Depression Support Groups in Toronto, ON

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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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Toronto, ON M4P
Waitlist for new clients
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Mindfulness Psychotherapy Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, LMFT, RP
Verified
"Forming a new group please contact me if interested. A process oriented interpersonal group where you can connect more deeply with yourself and others, gain insight and practice new skills in a warm and supportive environment. Includes guided meditation. "
(844) 402-1226 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4V
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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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Toronto, ON M2N
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CBT Group for Postpartum Mood and Anxiety
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
"Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment for perinatal mood and anxiety. It is short-term and skills-based. Group therapy offers connection with others, which is so important in the postpartum period to help normalize your experiences. It is ..."
(844) 332-2857 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4P
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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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DBT Skills Group (age 18-25)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Mindfulness skills are taught in the 24-week group. Why would we spend time to learn about skills we may not use? Think of it like cooking. If we only know how to make ..."
(437) 747-6361 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6C
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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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Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"MTER is a 4-week group that teaches emotion regulation skills through psycho-education and mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is a practice and a skill that is useful for many aspects of our lives and teaches us to be engaged with the present ..."
(844) 311-2516 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5S
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CBT for Depression, Anxiety. & PTSD
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MLT
Verified
(289) 807-2732 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4J
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Adolescent DBT Skills Group (Online)
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
"Offered through our DBT Virtual secure video platform, our 12-week group program is designed to teach adolescents (ages 14-18) and their parent/guardian effective, practical coping strategies to regulate intense emotions and replace unhealthy, problematic behaviours. You will learn DBT skills ..."
(289) 210-5144 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4S
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Multi-Family Skills Training (age 14-18)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"This Skills Training group involves adolescences and a support person. It is 24 weeks long and goes through the comprehensive DBT skills. This is not group therapy! It's more of a class structure with the DBT therapist teaching the group ..."
(437) 747-6361 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6C
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Self Care Workshop
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
"This group meets weekly to help you build the tools to take better care of yourself and in turn improve your relationships with those around you. You will learn how to put self-care or self-kindness into action and how to ..."
(437) 747-8867 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5V
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Growing Resilience + Wellness during the pandemic
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified
"The pandemic has affected many people's mental health. This group is a space to address your concerns and feel less isolated. We will be focused on resilience, coping and mindfulness. You can expect to learn new approaches, cultivate awareness, and ..."
(855) 705-4744 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6G
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CBT Meets Mindfulness-For Healthcare Professionals
Registered Social Worker, MC, MASc, RSW, RP
Verified
"I am a Faculty member with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, where I have developed and teach an online introductory training program for Health Care Professionals (physicians, social workers, psychotherapists, etc.) in mindfulness-informed CBT (cognitive behavioral therapies). This ..."
(647) 490-6073 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4P
Waitlist for new clients
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Psychologist
Verified
"MBCT Group Therapy is an 8-week program that combines meditation with psychotherapy to help you effectively manage depression , anxiety, stress and other issues. The goal of the course is to teach participants new ways to deal with thoughts and feelings ..."
(289) 206-7241 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5G
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Yoga for Mental Health - 6 Week Virtual Workshop
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCTSI, RYT
Verified
"Virtual yoga classes inspired by mental health themes. ***Classes will also be recorded for those who cannot attend live. Week 1: Self-Esteem/Imposter Syndrome Week 2: Cultivating Gratitude Week 3: Calming the Nervous System Week 4: Inner Child Healing Week 5: ..."
(855) 677-0431 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5C
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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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Mindfulness for Depression
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
(647) 696-5743 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M8V
Not accepting new clients
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
MD, CCFP, FCFP
Verified
"Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group therapy for preventing depressive relapse and treating mood disorders. It reduces depression , anxiety and stress. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention to the present moment. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is designed ..."
(647) 372-2303 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6J


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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Toronto. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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.