Support Groups in British Columbia

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The primary purpose of group therapy in Vancouver, CA is providing guidance, support, and a new context to help unlock one’s social potential by safely and comfortably exposing oneself to social situations that might otherwise prove to be overwhelming.
Hosted by MyPsychology BC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6C
The primary purpose of group therapy in Vancouver, CA is providing guidance, support, and a new context to help unlock one’s social potential by safely and comfortably exposing oneself to social situations that might otherwise prove to be overwhelming.
(604) 774-5501 View (604) 774-5501
Using a variety of practices for self-inquiry, we will explore:* Assessment, understanding and knowing thyself* The tools of visualization, mapping, self-inquiry, self-compassion, and meditation* Nourishing your body, mind, heart and spiritual practice* Exploring how our life can be used toward ...
Hosted by Lynn S Hiscoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Creston, BC V0B
Using a variety of practices for self-inquiry, we will explore:* Assessment, understanding and knowing thyself* The tools of visualization, mapping, self-inquiry, self-compassion, and meditation* Nourishing your body, mind, heart and spiritual practice* Exploring how our life can be used toward ...
(778) 864-5627 View (778) 864-5627
Our Online 10 week DBT Group can help you find balance and improve your quality of life. DBT provides practical skills for managing and regulating emotions, which can lead to improved mental health and a more balanced life. Through mindfulness ...
Hosted by Parul Kathuria EMDR I mindfulness I trauma
Counsellor, MSW, CCC, RCC, EMDR, IFS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Prince George, BC V2L
Our Online 10 week DBT Group can help you find balance and improve your quality of life. DBT provides practical skills for managing and regulating emotions, which can lead to improved mental health and a more balanced life. Through mindfulness ...
(819) 410-8954 View (819) 410-8954
Unplug, reflect and reconnect with your life balance as we bring a mindfulness lens to this peaceful morning paddle. After an introduction to safety and skills on the water, we’ll set out to explore the incredible beauty of Atl’Kitsem (Howe ...
Hosted by Jody Radtke
Counsellor, MA, LPC, LMHC, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Squamish, BC V8B
Unplug, reflect and reconnect with your life balance as we bring a mindfulness lens to this peaceful morning paddle. After an introduction to safety and skills on the water, we’ll set out to explore the incredible beauty of Atl’Kitsem (Howe ...
(807) 790-2583 View (807) 790-2583
The ADHD & Relationship Centre is a Mental Health Clinic in British Columbia, specializing in supporting people with ADHD and neurodivergent relationships. Services include Coaching and Counselling support. Our goal is to help people to harness their uniquely wired brains ...
Hosted by The ADHD & Relationship Centre
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Victoria, BC V8W
The ADHD & Relationship Centre is a Mental Health Clinic in British Columbia, specializing in supporting people with ADHD and neurodivergent relationships. Services include Coaching and Counselling support. Our goal is to help people to harness their uniquely wired brains ...
(343) 312-5489 View (343) 312-5489
Do you struggle with low sexual desire? You may be feeling like there’s something wrong with you - maybe you once loved sex and wanted it, and now feel nervous, uneasy, or even panicked at the thought of sex. It ...
Hosted by Allura Sex Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6C
Do you struggle with low sexual desire? You may be feeling like there’s something wrong with you - maybe you once loved sex and wanted it, and now feel nervous, uneasy, or even panicked at the thought of sex. It ...
(604) 245-1105 View (604) 245-1105
It is an online 6-session art therapy group focusing on the use of paper collages to express, explore, and connect as the power of creativity and making is trusted and valued to generate healing and growth. This space is created ...
Hosted by Xia Wu
Counsellor, MA, RCC, AT-P, DKATI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6T
It is an online 6-session art therapy group focusing on the use of paper collages to express, explore, and connect as the power of creativity and making is trusted and valued to generate healing and growth. This space is created ...
(343) 801-4437 View (343) 801-4437
Are you anxious or uncertain about the future? This group is designed to equip you with tools and practices to help ground yourself so that you can walk through this year with more clarity and calmness. Led by Roxy Humphrey ...
Hosted by South Island Counselling
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Victoria, BC V8P
Are you anxious or uncertain about the future? This group is designed to equip you with tools and practices to help ground yourself so that you can walk through this year with more clarity and calmness. Led by Roxy Humphrey ...
(672) 202-1356 View (672) 202-1356
Extensive education and experience in a variety of group therapy modalities.
Hosted by Surrender To Hope Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC, ADACR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Duncan, BC V9L
Extensive education and experience in a variety of group therapy modalities.
(587) 848-3279 View (587) 848-3279
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 ...
Hosted by Jalene Davies Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Abbotsford, BC V2S
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 (604) 359-5854
Anger is a universal emotion that can be found in every culture in the world. But if how you handle your anger is damaging your relationships, it is time to look at how to use the best anger management tools. ...
Hosted by Mark Watts
Counsellor, MTC, RCH, BA Psyc
Verified Verified
Group meets in Victoria, BC V8R
Anger is a universal emotion that can be found in every culture in the world. But if how you handle your anger is damaging your relationships, it is time to look at how to use the best anger management tools. ...
(866) 623-1740 View (866) 623-1740
Hosted by NeurAlive Counselling & Neurofeedback
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Victoria, BC V8T
(250) 389-2819 View (250) 389-2819
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy group for those suffering from the effects of trauma and complex mental health disorders who wish to gain the skills to lead a life worth living.
Hosted by Earl Blacklock
Counsellor, MALM, MDiv, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nanaimo, BC V9R
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy group for those suffering from the effects of trauma and complex mental health disorders who wish to gain the skills to lead a life worth living.
