Support Groups in 40509

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Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
"Professionals at Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry offer a variety of mental health and substance abuse services to the community in a safe, confidential environment. Their goal is to provide clients with the best services possible to help each client reach ..."
(859) 209-6533 
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40509
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Emotional Well Being
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Weekly one hour sessions for female adolescents. Skill building strategies include: mindfulness, enhanced communication, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. "
(859) 449-7187 
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40509
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Social Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Weekly one hour sessions for children and adolescents. Skill building strategies include: understanding non-verbal cues, initiating and maintaining conversations, making and keeping friends, assertiveness, and empathy. "
(859) 449-7187 
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40509
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Parenting Class
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MAEd, LMFT
Verified
"We offer parenting classes following the Active Parenting curriculum. "
(859) 209-3559 
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40509

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Photo of Nicole Lally, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 40509, KY
Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
"Professionals at Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry offer a variety of mental health and substance abuse services to the community in a safe, confidential environment. Their goal is to provide clients with the best services possible to help each client reach ..."
(859) 209-6533 
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40509
Photo of Kay Hubbard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 40509, KY
Emotional Well Being
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Weekly one hour sessions for female adolescents. Skill building strategies include: mindfulness, enhanced communication, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. "
(859) 449-7187 
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40509
Photo of Kay Hubbard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 40509, KY
Social Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Weekly one hour sessions for children and adolescents. Skill building strategies include: understanding non-verbal cues, initiating and maintaining conversations, making and keeping friends, assertiveness, and empathy. "
(859) 449-7187 
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40509
Photo of Trisha Jarnagin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 40509, KY
Parenting Class
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MAEd, LMFT
Verified
"We offer parenting classes following the Active Parenting curriculum. "
(859) 209-3559 
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Group meets in:
Lexington, KY 40509


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
40509 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 40509 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 40509 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 40509 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 40509 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.