Support Groups in 23321

Group designed to help parents with relevant parenting topics such as gun violence, suicide, insecure attachments, boundaries, healthy relationships, and more. Group goal is to provide therapeutic support. Group size is minimum 4 and maximum 10. Duration of group is ...
Hosted by Pamela R Joyner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, BS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chesapeake, VA 23321
Group designed to help parents with relevant parenting topics such as gun violence, suicide, insecure attachments, boundaries, healthy relationships, and more. Group goal is to provide therapeutic support. Group size is minimum 4 and maximum 10. Duration of group is ...
(757) 231-9512 View (757) 231-9512
We are a Telehealth Group Practice specializing in the treatment of adolescents (and their families), young adults, adults and couples. Our goal is to help our clients live happier, more successful lives. We strive to provide a safe, space to ...
Hosted by Anam Therapy Counseling Inc. Group Practice- Heather Whitney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chesapeake, VA 23321
We are a Telehealth Group Practice specializing in the treatment of adolescents (and their families), young adults, adults and couples. Our goal is to help our clients live happier, more successful lives. We strive to provide a safe, space to ...
(434) 226-5893 View (434) 226-5893
Hosted by Brenda L Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S, CSAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chesapeake, VA 23321
(757) 653-5751 View (757) 653-5751
The PMHNP compassion group provides care for the mental health community to render medication management. A group of professionals that came together, share experiences, and offer mutual support to the mental health community. The group may also incorporate mindfulness practices, ...
Hosted by Wellness and Balance LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chesapeake, VA 23321
The PMHNP compassion group provides care for the mental health community to render medication management. A group of professionals that came together, share experiences, and offer mutual support to the mental health community. The group may also incorporate mindfulness practices, ...
(757) 644-3817 View (757) 644-3817
Group goal is to provide therapeutic grief support. Group size is minimum 4 and maximum 10. Duration of group is 6 weeks at 1x per week for 60 minutes. Group is held online/video.
Hosted by Pamela R Joyner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, BS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chesapeake, VA 23321
Group goal is to provide therapeutic grief support. Group size is minimum 4 and maximum 10. Duration of group is 6 weeks at 1x per week for 60 minutes. Group is held online/video.
(757) 231-9512 View (757) 231-9512
Group goal is to provide therapeutic support. Group size is minimum 4 and maximum 10. Duration of group is 6 weeks at 1x per week for 60 minutes. Group location is online/video.
Hosted by Pamela R Joyner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, BS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chesapeake, VA 23321
Group goal is to provide therapeutic support. Group size is minimum 4 and maximum 10. Duration of group is 6 weeks at 1x per week for 60 minutes. Group location is online/video.
(757) 231-9512 View (757) 231-9512

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 23321?

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.