Support Groups in Alabama

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Active Parenting
Provides active parenting supporting, tools, and techniques to individuals, couples, and facilitators seeking help with relationship dynamics and/or behavioral issues with children within their care.
Photo of Rhonda Niemeyer, Counselor in Alabama
Hosted by Rhonda Niemeyer
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Madison, AL 35757
Provides active parenting supporting, tools, and techniques to individuals, couples, and facilitators seeking help with relationship dynamics and/or behavioral issues with children within their care.
(256) 669-3856 View (256) 669-3856
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, ...
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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
DBTuesdays Skill Group
Like a supercharged self-improvement club where we learn valuable life skills in a fun way. Led by Stephanie Cashin- self proclaimed DBT Nerd. We will discover mindfulness, stress management, emotion control, and communication techniques. Group is all about equipping teens ...
Photo of Stephanie Cashin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alabama
Hosted by Stephanie Cashin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Huntsville, AL 35801
Like a supercharged self-improvement club where we learn valuable life skills in a fun way. Led by Stephanie Cashin- self proclaimed DBT Nerd. We will discover mindfulness, stress management, emotion control, and communication techniques. Group is all about equipping teens ...
(256) 787-5675 View (256) 787-5675
Insight Therapeutic Services LLC
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 ...
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Hosted by Insight Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Birmingham, AL 35243
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 View (205) 374-9859
Connect Relational Counseling, LLC
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Hosted by Amanda King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Madison, AL 35758
(256) 437-6959 View (256) 437-6959
Family Therapy Group
Family & Group therapy for adults in court needing therapeutic assistance in rehabilitation counseling services.
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Hosted by Dr. Jefkida Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, MA, LMFTA, LMHCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Montgomery, AL 36117
Family & Group therapy for adults in court needing therapeutic assistance in rehabilitation counseling services.
(334) 459-9084 View (334) 459-9084
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, ...
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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
Therapy 365 "Life Group"
Therapy 365 is a part of the A Touch of Peace Counseling services. We have developed groups that address current society issues. The fall line-up consist of groups that address blinded family issues, adjusting to college life, male adolescences issues, ...
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Hosted by A Touch of Peace Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Huntsville, AL 35805
Therapy 365 is a part of the A Touch of Peace Counseling services. We have developed groups that address current society issues. The fall line-up consist of groups that address blinded family issues, adjusting to college life, male adolescences issues, ...
(256) 251-2831 View (256) 251-2831
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 ...
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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
Reading Empowers
This is an adult process-oriented therapy group utilizing specific reading material. Each group meets 6-8 times. Each book or other material will have homework assignments to utilize for a deeper understanding and application of the material between group meetings intended ...
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Hosted by Teresa Powers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT, ACS, NIC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northport, AL 35473
This is an adult process-oriented therapy group utilizing specific reading material. Each group meets 6-8 times. Each book or other material will have homework assignments to utilize for a deeper understanding and application of the material between group meetings intended ...
(205) 210-8347 View (205) 210-8347
Mental Health is Health
Mental Health is Health
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Hosted by Pamela D Robinson
Counselor, MS, MPH, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Jasper, AL 35501
Mental Health is Health
(205) 892-5168 View (205) 892-5168
Essentially You Counseling & Consulting Services
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Hosted by Ebone Newton
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 813-1513 View (205) 813-1513
Survivors of Sexual Trauma
The 12-week recovery group for survivors of sexual trauma begins September 15th. Group members will be guided through a systematic recovery process; members will obtain clarity on the effects of trauma and learn strategies that will enable them to receive ...
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Hosted by Jenna Saturday
Counselor, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hoover, AL 35244
The 12-week recovery group for survivors of sexual trauma begins September 15th. Group members will be guided through a systematic recovery process; members will obtain clarity on the effects of trauma and learn strategies that will enable them to receive ...
(205) 851-9621 View (205) 851-9621
Step by Step Advanced Relapse Prevention Group
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.
Photo of Maggie Banger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama
Hosted by Maggie Banger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hoover, AL 35216
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.
(205) 512-3071 View (205) 512-3071
Understanding Your Grief
Think of your grief as a wilderness—a vast, inhospitable forest. You must journey through this wilderness. To find your way out, you must become acquainted with its terrain and learn to follow the sometimes hard-to-find trail that leads to healing. ...
Photo of Belinda Kock, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama
Hosted by Belinda Kock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CT
Verified Verified
Group meets in McCalla, AL 35111
Think of your grief as a wilderness—a vast, inhospitable forest. You must journey through this wilderness. To find your way out, you must become acquainted with its terrain and learn to follow the sometimes hard-to-find trail that leads to healing. ...
(205) 953-8471 View (205) 953-8471
Recovery Support
Support for those recovering from any form of addiction.
Photo of Barbara Powell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alabama
Hosted by Barbara Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S, PIP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Meridianville, AL 35759
Support for those recovering from any form of addiction.
(256) 216-4150 View (256) 216-4150
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.
Photo of Dondra Goldsby, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alabama
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
Sex Addiction and Recovery 101
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 ...
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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
Family Support Services, LLC
Brandy Holmes, LICSW, PIP, RPT-S, and associates specialize in play therapy and services for children.
Photo of Brandy Holmes (And Associates), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alabama
Hosted by Brandy Holmes (And Associates)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Blountsville, AL 35031
Brandy Holmes, LICSW, PIP, RPT-S, and associates specialize in play therapy and services for children.
(256) 588-4726 View (256) 588-4726
Handling Stress
Group Therapy event on "Handling Stress" Crystal talked about some of the effects of stress, reflecting on this stress and what it could mean, some practical skills on how to deal with stress on a daily basis, and finally how ...
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Hosted by Lifecare Wellness Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Group Therapy event on "Handling Stress" Crystal talked about some of the effects of stress, reflecting on this stress and what it could mean, some practical skills on how to deal with stress on a daily basis, and finally how ...
(205) 782-1002 View (205) 782-1002
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Alabama?

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.