Support Groups in 23229

Hosted by Emily Tate
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, RPT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Henrico, VA 23229
(804) 570-2048 View (804) 570-2048
Hosted by Trina McInnis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 531-3612 View (804) 531-3612
Traditional therapy group using experiential learning to better understand one's interpersonal relational style and to give the opportunity to practice new behaviors in a judgment free setting.
Hosted by Lisa Berman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23229
Traditional therapy group using experiential learning to better understand one's interpersonal relational style and to give the opportunity to practice new behaviors in a judgment free setting.
(804) 258-4939 View (804) 258-4939
DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH DISORDERED EATING OR POOR BODY IMAGE? Do you need a safe space to talk about these experiences in a recovery-focused group? Are you stepping-down from a IOP, PHP or residential program and needing additional support? HELP ...
Hosted by Iris Traylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, AAS, BS, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23229
DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH DISORDERED EATING OR POOR BODY IMAGE? Do you need a safe space to talk about these experiences in a recovery-focused group? Are you stepping-down from a IOP, PHP or residential program and needing additional support? HELP ...
(804) 259-0147 View (804) 259-0147
At the end of this group you will understand the difference between primary and secondary emotions and what they do for us. You will identify why anger is a secondary emotion. You will have knowledge of strategies to tame the ...
Hosted by Adina Silvestri
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23229
At the end of this group you will understand the difference between primary and secondary emotions and what they do for us. You will identify why anger is a secondary emotion. You will have knowledge of strategies to tame the ...
(804) 621-7126 View (804) 621-7126
This (online) group is for high achieving smart men who struggle with depression and are ready to ease their suffering, and learn to love themselves so that they can fully connect in their relationships. For more information please check out ...
Hosted by Adina Silvestri
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23229
This (online) group is for high achieving smart men who struggle with depression and are ready to ease their suffering, and learn to love themselves so that they can fully connect in their relationships. For more information please check out ...
(804) 621-7126 View (804) 621-7126
This is a process therapy group that is aimed at helping members to improve self-understanding and navigate relationships with others. Most find that group therapy can be a powerful tool to gain insight and make significant strides both intra-personally and ...
Hosted by Bridget Dunnavant
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23229
This is a process therapy group that is aimed at helping members to improve self-understanding and navigate relationships with others. Most find that group therapy can be a powerful tool to gain insight and make significant strides both intra-personally and ...
(804) 793-8685 View (804) 793-8685
Are you preparing for your wedding or in a longterm relationship and want to improve communication skills and strengthen your relationship. VIPCare is a local leader in pre-marriage preparation and offers a one-day intensive retreat (select Saturdays 10-4, visit the ...
Hosted by Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care (VIPCare)
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, DMin, MSW, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, VA 23229
Are you preparing for your wedding or in a longterm relationship and want to improve communication skills and strengthen your relationship. VIPCare is a local leader in pre-marriage preparation and offers a one-day intensive retreat (select Saturdays 10-4, visit the ...
(804) 681-2511 View (804) 681-2511

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 23229?

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.