Support Groups in Avon, CT

Our pets are our hearts and an indelible part of the fabric of our lives. When they leave us, the hole is nearly unbearable. Yet, the loss of a pet is a marginalized and under examined loss. We may hear ...
Hosted by Dory Dzinski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Avon, CT 06001
Our pets are our hearts and an indelible part of the fabric of our lives. When they leave us, the hole is nearly unbearable. Yet, the loss of a pet is a marginalized and under examined loss. We may hear ...
(860) 661-4522 View (860) 661-4522
A supportive group for girls in grades 6-8 focused on learning how to identify and express feelings, building positive self-esteem, exploring friendship issues, learning how to respond to peer pressure, and developing improved strategies to manage day-to-day social and academic ...
Hosted by Marla Dakin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Avon, CT 06001
A supportive group for girls in grades 6-8 focused on learning how to identify and express feelings, building positive self-esteem, exploring friendship issues, learning how to respond to peer pressure, and developing improved strategies to manage day-to-day social and academic ...
(860) 200-2050 View (860) 200-2050
A sacred gathering with guided meditation, sharing, and intention setting held on the new or full moon. Open to all womxn who desire community and feel called to embrace their own wildness. To find out when the next circle will ...
Hosted by Shannon Marone | Holistic Art Therapist + Herbalist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Avon, CT 06001
A sacred gathering with guided meditation, sharing, and intention setting held on the new or full moon. Open to all womxn who desire community and feel called to embrace their own wildness. To find out when the next circle will ...
(860) 498-4525 View (860) 498-4525
A supportive group for students of all genders in grades 9-12 focused on identifying and expressing feelings, coping with everyday social and academic stressors, improving relationships, learning ways to better manage stress and anxiety, and improving self-esteem.
Hosted by Marla Dakin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Avon, CT 06001
A supportive group for students of all genders in grades 9-12 focused on identifying and expressing feelings, coping with everyday social and academic stressors, improving relationships, learning ways to better manage stress and anxiety, and improving self-esteem.
(860) 200-2050 View (860) 200-2050
Do you suffer from a chronic medical condition, pain, or physical disability that has impacted your functioning, happiness, and overall wellbeing? Do you feel lost and alone? How do you cope? Countless of individuals suffer alone with many unanswered questions ...
Hosted by Laura Toce
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Avon, CT 06001
Do you suffer from a chronic medical condition, pain, or physical disability that has impacted your functioning, happiness, and overall wellbeing? Do you feel lost and alone? How do you cope? Countless of individuals suffer alone with many unanswered questions ...
(860) 591-9941 View (860) 591-9941
ONLY ONE OPENING LEFT (PART I - Start on May 4 for 10 weeks) ! We provide weekly 80-minute Multi-Family DBT skills group for families (adolescents and their parents), This skills group is meant for adolescents who struggle to effectively ...
Hosted by Hsiao-Ching Chu
Psychologist, PsyD, A-CBT, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Avon, CT 06001
ONLY ONE OPENING LEFT (PART I - Start on May 4 for 10 weeks) ! We provide weekly 80-minute Multi-Family DBT skills group for families (adolescents and their parents), This skills group is meant for adolescents who struggle to effectively ...
(860) 799-4846 View (860) 799-4846
In this group elementary age students will have an opportunity to connect with peers in a fun, supportive group setting. Each group will begin with a social skills lesson, followed by opportunities to practice the identified skill using engaging games ...
Hosted by Marla Dakin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Avon, CT 06001
In this group elementary age students will have an opportunity to connect with peers in a fun, supportive group setting. Each group will begin with a social skills lesson, followed by opportunities to practice the identified skill using engaging games ...
(860) 200-2050 View (860) 200-2050
Coming soon. Please inquire at (860)-987-2181 for more information.
Hosted by Laura Toce
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Avon, CT 06001
Coming soon. Please inquire at (860)-987-2181 for more information.
(860) 591-9941 View (860) 591-9941
Coming soon. Please inquire at (860)-987-2181 for more information.
Hosted by Laura Toce
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Avon, CT 06001
Coming soon. Please inquire at (860)-987-2181 for more information.
(860) 591-9941 View (860) 591-9941

