Host: Dr. James F Zender, PhD
Group meets in:
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
"My auto accident recovery group meets three days a week for one hour. Issues include coping with posttraumatic stress disorder, physical pain, depression, loss of preinjury lifestyle and family adjustment. The group is open ended and new members join as ..."
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Mount Clemens, MI 48043
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"My auto accident recovery group meets three days a week for one hour. Issues include coping with posttraumatic stress disorder, physical pain, depression, loss of preinjury lifestyle and family adjustment. The group is open ended and new members join as ..."
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Host: Dr. Christi Bemister
Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
"This weekend offers an introduction to trauma, the brain, and chronic pain. We will examine simplified biology of the brain and how trauma effects the brain. You will learn to locate and inhabit areas of the brain most associated to ..."
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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"This weekend offers an introduction to trauma, the brain, and chronic pain. We will examine simplified biology of the brain and how trauma effects the brain. You will learn to locate and inhabit areas of the brain most associated to ..."
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Host: Ms. Tara Carroll, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Traverse City, MI 49684
"A support group for local teens coping with cancer or other illness. Individual support is also available. Contact /Facilitator Tara Carroll, LPC/Art Therapist, (231) 421-5963 to be added to the group list or for individual support inquiries. Some insurance's accepted. "
(231) 225-4425
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Traverse City, MI 49684
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"A support group for local teens coping with cancer or other illness. Individual support is also available. Contact /Facilitator Tara Carroll, LPC/Art Therapist, (231) 421-5963 to be added to the group list or for individual support inquiries. Some insurance's accepted. "
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"Weekly in-person + virtual Community Yoga + Meditation. Gentle community group that offers options, choice, and the use of props (or household objects like dining chairs, walls, pillows, and blankets) to support each person's individual practice. Our motto is "we ..."
(269) 215-5752
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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"Weekly in-person + virtual Community Yoga + Meditation. Gentle community group that offers options, choice, and the use of props (or household objects like dining chairs, walls, pillows, and blankets) to support each person's individual practice. Our motto is "we ..."
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Host: Kallie England, LMSW, CYT
Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
"Refuge Yoga utilizes postures, meditation, and breathing to help you find more comfort in every day. Together we will adapt asanas to serve your body's unique challenges, explore techniques to calm your body's pain messages, and cultivate your ability to ..."
(734) 375-1107
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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"Refuge Yoga utilizes postures, meditation, and breathing to help you find more comfort in every day. Together we will adapt asanas to serve your body's unique challenges, explore techniques to calm your body's pain messages, and cultivate your ability to ..."
Host: Mrs. Ria Anastasia Nieboer, LMSW, CAADC, ERYT200, RYT500, ADS
Group meets in:
Holland, MI 49424
"Kick in natural healing power of your body. WHAT: 10 tiny, tiny needles with 5 points per ear; for 45-50 minutes BENEFITS: Aids stress, irritability, sleep difficulty, sinus congestion, migraines, recovering from physical illness, trauma symptoms, anxiety and depressed mood, ..."
(616) 205-9921
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Holland, MI 49424
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"Kick in natural healing power of your body. WHAT: 10 tiny, tiny needles with 5 points per ear; for 45-50 minutes BENEFITS: Aids stress, irritability, sleep difficulty, sinus congestion, migraines, recovering from physical illness, trauma symptoms, anxiety and depressed mood, ..."
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Host: Dr. Christi Bemister
Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
"Healing from trauma/chronic pain is not intuitive. Instinctively, one may contract in reaction to extreme sensory events. These contractions obstruct communication between the left and the right brain in an attempt to manage overwhelm. So, it takes focused intention to ..."
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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"Healing from trauma/chronic pain is not intuitive. Instinctively, one may contract in reaction to extreme sensory events. These contractions obstruct communication between the left and the right brain in an attempt to manage overwhelm. So, it takes focused intention to ..."
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Host: Mrs. Kristina M. Princinsky, MA, LPC, TLLP
Group meets in:
Brighton, MI 48116
"NEW GROUP FORMING IN JANUARY 2020! Living with a chronic medical illness is stressful, complicated and exhausting. Individuals often worry about the uncertainty of their future, the unpredictability of their symptoms and financial difficulties. If that sounds familiar, you're not ..."
(947) 800-5584
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Brighton, MI 48116
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"NEW GROUP FORMING IN JANUARY 2020! Living with a chronic medical illness is stressful, complicated and exhausting. Individuals often worry about the uncertainty of their future, the unpredictability of their symptoms and financial difficulties. If that sounds familiar, you're not ..."
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Host: Dr. Franklin R Sollars, PhD, LP
Group meets in:
Troy, MI 48084
"A biopsychosocial approach to managing all chronic pain conditions. The 8 week psychoeducational group begins with an intensive education on the nature of chronic pain, the relationship between pain and the brain, neuroplasticity, and how understanding, acceptance, attitude, setting the ..."
(248) 787-3831
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Troy, MI 48084
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"A biopsychosocial approach to managing all chronic pain conditions. The 8 week psychoeducational group begins with an intensive education on the nature of chronic pain, the relationship between pain and the brain, neuroplasticity, and how understanding, acceptance, attitude, setting the ..."
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Host: Dr. Franklin R Sollars, PhD, LP
Group meets in:
Dearborn, MI 48126
"A biopsychosocial approach to managing all chronic pain conditions. The 8 week psychoeducational group begins with an intensive education on the nature of chronic pain, the relationship between pain and the brain, neuroplasticity, and how understanding, acceptance, attitude, setting the ..."
(248) 850-1068
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Dearborn, MI 48126
