Support Groups in 20186

Transition to middle school group is for rising 6th graders. The group will address such issues as: fears/worries with transitioning to middle school; friendship/social skills; dealing with peer pressure; organizational strategies; and building a support system.
Hosted by Anne Zewatsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warrenton, VA 20186
Transition to middle school group is for rising 6th graders. The group will address such issues as: fears/worries with transitioning to middle school; friendship/social skills; dealing with peer pressure; organizational strategies; and building a support system.
(571) 458-1863 View (571) 458-1863
A psychoeducational format for parents to discuss their issues and concerns and are provided with various empirically based approaches to healthy parenting.
Hosted by Center for Holistic Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warrenton, VA 20186
A psychoeducational format for parents to discuss their issues and concerns and are provided with various empirically based approaches to healthy parenting.
(540) 684-1365 View (540) 684-1365
This ten-week group gives a basic introduction to the four Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focus areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. Please note this is an introduction to DBT. Each focus area will be discussed with practice ...
Hosted by Heather Sauceda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warrenton, VA 20186
This ten-week group gives a basic introduction to the four Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focus areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. Please note this is an introduction to DBT. Each focus area will be discussed with practice ...
(540) 546-5458 View (540) 546-5458
This is a weekly, online, sixty minute, small group (max 6 individuals) focused on practicing interpersonal skills to aid with reducing anxiety and building confidence talking to others. We will identify our communication type, discuss myths surrounding effective relationships, learn ...
Hosted by Heather Sauceda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warrenton, VA 20186
This is a weekly, online, sixty minute, small group (max 6 individuals) focused on practicing interpersonal skills to aid with reducing anxiety and building confidence talking to others. We will identify our communication type, discuss myths surrounding effective relationships, learn ...
(540) 546-5458 View (540) 546-5458
Whether you are entering a new relationship, ending one, sending kids off to college or dealing with a loss - talking in a supportive environment is healing and helpful.
Hosted by Michelle Kelley: Warrenton Women's Counseling Ctr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warrenton, VA 20186
Whether you are entering a new relationship, ending one, sending kids off to college or dealing with a loss - talking in a supportive environment is healing and helpful.
(540) 316-6362 View (540) 316-6362
A psychoeducational group to assist members in reconnecting with the value they were born with. Through core hurts and vulnerabilities experienced many times a person will disconnect from their Core Value which may lead to depression, anxiety and maladaptive behaviors.
Hosted by Center for Holistic Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warrenton, VA 20186
A psychoeducational group to assist members in reconnecting with the value they were born with. Through core hurts and vulnerabilities experienced many times a person will disconnect from their Core Value which may lead to depression, anxiety and maladaptive behaviors.
(540) 684-1365 View (540) 684-1365
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 20186?

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.