Support Groups in 78209

Eating Recovery Center offers free support groups for those struggling with an eating disorder including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other disordered eating issues. Groups are available for alumni/family of ERC programs, patients/families in ERC Intensive Outpatient treatment and ...
Hosted by Eating Recovery Center San Antonio / Austin
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Eating Recovery Center offers free support groups for those struggling with an eating disorder including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other disordered eating issues. Groups are available for alumni/family of ERC programs, patients/families in ERC Intensive Outpatient treatment and ...
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RO DBT Skills class. 30 weeks. 1.5 hours. $65 per class. Class is structured to learn the RO DBT skills.
Hosted by Becca Allen Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CEDS, PMH-C, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo Heights, TX 78209
RO DBT Skills class. 30 weeks. 1.5 hours. $65 per class. Class is structured to learn the RO DBT skills.
(210) 934-0137 View (210) 934-0137
Take 2 Counseling offers an 8-week support group for partners of sex addicts. The group meets weekly for 90 minutes. Please contact us if you are interested in joining a Partner Support Group.
Hosted by Karen Gulde
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, MA, CCPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Take 2 Counseling offers an 8-week support group for partners of sex addicts. The group meets weekly for 90 minutes. Please contact us if you are interested in joining a Partner Support Group.
(210) 361-9375 View (210) 361-9375
Let’s talk addiction!! Is an educational group that focus on the biology of addiction and the biology of recovery. The main focus is healing. Some of the topics that will be addressed in group are: biology of addiction, biology of ...
Hosted by Dr. Kineta Forte
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LCDC, QCC, QMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Let’s talk addiction!! Is an educational group that focus on the biology of addiction and the biology of recovery. The main focus is healing. Some of the topics that will be addressed in group are: biology of addiction, biology of ...
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This group meets 2x monthly. The group members share their dreams and we tend the images and stories that present themselves so as to gain wisdom for our lives. All group members make a commitment to attend the group on ...
Hosted by Kathryn R Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
This group meets 2x monthly. The group members share their dreams and we tend the images and stories that present themselves so as to gain wisdom for our lives. All group members make a commitment to attend the group on ...
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Integrative Breathwork is a powerful, experiential method of self-exploration through experiencing non-ordinary states of consciousness. In the work, a combination of accelerated breathing, evocative music, and bodywork, facilitate the release of unresolved memories and emotions. The aim of this method ...
Hosted by Dirk Magdahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Integrative Breathwork is a powerful, experiential method of self-exploration through experiencing non-ordinary states of consciousness. In the work, a combination of accelerated breathing, evocative music, and bodywork, facilitate the release of unresolved memories and emotions. The aim of this method ...
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Take 2 Counseling offers an 8-week Men's Sex Addiction Support Group for those who are struggling with sexual compulsivity, utilizing Patrick Carnes' workbook, Facing the Shadows. The group meets weekly for 90 minutes over an 8-week period. The cost is ...
Hosted by Christopher Gulde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, MA, LPC , CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Take 2 Counseling offers an 8-week Men's Sex Addiction Support Group for those who are struggling with sexual compulsivity, utilizing Patrick Carnes' workbook, Facing the Shadows. The group meets weekly for 90 minutes over an 8-week period. The cost is ...
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Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a new evidence based treatment targeting a spectrum of disorders characterized by excessive self control, often referred to as overcontrol (OC). It is supported by 20 years of research. RO DBT treatment ...
Hosted by Center for Dialectical & Cognitive Behav Therapies
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC-S, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a new evidence based treatment targeting a spectrum of disorders characterized by excessive self control, often referred to as overcontrol (OC). It is supported by 20 years of research. RO DBT treatment ...
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Dream groups are especially powerful in that they provide respectful witnesses and fellow travelers in the art of dream tending. I have been tending dreams since 1983 and have found them to be the most potent force in my own ...
Hosted by Susan Blake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Dream groups are especially powerful in that they provide respectful witnesses and fellow travelers in the art of dream tending. I have been tending dreams since 1983 and have found them to be the most potent force in my own ...
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Weekly 1 hour. $50 per class. 6 week course. This course has been designed to help moms learn to cope effectively with this new phase of life. Skills will be taught to help address anxiety and depression, along with the ...
Hosted by Becca Allen Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CEDS, PMH-C, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Weekly 1 hour. $50 per class. 6 week course. This course has been designed to help moms learn to cope effectively with this new phase of life. Skills will be taught to help address anxiety and depression, along with the ...
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DBT has emerged as a highly effective evidenced based treatment. It targets under-controlled or emotionally dysregulated behavior through a skills-based approach that addresses the needs of individuals who struggle with strong and difficult emotions, impulsivity, and chaos in their lives. ...
Hosted by Center for Dialectical & Cognitive Behav Therapies
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC-S, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
DBT has emerged as a highly effective evidenced based treatment. It targets under-controlled or emotionally dysregulated behavior through a skills-based approach that addresses the needs of individuals who struggle with strong and difficult emotions, impulsivity, and chaos in their lives. ...
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Life Over Addiction!! Is an peer group from ages 13-19 that focus on the biology of addiction and the biology of recovery. The main focus is to stop addiction before it starts or to overcome addiction by creating a nonjudgmental ...
Hosted by Dr. Kineta Forte
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LCDC, QCC, QMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Life Over Addiction!! Is an peer group from ages 13-19 that focus on the biology of addiction and the biology of recovery. The main focus is to stop addiction before it starts or to overcome addiction by creating a nonjudgmental ...
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Eating Recovery Center (ERC) offers free support groups for those struggling with an eating disorder. The Overcoming Overeating Support Group is designed to support individuals recovering from binge eating disorder, bulimia, compulsive overeating, and related issues. Groups are available for ...
Hosted by Eating Recovery Center San Antonio / Austin
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Eating Recovery Center (ERC) offers free support groups for those struggling with an eating disorder. The Overcoming Overeating Support Group is designed to support individuals recovering from binge eating disorder, bulimia, compulsive overeating, and related issues. Groups are available for ...
(210) 529-7365 View (210) 529-7365
Free and open to anyone 18 and older who is supporting a loved one in eating disorder recovery; including partners, parents, friends, siblings and other support persons. Groups are available for alumni/family of ERC programs, families in ERC Intensive Outpatient ...
Hosted by Eating Recovery Center San Antonio / Austin
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
Free and open to anyone 18 and older who is supporting a loved one in eating disorder recovery; including partners, parents, friends, siblings and other support persons. Groups are available for alumni/family of ERC programs, families in ERC Intensive Outpatient ...
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We offer 3 types of groups for adolescent clients: Multifamily DBT Skills Group, Adolescent DBT Skills Group, and an Adolescent RO DBT Skills Class. Additionally there are DBT and RO DBT classes for parents/support persons. Visit https://www.sanantoniodbt cbt.com for current ...
Hosted by Center for Dialectical & Cognitive Behav Therapies
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC-S, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78209
We offer 3 types of groups for adolescent clients: Multifamily DBT Skills Group, Adolescent DBT Skills Group, and an Adolescent RO DBT Skills Class. Additionally there are DBT and RO DBT classes for parents/support persons. Visit https://www.sanantoniodbt cbt.com for current ...
(210) 742-4282 View (210) 742-4282
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 78209?

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.