Support Groups in 60004

Gain the self esteem and confidence to become the best version of you! Through a safe, supportive, and compassionate environment, women are able to empower themselves to follow their dreams and passions. In this group you will find a place ...
Hosted by Fonda G. Lewis
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Gain the self esteem and confidence to become the best version of you! Through a safe, supportive, and compassionate environment, women are able to empower themselves to follow their dreams and passions. In this group you will find a place ...
(847) 235-6172 View (847) 235-6172
Becky Carter runs a beautifully safe, non-oppressive group, adds in Somatic/Nervous system education and management.
Hosted by Family Resilience Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Becky Carter runs a beautifully safe, non-oppressive group, adds in Somatic/Nervous system education and management.
(847) 393-8908 View (847) 393-8908
Does your daughter suffer from anxiety, overwhelmed with school and social life? Is she emotionally distraught and moody?Then this group is for your teenager to benefit from. Give her a chance to learn to become mentally and emotionally stronger in ...
Hosted by Dina Yurchanka
Counselor, LCPC, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Does your daughter suffer from anxiety, overwhelmed with school and social life? Is she emotionally distraught and moody?Then this group is for your teenager to benefit from. Give her a chance to learn to become mentally and emotionally stronger in ...
(224) 347-7105 View (224) 347-7105
A summer art group going through the month of June 2024, for high school aged individuals who would like a safe place to create.
Hosted by Rebecca Irmen
Counselor, MS, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
A summer art group going through the month of June 2024, for high school aged individuals who would like a safe place to create.
(847) 908-5094 View (847) 908-5094
"Tending the Garden of the Soul" is a six-week experiencial, psycho-educational woman's group, offered several times throughout the year for women committed to their personal growth, healthy living and healing loving relationships. Beautiful soul-full, interactive processes are weaved throughout. In ...
Hosted by Gerri (Geraldine) Framburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
"Tending the Garden of the Soul" is a six-week experiencial, psycho-educational woman's group, offered several times throughout the year for women committed to their personal growth, healthy living and healing loving relationships. Beautiful soul-full, interactive processes are weaved throughout. In ...
(847) 416-8964 View (847) 416-8964
Freeing Our Creativity & Underlying Strengths is a social skills group for elementary aged boys and girls. Sharpen your FOCUS! Through games, videos, peer activities, including crafts and cooperative projects, our clients learn about making and keeping friends, slowing down, ...
Hosted by Change Points Counseling Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Freeing Our Creativity & Underlying Strengths is a social skills group for elementary aged boys and girls. Sharpen your FOCUS! Through games, videos, peer activities, including crafts and cooperative projects, our clients learn about making and keeping friends, slowing down, ...
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T.I.P.S. is for adolescents with peer difficulties. Teens show signs and symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Asperger's, Social Disorders, including Mild-Autism and other social worries. This includes extreme shyness, as well as difficulties in understanding social-cues, developing lasting friendships, being part ...
Hosted by Arlington Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
T.I.P.S. is for adolescents with peer difficulties. Teens show signs and symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Asperger's, Social Disorders, including Mild-Autism and other social worries. This includes extreme shyness, as well as difficulties in understanding social-cues, developing lasting friendships, being part ...
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We are a premier counseling center with three physical locations; in the West Loop and Roscoe Village neighborhoods of Chicago and downtown Arlington Heights. We offer individual therapy, couples counseling and services for children, teens and families. Our space is ...
Hosted by Kelly Bucher
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
We are a premier counseling center with three physical locations; in the West Loop and Roscoe Village neighborhoods of Chicago and downtown Arlington Heights. We offer individual therapy, couples counseling and services for children, teens and families. Our space is ...
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A group focused on developing and practicing skills in the 5 DBT skill grips: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and walking the middle path. For middle and high school aged individuals CURRENTLY ONLINE.
Hosted by Halley Jacobs
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
A group focused on developing and practicing skills in the 5 DBT skill grips: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and walking the middle path. For middle and high school aged individuals CURRENTLY ONLINE.
(224) 208-1324 View (224) 208-1324
F.O.C.U.S. is for elementary aged boys and girls who struggle with paying attention, sitting still, focusing, and controlling impulses. This includes social difficulties, such as making friends, doing school work, as well as staying organized and being part of a ...
