Host: Dr. Bobbi Wegner, PsyD
Group meets in:
Brookline, MA 02446
"A skills-based and emotional support group for parents of young kids. Are you a parent of a young kid and feeling like you are 'doing it wrong'? Is your child anxious, irritable, worried, or having frequent meltdowns? Do you find ..."
(617) 674-0234
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Brookline, MA 02446
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"A skills-based and emotional support group for parents of young kids. Are you a parent of a young kid and feeling like you are 'doing it wrong'? Is your child anxious, irritable, worried, or having frequent meltdowns? Do you find ..."
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Host: Dr. Jennifer Brownstein, PsyD, MA
Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02138
"The Self Care Workshop is often helpful for people who tend to take care of others and could benefit from more internal resources to care for themselves. This strength-based workshop allows group members to exercise self-care and self-kindness. Resiliency research ..."
(339) 201-6635
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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"The Self Care Workshop is often helpful for people who tend to take care of others and could benefit from more internal resources to care for themselves. This strength-based workshop allows group members to exercise self-care and self-kindness. Resiliency research ..."
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Host: Dr. Kathleen Hubbs Ulman, PhD
Group meets in:
Boxford, MA 01921
"This psychodynamic process group is for adults who are experiencing difficulties in interpersonal relationships or isolation. The focus will be on learning how each member is affected by others' behavior and how they affect others. "
(978) 306-4044
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Group meets in:
Boxford, MA 01921
"This psychodynamic process group is for adults who are experiencing difficulties in interpersonal relationships or isolation. The focus will be on learning how each member is affected by others' behavior and how they affect others. "
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Host: Ashley Luongo, LMHC
Group meets in:
Bellingham, MA 02019
"We are going to focus on self esteem and self worth. We will explore how it relates to and is impacted by all areas of life. We will discuss: relationships, social media, anxiety, depression, school and communication skills in relation ..."
(774) 251-2270
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Group meets in:
Bellingham, MA 02019
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"We are going to focus on self esteem and self worth. We will explore how it relates to and is impacted by all areas of life. We will discuss: relationships, social media, anxiety, depression, school and communication skills in relation ..."
Photo of Leominster Wellness - Dr. Paul Bail, Psychologist, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Paul Bail, PhD
Group meets in:
Leominster, MA 01453
"SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID. WE ARE MEETING ONLINE CURRENTLY. This free weekly drop-in group MEDITATION class teaches MINDFULNESS of the breath, RELAXATION, an open HEART and AWARENESS in daily life. There is no charge to attend. It is a free ..."
(978) 571-9990
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Group meets in:
Leominster, MA 01453
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"SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID. WE ARE MEETING ONLINE CURRENTLY. This free weekly drop-in group MEDITATION class teaches MINDFULNESS of the breath, RELAXATION, an open HEART and AWARENESS in daily life. There is no charge to attend. It is a free ..."
Photo of Aimee Teresa Facchini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Aimee Teresa Facchini, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Barnstable, MA 02630
"DBT skills taught are mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Fun and safe place to express and learn. "
(508) 714-3766
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Group meets in:
Barnstable, MA 02630
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"DBT skills taught are mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Fun and safe place to express and learn. "
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Host: Dr. Barbara Phillips, PhD, LICSW
Group meets in:
Arlington, MA 02474
"Our clients often exhibit the legacy of trauma and attachment wounding by means of affect dysregulation, ineffective/inappropriate autonomic responses, and body symptomotology. By means of case consultation and discussion, the focus of the group will center on the needs of ..."
(781) 728-0811
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Group meets in:
Arlington, MA 02474
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"Our clients often exhibit the legacy of trauma and attachment wounding by means of affect dysregulation, ineffective/inappropriate autonomic responses, and body symptomotology. By means of case consultation and discussion, the focus of the group will center on the needs of ..."
