Support Groups in Ontario

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
At Dialectical Living our online DBT psycho-ed groups are powerful ways to learn DBT skills while meeting others who share in similar struggles. We pride ourselves on making learning DBT fun and interactive using: PowerPoints, videos, role-plays, white boarding, discussions, ...
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Hosted by Julie Hayden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4K
At Dialectical Living our online DBT psycho-ed groups are powerful ways to learn DBT skills while meeting others who share in similar struggles. We pride ourselves on making learning DBT fun and interactive using: PowerPoints, videos, role-plays, white boarding, discussions, ...
(416) 616-5284 View (416) 616-5284
Farsi Therapists in Toronto, ON
The group who is speaking farsi such as, Iranis, Afghanians and so on
Photo of Nastaran Adibrad Ph.d Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Hosted by Nastaran Adibrad Ph.d Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP, CCCP, OAMHP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Thornhill, ON L3T
The group who is speaking farsi such as, Iranis, Afghanians and so on
(647) 800-9997 View (647) 800-9997
Parents of Children with mental health issues
Parenting a child with mental health issues can be emotionally exhausting and leave you feeling empty and alone. This support group was created for moms to share with one another their experiences, feel support and encouragement and connect with other ...
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Hosted by The Counselling Centre
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vaughan, ON L4J
Parenting a child with mental health issues can be emotionally exhausting and leave you feeling empty and alone. This support group was created for moms to share with one another their experiences, feel support and encouragement and connect with other ...
(647) 699-3128 View (647) 699-3128
Pet Bereavement and Loss Support Group
The loss of a beloved pet can be difficult, and the free Pet Bereavement and Loss Support Group is a safe and supportive place to come to process your loss. This group is held on the last Tuesday of every ...
Photo of Katherine Hall, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Hosted by Katherine Hall
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4P
The loss of a beloved pet can be difficult, and the free Pet Bereavement and Loss Support Group is a safe and supportive place to come to process your loss. This group is held on the last Tuesday of every ...
(647) 559-9089 View (647) 559-9089
Her Space
A group for women who are perimenopausal, menopausal who have ADHD, Trauma, and general life challenges. The purpose of the group is to help support discussion on the impact of hormones, ADHD and Trauma. Psycho-education including nutrition for mental health, ...
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Hosted by Dianne Wright
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCSP, *ADHD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mississauga, ON L5K
A group for women who are perimenopausal, menopausal who have ADHD, Trauma, and general life challenges. The purpose of the group is to help support discussion on the impact of hormones, ADHD and Trauma. Psycho-education including nutrition for mental health, ...
(289) 207-6272 View (289) 207-6272
Hold Me Tight weekend workshops for couples
Photo of Mary Luard, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Hosted by Mary Luard
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kitchener, ON N2H
(519) 500-4268 View (519) 500-4268
Learning to address your Anxiety for Adolescents
Over the course of 6 group sessions we will explore the symptoms and impact of anxiety, develop and practice skills to reduce it and use peer support to build self-esteem and communication skills. Current issues affecting youth will also be ...
Photo of Terrilee Kelford, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Hosted by Terrilee Kelford
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Carleton Place, ON K7C
Over the course of 6 group sessions we will explore the symptoms and impact of anxiety, develop and practice skills to reduce it and use peer support to build self-esteem and communication skills. Current issues affecting youth will also be ...
(613) 704-6109 View (613) 704-6109
‘Relationship Lab’ long-term therapy group
The moments of our true happiness occur when we feel understood by others. In the modern world of isolation and disconnection, this becomes more challenging than ever before - to connect. We, as human beings, need other human beings. That’s ...
Photo of Olga Klimenkova, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Hosted by Olga Klimenkova
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, GIT Dip
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M5T
The moments of our true happiness occur when we feel understood by others. In the modern world of isolation and disconnection, this becomes more challenging than ever before - to connect. We, as human beings, need other human beings. That’s ...
(289) 277-3472 View (289) 277-3472
Grief Group Series
This therapeutic group centered on grief is intended to provide support, education and coping strategies for managing grief during the holidays. Learn how to: Honour and commemorate your loss Cope over the holiday season Connect with others with shared experiences. ...
Photo of Suzie St Denis - Clarity Counselling Services, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Hosted by Suzie St Denis - Clarity Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BASoci, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Timmins, ON P0N
This therapeutic group centered on grief is intended to provide support, education and coping strategies for managing grief during the holidays. Learn how to: Honour and commemorate your loss Cope over the holiday season Connect with others with shared experiences. ...
(249) 502-0816 View (249) 502-0816
Creating Your Artistic Journal
Creating joyful, colourful art and inspiring you to discover your own creativity while creating your own journal.
Photo of Mind Health Connect, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Hosted by Mind Health Connect
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Perry, ON L9L
Creating joyful, colourful art and inspiring you to discover your own creativity while creating your own journal.
