Support Groups in Palmer, AK

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Addiction Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CCPS
Verified
"Mondays 4:15 - 5:45. A safe, structured, and relational group designed to provide education, support, shame reduction, and processing for individuals in recovery from pornography and/or sex compulsions/addictions. This group helps individuals learn the skills necessary to engage in sobriety ..."
(907) 312-1483 
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Palmer, AK 99645
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Love and Logic Facilitator
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified
"*Parents Raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Loving, yet powerful tools for parenting children of all ages. *For Educators Practical yet powerful tools for today's busy teacher. Create more cooperative, more motivated students and classrooms. ..."
(907) 521-8504 
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Palmer, AK 99645
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Facing Heartbreak Support Group
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
"This is a group for women who have been betrayed by a spouse/partner who has sexually acted out with others or pornography. It is an opportunity to seek support, understanding, and skills of empowerment and to reduce trauma of discovery/disclosure. ..."
(907) 406-7640 
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Group meets in:
Palmer, AK 99645
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Facing Heartbreak Support
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CCPS
Verified
""Facing Heartbreak" is for women who are spouses of sex/porn addicts who have been impacted by the sexual behavior of a spouse. Referred to as betrayal trauma this group will provide understanding of betrayal trauma, skills to empower yourself, and ..."
(907) 312-1483 
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Group meets in:
Palmer, AK 99645

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Photo of Paul Baysinger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Palmer, AK
Addiction Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CCPS
Verified
"Mondays 4:15 - 5:45. A safe, structured, and relational group designed to provide education, support, shame reduction, and processing for individuals in recovery from pornography and/or sex compulsions/addictions. This group helps individuals learn the skills necessary to engage in sobriety ..."
(907) 312-1483 
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Group meets in:
Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of Refocus Counseling Ministry, Inc., Licensed Professional Counselor in Palmer, AK
Love and Logic Facilitator
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified
"*Parents Raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Loving, yet powerful tools for parenting children of all ages. *For Educators Practical yet powerful tools for today's busy teacher. Create more cooperative, more motivated students and classrooms. ..."
(907) 521-8504 
View
Group meets in:
Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of Stephanie Brooks, Pre-Licensed Professional in Palmer, AK
Facing Heartbreak Support Group
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
"This is a group for women who have been betrayed by a spouse/partner who has sexually acted out with others or pornography. It is an opportunity to seek support, understanding, and skills of empowerment and to reduce trauma of discovery/disclosure. ..."
(907) 406-7640 
View
Group meets in:
Palmer, AK 99645
Photo of Paul Baysinger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Palmer, AK
Facing Heartbreak Support
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CCPS
Verified
""Facing Heartbreak" is for women who are spouses of sex/porn addicts who have been impacted by the sexual behavior of a spouse. Referred to as betrayal trauma this group will provide understanding of betrayal trauma, skills to empower yourself, and ..."
(907) 312-1483 
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Group meets in:
Palmer, AK 99645


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