Depression Support Groups in Edmonton, AB

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Parenting Psycho-Ed
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
"These Psycho-educational workshops are a way to empower parents using scientific knowledge conveyed in an understandable manner. These types of workshops are brief, easy, and great opportunities to learn about a topic related to mental health, parenting styles, emotions, or ..."
(825) 250-3792 
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Edmonton, AB T6E
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Managing your Mood Group (Adult)
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
"We are now recruiting for a Fall 2022 Managing your Mood group for adults. This 8-week process group will provide an opportunity for adults struggling with anxiety, depression , interpersonal difficulties, and/or life dissatisfaction to process and makes sense of their ..."
(587) 405-2966 
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Group meets in:
Edmonton, AB T6H
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International Students Support Group
Counsellor, BScN, MACP, C C C
Verified
"Being an international student, I experienced a sense of freedom, growth, and progress but also experienced the loss of family, friends, culture, and identity. This time can be a time of confusion and loneliness, but we can grow, heal, and ..."
(825) 250-0900 
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Group meets in:
Edmonton, AB T6E
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Anxiety and Depression Support Groups
Psychologist
Verified
"In our depression support group, you will gain an understanding of how to break the cycle of depression . You will also develop an action plan to begin moving out of depression . Our anxiety support group equips you with knowledge on ..."
(825) 508-5126 
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Edmonton, AB T5K
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Savera Medical Centre Group Therapy
Counsellor, BScN, MACP, C C C
Verified
"At Savera Medical Clinic, this IN-PERSON group helps the participants learn mindfulness and stress tolerance skills in a group setting, helping them stay in the present moment, operating from a "Wise Mind," using DBT skills effectively for optimal functioning and ..."
(825) 250-0900 
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Group meets in:
Edmonton, AB T6E
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Emotions 101 - 8 Week Online Group
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
"Do you feel out of touch with your emotions? Are you looking for a place where you can tune in, process, and heal in a safe and supportive environment? Emotions 101 will provide a space where you can slow down ..."
(587) 805-5189 
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Group meets in:
Edmonton, AB T5S
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Adult CBT
Psychologist
Verified
"8-week Adult Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group teaching a variety of strategies for reducing or eliminating anxiety. Cost is $60/session Mondays 6:30-8:00pm "
(587) 807-0097 
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Group meets in:
Edmonton, AB T5N
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DBT-Informed Skills Group
Psychologist, MSc, RYT-500
Verified
"This is a structured skills training program informed by a therapeutic approach called dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). It is designed to help you learn skills to cope with overwhelming emotions, reduce impulsivity, enhance interpersonal relationships, and ultimately achieve your own ..."
(587) 507-8441 
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Group meets in:
Edmonton, AB T5N
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Daring Way(tm)
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified
"This group will help clients experience the interplay of educational learning and personal processing as they move through understandings of vulnerability, shame, shame resiliency, values, and what it means to create a sense of worthiness and a more meaningful and ..."
(855) 842-2771 
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Group meets in:
Edmonton, AB T5K
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Rising Strong(tm)
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified
"This group addresses the courageous steps of reestablishing yourself after a fall. It is for anyone who has found him or herself face down and unsure of how they will feel their way through tough emotions and be able to ..."
(855) 842-2771 
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Group meets in:
Edmonton, AB T5N
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Bright Group
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
"This 8 week long group aims to offer clients the opportunity to develop psychological flexibility through a combination of psychotherapies including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Clients will be taught a variety of skills ..."
(587) 507-4719 
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Group meets in:
Edmonton, AB T5N

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Edmonton. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Edmonton 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 Edmonton is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, 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 Edmonton are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, 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.