Support Groups in 20602

Anger Management Groups
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. It becomes unhealthy when it flares up most times or spirals out of control. Explosive anger has severe consequences for yourself, your relationships, and your state of being. The good news is that getting ...
Hosted by God's Way Christian Counseling
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waldorf, MD 20602
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. It becomes unhealthy when it flares up most times or spirals out of control. Explosive anger has severe consequences for yourself, your relationships, and your state of being. The good news is that getting ...
(301) 200-9582 View (301) 200-9582
The Anger Management Class
Join Dr. Philip Thorn in a class for adults who have experienced trouble due to their temper or underlying anger. In this class, you will learn twelve core competencies for managing anger effectively. As you learn new ways to process ...
Hosted by Dr. Philip A Thorn
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waldorf, MD 20602
Join Dr. Philip Thorn in a class for adults who have experienced trouble due to their temper or underlying anger. In this class, you will learn twelve core competencies for managing anger effectively. As you learn new ways to process ...
(301) 246-2918 View (301) 246-2918
Anger Managment Class
Are you looking for an anger management class that is effective, small, comfortable, and well run. You've come to the right place. This class has been benefited many, many individuals and couples with family, marriage, or legal problems. This class ...
Hosted by Dr. Phil Thorn Anger Management
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waldorf, MD 20602
Are you looking for an anger management class that is effective, small, comfortable, and well run. You've come to the right place. This class has been benefited many, many individuals and couples with family, marriage, or legal problems. This class ...
(301) 760-2254 View (301) 760-2254
The Parenting Workshop
Raise your child with courage, compassion and character! Bring out the best in yourself and your child! The workshop is designed to support and enhance your personal growth as a parent through training in techniques for addressing common concerns during ...
Hosted by The Pinnacle Center
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waldorf, MD 20602
Raise your child with courage, compassion and character! Bring out the best in yourself and your child! The workshop is designed to support and enhance your personal growth as a parent through training in techniques for addressing common concerns during ...
(301) 531-5611 View (301) 531-5611

More Groups Nearby

Anger Management Groups
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. It becomes unhealthy when it flares up most times or spirals out of control. Explosive anger has severe consequences for yourself, your relationships, and your state of being. The good news is that getting ...
Hosted by God's Way Christian Counseling
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waldorf, MD 20602
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. It becomes unhealthy when it flares up most times or spirals out of control. Explosive anger has severe consequences for yourself, your relationships, and your state of being. The good news is that getting ...
(301) 200-9582 View (301) 200-9582
The Anger Management Class
Join Dr. Philip Thorn in a class for adults who have experienced trouble due to their temper or underlying anger. In this class, you will learn twelve core competencies for managing anger effectively. As you learn new ways to process ...
Hosted by Dr. Philip A Thorn
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waldorf, MD 20602
Join Dr. Philip Thorn in a class for adults who have experienced trouble due to their temper or underlying anger. In this class, you will learn twelve core competencies for managing anger effectively. As you learn new ways to process ...
(301) 246-2918 View (301) 246-2918
Anger Managment Class
Are you looking for an anger management class that is effective, small, comfortable, and well run. You've come to the right place. This class has been benefited many, many individuals and couples with family, marriage, or legal problems. This class ...
Hosted by Dr. Phil Thorn Anger Management
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waldorf, MD 20602
Are you looking for an anger management class that is effective, small, comfortable, and well run. You've come to the right place. This class has been benefited many, many individuals and couples with family, marriage, or legal problems. This class ...
(301) 760-2254 View (301) 760-2254
The Parenting Workshop
Raise your child with courage, compassion and character! Bring out the best in yourself and your child! The workshop is designed to support and enhance your personal growth as a parent through training in techniques for addressing common concerns during ...
Hosted by The Pinnacle Center
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waldorf, MD 20602
Raise your child with courage, compassion and character! Bring out the best in yourself and your child! The workshop is designed to support and enhance your personal growth as a parent through training in techniques for addressing common concerns during ...
(301) 531-5611 View (301) 531-5611
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 20602?

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.