Hosted by Arlington Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
F.O.C.U.S. is for elementary aged boys and girls who struggle with paying attention, sitting still, focusing, and controlling impulses. This includes social difficulties, such as making friends, doing school work, as well as staying organized and being part of a ...
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TIPS is a social skills group for teenaged boys and girls with signs and symptoms of Asperger's, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Mild-Autism and other significant concerns with social and peer difficulties. Through social games, videos, peer activities, including crafts and cooperative ...
Hosted by Change Points Counseling Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
TIPS is a social skills group for teenaged boys and girls with signs and symptoms of Asperger's, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Mild-Autism and other significant concerns with social and peer difficulties. Through social games, videos, peer activities, including crafts and cooperative ...
(312) 945-7580 View (312) 945-7580
This group is for those ages 13-18. This is a solution focused, cognitive behavioral skills training group which covers mindfulness, stress management, relationship management and emotional regulation. This group helps teens to learn the skills to monitor and control feelings ...
Hosted by Ascension Center for Mental Health
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
This group is for those ages 13-18. This is a solution focused, cognitive behavioral skills training group which covers mindfulness, stress management, relationship management and emotional regulation. This group helps teens to learn the skills to monitor and control feelings ...
(224) 374-1914 View (224) 374-1914
A summer art group going through the month of June 2024, for middle school aged individuals who are looking for a safe space to create.
Hosted by Rebecca Irmen
Counselor, MS, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
A summer art group going through the month of June 2024, for middle school aged individuals who are looking for a safe space to create.
(847) 908-5094 View (847) 908-5094
"Claiming Your Divine Inheritance" is an experiential 2-day group process that explores the intimate connection we have between the energy of Abundance and our feelings of worth, innerpeace, freedom, money and relationships. Participants will explore, heal and release behaviors that ...
Hosted by Gerri (Geraldine) Framburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
"Claiming Your Divine Inheritance" is an experiential 2-day group process that explores the intimate connection we have between the energy of Abundance and our feelings of worth, innerpeace, freedom, money and relationships. Participants will explore, heal and release behaviors that ...
(847) 416-8964 View (847) 416-8964
This Anxiety Group provides learning and activities, but members will also build relationships and social skills as they participate. Participants learn and experiment with coping strategies for anxiety and depression, they receive emotional support, and gain new solutions to old ...
Hosted by Change Points Counseling Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
This Anxiety Group provides learning and activities, but members will also build relationships and social skills as they participate. Participants learn and experiment with coping strategies for anxiety and depression, they receive emotional support, and gain new solutions to old ...
(312) 945-7580 View (312) 945-7580
"Going Deeper on the Journey" is a woman's personal transformational group experience, for healing her self and her world at the deepest level. Healthy experiencial processes assist women to access answers from "sacred self" deep within. Women focus on creating what ...
Hosted by Gerri (Geraldine) Framburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
"Going Deeper on the Journey" is a woman's personal transformational group experience, for healing her self and her world at the deepest level. Healthy experiencial processes assist women to access answers from "sacred self" deep within. Women focus on creating what ...
(847) 416-8964 View (847) 416-8964
This Teens' Group for Girls provides relaxation training and stress reduction techniques. Members learn about anxiety, stress, worry, and how to decrease these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Topics may include discussing social anxiety, shyness, depression, intrusive/unwanted thoughts and feelings, as ...
Hosted by Arlington Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
This Teens' Group for Girls provides relaxation training and stress reduction techniques. Members learn about anxiety, stress, worry, and how to decrease these thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Topics may include discussing social anxiety, shyness, depression, intrusive/unwanted thoughts and feelings, as ...
(312) 697-3842 View (312) 697-3842
This is a twelve week psycho-educational women's group for ages 18 and up. The group has been develop to learn skills to improve self esteem.
Hosted by Ascension Center for Mental Health
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
This is a twelve week psycho-educational women's group for ages 18 and up. The group has been develop to learn skills to improve self esteem.
(224) 374-1914 View (224) 374-1914
This is a skills building group for those in 1st through 5th grades. Children will learn to identify with their own emotions as well as develop an understanding of other's emotions. Participants will learn to cope with difficult emotions, improve ...
Hosted by Ascension Center for Mental Health
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
This is a skills building group for those in 1st through 5th grades. Children will learn to identify with their own emotions as well as develop an understanding of other's emotions. Participants will learn to cope with difficult emotions, improve ...
(224) 374-1914 View (224) 374-1914
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 60004?

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.