Support Groups in Bristol, CT

Stress management
I can facilitate Cancer recovery, Addiction recovery, meditation, guided imagery, art therapy, and pain reduction groups for you and 6 others minimum. In a venue or conducive location of your choice.
Hosted by Audrey Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bristol, CT 06010
I can facilitate Cancer recovery, Addiction recovery, meditation, guided imagery, art therapy, and pain reduction groups for you and 6 others minimum. In a venue or conducive location of your choice.
(808) 793-4722 View (808) 793-4722
Within Reach Counseling
Hosted by Within Reach (Eric Brysgel)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bristol, CT 06010
(959) 230-0848 View (959) 230-0848

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Stress management
I can facilitate Cancer recovery, Addiction recovery, meditation, guided imagery, art therapy, and pain reduction groups for you and 6 others minimum. In a venue or conducive location of your choice.
Hosted by Audrey Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bristol, CT 06010
I can facilitate Cancer recovery, Addiction recovery, meditation, guided imagery, art therapy, and pain reduction groups for you and 6 others minimum. In a venue or conducive location of your choice.
(808) 793-4722 View (808) 793-4722
Within Reach Counseling
Hosted by Within Reach (Eric Brysgel)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bristol, CT 06010
(959) 230-0848 View (959) 230-0848
Multifamily Skills Group
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
Seeking Strength for Women
Sarah Howroyd LCSW's weekly virtual online therapy group for Connecticut women in their first year of recovery from addiction issues. Collaborative, confidential, nonjudgmental, safe space to heal, grow, learn & support the recovery process. Multiple pathways to recovery celebrated & ...
Hosted by Sarah Howroyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Farmington, CT 06032
Sarah Howroyd LCSW's weekly virtual online therapy group for Connecticut women in their first year of recovery from addiction issues. Collaborative, confidential, nonjudgmental, safe space to heal, grow, learn & support the recovery process. Multiple pathways to recovery celebrated & ...
(508) 978-3290 View (508) 978-3290
Multifamily DBT Group (Teen and Parent)
Why Comprehensive DBT For My Teen? Imagine your teen no longer feeling overwhelmed and having the ability to manage their own emotions in a healthy manner. Dialectical is such a complicated word for many including teens to understand. To make ...
Hosted by The Harmony Center for Change, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Farmington, CT 06032
Why Comprehensive DBT For My Teen? Imagine your teen no longer feeling overwhelmed and having the ability to manage their own emotions in a healthy manner. Dialectical is such a complicated word for many including teens to understand. To make ...
(860) 809-1880 View (860) 809-1880
Adult DBT Group
Hosted by Susan Betalleluz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 855-3586 View (860) 855-3586
Rebalance & Recovery Groups - Divorced & Singles
Join a group seeking to cultivate health, happiness, and personal freedom following a divorce or significant breakup. Consults, workshop, and weekly group. Rolling admission. Visit toowiwellness.com for more info.
Hosted by Jerry Gaura
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Canton, CT 06019
Join a group seeking to cultivate health, happiness, and personal freedom following a divorce or significant breakup. Consults, workshop, and weekly group. Rolling admission. Visit toowiwellness.com for more info.
(860) 254-7115 View (860) 254-7115
Anxiety toolbox
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, LCAC, 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.
(475) 267-5659 View (475) 267-5659
Divorce Support Group, Divorce and Heal
Divorce Support Group Farmington, CT and via Zoom. Intake appointment required to answer your questions, to explain group including confidentiality, and ... to get to know you better! Let's see if we are a good fit for you.
Hosted by Center for Divorce and Healing
Verified Verified
Group meets in Farmington, CT 06032
Divorce Support Group Farmington, CT and via Zoom. Intake appointment required to answer your questions, to explain group including confidentiality, and ... to get to know you better! Let's see if we are a good fit for you.
(860) 406-7484 View (860) 406-7484
Held Center for Healing
Held Center for Healing provides psychotherapy, reiki and yoga therapy services remotely and in-person.
Hosted by Taylor Gallimore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Unionville, CT 06085
Held Center for Healing provides psychotherapy, reiki and yoga therapy services remotely and in-person.
(860) 785-9183 View (860) 785-9183
Rebalance & Recovery Groups - Family Recovery
Led by an experienced recovery facilitator, these groups support parents, spouses, family members, and partners of loved ones struggling with addiction. Info session, workshop, and weekly group. Rolling admission. Visit toowiwellness.com for more info
Hosted by Jerry Gaura
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Canton, CT 06019
Led by an experienced recovery facilitator, these groups support parents, spouses, family members, and partners of loved ones struggling with addiction. Info session, workshop, and weekly group. Rolling admission. Visit toowiwellness.com for more info
(860) 254-7115 View (860) 254-7115
Metamorphosis Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Hosted by Jessica Grzado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Southington, CT 06489
(860) 609-6261 View (860) 609-6261
Creativity Leads to Peace
Hosted by Kate St. Onge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, CT 06013
(959) 207-8511 View (959) 207-8511
Newington Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC
Small private practice group of highly qualified therapists, offering individual, family or group therapy.
Hosted by Joanne Leon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newington, CT 06111
Small private practice group of highly qualified therapists, offering individual, family or group therapy.
(959) 265-0986 View (959) 265-0986
Rising Wings Counseling and Wellness Services
Provides Mental Health Services to individuals and couples, grief therapy, spiritual counseling, Reiki and Sound Healing, support and educational groups. Location is Farmington and within a building with various providers.
Hosted by Marie Goodine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Farmington, CT 06032
Provides Mental Health Services to individuals and couples, grief therapy, spiritual counseling, Reiki and Sound Healing, support and educational groups. Location is Farmington and within a building with various providers.
(860) 831-3267 View (860) 831-3267
Teen Support Group
A support group for children ages 12-15 who would benefit from support with: better understanding and managing emotions, communication, confidence, and coping skills. This group will be held in person at the Bridge Healing Arts Center in Farmington, CT. We ...
Hosted by Ann McAdams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Farmington, CT 06032
A support group for children ages 12-15 who would benefit from support with: better understanding and managing emotions, communication, confidence, and coping skills. This group will be held in person at the Bridge Healing Arts Center in Farmington, CT. We ...
(860) 792-5141 View (860) 792-5141
Men's Group
The Men's group is focused on self discovery and spirituality. It is a no pressure, safe and supportive environment. The sessions are useful, friendly and interesting. The group meets every other Monday at 7:00PM.
Hosted by Hartford Hypnosis Center;David J. Norton LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC, ASCH, NESCH
Verified Verified
Group meets in New Britain, CT 06052
The Men's group is focused on self discovery and spirituality. It is a no pressure, safe and supportive environment. The sessions are useful, friendly and interesting. The group meets every other Monday at 7:00PM.
(860) 229-5513 View (860) 229-5513
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 ...
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
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Bristol?

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.