Support Groups in Connecticut

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Anger Management
Short-term group therapy to improve ability to navigate stressful situations which have been resulting in excessive anger responses for yourself.
Photo of Scott William Edington, Psychologist in Connecticut
Hosted by Scott William Edington
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Storrs Mansfield, CT 06268
Short-term group therapy to improve ability to navigate stressful situations which have been resulting in excessive anger responses for yourself.
(959) 207-2851 View (959) 207-2851
First Time Moms
While being a first time mom is a joyful experience, it can also be, at times, a bit daunting. After all, it is a life altering journey with many new and unexpected challenges along the way. As a parent-child specialist, ...
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Hosted by Elaine Levy Cooper
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, NCPsyA, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
While being a first time mom is a joyful experience, it can also be, at times, a bit daunting. After all, it is a life altering journey with many new and unexpected challenges along the way. As a parent-child specialist, ...
(203) 583-8179 View (203) 583-8179
Personal Issues Group
This group has been suspended because of Covid19. I hope to start it again in the late spring of 2021. Ongoing group focusing on helping to be more successful in life-- relationship issues and career issues, enhancing self esteem, grief, ...
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Hosted by Fred Turpin
Licensed Psychoanalyst, NCPsyA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ridgefield, CT 06877
This group has been suspended because of Covid19. I hope to start it again in the late spring of 2021. Ongoing group focusing on helping to be more successful in life-- relationship issues and career issues, enhancing self esteem, grief, ...
(914) 256-2520 View (914) 256-2520
Self-Esteem Group for Teen Girls-Online
Self-Esteem Support Group for Teen Girls- Online. 1. Group is for teen girls struggling with: - Low self-esteem - Anxiety - Depression - Peer difficulties - Loneliness 2. If you teen girl is: - Having a difficulty making or keeping ...
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Hosted by SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danbury, CT 06811
Self-Esteem Support Group for Teen Girls- Online. 1. Group is for teen girls struggling with: - Low self-esteem - Anxiety - Depression - Peer difficulties - Loneliness 2. If you teen girl is: - Having a difficulty making or keeping ...
(475) 323-6402 View (475) 323-6402
Art Expressions- Junior High
These on-line art therapy groups provide a supportive and nurturing environment for us to create together 'expressing what words cannot'. Sharing, so we are not feeling so alone and can be ourselves, together. Looking for your child to have some ...
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Hosted by The Art and Psychotherapy Studio
Art Therapist, MS, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Stamford, CT 06902
These on-line art therapy groups provide a supportive and nurturing environment for us to create together 'expressing what words cannot'. Sharing, so we are not feeling so alone and can be ourselves, together. Looking for your child to have some ...
(203) 916-5907 View (203) 916-5907
Working Mom's Group
Working Mothers Group This supportive group will address topics of guilt, balance, self-doubt, career ladder, and other related topics 6:00pm Tuesdays (Starting July 10) $25.00 a group Email: info@cranecounselingservi ces.com Call or text for further informaition: 860-391-6414
Photo of Jennifer L Crane, Marriage & Family Therapist in Connecticut
Hosted by Jennifer L Crane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Haven, CT 06473
Working Mothers Group This supportive group will address topics of guilt, balance, self-doubt, career ladder, and other related topics 6:00pm Tuesdays (Starting July 10) $25.00 a group Email: info@cranecounselingservi ces.com Call or text for further informaition: 860-391-6414
(203) 680-3731 View (203) 680-3731
Vuelve a Casa Recovery Group
Vuelve a Casa grupo de recuperacion Virtual, en espanol para todo tipo de adiccion. Vuelve a Casa Tu Padre te Espera. Integrando la consejería terapéutico con el cuidado pastoral para brindar cuidado de recuperación grupal con un enfoque basado en ...
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Hosted by Embrace
LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Stamford, CT 06905
Vuelve a Casa grupo de recuperacion Virtual, en espanol para todo tipo de adiccion. Vuelve a Casa Tu Padre te Espera. Integrando la consejería terapéutico con el cuidado pastoral para brindar cuidado de recuperación grupal con un enfoque basado en ...
(203) 802-6036 View (203) 802-6036
Art Therapy Group
This group focuses on offering a creative space for teens to learn to express themselves, using the arts, develop communication skills through sharing and build confidence and respect by witnessing and being witnessed.
Photo of Jenna Rose Alcaraz, Professional Counselor Associate in Connecticut
Hosted by Jenna Rose Alcaraz
Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newington, CT 06111
This group focuses on offering a creative space for teens to learn to express themselves, using the arts, develop communication skills through sharing and build confidence and respect by witnessing and being witnessed.
(860) 847-7681 View (860) 847-7681
Postpartum Therapy Group
Join for a small, intimate, and closed group for postpartum parents! It is in-person at the Green Lotus in Berlin every Thursday at 1:30 to 2:30pm for 8 weeks starting May 9th. Babies are welcome and most health insurances are ...
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Hosted by Green Lotus Creative Healing Center LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Berlin, CT 06037
Join for a small, intimate, and closed group for postpartum parents! It is in-person at the Green Lotus in Berlin every Thursday at 1:30 to 2:30pm for 8 weeks starting May 9th. Babies are welcome and most health insurances are ...
(860) 879-3558 View (860) 879-3558
FREE Resources for Families in Addiction
Research shows the likelihood long-term recovery increases significantly if loved ones are actively involved. Families can sign up on HOPETRACKER.ORG for free access to a 10-session course on addiction. You also get a community of thousands of other families to ...
