Support Groups in Ontario

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Photo of Michael Haltrecht, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ontario
Rise & Shine Shake https://www.RiseShineShake.ca
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
"https://www.RiseShineShak e.ca is a weekdaily Zoom gathering where we shake, dance, and move around to uplifting music for 45 minutes. Participants (ranging from newborn to 90’s) optionally share their experience during the last 15 minutes. Many attend regularly. People participate ..."
(647) 696-7740 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5S
Photo of Michal Goldstein, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Caregiving Connections
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Group support for parents caring for a child with behavioral or mental health challenges. "
(647) 490-2142 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6A
Photo of Ahmadreza Zamani, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Transactional Analysis Psychoeducation Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MD, CMS, CRPO, OAMPH
Verified
"12 hours, 4 weekly sessions. Focusing on healthy relationships with ourselves and others. "
(289) 807-2827 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M2N
Thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person HSP Group
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, GIT, EFT-II, HT
Verified
"This month's online HSP Support Groups held via Zoom will help you to gain a better sense of connection with yourself and others, and to help build resilience. I will offer a safe, supportive and creative environment in which to ..."
(647) 931-1398 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4T
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P.O.S.T.S -Preparing for High School
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA , BA, CYC P
Verified
"This 6-week virtual group is for children who are starting high school this fall and will focus on: Self-awareness, confidence, self-esteem, interpersonal skills, self-advocacy, stress, anxiety, planning, and organizational skills. The opportunities to connect with other children entering high school ..."
(647) 492-8210 
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Group meets in:
Etobicoke, ON M8W
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Partner Trauma Group
Registered Social Worker, BBA, MDiv, MSW, CMAT, CSAT
Verified
"Do you feel like you carry too much? Everyday feels the same? We are thrilled to offer an 8 week group program beginning in April, aimed at women who have either been betrayed, experiencing isolation from peers or need help ..."
(437) 800-8860 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6G
Photo of Lori Kay Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
women's groups
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RNCP, RP
Verified
"A support / therapeutic group for women. Personal issues and dynamics are discussed. These are closed groups. individuals are screened and assessed prior to participating.Currently accepting new referrals for Wednesday morning ladies group 9-10:30 "
(905) 331-0750 
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Burlington, ON L7R
Photo of Alison Maslin-Maratos, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Therapy, Supervision and Coaching for Therapists
Registered Social Worker, BA , BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
"I offer clinical supervision and coaching to help you gain confidence and skills. With over 20 years as a RSW, I use my experience to help you. We will work on case conceptualization, documentation, admin, use of self, business practices ..."
(226) 778-4812 
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Group meets in:
Brantford, ON N3T
Photo of Julie Watson, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario
Youth Anxiety Support
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, B Ed, BA Hons
Verified
"Occasionally experiencing anxiety is not unusual; however, extreme or prolonged anxiety can produce negative impacts on mental, physical, and emotional health. Anxiety can also negatively influence the ability to maintain routines and function effectively in social and academic environments. Youth ..."
(365) 305-0380 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4P
Photo of Zafire Holistic Wellness, Psychologist in Ontario
DBT Informed Skills Building Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Are you experiencing intense emotions that nobody else understands and impulsive reactions that often make life complicated and lonely or lead to self harm? Are you ready to take back your power and to start building a life worth living? ..."
(226) 270-9390 
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Group meets in:
Hamilton, ON L9A
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Anxiety Management Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
"This 8-week psycho-educational group is for individuals who are looking to manage their anxiety in an accepting and mindful way, by learning concrete tools from dialectical behaviour, cognitive-behavioural, and compassion-focused therapies. Cost for the group is $560.00 plus $80.00 for ..."
(343) 308-6412 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Tiffany Gillespie, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Bereavement, Adoption support, positive parenting
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
(289) 270-6873 
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Group meets in:
Stoney Creek, ON L8J
Photo of Romy's Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Depression and Anxiety Management CBT group
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CNP
Verified
"The group provides support and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in a non threatening environment to individuals suffering from anxiety and depression related symptoms..The focus of the group is teach client's coping strategies to assist them with their depression and anxiety related ..."
(844) 334-7470 
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Group meets in:
Brampton, ON L6V
Photo of First Step Men's Therapy (Adam Gelinas), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario
Facing the Shadow Men's Group - Virtual Group
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
"The aims of this men's group are to: 1) Break free from denial 2) Share and connect intimately with other men 3) Make sense of your own sexual history 4) Understand your behaviors and triggers 5) Identify and confront unmanageability ..."
(289) 216-5075 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M2N
Photo of Susan Chudzik Sipos, Psychologist in Ontario
CBT for Depression & Anxiety
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
"This group has a combined focused on both depression and anxiety symptoms. The group focuses on teaching Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies to manage problematic symptoms of depression and anxiety that may be having a negative impact on one's quality of ..."
(855) 945-2672 
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Group meets in:
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Photo of Farooq Naeem, Psychiatrist in Ontario
CBT for Obesity
Psychiatrist, MD, MRCPsyc, MSc , PhD
Verified
"This weight management group uses mindfulness and CBT techniques "
(437) 747-1938 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5S
Not accepting new clients
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http://www.greatertorontoeft.com/for_couples/find_
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, Speaker, Author
Verified
(855) 725-3578 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5E
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Group Therapy with Kyla Fox, MSW, RSW
Treatment Centre, MSW, RSW
Verified
"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 ..."
(647) 557-2741 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5R
Photo of Rhea Plosker MASc, MC, RSW, RP, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
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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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4P
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Kristy Kirby, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Intro to Meditation: Serenity Meditation Series
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
"Are you new to meditation? Are you ready to prioritize your self-care in 2021? This 8 week series is beautiful introduction to meditation for beginners. Gentle, step-by-step instructions to ease you into a practice that will help you to obtain ..."
(548) 483-6607 
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Group meets in:
Kitchener, ON N2H


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