Support Groups in 49009

Hosted by Laurie Scheid Rudolph
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 932-4973 View (269) 932-4973
Single Mothers Healing Circle, a monthly virtual group to support single mothers; a safe space to share, support and learn. The next cohort will begin soon! Let's start your journey of healing. Sign up for the waitlist today! Please send ...
Hosted by Alicia C Curry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Single Mothers Healing Circle, a monthly virtual group to support single mothers; a safe space to share, support and learn. The next cohort will begin soon! Let's start your journey of healing. Sign up for the waitlist today! Please send ...
(269) 421-0880 View (269) 421-0880
Join us at Meaningful Connections Counseling for a free body doubling/accountability group! Struggling to do the thing? Join our supportive body doubling group to work on something you've been meaning to do. Examples: homework, crossword puzzles, meditation, painting, taxes, answering ...
Hosted by Leah Condit
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Join us at Meaningful Connections Counseling for a free body doubling/accountability group! Struggling to do the thing? Join our supportive body doubling group to work on something you've been meaning to do. Examples: homework, crossword puzzles, meditation, painting, taxes, answering ...
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Rebuild is a 5-week course for parents and children going through separation or divorce. This group is co-taught, and we begin as a group to go over a weekly theme, then split into two groups to further engage; one group ...
Hosted by Melanie Bugnaski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Rebuild is a 5-week course for parents and children going through separation or divorce. This group is co-taught, and we begin as a group to go over a weekly theme, then split into two groups to further engage; one group ...
(269) 373-7134 View (269) 373-7134
This psycho-educational and skill building group will begin on July 21st from 2-4pm, and continue every Sunday for eight weeks. This investment will help individuals develop relational tools to deepen connections with friends, family, and partners through gaining experience with ...
Hosted by Rebecca Cook
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LLPC, LLMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
This psycho-educational and skill building group will begin on July 21st from 2-4pm, and continue every Sunday for eight weeks. This investment will help individuals develop relational tools to deepen connections with friends, family, and partners through gaining experience with ...
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This group is to help alleviate the loneliness and sadness that comes with losing a beloved pet. This loss could have occurred weeks, months, or even years ago. It doesn’t matter when your pet passed away, you can join this ...
Hosted by Danielle Kriengsak-Obhas
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, CAADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
This group is to help alleviate the loneliness and sadness that comes with losing a beloved pet. This loss could have occurred weeks, months, or even years ago. It doesn’t matter when your pet passed away, you can join this ...
(269) 241-3800 View (269) 241-3800
A Group for Teens - 9th-12th Grade, two separate groups available, one on Tuesday evenings and one on Wednesday evenings
Hosted by Child & Family Psychological Services, PC
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
A Group for Teens - 9th-12th Grade, two separate groups available, one on Tuesday evenings and one on Wednesday evenings
(269) 359-3409 View (269) 359-3409
MBSR was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It is an 8-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and other forms of mindfulness practice that can be used in daily life ...
Hosted by Lucy Sternburgh
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
MBSR was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It is an 8-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and other forms of mindfulness practice that can be used in daily life ...
(269) 280-0741 View (269) 280-0741
Sessions will focus on building skills necessary in social communication like making and keeping friends, problem-solving, assertiveness and confidence and conflict resolution, as well as self-management. Psycho-educational material is provided as well as practice of skills through games, activities and ...
Hosted by Megan Carlson
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Sessions will focus on building skills necessary in social communication like making and keeping friends, problem-solving, assertiveness and confidence and conflict resolution, as well as self-management. Psycho-educational material is provided as well as practice of skills through games, activities and ...
(269) 431-2029 View (269) 431-2029
Only persons engaged in comprehensive DBT are eligible for this Coping Skills group. The group focuses on coping skills enhancing effective communication, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness.
Hosted by Gary Snapper
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Only persons engaged in comprehensive DBT are eligible for this Coping Skills group. The group focuses on coping skills enhancing effective communication, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness.
(269) 795-6828 View (269) 795-6828
This group provides psycho-educational material and facilitated game, activity and role-play to explore issues concerning those with social anxiety and who may be on the Autism spectrum. This group targets a variety of issues from making and maintaining relationships and ...
Hosted by Megan Carlson
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
This group provides psycho-educational material and facilitated game, activity and role-play to explore issues concerning those with social anxiety and who may be on the Autism spectrum. This group targets a variety of issues from making and maintaining relationships and ...
(269) 431-2029 View (269) 431-2029
I offer group and individual supervision for LLPC's.
Hosted by Kathy Piecuch
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC, MITS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
I offer group and individual supervision for LLPC's.
(269) 795-6253 View (269) 795-6253
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Free Orientation sessions on Wednesday, April 17 and April 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. 8-week MSC Course meets on Wednesdays, May 8 - July 3 ...
Hosted by Lucy Sternburgh
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Free Orientation sessions on Wednesday, April 17 and April 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. 8-week MSC Course meets on Wednesdays, May 8 - July 3 ...
(269) 280-0741 View (269) 280-0741
Start your marriage off on the right foot by engaging in a couples or group course that will lead you through navigating some of relationships most challenging aspects. Together we will dive into personalities, communication styles, spending habits, chore expectations, ...
Hosted by Melanie Bugnaski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Start your marriage off on the right foot by engaging in a couples or group course that will lead you through navigating some of relationships most challenging aspects. Together we will dive into personalities, communication styles, spending habits, chore expectations, ...
(269) 373-7134 View (269) 373-7134
Brain Body Therapy Group offers an Intensive Outpatient Program. Research demonstrates complex trauma resides in the body, changes the structure and neurobiology of the brain, and greatly influences behavioral patterns and conditioned responses. Brain Body Therapy Group believes in using ...
Hosted by Kathy Piecuch
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC, MITS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Brain Body Therapy Group offers an Intensive Outpatient Program. Research demonstrates complex trauma resides in the body, changes the structure and neurobiology of the brain, and greatly influences behavioral patterns and conditioned responses. Brain Body Therapy Group believes in using ...
(269) 795-6253 View (269) 795-6253
Brain Body Therapy Group is offering an in person 8-week Pet Grief Group. This group is designed to help process emotions surrounding the loss of your pet. We hope to help participants alleviate the loneliness and sadness that comes with ...
Hosted by Kathy Piecuch
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC, MITS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Brain Body Therapy Group is offering an in person 8-week Pet Grief Group. This group is designed to help process emotions surrounding the loss of your pet. We hope to help participants alleviate the loneliness and sadness that comes with ...
(269) 795-6253 View (269) 795-6253
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 49009?

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.