Support Groups in Jefferson County, AL

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The Evolution of Decision-Making
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
Marital Enrichment
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 ...
Hosted by Judith Schulman-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35223
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 View (205) 316-9127
Schumacher Intensives
Schumacher Intensives is a monthly, one-day, small group (no more than 10), classroom format, pre-addiction curriculum for problem drinkers led by a Clinical Psychologist. Schumacher Intensives are held at beautiful Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa, Barber Motorsports Park and ...
Hosted by Joseph E Schumacher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35226
Schumacher Intensives is a monthly, one-day, small group (no more than 10), classroom format, pre-addiction curriculum for problem drinkers led by a Clinical Psychologist. Schumacher Intensives are held at beautiful Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa, Barber Motorsports Park and ...
(205) 990-4149 View (205) 990-4149
Adult Woman's Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
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
Working With Anxiety Related/OCD Parts - FALL 2024
Six week experiential group focused on how to befriend your anxiety related/OCD parts
Hosted by Katie O'Donnell Pietri
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35226
Six week experiential group focused on how to befriend your anxiety related/OCD parts
(205) 851-8596 View (205) 851-8596
Anger Management
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 ...
Hosted by Love Out Loud Counseling and Consulting Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW-S, PIP, CAM-II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35209
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 View (205) 775-6037
Adult DBT Skills Training Group
In our DBT skills training group, we learn the standard four modules of DBT skills: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. The group meets weekly for 6 - 12 months, depending on the unique needs of the client ...
Hosted by Wise Center for DBT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35223
In our DBT skills training group, we learn the standard four modules of DBT skills: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. The group meets weekly for 6 - 12 months, depending on the unique needs of the client ...
(205) 747-0758 View (205) 747-0758
Anxiety and Depression
Hosted by Cultivating Minds Counseling Group, LLC
Counselor, MS, ALC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35203
(938) 222-4492 View (938) 222-4492
Parent, Grandparent, and Sibling Loss Support
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
Anger Management
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
Substance Abuse
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
Women Living with ADHD
This 10-week virtual group will explore the experiences of Women with ADHD. While both men and women share some of the same features of ADHD. However, because of differences in our biochemistry the day-to-day impact and the lifespan progression differs ...
Hosted by Michelle Davidson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gardendale, AL 35071
This 10-week virtual group will explore the experiences of Women with ADHD. While both men and women share some of the same features of ADHD. However, because of differences in our biochemistry the day-to-day impact and the lifespan progression differs ...
(205) 374-8904 View (205) 374-8904
Calm Connections Anger Management Program
This program offers a transformative journey towards inner peace and emotional balance. Designed for individuals seeking to understand and manage their anger more effectively, this program provides a supportive environment where participants can explore the root causes of their anger ...
Hosted by Robert Boyd Roberts
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35215
This program offers a transformative journey towards inner peace and emotional balance. Designed for individuals seeking to understand and manage their anger more effectively, this program provides a supportive environment where participants can explore the root causes of their anger ...
(205) 973-6122 View (205) 973-6122
Courage Club
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 ...
Hosted by Lauren Roberts Jones
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35205
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 View (256) 661-4015
Freedom Lies in You (FLY)
Recent data indicate that roughly 1 in 5 veterans experience mental health issues. Group practice owner Matt McKenzie's dad (John L.) was a former U.S. Marine and Hoover fireman who tragically passed away in 2020. We know all too well ...
Hosted by McKenzie Strategies LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hoover, AL 35244
Recent data indicate that roughly 1 in 5 veterans experience mental health issues. Group practice owner Matt McKenzie's dad (John L.) was a former U.S. Marine and Hoover fireman who tragically passed away in 2020. We know all too well ...
(205) 984-1712 View (205) 984-1712
Body Positive Birmingham
I am a certified Body Positive Facilitator (https://www.thebodyposit ive.org). I am currently looking for women interested in beginning the journey of cultivating a compassionate approach to loving and caring for their bodies in the midst of an often critical world. ...
Hosted by Katie Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mountain Brook, AL 35223
I am a certified Body Positive Facilitator (https://www.thebodyposit ive.org). I am currently looking for women interested in beginning the journey of cultivating a compassionate approach to loving and caring for their bodies in the midst of an often critical world. ...
(205) 293-0227 View (205) 293-0227
Better Together Co-parenting Education
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
Couples Relationship Enrichment Workshop
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
The Peace of Nowness
Mindfulness-based approach to working with anxiety and other unwanted emotional states.
Hosted by Charles Jay Whetsell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35205
Mindfulness-based approach to working with anxiety and other unwanted emotional states.
(205) 928-8424 View (205) 928-8424
Boundaries Group based on Cloud and Townsend
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!
Hosted by Laura Luckie Finch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35223
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 View (205) 512-3203

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Jefferson 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.