Support Groups in Hartford, CT

Inner Strength and Empowerment Group
The Inner Strength and Empowerment Group focuses on building self-esteem, resiliency, and coping skills in individuals with trauma history in a supportive and empowering manner. Individual participants will engage in specific topic-focused discussions and activities while reflecting on their situation ...
Hosted by D Alers Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EdD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
The Inner Strength and Empowerment Group focuses on building self-esteem, resiliency, and coping skills in individuals with trauma history in a supportive and empowering manner. Individual participants will engage in specific topic-focused discussions and activities while reflecting on their situation ...
(959) 666-6304 View (959) 666-6304
Self Esteem for Girl Teens
The group focuses on self esteem issues related to teenage girls. The group helps with developing a positive sense of self worth. These young ladies will learn to deal with day to day issues such as bullying, low self-esteem, abuse, ...
Hosted by A Mind's Journey, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06112
The group focuses on self esteem issues related to teenage girls. The group helps with developing a positive sense of self worth. These young ladies will learn to deal with day to day issues such as bullying, low self-esteem, abuse, ...
(860) 499-3824 View (860) 499-3824
Goalie Nation Performance Groups
Hockey Goalie Performance Groups
Hosted by Jason Emery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
Hockey Goalie Performance Groups
(860) 321-8452 View (860) 321-8452
Self Confidence for Teens.
We will use many different methods to explore the development and challenges of self-confidence. We will explore participants' talents and create an inclusive safe environment. This group will be an open group, adding new members as space permits. The group ...
Hosted by Jennifer M Doherty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06107
We will use many different methods to explore the development and challenges of self-confidence. We will explore participants' talents and create an inclusive safe environment. This group will be an open group, adding new members as space permits. The group ...
(475) 529-2803 View (475) 529-2803
Womens Group
Empowering women using various topics. Each group duration is one hour each week for 12 weeks.
Hosted by Wendy T Epps
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, LPCA, SAP-DOT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06106
Empowering women using various topics. Each group duration is one hour each week for 12 weeks.
(860) 672-1453 View (860) 672-1453
Your Peace of Mind Therapeutic Services, LLC
Trauma certified, specialize in PTSD, Anxiety, depression, ADHD, self esteem, family dynamics, mood disorders, substance use disorders. We guide clients to enlightenment, internal growth, through trauma, grief, anxiety, stress, life’s uncertainties. Our therapeutic expertise allows us to combine evidence based ...
Hosted by Jessica Lazu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
Trauma certified, specialize in PTSD, Anxiety, depression, ADHD, self esteem, family dynamics, mood disorders, substance use disorders. We guide clients to enlightenment, internal growth, through trauma, grief, anxiety, stress, life’s uncertainties. Our therapeutic expertise allows us to combine evidence based ...
(860) 791-3874 View (860) 791-3874
Recovery Support Group for Women Online!
Our Recovery Support Group for Women will be launch in June. We are now accepting new clients and forming the group. Give us a call to schedule your personalized evaluation to determine if you are appropriate to participate.
Hosted by Rachel Corso
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06103
Our Recovery Support Group for Women will be launch in June. We are now accepting new clients and forming the group. Give us a call to schedule your personalized evaluation to determine if you are appropriate to participate.
(959) 600-6598 View (959) 600-6598
Therapeutic Meditation Group
Hosted by Susan Woodward Psychotherapy and Meditation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 831-4989 View (860) 831-4989
"A Mind's Journey"
We are dedicated solution focused to empower clients to heal their mind, body and spirits. Our therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help effectively address personal life challenges. We are diverse and dynamic providing multiple services and treatments ...
Hosted by Ebony Horsewomen, Inc.
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06112
We are dedicated solution focused to empower clients to heal their mind, body and spirits. Our therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help effectively address personal life challenges. We are diverse and dynamic providing multiple services and treatments ...
(860) 293-2914 View (860) 293-2914
I am Girl: A group for teen girls
A support group for girls to discover and enhance their Girl Power Gems as they engage in self- discovery, leadership development and experiential learning activities.
Hosted by Jacqueline Evans Phillips
