Support Groups in 12205

This group is for women who are experiencing emotional difficulies after terminating a pregnancy. Issues of grief,loss, and PTSD symptoms are taught and discussed. Other topics of importance to group members are covered as well. Group is educational, therapeutic, and ...
Hosted by Laura M Connell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
This group is for women who are experiencing emotional difficulies after terminating a pregnancy. Issues of grief,loss, and PTSD symptoms are taught and discussed. Other topics of importance to group members are covered as well. Group is educational, therapeutic, and ...
(518) 882-4786 View (518) 882-4786
The purpose of the group is to create a private space for individuals dealing with issues related to their sexual orientation and gender identity. Group members will be encouraged and welcome to talk about the issues and concerns they are ...
Hosted by Sarah Nolan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
The purpose of the group is to create a private space for individuals dealing with issues related to their sexual orientation and gender identity. Group members will be encouraged and welcome to talk about the issues and concerns they are ...
(608) 708-7227 View (608) 708-7227
This group fosters an inclusive environment and is Diverse by Gender, Orientation, Religion, and Race. We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 5:15 pm to 6 pm. All members promise to respect and honor one another boundaries and privacy. Topics covered ...
Hosted by Michelle Williams
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
This group fosters an inclusive environment and is Diverse by Gender, Orientation, Religion, and Race. We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 5:15 pm to 6 pm. All members promise to respect and honor one another boundaries and privacy. Topics covered ...
(518) 519-3761 View (518) 519-3761
Teens will utilize DBT to learn about and increase tolerance for distress, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Each teen will walk away with a collection of various favorite and healthy tools to use when feeling anxious, panicky, or distressed.
Hosted by Shyla A. Dauria
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Colonie, NY 12205
Teens will utilize DBT to learn about and increase tolerance for distress, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Each teen will walk away with a collection of various favorite and healthy tools to use when feeling anxious, panicky, or distressed.
(518) 293-4115 View (518) 293-4115
Guiding Steps Psychotherapy, PLLC provides counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We specialize in treating trauma that comes from adverse childhood experiences and other circumstances which disrupt individuals' ability to maintain healthful social connections. The circumstances that cause trauma ...
Hosted by Andrew Xavier Feeney
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
Guiding Steps Psychotherapy, PLLC provides counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We specialize in treating trauma that comes from adverse childhood experiences and other circumstances which disrupt individuals' ability to maintain healthful social connections. The circumstances that cause trauma ...
(518) 692-6842 View (518) 692-6842
A group dedicated to support for people affected by cancer. I have experience working in a cancer care center and have helped hundreds of patients and their loved ones through cancer treatment and beyond! I am knowledgeable in several kinds ...
Hosted by Joshua McCormick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
A group dedicated to support for people affected by cancer. I have experience working in a cancer care center and have helped hundreds of patients and their loved ones through cancer treatment and beyond! I am knowledgeable in several kinds ...
(518) 520-4568 View (518) 520-4568
Aging in tandem with the persistent drumbeat of mortality offers w witchy brew of complex issues for we agers to chew on. Loss, grief and sense of vulnerability regarding the future are common exigencies of aging. In a safe and ...
Hosted by Barbara L Freedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
Aging in tandem with the persistent drumbeat of mortality offers w witchy brew of complex issues for we agers to chew on. Loss, grief and sense of vulnerability regarding the future are common exigencies of aging. In a safe and ...
(518) 631-3782 View (518) 631-3782
One of the more pervasive issues that can result from trauma is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The Borderline Experience can be very difficult for so many as they struggle with dissociation, extreme mood and affect dysreulation, getting stuck in the ...
Hosted by Identities Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Colonie, NY 12205
One of the more pervasive issues that can result from trauma is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The Borderline Experience can be very difficult for so many as they struggle with dissociation, extreme mood and affect dysreulation, getting stuck in the ...
(518) 240-3965 View (518) 240-3965
No Group 2022. Hey! Got anxiety? You're in good company! Speaking of good company, I have the best clients. Come join us for a fun, supportive experience. We'll do a little psychoeducation (that means learning about how to Make Anxiety ...
Hosted by Beth Ehrichs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
No Group 2022. Hey! Got anxiety? You're in good company! Speaking of good company, I have the best clients. Come join us for a fun, supportive experience. We'll do a little psychoeducation (that means learning about how to Make Anxiety ...
(518) 267-7277 View (518) 267-7277
This group is for individuals who grew up in families with addiction or dysfunction. The group focuses on helping members gain insight into ways their growing up years negatively affected relationships and choices later in life. We use a combination ...
Hosted by Terence Hoyt, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWRNY, LCSW-NJ, PhD, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
This group is for individuals who grew up in families with addiction or dysfunction. The group focuses on helping members gain insight into ways their growing up years negatively affected relationships and choices later in life. We use a combination ...
(518) 730-4977 View (518) 730-4977
This ONLINE weekly support group is for adults looking to begin, re-start, or maintain their recovery from substances. The focus of the group is on the intersectionality of a life of sobriety with topics such as emotional development, anxiety, depression, ...
Hosted by Dr. Brian Freidenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
This ONLINE weekly support group is for adults looking to begin, re-start, or maintain their recovery from substances. The focus of the group is on the intersectionality of a life of sobriety with topics such as emotional development, anxiety, depression, ...
(518) 348-8689 View (518) 348-8689
A group dedicated to overcoming the stigma and supporting people struggling in their relationship with pornography.
Hosted by Joshua McCormick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
A group dedicated to overcoming the stigma and supporting people struggling in their relationship with pornography.
(518) 520-4568 View (518) 520-4568
In both my practice and personal life, I have witnessed many gay men struggling sustaining intimate relationships. Often times, I have seen individuals showing signs of CPTSD when it comes to taking action that could lead to a mutual loving ...
Hosted by Terence Hoyt, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWRNY, LCSW-NJ, PhD, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
In both my practice and personal life, I have witnessed many gay men struggling sustaining intimate relationships. Often times, I have seen individuals showing signs of CPTSD when it comes to taking action that could lead to a mutual loving ...
(518) 730-4977 View (518) 730-4977
This ONLINE weekly group is for young adults who are looking for peer support. Topics covered include stress, anxiety, depression, dating, partners, friendships, college and/or career, family, sleep, health, spirituality, recovery, grief, community, social media, body image, life-work balance, identity, ...
Hosted by Dr. Brian Freidenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
This ONLINE weekly group is for young adults who are looking for peer support. Topics covered include stress, anxiety, depression, dating, partners, friendships, college and/or career, family, sleep, health, spirituality, recovery, grief, community, social media, body image, life-work balance, identity, ...
(518) 348-8689 View (518) 348-8689
This IN-PERSON weekly support group is for psychotherapists looking to be validated, supported, and helped by other therapists in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Therapists are needed now more than ever and this places increased stress on therapists who are trying ...
Hosted by Dr. Brian Freidenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
This IN-PERSON weekly support group is for psychotherapists looking to be validated, supported, and helped by other therapists in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Therapists are needed now more than ever and this places increased stress on therapists who are trying ...
(518) 348-8689 View (518) 348-8689

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 12205?

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.