Support Groups in Shelby County, AL

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Grief Recovery
Let's work together to change your relationship with grief. In community with other grievers, you can explore your thoughts and feelings and learn strategies for positive change.
Hosted by Dondra Goldsby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR, Gottman
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pelham, AL 35124
Let's work together to change your relationship with grief. In community with other grievers, you can explore your thoughts and feelings and learn strategies for positive change.
(205) 255-1249 View (205) 255-1249
Eating Disorder Support Groups
Assisting those struggling with their relationship with food, body and self move through recovery to recovered. Call for a free screening.
Hosted by Christopher Willson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
Assisting those struggling with their relationship with food, body and self move through recovery to recovered. Call for a free screening.
(215) 274-0172 View (215) 274-0172
Warrior Wellness Group
Hosted by Aisha Holmes Thorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 861-0057 View (205) 861-0057
Betrayed Partners | TEC Truth Empathy Connection
We have groups for betrayed spouses that run for 12 sessions at a time. Groups begin regularly throughout the year. This is an opportunity for betrayed spouses to connect with others, see they are not alone and find hope, healing, ...
Hosted by Insights Counseling Center, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
We have groups for betrayed spouses that run for 12 sessions at a time. Groups begin regularly throughout the year. This is an opportunity for betrayed spouses to connect with others, see they are not alone and find hope, healing, ...
(205) 651-2927 View (205) 651-2927
"Parenting Woes?" Make it Make Sense!
This is an "invitation only" private collaborative group focused on encouraging parents and offering insight into the difficulties of parenting and parenting styles. This group is a safe place for parents to speak candidly about pressures and issues that they ...
Hosted by Vernesia Womack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Calera, AL 35040
This is an "invitation only" private collaborative group focused on encouraging parents and offering insight into the difficulties of parenting and parenting styles. This group is a safe place for parents to speak candidly about pressures and issues that they ...
(205) 843-7841 View (205) 843-7841
Warrior Wellness Group
Hosted by Cherie Dopson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 607-8564 View (205) 607-8564
Mental Health Monarchs: Psychotherapy Tune-Ups
This group addresses the need for ongoing emotional and mental support beyond traditional psychotherapy. People often struggle to maintain the progress achieved during therapy sessions (especially if loved-ones have not taken advantage of psychotherapy) and may revert to old reactions ...
Hosted by Mental Health Monarchs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
This group addresses the need for ongoing emotional and mental support beyond traditional psychotherapy. People often struggle to maintain the progress achieved during therapy sessions (especially if loved-ones have not taken advantage of psychotherapy) and may revert to old reactions ...
(205) 273-0270 View (205) 273-0270
Lyons Primary Care Group
As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I diagnose and treat patients in AL, AZ, CO, FL, VA, and WA. Specialities: prescription management for mental health and primary care. Note: I do not provide counseling or therapy services.
Hosted by Dr. Ebonee Lyons
FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I diagnose and treat patients in AL, AZ, CO, FL, VA, and WA. Specialities: prescription management for mental health and primary care. Note: I do not provide counseling or therapy services.
(205) 710-9347 View (205) 710-9347
TEC (TruthEmpathyCompassion) | Betrayed Spouses
I lead groups for betrayed spouses that run for 12 weeks at a time. Groups begin regularly throughout the year. This is an opportunity for betrayed spouses to connect with others, see they are not alone and find hope, healing, ...
Hosted by Teresa Prince
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, BCN, ASAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
I lead groups for betrayed spouses that run for 12 weeks at a time. Groups begin regularly throughout the year. This is an opportunity for betrayed spouses to connect with others, see they are not alone and find hope, healing, ...
(205) 272-5642 View (205) 272-5642
SAP Department of Transportation Evaluation
Alabama Wellness provides DOT approved substance abuse evaluations for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and United States Coast Guard. We provide professional evaluation services from ...
Hosted by Janet P Stoudenmire
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, ICADC, MAC, SAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
Alabama Wellness provides DOT approved substance abuse evaluations for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and United States Coast Guard. We provide professional evaluation services from ...
(205) 255-9173 View (205) 255-9173
Shoplifting/Life Skills Class (Court Approved)
Classes are determined each month and are 3 hour classes. Call us at 205-795-3410 to register. The fee is $100
Hosted by Janet P Stoudenmire
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, ICADC, MAC, SAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
Classes are determined each month and are 3 hour classes. Call us at 205-795-3410 to register. The fee is $100
(205) 255-9173 View (205) 255-9173
FTS (Facing The Shadow) | Sex Addiction Group
This group is for male sex addicts. "For all addicts, a moment comes when they realize they have a problem. There is a sudden clarity- the insight that life has become unmanageable. That moment, however, is fragile. It is easily ...
