Support Groups in Guelph, ON

NLP Certification Training
Inspired Outcomes (Allen and Tara Kanerva) conduct regular trainings in NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy. We hold FREE INFORMATION nights every month for anyone interested in knowing more about what we do! See our website www.inspiredoutcomes.ca to find out ...
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Hosted by Tara Kanerva
MA, Therapy, Hypno, NLP, Coach
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1G
Inspired Outcomes (Allen and Tara Kanerva) conduct regular trainings in NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy. We hold FREE INFORMATION nights every month for anyone interested in knowing more about what we do! See our website www.inspiredoutcomes.ca to find out ...
(226) 605-5705 View (226) 605-5705
The Sensory Café
Weekly Wednesday mid-day mindfulness sessions.
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Hosted by Ruth Kerr ~ Gestalt Therapy + Life Coaching
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BSc, GIT Dip
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1G
Weekly Wednesday mid-day mindfulness sessions.
(647) 492-5922 View (647) 492-5922
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotion
The SPACE Program (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) is a theory-driven intervention for the symptoms of childhood anxiety and by the biology of mammalian parental behaviour. SPACE teaches parents to recognize their accommodating behaviours, and to implement specific plans ...
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Hosted by Yasmin Smith
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1L
The SPACE Program (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) is a theory-driven intervention for the symptoms of childhood anxiety and by the biology of mammalian parental behaviour. SPACE teaches parents to recognize their accommodating behaviours, and to implement specific plans ...
(226) 702-2938 View (226) 702-2938
Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
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Hosted by Linda Ann Reith
Registered Psychotherapist, M, A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1E
(855) 742-2688 View (855) 742-2688
Strategies for ADHD & Asperger's/A S D group - 16+
A hands-on group where we learn and try out techniques to optimize the lives of Neurodivergent people and help them harness their abilities in every area of life. We address common issues such as organization, time management, impulse control, relationships, ...
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Hosted by The ADHD & Autism Centre - Alina Kislenko
MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
A hands-on group where we learn and try out techniques to optimize the lives of Neurodivergent people and help them harness their abilities in every area of life. We address common issues such as organization, time management, impulse control, relationships, ...
(844) 402-2516 View (844) 402-2516
GJ Counselling
We work with individuals, couples and families. We address all kinds of topics from anxiety and depression, to workplace stress and burnout, interpersonal conflict, stress management, parenting struggles, social anxiety, anger management, adhd & existential crises. We also offer workshops ...
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Hosted by Graham Watt
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP-Q
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
We work with individuals, couples and families. We address all kinds of topics from anxiety and depression, to workplace stress and burnout, interpersonal conflict, stress management, parenting struggles, social anxiety, anger management, adhd & existential crises. We also offer workshops ...
(548) 490-8971 View (548) 490-8971
Group Clinical Supervision
We are able to provide weekly and monthly group supervision where you can connect with other psychotherapists, discuss your client cases, and receive supportive feedback to help you manage your ongoing counselling caseload. Our groups are open to Psychotherapists (Registered ...
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Hosted by Hari Chettiar
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP, CRPO
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
We are able to provide weekly and monthly group supervision where you can connect with other psychotherapists, discuss your client cases, and receive supportive feedback to help you manage your ongoing counselling caseload. Our groups are open to Psychotherapists (Registered ...
(226) 400-7574 View (226) 400-7574
MyLife Counselling
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Hosted by Emily Hansen
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
(548) 490-3042 View (548) 490-3042
Circle of Security Parenting
At times all parents feel lost about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security ...
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Hosted by Lisa McCaskell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
At times all parents feel lost about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security ...
(226) 271-5588 View (226) 271-5588
Grief Support Group
This is a VIRTUAL, closed group with no more than 6-8 members that will meet biweekly for 6 sessions, beginning February 12, 2024. Each session will be 90 minutes in length focusing loosely on the 10 touchstones of grief described ...
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Hosted by Natalie Thomas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD, MACP, BA, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
This is a VIRTUAL, closed group with no more than 6-8 members that will meet biweekly for 6 sessions, beginning February 12, 2024. Each session will be 90 minutes in length focusing loosely on the 10 touchstones of grief described ...
(226) 796-8320 View (226) 796-8320
Self Care Art Therapy
?This group will be once a week starting on Tues Feb 6th from 7-9.30pm. ?This group is for mature women, who want to engage in real self care! ?The group will be in person in my Guelph ON Art therapy ...
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Hosted by Art Therapy Guelph
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, RCAT, RP, DVati
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1C
