Support Groups in York, ON

FADES, a support group led by Natalie Gold, RP, of changehappens.ca, is for women who struggle with food addiction or disordered eating -- binge eating, compulsive or emotional eating, food restriction, and bulimia. FADES offers support to women who could ...
Hosted by Natalie Gold
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, Gestalt, CCAP, OAMHP, IAAGT
Verified Verified
Group meets in York, ON M6C
FADES, a support group led by Natalie Gold, RP, of changehappens.ca, is for women who struggle with food addiction or disordered eating -- binge eating, compulsive or emotional eating, food restriction, and bulimia. FADES offers support to women who could ...
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions. This 8-week psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress. The majority of MBSR program participants ...
Hosted by Centre for Mindfulness Studies
MD, CCFP, FCFP
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M6G
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions. This 8-week psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress. The majority of MBSR program participants ...
(647) 372-2303 View (647) 372-2303
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) helps people who experience unstable and intense negative emotions. DBT Skills Training Group uses a range of strategies for you to learn coping skills that improve the regulation of your emotions and behaviours. You are taught ...
Hosted by Dr. Shari Geller - Centre for MindBody Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5N
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) helps people who experience unstable and intense negative emotions. DBT Skills Training Group uses a range of strategies for you to learn coping skills that improve the regulation of your emotions and behaviours. You are taught ...
(647) 699-2596 View (647) 699-2596
Hosted by Eunhyang Priscilla Sihn
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, MDiv, ThM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Etobicoke, ON M9P
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SEXUAL ADDICTION or COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR is the fastest growing addition at this time in Canada. This is especially true in the millennial generation group where PORN ADDICTION is almost an epidemic (One in three by some estimates). It is ...
Hosted by Men's Groups Toronto
Counsellor, MA, Dip, ISH
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M6G
SEXUAL ADDICTION or COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR is the fastest growing addition at this time in Canada. This is especially true in the millennial generation group where PORN ADDICTION is almost an epidemic (One in three by some estimates). It is ...
(855) 920-9808 View (855) 920-9808
Do you have any idea what it feels like to ‘never be good enough’? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, or burnout? Are you hard on yourself? Do you tend to take care of others more than yourself? Do you ...
Hosted by Jennifer Brownstein
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5V
Do you have any idea what it feels like to ‘never be good enough’? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, or burnout? Are you hard on yourself? Do you tend to take care of others more than yourself? Do you ...
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| K.I.C.K - Kind, Independent, Capable Kids | B.L.A.S.T - Building Leaders and Strong Teens | L.O.V.E -Ladies of Victory and Empowerment
Hosted by Tania Marie Da Silva (Behaviour Matters)
HonsBA, CYC, CYW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M6A
| K.I.C.K - Kind, Independent, Capable Kids | B.L.A.S.T - Building Leaders and Strong Teens | L.O.V.E -Ladies of Victory and Empowerment
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Group psychotherapy is a unique space to explore how you connect, attach and function in a relationship, and to see yourself through other people’s eyes. The group space also provides an opportunity to share your experience and get support, to ...
Hosted by Olga Klimenkova
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, GIT Dip
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5T
Group psychotherapy is a unique space to explore how you connect, attach and function in a relationship, and to see yourself through other people’s eyes. The group space also provides an opportunity to share your experience and get support, to ...
(289) 277-3472 View (289) 277-3472
Small intimate group of women working on recovering from hopeless states of mind and being. Abstinence focused. Initial consultation is $200 for 1 hour and group is $60 per 1.5 hour session.
Hosted by Polly Florius Counselling & Consulting
MN, RN, CCAC, CAPT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4W
Small intimate group of women working on recovering from hopeless states of mind and being. Abstinence focused. Initial consultation is $200 for 1 hour and group is $60 per 1.5 hour session.
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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 ...
Hosted by The Kyla Fox Centre
Treatment Centre, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5R
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 ...
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Join us on a retreat to the island of Ikaria, Greece August 26-September 2, 2017 and explore the somatic origins of who you are today. Combining gestalt group therapy, yoga and mindfulness meditation practices, Origins will take you on a ...
Hosted by Simone Moir
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4K
Join us on a retreat to the island of Ikaria, Greece August 26-September 2, 2017 and explore the somatic origins of who you are today. Combining gestalt group therapy, yoga and mindfulness meditation practices, Origins will take you on a ...
(647) 692-1401 View (647) 692-1401
Hosted by Natasha Hoyte
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M6J
(437) 291-7730 View (437) 291-7730
Life Medicine’s mental health groups blend the styles of group psychotherapy, gestalt therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help our patients achieve their individual mental health goals. We specialize in helping our patients with depression, anxiety or addictions lead better, ...
Hosted by Joshua Weiss
MD, CCFP, MSc
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M6R
Life Medicine’s mental health groups blend the styles of group psychotherapy, gestalt therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help our patients achieve their individual mental health goals. We specialize in helping our patients with depression, anxiety or addictions lead better, ...
