Support Groups in Bessemer, AL

We are a court approved agency offering anger management, domestic violence groups. We also offer anger management assessments and domestic violence assessments.
Hosted by Janet P Stoudenmire
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, ICADC, MAC, SAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bessemer, AL 35020
We are a court approved agency offering anger management, domestic violence groups. We also offer anger management assessments and domestic violence assessments.
(205) 255-9173 View (205) 255-9173

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I provide on-site Critical Incident Stress Management as the need arises in a business, congregation, organization, or other entity when a immediate crisis has occurred.
Hosted by Shirley A. Richards
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPC, NCC, ACPE-P
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35216
I provide on-site Critical Incident Stress Management as the need arises in a business, congregation, organization, or other entity when a immediate crisis has occurred.
(205) 289-3695 View (205) 289-3695
Join us as we walk through a mental health read together
Hosted by Birmingham Therapy Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35226
Join us as we walk through a mental health read together
(205) 928-8532 View (205) 928-8532
This group is designed for domestic abuse/violence offenders. These sessions teach the dynamics of domestic violence/abuse and skills to chose nonviolent resolution of conflict. One of the basic tenets of the session is the unacceptability of violence and personal accountability ...
Hosted by Generations Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hueytown, AL 35023
This group is designed for domestic abuse/violence offenders. These sessions teach the dynamics of domestic violence/abuse and skills to chose nonviolent resolution of conflict. One of the basic tenets of the session is the unacceptability of violence and personal accountability ...
(205) 358-0376 View (205) 358-0376
For those who have completed their Masters Degree and intend to work toward full Licensure as an LPC in AL. Individual Supervision is required but can be supplemented with Group Supervision which adds to the learning opportunities and can save ...
Hosted by Rhonna W Phillips Counseling & Therapy Srvcs, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMFT, Collab, Mediati
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35226
For those who have completed their Masters Degree and intend to work toward full Licensure as an LPC in AL. Individual Supervision is required but can be supplemented with Group Supervision which adds to the learning opportunities and can save ...
(205) 210-9996 View (205) 210-9996
We are a practice that offers a whole suite of services ranging from counseling and neurofeedback to art therapy and yoga. We'd love to provide you with a free consultation about the services we provide.
Hosted by Stephen Killen
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hoover, AL 35244
We are a practice that offers a whole suite of services ranging from counseling and neurofeedback to art therapy and yoga. We'd love to provide you with a free consultation about the services we provide.
(205) 896-6721 View (205) 896-6721
Hosted by Jerrold L. Langford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ADC, ICADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 583-0237 View (205) 583-0237
8 woman or less discussing the trauma, effects, consequences and healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Hosted by Rhonna W Phillips Counseling & Therapy Srvcs, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMFT, Collab, Mediati
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35226
8 woman or less discussing the trauma, effects, consequences and healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse.
(205) 210-9996 View (205) 210-9996
Hosted by Deirdre Crochen Rose
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 984-1945 View (205) 984-1945
Think you may be a sex addict but not sure? In this eight session educational experience you will learn the basics of recognizing the problems of compulsive sexual behavior, work toward identifying whether or not your sexual behavior is an ...
Hosted by Garrett Brent Irby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LPC, CSAT, CPTT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35226
Think you may be a sex addict but not sure? In this eight session educational experience you will learn the basics of recognizing the problems of compulsive sexual behavior, work toward identifying whether or not your sexual behavior is an ...
(205) 509-2004 View (205) 509-2004
Using Patrick Carnes’ book “Facing The Shadow” we will engage focused skill building, completing specific exercises that link together to form a cohesive whole toward sexual relationship integrity. Some of the exercises group members will complete are Learning and inventorying ...
Hosted by Garrett Brent Irby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LPC, CSAT, CPTT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35226
Using Patrick Carnes’ book “Facing The Shadow” we will engage focused skill building, completing specific exercises that link together to form a cohesive whole toward sexual relationship integrity. Some of the exercises group members will complete are Learning and inventorying ...
(205) 509-2004 View (205) 509-2004
This is for people who are pursuing sobriety and want help in addition to their recovery program of choice. We go through 9 different topics relating to emotional sobriety and maintaining chemical sobriety. Building Community is critical to maintaining sobriety, ...
Hosted by Maggie Banger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hoover, AL 35226
This is for people who are pursuing sobriety and want help in addition to their recovery program of choice. We go through 9 different topics relating to emotional sobriety and maintaining chemical sobriety. Building Community is critical to maintaining sobriety, ...
(205) 512-3071 View (205) 512-3071
Hosted by Bass Assertive Solutions & Support, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 703-2877 View (205) 703-2877
Our 10-week virtual skill-building workshop offers you the unique opportunity to identify your relationship strength and growth areas, build community with other couples, and discover ways to create the relationship you want. Beginning with a customized relationship assessment, we will ...
Hosted by Krystal Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S, PIP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hoover, AL 35226
Our 10-week virtual skill-building workshop offers you the unique opportunity to identify your relationship strength and growth areas, build community with other couples, and discover ways to create the relationship you want. Beginning with a customized relationship assessment, we will ...
(205) 273-5083 View (205) 273-5083
This group is designed for persons having difficulty managing conflict without verbal or physical aggression (losing your temper). The group is open to persons who are court ordered or agency mandated. Volunteer attendees are also welcomed.
Hosted by Generations Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hueytown, AL 35023
This group is designed for persons having difficulty managing conflict without verbal or physical aggression (losing your temper). The group is open to persons who are court ordered or agency mandated. Volunteer attendees are also welcomed.
(205) 358-0376 View (205) 358-0376
A free-of-charge support group for adult survivors of parent, grandparent, or sibling loss. We meet for 10-week periods in the summer, fall, and spring. This group is located in Birmingham, AL.
Hosted by Sarah Grace Stevenson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Homewood, AL 35209
A free-of-charge support group for adult survivors of parent, grandparent, or sibling loss. We meet for 10-week periods in the summer, fall, and spring. This group is located in Birmingham, AL.
(256) 573-1096 View (256) 573-1096
Hosted by Ebone Newton
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
(205) 813-1513 View (205) 813-1513
Parenting is tough especially when you feel unsupported and alone. It takes two and sometimes a village to raise healthy, happy, successful children. But it is not always easy to parent following a breakup or divorce. I am here to ...
Hosted by Sharon Middleton McGinnis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35209
Parenting is tough especially when you feel unsupported and alone. It takes two and sometimes a village to raise healthy, happy, successful children. But it is not always easy to parent following a breakup or divorce. I am here to ...
(205) 583-2441 View (205) 583-2441
Sliding Scale and Free counseling for individuals and couples.
Hosted by Affordable Counseling Therapy
MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35226
Sliding Scale and Free counseling for individuals and couples.
(205) 619-6953 View (205) 619-6953
Decision-making can be difficult. A poor decision can lead to a life of self-doubt, low self-esteem, incarceration, or disruption from discovering one's intended purpose. The Evolution of Decision-Making teaches the basic principles needed to guide one to an orderly evaluation ...
Hosted by J L Austin Counseling & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Homewood, AL 35209
Decision-making can be difficult. A poor decision can lead to a life of self-doubt, low self-esteem, incarceration, or disruption from discovering one's intended purpose. The Evolution of Decision-Making teaches the basic principles needed to guide one to an orderly evaluation ...
(205) 677-0563 View (205) 677-0563

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Bessemer?

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.