Depression Support Groups in Hamilton, ON

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The Power of Resilience™
Registered Psychotherapist, MsPsy
Verified
"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 ..."
(289) 769-9827 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L8M
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Pandemic Paralysis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"A 5 week virtual recovery group that offers tools, techniques, resources, and support to help participants deal with adverse events and complex life changes brought on by a changing world. This group will focus on the impact on our emotional ..."
(289) 272-8797 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L0R
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Group
Registered Social Worker, MBCT, MSC , CBS, DSW
Verified
"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 ..."
(844) 899-7447 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L9A
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Living & Breathing Deeply Through Yoga for Adults
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
"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, ..."
(289) 210-6008 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L8V
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Mindful Self Compassion Group
Registered Social Worker, MBCT, MSC , CBS, DSW
Verified
"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 ..."
(844) 899-7447 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L9A
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Group Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, RP, RSSW
Verified
"This group meets weekly. In partnership with Dr. Joshua Weiss we will help you to explore the areas of your life that are getting in your way. We will help you to live with it or remove it. We specialize ..."
(289) 312-0095 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L8R

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Photo of Leila Coulibaly, Registered Psychotherapist in Hamilton, ON
The Power of Resilience™
Registered Psychotherapist, MsPsy
Verified
"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 ..."
(289) 769-9827 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L8M
Photo of Deborah Jones, Registered Social Worker in Hamilton, ON
Pandemic Paralysis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"A 5 week virtual recovery group that offers tools, techniques, resources, and support to help participants deal with adverse events and complex life changes brought on by a changing world. This group will focus on the impact on our emotional ..."
(289) 272-8797 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L0R
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Israeli Social workers & Psychologists
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, DTATI
Verified
"Our group is a collaboration of Israeli therapists who provide services in Hebrew to sexual abuse and trauma clients of all ages. Having the ability to express themselves with therapists in their first language gives our clients immediate feelings of ..."
(855) 976-0964 
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Group meets in:
Ancaster, ON L9G
Photo of Mutual Help, Registered Social Worker in Hamilton, ON
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Group
Registered Social Worker, MBCT, MSC , CBS, DSW
Verified
"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 ..."
(844) 899-7447 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L9A
Photo of Timothy Gordon, Registered Social Worker in Hamilton, ON
Living & Breathing Deeply Through Yoga for Adults
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
"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, ..."
(289) 210-6008 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L8V
Photo of Mutual Help, Registered Social Worker in Hamilton, ON
Mindful Self Compassion Group
Registered Social Worker, MBCT, MSC , CBS, DSW
Verified
"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 ..."
(844) 899-7447 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L9A
Photo of Tracy Miles, Registered Social Worker in Hamilton, ON
Group Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, RP, RSSW
Verified
"This group meets weekly. In partnership with Dr. Joshua Weiss we will help you to explore the areas of your life that are getting in your way. We will help you to live with it or remove it. We specialize ..."
(289) 312-0095 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L8R
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Emergency Services and LTC Personnel
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP, MTA, MMT
Verified
"Special rates for those working in long-term care and emergency services (e.g. PSW, Nurse, EMT, Doctor, Admin, Mgmt, Recreation, Physio etc) This is intended to be a support group where we will use music (songwriting, lyric analysis, listening, performing) for ..."
(289) 210-5972 
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Group meets in:
Burlington, ON L7R

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Hamilton. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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.