Support Groups in Whitby, ON

Photo of Fatima Tahir, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a well researched, evidence-based treatment originally designed for Borderline Personality Disorder. This therapy blends Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), focusing on our thoughts and actions, and Zen Buddhism which focuses on becoming a mindful observer of ..."
(365) 655-0851 
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Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Zahra Kolahdouz, Registered Psychotherapist in Whitby, ON
Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a well researched, evidence-based treatment originally designed for Borderline Personality Disorder. This therapy blends Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), focusing on our thoughts and actions, and Zen Buddhism which focuses on becoming a mindful observer of ..."
(289) 277-4492 
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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Sheila Raitt, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
The HeartsEase Healing Group
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, HBA
Verified
"A ten week personal growth and empowerment group for women. Explore your thoughts and emotions as related to life's challenges. Receive guidance, information, and practical strategies to help navigate those challenges. You will have the chance to express your creativity ..."
(877) 659-2344 
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Whitby, ON L1N
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Mindfulness and Meditation
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
"I am currently providing a weekly mindfulness and meditation group ONLINE. My goal is to create a community where we can practice together, and learn and embrace mindfulness into our daily life. With a focus on acceptance, self compassion, and ..."
(289) 274-8354 
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Whitby, ON L1N
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Andrea Probert, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
Connecting Paths
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Connecting Paths is a workshop for couples looking to strengthen or maintain their emotional connection. John and Julie Gottman are psychologists that followed over 1000 couples for over 43 years to identify the principles of the "relationship masters" versus "the ..."
(289) 768-8650 
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Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Shelley Jones, Registered Psychotherapist in Whitby, ON
Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a well researched, evidence-based treatment originally designed for Borderline Personality Disorder. This therapy blends Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), focusing on our thoughts and actions, and Zen Buddhism which focuses on becoming a mindful observer of ..."
(289) 216-6638 
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Whitby, ON L1N
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Men of Courage
BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Men of Courage is a 10 week group program designed for adult men recovering from childhood sexual and/or physical abuse. The group is tailored toward the needs of men and focuses on their unique experiences of trauma. The goal of the ..."
(289) 271-0758 
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Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Suramya Agrawal, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Whitby, ON
Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a well researched, evidence-based treatment originally designed for Borderline Personality Disorder. This therapy blends Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), focusing on our thoughts and actions, and Zen Buddhism which focuses on becoming a mindful observer of ..."
(289) 206-8511 
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Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Allison Sebastian, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Whitby, ON
Supported Self-Discovery Group
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, BEd, MACP, RP(Q)
Verified
"In this small group, of no more than 5 participants, I will guide you through self-discovery experiences drawn from Emotion-focused therapy, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness to explore the parts of yourself that may ..."
(289) 302-5834 
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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1M
Photo of Sharmila Jaihindraj, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a well researched, evidence-based treatment originally designed for Borderline Personality Disorder. This therapy blends Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), focusing on our thoughts and actions, and Zen Buddhism which focuses on becoming a mindful observer of ..."
(289) 806-5068 
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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Sharmila Jaihindraj, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
Positive Self Image - Teens (Virtual)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"The Positive Self Image Program is a 6 week-long program for teen girls ages (10 -16 years old). In the program, the girls will meet 2x weekly for 1 hour (Mondays and Thursdays). We will be addressing different topics such ..."
(289) 806-5068 
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Whitby, ON L1N

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