Support Groups in Anchorage County, AK

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Thriving Within is thrilled to announce an upcoming Gender Exploration Group, a space dedicated to exploring the vast and beautiful diversity of gender identity and expression. What to expect: Interactive and engaging learning Evaluation of influences and expectations of gender ...
Hosted by Thriving Within, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDC1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
Thriving Within is thrilled to announce an upcoming Gender Exploration Group, a space dedicated to exploring the vast and beautiful diversity of gender identity and expression. What to expect: Interactive and engaging learning Evaluation of influences and expectations of gender ...
(907) 268-4234 View (907) 268-4234
Summer AK women's groups to get away from it all. Heal in nature. Camp in the fresh air, fish or hike. Art groups, processing groups specific to Relationships, family, career/vocational/school inquiry, spiritual discernment, goal/objective attainment, stress management, self esteem confidence, ...
Hosted by Lynne (Ann) Kelsey, LPC Supervisor AK-Psychodynami
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, EMDR, DBT, CBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eagle River, AK 99577
Summer AK women's groups to get away from it all. Heal in nature. Camp in the fresh air, fish or hike. Art groups, processing groups specific to Relationships, family, career/vocational/school inquiry, spiritual discernment, goal/objective attainment, stress management, self esteem confidence, ...
(907) 318-7841 View (907) 318-7841
This adult self-reflection class will be offered again starting in February 2024. For more information, visit www.makingspacetogether.c om/events
Hosted by Katie Kajdan Bell
Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
This adult self-reflection class will be offered again starting in February 2024. For more information, visit www.makingspacetogether.c om/events
(907) 331-6715 View (907) 331-6715
Recovering from toxic, dysfunctional, and abusive relationships, external (marital, extended family, parental or adult children, friends, supervisor, work environment, etc); and internal. Understand how toxic and irrational thinking drives emotional states, and how to take personal responsibility for your own ...
Hosted by Deborah E Stamm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
Recovering from toxic, dysfunctional, and abusive relationships, external (marital, extended family, parental or adult children, friends, supervisor, work environment, etc); and internal. Understand how toxic and irrational thinking drives emotional states, and how to take personal responsibility for your own ...
(907) 341-4206 View (907) 341-4206
Hosted by Uliana Fleener
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 830-8262 View (907) 830-8262
My LEGO Based Social Skills therapy group works through the use of LEGO to process challenges in social skills development. Group sizes are small (2-3), with an age range of 6-16. No diagnosis required. Registration is ongoing.
Hosted by Tashia Amstislavski, MA, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99501
My LEGO Based Social Skills therapy group works through the use of LEGO to process challenges in social skills development. Group sizes are small (2-3), with an age range of 6-16. No diagnosis required. Registration is ongoing.
(844) 942-0616 View (844) 942-0616
Hosted by Megan Gruhl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, INHC, MA, FNLP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eagle River, AK 99577
(844) 818-1354 View (844) 818-1354
**If you're interested in joining a men's group, please reach out and let me know. I hope to have one up and running in the spring** A body-centered group for male-identified individuals to explore the wisdom of the mind/body connection, ...
Hosted by Heather Caldwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
**If you're interested in joining a men's group, please reach out and let me know. I hope to have one up and running in the spring** A body-centered group for male-identified individuals to explore the wisdom of the mind/body connection, ...
(888) 564-0124 View (888) 564-0124
A consultation group for seasoned psychotherapists wishing to explore the treatment of various sexual problems within the context of couples therapy.
Hosted by Chris Reynolds
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
A consultation group for seasoned psychotherapists wishing to explore the treatment of various sexual problems within the context of couples therapy.
(907) 279-9274 View (907) 279-9274
Hosted by Maria Poulsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
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The loss of a pet can be one of the most stressful events in life. The loss can be devastating, during your grieving process you may experience a wide range of emotions such as anger, guilt, sadness, despair, and disbelief. ...
Hosted by Dr. Monique Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, CDCII, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99517
The loss of a pet can be one of the most stressful events in life. The loss can be devastating, during your grieving process you may experience a wide range of emotions such as anger, guilt, sadness, despair, and disbelief. ...
