Support Groups in Cambridge, ON

"Caring for the Over-Carers"
Note: This group is not currently running. Do you feel like you overgive in your relationships? Have you lost your sense of self? Do you neglect your own self-care for the sake of others? If yes, please join us as ...
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Hosted by Judy Barnes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, ON N3H
Note: This group is not currently running. Do you feel like you overgive in your relationships? Have you lost your sense of self? Do you neglect your own self-care for the sake of others? If yes, please join us as ...
(226) 212-7759 View (226) 212-7759
Our Babies, Our Grief
The six week group will aim to provide an invitation to families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, termination, stillbirth or as an infant, or struggling with repeated losses associated with infertility to connect and share their respective grief ...
Photo of Bina Moore, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Bina Moore
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, ON N1R
The six week group will aim to provide an invitation to families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, termination, stillbirth or as an infant, or struggling with repeated losses associated with infertility to connect and share their respective grief ...
(226) 406-5062 View (226) 406-5062
Supervision Group for RPQs
ATTN: RPQs – Need some clinical supervision hours? SMALL (2-3 people + host) 90 minutes long ongoing group supervision available in Cambridge, ON. If interested, email me. RP Reg# 001857 Cost pp $100 ***please let me know if you are ...
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Hosted by New Mind Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, ON N3C
ATTN: RPQs – Need some clinical supervision hours? SMALL (2-3 people + host) 90 minutes long ongoing group supervision available in Cambridge, ON. If interested, email me. RP Reg# 001857 Cost pp $100 ***please let me know if you are ...
(548) 484-5685 View (548) 484-5685

