"This group is open to anyone 18 and older who is currently seeking support for their recovery. There is not one glove that fits all for what works, and sometimes individuals may not find benefits from other modalities of treatments. ..."
"*Learn to identify how you took in your environment as a child and how that influences how you think, feel, and act with everyone in your current environment. *Learn how we all disconnect from ourselves in an attempt to cope ..."
"The Grief Recovery Method® helps people recover from incomplete loss. Individuals will learn the "myths" of grief, and the steps to become more aware of their unique loss, and how it is causing them to be "stuck". This group is ..."
"The end of a relationship is one of the life's greatest traumas. This small, confidential weekly group can help you get over the trauma of the end of relationship and help you connect with yourself. "
"The end of a love relationship can be one of the most difficult events in our lives. Working with a skilled professional--and others who are also suffering--can make the journey just a little easier. Contact David for a complimentary intake ..."
"A beloved pet's passing is often underestimated in our society. But for those of us who have experienced it, the passing of a pet can be every bit as traumatic as the loss of a person in our lives. This ..."
"This group is for women who are struggling with codependency issues whether it be with a spouse, child, co-worker, or friend. Codependency can leave one feeling lost, alone, scared, depressed and frightened. This is a safe place to openly discuss ..."
"There are many challenges for being a teen girl. We live in a high pressure society and often times it can feel as though we are struggling alone. In this group, young women coping with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body dysmorphia, ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Darien 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 Darien 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 Darien 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 Darien 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 Darien 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.