Support Groups in Essex, CT

Hosted by Nancy Diane Varga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Essex, CT 06426
(860) 698-0977 View (860) 698-0977
Grades 9-12 *Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm *3/26-4/23 (no session 4/9) & 4/30-5/21* Use self-expression to work through feelings, solve problems, light up new ideas, manage emotions & thoughts & boost self awareness. NO ART EXPERIENCE NEEDED. EVERYONE CAN BE EXPRESSIVE WITHOUT ...
Hosted by Maria Aresco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Essex, CT 06426
Grades 9-12 *Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm *3/26-4/23 (no session 4/9) & 4/30-5/21* Use self-expression to work through feelings, solve problems, light up new ideas, manage emotions & thoughts & boost self awareness. NO ART EXPERIENCE NEEDED. EVERYONE CAN BE EXPRESSIVE WITHOUT ...
(860) 237-3460 View (860) 237-3460
Grade 7 & 8th Tuesdays 3/26-5/7 (no session 4/9) 5:00-6:00 pm * Grades 5 & 6th Wednesdays 3/27-5/8 (no session 4/10) 5:00-6:00 pm * Embark on a journey of self empowerment and self belief as we navigate twists & turns ...
Hosted by Maria Aresco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Essex, CT 06426
Grade 7 & 8th Tuesdays 3/26-5/7 (no session 4/9) 5:00-6:00 pm * Grades 5 & 6th Wednesdays 3/27-5/8 (no session 4/10) 5:00-6:00 pm * Embark on a journey of self empowerment and self belief as we navigate twists & turns ...
(860) 237-3460 View (860) 237-3460

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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 ...
Hosted by Tony Augustine
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MEd, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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 ...
(860) 322-5231 View (860) 322-5231
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 ...
Hosted by Andrea L. Pollak, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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 ...
(203) 446-3247 View (203) 446-3247
The Lego group is now in its 6th year! We meet on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Age range is 8 years old and up. Group participants build and share their creations in a positive environment.
Hosted by Keith Murphey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Clinton, CT 06413
The Lego group is now in its 6th year! We meet on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Age range is 8 years old and up. Group participants build and share their creations in a positive environment.
(860) 786-4032 View (860) 786-4032
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 ...
Hosted by Andrea L. Pollak, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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 ...
(203) 446-3247 View (203) 446-3247
I offer a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group for adults that meets weekly in person. DBT Skills Group can feel more like a class where you learn specific and concrete strategies that cover four topics: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress ...
Hosted by Rachel Litwin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I offer a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group for adults that meets weekly in person. DBT Skills Group can feel more like a class where you learn specific and concrete strategies that cover four topics: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress ...
(860) 846-4638 View (860) 846-4638
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 ...
Hosted by Tony Augustine
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MEd, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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 ...
(860) 322-5231 View (860) 322-5231
Hosted by Rebecca Degnan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Killingworth, CT 06419
(860) 469-4119 View (860) 469-4119
Spiritually and therapeutically supported and guided women’s group. Topic discussions, exploration of healthy coping strategies, and guided meditations.
Hosted by Jean Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT500
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chester, CT 06412
Spiritually and therapeutically supported and guided women’s group. Topic discussions, exploration of healthy coping strategies, and guided meditations.
(959) 777-9450 View (959) 777-9450
This group is a processing group for teachers who are planning to leave their teaching position or have left their teaching position to change careers within the last 2 years. This group requires a 16 week commitment. Join with other ...
Hosted by Maria Sweeney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Saybrook, CT 06475
This group is a processing group for teachers who are planning to leave their teaching position or have left their teaching position to change careers within the last 2 years. This group requires a 16 week commitment. Join with other ...
(860) 431-2608 View (860) 431-2608
DBT Grad Group is for adults who have completed a DBT Skills Group and are interested in generalizing their skills in daily life while having continued group support. Grad Group offers the opportunity for individuals to provide DBT-based feedback to ...
Hosted by Rachel Litwin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Saybrook, CT 06475
DBT Grad Group is for adults who have completed a DBT Skills Group and are interested in generalizing their skills in daily life while having continued group support. Grad Group offers the opportunity for individuals to provide DBT-based feedback to ...
(860) 846-4638 View (860) 846-4638
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 ...
Hosted by Rik (Richard) D. Ginty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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 ...
(860) 356-3817 View (860) 356-3817
The creative act is very important to us as a people. Lets make some art together either guided with directive or if you just need a safe environment to be creative. Groups are forming in the Spring and Fall.
Hosted by Keith Murphey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Clinton, CT 06413
The creative act is very important to us as a people. Lets make some art together either guided with directive or if you just need a safe environment to be creative. Groups are forming in the Spring and Fall.
(860) 786-4032 View (860) 786-4032
This is a group format for MFT's or any clinician who is interested in the supervision process, it is a great format to share your clinical concerns, clinical expertise and self of the therapist.
Hosted by Liefeld & Associates Coaching and Psychotherapies
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT-AS, PhD, ERTY500
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Lyme, CT 06371
This is a group format for MFT's or any clinician who is interested in the supervision process, it is a great format to share your clinical concerns, clinical expertise and self of the therapist.
(860) 516-8217 View (860) 516-8217
We never thought we would lose a close person to addiction. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one or close friend to the disease of addiction, this group will be helpful in processing, sharing and moving through ...
Hosted by Oceanside Recovery, LLC
Treatment Center, NP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Niantic, CT 06357
We never thought we would lose a close person to addiction. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one or close friend to the disease of addiction, this group will be helpful in processing, sharing and moving through ...
(860) 691-0873 View (860) 691-0873
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 ...
Hosted by Liefeld & Associates Coaching and Psychotherapies
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT-AS, PhD, ERTY500
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Lyme, CT 06371
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 ...
(860) 516-8217 View (860) 516-8217
Trauma-focused group for women wishing to improve distressing emotions and begin to process/resolve past traumas with a holistic group format. Michele Litwin, NP, will be facilitating this weekly group using such modalities as body awareness, mindfulness, supportive group discussions, and ...
Hosted by Oceanside Recovery, LLC
Treatment Center, NP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Niantic, CT 06357
Trauma-focused group for women wishing to improve distressing emotions and begin to process/resolve past traumas with a holistic group format. Michele Litwin, NP, will be facilitating this weekly group using such modalities as body awareness, mindfulness, supportive group discussions, and ...
(860) 691-0873 View (860) 691-0873
Patients will be introduced to the four modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Mindfulness, Relationship Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance) and how these skills will enable them to have a quality life worth living. Patients can use these skills for their ...
Hosted by Oceanside Recovery, LLC
Treatment Center, NP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Niantic, CT 06357
Patients will be introduced to the four modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Mindfulness, Relationship Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance) and how these skills will enable them to have a quality life worth living. Patients can use these skills for their ...
(860) 691-0873 View (860) 691-0873
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Essex?

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.