Support Groups in Medicine Hat, AB

Journey To You
Photo of Deena West Registered Psychologist, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Deena West Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
(587) 801-4792 View (587) 801-4792
Food Processors
Photo of Sonita Goehring, Registered Social Worker in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Sonita Goehring
Registered Social Worker, MACP, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
(587) 600-9112 View (587) 600-9112
PTSD for military and first responders
This is a psycho educational and therapy support group for professionals in the medical, military and first-responder fields.
Photo of Tobi Ceh, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Tobi Ceh
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
This is a psycho educational and therapy support group for professionals in the medical, military and first-responder fields.
(587) 200-9782 View (587) 200-9782
Journey to You
**Currently taking new clients for this group! Journey to You is a group for individuals seeking to learn more about who they are, increase self-esteem, explore life transitions, and increase self-compassion. Call for more information!
Photo of Melisha Franks, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Melisha Franks
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
**Currently taking new clients for this group! Journey to You is a group for individuals seeking to learn more about who they are, increase self-esteem, explore life transitions, and increase self-compassion. Call for more information!
(587) 570-4641 View (587) 570-4641
DBT
Photo of Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist
Psychologist, MS, Provisi, Psychol, Psych, Prov
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
(587) 329-0934 View (587) 329-0934
Going with the Flow-Anxiety & Depression Seminars
8 Weeks, in-person. Future online group in progress. The A & D seminars can allow you to compassionately explore your experiences with anxiety and depression, in a compassionate setting with individuals experiencing similar challenges. Let us work together in learning ...
Photo of Altruism Connection - Counselling & Sevices, Counsellor in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Altruism Connection - Counselling & Sevices
Counsellor, MACP, BSW, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
8 Weeks, in-person. Future online group in progress. The A & D seminars can allow you to compassionately explore your experiences with anxiety and depression, in a compassionate setting with individuals experiencing similar challenges. Let us work together in learning ...
(587) 740-9070 View (587) 740-9070
HEAL: Recovering from Eating Disorders Together
HEAL: Recovering from Eating Disorders Together is a family based group for 14 to 17 years old's who are struggling with an eating disorder to attend along with their caregiver(s). HEAL is a 10 week group founded upon Emotion Focused ...
Photo of Shannon Martin Counselling Services, Registered Social Worker in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Shannon Martin Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
HEAL: Recovering from Eating Disorders Together is a family based group for 14 to 17 years old's who are struggling with an eating disorder to attend along with their caregiver(s). HEAL is a 10 week group founded upon Emotion Focused ...
(587) 813-0163 View (587) 813-0163
Trauma Education
Photo of Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist
Psychologist, MS, Provisi, Psychol, Psych, Prov
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
(587) 329-0934 View (587) 329-0934
Going With The Flow: Depression and Anxiety Care
A Ten-Week Psychoeducation Group for Adults Dealing with Depression and Anxiety, The purpose of this group is To provide you with the opportunity to improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and how it impacts you. To look at how ...
Photo of Trenton Akers, Registered Social Worker in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Trenton Akers
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
A Ten-Week Psychoeducation Group for Adults Dealing with Depression and Anxiety, The purpose of this group is To provide you with the opportunity to improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and how it impacts you. To look at how ...
(587) 602-2915 View (587) 602-2915
Integration Group
Photo of Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist
Psychologist, MS, Provisi, Psychol, Psych, Prov
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
(587) 329-0934 View (587) 329-0934
Sound Bath
Immerse yourself in the sound of Crystal Quartz singing bowls. An hour of relaxation and peace as you set your mind at ease. $25 per person
Photo of Deena West Registered Psychologist, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Deena West Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Immerse yourself in the sound of Crystal Quartz singing bowls. An hour of relaxation and peace as you set your mind at ease. $25 per person
(587) 801-4792 View (587) 801-4792
Journey Through Anger
DETAILS: Join us from February 7th—March 31st, 2020 for an 8-week Anger Management workshop. When: Tuesdays evenings from 5:00pm—7:30pm Where: Keys to Hope Counselling Services: #104-1865 Dunmore Rd. SE Medicine Hat, AB. (Please note, this is not a family violence ...
Photo of Melisha Franks, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Melisha Franks
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
DETAILS: Join us from February 7th—March 31st, 2020 for an 8-week Anger Management workshop. When: Tuesdays evenings from 5:00pm—7:30pm Where: Keys to Hope Counselling Services: #104-1865 Dunmore Rd. SE Medicine Hat, AB. (Please note, this is not a family violence ...
(587) 570-4641 View (587) 570-4641
A Conversation With Pain
The purpose of this group is to allow you to compassionately explore your experience with chronic and persistent pain with other individuals experiencing similar challenges. Expand your understanding of how these conditions can impact you biologically and affect your interactions ...
Photo of Trenton Akers, Registered Social Worker in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Trenton Akers
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
The purpose of this group is to allow you to compassionately explore your experience with chronic and persistent pain with other individuals experiencing similar challenges. Expand your understanding of how these conditions can impact you biologically and affect your interactions ...
(587) 602-2915 View (587) 602-2915
LIFFT
LIFFT - Living Intentionally Finding Freedom Together - is a peer-to-peer therapy group for adult women experiencing the after-effects of separation from their partners including: abandonment, trauma, shame and isolation, anger, grief and loss, low self-esteem, and loneliness. LIFFT will ...
Photo of Melisha Franks, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Melisha Franks
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
LIFFT - Living Intentionally Finding Freedom Together - is a peer-to-peer therapy group for adult women experiencing the after-effects of separation from their partners including: abandonment, trauma, shame and isolation, anger, grief and loss, low self-esteem, and loneliness. LIFFT will ...
(587) 570-4641 View (587) 570-4641
Journey Through Anger
8 week anger management group for Adults
Photo of Deena West Registered Psychologist, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Deena West Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
8 week anger management group for Adults
(587) 801-4792 View (587) 801-4792

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Journey To You
Photo of Deena West Registered Psychologist, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Deena West Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
(587) 801-4792 View (587) 801-4792
Food Processors
Photo of Sonita Goehring, Registered Social Worker in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Sonita Goehring
Registered Social Worker, MACP, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
(587) 600-9112 View (587) 600-9112
PTSD for military and first responders
This is a psycho educational and therapy support group for professionals in the medical, military and first-responder fields.
Photo of Tobi Ceh, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Tobi Ceh
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
This is a psycho educational and therapy support group for professionals in the medical, military and first-responder fields.
(587) 200-9782 View (587) 200-9782
Journey to You
**Currently taking new clients for this group! Journey to You is a group for individuals seeking to learn more about who they are, increase self-esteem, explore life transitions, and increase self-compassion. Call for more information!
Photo of Melisha Franks, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Melisha Franks
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
**Currently taking new clients for this group! Journey to You is a group for individuals seeking to learn more about who they are, increase self-esteem, explore life transitions, and increase self-compassion. Call for more information!
(587) 570-4641 View (587) 570-4641
DBT
Photo of Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist, Psychologist in Medicine Hat, AB
Hosted by Ana Schlosser Registered Provisional Psychologist
Psychologist, MS, Provisi, Psychol, Psych, Prov
Verified Verified
Group meets in Medicine Hat, AB T1A
(587) 329-0934 View (587) 329-0934

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Medicine Hat?

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.