(778) 770-2917 View (778) 770-2917
Course for Men. Power. Triggers. Self-Mastery. A different angle of transforming anger into fuel for assertive leadership. Anger vs aggression, the roots of anger, boundaries, compassion, empathy, and the power of peaceful conflict transformation. An embodied approach to the neurophysiology ...
Hosted by Gabriel Keczan Executive Coaching
Counsellor, RTC, DKATI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nelson, BC V1L
Course for Men. Power. Triggers. Self-Mastery. A different angle of transforming anger into fuel for assertive leadership. Anger vs aggression, the roots of anger, boundaries, compassion, empathy, and the power of peaceful conflict transformation. An embodied approach to the neurophysiology ...
(778) 762-3280 View (778) 762-3280
This 2.5 day group workshop is for you if you don't know what you want from life, or what life wants from you. Perhaps your life is in transition and you are looking for inspiration for a new path, or ...
Hosted by Kristina Campbell
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Courtenay, BC V9N
This 2.5 day group workshop is for you if you don't know what you want from life, or what life wants from you. Perhaps your life is in transition and you are looking for inspiration for a new path, or ...
(506) 308-1517 View (506) 308-1517
This group is for Chinese immigrant parents to strengthen your parenting skills and a journey of self-discovery. Parenting is influenced by culture and values although in the case of adolescents who have gone through the immigration process, acculturation can have ...
Hosted by Ginny Wong
Counsellor, MC, RCC-ACS, BSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6K
This group is for Chinese immigrant parents to strengthen your parenting skills and a journey of self-discovery. Parenting is influenced by culture and values although in the case of adolescents who have gone through the immigration process, acculturation can have ...
(604) 332-4406 View (604) 332-4406
Courage, Challenge, Connection, Choice, Change- A bi-weekly, in-person men’s therapeutic group in Penticton. This group will offer a diverse group of men a mix of challenge, reflection, support, and heart based learning. We’ll use tools and practices from various modalities ...
Hosted by Peter Kok
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Penticton, BC V2A
Courage, Challenge, Connection, Choice, Change- A bi-weekly, in-person men’s therapeutic group in Penticton. This group will offer a diverse group of men a mix of challenge, reflection, support, and heart based learning. We’ll use tools and practices from various modalities ...
(343) 801-0749 View (343) 801-0749
Group therapy that helps men to live fully and authentically with responsibility. A space of acceptance, belonging, and support. A space for men who are searching for greater meaning and purpose in their life. We support each other in discovering ...
Hosted by Graham Nelson-Zutter
Counsellor, RPC, CT, RTC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vancouver, BC V6C
Group therapy that helps men to live fully and authentically with responsibility. A space of acceptance, belonging, and support. A space for men who are searching for greater meaning and purpose in their life. We support each other in discovering ...
(450) 823-2267 View (450) 823-2267
Hosted by Tomas Jurcik
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, OPQ
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Moody, BC V3H
(855) 974-4425 View (855) 974-4425
Bring your partner to a series of light, fun and connective date nights. Each week we have a theme, tailored to help you understand and improve your relationship. There is no need to come each week, but we require you ...
Hosted by Somatic Therapy: Mia Logie
Counsellor, PhD, MSc, RTC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Vancouver, BC V7M
Bring your partner to a series of light, fun and connective date nights. Each week we have a theme, tailored to help you understand and improve your relationship. There is no need to come each week, but we require you ...
(306) 802-3351 View (306) 802-3351
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is proven evidence based therapy to treat very complex mental health behaviours and conditions. Explore Wellness is pleased to offer this valuable training to the local counsellors engaged in providing mental health counselling to clients in ...
Hosted by Explore wellness Inc. www.explorewellness.ca
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Abbotsford, BC V3G
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is proven evidence based therapy to treat very complex mental health behaviours and conditions. Explore Wellness is pleased to offer this valuable training to the local counsellors engaged in providing mental health counselling to clients in ...
(249) 490-5967 View (249) 490-5967
Grief groups bring people together to help heal your grief in a supportive and non-judgmental way. It helps to know you're are not alone in feeling this way. Participation in this group will help you explore your grief to find ...
Hosted by Lisa Robic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CTTS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Princeton, BC V0X
Grief groups bring people together to help heal your grief in a supportive and non-judgmental way. It helps to know you're are not alone in feeling this way. Participation in this group will help you explore your grief to find ...
(778) 400-3836 View (778) 400-3836
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 ...
Hosted by Dr. Pamela Richardson
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Victoria, BC V8T
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 View (778) 488-5412
The Healing Anger Groups for Women are now held online and are 6 weeks long. By the end of the workshop, participants can expect to: 1. Understand the physiology of intense emotions. 2. Get insight on their specific triggers. 3. ...
Hosted by Alejandra Proano
Counsellor, MPsy, MA, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Vancouver, BC V7J
The Healing Anger Groups for Women are now held online and are 6 weeks long. By the end of the workshop, participants can expect to: 1. Understand the physiology of intense emotions. 2. Get insight on their specific triggers. 3. ...
(778) 655-4196 View (778) 655-4196
Join us for a free monthly trauma-informed yoga class for all members of the community, led by Osha Hagon, RCC. All abilities welcome! Osha is trained in trauma-informed yoga therapy and will work with you through a series of accessible ...
Hosted by Lynn Valley Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Vancouver, BC V7J
Join us for a free monthly trauma-informed yoga class for all members of the community, led by Osha Hagon, RCC. All abilities welcome! Osha is trained in trauma-informed yoga therapy and will work with you through a series of accessible ...
(438) 230-0172 View (438) 230-0172
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in British Columbia?

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.