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*TBD, please waitlist yourself for registration.* The Family and Friends Group is a 13-week group designed for those who have relationships with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or are otherwise challenged with emotional dysregulation. Through education, skills training ...
Hosted by Centre for MindBody Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5N
*TBD, please waitlist yourself for registration.* The Family and Friends Group is a 13-week group designed for those who have relationships with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or are otherwise challenged with emotional dysregulation. Through education, skills training ...
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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 ...
Hosted by PEACE Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BEd, BFA, CDBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5S
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 ...
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I have joined a volunteer-driven resource. The Grief Corps is a Canadian initiative that free to any resident of Canada who has lost someone to COVID-19. All groups are run by volunteer mental health professionals experienced running support groups. These ...
Hosted by Michael McCarthy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MEd, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M6G
I have joined a volunteer-driven resource. The Grief Corps is a Canadian initiative that free to any resident of Canada who has lost someone to COVID-19. All groups are run by volunteer mental health professionals experienced running support groups. These ...
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This group offers the participant the opportunity to establish a mindfulness meditation practice that emphasizes deepening experience. By your deepening experiences you will respond differently and make better sense of and navigate your life. The group will start Jan 28 ...
Hosted by Laura Pearson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4K
This group offers the participant the opportunity to establish a mindfulness meditation practice that emphasizes deepening experience. By your deepening experiences you will respond differently and make better sense of and navigate your life. The group will start Jan 28 ...
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This online group is for individuals who want to understand and improve the quality of their relationships. We will use our interactions with each other to explore interpersonal patterns that interfere with intimacy and connection with others and learn new ...
Hosted by Amber Sager
Registered Psychotherapist, DpPsych, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5R
This online group is for individuals who want to understand and improve the quality of their relationships. We will use our interactions with each other to explore interpersonal patterns that interfere with intimacy and connection with others and learn new ...
(249) 444-3438 View (249) 444-3438
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 ...
Hosted by Erin Powley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CDBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5S
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 ...
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This service is offered ONLY to therapists, social workers, and mental health practitioners who are interested in enhancing the quality of their work with clients and who are working towards their accreditation in the CRPO, or/and CAMFT, or AAMFT . ...
Hosted by Tahereh Barati
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, RP, CACFT-S, AAMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4S
This service is offered ONLY to therapists, social workers, and mental health practitioners who are interested in enhancing the quality of their work with clients and who are working towards their accreditation in the CRPO, or/and CAMFT, or AAMFT . ...
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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported eight-week training program that cultivates skills for self-compassion. Based on the ground-breaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond ...
Hosted by Dr. Shari Geller - Centre for MindBody Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5N
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported eight-week training program that cultivates skills for self-compassion. Based on the ground-breaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond ...
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MBCT. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Mindfulness helps us to relate differently to 'all' psychological and physical challenging situations and conditions, such as depression stress and anxiety. Helps us to calm the mind and body and to be more present in ...
Hosted by Alan Davis
Counsellor, DCTP, MTC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M6H
MBCT. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Mindfulness helps us to relate differently to 'all' psychological and physical challenging situations and conditions, such as depression stress and anxiety. Helps us to calm the mind and body and to be more present in ...
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*TBD, please waitlist yourself for registration.* The DBT Graduate Group is a 13-week group for those who have completed at least one full round of a DBT Skills Group (minimum 6 months) and are committed to maintaining their gains, building ...
Hosted by Centre for MindBody Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5N
*TBD, please waitlist yourself for registration.* The DBT Graduate Group is a 13-week group for those who have completed at least one full round of a DBT Skills Group (minimum 6 months) and are committed to maintaining their gains, building ...
(855) 624-4596 View (855) 624-4596
Learn solutions to your specific A.D.D. challenges in a supportive 5 week adult group. The purpose of The A.D.D. Group is to teach you a process and an approach that will help you eliminate or reduce the negative impact of ...
Hosted by Robert Pal
ADHD, Coach
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5P
Learn solutions to your specific A.D.D. challenges in a supportive 5 week adult group. The purpose of The A.D.D. Group is to teach you a process and an approach that will help you eliminate or reduce the negative impact of ...
(855) 999-1753 View (855) 999-1753
Welcome to our Virtual DBT Skills Group for Women! Join us on Tues July 9th 2024 at 12:15 PM Learn valuable DBT skills mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal skills, coping strategies in a supportive virtual environment. This is a great opportunity ...
Hosted by Alethia A Cadore
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , RP , CYC-P
Verified Verified
Group meets in Etobicoke, ON M9W
Welcome to our Virtual DBT Skills Group for Women! Join us on Tues July 9th 2024 at 12:15 PM Learn valuable DBT skills mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal skills, coping strategies in a supportive virtual environment. This is a great opportunity ...
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in York?

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.