Support Groups in Markham, ON

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Support Group for Infertility
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP , RHN , MA
Verified
"For those who dream of starting a family, doctor's visits, fertility tests, and procedures are seldom part of the picture. And yet, roughly 1 in 6 couples experience infertility in Canada, defined by the inability to achieve a clinical pregnancy ..."
(833) 607-9533 
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Markham, ON L6B
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New Parenting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
"It is a four session educational/experiential group, which helps parents to reach psychological flexibility in facing with inflexible children. By participating in this group, parents can rise optimistic, self-confident and happy children. "
(647) 931-1852 
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Markham, ON L3T
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Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"As a Toronto based psychotherapy and consulting team, we have more than 15 psychotherapists and social workers to compliance with flexible schedules and variety of specialties. Our mission is to provide a confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic environment for all people. ..."
(647) 892-8984 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3R
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Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services
Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, RP
Verified
"As a Toronto based psychotherapy and consulting team, we have more than 15 psychotherapists and social workers to compliance with flexible schedules and variety of specialties. Our mission is to provide a confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic environment for all people. ..."
(647) 892-8984 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3R
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Support Group for Fertility (Virtual)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSc, RP, RSW
Verified
"Our virtual support group is for individuals who have been diagnosed with infertility and are looking for accessible, effective care and a powerful sense of community. The group will be facilitated by Rachel Sunda, a Registered Psychotherapist at the wellness ..."
(289) 274-4265 
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Markham, ON L6B
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CFRC, RKin, RYT
Verified
"This is an online 8 week group that meets once a week for 2 hours. It is a group program that helps one develop their capacity for greater calm as they are taught practical skills to help manage stress. MBSR ..."
(647) 691-4349 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3R
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Counselling for Success
Registered Social Worker, SSW, OCT
Verified
(647) 694-1178 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3R
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Anxiety Depression Anger: Exploration with EXAT
Pre-Licensed Professional, ExAT
Verified
"This is a 9 week online therapy group that will explore anxiety, depression and anger using the arts as a foundation. This group series is for 18+ Asian/East Asian/Pacific Islander identified persons to have a space to share their experiences ..."
 
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Markham, ON L6C
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Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, RP
Verified
"As a Toronto based psychotherapy and consulting team, we have more than 15 psychotherapists and social workers to compliance with flexible schedules and variety of specialties. Our mission is to provide a confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic environment for all people. ..."
(647) 892-8984 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3R
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Morning Clinical Supervision Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
"I offer clinical supervision groups for RP's, RP (Q)'s, and other mental health professionals. I run a relaxed and supportive learning group environment with encouragement for each clinician to openly share their thoughts, ideas or feedback, ask case related ..."
(647) 930-0153 
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Markham, ON L6E
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Anxiety & Self-Esteem Building Group 18 - 29
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
"This group of amazing young adults meets on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ONLINE ONLY. This group is for young adults suffering with anxiety and/or low self-esteem who are looking for peer support, to learn coping strategies ..."
(855) 683-2448 
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Markham, ON L3R
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November 3, 2017 Pre-Holiday Mindfulness Boost
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, CHyp, RP, BA, BSS
Verified
"As the holidays approach, gaining self-care and mindfulness strategies are important as deadlines continue to pile up. Prepare yourself with this complimentary mindfulness boost to ward off stress as well as to feel energized for the holidays. Space is available ..."
(289) 272-7379 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3P
Not accepting new clients
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Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW, MSW
Verified
"Hopewoods is a Toronto based psychotherapy and consulting team, featuring registered psychotherapists, social workers and clinical counsellors with diversified specialties in counselling. We provide individual, couples and family therapy with individualized treatment approaches to act in concert with each and ..."
(647) 892-8984 
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Markham, ON L3R
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Art of life (Self- Improvment)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
""It is not as much about who you used to be, as it about who you choose to be". it is 6 session educational/ experiential group which helps participant to learn how to be here and now, do not think ..."
(647) 931-1852 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3T
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Grief & Loss
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
"This group supports individuals, couples and families experiencing loss. ONLINE ONLY. Whether it's loss of a loved one, loss of a relationship or loss of a job, we will provide professional support to get one through this challenging and difficult ..."
(855) 683-2448 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3R
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Hopewoods Relationship Reading Camp (Online)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"This is a 6 weeks online reading camp focus on relationship learning and development through reading, experiencing, practicing, sharing, as well as self-expressing. By analyzing the classical work "The Five Love Language” together combining the ideologies of SSLD established by ..."
(647) 892-8984 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3R
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Afternoon Clinical Supervision Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
"I offer clinical supervision groups for RP's, RP (Q)'s, and other mental health professionals. I run a relaxed and supportive learning group environment with encouragement for each clinician to openly share their thoughts, ideas or feedback, ask case related ..."
(647) 930-0153 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L6E
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Healing with mindfulness and meditation group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RMFT, ADS, AAMFT A
Verified
(855) 429-5868 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3R
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CFRC, RKin, RYT
Verified
"This is an online 8 week group that meets once a week for 2 hours. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is helpful as an evidence-based group therapy modality for learning to manage anxiety and prevent the relapse of depression. Participants are ..."
(647) 691-4349 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L3R
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Summer Clinical Supervision Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
"Hello new graduates, RP(Q)s, RPs and other mental health professionals! Need supervision hours? Your clinical supervisor will be on vacation over the summer? Join us this summer for our weekly supervision group. Please visit my website at jltherapy.ca for exact ..."
(647) 930-0153 
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Group meets in:
Markham, ON L6E

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