Support Groups in 85323

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Therapeutic Art Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAGSEAT, CAGSHSS
Verified
"Use creativity to demonstrate healthy coping skills. Participants will create several items to be used to help cope with everyday life. Group members will learn to: manage stress, identify feelings, regulate emotions, decrease impulsivity, and develop communication skills. Groups will ..."
(623) 244-8795 
Group meets in:
Avondale, AZ 85323
Not accepting new clients
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Therapeutic Teen Book Club
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAGSEAT, CAGSHSS
Verified
"This is a therapeutic book club. The group is facilitated by a trained therapist. A therapeutic book club will weave together both discussion questions and group process. Not only will you be talking about the contents of the book, but ..."
(623) 244-8795 
Group meets in:
Avondale, AZ 85323
Not accepting new clients

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Photo of Full of Soul Consulting, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85323, AZ
Therapeutic Art Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAGSEAT, CAGSHSS
Verified
"Use creativity to demonstrate healthy coping skills. Participants will create several items to be used to help cope with everyday life. Group members will learn to: manage stress, identify feelings, regulate emotions, decrease impulsivity, and develop communication skills. Groups will ..."
(623) 244-8795 
Group meets in:
Avondale, AZ 85323
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Full of Soul Consulting, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85323, AZ
Therapeutic Teen Book Club
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAGSEAT, CAGSHSS
Verified
"This is a therapeutic book club. The group is facilitated by a trained therapist. A therapeutic book club will weave together both discussion questions and group process. Not only will you be talking about the contents of the book, but ..."
(623) 244-8795 
Group meets in:
Avondale, AZ 85323
Not accepting new clients


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
85323 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 85323 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 85323 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 85323 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 85323 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.