Support Groups in 02132

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Care Givers Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Coming in March! A weekly support group for adult children who are taking care of elderly parents. This will be emotional support group as well as a space to share resources and strategies for best care practices. "
(781) 208-5977 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02132
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Conquer Your Fear of Speaking Group
MS
"Most of us are nervous in at least one speaking situation. This supportive, engaging and fun small group is designed to increase your confidence and control in communication situations, whether 1-1 or larger groups. We will focus on the three ..."
(617) 958-8519 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02132
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Anger Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCHP-MH, CCFC
Verified
"Anger is taboo yet serves a significant role in the everyday lives of everyone in this country. We are taught its power in childhood and as we grow we learn how to manipulate it to meet our needs. We tend ..."
 
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Group meets in:
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Melanie Robinson Findlay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02132, MA
Stress Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCHP-MH, CCFC
Verified
"Stress is so normal we don't always realize when we are experiencing it. As we take on more and more our sleep, appetite, attitude, relationships, and productivity shift. We rarely attribute this to stress until someone else brings it to ..."
 
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Group meets in:
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Not accepting new clients

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Photo of Kathleen Connolly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02132, MA
Care Givers Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Coming in March! A weekly support group for adult children who are taking care of elderly parents. This will be emotional support group as well as a space to share resources and strategies for best care practices. "
(781) 208-5977 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02132
Photo of Partners in Communication Inc. Laurie and team in 02132, MA
Conquer Your Fear of Speaking Group
MS
"Most of us are nervous in at least one speaking situation. This supportive, engaging and fun small group is designed to increase your confidence and control in communication situations, whether 1-1 or larger groups. We will focus on the three ..."
(617) 958-8519 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02132
Photo of Melanie Robinson Findlay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02132, MA
Anger Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCHP-MH, CCFC
Verified
"Anger is taboo yet serves a significant role in the everyday lives of everyone in this country. We are taught its power in childhood and as we grow we learn how to manipulate it to meet our needs. We tend ..."
 
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Group meets in:
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Melanie Robinson Findlay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02132, MA
Stress Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCHP-MH, CCFC
Verified
"Stress is so normal we don't always realize when we are experiencing it. As we take on more and more our sleep, appetite, attitude, relationships, and productivity shift. We rarely attribute this to stress until someone else brings it to ..."
 
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Group meets in:
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Not accepting new clients


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
02132 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 02132 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 02132 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 02132 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 02132 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.