Support Groups in Toronto, ON

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Ontario PACT Therapists
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
"We are a group of Ontario therapists who have studied with Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT and use his Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy®. As PACT therapists, we meet regularly in Toronto and via Video-conference for supervision. Our offices are ..."
(844) 951-0543 
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Toronto, ON M2K
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Toronto Support for Connection and Change
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
(647) 424-5311 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5X
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Processing COVID-19 Group Starting October 20/2020
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"The group will be both psychoeducational and supportive in nature. All group members will get a chance to talk about the impact of COVID-19. Other points: Closed Group (8-10 members only), Online/6 sessions, Psycho-education + Process group, with a live ..."
(647) 493-3365 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6J
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OASW listserve, PPB
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified
"I participate in an online professional support group that addresses current relevant issues that practitioners like myself address every day. It provides me with instant feedback, updates on necessary resources issues as they arise. "
(647) 558-9926 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5B
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Parenthood Unfiltered- Free group
Registered Psychotherapist, M Coun, RP
Verified
"Starting Wednesday Feb. 5th, 2020 we will be meeting for 4 weeks to discuss topics related to parenthood. Feel free to drop in! "
(647) 696-8470 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4P
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Women
RN , BScN, BC-NC
Verified
"In this group we learn about automatic negative thoughts, how to restructure our thinking and how to be more aware of when our mind has sabotaged our reality. It is a warm inviting group that will provide you support, that ..."
(647) 492-2764 
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Toronto, ON M3H
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Christian Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, ThM, STM, RP
Verified
"CCS is a community of professionals offering counselling and psychotherapy services for people who are searching psychological, emotional, and/or spiritual healing, growth, and change. CCS is grounded in the ministry of Jesus and the ongoing work of the Spirit and ..."
(855) 971-1685 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5B
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MC, MASc, RSW, RP
Verified
"I am a Faculty member with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, and a certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Facilitator. I specialize in adapting this program for online delivery, with the goal of improving accessibility to services. The Centre ..."
(647) 490-6073 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4P
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Self Harm and Emotion Regulation
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
(647) 696-5185 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4R
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Bereavement, Concussion, Caregiver Support
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Supportive counselling groups, face to face and online videoconferencing for children of persons with young onset dementia, persons experiencing concussion and bereavement and loss. "
(855) 956-1394 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5N
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DBT Skills Group
Psychologist, MSc, MPhil
Verified
"12 week x 90 minute online DBT skills group for high emotional dysregulation that negatively affects your life: Learn to read your body like it's a stress barometer, identify 'in the moment' urges and ways to overcome them, and ultimately ..."
(437) 747-7914 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4W
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MPsy
Verified
"If you experience long-lasting negative emotions that interfere with your quality of life and impact your relationships, the DBT group is beneficial for you. In this group, you will learn Mindfulness (to reduce judgmental thoughts and increase self-compassion ), DISTRESS ..."
(647) 648-0783 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M2N
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Group Therapy with Kyla Fox, MSW, RSW
Treatment Centre, MSW, RSW
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5R
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The Clown and Gestalt
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CGT, CAPT
Verified
"Experience the poetic intersection between therapy and clown as a pathway to personal development. Learn to free yourself from what blocks, distorts, and repeats itself without renewal, in order to redirect your awareness into the fluid and ever changing exchange ..."
(855) 971-2081 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5A
Thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person HSP Group
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, GIT, EFT-II, HT
Verified
"This month's online HSP Support Groups held via Zoom will help you to gain a better sense of connection with yourself and others, and to help build resilience. I will offer a safe, supportive and creative environment in which to ..."
(647) 931-1398 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4T
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Anxiety, Depression and Coping with Social Anxiety
Registered Social Worker, BSWHons, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Groups are offered on managing Social Anxiety, Coping with Depression and Anxiety. "
(647) 492-2239 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5B
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Your Wellness Community - Friends of Cabbagetown
Pre-Licensed Professional, BED, BBA
Verified
"Your Wellness Community is an affordable support of online peer groups where we explore a wellness topic together each week for 12 weeks. We practice loving kindness, gratitude, vulnerability, mindfulness, self-care, compassion and self-compassion while connecting with each other in ..."
(437) 747-8654 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4X
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DBT Treatment Group, Youth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CDBT
Verified
"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 ..."
(437) 500-6240 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5S
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Psychotherapy Group for Men and Women
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CTP Dip
Verified
"I run a psychodynamic psychotherapy group for adults together with my partner, Susan Chernin. The group meets weekly for 10 months with 3 marathon sessions during the year. The annual cost is $2500. Interested persons are invited to meet for ..."
(416) 925-8747 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5R
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Anxiety Treatment Specialists
Registered Psychotherapist, BFA, BA, (Hons), MDiv, RP
Verified
"Learn Practical techniques to help your patients/clients overcome panic attacks, anxiety and stress. "
(800) 699-3396 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5S


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