Support Groups in 85395

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Mental Skills Training for Athletes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"People routinely dealt with stress, anxiety, and a myriad of emotions with the increased emphasis on maximizing one’s ability to achieve success and improve your ability to maximize performance. This group is designed to provide practical application of psychological skills ..."
(623) 303-5148 
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Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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West Valley Trans Women's Group
Counselor, LAC, CHT, TLC
Verified
"Educational and supportive group for individuals that identify as transgender women. Regardless of your stage of self-identity, you are welcome. The age ranges from 18 years to life-long. We discuss legal, psychologicial, and relationships issues. Members are interviewed prior to ..."
(833) 918-0647 
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Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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West Valley Trans Men's Group
Counselor, LAC, CHT, TLC
Verified
"Educational and supportive group for individuals that identify as transgender men. Regardless of your stage of self-identity, you are welcome. The age ranges from 18 years to life-long. We discuss legal, psychologicial, and relationships issues. Members are interviewed prior to ..."
(833) 918-0647 
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Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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Toxic Thoughts and Emotional Addiction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"The vast majority of illness that plague individuals today are a direct result of our through life. What we truly think affects us both physically and emotionally. This group is designed to provide a basic understanding of cognitive distortions that ..."
(623) 303-5148 
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Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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Managing Depression and Anxiety
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"When anxiety leads to depression and life becomes overwhelming from all the guilt, shame, low self-esteem, and interpersonal problems, it’s time change old behaviors and ways of thinking and activate problem solving strategies that will optimize your life. This group ..."
(623) 303-5148 
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Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395

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Photo of Dr. Angela Terri Griffin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85395, AZ
Mental Skills Training for Athletes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"People routinely dealt with stress, anxiety, and a myriad of emotions with the increased emphasis on maximizing one’s ability to achieve success and improve your ability to maximize performance. This group is designed to provide practical application of psychological skills ..."
(623) 303-5148 
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Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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West Valley Trans Women's Group
Counselor, LAC, CHT, TLC
Verified
"Educational and supportive group for individuals that identify as transgender women. Regardless of your stage of self-identity, you are welcome. The age ranges from 18 years to life-long. We discuss legal, psychologicial, and relationships issues. Members are interviewed prior to ..."
(833) 918-0647 
View
Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Photo of Affirmative Counseling LLC, Counselor in 85395, AZ
West Valley Trans Men's Group
Counselor, LAC, CHT, TLC
Verified
"Educational and supportive group for individuals that identify as transgender men. Regardless of your stage of self-identity, you are welcome. The age ranges from 18 years to life-long. We discuss legal, psychologicial, and relationships issues. Members are interviewed prior to ..."
(833) 918-0647 
View
Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Photo of Dr. Angela Terri Griffin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85395, AZ
Toxic Thoughts and Emotional Addiction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"The vast majority of illness that plague individuals today are a direct result of our through life. What we truly think affects us both physically and emotionally. This group is designed to provide a basic understanding of cognitive distortions that ..."
(623) 303-5148 
View
Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Photo of Dr. Angela Terri Griffin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 85395, AZ
Managing Depression and Anxiety
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"When anxiety leads to depression and life becomes overwhelming from all the guilt, shame, low self-esteem, and interpersonal problems, it’s time change old behaviors and ways of thinking and activate problem solving strategies that will optimize your life. This group ..."
(623) 303-5148 
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Group meets in:
Goodyear, AZ 85395


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
85395 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 85395 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 85395 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 85395 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 85395 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.