Support Groups in Waterloo, ON

Parenting Youth with ADHD
Online parent group meeting on Mondays for 4 weeks starting in September 2022 (Dates to be determined). For parents of children 8+ years old living with ADHD. Group led by a Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist who specialize in ...
Hosted by Bloom Child & Family Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2J
Online parent group meeting on Mondays for 4 weeks starting in September 2022 (Dates to be determined). For parents of children 8+ years old living with ADHD. Group led by a Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist who specialize in ...
(226) 799-4869 View (226) 799-4869
EMDR Consultation group
EMDR group consultation focuses on support with formulating strong case conceptualizations, assessing readiness for EMDR Therapy, ensuring fidelity to the EMDR procedural steps and knowing when to modify EMDR protocols. Additionally, we will have discussions around screening for Dissociative Disorders ...
Hosted by Sehrish Haroon
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2V
EMDR group consultation focuses on support with formulating strong case conceptualizations, assessing readiness for EMDR Therapy, ensuring fidelity to the EMDR procedural steps and knowing when to modify EMDR protocols. Additionally, we will have discussions around screening for Dissociative Disorders ...
(226) 917-2834 View (226) 917-2834
Creative Recovery
As concern about coronavirus spreads, I prefer to cancel my Group therapy sessions for a while. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time. Hope you are staying healthy and safe!
Hosted by Gulin Aydin, EMDR Consultant, Depression, Anxiety
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2T
As concern about coronavirus spreads, I prefer to cancel my Group therapy sessions for a while. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time. Hope you are staying healthy and safe!
(226) 241-8602 View (226) 241-8602
Trans Fams
Trans Fams is a group for families with Trans or gender diverse children and teens. It is for the whole family and includes some separate time for kids, youth, and parents to connect. We meet monthly. Reach out for more ...
Hosted by Holly Mathers
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MTS, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2J
Trans Fams is a group for families with Trans or gender diverse children and teens. It is for the whole family and includes some separate time for kids, youth, and parents to connect. We meet monthly. Reach out for more ...
(855) 980-2104 View (855) 980-2104
Movie Club
Movie can open our eyes to new ways of thinking, feeling and pursuing our lives. Movies can elicit deep feelings and help us reflect on our lives, and to better understand our own lives, and how our society and culture ...
Hosted by Hailing Huang
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MTS, CCC, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2L
Movie can open our eyes to new ways of thinking, feeling and pursuing our lives. Movies can elicit deep feelings and help us reflect on our lives, and to better understand our own lives, and how our society and culture ...
(226) 457-2328 View (226) 457-2328
Mediation/ Parenting Coordination
Our mediation services involve developing a final resolution plan that honours both parties. We provide mediation for individuals, families, business, and corporate relationships. Child-centered mediation between parents considers the best interests of the children while maintaining a strong relationship with ...
Hosted by By Peaceful Waters
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, 422601
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2V
Our mediation services involve developing a final resolution plan that honours both parties. We provide mediation for individuals, families, business, and corporate relationships. Child-centered mediation between parents considers the best interests of the children while maintaining a strong relationship with ...
(226) 910-0979 View (226) 910-0979
Glebe Counselling Centre
At the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre (the Glebe) we provide affordable, high quality, and compassionate care, welcoming people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, life experiences, faith and spirituality
Hosted by Nicholas Jacob Balaisis
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2L
At the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre (the Glebe) we provide affordable, high quality, and compassionate care, welcoming people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, life experiences, faith and spirituality
(548) 483-6301 View (548) 483-6301
Online Therapeutic Photography Group
Therapeutic Photography (photography-as-therapy) is a photographic-based exploratory practice. It connects the personal experience with the process of taking photos: deciding what will be photographed, setting up, reflecting on photographic images, the emotional experience associated with them, reflective writing on the ...
Hosted by Alina Chirila
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2L
Therapeutic Photography (photography-as-therapy) is a photographic-based exploratory practice. It connects the personal experience with the process of taking photos: deciding what will be photographed, setting up, reflecting on photographic images, the emotional experience associated with them, reflective writing on the ...
(548) 490-8855 View (548) 490-8855
Individual, Couple, Family
Individual work, couple therapy, psychoeducation/debrief
Hosted by Ann Dyduch
Registered Psychotherapist, BRE, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2L
Individual work, couple therapy, psychoeducation/debrief
(226) 455-5093 View (226) 455-5093
Online:Single Mom Mental health + inner resilience
This counselling group is for all single parents, who want to raise their children (approx. until 12yo) need-oriented, using gentle guidance or attachment parenting and the wonderful outcome of the attachment theory. You will learn about this in the group. ...
Hosted by Astrid Christian Couples And Family Counsellor Machalitza
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2K
This counselling group is for all single parents, who want to raise their children (approx. until 12yo) need-oriented, using gentle guidance or attachment parenting and the wonderful outcome of the attachment theory. You will learn about this in the group. ...
(226) 799-4950 View (226) 799-4950
Online Winter SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
This is an online group for people wit signs and symptoms of SAD, which may include: Feeling listless, sad or down most of the day, nearly every day. ... Fall and winter SAD Trouble sleeping (insomnia) Poor appetite. Weight loss. ...
