Host: Ms. Jennifer Houk, MS, LPC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"This group is to help men and women who are in their 20's and 30's struggling with a diversity of issues including singleness/marriage, depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, stress ect. The group is designed to help each other investigate the unhelpful ..."
(215) 688-5781
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"This group is to help men and women who are in their 20's and 30's struggling with a diversity of issues including singleness/marriage, depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, stress ect. The group is designed to help each other investigate the unhelpful ..."
Photo of Katie Schank, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Katie Schank, LCSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 791-8419
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Host: Ms. (Alex) Caroline S Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19130
"Anxiety and depression support group. "
(267) 888-4162
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19130
"Anxiety and depression support group. "
Photo of Interact - Greenridge Counseling Center, Psychologist
Host: Dr. William La Valle, PsyD
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19128
"We utilize a Lego Club to teach social skills to children in a fun and relaxed environment. Children that can benefit include those with Autism, self-esteem concerns, social anxiety, etc. "
(215) 309-9373
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19128
"We utilize a Lego Club to teach social skills to children in a fun and relaxed environment. Children that can benefit include those with Autism, self-esteem concerns, social anxiety, etc. "
Photo of Infertility Coping, Pam Kelberg,LCSW, CST, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Pamela Kelberg Lcsw, MSSW, LCSW, CST
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19106
"Learn techniques for relaxation and mindfulness during infertility. 8 week Fertility Wellness Support Group includes 6 acupuncture sessions, 2 fertility yoga sessions & 3 sessions for couples to attend together. A chance for you and your partner/spouse to learn skills ..."
(267) 544-9992
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19106
"Learn techniques for relaxation and mindfulness during infertility. 8 week Fertility Wellness Support Group includes 6 acupuncture sessions, 2 fertility yoga sessions & 3 sessions for couples to attend together. A chance for you and your partner/spouse to learn skills ..."
Photo of Melanie Taylor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Melanie Taylor, LMFT, RYT-500
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was designed to help people learn how to understand and regulate their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. DBT is a skills-based, evidence-based treatment that emphasizes creating a life worth living and developing a sense of self-agency in ..."
(484) 380-9223
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was designed to help people learn how to understand and regulate their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. DBT is a skills-based, evidence-based treatment that emphasizes creating a life worth living and developing a sense of self-agency in ..."
Photo of Kellie Cathey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Kellie Cathey, MSW, LSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
"An 8-week mindfulness-based group for little kids with big feelings to help cope and manage big emotions, tolerate frustration, let go of perfectionism, increase flexibility, build resilience and learn that they are not 'too much' for the world. "
(267) 668-0287
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19147
"An 8-week mindfulness-based group for little kids with big feelings to help cope and manage big emotions, tolerate frustration, let go of perfectionism, increase flexibility, build resilience and learn that they are not 'too much' for the world. "
Photo of Melisa O. Furman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mrs. Melisa O. Furman, LCSW, MA
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Therapy Support Group available for Teens age 13-18 years old dealing with low mood, lack of motivation and depression. If interested, please email me for start dates in the fall 2020! "
(484) 464-0296
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Therapy Support Group available for Teens age 13-18 years old dealing with low mood, lack of motivation and depression. If interested, please email me for start dates in the fall 2020! "
Photo of Kathryn Nulf, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Kathryn Nulf, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19106
"I offer periodic workshops on mindfulness, LGBTQ, yoga, anxiety, self-care, and depression (via Zoom right now). Please sign up for updates at www.therapyforwomencenter .com to receive info on upcoming events! "
(215) 709-6284
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19106
"I offer periodic workshops on mindfulness, LGBTQ, yoga, anxiety, self-care, and depression (via Zoom right now). Please sign up for updates at www.therapyforwomencenter .com to receive info on upcoming events! "
Photo of Jazrael M Turner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Jazrael M Turner, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19138
"Adjust Your Crown is a 6 week virtual support group for Black Women ages 18-25. This group will offer empowerment, support and validation regarding issues related to the young black female experience, adjusting to adulthood, racial trauma, and self care. ..."
(267) 433-6962
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19138
"Adjust Your Crown is a 6 week virtual support group for Black Women ages 18-25. This group will offer empowerment, support and validation regarding issues related to the young black female experience, adjusting to adulthood, racial trauma, and self care. ..."
