Host: The Lighthouse Le Phare Kingston, RP, CCC
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Kingston, ON K7K
"An 8-week therapy group to support individuals undergoing a separation or divorce, beginning May 5, 2021. Offers help in reducing distress, providing education about relationships, parenting, considering next steps and overall healing. In order to facilitate group cohesion, effectiveness and ..."
(343) 304-6135
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"An 8-week therapy group to support individuals undergoing a separation or divorce, beginning May 5, 2021. Offers help in reducing distress, providing education about relationships, parenting, considering next steps and overall healing. In order to facilitate group cohesion, effectiveness and ..."
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Host: Mr. Robert Young, BA, BST, RP
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7L
(343) 300-0225
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Host: Ms. Kara Braun, RP
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Kingston, ON K7K
"Confidential online gathering for mental health professionals will include light guidance, meditating in silence and personal sharing if desired. "
(343) 304-6427
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"Confidential online gathering for mental health professionals will include light guidance, meditating in silence and personal sharing if desired. "
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Host: Ms. Deanna MacDonald, MA Arts, MLIS, MACP
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7K
"Talking about a great book brings new perspectives and deeper understanding. Join me as together we discover books to stimulate reflection and personal growth. Works by neuroscientists, philosophers and, yes, even psychotherapists will be on the agenda. "
(343) 304-6412
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"Talking about a great book brings new perspectives and deeper understanding. Join me as together we discover books to stimulate reflection and personal growth. Works by neuroscientists, philosophers and, yes, even psychotherapists will be on the agenda. "
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Host: Christine Brook, MSW, BSW, RSW, BA
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7P
"This is a 4 session facilitated video course based on Dr.Gordon Neufeld's model of Aggression. It tackles the problem of aggression, exposing its deep developmental roots, providing a way that explains what is happening around us and insight into the ..."
(343) 309-9003
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Kingston, ON K7P
"This is a 4 session facilitated video course based on Dr.Gordon Neufeld's model of Aggression. It tackles the problem of aggression, exposing its deep developmental roots, providing a way that explains what is happening around us and insight into the ..."
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Host: Ms. Paula J Bell, MACP, RP, RSW
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7L
"Available to facilitate the Seeking Safety group (Phase 1 treatment group for PTSD and addictions) or for clinician training. "
(613) 900-5879
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Kingston, ON K7L
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"Available to facilitate the Seeking Safety group (Phase 1 treatment group for PTSD and addictions) or for clinician training. "
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Host: Resolve Counselling Services Canada
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7K
"A free, confidential, and supportive drop-in group for women who have, or currently are, experiencing abusive or unhealthy relationships. Every Tuesday 1:30-3:00 p.m. "
(613) 519-5967
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"A free, confidential, and supportive drop-in group for women who have, or currently are, experiencing abusive or unhealthy relationships. Every Tuesday 1:30-3:00 p.m. "
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Host: Christine Brook, MSW, BSW, RSW, BA
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7P
"The construct of resilience, once truly understood, is universal in its application. We all face adversity; no one is immune. Knowing how to foster resilience and recovery should be one of our main conceptual tools for taking care of ourselves ..."
(343) 309-9003
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Kingston, ON K7P
"The construct of resilience, once truly understood, is universal in its application. We all face adversity; no one is immune. Knowing how to foster resilience and recovery should be one of our main conceptual tools for taking care of ourselves ..."
Host: Ms. Kara Braun, RP
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7K
"Confidential online gathering for health care workers will include light guidance, time for meditating and sharing of personal experience if desired. "
(343) 304-6427
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"Confidential online gathering for health care workers will include light guidance, time for meditating and sharing of personal experience if desired. "
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Host: Ms. Amanda Hammond, BA, RP, RSSW, CCAC
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7M
"A self-led, lifestyle-friendly online course to help you discover: where people-pleasing came from - and why the hell you keep doing it, how to develop a curiosity to challenge those entrenched thoughts that keep you stuck, why you feel like ..."
(613) 777-9207
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Kingston, ON K7M
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"A self-led, lifestyle-friendly online course to help you discover: where people-pleasing came from - and why the hell you keep doing it, how to develop a curiosity to challenge those entrenched thoughts that keep you stuck, why you feel like ..."
Host: Ms. Kara Braun, RP
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7K
"Confidential online gathering for teachers will include light guidance, time for silent meditation, and personal sharing if desired. "
(343) 304-6427
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"Confidential online gathering for teachers will include light guidance, time for silent meditation, and personal sharing if desired. "
Photo of Paula Bell, Reg'd Psychotherapist/ social worker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Paula J Bell, MACP, RP, RSW
Group meets in:
Kingston, ON K7L
"Private DBT based groups designed for small number of participants beginning in February 2022. "
(613) 900-5879
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"Private DBT based groups designed for small number of participants beginning in February 2022. "

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Kingston 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 Kingston 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 Kingston 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 Kingston 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 Kingston 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.