Support Groups in 20169

Calling all people with pre/diabetes who are confused, overwhelmed, tired of medications, and fed up with falling off the wagon with lifestyle changes. Together, we will get clear on reliable information sources to educate yourself and be an informed patient, ...
Hosted by Jennie Samuel Coaching
Occupational Therapist, OTD
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Haymarket, VA 20169
Calling all people with pre/diabetes who are confused, overwhelmed, tired of medications, and fed up with falling off the wagon with lifestyle changes. Together, we will get clear on reliable information sources to educate yourself and be an informed patient, ...
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Serving our heroes is an honor and a challenge. Throughout the journey there are highs and lows, but strength amongst these spouses will remain, even when strength is hard to acknowledge. The Spouse's Group is held in a supportive environment ...
Hosted by Heidi Graybill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haymarket, VA 20169
Serving our heroes is an honor and a challenge. Throughout the journey there are highs and lows, but strength amongst these spouses will remain, even when strength is hard to acknowledge. The Spouse's Group is held in a supportive environment ...
(571) 470-5470 View (571) 470-5470
We have several Friendship Groups during afterschool hours to help children learn to develop effective peer relationship skills. The group is appropriate for children who have ADHD, anxiety, depression, extremely shy and socially awkward. The groups are divided by age: ...
Hosted by Phoenix Counseling Group & Play Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAATS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haymarket, VA 20169
We have several Friendship Groups during afterschool hours to help children learn to develop effective peer relationship skills. The group is appropriate for children who have ADHD, anxiety, depression, extremely shy and socially awkward. The groups are divided by age: ...
(571) 248-7249 View (571) 248-7249
Join us for a supportive group session to discuss how caregiving has affected you emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This group meets online.
Hosted by Judy Watta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haymarket, VA 20169
Join us for a supportive group session to discuss how caregiving has affected you emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This group meets online.
(703) 386-7818 View (703) 386-7818
Our Social Stars programs work to help facilitate more effective social behavior for children and teens with Aspergers Syndrome and Related Disorders. Our Social Stars groups focus on developing specific skills needed to engage in positive peer relationships. There are ...
Hosted by Phoenix Counseling Group & Play Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAATS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haymarket, VA 20169
Our Social Stars programs work to help facilitate more effective social behavior for children and teens with Aspergers Syndrome and Related Disorders. Our Social Stars groups focus on developing specific skills needed to engage in positive peer relationships. There are ...
(571) 248-7249 View (571) 248-7249
The struggles that our teenagers are facing today is unlike any other time in our society. The COVID-19 Pandemic has challenged how they socialize, participate in school, cope through daily stress and handle fear. They are not alone in this ...
Hosted by Heidi Graybill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haymarket, VA 20169
The struggles that our teenagers are facing today is unlike any other time in our society. The COVID-19 Pandemic has challenged how they socialize, participate in school, cope through daily stress and handle fear. They are not alone in this ...
(571) 470-5470 View (571) 470-5470
Our adolescent groups are designed to help middle school and high school age teens to address the difficulties they face within the context of a supportive, positive environment utilizing peer support. The groups are separated by gender to allow greater ...
Hosted by Phoenix Counseling Group & Play Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAATS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haymarket, VA 20169
Our adolescent groups are designed to help middle school and high school age teens to address the difficulties they face within the context of a supportive, positive environment utilizing peer support. The groups are separated by gender to allow greater ...
(571) 248-7249 View (571) 248-7249
Even in the darkest nights, there are stars, the call of a night owl, and the rustle of the wind. Join us for a weekly session to focus on what you are grateful for. This group meets online.
Hosted by Judy Watta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haymarket, VA 20169
Even in the darkest nights, there are stars, the call of a night owl, and the rustle of the wind. Join us for a weekly session to focus on what you are grateful for. This group meets online.
(703) 386-7818 View (703) 386-7818
Join us to go into a deep exploration of the 12 steps. Members of all 12 step programs are compatible with this group. We will meet weekly online in a supportive environment. This group meets online.
Hosted by Judy Watta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haymarket, VA 20169
Join us to go into a deep exploration of the 12 steps. Members of all 12 step programs are compatible with this group. We will meet weekly online in a supportive environment. This group meets online.
(703) 386-7818 View (703) 386-7818
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 20169?

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.