Support Groups in Ottawa, ON

Ontario PACT Therapists
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®. We meet monthly as a group with Dr. Tatkin to review cases and optimize our ...
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Hosted by David Rubinstein
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2G
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®. We meet monthly as a group with Dr. Tatkin to review cases and optimize our ...
(613) 209-0704 View (613) 209-0704
MVA Support Group
This group aims to support survivors of motor vehicle accidents in navigating the insurance system while coping with the effects of their accidents.
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Hosted by Jaden Bailey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2S
This group aims to support survivors of motor vehicle accidents in navigating the insurance system while coping with the effects of their accidents.
(343) 304-6556 View (343) 304-6556
Body Positivity Support Group
This Group specifically for Black Women, serves as a space for empowerment, support, and celebration of diverse beauty. This group aims to challenge societal beauty standards that often exclude or marginalize black women, promoting self-love, acceptance, and confidence in one's ...
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Hosted by Lori-Ann McDonald
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1H
This Group specifically for Black Women, serves as a space for empowerment, support, and celebration of diverse beauty. This group aims to challenge societal beauty standards that often exclude or marginalize black women, promoting self-love, acceptance, and confidence in one's ...
(613) 896-3614 View (613) 896-3614
Pauline Robert Women's Recovery Group
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.
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Hosted by Jeannette Robert
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1S
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 View (613) 801-6262
CBT for ADHD
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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Hosted by Zsofia Grandpierre
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2J
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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Binge Eating Disorder Group
This is a Psycho-Educational Support Group that fosters understanding, empathy, while providing helpful resources to help you take control of your eating habits in a a safe and supportive space.
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Hosted by Lola Sholagbade
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, GDip, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1V
This is a Psycho-Educational Support Group that fosters understanding, empathy, while providing helpful resources to help you take control of your eating habits in a a safe and supportive space.
(343) 308-8408 View (343) 308-8408
Compassion-Focused Therapy Group
12-Weeks. A closed group that integrates education, open group processing/sharing, and experiential exercises aimed at cultivating realistic and compassionate ways of relating. This group is for those who want to actively change their ways of thinking and behaving to reduce ...
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Hosted by Paul Grunberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2P
12-Weeks. A closed group that integrates education, open group processing/sharing, and experiential exercises aimed at cultivating realistic and compassionate ways of relating. This group is for those who want to actively change their ways of thinking and behaving to reduce ...
(343) 312-7382 View (343) 312-7382
Second Nature Child, Youth & Family Therapy
We are a group practice providing psychotherapy, counselling, and mental health services that are attachment-focused and rooted in nature.
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Hosted by Second Nature Family Health and Wellness Centre
Counsellor, MA, BA, RECE
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2C
We are a group practice providing psychotherapy, counselling, and mental health services that are attachment-focused and rooted in nature.
(343) 321-2576 View (343) 321-2576
Art Therapy Group for Queer Youth (13-17)
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 ...
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Hosted by Max Monoogian
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1J
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 View (343) 312-6976
Virtual Clinical Group Supervision
Bi-weekly clinical supervision group every other Tuesday morning from 9:30-11am EST. Fee is $85/90 minutes. Focus is on individual psychotherapy.
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Hosted by Catherine Howson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1P
Bi-weekly clinical supervision group every other Tuesday morning from 9:30-11am EST. Fee is $85/90 minutes. Focus is on individual psychotherapy.
(289) 272-7490 View (289) 272-7490
Birth Trauma Group
Are you feeling stuck in the memory of your birth? Than, the Birth Alchemy Group is for you. We work together to process and share the birthing experience. We use Somatic Experiencing, art and ritual l to help find peace ...
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Hosted by Christiane Lafleche
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2A
Are you feeling stuck in the memory of your birth? Than, the Birth Alchemy Group is for you. We work together to process and share the birthing experience. We use Somatic Experiencing, art and ritual l to help find peace ...
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Elevate Membership (monthly)
For high functioning women focusing on personal growth, self-care, stress management, relationships, mindset, happiness habits, mindfulness practices. You'll have access to a Private Community. The support & accountability you have been looking for because we can't do it alone! You'll ...
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Hosted by Gina Danielle Madrigrano
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2C
For high functioning women focusing on personal growth, self-care, stress management, relationships, mindset, happiness habits, mindfulness practices. You'll have access to a Private Community. The support & accountability you have been looking for because we can't do it alone! You'll ...
(613) 706-5302 View (613) 706-5302
Blissful Balance Counselling
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Hosted by Ariette Hung - Blissful Balance Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MDiv
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2P
(343) 313-1469 View (343) 313-1469
Partner Abuse (start date to be determined)
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 ...
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Hosted by Donna F Johnson
BA, MPs
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K0A
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 View (343) 308-3404
Desjardins Psychotherapy Clinic
Multidisciplinary psychotherapy clinic offering bilingual therapy services.
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Hosted by Desjardins Psychotherapy Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1G
Multidisciplinary psychotherapy clinic offering bilingual therapy services.
(343) 644-3262 View (343) 644-3262
Blissful Balance Counselling
Blissful Balance Counselling provides therapy services to clients of all backgrounds. Start your healing journey today!
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Hosted by Husainat Bakare- Blissful Balance Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2P
Blissful Balance Counselling provides therapy services to clients of all backgrounds. Start your healing journey today!
(343) 453-1710 View (343) 453-1710
Mindful Self Compassion 5 Day Intensive
Approved for 30 hours of CEUs* This 5 Day Mindful Self Compassion Intensive is a the full eight-session MSC curriculum experienced in an intensive format with Certified MSC teacher. MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and ...
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Hosted by Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych.
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2P
Approved for 30 hours of CEUs* This 5 Day Mindful Self Compassion Intensive is a the full eight-session MSC curriculum experienced in an intensive format with Certified MSC teacher. MSC is a research-supported program developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and ...
(613) 801-8345 View (613) 801-8345
8-Week Yoga & Skills Building (April 3rd 2024)
Next Group will be Spring 2024 (April 3rd)! An 8-week yoga & skills building group. Suitable for women and those impacted by misogyny who are survivors of Childhood Trauma, Adversity, & Interpersonal Violence. Facilitated by Crystal Tierney, MA, RP, CYT500. ...
Photo of Crystal Tierney, Registered Psychotherapist in Ottawa, ON
Hosted by Crystal Tierney
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CYT500
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2P
Next Group will be Spring 2024 (April 3rd)! An 8-week yoga & skills building group. Suitable for women and those impacted by misogyny who are survivors of Childhood Trauma, Adversity, & Interpersonal Violence. Facilitated by Crystal Tierney, MA, RP, CYT500. ...
(343) 306-4543 View (343) 306-4543
Psychotherapy for you
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Hosted by Brittany Lepera @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K1G
(289) 272-9139 View (289) 272-9139
Trauma-Informed Yoga for Survivors of SA
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 ...
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Hosted by Meagan Cumming
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2H
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 View (613) 702-8855

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How can I find a support group in Ottawa?

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.