Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, CCC-S, CCS-AC, RP
"ONLINE GROUP This 6 session psychoeducational group is geared towards postpartum women and babies. Delivered entirely online, each session builds upon the next with the overall goal of creating safer spaces for moms to talk about postpartum mental health issues. "
"This social skills program is specifically designed to meet the learning needs of children impacted by ADHD, Aspergers/ASD, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, and other struggles that negatively impact social skills.
Help your child learn conflict resolution, anger management, how to get ..."
"I have 12 years experience as a clinical supervisor. I am available for individual or small group supervision including CRPO and CASC clinical supervision requirements. I can accommodate online or in office, please contact for more information. "
"MBCT is an 8 week evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse. Mindfulness is a non-judgemental way of paying attention to the present moment. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is designed to bring awareness to the habitual negative thinking that leads to ..."
"As the number of Indigenous unmarked graves increases and are released to the public, old wounds have been reopened and deepened in the aftermath of the Residential School System. The purpose of this group is to heal those wounds along ..."
"Our multidisciplinary chronic pain management program entails 8 group sessions. In the sessions you will learn holistic strategies to manage the negative effects of your chronic pain and help you towards the life goals that you want to achieve. In ..."
"Come explore the benefits of mindfulness and nature exposure through guided meditations and mindfulness activities by Danielle McCallum Registered Psychotherapist. Benefits of mindfulness and nature exposure have been shown to: increase emotion regulation, improve mental clarity, reduce somatic and cognitive ..."
"This 5 week virtual recovery group offers participants concrete tools, techniques, resources and support to better manage complex events and challenging situations. Participants will learn ways to relieve stress and anxiety, strengthen relationships, manage challenges and improve quality of life. ..."
"Women in recovery from trauma, crisis, abuse and deep loss gather weekly. There is a sharing of the highs and lows of the week - over a snack. Then there is a didactic time where various coping and relationship skills ..."
"Are you experiencing intense emotions that nobody else understands and impulsive reactions that often make life complicated and lonely or lead to self harm? Are you ready to take back your power and to start building a life worth living? ..."
"Combining cognitive behavioural therapy and yoga into an eight session counselling group, this group is limited to five group members and runs for eight weeks. Issues addressed may include (but is not limited to) anxiety, depression, self confidence, loneliness, stress, ..."
"A weekend retreat for 18-24 year olds as you ebb and flow through the big transitions of adulting and being a human. Honour your truest self, lean into your inherent curiosity, compassion and intuition. Connect with community, nature and nourish ..."
"This 8-week group is for individuals who are recovering from trauma, addiction, andor the adverse effects of stress. Participants will learn to activate the process of resilience by learning skills through concrete cognitive-behavioural tools, mindfulness techniques, positive psychology, etc. The ..."
"The Coping & Confident Teen group is the most effective way to take your teen from overwhelmed with emotion and self-doubt to: Learn practical skills and strategies to manage emotional ups and downs; understand why avoiding their emotions actually makes ..."
"Mindful Self Compassion is an 8-week skill development group that teaches you how to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness. MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of ..."
"Are you ready to maximize your knowledge, experience and enter into a fulfilling career in mental health? If you are seeking consultation or supervision as a clinical psychologist or psych associate in preparation for autonomous practice, reach out today! I ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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.