Hosted by Astrid Christian Couples And Family Counsellor Machalitza
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2K
This is an online group for people wit signs and symptoms of SAD, which may include: Feeling listless, sad or down most of the day, nearly every day. ... Fall and winter SAD Trouble sleeping (insomnia) Poor appetite. Weight loss. ...
(226) 799-4950 View (226) 799-4950
CRPO consultation group
Through group consultation, I provide support with case conceptualization, treatment planning, ethical dilemmas, implementation of therapeutic modalities, transference/ counter transference issues, safe and effective use of self, clinical note writing, etc. Group will run when there's demand. Low affordable rate ...
Hosted by Sehrish Haroon
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2V
Through group consultation, I provide support with case conceptualization, treatment planning, ethical dilemmas, implementation of therapeutic modalities, transference/ counter transference issues, safe and effective use of self, clinical note writing, etc. Group will run when there's demand. Low affordable rate ...
(226) 917-2834 View (226) 917-2834
Postpartum Group Support 5 weeks
Hello new moms! Are you ready to get some support as you start this new journey of motherhood?! Are you ready to talk about all the wonderful aspect that motherhood brings?! But what about the anxiety, irritability, sadness, loss of ...
Hosted by Marinela Braunstein
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2L
Hello new moms! Are you ready to get some support as you start this new journey of motherhood?! Are you ready to talk about all the wonderful aspect that motherhood brings?! But what about the anxiety, irritability, sadness, loss of ...
(226) 641-6721 View (226) 641-6721
Parenting Through Attachment
The group is for parents who have children ages 0-6 years old and want to foster attachment and connection with their child(ren). The group meets weekly for 2 hours in person on Monday mornings. The group is led by a ...
Hosted by Bloom Child & Family Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2J
The group is for parents who have children ages 0-6 years old and want to foster attachment and connection with their child(ren). The group meets weekly for 2 hours in person on Monday mornings. The group is led by a ...
(226) 799-4869 View (226) 799-4869
Mindfulness/Meditation Group-Online
A Collaborative Journey towards Calmness, Anxiety Reduction and Healing. Music, Breath, Movement and Silence. Join Us As we move together towards Calmness...
Hosted by Gulin Aydin, EMDR Consultant, Depression, Anxiety
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2T
A Collaborative Journey towards Calmness, Anxiety Reduction and Healing. Music, Breath, Movement and Silence. Join Us As we move together towards Calmness...
(226) 241-8602 View (226) 241-8602
Emotional Regulation for Kids (Emoticon)
Does your child have BIG emotions? Our Emoticon workshop, for children ages 8-10, teaches kids how to understand and process their feelings and emotions healthfully. This 7 week workshop equips and empowers children with emotional regulation tools that they can ...
Hosted by By Peaceful Waters
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, 422601
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2V
Does your child have BIG emotions? Our Emoticon workshop, for children ages 8-10, teaches kids how to understand and process their feelings and emotions healthfully. This 7 week workshop equips and empowers children with emotional regulation tools that they can ...
(226) 910-0979 View (226) 910-0979
Online: Help with depression, anxiety, trauma
This group is an open, drop-in group for everyone who deals with depression, anxiety, and trauma. As we can only become free from suffering if we walk through our emotions, I offer this group, where we will get to know ...
Hosted by Astrid Christian Couples And Family Counsellor Machalitza
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2K
This group is an open, drop-in group for everyone who deals with depression, anxiety, and trauma. As we can only become free from suffering if we walk through our emotions, I offer this group, where we will get to know ...
(226) 799-4950 View (226) 799-4950
Perimeter Institute Residents
Mental health and wellness group and individual programming is available for residents of Perimeter Institute. Please contact the clinic or Perimeter Institute People and Culture for more information.
Hosted by Midtown Counselling - Shelly Pavlic
Registered Social Worker, BASc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2L
Mental health and wellness group and individual programming is available for residents of Perimeter Institute. Please contact the clinic or Perimeter Institute People and Culture for more information.
(519) 589-1550 View (519) 589-1550
Movement and Breathing For Improved Mental Health
Free Therapy Program for our clients to support their treatment! Join us for a specialized movement and exercise-based therapy program! These sessions incorporate yoga and embodied movement, meditation, breath-work and guided discussions, helping to expand your somatic and embodiment experience ...
Hosted by Gulin Aydin, EMDR Consultant, Depression, Anxiety
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2T
Free Therapy Program for our clients to support their treatment! Join us for a specialized movement and exercise-based therapy program! These sessions incorporate yoga and embodied movement, meditation, breath-work and guided discussions, helping to expand your somatic and embodiment experience ...
(226) 241-8602 View (226) 241-8602
Adult DBT Skills Group
Take control of your thoughts, emotions and relationships with DBT skills training. This emotional regulation group is helpful for anyone 18 years+, including people experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder (BPD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self harm, eating disorders, ...
Hosted by By Peaceful Waters
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, 422601
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waterloo, ON N2V
Take control of your thoughts, emotions and relationships with DBT skills training. This emotional regulation group is helpful for anyone 18 years+, including people experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder (BPD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self harm, eating disorders, ...
(226) 910-0979 View (226) 910-0979

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Waterloo?

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.