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Host: Ms. Tracey Ward, M, Ed, LADC
Group meets in:
Wareham, MA 02571
"Each psychoeducational group is 45 minutes long three times weekly. It will provide structure, insight, strength and knowledge that will promote, social interpersonal growth, motivation to change, use of positive coping skills and relapse prevent techniques. It is recommended to ..."
(508) 709-7289
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Group meets in:
Wareham, MA 02571
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"Each psychoeducational group is 45 minutes long three times weekly. It will provide structure, insight, strength and knowledge that will promote, social interpersonal growth, motivation to change, use of positive coping skills and relapse prevent techniques. It is recommended to ..."
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Host: Dr. William Roy Newman, MDiv, LCSW, DMin, psychol
Group meets in:
Amesbury, MA 01913
"Complex Childhood Developmental Trauma interrupts healthy attachment in adulthood. The group therapy purpose is to heal trauma symptoms and attachment challenges/difficulties in relationships. "
(978) 391-9987
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Amesbury, MA 01913
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"Complex Childhood Developmental Trauma interrupts healthy attachment in adulthood. The group therapy purpose is to heal trauma symptoms and attachment challenges/difficulties in relationships. "
Photo of Jennifer F Wiech-Delaney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Jennifer F Wiech-Delaney, LICSW
Group meets in:
Natick, MA 01760
"Next DBT Skills Class September, 2021. This online, all gender DBT Skills Class helps high school adolescents (ages 14-19) develop their abilities in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Participants are asked to commit to 6 classes at ..."
(508) 213-5534
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Group meets in:
Natick, MA 01760
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"Next DBT Skills Class September, 2021. This online, all gender DBT Skills Class helps high school adolescents (ages 14-19) develop their abilities in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Participants are asked to commit to 6 classes at ..."
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Host: Jaycelle M. Basford-Pequet, LICSW
Group meets in:
Northampton, MA 01060
"The Institute for Emerging Adulthood provides psychotherapy for being and becoming in changing terrain to adults living in the Five College Area. "
(413) 553-1578
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Group meets in:
Northampton, MA 01060
"The Institute for Emerging Adulthood provides psychotherapy for being and becoming in changing terrain to adults living in the Five College Area. "
Photo of Lisa W Coyne, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Lisa W Coyne, MA, PhD
Group meets in:
Melrose, MA 02176
"Our Girls' ACT Group is for girls aged 10-13 with anxiety, OCD, perfectionism, and middle school stress. This is an ACT-based group that will use exposure to support generalization and provide social support. It will be in our Melrose location ..."
(781) 517-7554
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Group meets in:
Melrose, MA 02176
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"Our Girls' ACT Group is for girls aged 10-13 with anxiety, OCD, perfectionism, and middle school stress. This is an ACT-based group that will use exposure to support generalization and provide social support. It will be in our Melrose location ..."
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Host: The Psyched Group
Group meets in:
Middleborough, MA 02346
"A 10-week group designed for high-school aged teens struggling with a variety of anxiety disorders (Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, OCD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Teens will learn various tools and skills to help manage their symptoms, including Identify common and ..."
(800) 273-6277
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Group meets in:
Middleborough, MA 02346
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"A 10-week group designed for high-school aged teens struggling with a variety of anxiety disorders (Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, OCD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Teens will learn various tools and skills to help manage their symptoms, including Identify common and ..."
Photo of Susan Fornaro, Counselor
Host: Susan Fornaro, MA, LMHC, ATR
Group meets in:
Canton, MA 02021
"WOMEN’S GROUP • Navigate a life transition • Find new direction in life • Know yourself better • Gain insight into the success or failure in relationships. The purpose of the group is for women to join each other when ..."
(508) 232-4346
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Group meets in:
Canton, MA 02021
"WOMEN’S GROUP • Navigate a life transition • Find new direction in life • Know yourself better • Gain insight into the success or failure in relationships. The purpose of the group is for women to join each other when ..."
