Support Groups in 49085

Currently there is no group scheduled. We do offer art therapy group experiences.
Hosted by Sandy Dennis
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Currently there is no group scheduled. We do offer art therapy group experiences.
(269) 509-4532 View (269) 509-4532
Our office offers various groups throughout the year. Previous groups have included a focus on marital/relationship, art therapy, addictions, eating disorders, men's issues, women's issues, and educational offerings. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about groups ...
Hosted by Andrew Cheff
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Our office offers various groups throughout the year. Previous groups have included a focus on marital/relationship, art therapy, addictions, eating disorders, men's issues, women's issues, and educational offerings. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about groups ...
(734) 396-8355 View (734) 396-8355
Hosted by John Whitfield Wells
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PsyD, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 280-0384 View (269) 280-0384
We have a open relaxed environment welcome to anyone who wants to participate. This is a new group so please call/email/text if you are interested in attending.
Hosted by Lighthouse Counseling and Clinical Supervision
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Joseph, MI 49085
We have a open relaxed environment welcome to anyone who wants to participate. This is a new group so please call/email/text if you are interested in attending.
(269) 320-6307 View (269) 320-6307
Everything you need to know to steer clear of overindulgence and raise likable, responsible and respectful children. This course is based on a book of the same title by Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson and David Bredehoft.
Hosted by Susan E (Sue) Murray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, CFLE, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Everything you need to know to steer clear of overindulgence and raise likable, responsible and respectful children. This course is based on a book of the same title by Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson and David Bredehoft.
(269) 743-3822 View (269) 743-3822
I am opening a NADA acupunture night. Come in, get comfy, relax and unwind. The complete purpose of this group is to ease all the stresses and chaos that build up during the week. I would like to meet with ...
Hosted by Lighthouse Counseling and Clinical Supervision
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Joseph, MI 49085
I am opening a NADA acupunture night. Come in, get comfy, relax and unwind. The complete purpose of this group is to ease all the stresses and chaos that build up during the week. I would like to meet with ...
(269) 320-6307 View (269) 320-6307
This is a new group. The date and time are semi-solid at this time. There will be online participation offered as well. Quality supervision ensures that you continue to increase your skills, which in turn increases treatment effectiveness, client retention ...
Hosted by Lighthouse Counseling and Clinical Supervision
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Joseph, MI 49085
This is a new group. The date and time are semi-solid at this time. There will be online participation offered as well. Quality supervision ensures that you continue to increase your skills, which in turn increases treatment effectiveness, client retention ...
(269) 320-6307 View (269) 320-6307

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 49085?

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.