Support Groups in Scarborough, ON

This creative, mindful drawing process is easy to learn, and provides benefits for reductng anxiety and depression; and improving self-confidence and self-esteem. It is both creative and meditational. Art for everyone. Meditation for everyone. Creativity and connection through simple mark ...
Hosted by Deborah Kopeschny
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCAT, MPS-AT, BA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Scarborough, ON M1P
This creative, mindful drawing process is easy to learn, and provides benefits for reductng anxiety and depression; and improving self-confidence and self-esteem. It is both creative and meditational. Art for everyone. Meditation for everyone. Creativity and connection through simple mark ...
(289) 271-1992 View (289) 271-1992
1 month mini-course with Rameet. Experience teachings & processes for awakening sacred feminine sexuality & liberated romance. You will be empowered to claim life as your beloved & no longer feel separate from the deeper romance & love that you ...
Hosted by Rameet Singh
Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Scarborough, ON M1X
1 month mini-course with Rameet. Experience teachings & processes for awakening sacred feminine sexuality & liberated romance. You will be empowered to claim life as your beloved & no longer feel separate from the deeper romance & love that you ...
(647) 492-7336 View (647) 492-7336

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**Starting Oct 28 2019** An 8 week support group for parents of school-aged children. We will provide a safe space to explore our own responses to parenting challenges, gain skills and build connection and resilience. Topics will include: brain basics, ...
Hosted by Yzobela (Isabella) Hyett Perinatal Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4C
**Starting Oct 28 2019** An 8 week support group for parents of school-aged children. We will provide a safe space to explore our own responses to parenting challenges, gain skills and build connection and resilience. Topics will include: brain basics, ...
(647) 492-9449 View (647) 492-9449
The DBT Graduate Group is a 13-week group for those who have completed at least one full round of a DBT Skills Group (minimum 6 months) and are committed to maintaining their gains, building upon the skills they’ve learned and ...
Hosted by Centre for MindBody Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5N
The DBT Graduate Group is a 13-week group for those who have completed at least one full round of a DBT Skills Group (minimum 6 months) and are committed to maintaining their gains, building upon the skills they’ve learned and ...
(855) 624-4596 View (855) 624-4596
Fruits From The Roots provides an enriching platform for Graduate-Level-Counsellin g Students to develop clinical skills within the areas of telehealth and online counselling. All students selected into the training program have acquired sound knowledge in counselling theories and modalities ...
Hosted by Fruits From The Roots Psychotherapy & Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, EdD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Markham, ON L3R
Fruits From The Roots provides an enriching platform for Graduate-Level-Counsellin g Students to develop clinical skills within the areas of telehealth and online counselling. All students selected into the training program have acquired sound knowledge in counselling theories and modalities ...
(647) 699-0321 View (647) 699-0321
This is an 8-week course that integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. It is recommended to bring calmness, learn how to be present and manage anxiety, depression, chronic pain, anger and stress. For information about this group see https://cbtpsychology.com /mbct/
Hosted by CBT Psychology for Personal Development
Psychologist, C, Psych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Thornhill, ON L4J
This is an 8-week course that integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. It is recommended to bring calmness, learn how to be present and manage anxiety, depression, chronic pain, anger and stress. For information about this group see https://cbtpsychology.com /mbct/
(844) 402-2288 View (844) 402-2288
Join Kyla for Group Therapy Every Tuesday starting November 6th from 6:30-8pm $30 for a single group. Group Therapy is open to EVERYONE (whether you have been a client with The Centre or not). It is an opportunity to ...
Hosted by The Kyla Fox Centre
Treatment Centre, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5R
Join Kyla for Group Therapy Every Tuesday starting November 6th from 6:30-8pm $30 for a single group. Group Therapy is open to EVERYONE (whether you have been a client with The Centre or not). It is an opportunity to ...
(647) 557-2741 View (647) 557-2741
Hosted by Poonam T Dhir Registered Marriage Family Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4J
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This group is for Gay, Bi, & Queer guys (cis & trans) who have experienced intimate partner violence. Group will take place over the course of 6 weeks utilizing an online format (Zoom room). During the course of the 6-weeks, ...
