Support Groups in K1Y

Yoga for Mental Health & Happiness
This 7 week experiential program + 1 ReConnecting session will provide you with an opportunity to experience the benefits of the integrating the Yoga tradition as a complete system of mind-body therapy within a modern psychotherapeutic approach to mental health. ...
Hosted by Lucille Villasenor-Caron
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AWP, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1Y
This 7 week experiential program + 1 ReConnecting session will provide you with an opportunity to experience the benefits of the integrating the Yoga tradition as a complete system of mind-body therapy within a modern psychotherapeutic approach to mental health. ...
(343) 338-4570 View (343) 338-4570
Psychodrama and Sociometry for Professionals
Action Techniques to Enrich Your Work with Individuals and Couples - Go beyond traditional talk therapy! This workshop will offer a variety of interventions to enrich your clients' engagement in the therapeutic or skill-building process. These techniques are applicable in ...
Hosted by Ananta Chauhan (Baljit Kaur)
Registered Psychotherapist, Ph D, MA , MEd, TEP, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1Y
Action Techniques to Enrich Your Work with Individuals and Couples - Go beyond traditional talk therapy! This workshop will offer a variety of interventions to enrich your clients' engagement in the therapeutic or skill-building process. These techniques are applicable in ...
(613) 701-9911 View (613) 701-9911
Personal Growth for Women
I offer a weekly (7 weeks; 2 & a half hours) in person personal growth groups for women using psychodrama and sociometry, with focus on facilitating better relations with self & others to deal with life's transitions and challenges. Participants' ...
Hosted by Ananta Chauhan (Baljit Kaur)
Registered Psychotherapist, Ph D, MA , MEd, TEP, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1Y
I offer a weekly (7 weeks; 2 & a half hours) in person personal growth groups for women using psychodrama and sociometry, with focus on facilitating better relations with self & others to deal with life's transitions and challenges. Participants' ...
(613) 701-9911 View (613) 701-9911
Couple Enrichment Virtual Couples Workshops
Imagine being able to maintain closeness and intimacy, even when you are disagreeing or feeling misunderstood? Learn how -- in our live 5-week virtual couples workshop, KNOW YOUR PARTNER: The Road to a Secure-Functioning Relationship. In 10 online hours, you ...
Hosted by Louise Dorfman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1Y
Imagine being able to maintain closeness and intimacy, even when you are disagreeing or feeling misunderstood? Learn how -- in our live 5-week virtual couples workshop, KNOW YOUR PARTNER: The Road to a Secure-Functioning Relationship. In 10 online hours, you ...
(343) 700-4566 View (343) 700-4566

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Yoga for Mental Health & Happiness
This 7 week experiential program + 1 ReConnecting session will provide you with an opportunity to experience the benefits of the integrating the Yoga tradition as a complete system of mind-body therapy within a modern psychotherapeutic approach to mental health. ...
Hosted by Lucille Villasenor-Caron
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AWP, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1Y
This 7 week experiential program + 1 ReConnecting session will provide you with an opportunity to experience the benefits of the integrating the Yoga tradition as a complete system of mind-body therapy within a modern psychotherapeutic approach to mental health. ...
(343) 338-4570 View (343) 338-4570
Psychodrama and Sociometry for Professionals
Action Techniques to Enrich Your Work with Individuals and Couples - Go beyond traditional talk therapy! This workshop will offer a variety of interventions to enrich your clients' engagement in the therapeutic or skill-building process. These techniques are applicable in ...
Hosted by Ananta Chauhan (Baljit Kaur)
Registered Psychotherapist, Ph D, MA , MEd, TEP, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1Y
Action Techniques to Enrich Your Work with Individuals and Couples - Go beyond traditional talk therapy! This workshop will offer a variety of interventions to enrich your clients' engagement in the therapeutic or skill-building process. These techniques are applicable in ...
(613) 701-9911 View (613) 701-9911
Personal Growth for Women
I offer a weekly (7 weeks; 2 & a half hours) in person personal growth groups for women using psychodrama and sociometry, with focus on facilitating better relations with self & others to deal with life's transitions and challenges. Participants' ...
Hosted by Ananta Chauhan (Baljit Kaur)
Registered Psychotherapist, Ph D, MA , MEd, TEP, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1Y
I offer a weekly (7 weeks; 2 & a half hours) in person personal growth groups for women using psychodrama and sociometry, with focus on facilitating better relations with self & others to deal with life's transitions and challenges. Participants' ...
(613) 701-9911 View (613) 701-9911
Couple Enrichment Virtual Couples Workshops
Imagine being able to maintain closeness and intimacy, even when you are disagreeing or feeling misunderstood? Learn how -- in our live 5-week virtual couples workshop, KNOW YOUR PARTNER: The Road to a Secure-Functioning Relationship. In 10 online hours, you ...
Hosted by Louise Dorfman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1Y
Imagine being able to maintain closeness and intimacy, even when you are disagreeing or feeling misunderstood? Learn how -- in our live 5-week virtual couples workshop, KNOW YOUR PARTNER: The Road to a Secure-Functioning Relationship. In 10 online hours, you ...
(343) 700-4566 View (343) 700-4566

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in K1Y?

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.