Support Groups in 60102

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SPARCS
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
"SPARCS is a 16 week group that was specifically designed to address the needs of chronically traumatized adolescents, ages 12-21, who may still be living with ongoing stress and are experiencing problems controlling emotions and impulses, getting along with and ..."
(847) 239-5858 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102
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Anna's Embrace, Grief and Loss Sharing Group
PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, FPA
Verified
"The goal of Anna's Embrace is to bring forth the universality of pain and to support women (18 years and older) affected by the loss of a loved one. As a group, we will experience grief, identify it, deal with ..."
(847) 242-2358 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102
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ProActive Behavioral
Psychologist, PsyD, LCPC, CCJS, MAC, AMS
Verified
"Self Awareness "
(847) 997-2037 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102
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Bee Mindfull - Group Therapy Exclusively for Women
PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, FPA
Verified
"Dr. Petrongelli concentrates on treatment topics with respect to concerns that are primarily women’s. Mindfullness topics include: self-observation of thoughts/feelings, learn senses of change/support, relaxation/biofeedback techniques, reduce senses of isolation. Women who are experiencing some of the following issues may ..."
(847) 242-2358 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102

More Groups Nearby

Photo of Amanda Berge, Counselor in 60102, IL
SPARCS
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
"SPARCS is a 16 week group that was specifically designed to address the needs of chronically traumatized adolescents, ages 12-21, who may still be living with ongoing stress and are experiencing problems controlling emotions and impulses, getting along with and ..."
(847) 239-5858 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102
Photo of Lisa Marie Petrongelli, PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, FPA in 60102, IL
Anna's Embrace, Grief and Loss Sharing Group
PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, FPA
Verified
"The goal of Anna's Embrace is to bring forth the universality of pain and to support women (18 years and older) affected by the loss of a loved one. As a group, we will experience grief, identify it, deal with ..."
(847) 242-2358 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102
Photo of ProActive Behavioral Services - Dr Todd R Lendvay, Psychologist in 60102, IL
ProActive Behavioral
Psychologist, PsyD, LCPC, CCJS, MAC, AMS
Verified
"Self Awareness "
(847) 997-2037 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102
Photo of Lisa Marie Petrongelli, PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, FPA in 60102, IL
Bee Mindfull - Group Therapy Exclusively for Women
PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, FPA
Verified
"Dr. Petrongelli concentrates on treatment topics with respect to concerns that are primarily women’s. Mindfullness topics include: self-observation of thoughts/feelings, learn senses of change/support, relaxation/biofeedback techniques, reduce senses of isolation. Women who are experiencing some of the following issues may ..."
(847) 242-2358 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
60102 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 60102 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 60102 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 60102 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 60102 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.