Host: Dr. Jill Bressler, PhD, LCSW
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34231
"Gifted children are thrilling, but challenging. We will share strategies, reactions, and resources to help with the exciting endeavor of raising and appreciating them. "
(941) 257-1287
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Sarasota, FL 34231
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"Gifted children are thrilling, but challenging. We will share strategies, reactions, and resources to help with the exciting endeavor of raising and appreciating them. "
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Host: Dr. Jill Bressler, PhD, LCSW
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34231
"A setting for social and intellectual stimulation among gifted children. Two groups: 8-12 years old, 13-17 years old. "
(941) 257-1287
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Sarasota, FL 34231
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"A setting for social and intellectual stimulation among gifted children. Two groups: 8-12 years old, 13-17 years old. "
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Host: Mr. Brad Eppley, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34238
"Learn healthy communication skills. Increase your ability to experience emotional intimacy with self and others. Heal past emotional wounds that block ones ability to experience depth, presence and the richness of Being Present with oneself and others. "
(941) 203-3416
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"Learn healthy communication skills. Increase your ability to experience emotional intimacy with self and others. Heal past emotional wounds that block ones ability to experience depth, presence and the richness of Being Present with oneself and others. "

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
34229 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 34229 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 34229 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 34229 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 34229 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.