Support Groups in 02472

For partners of people with Asperger's Syndrome or Asperger's-like characteristics. Group members offer each other mutual understanding, empathy, and support. The facilitator provides psychoeducation, emotional support, suggestions for coping skills and communication strategies. Meets once monthly for 90 minutes. Prospective ...
Hosted by Eva A. Mendes
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
For partners of people with Asperger's Syndrome or Asperger's-like characteristics. Group members offer each other mutual understanding, empathy, and support. The facilitator provides psychoeducation, emotional support, suggestions for coping skills and communication strategies. Meets once monthly for 90 minutes. Prospective ...
(617) 307-7798 View (617) 307-7798
Clinicians or human service providers or religious/spiritual leaders, including IFS practitioners, interested in learning more about Sand Tray as a clinical treatment modality, or as a tool for coaching or spiritual exploration, are welcome to schedule a group training or ...
Hosted by Sacred Play Explorations
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MDiv, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
Clinicians or human service providers or religious/spiritual leaders, including IFS practitioners, interested in learning more about Sand Tray as a clinical treatment modality, or as a tool for coaching or spiritual exploration, are welcome to schedule a group training or ...
(617) 981-6485 View (617) 981-6485
This group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills ...
Hosted by Adam Gilman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
This group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills ...
(617) 744-4703 View (617) 744-4703
This virtual group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the ...
Hosted by Betsy Harris, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
This virtual group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the ...
(617) 751-6343 View (617) 751-6343
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
Hosted by Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
Join others for 8 weeks to learn and practice Ananda meditation (TBD). Increase awareness and calmness to make better choices in life, and be at peace with yourself and with the world around you. To inquire further or to join, ...
Hosted by LaTonya Zibi
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, MDiv, MTS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
Join others for 8 weeks to learn and practice Ananda meditation (TBD). Increase awareness and calmness to make better choices in life, and be at peace with yourself and with the world around you. To inquire further or to join, ...
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8-week, psychoeducational & interactive group for adults. Members will increase their knowledge of: Alcohol Abuse & Dependence; Problematic behavior related to your drinking; Ways to assess and monitor your drinking patterns; Understanding what your patterns of alcohol use tell you; ...
Hosted by Amanda Wells
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
8-week, psychoeducational & interactive group for adults. Members will increase their knowledge of: Alcohol Abuse & Dependence; Problematic behavior related to your drinking; Ways to assess and monitor your drinking patterns; Understanding what your patterns of alcohol use tell you; ...
(617) 993-0404 View (617) 993-0404
Meet other Women with Asperger Syndrome and who are on the Autism Spectrum! Share your experiences of work, dating, relationships, friendships, parenting, social skills and other day-to-day life issues.
Hosted by Eva A. Mendes
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
Meet other Women with Asperger Syndrome and who are on the Autism Spectrum! Share your experiences of work, dating, relationships, friendships, parenting, social skills and other day-to-day life issues.
(617) 307-7798 View (617) 307-7798
This group teaches adolescents aged 14-19 about the 5 modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: mindfulness, middle path skills, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills are ideal for teens who need help managing their emotions and learning new ...
Hosted by Adam Gilman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
This group teaches adolescents aged 14-19 about the 5 modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: mindfulness, middle path skills, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills are ideal for teens who need help managing their emotions and learning new ...
(617) 744-4703 View (617) 744-4703
This group is created on an as requested basis for small groups of mental health or coaching professionals seeking a basic training in a particular sand tray technique. I also have this training available for on-line Zoom video booking for ...
Hosted by Sacred Play Explorations
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MDiv, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
This group is created on an as requested basis for small groups of mental health or coaching professionals seeking a basic training in a particular sand tray technique. I also have this training available for on-line Zoom video booking for ...
(617) 981-6485 View (617) 981-6485
Join others for 6 weeks to explore and share what spirituality means to you and how it relates your mental health and your life overall (TBD) . BCBS/Commercial Tufts Plan insurances apply. To inquire further or to join, contact me ...
Hosted by LaTonya Zibi
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, MDiv, MTS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
Join others for 6 weeks to explore and share what spirituality means to you and how it relates your mental health and your life overall (TBD) . BCBS/Commercial Tufts Plan insurances apply. To inquire further or to join, contact me ...
(781) 996-7144 View (781) 996-7144
This group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills ...
Hosted by Samantha DiChiara
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
This group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills ...
(617) 744-4954 View (617) 744-4954
Meet other Young Women on the Autism Spectrum and share your experiences of college, job searches, work issues, time management and organizational challenges, anxiety, depression, self-image/identity issues, dating, relationships, social skills and anything else that's on your mind.
Hosted by Eva A. Mendes
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
Meet other Young Women on the Autism Spectrum and share your experiences of college, job searches, work issues, time management and organizational challenges, anxiety, depression, self-image/identity issues, dating, relationships, social skills and anything else that's on your mind.
(617) 307-7798 View (617) 307-7798
This group teaches all the skills essential to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills of ...
Hosted by Betsy Harris, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
This group teaches all the skills essential to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills of ...
(617) 751-6343 View (617) 751-6343
This group teaches all the skills essential to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills of ...
Hosted by Betsy Harris, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Watertown, MA 02472
This group teaches all the skills essential to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills of ...
(617) 751-6343 View (617) 751-6343
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 02472?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip 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 zip 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 counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

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.