Support Groups in North York, ON

Hope & Joy Therapy and Support Group
Do you want to talk about personal, relational, psychological, or spiritual or anything that feels important to you? Some of the themes we can explore in our discussions: How do I deal with my sadness, anger, grief, fears, anxiety, guilt ...
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Hosted by Poonam T Dhir
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M2J
Do you want to talk about personal, relational, psychological, or spiritual or anything that feels important to you? Some of the themes we can explore in our discussions: How do I deal with my sadness, anger, grief, fears, anxiety, guilt ...
(289) 807-2732 View (289) 807-2732
Social Emotional Child therapy Groups
Elementary School Social-Emotional Classes Our youngest learners will benefit from self- awareness exercises, self -expression, social -recognition of cues as well as executive-function skills that will help them pay attention, remember instructions & directions as well control their behavior. Middle ...
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Hosted by Positive Kids Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PsyD(c, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M6B
Elementary School Social-Emotional Classes Our youngest learners will benefit from self- awareness exercises, self -expression, social -recognition of cues as well as executive-function skills that will help them pay attention, remember instructions & directions as well control their behavior. Middle ...
(647) 694-8867 View (647) 694-8867
Alcohol & Drug Addiction
Group therapy has been proven time and time again to play a crucial role in recovery from addiction. In our group, you will experience a very non-judgmental atmosphere where you will receive support and guidance to assist you in your ...
Photo of Betzalel Wolff, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Betzalel Wolff
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CMAT-S, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M6A
Group therapy has been proven time and time again to play a crucial role in recovery from addiction. In our group, you will experience a very non-judgmental atmosphere where you will receive support and guidance to assist you in your ...
(855) 999-6851 View (855) 999-6851
Challenge your life? support group!
Many people struggle to talk about their own matters to family and friends. Sometimes, it's because you miss an opportunity to receive a valuable help. During our group meeting, you can share your stories, concerns, and comments based on the ...
Photo of Life Design Therapy , Counsellor in North York, ON
Hosted by Life Design Therapy
Counsellor, PhD, DCC, MCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M2J
Many people struggle to talk about their own matters to family and friends. Sometimes, it's because you miss an opportunity to receive a valuable help. During our group meeting, you can share your stories, concerns, and comments based on the ...
(647) 977-5985 View (647) 977-5985
Families of Addicts
If your loved one is an addict, you are going through a very difficult, frustrating, and challenging time. Our warm and non-judgmental group offers you an opportunity to meet others in similar situations. Under the guidance of a professional addiction ...
Photo of Betzalel Wolff, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Betzalel Wolff
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CMAT-S, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M6A
If your loved one is an addict, you are going through a very difficult, frustrating, and challenging time. Our warm and non-judgmental group offers you an opportunity to meet others in similar situations. Under the guidance of a professional addiction ...
(855) 999-6851 View (855) 999-6851
Registered psychotherapist casual position
Photo of Life Design Therapy , Counsellor in North York, ON
Hosted by Life Design Therapy
Counsellor, PhD, DCC, MCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M2J
(647) 977-5985 View (647) 977-5985
Sex Addiction
Sex addiction turns the life of the addict and family upside down. The group therapy - considered to be the most effective and successful form of treatment for all addictive disorders - will focus on learning to recognize & manage the ...
Photo of Betzalel Wolff, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Betzalel Wolff
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CMAT-S, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M6A
Sex addiction turns the life of the addict and family upside down. The group therapy - considered to be the most effective and successful form of treatment for all addictive disorders - will focus on learning to recognize & manage the ...
(855) 999-6851 View (855) 999-6851
Online Eating Issues Supervision Group
This is a small learning group for practitioners working with disordered eating, body image, etc. We welcome therapists who are trained in Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy etc. The supervisor meets the qualifications for CRPO.
Photo of Creative Transitions Psychotherapy Group, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Creative Transitions Psychotherapy Group
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M2N
This is a small learning group for practitioners working with disordered eating, body image, etc. We welcome therapists who are trained in Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy etc. The supervisor meets the qualifications for CRPO.
(289) 207-4802 View (289) 207-4802