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Host: Mrs. Mary Anne Winstanley, LMHC
Group meets in:
Medfield, MA 02052
"Branches & Brushes is offering new Expressive Therapy groups for children and teens. Groups will offer ways to manage & cope with stress and anxiety using mindfulness, meditation and the arts. Participants can use verbal and non-verbal communication to foster ..."
(727) 756-9052
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Group meets in:
Medfield, MA 02052
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"Branches & Brushes is offering new Expressive Therapy groups for children and teens. Groups will offer ways to manage & cope with stress and anxiety using mindfulness, meditation and the arts. Participants can use verbal and non-verbal communication to foster ..."
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Host: Ms. Hannah Shulman, MS, LMHC
Group meets in:
Newton, MA 02462
"Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, the SMART program is a research-proven group program that can help you regain a sense of control over stress. It is an 8-week empirically ..."
(857) 707-4210
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Group meets in:
Newton, MA 02462
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"Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, the SMART program is a research-proven group program that can help you regain a sense of control over stress. It is an 8-week empirically ..."
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Host: Ms. Stephanie Baird, MS, LMHC
Group meets in:
South Hadley, MA 01075
"The spring "Girl Power" group is an 8-week art therapy group for teen (cis-gender) girls exploring issues of peer relationships, self-esteem, healthy sexuality, life goals, and coping. We use many art modalities to express thoughts and feelings, including collage, drawing, ..."
(617) 997-0367
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Group meets in:
South Hadley, MA 01075
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"The spring "Girl Power" group is an 8-week art therapy group for teen (cis-gender) girls exploring issues of peer relationships, self-esteem, healthy sexuality, life goals, and coping. We use many art modalities to express thoughts and feelings, including collage, drawing, ..."
Photo of Franci Richardson Ellement, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Franci Richardson Ellement, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Milton, MA 02186
"This will be an educational group geared toward identifying emotions and triggers, employing tactics for calming down, strategizing difficult situations to intercept the process of avoidance. Call to inquire about more details of group. "
(617) 500-2858
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Group meets in:
Milton, MA 02186
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"This will be an educational group geared toward identifying emotions and triggers, employing tactics for calming down, strategizing difficult situations to intercept the process of avoidance. Call to inquire about more details of group. "
Photo of Chapdelaine Consulting Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Jeff Chapdelaine, MSW, LICSW, JD, LLM
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02127
"This group is an action based psychodrama group that meets weekly. The group explores the areas where our professional lives and personal lives intersect and is designed to address work life balance issues. Weekend psychodrama intensives are also frequently offered. "
(617) 390-8811
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02127
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"This group is an action based psychodrama group that meets weekly. The group explores the areas where our professional lives and personal lives intersect and is designed to address work life balance issues. Weekend psychodrama intensives are also frequently offered. "
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Host: Dr. Lauren J Slater, MA, EdD
Group meets in:
Concord, MA 01742
"For those suffering from psychiatric symptoms of any sort, this group gives patients the chance to reconceptualize their lives. The group leader has published many award winning memoirs and can teach attendees powerful writing strategies that capture their struggles from ..."
(978) 776-3383
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Group meets in:
Concord, MA 01742
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"For those suffering from psychiatric symptoms of any sort, this group gives patients the chance to reconceptualize their lives. The group leader has published many award winning memoirs and can teach attendees powerful writing strategies that capture their struggles from ..."

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Anxiety Support Groups
At the core of anxiety is a mistaken appraisal of danger in which threats are exaggerated, triggering an array of negative feelings that overwhelm patients and lead to avoidant behavior. Therapists take aim at the three big components of anxiety—worry, physical arousal or edginess, and avoidance—by teaching one or more well-researched programs of skills that are custom-tailored to patients’ own worst thoughts.

If you're looking for a Massachusetts anxiety support group, these professionals provide anxiety therapy and counseling in Massachusetts.

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