Support Groups in 78258

Dr. Margo de la Garza teaches mindfulness techniques that can be applied during daily activities. Members do not need to be patients of Sigma MHUC to attend.
Hosted by Melissa Deuter, MD/Sigma Mental Health Urgent Care
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78258
Dr. Margo de la Garza teaches mindfulness techniques that can be applied during daily activities. Members do not need to be patients of Sigma MHUC to attend.
(210) 871-0188 View (210) 871-0188
Are you dealing with overwhelming anxiety and depression? Do you want to heal from Trauma? We are committed to improving the lives of individuals entrusted to our care through genuine and extraordinary therapeutic approach.
Hosted by Liliana Bermudez Balance Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78258
Are you dealing with overwhelming anxiety and depression? Do you want to heal from Trauma? We are committed to improving the lives of individuals entrusted to our care through genuine and extraordinary therapeutic approach.
(210) 981-4232 View (210) 981-4232
"The ICFE was founded based in the knowledge that relationships are a central part of all of our lives. When relationships are strong, they provide us with a sense of security and a confidence in ourselves. The mission of the ...
Hosted by Dr. Melissa L. McVicker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, PLLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78258
"The ICFE was founded based in the knowledge that relationships are a central part of all of our lives. When relationships are strong, they provide us with a sense of security and a confidence in ourselves. The mission of the ...
(210) 871-8221 View (210) 871-8221
• Psychoeducational groups • Skills development groups • Cognitive—behavioral/pr oblem solving groups • Support groups • Interpersonal process groups
Hosted by Engedi Therapy Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, , LPC, ADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78258
• Psychoeducational groups • Skills development groups • Cognitive—behavioral/pr oblem solving groups • Support groups • Interpersonal process groups
(757) 693-4565 View (757) 693-4565
2 hour class focusing on child accountability, communication, and making all devices safe through router, provider, and multiple devices. Accountability includes getting children to buy in and participate in family accountability. We will provide contract template and lots of role ...
Hosted by Sherri Lambiase
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CCSRRS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78258
2 hour class focusing on child accountability, communication, and making all devices safe through router, provider, and multiple devices. Accountability includes getting children to buy in and participate in family accountability. We will provide contract template and lots of role ...
(210) 428-6965 View (210) 428-6965
Hosted by Engedi Therapy Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, , LPC, ADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Antonio, TX 78258
(757) 693-4565 View (757) 693-4565
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 78258?

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.