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Hope & Joy Therapy and Support Group
Do you want to talk about personal, relational, psychological, or spiritual or anything that feels important to you? Some of the themes we can explore in our discussions: How do I deal with my sadness, anger, grief, fears, anxiety, guilt ...
Photo of Poonam T Dhir, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Poonam T Dhir
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M2J
Do you want to talk about personal, relational, psychological, or spiritual or anything that feels important to you? Some of the themes we can explore in our discussions: How do I deal with my sadness, anger, grief, fears, anxiety, guilt ...
(289) 807-2732 View (289) 807-2732
Social Emotional Child therapy Groups
Elementary School Social-Emotional Classes Our youngest learners will benefit from self- awareness exercises, self -expression, social -recognition of cues as well as executive-function skills that will help them pay attention, remember instructions & directions as well control their behavior. Middle ...
Photo of Positive Kids Inc, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Positive Kids Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PsyD(c, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M6B
Elementary School Social-Emotional Classes Our youngest learners will benefit from self- awareness exercises, self -expression, social -recognition of cues as well as executive-function skills that will help them pay attention, remember instructions & directions as well control their behavior. Middle ...
(647) 694-8867 View (647) 694-8867
Alcohol & Drug Addiction
Group therapy has been proven time and time again to play a crucial role in recovery from addiction. In our group, you will experience a very non-judgmental atmosphere where you will receive support and guidance to assist you in your ...
Photo of Betzalel Wolff, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Betzalel Wolff
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CMAT-S, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M6A
Group therapy has been proven time and time again to play a crucial role in recovery from addiction. In our group, you will experience a very non-judgmental atmosphere where you will receive support and guidance to assist you in your ...
(855) 999-6851 View (855) 999-6851
Challenge your life? support group!
Many people struggle to talk about their own matters to family and friends. Sometimes, it's because you miss an opportunity to receive a valuable help. During our group meeting, you can share your stories, concerns, and comments based on the ...
Photo of Life Design Therapy , Counsellor in North York, ON
Hosted by Life Design Therapy
Counsellor, PhD, DCC, MCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M2J
Many people struggle to talk about their own matters to family and friends. Sometimes, it's because you miss an opportunity to receive a valuable help. During our group meeting, you can share your stories, concerns, and comments based on the ...
(647) 977-5985 View (647) 977-5985
Families of Addicts
If your loved one is an addict, you are going through a very difficult, frustrating, and challenging time. Our warm and non-judgmental group offers you an opportunity to meet others in similar situations. Under the guidance of a professional addiction ...
Photo of Betzalel Wolff, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Betzalel Wolff
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CMAT-S, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M6A
If your loved one is an addict, you are going through a very difficult, frustrating, and challenging time. Our warm and non-judgmental group offers you an opportunity to meet others in similar situations. Under the guidance of a professional addiction ...
(855) 999-6851 View (855) 999-6851
Registered psychotherapist casual position
Photo of Life Design Therapy , Counsellor in North York, ON
Hosted by Life Design Therapy
Counsellor, PhD, DCC, MCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M2J
(647) 977-5985 View (647) 977-5985
Sex Addiction
Sex addiction turns the life of the addict and family upside down. The group therapy - considered to be the most effective and successful form of treatment for all addictive disorders - will focus on learning to recognize & manage the ...
Photo of Betzalel Wolff, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Betzalel Wolff
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CMAT-S, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M6A
Sex addiction turns the life of the addict and family upside down. The group therapy - considered to be the most effective and successful form of treatment for all addictive disorders - will focus on learning to recognize & manage the ...
(855) 999-6851 View (855) 999-6851
Online Eating Issues Supervision Group
This is a small learning group for practitioners working with disordered eating, body image, etc. We welcome therapists who are trained in Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy etc. The supervisor meets the qualifications for CRPO.
Photo of Creative Transitions Psychotherapy Group, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Creative Transitions Psychotherapy Group
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M2N
This is a small learning group for practitioners working with disordered eating, body image, etc. We welcome therapists who are trained in Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy etc. The supervisor meets the qualifications for CRPO.
(289) 207-4802 View (289) 207-4802
For Women in Emotionally Abusive Relationships
A safe and confidential group designed to provide supportive help, psycho-education, sharing and connectedness for girls and women in emotionally abusive relationships. The purpose of this group is to help you have a safe place, learn, explore issues, heal, and ...
Photo of Psychotherapy4Success - Valerie McIntosh, Registered Psychotherapist in North York, ON
Hosted by Psychotherapy4Success - Valerie McIntosh
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSc, RP, CLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M2R
A safe and confidential group designed to provide supportive help, psycho-education, sharing and connectedness for girls and women in emotionally abusive relationships. The purpose of this group is to help you have a safe place, learn, explore issues, heal, and ...
(647) 952-5973 View (647) 952-5973
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) helps people who experience unstable and intense negative emotions. DBT Skills Training Group uses a range of strategies for you to learn coping skills that improve the regulation of your emotions and behaviours. You are taught ...
Photo of Centre for MindBody Health, Psychologist in North York, ON
Hosted by Centre for MindBody Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5N
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) helps people who experience unstable and intense negative emotions. DBT Skills Training Group uses a range of strategies for you to learn coping skills that improve the regulation of your emotions and behaviours. You are taught ...
(855) 624-4596 View (855) 624-4596
Dr Malak Psychology Group
Photo of Dr Malak Psychology Group, Psychologist in North York, ON
Hosted by Dr Malak Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4P
(289) 302-6967 View (289) 302-6967
Family & Friends Group
Family and Friends Group is a 12-week group designed for those in relationships with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or challenged with emotional dysregulation. Through education and skills training, group members learn how to manage their relationships and support ...
Photo of Dr. Shari Geller - Centre for MindBody Health, Psychologist in North York, ON
Hosted by Dr. Shari Geller - Centre for MindBody Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5N
Family and Friends Group is a 12-week group designed for those in relationships with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or challenged with emotional dysregulation. Through education and skills training, group members learn how to manage their relationships and support ...
(647) 699-2596 View (647) 699-2596

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in North York?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, postal code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counselling is typically less expensive than individual counselling, with each session costing on average about $90 to $100. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your group therapy sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for group therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.