Host: Mary Carlough, MSW, LCSW-C
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Bethesda, MD 20814
"This group is geared towards family members & loved ones concerned about the impact of addiction and how to find help. & support. Topics discussed may include: Coping with your feelings, the Brain Disease of Addiction, Signs & Symptoms, Family ..."
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"This group is geared towards family members & loved ones concerned about the impact of addiction and how to find help. & support. Topics discussed may include: Coping with your feelings, the Brain Disease of Addiction, Signs & Symptoms, Family ..."
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Host: Dr. Kelly M Champion, PhD, ABPP
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"Skills group for adults coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and interpersonal problems. $700 cash/check/charge - no insurance. Includes 20 min consult. Depends on filling the group. "
(301) 235-1142
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"Skills group for adults coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and interpersonal problems. $700 cash/check/charge - no insurance. Includes 20 min consult. Depends on filling the group. "
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Host: Dr. Caroline H. Sparks, PhD, MA
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20815
"Currently recruiting for a telehealth group for people who hoard who want group support. as they work to manage clutter. (October 2020). Please see our website for Your Health Concierge. Since this is on a zoom platform, anyone in the ..."
(202) 499-7650
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"Currently recruiting for a telehealth group for people who hoard who want group support. as they work to manage clutter. (October 2020). Please see our website for Your Health Concierge. Since this is on a zoom platform, anyone in the ..."
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Host: Dr. Matthew Burgess Leary, PhD
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Bethesda, MD 20814
"This group is for caregivers of people suffering from Lyme disease, other tick-borne diseases, autoimmune diseases, or other chronic illness. This group is a thematic process group for caregivers to work through the range of feelings they have like loss, ..."
(240) 221-5449
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"This group is for caregivers of people suffering from Lyme disease, other tick-borne diseases, autoimmune diseases, or other chronic illness. This group is a thematic process group for caregivers to work through the range of feelings they have like loss, ..."
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Host: Ms. Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier, LCPC, MS, MEd, NCC
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20817
"A one-day interactive workshop that prepares couples who are engaged, newly married, or in a long-term relationship to lay the groundwork for a conscious, fulfilling and life-long commitment. Couples learn tools to deal with conflict, communication skills, and ways to ..."
(202) 335-6314
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"A one-day interactive workshop that prepares couples who are engaged, newly married, or in a long-term relationship to lay the groundwork for a conscious, fulfilling and life-long commitment. Couples learn tools to deal with conflict, communication skills, and ways to ..."
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Host: Karen Hennessy, CPNP, PMHNP
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20817
"This 8-session psycho-educational group is designed to help mothers raising a child with ADHD and related disorders. This group is a supportive place for mothers to share personal experiences and engage in collaborative problem solving. Topics: Setting realistic expectations for ..."
(240) 451-8893
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"This 8-session psycho-educational group is designed to help mothers raising a child with ADHD and related disorders. This group is a supportive place for mothers to share personal experiences and engage in collaborative problem solving. Topics: Setting realistic expectations for ..."
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Host: Dr. Stewart A Zelman, PhD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20817
"Using psycho-education, hypnotherapy, dynamic psychotherapy, and mutual support we focus on generating a positive healthy outcome over the course of ten weeks. Having successfully run this group many times, it is ongoing throughout the year, and begins on quarterly intervals. ..."
(301) 485-6914
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"Using psycho-education, hypnotherapy, dynamic psychotherapy, and mutual support we focus on generating a positive healthy outcome over the course of ten weeks. Having successfully run this group many times, it is ongoing throughout the year, and begins on quarterly intervals. ..."
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Host: Dr. Robert Chase, PhD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20817
"A virtual 8-session program designed to help adults with ADHD improve their executive functioning skills. The topics will address: self-control and impulse regulation; initiation of tasks/planning/motivation ; persistence; working and prospective memory; time management, planning, and prioritization; organization; sleep and ..."
(240) 451-8677
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"A virtual 8-session program designed to help adults with ADHD improve their executive functioning skills. The topics will address: self-control and impulse regulation; initiation of tasks/planning/motivation ; persistence; working and prospective memory; time management, planning, and prioritization; organization; sleep and ..."
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Host: Dr. Elaine Klionsky, JD, PhD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"This is a mixed gender psychotherapy group addressing a variety of issues including career development, appropriate expression of feelings including anger, relationships with friends, colleagues, and romantic partners, parenting, work/life balance, depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior. The ages of members ..."
(301) 244-8991
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"This is a mixed gender psychotherapy group addressing a variety of issues including career development, appropriate expression of feelings including anger, relationships with friends, colleagues, and romantic partners, parenting, work/life balance, depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior. The ages of members ..."
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Host: Dr. Brian Corrado, PsyD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group for mindfulness training, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and tolerating distress. This group teaches new skills to replace self-destructive and relationship-destructive behaviors. See website or contact bcorrado@thebethesdagroup .com for more information about group days and ..."
(301) 918-5945
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Bethesda, MD 20814
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group for mindfulness training, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and tolerating distress. This group teaches new skills to replace self-destructive and relationship-destructive behaviors. See website or contact bcorrado@thebethesdagroup .com for more information about group days and ..."
