Support Groups in 12203

A 3 day intensive workshop (based on the treatment model developed my Pia Mellody called Survivors) that investigates the origin of adult dysfunctional behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential process, participants learn to identify and address those early childhood ...
Hosted by Kim Ploussard
Counselor, LMHC, SEP, DARTT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
A 3 day intensive workshop (based on the treatment model developed my Pia Mellody called Survivors) that investigates the origin of adult dysfunctional behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential process, participants learn to identify and address those early childhood ...
(518) 290-0918 View (518) 290-0918
This is a 10 week group offered on zoom as well as in person on Fridays 12-1 pm. This group will help you get to the root of your anger and learn skills to feel calmer, be more assertive and ...
Hosted by Jamie Coscia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
This is a 10 week group offered on zoom as well as in person on Fridays 12-1 pm. This group will help you get to the root of your anger and learn skills to feel calmer, be more assertive and ...
(518) 620-5039 View (518) 620-5039
An in-person men's group for non-offending individuals who are seeking to heal from the emotional scars of childhood sexual, physical & emotional abuse is held every other Monday. Meeting in a safe and encouraging environment, we will explore the complex ...
Hosted by Tom D Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
An in-person men's group for non-offending individuals who are seeking to heal from the emotional scars of childhood sexual, physical & emotional abuse is held every other Monday. Meeting in a safe and encouraging environment, we will explore the complex ...
(518) 351-7447 View (518) 351-7447
Improve your quality of life, maintain safety, and prevent emotional crisis through education and skill building. In this six week open ended program clients receive: comprehensive list of community resources, an individualized personal wellness plan and a strength based crisis ...
Hosted by Pinnacle Behavioral Health IPA, LLC
Treatment Center
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
Improve your quality of life, maintain safety, and prevent emotional crisis through education and skill building. In this six week open ended program clients receive: comprehensive list of community resources, an individualized personal wellness plan and a strength based crisis ...
(518) 692-6347 View (518) 692-6347
Anger Group - helps you get to the bottom of your anger/resentment and figure out how to communicate more effectively with others. Anxiety Group - learn how to understand and transform the message of anxiety in your life. ...
Hosted by Pinnacle Behavioral Health IPA, LLC
Treatment Center
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
Anger Group - helps you get to the bottom of your anger/resentment and figure out how to communicate more effectively with others. Anxiety Group - learn how to understand and transform the message of anxiety in your life. ...
(518) 692-6347 View (518) 692-6347
Join a warm & supportive group to reduce the shame & isolation associated with OCD. The group will cover OCD myths & review skills to help you tolerate discomfort plus receive the group's encouragement to reduce rituals. Group appropriate for ...
Hosted by Tom D Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
Join a warm & supportive group to reduce the shame & isolation associated with OCD. The group will cover OCD myths & review skills to help you tolerate discomfort plus receive the group's encouragement to reduce rituals. Group appropriate for ...
(518) 351-7447 View (518) 351-7447
Couples who want to learn and practice the skills and habits of successful couples to become the best partner they can be. Breaking old habits and developing new ones takes a great deal of practice. The couples’ group helps provide ...
Hosted by Kim Ploussard
Counselor, LMHC, SEP, DARTT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
Couples who want to learn and practice the skills and habits of successful couples to become the best partner they can be. Breaking old habits and developing new ones takes a great deal of practice. The couples’ group helps provide ...
(518) 290-0918 View (518) 290-0918
Join a supportive treatment group (in-person) to reduce the shame & isolation associated with OCD along with developing skills to successively manage the symptoms. The group covers OCD myths, introduces CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) skills & the gold standard for ...
Hosted by Tom D Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
Join a supportive treatment group (in-person) to reduce the shame & isolation associated with OCD along with developing skills to successively manage the symptoms. The group covers OCD myths, introduces CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) skills & the gold standard for ...
(518) 351-7447 View (518) 351-7447
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 12203?

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.