Treatment Center, LPCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06112
A support group for girls to discover and enhance their Girl Power Gems as they engage in self- discovery, leadership development and experiential learning activities.
(860) 590-8854 View (860) 590-8854
Family Group Therapy
Hosted by Suzanne M Howard
Pastoral Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06114
(959) 265-0685 View (959) 265-0685
How to help myself & my addicted loved one?
Come join us in a small, in person, group to learning tools, and about how manage in the world of having a loved one with addiction. We will use CBT and awareness tools, motivational interviewing, and education about addiction. The ...
Hosted by Tree of Life Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
Come join us in a small, in person, group to learning tools, and about how manage in the world of having a loved one with addiction. We will use CBT and awareness tools, motivational interviewing, and education about addiction. The ...
(860) 378-8096 View (860) 378-8096
Open Discussion Group
This is an open topic group for anyone interested in therapeutic group work.
Hosted by Dr. Juan B. Faraoni III
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyaD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
This is an open topic group for anyone interested in therapeutic group work.
(860) 499-3316 View (860) 499-3316
Grow as You Are: Women's group
Want to grow and develop more self-understanding? This group aims to show the woman in you how to develop insight, see your strengths, be resilient, and to adapt to the circumstances of life. This group is for helping you navigate ...
Hosted by Ashley Caceres
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06106
Want to grow and develop more self-understanding? This group aims to show the woman in you how to develop insight, see your strengths, be resilient, and to adapt to the circumstances of life. This group is for helping you navigate ...
(959) 210-1612 View (959) 210-1612
Intimacy for Women ONLINE support group
Hosted by SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 390-4765 View (860) 390-4765
MIndful living and stress management
Join other like-minded individuals in pursuit of a healthy focus on increasing your well-being! This is a 6 week practice-based group for exploring mindfulness, tuning into your inner calm, and learning creative and mind-body strategies to reduce stress, increase well-being, ...
Hosted by Danica R Delgado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
Join other like-minded individuals in pursuit of a healthy focus on increasing your well-being! This is a 6 week practice-based group for exploring mindfulness, tuning into your inner calm, and learning creative and mind-body strategies to reduce stress, increase well-being, ...
(860) 356-3094 View (860) 356-3094
Struggling to reduce or stop risky behavior?
Come join us in a small, (in person or online, depends on the needs of the group), group to learning tools, about decreasing or stopping a risky behavior. We will use CBT and awareness tools, motivational interviewing, and education about ...
Hosted by Tree of Life Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
Come join us in a small, (in person or online, depends on the needs of the group), group to learning tools, about decreasing or stopping a risky behavior. We will use CBT and awareness tools, motivational interviewing, and education about ...
(860) 378-8096 View (860) 378-8096
Bilingual Group
Gender specific on anger management.
Hosted by Wendy T Epps
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, LPCA, SAP-DOT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06106
Gender specific on anger management.
(860) 672-1453 View (860) 672-1453
Therapeutic Writing for Growth and Self-Discovery
In this workshop, we create a safe and supportive environment to explore with words the nature of self and healing. We will teach one another through listening and gentle feedback how the stories that we create on paper can teach ...
Hosted by Paulette C Studley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06105
In this workshop, we create a safe and supportive environment to explore with words the nature of self and healing. We will teach one another through listening and gentle feedback how the stories that we create on paper can teach ...
(860) 709-9976 View (860) 709-9976
Relapse Prevention/Early Recovery Group
Are you facing challenges related to substance use? Attend and participate in a ten-week collaborative and supportive group to jump start your journey into recovery. I bring over a decade of experience treating substance use disorders incorporating evidence-based practices, Buddhist ...
Hosted by Jennifer M Doherty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartford, CT 06114
Are you facing challenges related to substance use? Attend and participate in a ten-week collaborative and supportive group to jump start your journey into recovery. I bring over a decade of experience treating substance use disorders incorporating evidence-based practices, Buddhist ...
(475) 529-2803 View (475) 529-2803

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Hartford?

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.