Support Groups in 23226

My goal is to create a relaxing and peaceful space where you can use art to share and connect with others. Using an open studio approach, this group is designed to foster creativity, experimentation, and communication. You can choose your ...
Hosted by Lindsay Bragaw
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
My goal is to create a relaxing and peaceful space where you can use art to share and connect with others. Using an open studio approach, this group is designed to foster creativity, experimentation, and communication. You can choose your ...
(804) 636-3951 View (804) 636-3951
Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorders is available at Archstone Counseling & Treatment. For people who have a severe problem stopping their substance use, but not so severe that residential treatment is necessary. If you are going to residential ...
Hosted by Susan M Archer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorders is available at Archstone Counseling & Treatment. For people who have a severe problem stopping their substance use, but not so severe that residential treatment is necessary. If you are going to residential ...
(804) 413-9439 View (804) 413-9439
Archstone Counseling & Treatment provides a variety of programs for substance use disorders. Assessments are conducted in advance of enrolling in our programs and our staff provides free consultations by phone. We are a caring group of therapists that provides ...
Hosted by Archstone Counseling & Treatment
Treatment Center, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
Archstone Counseling & Treatment provides a variety of programs for substance use disorders. Assessments are conducted in advance of enrolling in our programs and our staff provides free consultations by phone. We are a caring group of therapists that provides ...
(804) 322-1628 View (804) 322-1628
A free monthly support group for adults with OCD meeting virtually
Hosted by Gail M Quick
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
A free monthly support group for adults with OCD meeting virtually
(804) 374-9621 View (804) 374-9621
Therapist Guided: Led by experienced therapist specializing in OCD treatment. Safe and Confidential: A confidential space where members can openly discuss their experiences without judgment. Shared Understanding: Connect with individuals who share similar struggles and triumphs. Skill-Building: Learn practical strategies ...
Hosted by Eric Reitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
Therapist Guided: Led by experienced therapist specializing in OCD treatment. Safe and Confidential: A confidential space where members can openly discuss their experiences without judgment. Shared Understanding: Connect with individuals who share similar struggles and triumphs. Skill-Building: Learn practical strategies ...
(804) 373-2297 View (804) 373-2297
Meeting for clergy women to share and create community centered on wholeness and personal development. For more information, please call VIPCare or write VIPCare's Executive Director, Douglas M. Thorpe, at dthorpe@vipcare.org
Hosted by Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care (VIPCare)
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, DMin, MSW, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
Meeting for clergy women to share and create community centered on wholeness and personal development. For more information, please call VIPCare or write VIPCare's Executive Director, Douglas M. Thorpe, at dthorpe@vipcare.org
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The Eco Art Therapy group will be facilitated by myself, a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). This group will be held outdoors (weather permitting) and will utilize a mixture of natural found and traditional art materials. The Eco Art ...
Hosted by Alana Chandler
Art Therapist, MS, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
The Eco Art Therapy group will be facilitated by myself, a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). This group will be held outdoors (weather permitting) and will utilize a mixture of natural found and traditional art materials. The Eco Art ...
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This group explores themes and situations of gender identity development, including common experiences amongst members of the trans community. Topics include healthy gender identity development, accessing health related services, adjusting to traumatic experiences, etc.
Hosted by GHDC Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
This group explores themes and situations of gender identity development, including common experiences amongst members of the trans community. Topics include healthy gender identity development, accessing health related services, adjusting to traumatic experiences, etc.
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In today's rapidly evolving society, the expectations and realities of being a man can often feel like a maze to navigate. This group offers a safe and non-judgmental space for men to come together, share their experiences, and gain insights ...
Hosted by Eric Reitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
In today's rapidly evolving society, the expectations and realities of being a man can often feel like a maze to navigate. This group offers a safe and non-judgmental space for men to come together, share their experiences, and gain insights ...
(804) 373-2297 View (804) 373-2297
Not everyone who perpetuates narcissistic abuse is a narcissist; however, narcissistic abuse does exist. In these types of relationships, the person doing harm tends to only care about themselves and they may use words and actions to manipulate others into ...
Hosted by GHDC Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
Not everyone who perpetuates narcissistic abuse is a narcissist; however, narcissistic abuse does exist. In these types of relationships, the person doing harm tends to only care about themselves and they may use words and actions to manipulate others into ...
(804) 554-5978 View (804) 554-5978
This co-led group supports healing and connection through somatic processing and movement. The group leaders will explore topics such as depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. Group themes include how deep emotions can take shelter in the body, and how movement ...
Hosted by GHDC Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23226
This co-led group supports healing and connection through somatic processing and movement. The group leaders will explore topics such as depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. Group themes include how deep emotions can take shelter in the body, and how movement ...
(804) 554-5978 View (804) 554-5978
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 23226?

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.