Support Groups in Abbotsford, BC

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Emotion Focused Family Therapy Workshop
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
"The Emotion Focused Parent Workshop is for parents with children of all ages. It is designed for parents whose child is expressing big emotions and behaviours. Children can be challenging and struggle with so many of their own issues and ..."
(604) 359-5854 
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Abbotsford, BC V2S
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Relationship Strategies
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
"The group helps couples improve their relationships through a variety of techniques and exercises over three days. It is offered three times a year. "
(587) 816-8334 
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Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2S
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Partners of Law Enforcement Officers
Counsellor, MA, RCC, EMDR
Verified
"Partners / Spouses of Law Enforcement Officers with Operational Stress Injury (OSI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You are "the glue" that holds the family unit together. You often experience elevated levels of stress and demands due to your ..."
(604) 265-7689 
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Abbotsford, BC V2S
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Abbotsford Counselling Collective
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC, Rev
Verified
"We are a group of 10 counsellors with diverse specialties who are working together from an office in downtown Abbotsford. "
(855) 219-4397 
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Abbotsford, BC V2S
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Emotions Management (Anger Management)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Emotions Management is a 4-week (2.5 hour) psychoeducational group that examines anger, stress, violence & healthy communication. I focus on Mindfulness & grounding techniques, Managing & understanding emotions, Gaining peace of mind, Building self-awareness & confidence. "
 
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Abbotsford, BC V2S
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Introduction to Dreams
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified
"Our dreams hold the key to our fears, wants, needs, questions. There are many types of dreams but they all have information to help you. Through this introduction you will learn types of dreams, symbols, and what your dreams mean ..."
(855) 781-8929 
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Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2T
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Emotions Management Relationships (Domestic Abuse)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Emotions Management in Relationships is a 4-week intensive program that examines violence in intimate relations and healthy communication. It is rooted in a strength based, client centered, trauma informed approach with the recognition that each client has varying needs. I ..."
 
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Abbotsford, BC V2S
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Finding your Authentic Self
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified
"Who are you? So many people struggle to figure out who they are as they feel lost. This workshop is designed to assist in determining who we really are inside. "
(855) 781-8929 
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Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2T

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Photo of Jalene Davies Counselling & Consulting, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Emotion Focused Family Therapy Workshop
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
"The Emotion Focused Parent Workshop is for parents with children of all ages. It is designed for parents whose child is expressing big emotions and behaviours. Children can be challenging and struggle with so many of their own issues and ..."
(604) 359-5854 
View
Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2S
Photo of Life Balance Counselling, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Relationship Strategies
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
"The group helps couples improve their relationships through a variety of techniques and exercises over three days. It is offered three times a year. "
(587) 816-8334 
View
Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2S
Photo of Charlaine Robinson Counselling & Consulting Inc., Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Partners of Law Enforcement Officers
Counsellor, MA, RCC, EMDR
Verified
"Partners / Spouses of Law Enforcement Officers with Operational Stress Injury (OSI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You are "the glue" that holds the family unit together. You often experience elevated levels of stress and demands due to your ..."
(604) 265-7689 
View
Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2S
Photo of Dan Bue, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Abbotsford Counselling Collective
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC, Rev
Verified
"We are a group of 10 counsellors with diverse specialties who are working together from an office in downtown Abbotsford. "
(855) 219-4397 
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Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2S
Photo of Jas Hundal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Abbotsford, BC
Emotions Management (Anger Management)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Emotions Management is a 4-week (2.5 hour) psychoeducational group that examines anger, stress, violence & healthy communication. I focus on Mindfulness & grounding techniques, Managing & understanding emotions, Gaining peace of mind, Building self-awareness & confidence. "
 
View
Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2S
Photo of Illuminating Counselling Services, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Introduction to Dreams
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified
"Our dreams hold the key to our fears, wants, needs, questions. There are many types of dreams but they all have information to help you. Through this introduction you will learn types of dreams, symbols, and what your dreams mean ..."
(855) 781-8929 
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Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2T
Photo of Jas Hundal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Abbotsford, BC
Emotions Management Relationships (Domestic Abuse)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Emotions Management in Relationships is a 4-week intensive program that examines violence in intimate relations and healthy communication. It is rooted in a strength based, client centered, trauma informed approach with the recognition that each client has varying needs. I ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2S
Photo of Illuminating Counselling Services, Counsellor in Abbotsford, BC
Finding your Authentic Self
Counsellor, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified
"Who are you? So many people struggle to figure out who they are as they feel lost. This workshop is designed to assist in determining who we really are inside. "
(855) 781-8929 
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Group meets in:
Abbotsford, BC V2T

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Abbotsford 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 Abbotsford 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 Abbotsford 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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Abbotsford 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 Abbotsford 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.