Support Groups in 54952

Join our eight-week counseling group tailored for adults coping with anxiety or depression. Each session integrates counseling, yoga, and meditation, with each week's practice building upon the last. Explore your coping mechanisms for managing thoughts, feelings, and memories, while gaining ...
Hosted by Deb Sampson
Counselor, LPC-IT, LMT, ERYT-20
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menasha, WI 54952
Join our eight-week counseling group tailored for adults coping with anxiety or depression. Each session integrates counseling, yoga, and meditation, with each week's practice building upon the last. Explore your coping mechanisms for managing thoughts, feelings, and memories, while gaining ...
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Education Not Incarceration, Inc. (ENI) is a non-profit organization offering adult education, direction, and support with life's challenges. The 8 programs include: Parenting Skills, Resume Writing & Interview Skills, Housing & Insurance, Trauma Care, SMART Choices, Healthy Relationships, Positive Social ...
Hosted by Teresa Gross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menasha, WI 54952
Education Not Incarceration, Inc. (ENI) is a non-profit organization offering adult education, direction, and support with life's challenges. The 8 programs include: Parenting Skills, Resume Writing & Interview Skills, Housing & Insurance, Trauma Care, SMART Choices, Healthy Relationships, Positive Social ...
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This is an open and Free Supportive and Informative group for individuals who experienced extensive grief due to homicide, isolation or trauma due to domestic violence. If you, a loved one, or someone you know is going through these challenges. ...
Hosted by Teresa Gross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menasha, WI 54952
This is an open and Free Supportive and Informative group for individuals who experienced extensive grief due to homicide, isolation or trauma due to domestic violence. If you, a loved one, or someone you know is going through these challenges. ...
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This is a sharing-group for family and friends of individuals who are experiencing the challenges associated with a gender transitioning loved one or friend. It was started by a mother who is experiencing this journey and would like to share ...
Hosted by Teresa Gross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menasha, WI 54952
This is a sharing-group for family and friends of individuals who are experiencing the challenges associated with a gender transitioning loved one or friend. It was started by a mother who is experiencing this journey and would like to share ...
(920) 944-6559 View (920) 944-6559

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How can I find a support group in 54952?

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.