Support Groups in Oakville, ON

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Clinical supervision small groups
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
"I offer virtual individual, dyad and small group based clinical supervision. I run periodic small groups for therapists on beginning private practice as well as starting trauma therapy for complex PTSD, using Mindfulness, CPT, Psychodynamic, Attachment and IFS modalities. Meetings ..."
(289) 813-7555 
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Oakville, ON L6M
Not accepting new clients
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"Me in Intimate Relationships"
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"A Group Exploring Your Patterns of Connection Are you tired of unfulfilling or disappointing relationships? Join us in exploring the dynamics of intimacy and your own unique patterns in relationships. Through a well researched Schema Therapy approach, we will focus on understanding ..."
(289) 236-0207 
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Wellness Counselling Group
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, cOAMHP
Verified
"We are a group of therapists offering a broad range of counselling services in the Halton Region, including Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown and Acton. "
(844) 331-0930 
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Authenticity & Shame Resilience Group
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSAT
Verified
"The group will focus on resilience to shame with he purpose to learn how to 'show-up', be seen and live bravely by developing empathy, cultivating self-compassion and mindfulness. Group designed for anyone struggling with perfectionism, fear, comparison, anxiety, wanting to ..."
(289) 802-2313 
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Women's Support Group
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, MACP
Verified
"This support group encourages women to learn how to act from a place of truth in their everyday existence. It is centered around finding a way to non-judgment and compassion through focusing and mindfulness in order to ground us in ..."
(289) 677-4034 
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Conquer Your Worries for Adults, Children
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
"Teaches you real ways to manage your worries. The children's group also teaches parents ways to help reduce anxiety and distress in children. "
(844) 402-2302 
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Creative Calm art therapy workshops
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, ExAT
Verified
"Creative Calm Art therapy (group or individual) sessions available for kids, teens and adults to develop mindfulness, build emotion regulation and increase relaxation. Groups are every WED evening on line for 1 hour. (materials extra) List of materials provided prior ..."
(647) 931-1576 
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Emotion Focused Skills Training Group for Parents
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"The primary goal of EFST is to empower parents to feel confident as active, primary agents in guiding their loved one of any age through the behavioural, emotional and relational challenges of everyday living. It is a research-based model that ..."
(289) 312-0104 
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Anger Management
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSW
Verified
"Offering court-approved Anger Management classes. 16-hours of in-class or virtual class programming to understand how your anger affects you and those you love, how to manage and control your anger better, and how to deal with issues in a healthier ..."
(647) 512-9355 
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Oakville, ON L6H
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The Art of Parenting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
"This 9-session weekly group is designed to help parents find new ways to integrate faith into every day parenting moments, plus create an environment where they can shoulder burdens together, celebrate breakthroughs, and relate to one another’s day-to-day parenting journey. ..."
(647) 493-8092 
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Emotion Focused Skills Training for Parents Group
Psychologist
Verified
"The primary goal of EFST is to empower parents to feel confident as active, primary agents in guiding their loved one of any age through the behavioural, emotional and relational challenges of everyday living. It is a research-based model that ..."
(289) 274-3157 
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Oakville, ON L6M
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IFS
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, RP, RMT, EMDR
Verified
(647) 931-0466 
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop January 18-19, 2020
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"If you’re ready to dramatically deepen your connection and manage conflict in your relationship then become one of the thousands of couples who have benefited from this world-renowned transformational workshop. HMT helps couples to foster a healthy dependency on one ..."
(855) 459-2255 
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Couples Workshops
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Enhancing your connection with your partner; becoming an expert in your partner, to create deeper connection and intimacy, to promote a securely functioning union. "
(905) 301-7785 
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Coparenting After Divorce
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
"A nine week program to teach effective coparenting, including effective communication, supporting your child's relationship with the other parent, parenting after divorce, keeping your child out of the middle. Effective in helping in low, moderate and high conflict separations. Certificate ..."
(647) 723-4324 
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Emotion Focused Skills Training for Parents
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"The primary goal of EFST is to empower parents to feel confident as active, primary agents in guiding their loved one of any age through the behavioural, emotional and relational challenges of everyday living. It is a research-based model that ..."
(647) 492-3156 
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Group meets in:
Oakville, ON L6M
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Fear of Flying: The Non Flyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"The Non Flyer program is for you if you have never flown before and want to learn how, or if you used to fly but stopped because of fear and anxiety. This is a 2-day, group program where we focus ..."
(855) 797-4524 
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Oakville, ON L6K
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DBT(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills
Registered Psychotherapist, Ba Psy, MA
Verified
"In this group you will learn how to improve your skills to regulate negative emotions. We will practice mindfulness, distress tolerance emotion regulation and interpersonal skills to minimize and manage triggers to extreme emotional states and improve quality of life. ..."
(289) 274-5688 
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Teachers Counselling Network
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, cOAMHP
Verified
"We are a group of 10 therapists who provide counselling services to the Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic District School Board and their families. "
(844) 331-0930 
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Oakville, ON L6J
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I Can Do It! Slaying the Social Anxiety Dragon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
"GROUP START DATE: MARCH 2020. This 12-session weekly group, led by two facilitators, is focused on building social skills, emotional regulation and self-esteem in an inclusive, safe, and interactive environment. Our unique group will help high-school teens, ages 14-17, develop ..."
(647) 493-8092 
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Oakville, ON L6J


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