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The anxiety toolbox is a group that arms its members with a broad array of strategies to utilize in managing anxiety in an integrative and solution-focused manner.
Hosted by Andrea and Associates, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, NCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Farmington, CT 06032
The anxiety toolbox is a group that arms its members with a broad array of strategies to utilize in managing anxiety in an integrative and solution-focused manner.
(860) 754-3672 View (860) 754-3672
This divorce support group for men is designed to help participants overcome the negative emotions connected with the loss of a relationship, while developing skills to positively strengthen their relationship to themselves and to others in relationships going forward in ...
Hosted by Louisa Krause
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Hartford, CT 06110
This divorce support group for men is designed to help participants overcome the negative emotions connected with the loss of a relationship, while developing skills to positively strengthen their relationship to themselves and to others in relationships going forward in ...
(203) 779-6035 View (203) 779-6035
Online group beginning 9/20 for individuals who are interested in growing in their self-compassion, courage and authentic voice. Meetings are virtual 90 minutes weekly and registration is until 8/26. The group environment will be supportive, safe and very motivating.The group ...
Hosted by Linda B Domenitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Hartford, CT 06107
Online group beginning 9/20 for individuals who are interested in growing in their self-compassion, courage and authentic voice. Meetings are virtual 90 minutes weekly and registration is until 8/26. The group environment will be supportive, safe and very motivating.The group ...
(860) 591-8168 View (860) 591-8168
Wisdom Circles are created to meet the needs of women seeking a place to redirect their lives, repair and recover, experience the wisdom of others, share collected ideas, knowledge or life stories. Meditation, breathing exercises, exploring different options of stress ...
Hosted by Deanna G. Chvatal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Hartford, CT 06107
Wisdom Circles are created to meet the needs of women seeking a place to redirect their lives, repair and recover, experience the wisdom of others, share collected ideas, knowledge or life stories. Meditation, breathing exercises, exploring different options of stress ...
(860) 308-1907 View (860) 308-1907
Words of Grace Support Group enables you to glean support and care from others experiencing the same issues as you. You will hear that you are not alone in this struggle. Groups meet in the evening after work hours.
Hosted by Michael J Morawski
Pastoral Counselor, DMin, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Tariffville, CT 06081
Words of Grace Support Group enables you to glean support and care from others experiencing the same issues as you. You will hear that you are not alone in this struggle. Groups meet in the evening after work hours.
(860) 785-2017 View (860) 785-2017
Grandparents raising or actively involved in their grandchild(ren)care are invited to share their wisdom and collect wisdom from others experiencing the challenge of being "parents" again. Children are welcome to play as the adults interact. We meet every other Friday ...
Hosted by Deanna G. Chvatal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Hartford, CT 06110
Grandparents raising or actively involved in their grandchild(ren)care are invited to share their wisdom and collect wisdom from others experiencing the challenge of being "parents" again. Children are welcome to play as the adults interact. We meet every other Friday ...
(860) 308-1907 View (860) 308-1907
Take your self-discovery journey to the next level! Designed for women ages 25+ who want to explore self- care, self-awareness, boundary setting and connecting with others who have had similar experiences in the dating world and socially. We want all ...
Hosted by The Center for Emotional Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, CT 06013
Take your self-discovery journey to the next level! Designed for women ages 25+ who want to explore self- care, self-awareness, boundary setting and connecting with others who have had similar experiences in the dating world and socially. We want all ...
(203) 599-3533 View (203) 599-3533
DBT multifamily skills groups are geared toward learning and practicing a specific set of skills. Specifically, you’ll be learning and practicing the skills your teen should be developing during their individual and group DBT sessions. By practicing these skills as ...
Hosted by Susan Betalleluz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Farmington, CT 06032
DBT multifamily skills groups are geared toward learning and practicing a specific set of skills. Specifically, you’ll be learning and practicing the skills your teen should be developing during their individual and group DBT sessions. By practicing these skills as ...
(860) 855-3586 View (860) 855-3586
Come join us in a small, in person, group to learning tools, and about how manage in the world of having a loved one with addiction. We will use CBT and awareness tools, motivational interviewing, and education about addiction. The ...
Hosted by Tree of Life Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
Come join us in a small, in person, group to learning tools, and about how manage in the world of having a loved one with addiction. We will use CBT and awareness tools, motivational interviewing, and education about addiction. The ...
(860) 378-8096 View (860) 378-8096
We all have things that we would like to change - our relationships, our health, our emotions, our finances, our jobs. Whatever it is we want to change, the law of attraction is involved. It is a universal law and ...
Hosted by Barbara A Pinti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, CAGS, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Hartford, CT 06119
We all have things that we would like to change - our relationships, our health, our emotions, our finances, our jobs. Whatever it is we want to change, the law of attraction is involved. It is a universal law and ...
(860) 595-2398 View (860) 595-2398
Groups are forming now.
Hosted by Andrea and Associates, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, NCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Farmington, CT 06032
Groups are forming now.
(860) 754-3672 View (860) 754-3672
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Avon?

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.