Support Groups in M6H

Photo of Alan Davis, Counsellor in M6H, ON
Mindfulness Support Practice
Counsellor, DCTP, MTC
Verified
"MBCT. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Mindfulness helps us to relate differently to 'all' psychological and physical challenging situations and conditions, such as depression stress and anxiety. Helps us to calm the mind and body and to be more present in ..."
(647) 977-5892 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6H
Photo of Jacqueline S Thibodeau, Registered Social Worker in M6H, ON
Building Foundations
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
"A six-week support group held beginning June 30 and running every Wednesday until AUgust 4. In this workshop we discuss and engage in creating safety, identifying rights, exploring communication patterns, self-compassion, and processing loss. There is a minimum of 3 ..."
(855) 249-5368 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6H
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Sara Marlowe, Registered Social Worker in M6H, ON
Mindful Self-Compassion - Fall, daytime course
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-based, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff & the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles & practices to support people ..."
(647) 952-6351 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6H

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Photo of Alan Davis, Counsellor in M6H, ON
Mindfulness Support Practice
Counsellor, DCTP, MTC
Verified
"MBCT. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Mindfulness helps us to relate differently to 'all' psychological and physical challenging situations and conditions, such as depression stress and anxiety. Helps us to calm the mind and body and to be more present in ..."
(647) 977-5892 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6H
Photo of Jacqueline S Thibodeau, Registered Social Worker in M6H, ON
Building Foundations
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
"A six-week support group held beginning June 30 and running every Wednesday until AUgust 4. In this workshop we discuss and engage in creating safety, identifying rights, exploring communication patterns, self-compassion, and processing loss. There is a minimum of 3 ..."
(855) 249-5368 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6H
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Sara Marlowe, Registered Social Worker in M6H, ON
Mindful Self-Compassion - Fall, daytime course
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-based, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff & the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles & practices to support people ..."
(647) 952-6351 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6H

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
M6H 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 M6H 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 M6H 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 M6H 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 M6H 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.