Support Groups in Newfoundland and Labrador

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The Father Wound
This group is for men looking for a safe space to talk about issues unique but not exclusive to men. Perhaps you are curious about your own relationship with masculinity. Maybe you just feel lost about what to do with ...
Hosted by Michael Plummer
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bonavista, NL A0C
This group is for men looking for a safe space to talk about issues unique but not exclusive to men. Perhaps you are curious about your own relationship with masculinity. Maybe you just feel lost about what to do with ...
(709) 300-2095 View (709) 300-2095
8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based, interactive, and structured course. Designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts, this course has helped over 24,000 participants world-wide live with more ease and resilience by changing how ...
Hosted by Emily Lewis
MSc MBI, ND
Verified Verified
Group meets in St John's, NL A1E
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based, interactive, and structured course. Designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts, this course has helped over 24,000 participants world-wide live with more ease and resilience by changing how ...
(709) 300-2144 View (709) 300-2144
ADT
ADT - Alcohol and Drug Assessment services. Offered both individually and/or through a group setting. If you receive a roadside suspension or a Criminal Code conviction for an offence involving alcohol or drugs while operating a Motor Vehicle, and required ...
Hosted by Dale Counselling Services (Debbie Dale)
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bay Roberts, NL A0A
ADT - Alcohol and Drug Assessment services. Offered both individually and/or through a group setting. If you receive a roadside suspension or a Criminal Code conviction for an offence involving alcohol or drugs while operating a Motor Vehicle, and required ...
(709) 500-2811 View (709) 500-2811
Conscious You: Self-Mastery for Life (Online)
This group is dedicated to helping you study and know yourself so that you can change your life. Feel better faster & use your mind to create you want! Jump into weekly streaming video lessons and expert homework for optimum ...
Hosted by Veronica Connors
BEd, MEd, CSLC, CH, RMT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Corner Brook, NL A2H
This group is dedicated to helping you study and know yourself so that you can change your life. Feel better faster & use your mind to create you want! Jump into weekly streaming video lessons and expert homework for optimum ...
(709) 702-6094 View (709) 702-6094
We are currently working on group programming!
As a newly established practice, we are prioritizing offering group options servicing multiple issues and populations. We invite you to inquire about groups starting in January 2021.
Hosted by Coastal Health NL
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RDT, CCC
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in St John's, NL A1A
As a newly established practice, we are prioritizing offering group options servicing multiple issues and populations. We invite you to inquire about groups starting in January 2021.
(709) 400-8664 View (709) 400-8664
Neurodivergent Support and Body Double Group
This is a group is drop in and will run monthly. The group focus is on different accommodations , skills, self-advocacy tools and more. The group will run for 90 minutes and will be a mix of psychoeducation, discussion and body ...
Hosted by Sawah Danniels
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in St John's, NL A1A
This is a group is drop in and will run monthly. The group focus is on different accommodations , skills, self-advocacy tools and more. The group will run for 90 minutes and will be a mix of psychoeducation, discussion and body ...
(343) 309-9206 View (343) 309-9206
EMDR Interpersonal Processing Group
In group therapy, we are able to harness the power of connection to amplify healing potential of EMDR Therapy. We will work through all 8 phases of EMDR Therapy as a group. Disconnection is the most painful thing we experience ...
Hosted by Dara Counselling and Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in St John's, NL A1C
In group therapy, we are able to harness the power of connection to amplify healing potential of EMDR Therapy. We will work through all 8 phases of EMDR Therapy as a group. Disconnection is the most painful thing we experience ...
(709) 400-9899 View (709) 400-9899

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Newfoundland and Labrador?

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.