Support Groups in L4G

Hosted by Louisa Leung
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RMFT, ADS, AAMFT A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Aurora, ON L4G
(855) 429-5868 View (855) 429-5868
I will facilitate a separate group 1. youth and 1. adult group. The focus is on brain health, emotional regulation, decrease anxiety and depression symptoms. The focus is to develop strategies that will promote emotional, physical and psychological wellness. The ...
Hosted by Mary Ventrella
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA, CYCP, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Aurora, ON L4G
I will facilitate a separate group 1. youth and 1. adult group. The focus is on brain health, emotional regulation, decrease anxiety and depression symptoms. The focus is to develop strategies that will promote emotional, physical and psychological wellness. The ...
(647) 492-4016 View (647) 492-4016
Waitlist now Open! Online DBT Skills for Ontario residents. Led by Cynthia Kipp, M.Ed., RSSW and Justin Goddard, MA, RP. Do you or your loved one often feel overwhelmed by emotions? Is reactivity hurting your relationships, or theirs? Do you ...
Hosted by At Home Counselling
Registered Social Service Worker, MEd, RSSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Aurora, ON L4G
Waitlist now Open! Online DBT Skills for Ontario residents. Led by Cynthia Kipp, M.Ed., RSSW and Justin Goddard, MA, RP. Do you or your loved one often feel overwhelmed by emotions? Is reactivity hurting your relationships, or theirs? Do you ...
(226) 401-8649 View (226) 401-8649
Designed to improve your emotional regulation skills through DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), this 14-week program in a small group setting will help you (1) better understand your emotions, (2) reduce your emotional vulnerability, and (3) decrease your emotional suffering.
Hosted by Ancora Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RMFT, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Aurora, ON L4G
Designed to improve your emotional regulation skills through DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), this 14-week program in a small group setting will help you (1) better understand your emotions, (2) reduce your emotional vulnerability, and (3) decrease your emotional suffering.
(647) 370-0647 View (647) 370-0647
Women 360 Care's Mission Statement : To inspire healthier living by connecting women to innovative solutions: To spread the power of empowerment one woman to another: To enable the highest quality of care with a sense of warmth, individual pride ...
Hosted by Annette Newton Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CIYt
Verified Verified
Group meets in Aurora, ON L4G
Women 360 Care's Mission Statement : To inspire healthier living by connecting women to innovative solutions: To spread the power of empowerment one woman to another: To enable the highest quality of care with a sense of warmth, individual pride ...
(289) 207-7648 View (289) 207-7648
Facilitate wellness support group for Metastatic or Advance cancer patients at local Hospice. Goal is to assist clients with accepting their diagnosis, and to help them live a dual path - find meaning in their everyday life & to live ...
Hosted by Mark Silverstein
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Aurora, ON L4G
Facilitate wellness support group for Metastatic or Advance cancer patients at local Hospice. Goal is to assist clients with accepting their diagnosis, and to help them live a dual path - find meaning in their everyday life & to live ...
(855) 976-0988 View (855) 976-0988
We talk about what makes us the men we are, expectations that get in the way, the kind of men we are becoming, relationships, and strategies to help us be the kind of friend, partner, and person we want to ...
Hosted by Gordon Gates
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Aurora, ON L4G
We talk about what makes us the men we are, expectations that get in the way, the kind of men we are becoming, relationships, and strategies to help us be the kind of friend, partner, and person we want to ...
(365) 800-2149 View (365) 800-2149

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in L4G?

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.