Host: Mrs. Ina Bahdanovich, MSW, RSW
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 ..."
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""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 ..."
Host: Rachel Brnjas, MSW, RSW
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Kitchener, ON N2H
"This is a group for mamas- especially those new to mothering and with young children. Together, we will create a space where you can share your joys and challenges as you parent and feel a sense of solidarity and support.We ..."
(548) 483-5524
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"This is a group for mamas- especially those new to mothering and with young children. Together, we will create a space where you can share your joys and challenges as you parent and feel a sense of solidarity and support.We ..."
Host: Shelly Pavlic, BASc, MSW, RSW
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Kitchener, ON N2H
"Midtown Counselling offers tailored member/staff mental wellness packages to small businesses, churches and non-profits in the KW Midtown and surrounding areas. Services include consultation and referral support, educational events, and preferred provider rates. Contact us to inquire about options "
(226) 313-3335
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"Midtown Counselling offers tailored member/staff mental wellness packages to small businesses, churches and non-profits in the KW Midtown and surrounding areas. Services include consultation and referral support, educational events, and preferred provider rates. Contact us to inquire about options "
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Host: Ms. Mary Luard, MSW, RSW, RP
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Kitchener, ON N2H
(519) 500-4268
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Host: Mr. Doug Jones, MTS, AAMFTCF, RSW
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Kitchener, ON N2H
"Parents and their children benefit when they are in control of themselves and able to role model what they want from their children. Being able to shift your lens from a punishment model to a strength based positive parenting model ..."
(855) 614-0128
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"Parents and their children benefit when they are in control of themselves and able to role model what they want from their children. Being able to shift your lens from a punishment model to a strength based positive parenting model ..."
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Host: Mark Booker, MTS, MSW , RSW
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
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"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 ..."
Host: Miss. Kristy Kirby, RP
Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2H
"Are you new to meditation? Are you ready to prioritize your self-care in 2021? This 8 week series is beautiful introduction to meditation for beginners. Gentle, step-by-step instructions to ease you into a practice that will help you to obtain ..."
(548) 483-6607
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"Are you new to meditation? Are you ready to prioritize your self-care in 2021? This 8 week series is beautiful introduction to meditation for beginners. Gentle, step-by-step instructions to ease you into a practice that will help you to obtain ..."
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Host: KW Counselling Services
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
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"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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Host: Mr. Geoffrey Reekie, MSW, RSW
Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2H
"Life-Line is an educational support group for people who have lived experience with suicide. The group brings together a variety of people from various occupations and backgrounds to build life-preserving and affirming bonds. The group helps participants connect with others ..."
(249) 493-6449
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"Life-Line is an educational support group for people who have lived experience with suicide. The group brings together a variety of people from various occupations and backgrounds to build life-preserving and affirming bonds. The group helps participants connect with others ..."
Host: Ms. Shelley Restall, MSW, RSW
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Kitchener, ON N2H
(226) 778-5349
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Host: Mrs. Bernadette Street, MPsy, RP, (CRPO)
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Kitchener, ON N2H
"Attention: Psychotherapists Street Therapy is growing! We are looking for therapists-in-training and practicing psychotherapists across the Canadian provinces to build a psychotherapy collective that is concerned with the changes in our social climate and the world. If you feel highly ..."
(647) 496-5504
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"Attention: Psychotherapists Street Therapy is growing! We are looking for therapists-in-training and practicing psychotherapists across the Canadian provinces to build a psychotherapy collective that is concerned with the changes in our social climate and the world. If you feel highly ..."
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Host: Ms. Natasha Lavji, MS, CCC, RP, RSW
Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
"Our teen group therapy program is carefully specialized to meet the needs of our teens today. Anchoridge Counselling has carefully implemented a five-week (10 sessions) program to specialize in areas of concern that you or your child may be experiencing. ..."
(226) 909-6824
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"Our teen group therapy program is carefully specialized to meet the needs of our teens today. Anchoridge Counselling has carefully implemented a five-week (10 sessions) program to specialize in areas of concern that you or your child may be experiencing. ..."
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Host: Mrs. Elizabeth Akinyemi, BA(Hon), MSW, RSW
Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2A
"This group is for couples who may be engaged, dating, married or partnered. It is a space to build or rebuild a relationship where there is deep understanding, effective conflict management, authentic friendship and shared meaning to make life dreams ..."
(226) 455-6931
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"This group is for couples who may be engaged, dating, married or partnered. It is a space to build or rebuild a relationship where there is deep understanding, effective conflict management, authentic friendship and shared meaning to make life dreams ..."
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Host: Ms. Isabel Thomson, MSW, RSW
Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2A
"Do you hate to meditate? Want to learn ways of consciously connecting with your body and spirit...and finding space to allow the brain to rest? This group is meant to help you learn how to find your own individual way ..."
(226) 799-1264
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"Do you hate to meditate? Want to learn ways of consciously connecting with your body and spirit...and finding space to allow the brain to rest? This group is meant to help you learn how to find your own individual way ..."
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Host: Ms. Jackie Vaerewyck, BA, MSW, RSW
Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
"The purpose of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is to help individuals introduce effective and practical skills into their lives, which they can use when they are dealing with overwhelming emotions, relationship difficulty, distress and negative coping. These skills are meant to ..."
(226) 778-2352
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"The purpose of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is to help individuals introduce effective and practical skills into their lives, which they can use when they are dealing with overwhelming emotions, relationship difficulty, distress and negative coping. These skills are meant to ..."
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Host: Mrs. Elizabeth Akinyemi, BA(Hon), MSW, RSW
Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2A
"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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"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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Host: Mrs. Ina Bahdanovich, MSW, RSW
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
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""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. "
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Host: Mr. Geoffrey Reekie, MSW, RSW
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
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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 ..."
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Host: Ms. Natasha Lavji, MS, CCC, RP, RSW
Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2G
"This group is an intense five-week ten-session group, where we discuss the process of transitioning. This group is a co-ed closed group from ages 13-17. The description is limited on here due to confidentiality. For more information please contact us ..."
(226) 909-6824
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"This group is an intense five-week ten-session group, where we discuss the process of transitioning. This group is a co-ed closed group from ages 13-17. The description is limited on here due to confidentiality. For more information please contact us ..."
Host: Shelly Pavlic, BASc, MSW, RSW
Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2H
"Midtown Counselling is pleased to support community awareness/education regarding mental health issues, self-help and treatment. We offer onsite mental wellness talks to the community. If you are hosting an event or would like help planning a wellness event, please contact ..."
(226) 313-3335
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"Midtown Counselling is pleased to support community awareness/education regarding mental health issues, self-help and treatment. We offer onsite mental wellness talks to the community. If you are hosting an event or would like help planning a wellness event, please contact ..."

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