Support Groups in 53711

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Bemis Psychotherapy and Consulting LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Working out of the Mental Health Collective Space, Bemis Psychotherapy and Consulting seeks to collaborate with other mental health professionals and anyone who has a vested interest in a client. Confidential. Compassion. Quality Care. Are important when working with clients. ..."
(608) 480-1559 
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Group meets in:
Fitchburg, WI 53711
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Teen Mindfulness & Yoga Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCW
Verified
"This group is for teens (age 14-18), and meets weekly for 8 weeks. Teens will learn what mindfulness is, practice bringing themselves into their present moment, and take parts of mindfulness practice with them that can help alleviate mental health ..."
(608) 420-5840 
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Group meets in:
Fitchburg, WI 53711
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Motherhood Rite of Passage
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"Join us on the land to prepare for the spiritual transformation that is birth, labor, and becoming a new mother. Through connection to nature and each other, this group will acknowledge the rite of passage you are about to engage ..."
(608) 424-4683 
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Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53711
Waitlist for new clients
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Adult Autism Support Groups, LifeStance Madison
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
"This is a telehealth group for adults on the autism spectrum, where you can share experiences and get feedback from other adults about autism-related concerns. Social strategies, venting your difficulties, and exploring your autistic identity are all key parts of ..."
(608) 599-5474 
Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53711

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Photo of Christie Gause-Bemis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 53711, WI
Bemis Psychotherapy and Consulting LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Working out of the Mental Health Collective Space, Bemis Psychotherapy and Consulting seeks to collaborate with other mental health professionals and anyone who has a vested interest in a client. Confidential. Compassion. Quality Care. Are important when working with clients. ..."
(608) 480-1559 
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Group meets in:
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Photo of Paula Witt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 53711, WI
Teen Mindfulness & Yoga Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCW
Verified
"This group is for teens (age 14-18), and meets weekly for 8 weeks. Teens will learn what mindfulness is, practice bringing themselves into their present moment, and take parts of mindfulness practice with them that can help alleviate mental health ..."
(608) 420-5840 
View
Group meets in:
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Photo of Tina Elliott, Licensed Professional Counselor in 53711, WI
Motherhood Rite of Passage
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"Join us on the land to prepare for the spiritual transformation that is birth, labor, and becoming a new mother. Through connection to nature and each other, this group will acknowledge the rite of passage you are about to engage ..."
(608) 424-4683 
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Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53711
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Scott E Allen, Counselor in 53711, WI
Adult Autism Support Groups, LifeStance Madison
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
"This is a telehealth group for adults on the autism spectrum, where you can share experiences and get feedback from other adults about autism-related concerns. Social strategies, venting your difficulties, and exploring your autistic identity are all key parts of ..."
(608) 599-5474 
Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53711


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
53711 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 53711 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 53711 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 53711 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 53711 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.