Support Groups in 17033

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Set Sail Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
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"Set Sail was born out of two dreams, a friendship, and a shared vision of client focused, feminist-centered counseling. Having worked together for more than 8 years, Stacy Dove and Samantha Liggett both felt an increasingly strong desire to incorporate ..."
(223) 332-4797
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Group meets in:
Hershey, PA 17033
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Coping Skills Group for Teens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Are you a teen (ages 15-18) who desires to learn coping skills to handle everyday stressors? Do you know a teen who could benefit from learning/implementing coping skills? If so, this group may be for you. Coping Skills Group for ..."
(223) 204-2081
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Group meets in:
Hershey, PA 17033

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Photo of Stacy Dove, Licensed Professional Counselor in 17033, PA
Set Sail Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"Set Sail was born out of two dreams, a friendship, and a shared vision of client focused, feminist-centered counseling. Having worked together for more than 8 years, Stacy Dove and Samantha Liggett both felt an increasingly strong desire to incorporate ..."
(223) 332-4797
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Group meets in:
Hershey, PA 17033
Photo of Tice Counseling & Wellness LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 17033, PA
Coping Skills Group for Teens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Are you a teen (ages 15-18) who desires to learn coping skills to handle everyday stressors? Do you know a teen who could benefit from learning/implementing coping skills? If so, this group may be for you. Coping Skills Group for ..."
(223) 204-2081
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Group meets in:
Hershey, PA 17033

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
17033 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 17033 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 17033 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 17033 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 17033 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.