Support Groups in Victoria, BC

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8 Week Introduction to DBT
RSW
Verified
"This is an introductory DBT skills training program offered both on-line and in person. In these 8 weeks we are able to provide an overview of the core DBT skills related to mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. "
(450) 823-6364 
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Victoria, BC V9A
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8 week Intro to DBT
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
"8 Week Introduction to DBT This is an introductory DBT skills training program offered both on-line and in person. In these 8 weeks we are able to provide an overview of the core DBT skills related to mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, ..."
(548) 490-1559 
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Victoria, BC V9A
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Insight Mindfulnes Meditation for Inner Calm
Counsellor, BSc, MSc
Verified
"The aim of this workshop is to support participants develop a regular mindfulness meditation practice to enable them to train the mind to come back to the present moment and meet what is here with kindness and courage. To come ..."
(587) 800-0673 
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Victoria, BC V8R
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Mindfulness for Beginners - A 6 Week Program
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW
Verified
"Mindfulness for Beginners is designed for anyone who is new to the practice of meditation, and would like to learn how to manage their stress in a more effective way. A daily practice of mindfulness has been shown to change ..."
(226) 784-1867 
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Victoria, BC V8V
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
"MBSR is an 8-week intensive program in mindfulness meditation. It heightens awareness of how we react to both emotional and physical pain. It addresses the stresses of coping with challenging symptoms and serves as a complement and support to regular ..."
 
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Victoria, BC V9C
Waitlist for new clients
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Creating Healthy Self-Esteem
Counsellor, MEd, BSW, BAA, RCC
Verified
"Creating Healthy Self-Esteem involves: how to build, strengthen, and maintain self-esteem; how to have unconditional self-esteem; understanding ways we give power away; how to communicate feelings, needs and opinions; how to understand emotions; and how to enable ourselves to pursue ..."
(604) 256-4780 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V8R
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Designing Your Life Group
Counsellor, DProf, RCC
Verified
""What should I do with my life?" It's not easy to answer. Based on the #1 best seller, DYL applies "design thinking" to your own individual road map. Gain a set of tools and ideas to help: Reframe the challenge ..."
(855) 498-3372 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V9E
Not accepting new clients
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Men's Sex Addiction Support Group
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, PhD(c), CSAT, ICADC, CPTT
Verified
"The Men’s Sexual Addiction Support Group consists of a group of 6-10 clients online. Our meeting is facilitated our Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Jacqueline Armour. In this group we help clients who struggle with issues such as infidelity, compulsive sex ..."
(855) 982-9605 
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Victoria, BC V8T
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Emotional Self-Regulation
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified
"I offer a two-hour online group on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. to teach people how to transform your negative emotions, triggers, blocks and traumas. Just send me your email address and I will send you an invitation to ..."
(778) 860-4213 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V9A
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Mindful Reflection Training
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"You have the power to evoke change by intentionally focusing on your breathing. You might not even notice it but the change can be enhanced by practicing with a group of folks with a positive attitude towards change. Dr. K. ..."
(855) 782-6583 
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Victoria, BC V8N
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Contemplative Writing Therapy
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified
"In this six-week group, we engage in mindfulness and compassion practices that calm the mind, open the senses and connect with the heart. These are paired with writing practices that help us to engage creatively with our lived experiences and ..."
(778) 488-5412 
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Victoria, BC V8T
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Soul Growth and Intuitive Development Classes
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CFM, RegCRPO, MTC
Verified
"This is a group for anyone who is yearning to know more about Spiritual Development, Intuitive Gifts and Personal growth/Transformation. It is a guided interactive group which holds the intention that each of us have something significant to offer and ..."
(855) 640-2646 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V8T
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Create Calm within the Chaos
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
"Create Calm within the Chaos - parenting program to help manage challenging behaviours, mental health and special need of your children; Mom's house/Dad's house - parenting program to help navigate the two home dynamics; Emotional Fitness for First Responders - ..."
(778) 771-1960 
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Victoria, BC V9B
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Prenatal Anxiety and Depression
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
"Over a period of four weeks, learn effective tools and strategies to cope with anxiety and depression during your pregnancy. In a supportive environment, gain the skills (and practice them!) in order to feel mentally well and prepared for your ..."
(778) 288-7082 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V8V
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Official Victoria CG Jung Society
BA, MTS, D, Analyt, Psych
(604) 901-5998 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V8V
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Parenting Youth with ADHD Peer Support Group
Counsellor, MA, BEd, BA, RCC
Verified
"A free monthly peer support group for Vancouver Island parents of youth with ADHD. Join our facebook group to learn more. https://bit.ly/3CTKldb "
(778) 906-8626 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V8R
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Jungian Dream Group
Counsellor, MA, MMT, RCC
Verified
"Explore the numinous wisdom of the psyche and learn how to work with your own dreams within the context of a caring and supportive dream group. Share dreams with each other within a facilitated safe environment. Within the context of ..."
(855) 982-0960 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V8R
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Managing Emotional Triggers- sadness and fear
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CEC
Verified
"This group will be offered in the spring if there is interest. The session will be 2 hours in length and will focus on the negative self-talk that tends to interfere with joy, life planning, work, and family. Learning new ..."
(855) 572-8468 
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Victoria, BC V8R
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Sex Addiction Recovery Group
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, MA, ICADC, CCS-AC, CCAC, CSAT
Verified
"Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Groups and Individual Therapy; each person's treatment plan is specific to that person and individualized. With the help of the therapist(s), a healthy sex plan that discourages problematic behaviors and encourages healthy behaviors is developed. It ..."
(778) 400-5231 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V9A
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family constellation group work
MA, RCC, RCH
"We get together in a relaxed setting, not much talking specially during our group work time, but follows experience sharing after excises and other family constellation works. everything is voluntarily based, you can voluntarily participate as a representative, or ask ..."
(877) 958-8771 
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Group meets in:
Victoria, BC V8N


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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 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 Victoria 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 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.