Support Groups in Branford, CT

This adult psycho-educational support group addresses body-image and eating disorders through the use of expressive therapy and verbal therapy. Introduction to mindfulness meditation and body-awareness exercises are guided by this therapist who is trained in MBSR and has a graduate degree ...
Hosted by Virginia (Gina) Macdonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
This adult psycho-educational support group addresses body-image and eating disorders through the use of expressive therapy and verbal therapy. Introduction to mindfulness meditation and body-awareness exercises are guided by this therapist who is trained in MBSR and has a graduate degree ...
(475) 242-8061 View (475) 242-8061
Parent's Support Group offered to assist in dealing and addressing behavior issues in adolescents.
Hosted by Dawn Luhn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
Parent's Support Group offered to assist in dealing and addressing behavior issues in adolescents.
(203) 745-2999 View (203) 745-2999
This group is for advanced training of therapists
Hosted by J. Edward Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
This group is for advanced training of therapists
(203) 884-0795 View (203) 884-0795
Attend one of our free, in-person workshops on how Neurofeedback can help with ADHD and mood. Dr. Palmer will review how neurofeedback works, and how it has helped symptoms related to ADHD, autism, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more. For more ...
Hosted by Center for NeuroPotential
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN, QEEG-DL
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
Attend one of our free, in-person workshops on how Neurofeedback can help with ADHD and mood. Dr. Palmer will review how neurofeedback works, and how it has helped symptoms related to ADHD, autism, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more. For more ...
(203) 651-7135 View (203) 651-7135
Individual & group therapy across the life span. Trauma, addiction and the spectrum of mental health and disabilities.
Hosted by Dayna Leigh Giordano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
Individual & group therapy across the life span. Trauma, addiction and the spectrum of mental health and disabilities.
(203) 481-5556 View (203) 481-5556
Our PEERS® certified Social Skills Specialists guide children and teens through once a week 90-minute group meetings while their parents meet in a separate group. During the 14 week program students and parents learn how to: Have meaningful conversations, Start ...
Hosted by Benjamin Backes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LADC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
Our PEERS® certified Social Skills Specialists guide children and teens through once a week 90-minute group meetings while their parents meet in a separate group. During the 14 week program students and parents learn how to: Have meaningful conversations, Start ...
(475) 239-2302 View (475) 239-2302
This adolescent group focuses on improving coping skills to ease the struggle with body-image dissatisfaction. Mindfuln ess techniques are introduced to assist in lessening the negative styles of thinking. Expressive therapy techniques help in learning how to identify and express one's ...
Hosted by Virginia (Gina) Macdonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
This adolescent group focuses on improving coping skills to ease the struggle with body-image dissatisfaction. Mindfuln ess techniques are introduced to assist in lessening the negative styles of thinking. Expressive therapy techniques help in learning how to identify and express one's ...
(475) 242-8061 View (475) 242-8061
ROLLING ADMISSION - CALL FOR INFO! Join other women who have knowledge of DBT Skills and are interested in putting the skills into practice. To join this aftercare/maintenance group you must have successfully completed at least one round of skills ...
Hosted by Beth Trotta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
ROLLING ADMISSION - CALL FOR INFO! Join other women who have knowledge of DBT Skills and are interested in putting the skills into practice. To join this aftercare/maintenance group you must have successfully completed at least one round of skills ...
(203) 590-5195 View (203) 590-5195
In a safe, welcoming environment, we help you navigate your personal journey toward growth and healing. We have helped individuals restore balance and joy to their lives through exploring with them what is causing a sense of uncertainty, communication barriers, ...
Hosted by William E Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
In a safe, welcoming environment, we help you navigate your personal journey toward growth and healing. We have helped individuals restore balance and joy to their lives through exploring with them what is causing a sense of uncertainty, communication barriers, ...
(203) 872-0615 View (203) 872-0615
It is a philosophical, psychological, psychotherapeutic approach to human being. We discover the movement of our souls to life and improve our humanness as it is accepted and developed over the course of time to become a too, mature, person.
Hosted by J. Edward Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
It is a philosophical, psychological, psychotherapeutic approach to human being. We discover the movement of our souls to life and improve our humanness as it is accepted and developed over the course of time to become a too, mature, person.
(203) 884-0795 View (203) 884-0795
This is a BI Annual Panel Presentation held bringing together specialists to address current treatment issues with the Eating Disorders population.It will take place in Febuary (Eating Disorders Awareness Week). Cost is ffree and open to the public. For information ...
Hosted by Virginia (Gina) Macdonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
This is a BI Annual Panel Presentation held bringing together specialists to address current treatment issues with the Eating Disorders population.It will take place in Febuary (Eating Disorders Awareness Week). Cost is ffree and open to the public. For information ...
(475) 242-8061 View (475) 242-8061
This group is for psychotherapists who want or need a place where they can work on their own issues in a safe, private, setting.
Hosted by J. Edward Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
This group is for psychotherapists who want or need a place where they can work on their own issues in a safe, private, setting.
(203) 884-0795 View (203) 884-0795
ROLLING ADMISSION CALL NOW FOR INITIAL ASSESSMENT! Through structured skill presentation & written exercises, you will learn: #1: to observe & accept being in the moment (the now) without judgment; to re-focus your mind & attention by identifying your thoughts, ...
Hosted by Beth Trotta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
ROLLING ADMISSION CALL NOW FOR INITIAL ASSESSMENT! Through structured skill presentation & written exercises, you will learn: #1: to observe & accept being in the moment (the now) without judgment; to re-focus your mind & attention by identifying your thoughts, ...
(203) 590-5195 View (203) 590-5195
NEW GROUP STARTING CALL NOW FOR INITIAL ASSESSMENT! Through structured skill presentation & written exercises, you will learn: #1: to observe & accept being in the moment (the now) without judgment; to re-focus your mind & attention by identifying your ...
Hosted by Beth Trotta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Branford, CT 06405
NEW GROUP STARTING CALL NOW FOR INITIAL ASSESSMENT! Through structured skill presentation & written exercises, you will learn: #1: to observe & accept being in the moment (the now) without judgment; to re-focus your mind & attention by identifying your ...
(203) 590-5195 View (203) 590-5195