(289) 276-1324 View (289) 276-1324
Acknowledging ADHD and Kicking its A#!
Are you struggling due to ADHD? Want to learn to reduce procrastination, increase motivation and get stuff done? Join this group to learn new coping strategies and have a group to help keep you accountable.
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Hosted by Asd AuDHD Adhd Partners Anxiety Sammi Marriner
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Barrie, ON L4M
Are you struggling due to ADHD? Want to learn to reduce procrastination, increase motivation and get stuff done? Join this group to learn new coping strategies and have a group to help keep you accountable.
(249) 202-2327 View (249) 202-2327
Blissful Balance Counselling
Photo of Ariette Hung - Blissful Balance Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario
Hosted by Ariette Hung - Blissful Balance Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MDiv
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ottawa, ON K2P
(343) 313-1469 View (343) 313-1469
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training
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 ...
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Hosted by 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 ...
(855) 624-4596 View (855) 624-4596
Child Social Skills Program
| COOL TOOLS - Social and Emotional Success | PALS - Playing and Learning to Socialize | KICK - Kind, Independent, Capable Kids | GIRL POWER - Leadership and Empowerment |
Photo of Tania Marie Da Silva (Behaviour Matters) in Ontario
Hosted by Tania Marie Da Silva (Behaviour Matters)
HonsBA, CYC, CYW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M6A
| COOL TOOLS - Social and Emotional Success | PALS - Playing and Learning to Socialize | KICK - Kind, Independent, Capable Kids | GIRL POWER - Leadership and Empowerment |
(855) 249-5362 View (855) 249-5362
Online Men’s Group - Tuesdays 7pm
If you are a man who is feeling alone with the stress, pressure and expectations that modern society hoists upon you to “Be a Man” or is experiencing a sense of shame, embarrassment or regret regarding how you have been ...
Photo of Brian Janes, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Hosted by Brian Janes
Registered Psychotherapist, CSAT, ICADC, MBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Stoney Creek, ON L8G
If you are a man who is feeling alone with the stress, pressure and expectations that modern society hoists upon you to “Be a Man” or is experiencing a sense of shame, embarrassment or regret regarding how you have been ...
(905) 746-7428 View (905) 746-7428
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
This skills group is divided into four modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Clients will learn skills to help them get through crisis situations, to accept the most challenging parts of their lives, to respond rather than ...
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Hosted by Equilibrium Mental Health and Wellness
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M6J
This skills group is divided into four modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Clients will learn skills to help them get through crisis situations, to accept the most challenging parts of their lives, to respond rather than ...
(437) 747-4641 View (437) 747-4641
Gentle OnLine Yoga for Anxiety Relief
Gentle Online Yoga for Anxiety Relief explores simple, effective, user-friendly practices to feel good in your body, mind and heart. Suitable for most ages and abilities, and meant as a compliment to, not as a replacement for your current medical ...
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Hosted by Anxiety Relief/Cheryl Storey On-Line Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kingston, ON K7L
Gentle Online Yoga for Anxiety Relief explores simple, effective, user-friendly practices to feel good in your body, mind and heart. Suitable for most ages and abilities, and meant as a compliment to, not as a replacement for your current medical ...
(613) 604-0515 View (613) 604-0515
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Group
I run a psychodynamic psychotherapy group for adults together with my partner, Susan Chernin. The group meets weekly for 10 months with 3 extended sessions during the year. The annual cost is $2500. Interested persons are invited to meet for ...
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Hosted by John Gross
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CTP Dip
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4T
I run a psychodynamic psychotherapy group for adults together with my partner, Susan Chernin. The group meets weekly for 10 months with 3 extended sessions during the year. The annual cost is $2500. Interested persons are invited to meet for ...
(437) 747-6130 View (437) 747-6130
The Daring Way(tm)
The Daring Way(tm) is a highly experiential workshop based on the ground breaking research of Dr. Brené Brown. The interactive workshop was developed to help men, women and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen and live braver lives. ...
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Hosted by Ivana Mitchell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP, CDWF
Verified Verified
Group meets in Toronto, ON M4Y
The Daring Way(tm) is a highly experiential workshop based on the ground breaking research of Dr. Brené Brown. The interactive workshop was developed to help men, women and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen and live braver lives. ...
(647) 490-2245 View (647) 490-2245
Medical Professionals
For those in the Medical Field who are experiencing Compassion Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma. Find a safe place to learn, grow, share and heal. This group will start up in the New Year. Please reach out for more details ...
Photo of Kimberly Laaper, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Hosted by Kimberly Laaper
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, Bed, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Bay, ON P1B
For those in the Medical Field who are experiencing Compassion Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma. Find a safe place to learn, grow, share and heal. This group will start up in the New Year. Please reach out for more details ...
(249) 559-0778 View (249) 559-0778

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Ontario?

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.