Host: Vicki Allen, MSW, LCSW-C, EFTcert
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
"Overcome your suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse or sexual assault in a group format, which can be supplemented with individual treatment as needed. This group utilizes a very effective holistic approach to healing combined with group support in ..."
(301) 684-8194
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"Overcome your suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse or sexual assault in a group format, which can be supplemented with individual treatment as needed. This group utilizes a very effective holistic approach to healing combined with group support in ..."
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Host: Ms. Lisa Makstein, LCSW-C, LICSW
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
"The Mother Voyage Group offers mothers a unique chance to talk with other mothers about their experience as a mom, to gain a moment for self-reflection, and to receive support and feedback about their journey as moms. It has been ..."
(301) 485-6939
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"The Mother Voyage Group offers mothers a unique chance to talk with other mothers about their experience as a mom, to gain a moment for self-reflection, and to receive support and feedback about their journey as moms. It has been ..."
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Host: Mrs. Rina Phillips, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
"This is a group for mental health professionals to prevent secondary trauma and burnout, by creating a safe space to process the difficult work that we do. The group is time-limited so please contact me for details and start dates. "
(240) 847-3841
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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"This is a group for mental health professionals to prevent secondary trauma and burnout, by creating a safe space to process the difficult work that we do. The group is time-limited so please contact me for details and start dates. "
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Host: Sherrie Ludwick, MA, MS, NCC, LCPC, SEP
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
"For parents who have a child or teenager that seems to be running the household or has a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Family members may be scared of the behaviors of this individual. The child may, or may not, ..."
(240) 997-1612
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
20901 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 20901 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 20901 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 20901 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 20901 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.