?This group will be once a week starting on Tues Feb 6th from 7-9.30pm. ?This group is for mature women, who want to engage in real self care! ?The group will be in person in my Guelph ON Art therapy ...
(226) 778-2012 View (226) 778-2012
Anxiety Management Group - coming summer 2022
This is a closed group for between 6-8 members. The group will meet online every other week for 1 hour for a total of six group sessions. This is a psychoeducational group designed to provide participants with information and tools ...
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Hosted by Vicki Sydor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1G
This is a closed group for between 6-8 members. The group will meet online every other week for 1 hour for a total of six group sessions. This is a psychoeducational group designed to provide participants with information and tools ...
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class is based on the work of Jon Kabat Zinn and offered to groups of 12 people several times a year. Mindfulness is written about everyplace these days but may not be what you think. ...
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Hosted by Barbara Wilkinson
Counsellor, RP, MA, MEd, ACTT, OACCPP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class is based on the work of Jon Kabat Zinn and offered to groups of 12 people several times a year. Mindfulness is written about everyplace these days but may not be what you think. ...
(855) 338-2152 View (855) 338-2152
Circle of Security Parenting program
A seven to eight week parenting program to increase reflective capacity and positive relationships with your children. Attachment based theory
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Hosted by Liz Mineo
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RECE, RT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1G
A seven to eight week parenting program to increase reflective capacity and positive relationships with your children. Attachment based theory
(226) 455-5637 View (226) 455-5637
Meditation Groups
There is no one way to meditate. These virtual meditation group sessions will focus on different practices to help increase feelings of calm, energy, and/or joy. Meditating in a group can amplify the process while also increasing motivation and accountability. ...
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Hosted by Jennifer Faragitakis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1G
There is no one way to meditate. These virtual meditation group sessions will focus on different practices to help increase feelings of calm, energy, and/or joy. Meditating in a group can amplify the process while also increasing motivation and accountability. ...
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DBT Skills Training Group (Adults 18+)
Discover empowerment through Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training at True North Psychotherapy. Our group sessions, rooted in evidence-based practices, offer a structured and supportive environment to cultivate essential life skills. Led by skilled facilitators, our DBT Skills Training focuses ...
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Hosted by True North Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
Discover empowerment through Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training at True North Psychotherapy. Our group sessions, rooted in evidence-based practices, offer a structured and supportive environment to cultivate essential life skills. Led by skilled facilitators, our DBT Skills Training focuses ...
(226) 457-6629 View (226) 457-6629
Managing Your Worries (different age groups)
The goal of this group is for children to learn positive prosocial coping strategies together with peers who are having similar experiences. This is an early intervention group. It is comprised of 6 sessions with similar aged peers learning through ...
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Hosted by Liz Mineo
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RECE, RT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1G
The goal of this group is for children to learn positive prosocial coping strategies together with peers who are having similar experiences. This is an early intervention group. It is comprised of 6 sessions with similar aged peers learning through ...
(226) 455-5637 View (226) 455-5637
Adult ADHD/Asperger's Support Group (Free,16+)
FREE Support Group to meet and share strategies with others living with ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome/ASD. We believe that these diagnoses come with a lot of innate strengths that, once understood, can eventually be channeled into living a deeply fulfilling ...
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Hosted by The ADHD & Autism Centre - Alina Kislenko
MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
FREE Support Group to meet and share strategies with others living with ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome/ASD. We believe that these diagnoses come with a lot of innate strengths that, once understood, can eventually be channeled into living a deeply fulfilling ...
(844) 402-2516 View (844) 402-2516
Meeting The Future Together
Online therapy-support group for post-secondary students (18+)
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Hosted by Ruth Kerr ~ Gestalt Therapy + Life Coaching
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BSc, GIT Dip
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1G
Online therapy-support group for post-secondary students (18+)
(647) 492-5922 View (647) 492-5922
Empathic Empowerment Session March 19th
Empathic Empowerment: Unleash your Energetic Freedom with Simple Strategies. Uncover the secrets to thriving as an empath in this powerful 90-minute workshop. Explore the impact of straightforward yet powerful strategies and techniques to free you from overwhelm. With a combination ...
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Hosted by Sylvia L Plester-Silk
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guelph, ON N1H
Empathic Empowerment: Unleash your Energetic Freedom with Simple Strategies. Uncover the secrets to thriving as an empath in this powerful 90-minute workshop. Explore the impact of straightforward yet powerful strategies and techniques to free you from overwhelm. With a combination ...
(226) 407-4596 View (226) 407-4596

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Guelph?

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.