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Hosted by Ambrosia Treatment Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, CCTSA, CCTSI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hamden, CT 06511
Research shows the likelihood long-term recovery increases significantly if loved ones are actively involved. Families can sign up on HOPETRACKER.ORG for free access to a 10-session course on addiction. You also get a community of thousands of other families to ...
(561) 375-2688 View (561) 375-2688
Relapse Prevention Group
This group meets Tuesday evenings at 5:45 PM to assist new comers and those with years in recovery looking for support in sobriety. Clients interested in joining the group must meet with Dr. Hinkley first and have an ongoing working ...
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Hosted by Michael F. Hinkley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LMSW, LADC, STL, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Madison, CT 06443
This group meets Tuesday evenings at 5:45 PM to assist new comers and those with years in recovery looking for support in sobriety. Clients interested in joining the group must meet with Dr. Hinkley first and have an ongoing working ...
(203) 871-3296 View (203) 871-3296
In- Person Embodied Imagination Dream Group
This is a group in which people bring in their dreams and we work on them using an Embodied Imagination approach to dreamwork. The purpose of the group is to explore the creative imagination.
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Hosted by Jill Fischer
Psychiatric Nurse, PsyA, APRN, BC, IAAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Norwich, CT 06360
This is a group in which people bring in their dreams and we work on them using an Embodied Imagination approach to dreamwork. The purpose of the group is to explore the creative imagination.
(860) 578-2787 View (860) 578-2787
Grief Group (Skills and Processing) In Person
This group is open to adults who have experienced loss. It is an open process group with skills (prolonged grief therapy, CBT, DBT, mindfulness etc) incorporated as needed. It is a supportive environment to talk about grief and the ways ...
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Hosted by Caroline H Schiff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
This group is open to adults who have experienced loss. It is an open process group with skills (prolonged grief therapy, CBT, DBT, mindfulness etc) incorporated as needed. It is a supportive environment to talk about grief and the ways ...
(203) 349-6943 View (203) 349-6943
Harborlight Counseling
At Harborlight Counseling, we offer you an empathic space to examine and reflect upon each intricate part of who you are and what defines you. We believe that everyone is entitled to happiness and self-determination, and have built a team ...
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Hosted by Cameron O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Stamford, CT 06905
At Harborlight Counseling, we offer you an empathic space to examine and reflect upon each intricate part of who you are and what defines you. We believe that everyone is entitled to happiness and self-determination, and have built a team ...
(475) 889-7308 View (475) 889-7308
"A Mind's Journey"
We are dedicated solution focused to empower clients to heal their mind, body and spirits. Our therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help effectively address personal life challenges. We are diverse and dynamic providing multiple services and treatments ...
Hosted by Ebony Horsewomen, Inc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06112
We are dedicated solution focused to empower clients to heal their mind, body and spirits. Our therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help effectively address personal life challenges. We are diverse and dynamic providing multiple services and treatments ...
(860) 293-2914 View (860) 293-2914
Teen DBT Support Group
Held virtually and in-person, and has rolling admission. Led by a licensed psychotherapist, group provides teens with the opportunity to master 1-2 skills per week, process and relieve stressors and receive therapeutic and peer support in a safe and confidential ...
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Hosted by LIFT Wellness Group
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Held virtually and in-person, and has rolling admission. Led by a licensed psychotherapist, group provides teens with the opportunity to master 1-2 skills per week, process and relieve stressors and receive therapeutic and peer support in a safe and confidential ...
(475) 222-1599 View (475) 222-1599
Trauma, men's and women's
Hosted by Northeast Wellness Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mansfield Center, CT 06250
(860) 831-3481 View (860) 831-3481
Outdoor Family Self Healing
Bring a mat and your little one, tween, or teen to the summer session outdoor self healing skills group! Our group will meet once a week for 1 hour and will include yoga poses, deep breathing relaxation exercises, and beginner ...
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Hosted by Meghan Geary-Strenk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Plainville, CT 06062
Bring a mat and your little one, tween, or teen to the summer session outdoor self healing skills group! Our group will meet once a week for 1 hour and will include yoga poses, deep breathing relaxation exercises, and beginner ...
(860) 717-3313 View (860) 717-3313
Social Skills Group for School-Age Children
Our social skills group is for school-age children (ages 6-10) who are struggling with peers and at home. Children in our group try to make and keep friends; however, anxiety, depression, and difficulty reading social cues impact social interactions. These ...
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Hosted by Sage Williamson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Greenwich, CT 06831
Our social skills group is for school-age children (ages 6-10) who are struggling with peers and at home. Children in our group try to make and keep friends; however, anxiety, depression, and difficulty reading social cues impact social interactions. These ...
(203) 347-0926 View (203) 347-0926
Socialization Groups
An adolescent's ability to establish and maintain friendships is an integral part of their growth and development. Children and teens who have difficulty forming friendships are vulnerable to isolation, bullying and despair. This group provides a new social network for ...
Photo of Mindy McNerney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Connecticut
Hosted by Mindy McNerney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southbury, CT 06488
An adolescent's ability to establish and maintain friendships is an integral part of their growth and development. Children and teens who have difficulty forming friendships are vulnerable to isolation, bullying and despair. This group provides a new social network for ...
(860) 821-3639 View (860) 821-3639

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Connecticut?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.