Support Groups in 78216

Court Ordered Drug and alcohol DWI Assessment options include in-person and on-line. We work with drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers in the San Antonio, TX area.
Hosted by Dr. Steven Gonzalez Bcba-D
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, LCDC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78216
Court Ordered Drug and alcohol DWI Assessment options include in-person and on-line. We work with drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers in the San Antonio, TX area.
(210) 941-4756 View (210) 941-4756
This DBT skills group provides a supportive environment for learning and applying dialectical behavior therapy techniques. Through structured sessions, participants acquire skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. The group fosters connection, validation, and empowerment while equipping ...
Hosted by Brandon Roberts
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78216
This DBT skills group provides a supportive environment for learning and applying dialectical behavior therapy techniques. Through structured sessions, participants acquire skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. The group fosters connection, validation, and empowerment while equipping ...
(210) 985-9587 View (210) 985-9587
Hosted by Russel L Thompson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 853-5898 View (210) 853-5898
Parenting issues involving difficult to manage children, keys to success in school, and method / resource sharing and refining for enhancing family environments.
Hosted by Lucas Emilio Cantu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78216
Parenting issues involving difficult to manage children, keys to success in school, and method / resource sharing and refining for enhancing family environments.
(210) 960-8362 View (210) 960-8362
We are a group of licensed mental health clinicians who have a combined total of over 100 years in our field. We are looking forward to partnering with you on your journey to emotional and mental wellness.
Hosted by A New Start Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78216
We are a group of licensed mental health clinicians who have a combined total of over 100 years in our field. We are looking forward to partnering with you on your journey to emotional and mental wellness.
(210) 934-4158 View (210) 934-4158
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an evidence based approach that teaches mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills for individuals dealing with disorders of Emotional Dysregulation such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and/or Anxiety Disorder. The skills ...
Hosted by Deborah Loukas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PLLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78216
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an evidence based approach that teaches mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills for individuals dealing with disorders of Emotional Dysregulation such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and/or Anxiety Disorder. The skills ...
(844) 332-6458 View (844) 332-6458
*FREE* support group focused on the stressors or interpersonal traumas of the world and how we can "bounce back." Many people with stressors limit their interactions with others. Group encourages people to communicate with others and to explore their emotions ...
Hosted by Counseling Connections of San Antonio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CCMHC, ACS, CCM
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78216
*FREE* support group focused on the stressors or interpersonal traumas of the world and how we can "bounce back." Many people with stressors limit their interactions with others. Group encourages people to communicate with others and to explore their emotions ...
(210) 853-5912 View (210) 853-5912
Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an evidence based protocol for treating disorders of overcontrol such as Chronic Depression, Anorexia Nervosa, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Treatment Resistant Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Maladaptive Perfectionism. Through each 90-minute, 30-week session members will ...
Hosted by Deborah Loukas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PLLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78216
Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an evidence based protocol for treating disorders of overcontrol such as Chronic Depression, Anorexia Nervosa, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Treatment Resistant Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Maladaptive Perfectionism. Through each 90-minute, 30-week session members will ...
(844) 332-6458 View (844) 332-6458
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 78216?

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.