"Join other like-minded individuals in pursuit of a healthy focus on increasing your well-being! This is a 6 week group for exploring mindfulness, tuning into your inner calm, and learning creative and mind-body strategies to reduce stress, increase well-being, and ..."
"Online improv therapy group, led by a social worker & an experienced improviser, cognitive behavioral therapy ) w/ are applied to help deal w/ emotional difficulties. Individualized to the participants will discuss improv exercises to gain a understanding of their ..."
"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 ..."
"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 ..."
"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 ..."
"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. "
"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, ..."
"The group is structured to empower parents by building on their strengths and improving coping skills in parenting. Parents are taught to parent each child based on their individualized needs; reduce comparison between children; increase relationships with their children; increase ..."
"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 ..."
"You are Bigger!! The I Am Bigger is a Support Group that empowers individuals to Think Bigger, Plan Bigger and Live Bigger. Clients will have the opportunity to develop their Bigger Game Pan in eight of the following areas of ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Hartford 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 Hartford 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 Hartford 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 Hartford 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 Hartford 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.