Support Groups in 60068

Every quarter, we teach a 7- or 8-week mindfulness meditation group focused on stress reduction. This course combines practical hands-on exercises with tools that can be used at home to reduce stress and build psychological flexibility. Please contact Jen Haughey, ...
Hosted by Bob Campbell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
Every quarter, we teach a 7- or 8-week mindfulness meditation group focused on stress reduction. This course combines practical hands-on exercises with tools that can be used at home to reduce stress and build psychological flexibility. Please contact Jen Haughey, ...
(847) 462-4321 View (847) 462-4321
a safe space for women to gathering and experience the hireling power of community. We will take part in discussion, guided meditation, shamanic journeying and much more.
Hosted by Center for Authentic Living, Inc.
Treatment Center, ND, LCPC, CEDS, CYI, ABT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
a safe space for women to gathering and experience the hireling power of community. We will take part in discussion, guided meditation, shamanic journeying and much more.
(847) 565-3060 View (847) 565-3060
The purpose of this group is to provide support for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The group explores healthy coping skills, fosters knowledge of what is "normal" grief.
Hosted by Dyanne C Bresler
Counselor, MA, RN, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
The purpose of this group is to provide support for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The group explores healthy coping skills, fosters knowledge of what is "normal" grief.
(773) 414-4437 View (773) 414-4437
Obtain support in an encouraging environment, learn more effective parenting strategies and gain a sense of confidence and optimism for a more loving, connected family. This will be a combination of support and education in a structured 6 to 8 ...
Hosted by Jennifer Briggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
Obtain support in an encouraging environment, learn more effective parenting strategies and gain a sense of confidence and optimism for a more loving, connected family. This will be a combination of support and education in a structured 6 to 8 ...
(773) 232-0430 View (773) 232-0430
I have been providing adolescent group for over 25 years. The groups are designed to work on issues realted to Deprsssion, Anxiety, social issues, achievemnt, OCD,ADHD and learning problems. The groups are always 6 members or less. Groups meet in the ...
Hosted by Andrew Mahoney
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
I have been providing adolescent group for over 25 years. The groups are designed to work on issues realted to Deprsssion, Anxiety, social issues, achievemnt, OCD,ADHD and learning problems. The groups are always 6 members or less. Groups meet in the ...
(703) 493-0932 View (703) 493-0932
This is a 6 week friendship group focused on improving social skills for kids on the Autism spectrum, run by Michelle Kator, LCSW. The group is designed to provide social opportunities for group members while giving them a chance to ...
Hosted by Alan R Graham
Psychologist, PhD, PCC, MCAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
This is a 6 week friendship group focused on improving social skills for kids on the Autism spectrum, run by Michelle Kator, LCSW. The group is designed to provide social opportunities for group members while giving them a chance to ...
(847) 278-2055 View (847) 278-2055
The root of all social issues with boys is the ability, or lack thereof, to communicate effectively with their peers and with adults. With a strong focus on communication techniques as well as helping each child identify and express emotions, ...
Hosted by Mark Talaga
Counselor, MA, LPC, CSS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
The root of all social issues with boys is the ability, or lack thereof, to communicate effectively with their peers and with adults. With a strong focus on communication techniques as well as helping each child identify and express emotions, ...
(248) 283-4826 View (248) 283-4826
When there is enough participant interest, Willow Wellness Center offers an Introduction to Mindfulness course focused on stress reduction. We combine practical hands-on exercises with tools that can be used at home to build psychological flexibility and resilience. Call now ...
Hosted by Jen Haughey
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
When there is enough participant interest, Willow Wellness Center offers an Introduction to Mindfulness course focused on stress reduction. We combine practical hands-on exercises with tools that can be used at home to build psychological flexibility and resilience. Call now ...
(847) 986-5210 View (847) 986-5210
Donation based support group starting fall 2023 in our Park Ridge office.
Hosted by Main Street Counseling Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LCSW, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
Donation based support group starting fall 2023 in our Park Ridge office.