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"A biopsychosocial approach to managing all chronic pain conditions. The 8 week psychoeducational group begins with an intensive education on the nature of chronic pain, the relationship between pain and the brain, neuroplasticity, and how understanding, acceptance, attitude, setting the ..."
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Host: Ms. Bonni Gemmell-Akalis, MA, LLP, CGP, LMSW, DAPA
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
"This ten week group will help you learn and implement new scientific strategies from the emerging field of Positive Psychology. Participants will have opportunities to learn and practice new experiential exercises designed to decrease mild-moderate depression in a supportive, collaborative, ..."
(616) 920-0676
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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"This ten week group will help you learn and implement new scientific strategies from the emerging field of Positive Psychology. Participants will have opportunities to learn and practice new experiential exercises designed to decrease mild-moderate depression in a supportive, collaborative, ..."
Host: Sharon O'Connor, LPC, BCIM, CWC, RYT, LCMHC
Group meets in:
Clarkston, MI 48346
"Seeing the greatness within you to overcome what's causing you hardship. Engage in an nonjudgmental, safe, respectful, relationship focused on gaining a broader perspective, allowing you to realize your inner strength and beauty, implement new skills to mediate the problem, ..."
(248) 657-7846
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Clarkston, MI 48346
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"Seeing the greatness within you to overcome what's causing you hardship. Engage in an nonjudgmental, safe, respectful, relationship focused on gaining a broader perspective, allowing you to realize your inner strength and beauty, implement new skills to mediate the problem, ..."
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Host: Dr. Bryan Weinstein, DO
Group meets in:
Oak Park, MI 48237
"We offer evidence-based treatment intended to keep you in control of your pain. Our program can make the difference between spending your time in a recliner wishing the pain away, or enjoying a life full of friends, family, activities and ..."
(947) 888-7435
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Group meets in:
Oak Park, MI 48237
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"We offer evidence-based treatment intended to keep you in control of your pain. Our program can make the difference between spending your time in a recliner wishing the pain away, or enjoying a life full of friends, family, activities and ..."
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Host: Dr. Franklin R Sollars, PhD, LP
Group meets in:
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
"A biopsychosocial approach to managing all chronic pain conditions. The 8 week psychoeducational group begins with an intensive education on the nature of chronic pain, the relationship between pain and the brain, neuroplasticity, and how understanding, acceptance, attitude, setting the ..."
(248) 787-3831
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Group meets in:
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
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"A biopsychosocial approach to managing all chronic pain conditions. The 8 week psychoeducational group begins with an intensive education on the nature of chronic pain, the relationship between pain and the brain, neuroplasticity, and how understanding, acceptance, attitude, setting the ..."
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Host: Smita Nagpal, PhD, LP
Group meets in:
Saline, MI 48176
"Learn basic and advanced mindfulness to enhance present-moment awareness through guided meditation and other techniques in a supportive group setting. The techniques shared are brief and practical and can be applied easily on a daily basis. Regular use can be ..."
(734) 944-3446
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Group meets in:
Saline, MI 48176
"Learn basic and advanced mindfulness to enhance present-moment awareness through guided meditation and other techniques in a supportive group setting. The techniques shared are brief and practical and can be applied easily on a daily basis. Regular use can be ..."
Photo of David Key LMSW CAADC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
"Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder or condition can be overwhelming and stressful, to say the least. Our self-image is tied to perceiving ourselves as healthy human beings, and when we are diagnosed this view of ourselves changes. This is ..."
(517) 210-1362
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Group meets in:
Brighton, MI 48116
"Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder or condition can be overwhelming and stressful, to say the least. Our self-image is tied to perceiving ourselves as healthy human beings, and when we are diagnosed this view of ourselves changes. This is ..."
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Host: Ms. Rochelle Anixt Gold, LMSW, ACSW, MA
Group meets in:
Birmingham, MI 48009
"FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL HEALTH OPTIONS TO STAY WELL AND TAKE CHARGE OF NUTRITION, GETTING ENOUGH REST, POSITIVE ACTIVITY IN THE HOME AND COMMUNITY, NAVIGATING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, COORDINATING CARE AMONG DOCTORS AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES. SHARE SUGGESTIONS TO PLAN A ..."
(248) 327-3501
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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"FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL HEALTH OPTIONS TO STAY WELL AND TAKE CHARGE OF NUTRITION, GETTING ENOUGH REST, POSITIVE ACTIVITY IN THE HOME AND COMMUNITY, NAVIGATING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, COORDINATING CARE AMONG DOCTORS AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES. SHARE SUGGESTIONS TO PLAN A ..."
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Host: Dr. Franklin R Sollars, PhD, LP
Group meets in:
Troy, MI 48084
"A biopsychosocial approach to managing all chronic pain conditions. The 8 week psychoeducational group begins with an intensive education on the nature of chronic pain, the relationship between pain and the brain, neuroplasticity, and how understanding, acceptance, attitude, setting the ..."
(248) 707-1253
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Troy, MI 48084
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"A biopsychosocial approach to managing all chronic pain conditions. The 8 week psychoeducational group begins with an intensive education on the nature of chronic pain, the relationship between pain and the brain, neuroplasticity, and how understanding, acceptance, attitude, setting the ..."

Chronic Pain Support Groups
Chronic pain in the form of headaches, joint problems, or full-blown fibromyalgia can radically impact one's life. For many people, there is no end in sight to the pain; it may even derail employment and relationships. Some 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain. It can be influenced by many factors, including emotion and memory.

If you're looking for a Michigan chronic pain support group, these professionals provide chronic pain therapy and counseling in Michigan.

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