Support Groups in Surprise, AZ

Photo of Robbie Westerman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Surprise, AZ
Neurology of MAT and Drugs of Abuse
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
"In this group, I will share what I share at addiction centers around the valley. This will encompass at a micro and macro level common substances of abuse (stimulants, opioids, benzodiazepines, and alcohol). I will discuss pharmacologic approaches and how ..."
(623) 432-7368 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85387
Gambling Addiction
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, LISAC
Verified
"The therapeutic group focuses on all aspects of pathological gambling. The members explore their origins of problem gambling. Discuss concepts of escape and action gambling. The group members share feelings and discuss positive coping skills. The members give and receive ..."
(602) 900-9685 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85378
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Empath Survivor Narcissistic Abusive Relationship
Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR, CBT, ISTDP, LPC, Schema
Verified
"A group providing assistance, encouragement and guidance to men or women who have been or who are currently in relationship with a person either diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder or who has narcissistic traits. Welcome Fellow EMPATHS. Our goal is ..."
(623) 552-3868 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85374
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Woman Empowerment for Success
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PhD, IOPsych
Verified
"Empowering women to succeed in health, wealth and relationships. 8 sessions with Key points including how to recognize your value and importance; How to speak your truth so others listen; how to set boundaries and goals for success in your ..."
(623) 469-6185 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85374
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Free to Be Intensive
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
"Come be a Part of Freedom: Freedom From Diet Culture, Body Image Struggles and Disordered Eating. FTBI-Intensive is an experiential group using clinical interventions to help confront and free you from the emotional terror of eating disorder struggles. This is ..."
(623) 335-0361 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85374
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Has Someone Called You a Narcissist?
Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR, CBT, ISTDP, LPC, Schema
Verified
"NARCISSISM CAN BE TREATED SUCCESSFULLY!!!! This is a group for those who have been identified as "Narcissist" or having Narcissist traits. What does that mean? What, if anything, should you do in order to have more satisfying relationships. A lot ..."
(623) 552-3868 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85374

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Photo of Robbie Westerman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Surprise, AZ
Neurology of MAT and Drugs of Abuse
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
"In this group, I will share what I share at addiction centers around the valley. This will encompass at a micro and macro level common substances of abuse (stimulants, opioids, benzodiazepines, and alcohol). I will discuss pharmacologic approaches and how ..."
(623) 432-7368 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85387
Gambling Addiction
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, LISAC
Verified
"The therapeutic group focuses on all aspects of pathological gambling. The members explore their origins of problem gambling. Discuss concepts of escape and action gambling. The group members share feelings and discuss positive coping skills. The members give and receive ..."
(602) 900-9685 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85378
Photo of Bonnie A Den Dooven, Licensed Professional Counselor in Surprise, AZ
Empath Survivor Narcissistic Abusive Relationship
Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR, CBT, ISTDP, LPC, Schema
Verified
"A group providing assistance, encouragement and guidance to men or women who have been or who are currently in relationship with a person either diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder or who has narcissistic traits. Welcome Fellow EMPATHS. Our goal is ..."
(623) 552-3868 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85374
Photo of Dr. S. Wynn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Surprise, AZ
Woman Empowerment for Success
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PhD, IOPsych
Verified
"Empowering women to succeed in health, wealth and relationships. 8 sessions with Key points including how to recognize your value and importance; How to speak your truth so others listen; how to set boundaries and goals for success in your ..."
(623) 469-6185 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85374
Photo of Lauren Mehr, Licensed Professional Counselor in Surprise, AZ
Free to Be Intensive
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
"Come be a Part of Freedom: Freedom From Diet Culture, Body Image Struggles and Disordered Eating. FTBI-Intensive is an experiential group using clinical interventions to help confront and free you from the emotional terror of eating disorder struggles. This is ..."
(623) 335-0361 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85374
Photo of Bonnie A Den Dooven, Licensed Professional Counselor in Surprise, AZ
Has Someone Called You a Narcissist?
Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR, CBT, ISTDP, LPC, Schema
Verified
"NARCISSISM CAN BE TREATED SUCCESSFULLY!!!! This is a group for those who have been identified as "Narcissist" or having Narcissist traits. What does that mean? What, if anything, should you do in order to have more satisfying relationships. A lot ..."
(623) 552-3868 
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Group meets in:
Surprise, AZ 85374
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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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Group meets in:
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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Group meets in:
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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Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85381
Photo of Irina V Ashamalla, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Surprise, 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 
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Group meets in:
Peoria, AZ 85383


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