Photo of Aimee Wood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Aimee Wood, LCSW, CST
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19148
"This group is for moms at all stages of postpartum. If you have a 1 year, or even a 3 yr old, if you'd like to meet with other moms experiencing the ups and downs of transitioning to motherhood, this ..."
(610) 557-3885
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19148
"This group is for moms at all stages of postpartum. If you have a 1 year, or even a 3 yr old, if you'd like to meet with other moms experiencing the ups and downs of transitioning to motherhood, this ..."
Host: Harold Kirby, LCSW, BCD
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19130
"OCD Support Group. Please contact Harold (www.anxietyocdbala.com) prior to coming to the group. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. MEETING VIRTUALLY @ PRESENT. "
(610) 898-3155
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19130
"OCD Support Group. Please contact Harold (www.anxietyocdbala.com) prior to coming to the group. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. MEETING VIRTUALLY @ PRESENT. "
Photo of Ana Laura Gelman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ana Laura Gelman, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19146
"This group is a supportive, safe space to connect with other women experiencing Fertility Challenges and/ or receiving fertility treatments, including IVF. These experiences can feel isolating, especially during Covid. This group offers community, coping strategies, and processing anxiety and ..."
(215) 789-9499
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19146
"This group is a supportive, safe space to connect with other women experiencing Fertility Challenges and/ or receiving fertility treatments, including IVF. These experiences can feel isolating, especially during Covid. This group offers community, coping strategies, and processing anxiety and ..."
Photo of Jared Epler, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Jared Epler, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"Group therapy combined with weekly running groups/training. Want to use running as a tool to combat feelings of anxiety/depression? Want to finally run that first 5K? Come to our group where you will feel heard, supported, and coached to combat ..."
(717) 384-2976
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"Group therapy combined with weekly running groups/training. Want to use running as a tool to combat feelings of anxiety/depression? Want to finally run that first 5K? Come to our group where you will feel heard, supported, and coached to combat ..."
Photo of Eric B Spiegel, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Eric B Spiegel, PhD
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"This group will focus on daily anxieties and phobias. The purpose of the group is to share these fears and worries in a group setting, and receive useful feedback. The group will be mostly experiential in nature, but will incorporate ..."
(215) 995-5035
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"This group will focus on daily anxieties and phobias. The purpose of the group is to share these fears and worries in a group setting, and receive useful feedback. The group will be mostly experiential in nature, but will incorporate ..."
Photo of Kim Engstrom,
Host: Ms. Kim Engstrom, MS
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Are you a highly sensitive person? Surrounded by a society where 80-85 % of the people are not Highly Sensitive, it's easy to buy into a cultural perspective that our gifts are not gifts but weaknesses. In this group you ..."
(484) 388-4495
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Are you a highly sensitive person? Surrounded by a society where 80-85 % of the people are not Highly Sensitive, it's easy to buy into a cultural perspective that our gifts are not gifts but weaknesses. In this group you ..."
Photo of Dr. David Pulley,
Host: Dr. Dr. David Pulley, PsyD
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19146
"Providing opportunity to look into truth and discover and uncover what truth is form multiple angles and perspectives. "
(281) 519-2038
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19146
"Providing opportunity to look into truth and discover and uncover what truth is form multiple angles and perspectives. "
Photo of Spilove Psychotherapy Philadelphia, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Spilove Psychotherapy Philadelphia, LMFT, RYT, LCSW, LPC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"Are you looking for more support on your recovery journey? Do you feel isolated and alone trying to recover in a world filled with diet ideals? Join our 8-week virtual ED Recovery Group to enhance your recovery through connection, community ..."
(610) 298-0489
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"Are you looking for more support on your recovery journey? Do you feel isolated and alone trying to recover in a world filled with diet ideals? Join our 8-week virtual ED Recovery Group to enhance your recovery through connection, community ..."
Photo of Kim Engstrom,
Host: Ms. Kim Engstrom, MS
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Are you feeling trapped in those thoughts that you are not enough? Want to discover what’s getting in the way of you having peace of mind and freedom? In this 12 week journey you will learn how to create a ..."
(484) 388-4495
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Are you feeling trapped in those thoughts that you are not enough? Want to discover what’s getting in the way of you having peace of mind and freedom? In this 12 week journey you will learn how to create a ..."
Photo of Talking the Walk Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Leslie Stickler, MSS, LSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19129
"TBD "
(833) 499-0696
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19129
"TBD "

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 Philadelphia anxiety support group, these professionals provide anxiety therapy and counseling in Philadelphia.

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