Support Groups in Birmingham, AL

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Mentorship
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EdS, LPC
Verified
"This group is dedicated to counselor professionals that are in the field that are in need of peer support or graduate students that need guidance in the field. This is a FREE group though psychology today asked me to put ..."
(205) 270-5944 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35235
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Marital Enrichment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
"Couples will leave this marital enrichment workshop series with new skills that will enhance your communication and help you navigate situations in which you see things differently. Couples will also gain an understanding of different love languages and new strategies ..."
(205) 316-9127 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35223
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Courage Club
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
"Courage Club is a therapy group for elementary children struggling with peer relationships and communication/social skills. Social skills include far more than the ability to communicate with other people. Many children have trouble meeting new friends, starting a conversation, perspective ..."
(256) 661-4015 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35205
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The Peace of Nowness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Mindfulness-based approach to working with anxiety and other unwanted emotional states. "
(205) 928-8424 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35205
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Substance Abuse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ADC, ICADC
Verified
(205) 583-0237 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35209
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MBCT-Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PIP
Verified
"I invite you to participate in a group that will change your life. This 'Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group' has been shown to be effective in preventing relapse in recurrent depression and other emotional problems. The group meets on Monday night ..."
(205) 258-0194 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35205
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Sex Addiction and Recovery 101
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC, CSAT, EMDR
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35226
Affordable Counseling Therapy
MA
Verified
"Sliding Scale and Free counseling for individuals and couples. "
(205) 619-6953 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35226
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Friends & Feelings Social Skills Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALC, MA
Verified
"The goal of social skills group therapy is for children to gain skills in social interaction, joint attention, having fun together with others, problem-solving together, and learning to handle the challenges of social situations at school, extracurricular activities & at ..."
(205) 273-5289 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35205
Insight Therapeutic Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
"Insight Therapeutic Services, LLC is a group of 7 Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Social Workers, each with certifications in a variety of specialty areas serving children and adults. Our team strives to match the needs of your family ..."
(205) 374-9859 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35243
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Boundaries Group based on Cloud and Townsend
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
"Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend is a best selling book,and we do an 8 week-group based on their material. This group starts back up on Tuesday, September 12 at noon! Don't miss this opportunity! "
(205) 512-3203 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35223
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Better Together Co-parenting Education
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35209
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Facing...Sexual and Relationship Integrity
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC
Verified
"Facing...Sexual and Relationship Integrity is an educational and support group for people who have engaged in sexual behavior that damages important relationships, want to stop engaging in certain sexual behaviors, want relapse prevention skills, and/or want to integrate the 30 ..."
(205) 273-2280 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35226
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Anger Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, PIP
Verified
"This Small Group is designed to aid individuals who have difficulty managing anger, aggression, rage, and/or anxiety that leads to anger outbursts. Participants will be aided in identifying triggers to their anger while learning anger management techniques to manage the ..."
(205) 775-6037 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35209
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Counseling Over Coffee (Entrepreneurs/ Biz Owners)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
"Business owners & entrepreneurs face unique stressors beyond typical work-life balance challenges. You deserve a safe-space or like-minded community that understands and can support you through your entrepreneurial struggles. Spaces for this group is very limited to ensure each participant ..."
(205) 855-6650 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35203
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Family Strengthening
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
"This is group designed for the whole family. Adults will learn new parenting strategies and skills while adolescents learn how to get what they want without getting in trouble. "
(205) 289-8679 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35205
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Critical Incident Stress Management
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPC, NCC, ACPE-P
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35216
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Anger Management
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
"Group is for individuals with anger issues through self admittance or through the courts "
(205) 610-8140 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35203
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Womens Sexual Issues
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CST
Verified
"This group will be for women & all of the sexual issues we experience. Sexual pain. Sexual desire struggles. Sexuality questions. "
(205) 509-1811 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35226
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Therapy Group for Caregivers of Other Adults
Counselor, MA, ALC, JD, NCC
Verified
"Closed telehealth Group for those who provide caregiving for other adults. The next group runs OCTOBER 5-DECEMBER 14, 2021. The cost for the 10-session group is $200 for the entire series. Topics covered include caregiver loneliness, depression, role reversal, being ..."
(205) 270-5302 
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, AL 35205


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