Adults Support Groups in Whitby, ON

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The HeartsEase Healing Group
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, HBA
Verified
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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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Fatima Tahir, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
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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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
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Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
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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Group meets in:
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
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
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Men of Courage
BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
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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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
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Connecting Paths
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
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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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
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Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
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
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The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
"This workshop is based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.It is designed for couples in committed relationships and provides evidence-based tools to help couples improve ..."
(289) 768-6133
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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N

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Not accepting new clients
Photo of Sheila Raitt, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
The HeartsEase Healing Group
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, HBA
Verified
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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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Cynthia Perry Brown, Registered Psychotherapist in Whitby, ON
“The Mindful Pause”, a weekly Mindfulness group
Registered Psychotherapist, RN, RP, BScN, BEd, MEd(Psy
Verified
Verified
"MBCT is effective for Anxiety and Depression. Through the Mindfulness Group program you can learn to become more aware of your patterns of thinking, emotions and behaviours. How you respond to stress can become a choice rather than a reflex. ..."
(289) 312-4863
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Group meets in:
Courtice, ON L1E
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LGBTQ2+ Psychotherapy Group
Psychologist, PhD, CCFT, CPsych
Verified
Verified
"Build Community. Make Connections. Process Your Emotions. Finding a safe space for sharing and exploring personal difficulties can be challenging for many LGBTQ2+ folks. This therapy group offers a unique opportunity to seek support through the guidance of two skilled ..."
(289) 207-6734
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Group meets in:
Oshawa, ON L1H
Photo of Fatima Tahir, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
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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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Shelley Jones, Registered Psychotherapist in Whitby, ON
Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
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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Group meets in:
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
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 Derek Wright in Whitby, ON
Men of Courage
BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
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
View
Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Andrea Probert, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
Connecting Paths
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
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
View
Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Sharmila Jaihindraj, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
Online DBT Skills Training for ages 16+
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
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
View
Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Virtual Couples Therapy + Couples Workshop, Registered Social Worker in Whitby, ON
The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
"This workshop is based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.It is designed for couples in committed relationships and provides evidence-based tools to help couples improve ..."
(289) 768-6133
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Group meets in:
Whitby, ON L1N
Photo of Marcia E. Rodney, Registered Psychotherapist in Whitby, ON
Anxiety Disorder
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, RP, MTS
Verified
Verified
"Anxiety Disorder is one of the most distressing emotions that people face. It affects one in four adults causing mild to severe impairment. The word "anxiety" describes a number of mental health diagnoses that lead to excessive nervousness, fear, worry ..."
(289) 274-6230
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Group meets in:
Ajax, ON L1S
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Public speaking on Mental Health
Registered Social Worker, BAPsych, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified
Verified
"Jeff provides public speaking, motivational and inspirational talks as well as speaking on a variety of topics on mental health, mind management, change and overcoming obstacles, trauma and recovery, health management and corporate resolutions from a systems-based persepctive. (see website ..."
(289) 813-7579
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Group meets in:
Oshawa, ON L1G

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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.