Hosted by Kurtiss Trowbridge
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4Y
This group is for Gay, Bi, & Queer guys (cis & trans) who have experienced intimate partner violence. Group will take place over the course of 6 weeks utilizing an online format (Zoom room). During the course of the 6-weeks, ...
(289) 210-7333 View (289) 210-7333
Meet and connect virtually with other toddler parents in a safe, supportive environment. Each week you will gain new parenting strategies to help strengthen and develop your connection with your toddler. Your therapist will teach you how to trouble shoot ...
Hosted by Alli Therapy - Lauren Rooyakkers
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5B
Meet and connect virtually with other toddler parents in a safe, supportive environment. Each week you will gain new parenting strategies to help strengthen and develop your connection with your toddler. Your therapist will teach you how to trouble shoot ...
(437) 747-8717 View (437) 747-8717
12 Week DBT Skills Coaching. Struggle with managing or controlling Intense emotions? Struggling with getting through distressing situations? Having difficulty maintaining relationships? Feeling sad, hopeless, or irritable most of the time? Having difficulty concentrating or remembering things? Experiencing loss of ...
Hosted by Chris Onumejor
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Markham, ON L3R
12 Week DBT Skills Coaching. Struggle with managing or controlling Intense emotions? Struggling with getting through distressing situations? Having difficulty maintaining relationships? Feeling sad, hopeless, or irritable most of the time? Having difficulty concentrating or remembering things? Experiencing loss of ...
(289) 277-5779 View (289) 277-5779
In this 14-week group, participants can learn ways to help their mind and body to get healthy. They can develop skills to manage cravings to use, identify and manage cues that lead to relapses. They gain knowledge of communication skills ...
Hosted by Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres
Treatment Centre
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4S
In this 14-week group, participants can learn ways to help their mind and body to get healthy. They can develop skills to manage cravings to use, identify and manage cues that lead to relapses. They gain knowledge of communication skills ...
(844) 340-9650 View (844) 340-9650
Hosted by Noah Mugenyi
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, Speaker, Author
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5E
(855) 725-3578 View (855) 725-3578
In this 10-session treatment protocol (10th session with the significant other) the participants learn to analyze the apparent and non-obvious aspects of the situations that lead to substance use and identify factors that can help clients stay abstinent. Clients learn ...
Hosted by Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres
Treatment Centre
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4S
In this 10-session treatment protocol (10th session with the significant other) the participants learn to analyze the apparent and non-obvious aspects of the situations that lead to substance use and identify factors that can help clients stay abstinent. Clients learn ...
(844) 340-9650 View (844) 340-9650
The 8-Week Healthy Sexuality & Masculinity Men's Group is a very powerful tool reduce shame in a man's life and to help a man come out of hiding. It is a deeply powerful experience to share vulnerability with other men ...
Hosted by Men Therapy Toronto | Sex & Porn Addiction
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CSAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4P
The 8-Week Healthy Sexuality & Masculinity Men's Group is a very powerful tool reduce shame in a man's life and to help a man come out of hiding. It is a deeply powerful experience to share vulnerability with other men ...
(855) 551-2261 View (855) 551-2261
Adrienne believes creating art can be therapeutic experience especially during times of health-related fear, anxiety, and healing from trauma (PTSD) and addictions. For her the creative process has often reduced stress and loneliness, while providing an outlet for her to ...
Hosted by Adrienne (Sharma) Richardson
Registered Psychotherapist, (RP), PhD, MSEd, OCT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4P
Adrienne believes creating art can be therapeutic experience especially during times of health-related fear, anxiety, and healing from trauma (PTSD) and addictions. For her the creative process has often reduced stress and loneliness, while providing an outlet for her to ...
