Support Groups in Peoria, AZ

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Positive Discipline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
"Positive Discipline is a method created by Jane Nelsen. Her website (www.positivediscipline.c om) is a great resource as well. This group will help you improve communication with your child, teach responsibility, defuse power struggles, foster independence and teach appropriate discipline ..."
(602) 833-2527 
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Peoria, AZ 85381
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Substance Abuse
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
"Substance abuse groups, prevention DUI. "
(602) 833-7246 
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Peoria, AZ 85381
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Arizona Bariatric Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
"Sonoran Life Solutions offers a free bariatric support group on the second Friday of each month from 7p-8:30p. This group is for anyone interested in having a bariatric surgery or individuals who have had a weight loss surgery. This group ..."
(623) 777-7270 
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Peoria, AZ 85381
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Bariatric Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Have you or someone you known had a weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or lap band? Are you planning on having one of these surgeries? Come join our free support group. "
(520) 549-3083 
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Peoria, AZ 85381
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(623) 253-8202 
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Peoria, AZ 85381
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Healing the Heart with Art
MAPC, IMH-E
"Join us for our amazing art therapy group!For ages 7+ Art therapy can help with children who struggle a variety of issues.Supplies included and children take their creations home! "
(602) 598-5079 
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Peoria, AZ 85381
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Smoking Cessation - Ongoing
MBWP, CCHt, CPC
"Individual or two people in a two session tobacco freedom process. First session free. Clinical Hypnosis, coaching and other mind-body work. NO pills, patches, gums, fake cigs, etc. Clinical Hypnosis is a gentle relaxing process, not a stage hypnosis process. ..."
(623) 209-8338 
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Peoria, AZ 85382
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Women's support group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified
"Have you been in a situation when you are not being acknowledged, heard or listened to. Have you asked yourself - where do I find strength to go on? We organize small women's support groups to help women of all ..."
(928) 575-8122 
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Peoria, AZ 85383
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Healing the Heart with Art Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
"This group is designed for children between the ages of 7-12. This group is a strength based group designed to help with anxiety, depression, self esteem, stress, and peer struggles. Kids are invited to create art and learn appropriate social ..."
(602) 833-2527 
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Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85381
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Parenting the Positive Discipline Way
MAPC, IMH-E
"Learn Positive Discipline to help end power struggles with your child and improve your connection. Positive Discipline can help with long term effectiveness vs. short term results. Parenting Classes are a 4 week commitment, two hour sessions. "
(602) 598-5079 
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Peoria, AZ 85381
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West Valley Elders and Caregivers
Counselor, LAC, CHT, TLC
Verified
"This is an inclusive group of older adults (60+) and adult caregivers (18+). We discuss issues of mature individuals including health, nutrition, retirement, finances, legal, relationships, and caregiving/receiving. We discuss practical and individual solutions to concerns. We welcome all men ..."
(833) 918-0647 
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Peoria, AZ 85381

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Photo of Heidi Kaminski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Peoria, AZ
Positive Discipline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
"Positive Discipline is a method created by Jane Nelsen. Her website (www.positivediscipline.c om) is a great resource as well. This group will help you improve communication with your child, teach responsibility, defuse power struggles, foster independence and teach appropriate discipline ..."
(602) 833-2527 
View
Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85381
Photo of Sonoran Life Solutions, Licensed Professional Counselor in Peoria, AZ
Arizona Bariatric Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
"Sonoran Life Solutions offers a free bariatric support group on the second Friday of each month from 7p-8:30p. This group is for anyone interested in having a bariatric surgery or individuals who have had a weight loss surgery. This group ..."
(623) 777-7270 
View
Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85381
Photo of Valerie Girod, Licensed Professional Counselor in Peoria, AZ
Bariatric Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Have you or someone you known had a weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or lap band? Are you planning on having one of these surgeries? Come join our free support group. "
(520) 549-3083 
View
Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85381
Photo of Maria C Avena, Licensed Professional Counselor in Peoria, AZ
Substance Abuse
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
"Substance abuse groups, prevention DUI. "
(602) 833-7246 
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Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85381
Photo of Lynda Gordon in Peoria, AZ
(623) 253-8202 
View
Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85381
Photo of Liliana M Montoya in Peoria, AZ
Healing the Heart with Art
MAPC, IMH-E
"Join us for our amazing art therapy group!For ages 7+ Art therapy can help with children who struggle a variety of issues.Supplies included and children take their creations home! "
(602) 598-5079 
View
Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85381
Photo of Susan Webber in Peoria, AZ
Smoking Cessation - Ongoing
MBWP, CCHt, CPC
"Individual or two people in a two session tobacco freedom process. First session free. Clinical Hypnosis, coaching and other mind-body work. NO pills, patches, gums, fake cigs, etc. Clinical Hypnosis is a gentle relaxing process, not a stage hypnosis process. ..."
(623) 209-8338 
View
Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85382
Photo of Irina V Ashamalla, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Peoria, AZ
Women's support group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified
"Have you been in a situation when you are not being acknowledged, heard or listened to. Have you asked yourself - where do I find strength to go on? We organize small women's support groups to help women of all ..."
(928) 575-8122 
View
Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85383
Photo of Heidi Kaminski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Peoria, AZ
Healing the Heart with Art Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
"This group is designed for children between the ages of 7-12. This group is a strength based group designed to help with anxiety, depression, self esteem, stress, and peer struggles. Kids are invited to create art and learn appropriate social ..."
(602) 833-2527 
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Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85381


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Peoria 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 Peoria 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 Peoria 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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Peoria allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Peoria can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.