Hosted by Tal Prince
Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CPTT, EMDR, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
This group is for male sex addicts. "For all addicts, a moment comes when they realize they have a problem. There is a sudden clarity- the insight that life has become unmanageable. That moment, however, is fragile. It is easily ...
(205) 390-1699 View (205) 390-1699
Sex Addiction | FTS Facing The Shadow
This group is for female sex and love addicts. "For all addicts, a moment comes when they realize they have a problem. There is sudden clarity—the insight that life has become unmanageable. That moment, however, is fragile. It is easily ...
Hosted by Insights Counseling Center, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
This group is for female sex and love addicts. "For all addicts, a moment comes when they realize they have a problem. There is sudden clarity—the insight that life has become unmanageable. That moment, however, is fragile. It is easily ...
(205) 651-2927 View (205) 651-2927
HHH (Help Her Heal) | Men Learning Empathy
This group will help men help their wives heal post betrayal. Exercises focus on empathy to understand the feelings of the betrayed partner and to rebuild trust and intimacy, lost in the damage of betrayal.
Hosted by Tal Prince
Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CPTT, EMDR, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
This group will help men help their wives heal post betrayal. Exercises focus on empathy to understand the feelings of the betrayed partner and to rebuild trust and intimacy, lost in the damage of betrayal.
(205) 390-1699 View (205) 390-1699
Families of Addiction Support Group
This group provides support and education for adults who have a child or loved one struggling with addiction. Members will learn positive coping skills and how to set healthy boundaries, while supporting their loved one. Group is facilitated by Jill ...
Hosted by Jill Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pelham, AL 35124
This group provides support and education for adults who have a child or loved one struggling with addiction. Members will learn positive coping skills and how to set healthy boundaries, while supporting their loved one. Group is facilitated by Jill ...
(205) 703-2815 View (205) 703-2815
CEC (CouplesEmpathyConnection) | Couples Level II
Tal and I lead groups for couples working to rebuild their relationship and develop empathy. Groups are designed to help the couple heal in their relationship and in the context of a therapeutic community. Groups begin quarterly throughout the year ...
Hosted by Teresa Prince
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, BCN, ASAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
Tal and I lead groups for couples working to rebuild their relationship and develop empathy. Groups are designed to help the couple heal in their relationship and in the context of a therapeutic community. Groups begin quarterly throughout the year ...
(205) 272-5642 View (205) 272-5642
Self-Care Support for Trauma-Care Professionals
Are you a First Responder? Do you work with clients or patients on an ongoing, regular basis who are in or have experienced severe trauma? Are their trauma issues from abuse, medical problems, serious car accidents? Do you find yourself ...
Hosted by Jill Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pelham, AL 35124
Are you a First Responder? Do you work with clients or patients on an ongoing, regular basis who are in or have experienced severe trauma? Are their trauma issues from abuse, medical problems, serious car accidents? Do you find yourself ...
(205) 703-2815 View (205) 703-2815
CEC (CouplesEmpathyConnection) | Couples Level II
Teresa and I lead groups for couples working to rebuild their relationship and develop empathy. Groups are designed to help the couple heal in their relationship and in the context of therapeutic community. Groups begin quarterly throughout the year and ...
Hosted by Tal Prince
Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CPTT, EMDR, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
Teresa and I lead groups for couples working to rebuild their relationship and develop empathy. Groups are designed to help the couple heal in their relationship and in the context of therapeutic community. Groups begin quarterly throughout the year and ...
(205) 390-1699 View (205) 390-1699
Bringing Baby Home | Expecting & New Parents
The Bringing Baby Home program offers a haven for new parents navigating the complex journey of child-rearing. Through evidence-based methods, we guide you in fostering both infant and parental well-being. Together, in a supportive space, parents learn to strengthen their ...
Hosted by Teresa Prince
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, BCN, ASAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35242
The Bringing Baby Home program offers a haven for new parents navigating the complex journey of child-rearing. Through evidence-based methods, we guide you in fostering both infant and parental well-being. Together, in a supportive space, parents learn to strengthen their ...
(205) 272-5642 View (205) 272-5642

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Shelby 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.