Support Groups in Richmond Hill, ON

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Parenting/Grandparenting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MA, MEd
Verified
"I offer 1. Parenting Groups for the Parents and Grandparents in English and Russian 2. Psycho- Social Support groups for immigrants. 3. Expressive Art/Psychotherapy and Mask-Making Groups. "
(855) 980-7584 
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B
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Daring Greatly(TM)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Do you want to live WHOLEHEARTEDLY? Show your TRUE, AUTHENTIC self? Based on the research of Brene Brown, The Daring GreatlyTM is a a highly experiential, eight-week group journey where we will support and empower each other to Explore topics ..."
(647) 931-4223 
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Photo of Charmaine Johnson, Counsellor in Richmond Hill, ON
The Village - Creative Healing Community
Counsellor, MACP
Verified
"The Village Creative Healing Community offers a different kind of therapy and is geared to the Black/BIPOC community in York Region & their allies. The Village offers traditional, Afrocentric, alternative and creative therapies in the healing process while addressing the ..."
(647) 496-1166 
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Group meets in:
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
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Learning Skills for Bright and Gifted Students
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
(647) 559-1855 
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Group meets in:
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
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Mindfulness Strategies for Emotional Reactivity
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
"Thurs. March 12, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. $65.00 + HST This group will help you to uncover the source of your emotional reactivity. In addition, you will gain an increased understanding of the biological nature of your ..."
(855) 981-6190 
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Group meets in:
Richmond Hill, ON L3T
Photo of Charmaine Johnson, Counsellor in Richmond Hill, ON
Take off your Mask - Black Women workshop 28/05/22
Counsellor, MACP
Verified
"Join us on Saturday May 28 @ 3- 6pm in Richmond Hill to "Take off your Mask" (physically and emotionally). This is the opportunity to connect, heal and have a little artistic fun with other Black Queens in the GTA. ..."
(647) 496-1166 
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Group meets in:
Richmond Hill, ON L4B

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