"Psychodynamic insight oriented women's group ages 30-75. This is an "open-topic" group offering courageous individuals to take a deep look into their issues and present them in a safe and confidential environment. Participating in this group will offer you the ..."
"This parent/grandparent support group has been meeting monthly since Fall 2013. Sponsored through Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services, each month's meeting is focused on a specific topic/theme. The children represented can be as young as 3-4 years of age, ..."
"This is a process group working with the energy systems of the body. You will learn tools and techniques to unlock the abundant wisdom of your body resulting in reclamation and realignment with your life's passion and purpose. You will ..."
"My Men's Abstinence Support Group meets weekly for one hour every Monday from 6pm to 7pm. Maximum of 8 participant. All are welcome provided you have achieved two weeks of sobriety. An extremely supportive and compassionate group will warmly welcome ..."
"Presently no active groups. Personally love group work as experience has taught me that an active, working group is an incredibly powerful Recovery tool. Have experience facilitating many varied groups and I'm very open to starting groups clients express interest ..."
"A maximum of eight woman meet weekly to support each other in sobriety (from any substance) as they work through the issues of living in healthy relationships with renewed lives. The atmosphere is friendly, welcoming, confidential and empowering! Please call ..."
"This group is for parents of children aged 7-12 with challenging behavior. The skills we will discuss are based on over 30 years of research at Yale University and have been proven to have an 80% success rate in significantly ..."
"This group is for parents of children aged 2-6 with challenging behavior. The skills we will discuss are based on over 30 years of research at Yale University and have been proven to have an 80% success rate in significantly ..."
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT-AS, PhD, ERTY500
"This virtual group focuses on creative journaling, (no artistic ability required). Group will use poetry, music, journal prompts to explore themes of self development and discovery. Groups can be requested if you want or have a group of people who ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Centerbrook Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.
Group therapy in Centerbrook is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.
Support groups in Centerbrook are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.
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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Centerbrook allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.
As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.
Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.
Group therapy and support groups in Centerbrook can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.