Support Groups in Ottawa, ON

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Navigating Stress: Workshop for Ethnic Minorities
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc
Verified
"This psychoeducational workshop is for ethnic minorities living in the West and will be focused on building coping skills and resiliency to face daily stressors with increased confidence and motivation. Topics such as anxiety, pandemic stress, isolation, and navigating life ..."
(289) 805-6313 
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Ottawa, ON K1P
Not accepting new clients
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Torah / Messianic Bible Reading - Friday - Online
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSI, RP, BA(Tra)
Verified
"Messianic Bible reading, Jewish/Hebraic Scriptures. No psychotherapy issues discussed. Frequency: every Friday, from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST): We read the Torah portion from one of these versions: (1) Complete Jewish Bible (CJB); (2) The Tree of Life (TLV). ..."
(343) 500-7307 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1N
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The Nourished Mama
Psychologist, CPsych, PhD
Verified
"This 13-week online program is co-led by Jennifer Neale, R.D., and Dr. Melisa Arias-Valenzuela, C. Psych., PMH-C, and walks busy moms through the principles of Intuitive Eating while also providing a safe and supportive community to cheer on, lean on, ..."
(613) 909-6078 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1K
Waitlist for new clients
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Pauline Robert Women's Recovery Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified
"A women's way through the twelve steps. Reading/sharing through the process of recovery. Taking one step at a time and sharing how it applies to our recovery. Support and exchange is the essence of the group. "
(613) 801-6262 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
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Women's Empowerment and Transformational Groups
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
"For high functioning women with a focus on personal growth, self-care, stress management, relationships, mindset, happiness habits, mindfulness and meditation practices. BY APPLICATION ONLY and spaces are limited for optimal group quality. Email me for group outline, costs and application ..."
(613) 706-5302 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2G
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Trauma-Informed Yoga for Survivors of SA
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
"This course is intended for survivors of sexual violence who are interested in discovering how yoga can be a holistic healing tool. The curriculum integrates: psychoeducation around the results of trauma on the body; an experiential practice using yoga asana ..."
(613) 702-8855 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2H
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Transformations - Anger management
Psychologist, MSW RSW, PhD, CCC, RP
Verified
"“Transformations” is a non-denominational skills-based anger management group that offers participants practical tools to manage their relationship with anger. This 10-session (2.5 hours per week) program presents an opportunity for participants to learn and gain greater insight into themselves. It ..."
(343) 944-4889 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2B
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Mindful Mondays
Art Therapist, BA, DVATI
Verified
"Mindful Mondays is a thoughtfully designed workshop series which introduces topics and themes in easy to ingest 45 minute time chunks. Intended to be accessible to beginners and experts alike. Each workshops will give you a quick break within your ..."
(343) 308-0586 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1L
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CBT for ADHD
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
"This evidenced-based 8-session program will teach participants EF compensatory skills to improve their functioning in life domains affected by ADHD. You will learn: How to make peace with the diagnosis, The ins and outs of time management, How to make ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2J
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Art Therapy Group for Queer Youth (13-17)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
"This 9-week structured art therapy group offers a space for 2SLBTQIA+ youth to find creative ways of expressing their thoughts/feelings/emotion s. Topics for creation include societal/social pressures, gender/sexual identity, shame, anxiety/depression, and relationships to name a few. Please contact me ..."
(343) 312-6976 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1J
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Yoga for Mental Health & Happiness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, E-RYT, AWP
Verified
"This seven week group therapy program offers you an opportunity to experience increased awareness, as well as develop skills that can help you manage, reduce and/or eliminate the different mental and emotional challenges you might be experiencing. You will experience ..."
(343) 338-4570 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1Y
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Partner Abuse (start date to be determined)
BA, MPs
"Working in groups help to quickly overcome the shame and stigma surrounding men's violence in intimate relationships. There is power in speaking with others in the same boat, and in recognizing the shared plight of women. Many problems considered individual ..."
(343) 308-3404 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K0A
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Contemplative Group Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CT, RCC, CCC
Verified
"Clinical supervision in a body-mind-heart based, small group format (max. 5 participants) for qualifying and registered therapists serving adult populations. Group members tend to be anti-oppression, feminist, anti-diet (HAES-aligned), client-centred, strength-focussed, and trauma-informed. Group is offered online, currently available twice ..."
(844) 329-6123 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2P
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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Group
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, ABA, CCC, PMP
Verified
"5-Week Virtual Narcissistic and Sociopathic Abuse Recovery Workshop and Support Group 5-Weeks for $149 Begins June 13th, 2022 at 6 pm EST Price: $149 + HST Location: Virtual Facilitator: Raquel Soteldo RP, CCC Covered by Insurance Virtual Narcissistic Workshops and ..."
(343) 312-5283 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1N
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Chronic Pain & Illness: Building Wellness Together
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
"A support group starting October 29, 2017 for those suffering with chronic pain and illness who may feel isolated. A community of support can increase emotional wellness and restore a sense of empowerment. It can provide a safe context to ..."
(613) 706-3853 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2P
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"An 8-week program to support you to cope with stress through mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention, to the present moment, with acceptance. People come to the program seeking relief from family, work and financial stress, sleep ..."
(613) 371-0795 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2A
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Mindfulnesss Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Registered Social Worker, BA, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
"This 8 week mindfulness program plus 1 day retreat aims to support individuals in accessing and deepening their capacity to respond to stress and other difficulties in more skillful, balanced way. The program was developed out of the School of ..."
(613) 801-2764 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
Not accepting new clients
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Ontario PACT Therapists
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
"We are a group of Ontario Couple Therapists who have studied with Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT and use his Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy®. As PACT therapists, we meet regularly and for supervision via video-conference . Our private offices ..."
(343) 700-4566 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1Y
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Men & Healing - Trauma Recovery - Phase 1 & 2
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Men & Healing Phase I is a short-term, therapist-led group psychotherapy program designed for male survivors of childhood sexual and/or physical abuse. Its purpose is to begin men on their journey of trauma recovery through essential psycho-education, coaching on the ..."
(855) 248-7258 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1Z
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Harmony: Yoga-Reinforced-CBT-for-GAD
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
"This is an online yoga and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) group for generalized anxiety. You must be diagnosed with GAD to take part. The program will help you to: Challenge maladaptive automatic thoughts, bring non-judgemental awareness to experience with distance, ..."
(613) 701-9627 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1G
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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.