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"Caring for the Over-Carers"
Note: This group is not currently running. Do you feel like you overgive in your relationships? Have you lost your sense of self? Do you neglect your own self-care for the sake of others? If yes, please join us as ...
Photo of Judy Barnes, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Judy Barnes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, ON N3H
Note: This group is not currently running. Do you feel like you overgive in your relationships? Have you lost your sense of self? Do you neglect your own self-care for the sake of others? If yes, please join us as ...
(226) 212-7759 View (226) 212-7759
Our Babies, Our Grief
The six week group will aim to provide an invitation to families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, termination, stillbirth or as an infant, or struggling with repeated losses associated with infertility to connect and share their respective grief ...
Photo of Bina Moore, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Bina Moore
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, ON N1R
The six week group will aim to provide an invitation to families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, termination, stillbirth or as an infant, or struggling with repeated losses associated with infertility to connect and share their respective grief ...
(226) 406-5062 View (226) 406-5062
Supervision Group for RPQs
ATTN: RPQs – Need some clinical supervision hours? SMALL (2-3 people + host) 90 minutes long ongoing group supervision available in Cambridge, ON. If interested, email me. RP Reg# 001857 Cost pp $100 ***please let me know if you are ...
Photo of New Mind Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by New Mind Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, ON N3C
ATTN: RPQs – Need some clinical supervision hours? SMALL (2-3 people + host) 90 minutes long ongoing group supervision available in Cambridge, ON. If interested, email me. RP Reg# 001857 Cost pp $100 ***please let me know if you are ...
(548) 484-5685 View (548) 484-5685
Therapeutic Book Club
Therapeutic book club offers a supportive environment to connect with like-minded people, share your experiences, Engage in meaningful discussion, and gain new perspectives. Book: Emotional Inheritance by Dr. Galit Atlas Cost: $45 per session Monthly meetings will be held on ...
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Hosted by Tanya Young
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2C
Therapeutic book club offers a supportive environment to connect with like-minded people, share your experiences, Engage in meaningful discussion, and gain new perspectives. Book: Emotional Inheritance by Dr. Galit Atlas Cost: $45 per session Monthly meetings will be held on ...
(226) 782-3033 View (226) 782-3033
Strong Moms, Safe Kids
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 ...
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Hosted by Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2G
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 View (855) 974-4329
Back to Basics
The 10-week closed psychoeducation group focuses on promoting healthy relationships and lifestyles for men. The group will promote the development of communication strategies, interpersonal skills, and improve emotional awareness. We will also explore issues such as maintaining intimate relationships, setting ...
Photo of Geoffrey Reekie, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Geoffrey Reekie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2H
The 10-week closed psychoeducation group focuses on promoting healthy relationships and lifestyles for men. The group will promote the development of communication strategies, interpersonal skills, and improve emotional awareness. We will also explore issues such as maintaining intimate relationships, setting ...
(249) 493-6449 View (249) 493-6449
The Other Half: Dad/Partner Group (virtual)
Whether you are expecting your first child, or are already knee deep in parenting The Other Half offers a place for dads and non-birthing parents to come together and talk about common experiences. Dads often do not feel they can ...
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Hosted by Rooted Thistle Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2H
Whether you are expecting your first child, or are already knee deep in parenting The Other Half offers a place for dads and non-birthing parents to come together and talk about common experiences. Dads often do not feel they can ...
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Boots on the Ground (PTSD Prevention Program)
Boots on the Ground is a ten-week closed group that helps first responders and front line service providers build resilience and resistance to PTSD and other forms of trauma. Participants in this group will learn how to recognize and respond ...
Photo of Geoffrey Reekie, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Geoffrey Reekie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2H
Boots on the Ground is a ten-week closed group that helps first responders and front line service providers build resilience and resistance to PTSD and other forms of trauma. Participants in this group will learn how to recognize and respond ...
(249) 493-6449 View (249) 493-6449
Many Groups and Workshops Available
Visit https://www.carizon.ca/gr oup-programs/ to learn more about all of the groups and workshops we host at Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health
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Hosted by Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2G
Visit https://www.carizon.ca/gr oup-programs/ to learn more about all of the groups and workshops we host at Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health
(855) 974-4329 View (855) 974-4329
Creating space for Calm
Next offering of this group begins November 1. This is a 6 week, in-person meditation group. It is designed for folks who struggle with stress and anxiety. In this group we will be working with meditation to bring a sense ...
Photo of Kristy Kirby, Registered Psychotherapist in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Kristy Kirby
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2H
Next offering of this group begins November 1. This is a 6 week, in-person meditation group. It is designed for folks who struggle with stress and anxiety. In this group we will be working with meditation to bring a sense ...
(548) 483-6607 View (548) 483-6607
Enhanced Nurturing: An EFFT Parenting Workshop
Emotion Focused Family Therapy, provides a foundation to provide a 2 Day Caregiver Workshop focusing on supporting parents and caregivers with how to transform conflict patterns into communication, emotionally coaching their loved ones through intense emotional triggers, and increasing cooperation ...
Photo of Shelley Restall, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Shelley Restall
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2H
Emotion Focused Family Therapy, provides a foundation to provide a 2 Day Caregiver Workshop focusing on supporting parents and caregivers with how to transform conflict patterns into communication, emotionally coaching their loved ones through intense emotional triggers, and increasing cooperation ...
(226) 778-5349 View (226) 778-5349
Wholehearted Mothering
For the latest Wholehearted Mothering group offering details, please see the website: tapestrycc.com/wholeheart ed-mothering
Photo of Rachel Brnjas, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Rachel Brnjas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2H
For the latest Wholehearted Mothering group offering details, please see the website: tapestrycc.com/wholeheart ed-mothering
(548) 483-5524 View (548) 483-5524
Intentional
Parenting is a lot of work and could be stressful especially if there are additional layers of stressors such as - moving to a new country, parenting in a new culture, parenting adopted children, even having additional children, or parenting a ...
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Hosted by Springs Christian Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA(Hon), MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2C
Parenting is a lot of work and could be stressful especially if there are additional layers of stressors such as - moving to a new country, parenting in a new culture, parenting adopted children, even having additional children, or parenting a ...
(226) 455-6931 View (226) 455-6931
Building Resilience
"Building Resilience" is 8 week group that was created for people with Mild to Moderate Anxiety and Depresison and those who want to become emotionally stronger. Participants are going to learn emotion regulation tools, stress management techniques, and improve interpersonal ...
Photo of Ina Bahdanovich, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Ina Bahdanovich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2P
"Building Resilience" is 8 week group that was created for people with Mild to Moderate Anxiety and Depresison and those who want to become emotionally stronger. Participants are going to learn emotion regulation tools, stress management techniques, and improve interpersonal ...
(226) 499-7223 View (226) 499-7223
Jogging / Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Group
For those seeking to improve their mood through combining exercise (light jogging) with cognitive behavioural group therapy immediately following. Research has demonstrated increased ability to challenge distressing negative thoughts and core beliefs when practiced following immediately after outdoor moderate cardio ...
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Hosted by Mark Booker
Registered Social Worker, MTS, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2H
For those seeking to improve their mood through combining exercise (light jogging) with cognitive behavioural group therapy immediately following. Research has demonstrated increased ability to challenge distressing negative thoughts and core beliefs when practiced following immediately after outdoor moderate cardio ...
(548) 485-5939 View (548) 485-5939
Hold Me Tight weekend workshops for couples
Photo of Mary Luard, Registered Psychotherapist in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Mary Luard
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2H
(519) 500-4268 View (519) 500-4268
Relationship with myself
"Relationship with myself" is a project focusing on developing a deep and meaningful connection with the self. The 8 week group was created to help people to improve self-image and elevate self-esteem. The program is available upon request.
Photo of Ina Bahdanovich, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
Hosted by Ina Bahdanovich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2P
"Relationship with myself" is a project focusing on developing a deep and meaningful connection with the self. The 8 week group was created to help people to improve self-image and elevate self-esteem. The program is available upon request.
(226) 499-7223 View (226) 499-7223

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Cambridge?

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.