Support Groups in Owen Sound, ON

Photo of Willow Grove Counselling Centre For Transformation, Registered Social Worker in Owen Sound, ON
Surviving Conditional Love
Registered Social Worker, BA Hons, MSW, RSW
Verified
"This group will explore various topics (based upon interest) including but not limited to: parentification and infantilization; perfectionism and insecurity; setting healthy boundaries; and, building self-compassion and self-trust. This is a virtual 12 week, bi-weekly group running every other Saturday ..."
(548) 483-5552 
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Group meets in:
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Photo of Trish Meekins, Registered Social Worker in Owen Sound, ON
Pathways to Inner Peace: Living Life in Balance
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CYC, CCH
Verified
"Using various frameworks of Indigenous and non-Indigenous models we will look at how our life experiences have shaped us and what we can do to begin living the life we want to live! "
(226) 909-3160 
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Group meets in:
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Willow Grove Counselling Centre For Transformation, Registered Social Worker in Owen Sound, ON
Creating Internal Safety and Finding Your Balance
Registered Social Worker, BA Hons, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Are you constantly stressed, anxious, or afraid and feeling ashamed about your responses? Whether for trauma, anxiety or stress management, this is a group that can help. In this group you will learn skills and tools that help you to ..."
(548) 483-5552 
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Group meets in:
Owen Sound, ON N4K

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Photo of Willow Grove Counselling Centre For Transformation, Registered Social Worker in Owen Sound, ON
Surviving Conditional Love
Registered Social Worker, BA Hons, MSW, RSW
Verified
"This group will explore various topics (based upon interest) including but not limited to: parentification and infantilization; perfectionism and insecurity; setting healthy boundaries; and, building self-compassion and self-trust. This is a virtual 12 week, bi-weekly group running every other Saturday ..."
(548) 483-5552 
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Group meets in:
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Photo of Trish Meekins, Registered Social Worker in Owen Sound, ON
Pathways to Inner Peace: Living Life in Balance
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CYC, CCH
Verified
"Using various frameworks of Indigenous and non-Indigenous models we will look at how our life experiences have shaped us and what we can do to begin living the life we want to live! "
(226) 909-3160 
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Group meets in:
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Willow Grove Counselling Centre For Transformation, Registered Social Worker in Owen Sound, ON
Creating Internal Safety and Finding Your Balance
Registered Social Worker, BA Hons, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Are you constantly stressed, anxious, or afraid and feeling ashamed about your responses? Whether for trauma, anxiety or stress management, this is a group that can help. In this group you will learn skills and tools that help you to ..."
(548) 483-5552 
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Group meets in:
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Photo of Ann Marie Deas, Registered Social Worker in Owen Sound, ON
Mindful Living
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CH&LC
Verified
(226) 918-6108 
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Group meets in:
Kemble, ON N0H

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