(855) 705-4730 View (855) 705-4730
I provide clinical supervision for clinicians training for independent practice through the College of Psychologists of Ontario, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I also provide group supervision
Hosted by Karen Jennifer Redhill-Feinstein
Psychological Associate, MA, PhD, C, Psych, Assoc
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5R
I provide clinical supervision for clinicians training for independent practice through the College of Psychologists of Ontario, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I also provide group supervision
(844) 402-3980 View (844) 402-3980
Hosted by Louisa Leung
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RMFT, ADS, AAMFT A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Markham, ON L3R
(855) 429-5868 View (855) 429-5868
This online group is for individuals who want to understand and improve the quality of their relationships. We will use our interactions with each other to explore interpersonal patterns that interfere with intimacy and connection with others and learn new ...
Hosted by Amber Sager
Registered Psychotherapist, DpPsych, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5R
This online group is for individuals who want to understand and improve the quality of their relationships. We will use our interactions with each other to explore interpersonal patterns that interfere with intimacy and connection with others and learn new ...
(249) 444-3438 View (249) 444-3438
Hosted by Counselling for Success
Registered Social Worker, SSW, OCT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Markham, ON L3R
(647) 694-1178 View (647) 694-1178
No-cost, in-person neurodivese hangout and social for chatting mental health, advocacy sharing strategies, and meeting new faces in the community! Drop-in free every fourth Thursday of the month! Email hello@blueskylearning.ca for more info : )
Hosted by Blue Sky Learning
MEd, OCT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5B
No-cost, in-person neurodivese hangout and social for chatting mental health, advocacy sharing strategies, and meeting new faces in the community! Drop-in free every fourth Thursday of the month! Email hello@blueskylearning.ca for more info : )
(437) 500-6253 View (437) 500-6253
Do you want to talk about personal, relational, psychological, or spiritual or anything that feels important to you? Some of the themes we can explore in our discussions: How do I deal with my sadness, anger, grief, fears, anxiety, guilt ...
Hosted by Poonam T Dhir Registered Marriage Family Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North York, ON M2J
Do you want to talk about personal, relational, psychological, or spiritual or anything that feels important to you? Some of the themes we can explore in our discussions: How do I deal with my sadness, anger, grief, fears, anxiety, guilt ...
(289) 807-2732 View (289) 807-2732
Group provides a space for practicing interpersonal skills, interpersonal support, new connections, and the development of comfort in a social context. Group leaders provide compassion and empathy while also challenging you to replace self-defeating beliefs, behaviours and emotions for more ...
Hosted by PEACE Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BEd, BFA, CDBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5S
Group provides a space for practicing interpersonal skills, interpersonal support, new connections, and the development of comfort in a social context. Group leaders provide compassion and empathy while also challenging you to replace self-defeating beliefs, behaviours and emotions for more ...
(647) 931-5575 View (647) 931-5575
Dr. Hutchinson (Doctor of Psycho-Social Clinical Practice & Case Epidemiologist) - In 2003/2004, Dr. Hutchinson was Principal Investigator for the Determinants of Health Framework for Urban Youth across Canada, included as part of Minister of State (Public Health) Dr. Carolyn ...
Hosted by Dr. Anthony Hutchinson & Associates
Registered Social Worker, BSc, (Psych), BSW, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M2M
Dr. Hutchinson (Doctor of Psycho-Social Clinical Practice & Case Epidemiologist) - In 2003/2004, Dr. Hutchinson was Principal Investigator for the Determinants of Health Framework for Urban Youth across Canada, included as part of Minister of State (Public Health) Dr. Carolyn ...
(844) 332-2500 View (844) 332-2500
Are you ready to take control and thrive with Adult ADHD? This empowering workshop is designed for adults looking to conquer distraction, boost productivity, and unlock their full potential. Led by experienced facilitators, Beyond Distraction offers a supportive environment where ...
Hosted by Samira Rostami
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MSc, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5H
Are you ready to take control and thrive with Adult ADHD? This empowering workshop is designed for adults looking to conquer distraction, boost productivity, and unlock their full potential. Led by experienced facilitators, Beyond Distraction offers a supportive environment where ...
(365) 536-2719 View (365) 536-2719

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Scarborough?

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.