(773) 232-5153 View (773) 232-5153
I am the director of Ethos Psychological Services LLC; a private practice working with adults in various locations throughout the north and northwest Chicago suburbs.
Hosted by John Leffel
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
I am the director of Ethos Psychological Services LLC; a private practice working with adults in various locations throughout the north and northwest Chicago suburbs.
(224) 263-4731 View (224) 263-4731
Adult groups are held every other week and I also provide weekend workshops periodically. My groups focus on relationships and career/business identiy (creating the fit for you) issues ( i.e achievement/developing potentials/successful career identity)Groups are relevant for people suffering with ...
Hosted by Andrew Mahoney
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
Adult groups are held every other week and I also provide weekend workshops periodically. My groups focus on relationships and career/business identiy (creating the fit for you) issues ( i.e achievement/developing potentials/successful career identity)Groups are relevant for people suffering with ...
(703) 493-0932 View (703) 493-0932
Add new skills and techniques to your parenting toolkit by attending this 6 session group discussion created especially for parents of children with these special needs: Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, ADHD. Learn how to use new strategies and techniques ...
Hosted by Alan R Graham
Psychologist, PhD, PCC, MCAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
Add new skills and techniques to your parenting toolkit by attending this 6 session group discussion created especially for parents of children with these special needs: Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, ADHD. Learn how to use new strategies and techniques ...
(847) 278-2055 View (847) 278-2055
Reiki, Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, and acupuncture for mental health and physical issues. Body Mind and Spirit.
Hosted by Center for Authentic Living, Inc.
Treatment Center, ND, LCPC, CEDS, CYI, ABT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
Reiki, Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, and acupuncture for mental health and physical issues. Body Mind and Spirit.
(847) 565-3060 View (847) 565-3060
This virtual process group for female-identified clients who are in high school. The goal is to provide a safe space to navigate your emotions and stressors with your peers. Facilitated discussions about various topics: mood management, self-esteem, self-care, academic stressors, ...
Hosted by The Juniper Center - Therapy for Children & Teens
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
This virtual process group for female-identified clients who are in high school. The goal is to provide a safe space to navigate your emotions and stressors with your peers. Facilitated discussions about various topics: mood management, self-esteem, self-care, academic stressors, ...
(847) 973-7064 View (847) 973-7064
I offer parenting groups for parents who are struggling with how to raise a gifted and talented child. the groups focus on issues related to social-emotional, education, learning problems and general issues on the topic. My work with the gifted ...
Hosted by Andrew Mahoney
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
I offer parenting groups for parents who are struggling with how to raise a gifted and talented child. the groups focus on issues related to social-emotional, education, learning problems and general issues on the topic. My work with the gifted ...
(703) 493-0932 View (703) 493-0932
A women's circle for healing, connection, a safe space for women to come together and experience the healing power of community. We will tae part in discuss , guided meditation, shamanic journeying, and much more.
Hosted by Mari Richko
Counselor, ND, LCPC, CYI, ABT, PATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
A women's circle for healing, connection, a safe space for women to come together and experience the healing power of community. We will tae part in discuss , guided meditation, shamanic journeying, and much more.
(847) 892-4865 View (847) 892-4865
Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the SSP is an evidence-based listening therapy that uses specially filtered music to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors. The SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal ...
Hosted by Mari Richko
Counselor, ND, LCPC, CYI, ABT, PATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the SSP is an evidence-based listening therapy that uses specially filtered music to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors. The SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal ...
(847) 892-4865 View (847) 892-4865
Sound work is a relaxation therapy technique that is performed on a fully clothed client and requires little to no touch. Therapeutic grade singing bowls are placed on and around the body and activated by striking with a padded felt ...
Hosted by Mari Richko
Counselor, ND, LCPC, CYI, ABT, PATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Park Ridge, IL 60068
Sound work is a relaxation therapy technique that is performed on a fully clothed client and requires little to no touch. Therapeutic grade singing bowls are placed on and around the body and activated by striking with a padded felt ...
(847) 892-4865 View (847) 892-4865
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 60068?

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.