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Host: Dr. Wendy J Hookman, MD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20817
"Nutritopia is a wellness and weight loss program for women who have tried everything but have never been able to gain balance in life or maintain weight loss. Nutritopia provides women the opportunity to overhaul their lives by giving them ..."
(301) 679-7575
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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"Nutritopia is a wellness and weight loss program for women who have tried everything but have never been able to gain balance in life or maintain weight loss. Nutritopia provides women the opportunity to overhaul their lives by giving them ..."
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Host: Dr. Rachel E. K. Freedman, PhD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"The difficult, heartbreaking decision to end a wanted pregnancy for a medical reason often results in feelings that are not addressed by other loss support groups. This group will help decrease isolation by addressing feelings such as grief, guilt, and ..."
(301) 640-5471
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"The difficult, heartbreaking decision to end a wanted pregnancy for a medical reason often results in feelings that are not addressed by other loss support groups. This group will help decrease isolation by addressing feelings such as grief, guilt, and ..."
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Host: Dr. Brian Corrado, PsyD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group for mindfulness training, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and tolerating distress. This group teaches new skills to replace self-destructive and relationship-destructive behaviors. "
(301) 918-5945
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Bethesda, MD 20814
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group for mindfulness training, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and tolerating distress. This group teaches new skills to replace self-destructive and relationship-destructive behaviors. "
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Host: Dr. Jessica Moore Simon, PsyD, LCPAT
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"An ongoing affirming therapy group for young adults, 18-25, who identify as transgender, bigender, gender fluid, gender queer, and others who consider themselves non-binary or transitioning. We explore gender identity in a safe and supportive environment where related and unrelated ..."
(301) 476-5905
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"An ongoing affirming therapy group for young adults, 18-25, who identify as transgender, bigender, gender fluid, gender queer, and others who consider themselves non-binary or transitioning. We explore gender identity in a safe and supportive environment where related and unrelated ..."
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Host: Dr. Caroline H. Sparks, PhD, MA
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20815
"These groups are for people who are pre-diabetic to keep them from advancing to diabetes. The groups are community-based Our main office is listed below. However, DPP+ groups can be held in various sites including churches. We can develop a ..."
(202) 499-7650
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"These groups are for people who are pre-diabetic to keep them from advancing to diabetes. The groups are community-based Our main office is listed below. However, DPP+ groups can be held in various sites including churches. We can develop a ..."
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Host: Jessica Gottlieb, LCPC
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"You never thought you'd be here, but here you are. Now how do you move forward? What do you need to understand about yourself and your past relationship to build stronger relationships in the future? This virtual support group for ..."
(240) 575-6645
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"You never thought you'd be here, but here you are. Now how do you move forward? What do you need to understand about yourself and your past relationship to build stronger relationships in the future? This virtual support group for ..."
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Host: Ms. Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier, LCPC, MS, MEd, NCC
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20817
"For mothers who seek to manage stress and anxiety better, feel more grounded amidst life's daily chaos, and discover new confidence, balance, and self-care tools, in a confidential, supportive group setting. "
(202) 335-6314
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"For mothers who seek to manage stress and anxiety better, feel more grounded amidst life's daily chaos, and discover new confidence, balance, and self-care tools, in a confidential, supportive group setting. "
Host: Joanna Strait, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"Navigating the emotions, stresses, and choices associated with infertility can be exhausting and lonely. Join us for an opportunity to receive support from others on a similar journey. In this small group (max is 6 people), you will receive guidance ..."
(240) 802-7287
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"Navigating the emotions, stresses, and choices associated with infertility can be exhausting and lonely. Join us for an opportunity to receive support from others on a similar journey. In this small group (max is 6 people), you will receive guidance ..."
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Host: Mary Carlough, MSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group is an excellent forum for Young Adults (18 -29) to learn Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance skills to enhance their quality of life, gain effective coping strategies to manage increasingly more ..."
(240) 339-6853
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"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group is an excellent forum for Young Adults (18 -29) to learn Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance skills to enhance their quality of life, gain effective coping strategies to manage increasingly more ..."
Photo of Elaine Klionsky, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Elaine Klionsky, JD, PhD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"This mixed gender psychodynamic psychotherapy group addresses issues such as marriage, parenting, career development, life satisfaction, anxiety, and depression. Members are able to participate in discussion of the process of interacting while covering content. Members work on appropriate expression of ..."
(301) 244-8991
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"This mixed gender psychodynamic psychotherapy group addresses issues such as marriage, parenting, career development, life satisfaction, anxiety, and depression. Members are able to participate in discussion of the process of interacting while covering content. Members work on appropriate expression of ..."

Adults Support Groups
The Bethesda adult support groups listed here have identified their focus on adult therapy in Bethesda, adult counseling, help for Bethesda adults in therapy, or Bethesda adult counseling. An adult support group in Bethesda and adult psychologists mostly work with adults, handle a broad range of issues especially as they relate to adult relationships, and adult child relationships.

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