impacts, and working towards integration of ...
(825) 250-4901 View (825) 250-4901
Using creative expression, kids will learn how worry and anxiety function, while learning practical skills for managing these big emotions. Through peer connection and validation, they learn that they are not alone in their feelings.
Hosted by Bloom Art Therapy & Counselling
Counsellor, MC:AT, CCC, DVATI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2L
Using creative expression, kids will learn how worry and anxiety function, while learning practical skills for managing these big emotions. Through peer connection and validation, they learn that they are not alone in their feelings.
(587) 412-5138 View (587) 412-5138
This group focuses on bringing together people who work in the field of mental health to create an opportunity to learn and grow both personally and professionally in a group therapy setting. Registration now open! Please contact me if you're ...
Hosted by Ashleigh Mutcher
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2X
This group focuses on bringing together people who work in the field of mental health to create an opportunity to learn and grow both personally and professionally in a group therapy setting. Registration now open! Please contact me if you're ...
(825) 256-5041 View (825) 256-5041
“The single hardest burden for a human being to carry is a lack of nurturance in childhood.” - Steven C. Hayes. The Mother Wound is all the pain and trauma someone has experienced from their mother along with all the ...
Hosted by Angela Grace
Psychologist, PhD, MEd, BFA, BEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2L
“The single hardest burden for a human being to carry is a lack of nurturance in childhood.” - Steven C. Hayes. The Mother Wound is all the pain and trauma someone has experienced from their mother along with all the ...
(825) 250-4592 View (825) 250-4592
Everyone needs a variety of tools in their toolbox to navigate all the different situations that life can throw our way whether that be relationship difficulties, work challenges, or feeling like you’re stuck. Sometimes we need to accept the present ...
Hosted by Sarah Knight
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2G
Everyone needs a variety of tools in their toolbox to navigate all the different situations that life can throw our way whether that be relationship difficulties, work challenges, or feeling like you’re stuck. Sometimes we need to accept the present ...
(587) 412-5238 View (587) 412-5238
This group will help you learn how to better know and be known by others, explore vulnerability, and see – in real time – the impact that you have on others, as well as the impact they have on you. ...
Hosted by Chris Graham
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T2T
This group will help you learn how to better know and be known by others, explore vulnerability, and see – in real time – the impact that you have on others, as well as the impact they have on you. ...
(587) 327-9682 View (587) 327-9682
I am beginning groups for eating issues in July 2020. I apply CBT, DBT and Internal Family Systems to work on underlying causes of eating issues including binge eating, bulimia and anorexia. Please contact me if you are interested in ...
Hosted by Behnam Kohandel
Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calgary, AB T3L
I am beginning groups for eating issues in July 2020. I apply CBT, DBT and Internal Family Systems to work on underlying causes of eating issues including binge eating, bulimia and anorexia. Please contact me if you are interested in ...
(844) 311-8027 View (844) 311-8027
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How can I find a support group in Calgary?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, postal code, 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 postal code 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 about $90 to $100. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200. 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.