More Groups Nearby

Psychosocial group to help children and adolescents cope with everyday issues, peers, school, family. Open ended group based on current issues. Individual counseling also available.
Hosted by Annahaven Behavioral Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Haven, CT 06516
Psychosocial group to help children and adolescents cope with everyday issues, peers, school, family. Open ended group based on current issues. Individual counseling also available.
(203) 493-0104 View (203) 493-0104
Counseling Services
Hosted by Jennifer Ann Hurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Haven, CT 06473
Counseling Services
(475) 234-0308 View (475) 234-0308
"Stepping Stones" Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30 - 3:30 Optional academic support following program hours. 2418 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437. Thomas Allen, Ph.D. & Tori Piraino, LCSW. An evidence based cognitive-behavioral approach aimed at developing healthy coping strategies & ...
Hosted by Pathways Center For Learning & Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Guilford, CT 06437
"Stepping Stones" Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30 - 3:30 Optional academic support following program hours. 2418 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437. Thomas Allen, Ph.D. & Tori Piraino, LCSW. An evidence based cognitive-behavioral approach aimed at developing healthy coping strategies & ...
(860) 967-0406 View (860) 967-0406
I am excited to announce a zoom therapy group around the subject “Humility and Getting Along With Others." This course will highlight the humility paths (or "mental happiness tools") which help us get along with our fellow humans without wanting ...
Hosted by Daniel Aaron Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hamden, CT 06514
I am excited to announce a zoom therapy group around the subject “Humility and Getting Along With Others." This course will highlight the humility paths (or "mental happiness tools") which help us get along with our fellow humans without wanting ...
(203) 889-9172 View (203) 889-9172
For professional women ages 20 and up working on relationships, personal health, work/life balance, career advancement, social acceptance, and parenting. One or more individual sessions are offered before joining the group to establish personal therapeutic goals and expectations of group ...
Hosted by Michelle A Collins-Greene
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CGP, AGPA-F
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hamden, CT 06517
For professional women ages 20 and up working on relationships, personal health, work/life balance, career advancement, social acceptance, and parenting. One or more individual sessions are offered before joining the group to establish personal therapeutic goals and expectations of group ...
(203) 405-5511 View (203) 405-5511
Being in a relationship can have challenges at times, this six week group is designed to get us back in alignment with our individual selves and with our significant other. Getting back to love starts with loving yourself and being ...
Hosted by Venice Garner Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Haven, CT 06473
Being in a relationship can have challenges at times, this six week group is designed to get us back in alignment with our individual selves and with our significant other. Getting back to love starts with loving yourself and being ...
(203) 423-0293 View (203) 423-0293

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Branford?

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.