Support Groups in 20036

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Young Professionals Support Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This is a long-term therapy group. The goal of the group is to provide a safe space for exploration of the challenging life transitions around graduation and the beginning of one's career. We will examine relationship difficulties, family stressors and ..."
(202) 499-6057 
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Mindfully Melanin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
"This is a safe space for African American Psychotherapists to meet, support and discuss client issues. This will be a bi-weekly meeting. "
(202) 759-2116 
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Interpersonal Development Therapy Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Individuals join groups to help improve their relationships with themselves and others. This specific group works by utilizing the group process to explore interpersonal interactions that happen with group members in the present moment. Group members challenge themselves within group ..."
(202) 836-6839 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Wednesday 7:35-9:50a
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Verified
"Experiential process group. "
(202) 980-1701 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified
"This is a time limited supportive psychotherapy group for women experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss. "
(202) 851-8367 
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Women of Color Process Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group allows a space to discuss the difficult issues that can be related to being a woman of color in a predominantly white area. Run by Dr. Rashanta Bledman, this group is an ideal space to meet like-minded women ..."
(301) 683-5753 
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Somatic Experiencing Group for Trauma Survivors
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP
Verified
"A psychotherapy group for survivors of trauma. In a safe environment, we gather to discuss how their trauma experience affects their present life. Through mindfulness/body awareness, members learn how to identify the neuro-biological impact of trauma and how to address ..."
(202) 499-6292 
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ACTing as ACT Therapists
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
"This group is open to therapists of any discipline, licensed or unlicensed. We ask that you already have at least one formal ACT-focused training under your belt (either in person/live or online training) prior to participating. Please note that this ..."
(202) 519-5711 
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Washington, DC 20036
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General Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
"With up to 8 people in group, the goal is to be in the moment with other group members and to give and recieve feedback. Often it is difficult to notice our impact on others and group offers a clearer ..."
(202) 760-4375 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Psychotherapy Group, Tuesdays 5-6:15 p (also M&F)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW
Verified
"My co-therapist and I run this (and other groups), composed of professional men and women, every Tuesday evening. Topics include home and/or professional life, relationships, recovery, and family of origin issues, to name a few. There is currently one opening. ..."
(202) 509-0646 
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Understanding One's Self in Relationships
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified
"A mixed group of professionals, age 30+, who are developing interpersonal awareness and seeking to understand who they truly are in relation to others. Participants often work on their own individual matters, and also share a commitment to helping one ..."
(202) 559-4250 
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Systems-Centered* Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, CSW, LSCP, EFT
Verified
"This is a mixed group that focuses on reducing the restraining forces to the natural exploratory and developmental drive that we all have, to better reach our full potential. "
(202) 600-8157 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Career Group for Professionals
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This is a virtual group for professionals dealing with a range of career-related concerns. The group is designed to provide members with emotional support, practical guidance, and increased self-awareness. This group might be a fit for someone who is: - ..."
(202) 873-9330 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Virtual Interpersonal Process Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAC-I
Verified
(202) 892-1145 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Removing Barriers to Love
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Utilizing Principles from NY Times best-selling book, "Calling in the 'One'," this group will be for single women who are seeking to deepen their potential for happy, healthy love. Group Membership Requirements: An ability to be self-reflective; Willingness to embrace ..."
(202) 681-3923 
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Women's Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"This women's group is a closed group designed to help women find their voices and work on their relationship with themselves and others in their lives. "
(202) 417-2996 
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Washington, DC 20036
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District Sangha
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MFT
Verified
"Through contemplative practice, conscious community building, and the study of wisdom texts, District Sangha invites you to embark on a journey of awakening consciousness. We will gather monthly to talk, reflect, and meditate together. We contemplate how to develop the ..."
(202) 838-4017 
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Vani Rao MD PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"1020 19 street, NW Suite 625, Washington DC 20036 "
(202) 733-6502 
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Mixed-Gender Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
"Along with a seasoned colleague and certified sex therapist, we are forming a mixed gender therapy group to help clients identify and share their feelings in a safe, confidential group atmosphere. "
(202) 559-4261 
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Women's Group (20s and 30s)
Psychologist, MA, MAIPCR, PhD
Verified
"This group brings together women who are working on themselves in some way and who could really benefit from having more support and connection in that process. This is a great group to join if you are trying to navigate ..."
(720) 573-0896 
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
20036 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 20036 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 20036 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 20036 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 20036 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.