(907) 854-5018 View (907) 854-5018
Border Counseling Services provides a safe healing space where both children and adults are able to express their feelings openly, learn about themselves, and discover how unique and valued they are. We believe “the first step to healing is awareness” ...
Hosted by Dr. Michael Alcorn
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
Border Counseling Services provides a safe healing space where both children and adults are able to express their feelings openly, learn about themselves, and discover how unique and valued they are. We believe “the first step to healing is awareness” ...
(855) 604-9695 View (855) 604-9695
Do you believe you are more anxious than people around you? Are you tried from a near-constant state of worry, guilt, or shame? This is an 8-week online CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) group for women, non-binary, and femme identifying adults ...
Hosted by Nicole Zegiestowsky, M.S. (she/her)
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99507
Do you believe you are more anxious than people around you? Are you tried from a near-constant state of worry, guilt, or shame? This is an 8-week online CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) group for women, non-binary, and femme identifying adults ...
(907) 744-7026 View (907) 744-7026
**Currently on hold. Please contact me for information if interested in joining a future running therapy group** Join me for a transformative running therapy group. This non-competitive run includes techniques to practice mindful running, a weekly schedule to build running ...
Hosted by Heather Caldwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
**Currently on hold. Please contact me for information if interested in joining a future running therapy group** Join me for a transformative running therapy group. This non-competitive run includes techniques to practice mindful running, a weekly schedule to build running ...
(888) 564-0124 View (888) 564-0124
Group therapy is a wonderful way to feel connected to your community. In groups you can discover you are not alone in what you are feeling or experiencing. In fact, in an enriching group environment, others can help hold us ...
Hosted by Dr. Monique Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, CDCII, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
Group therapy is a wonderful way to feel connected to your community. In groups you can discover you are not alone in what you are feeling or experiencing. In fact, in an enriching group environment, others can help hold us ...
(907) 854-5018 View (907) 854-5018
This group is designed to support teens struggling with anxiety, depression, social isolation, or insecurity. Each week we will play interactive social games, process experiences, and decide on a theme together. Participants will support each other as we engage in ...
Hosted by Katie Kajdan Bell
Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
This group is designed to support teens struggling with anxiety, depression, social isolation, or insecurity. Each week we will play interactive social games, process experiences, and decide on a theme together. Participants will support each other as we engage in ...
(907) 331-6715 View (907) 331-6715
This is a group for couples who are wanting to connect more deeply. It is time limited and run on an as need basis. Usually I limit the number of couples to four.
Hosted by Ann W. Stockman MSW, PhD LLC
Psychologist, MSW, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
This is a group for couples who are wanting to connect more deeply. It is time limited and run on an as need basis. Usually I limit the number of couples to four.
(907) 312-5310 View (907) 312-5310
I will be conducting support groups for Veteran women/men exposed to PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma. Group session will be last Wednesday (PTSD) and last Thursday (MST) of the month. Call with any questions at 907-406-3033.
Hosted by See As Me (SAM) Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eagle River, AK 99577
I will be conducting support groups for Veteran women/men exposed to PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma. Group session will be last Wednesday (PTSD) and last Thursday (MST) of the month. Call with any questions at 907-406-3033.
(907) 312-2153 View (907) 312-2153
This is a consultation group for helping professionals. My theoretical and clinical bases are Attachment theory and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Hosted by Ann W. Stockman MSW, PhD LLC
Psychologist, MSW, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99503
This is a consultation group for helping professionals. My theoretical and clinical bases are Attachment theory and Emotion Focused Therapy.
(907) 312-5310 View (907) 312-5310
We are an Alaska State certified, nationally-accredited program that offers individual, group and family therapy in a holistic care setting. Our focus is on confidential, personal, individualized care, with an emphasis on Family Relationships. Offering a private, comfortable outpatient setting, ...
Hosted by Wisdom Traditions Counseling & Wellness
Counselor, PhD, LPCS, CDCS, MAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Anchorage, AK 99518
We are an Alaska State certified, nationally-accredited program that offers individual, group and family therapy in a holistic care setting. Our focus is on confidential, personal, individualized care, with an emphasis on Family Relationships. Offering a private, comfortable outpatient setting, ...
(907) 770-3656 View (907) 770-3656
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Anchorage County?

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.