Support Groups in N2G

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Strong Moms, Safe Kids
Registered Social Worker
Verified
"A special parenting program for mothers who have been abused. They can have special challenges, from keeping their children safe to dealing with the legal system. Mothers have an opportunity to experience mutual support, while their children learn that they ..."
(855) 974-4329 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
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Teens Group (C)
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, CCC, RP, RSW
Verified
"Our teen group therapy program is carefully specialized to meet the needs of our teens today. Anchoridge Counselling has carefully implemented a five-week (10 sessions) program to specialize in areas of concern that you or your child may be experiencing. ..."
(226) 909-6824 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
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Transgender Teen Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, CCC, RP, RSW
Verified
"This group is an intense five-week ten-session group, where we discuss the process of transitioning. This group is a co-ed closed group from ages 13-17. The description is limited on here due to confidentiality. For more information please contact us ..."
(226) 909-6824 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
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OK2BME Youth Group
Registered Social Worker
Verified
"Our LGBTQ Youth Group is a drop-in social/recreational group for LGBTQ youth ages 13-18. This group provides facilitated support and social opportunities for youth. These groups are not formal and operate on a drop-in basis. The goal of this group ..."
(855) 974-4329 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
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Total Embodied Group Therapy for Women
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP, (CRPO), CCC
Verified
"A closed-therapy group for women exploring trauma and their related stressors through trauma-focused therapy and somatic experiencing. Some trauma experiences may be direct or indirect and related to personal, intergenerational/cultura l, historical, and environmental experiences. In this program, we use ..."
(647) 496-5504 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
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Strong Moms, Safe Kids
Registered Social Worker
Verified
"A special parenting program for mothers who have been abused. They can have special challenges, from keeping their children safe to dealing with the legal system. Mothers have an opportunity to experience mutual support, while their children learn that they ..."
(855) 974-4329 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
Photo of Natasha Lavji, Registered Psychotherapist in N2G, ON
Teens Group (C)
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, CCC, RP, RSW
Verified
"Our teen group therapy program is carefully specialized to meet the needs of our teens today. Anchoridge Counselling has carefully implemented a five-week (10 sessions) program to specialize in areas of concern that you or your child may be experiencing. ..."
(226) 909-6824 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
Photo of Natasha Lavji, Registered Psychotherapist in N2G, ON
Transgender Teen Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, CCC, RP, RSW
Verified
"This group is an intense five-week ten-session group, where we discuss the process of transitioning. This group is a co-ed closed group from ages 13-17. The description is limited on here due to confidentiality. For more information please contact us ..."
(226) 909-6824 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
Photo of KW Counselling Services, Registered Social Worker in N2G, ON
OK2BME Youth Group
Registered Social Worker
Verified
"Our LGBTQ Youth Group is a drop-in social/recreational group for LGBTQ youth ages 13-18. This group provides facilitated support and social opportunities for youth. These groups are not formal and operate on a drop-in basis. The goal of this group ..."
(855) 974-4329 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
Photo of Bernadette Street, Registered Psychotherapist in N2G, ON
Total Embodied Group Therapy for Women
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP, (CRPO), CCC
Verified
"A closed-therapy group for women exploring trauma and their related stressors through trauma-focused therapy and somatic experiencing. Some trauma experiences may be direct or indirect and related to personal, intergenerational/cultura l, historical, and environmental experiences. In this program, we use ..."
(647) 496-5504 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
Waitlist for new clients

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
N2G 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 N2G 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 N2G 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 N2G 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 N2G 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.