Support Groups in 20002

Photo of Maureen Cary, MS, MA, LMHC, Counselor in 20002, DC
American Psychological Association
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Professional organization. "
(781) 786-7197 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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Sexual Health Psychotherapy Group for Men
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CGP, CST-S
Verified
"People who might benefit from this group include gay, bisexual or heterosexual men who: feel out of control involving partnered or solo sex; have symptoms involving consensual sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; experience ..."
(202) 949-7872 
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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CBT Weight Loss Group
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LPC
Verified
"Having trouble losing weight or keeping it off? Join our solution focused group. Come learn the cognitive and behavioral skills you need to be successful. Learn how to: (1) motivate yourself, (2) manage emotional eating, (3) stay on track with ..."
(202) 800-2490 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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National Association of Social Work
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, LISW
Verified
"I have been a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) since July 2010. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. "
(319) 774-8524 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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Our Resilience
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified
"Our Resilience is a processing group for survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and violence. This virtual group is intended to create an intentional, safe space for survivors to connect and support each other in their healing from trauma. Each group ..."
(202) 937-1834 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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Sexual Health in Meth Recovery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CGP, CST-S
Verified
"Sexual Health in Meth Recovery - A Psychotherapy Group for Bisexual and Gay Men who: struggle to maintain their meth recovery because of their sexual behavior; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; feel ready to stop using meth; have ..."
(202) 949-7872 
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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Writing Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
"Group Currently on Break - Utilize writing as an expressive arts therapy tool to discover and explore thoughts and feelings. I will bring writing prompts to each group, provide quiet time for writing, followed by sharing and processing discussion. No ..."
(202) 953-5738 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
20002 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 20002 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 20002 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 20002 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 20002 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.