Support Groups in 19147

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Virtual Sexual Abuse Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"This virtual group for female/female identifying survivors of sexual abuse or assault meets weekly over an 8 week period. Group topics include discussions on common reactions to trauma, trust and relationships, sex and intimacy, body image, self-esteem, mindfulness strategies and ..."
(484) 604-2011 
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
"Skills-building, experiential-based 8-week course supporting capacity to manage stress and life's challenges and changes with greater ease. Course currently being taught at an LGBT-focused health center in Philadelphia. Rates reflect sliding scale all-inclusive. September - November 2017. Contact for more ..."
(646) 859-0031 
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Not accepting new clients
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Smash Your ADHD Coaching Group- Registration Open!
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified
"Do you have a mountain of tasks and unfinished projects that you keep avoiding? It can be difficult to navigate ADHD during these times. You don’t have to be alone. In our ADHD group, we’re here to keep you accountable ..."
(267) 214-6526 
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Not accepting new clients
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Modern Intervention Strategies
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
"MIS is an online solution focused therapy practice helping people feel in control, confident and certain about their decisions to improve communication, relationships and overall quality of life. We work with teens, adults, couples and families dealing with anxiety, depression ..."
(267) 489-2785 
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Mindfully Me
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
"An 8-week mindfulness-based group for little kids with big feelings to help cope and manage big emotions, tolerate frustration, let go of perfectionism, increase flexibility, build resilience and learn that they are not 'too much' for the world. "
(267) 668-0287 
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Aporia Group - Wednesday Eve.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC, BS
Verified
"This group focuses on addiction and recovery. Any individual that is contemplating getting clean and sober, is welcome. The group is very educational, spontaneous and effective! The group is helpful and gives the space and time, allowing for the change ..."
(856) 823-4325 
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Various Groups, Classes & Workshops
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
"We offer various therapy groups as well as workshops/classes, including mindfulness classes, relationship skills workshops, group therapy, and therapy groups for children and adolescents. Please contact us to find out more. "
(267) 861-3685 
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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IOP Intensive Outpatient Program
LCSW
"Mazzoni Center offers the only LGBTQ Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for alcohol and substance abuse in the Philadelphia region. At Mazzoni, a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for everyone. We recognize that everyone's path to recovery is different and unique. ..."
(267) 888-5020 
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147

More Groups Nearby

Photo of Mylisa Kesselman, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19147, PA
Virtual Sexual Abuse Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"This virtual group for female/female identifying survivors of sexual abuse or assault meets weekly over an 8 week period. Group topics include discussions on common reactions to trauma, trust and relationships, sex and intimacy, body image, self-esteem, mindfulness strategies and ..."
(484) 604-2011 
View
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Photo of Robert Michael Pileggi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19147, PA
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
"Skills-building, experiential-based 8-week course supporting capacity to manage stress and life's challenges and changes with greater ease. Course currently being taught at an LGBT-focused health center in Philadelphia. Rates reflect sliding scale all-inclusive. September - November 2017. Contact for more ..."
(646) 859-0031 
View
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Kate Engel, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19147, PA
Smash Your ADHD Coaching Group- Registration Open!
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified
"Do you have a mountain of tasks and unfinished projects that you keep avoiding? It can be difficult to navigate ADHD during these times. You don’t have to be alone. In our ADHD group, we’re here to keep you accountable ..."
(267) 214-6526 
View
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Salome Saah, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19147, PA
Modern Intervention Strategies
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
"MIS is an online solution focused therapy practice helping people feel in control, confident and certain about their decisions to improve communication, relationships and overall quality of life. We work with teens, adults, couples and families dealing with anxiety, depression ..."
(267) 489-2785 
View
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Photo of Kellie Cathey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19147, PA
Mindfully Me
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
"An 8-week mindfulness-based group for little kids with big feelings to help cope and manage big emotions, tolerate frustration, let go of perfectionism, increase flexibility, build resilience and learn that they are not 'too much' for the world. "
(267) 668-0287 
View
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Photo of Deborah E. Blastic, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 19147, PA
Aporia Group - Wednesday Eve.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC, BS
Verified
"This group focuses on addiction and recovery. Any individual that is contemplating getting clean and sober, is welcome. The group is very educational, spontaneous and effective! The group is helpful and gives the space and time, allowing for the change ..."
(856) 823-4325 
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Photo of Equilibria Psychological & Consultation Services, Psychologist in 19147, PA
Various Groups, Classes & Workshops
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
"We offer various therapy groups as well as workshops/classes, including mindfulness classes, relationship skills workshops, group therapy, and therapy groups for children and adolescents. Please contact us to find out more. "
(267) 861-3685 
View
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Photo of Mazzoni Center Behavioral Health Services in 19147, PA
IOP Intensive Outpatient Program
LCSW
"Mazzoni Center offers the only LGBTQ Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for alcohol and substance abuse in the Philadelphia region. At Mazzoni, a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for everyone. We recognize that everyone's path to recovery is different and unique. ..."
(267) 888-5020 
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
19147 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 19147 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 19147 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 19147 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 19147 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.