Support Groups in 65721

Photo of Mark G Koetting, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 65721, MO
Co-Occurring Disorders
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, MAADCII
Verified
"In this class, clients learn about the symptoms, causes, associated features, and treatment options regarding the types of mental illness that are most commonly associated with addiction. Specifically, clients gain a better understanding of the mood disorders (e.g., Major Depressive ..."
(417) 262-6794 
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Group meets in:
Ozark, MO 65721
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Tara Forrester, Licensed Professional Counselor in 65721, MO
Orchard Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
(417) 551-6110 
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Group meets in:
Ozark, MO 65721

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Photo of Mark G Koetting, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 65721, MO
Co-Occurring Disorders
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, MAADCII
Verified
"In this class, clients learn about the symptoms, causes, associated features, and treatment options regarding the types of mental illness that are most commonly associated with addiction. Specifically, clients gain a better understanding of the mood disorders (e.g., Major Depressive ..."
(417) 262-6794 
View
Group meets in:
Ozark, MO 65721
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Tara Forrester, Licensed Professional Counselor in 65721, MO
Orchard Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
(417) 551-6110 
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Group meets in:
Ozark, MO 65721


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
65721 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 65721 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 65721 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 65721 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 65721 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.