Support Groups in Bridgeport, CT

The OCD and Anxiety disorders treatment track is an adult intensive outpatient program for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and impairing anxiety disorders. OCD includes unwanted or intrusive thoughts, images, or urges (obsessions) that cause distress. Individuals suffering from OCD ...
Hosted by Bridgeport Hospital - REACH Program
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06610
The OCD and Anxiety disorders treatment track is an adult intensive outpatient program for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and impairing anxiety disorders. OCD includes unwanted or intrusive thoughts, images, or urges (obsessions) that cause distress. Individuals suffering from OCD ...
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Behavioral health providers in the state of Connecticut.
Hosted by Stacie Handel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06606
Behavioral health providers in the state of Connecticut.
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A cognitive behavioral therapy curriculum presents group participants with interventions and options to encourage the development of appropriate coping skills.
Hosted by Fritz Maignan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, SAP, LADC, CCDP-D
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06610
A cognitive behavioral therapy curriculum presents group participants with interventions and options to encourage the development of appropriate coping skills.
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This class meets the Connecticut Department of transportation for first-time offenders “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI)/ “Operating Under the Influence” (OUI) offenders in Connecticut. The program is for DUI/DWI offenders who were operating a motor vehicle, a boat, a snowmobile, ...
Hosted by Four Seasons Therapy LLC | DUI, DWI, DOT
Licensed Professional Counselor, SAP, LADC, LPC, BCC, CCDP-D
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06610
This class meets the Connecticut Department of transportation for first-time offenders “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI)/ “Operating Under the Influence” (OUI) offenders in Connecticut. The program is for DUI/DWI offenders who were operating a motor vehicle, a boat, a snowmobile, ...
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DUI/DWI Evidenced Based Level 1- Level 2 Program starting soon and accepting participants. Approx. 16 weeks. Scheduled days and frequency to be determined
Hosted by Four Seasons Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, SAP, LPC, LADC, CCDP-D, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06610
DUI/DWI Evidenced Based Level 1- Level 2 Program starting soon and accepting participants. Approx. 16 weeks. Scheduled days and frequency to be determined
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Hosted by Louis L Reed
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, AADC, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Domestic Violence Program starting soon and accepting participants. Approx. 16 weeks. Scheduled days and frequency to be determined
Hosted by Four Seasons Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, SAP, LPC, LADC, CCDP-D, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06610
Domestic Violence Program starting soon and accepting participants. Approx. 16 weeks. Scheduled days and frequency to be determined
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A group-based treatment program designed for adults ages 18 and older in need of intensive therapeutic services following a psychiatric hospitalization or to prevent a hospitalization. The program is structured, supportive and uses a variety of group therapy interventions to ...
Hosted by Bridgeport Hospital - REACH Program
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06610
A group-based treatment program designed for adults ages 18 and older in need of intensive therapeutic services following a psychiatric hospitalization or to prevent a hospitalization. The program is structured, supportive and uses a variety of group therapy interventions to ...
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This is a free Skills Support Group. The program starts with one hour of therapy; sharing, exploring thoughts & feelings, reviewing various life skills with an emphasizes on psychoeducation in a very safe & supportive environment followed by the next ...
Hosted by Donna' D. Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CLC, CTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06608
This is a free Skills Support Group. The program starts with one hour of therapy; sharing, exploring thoughts & feelings, reviewing various life skills with an emphasizes on psychoeducation in a very safe & supportive environment followed by the next ...
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The Youth program focuses on meeting the emotional, behavioral and psychiatric health needs of children and adolescents between the ages of 5-17 and their families. Staffed by highly qualified mental health professionals within the hospital's psychiatry department, the program offers ...
Hosted by Bridgeport Hospital - REACH Program
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06610
The Youth program focuses on meeting the emotional, behavioral and psychiatric health needs of children and adolescents between the ages of 5-17 and their families. Staffed by highly qualified mental health professionals within the hospital's psychiatry department, the program offers ...
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Anger Management Group Program starting soon and accepting participants. Approx. 16 weeks. Scheduled days and frequency to be determined
Hosted by Four Seasons Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, SAP, LPC, LADC, CCDP-D, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgeport, CT 06610
Anger Management Group Program starting soon and accepting participants. Approx. 16 weeks. Scheduled days and frequency to be determined
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This group is based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT (Community Reinforcement & Family Training). We provide resources and support for those who are affected by the addictions of a loved one and share SMART Recovery tools that ...
Hosted by Positive Directions--Center for Prev & Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
This group is based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT (Community Reinforcement & Family Training). We provide resources and support for those who are affected by the addictions of a loved one and share SMART Recovery tools that ...
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No groups right now due to COVID-19. We can meet by phone, Zoom, Skype or Facetime. Available for individuals and couples sessions.
Hosted by Tammy Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LADC, CSCT, CST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfield, CT 06824
No groups right now due to COVID-19. We can meet by phone, Zoom, Skype or Facetime. Available for individuals and couples sessions.
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Hosted by Katie Liebenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic model that has been proven effective in managing intense emotions, reducing self-harming behaviors, and improving communication and relationships. Weekly sessions are based on the four modules of DBT including Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, ...
Hosted by Megan Nisenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic model that has been proven effective in managing intense emotions, reducing self-harming behaviors, and improving communication and relationships. Weekly sessions are based on the four modules of DBT including Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, ...
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Intensive, uncovering, depth-oriented interpersonally-focused group that aims to promote self-understanding and to enhance the quality of relationships
Hosted by Robert H Klein
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Intensive, uncovering, depth-oriented interpersonally-focused group that aims to promote self-understanding and to enhance the quality of relationships
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My senior group is for women who may be dealing with issues of isolation and loneliness, aging and health concerns, financial concerns, family discord, and finding meaning in retirement and after raising a family. My trauma group is for women ...
Hosted by Stephanie Schacher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
My senior group is for women who may be dealing with issues of isolation and loneliness, aging and health concerns, financial concerns, family discord, and finding meaning in retirement and after raising a family. My trauma group is for women ...
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Weekly therapist-led multi-family group for parents and loved ones of adolescents suffering from mental health conditions or eating disorder diagnoses.
Hosted by Lift Teen and Parent Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Weekly therapist-led multi-family group for parents and loved ones of adolescents suffering from mental health conditions or eating disorder diagnoses.
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A safe place to talk with other high schoolers about school, life, relationships & more. In this FREE group, learn how to identify stressors and learn coping skills, deal with family and peer pressure, explore anxieties and develop strategies to ...
Hosted by Positive Directions - Center for Prev & Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
A safe place to talk with other high schoolers about school, life, relationships & more. In this FREE group, learn how to identify stressors and learn coping skills, deal with family and peer pressure, explore anxieties and develop strategies to ...
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I offer virtual DBT skills groups for teens and adults that meet weekly on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 pm and 6:00-7:00open . The 4:30 group is open to any teen ages 15 + who identifies as female, and the 6:00pm group ...
Hosted by Janette Pellus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS, C-DBT, C-KAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
I offer virtual DBT skills groups for teens and adults that meet weekly on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 pm and 6:00-7:00open . The 4:30 group is open to any teen ages 15 + who identifies as female, and the 6:00pm group ...
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Bridgeport?

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.