Teen Support Groups in Hartford, CT

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Self Confidence for Teens.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Hartford, CT 06107
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Womens Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, SAP, PTIP, ICAADC, AADC
Verified
Verified
"Empowering women using various topics. Each group duration is one hour each week for 12 weeks. "
(860) 956-5329
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Group meets in:
Hartford, CT 06106
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I am Girl: A group for teen girls
Treatment Center, LPC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Hartford, CT 06112

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High School Girls Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"A supportive group for girls in grades 9-12 focused on identifying and expressing feelings, coping with everyday social and academic stressors, improving relationships, learning ways to better manage stress and anxiety, and improving self-esteem. "
(860) 200-2050
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Group meets in:
Avon, CT 06001
Photo of Jennifer M Doherty, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hartford, CT
Self Confidence for Teens.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Hartford, CT 06107
Photo of Miracles To Destiny LLC Wendy T Epps, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Hartford, CT
Womens Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, SAP, PTIP, ICAADC, AADC
Verified
Verified
"Empowering women using various topics. Each group duration is one hour each week for 12 weeks. "
(860) 956-5329
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Group meets in:
Hartford, CT 06106
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I am Girl: A group for teen girls
Treatment Center, LPC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Hartford, CT 06112
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Adolescent IOP
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Hopewell Health is offering an adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program. The IOP is for adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, identity, self-harm, and significant levels of distress. There is a family component of the program that is required. The program ..."
(860) 724-2876
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Group meets in:
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Boys Club
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified
Verified
"Boys Club- for boys ages 11-17 Group therapy can be a very effective intervention for adolescents. In the group, boys have the ability to get support and feedback from their peers. They will learn new skills for reducing stress and ..."
(860) 566-8914
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Group meets in:
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Girls Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"(Ages 8-15) *option for an older group depending on need Girls Group is for adolescent girls that need an opportunity to talk about daily stressors, school, self esteem, body image, relationships and more! This group provides a safe space for ..."
(203) 769-9611
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Group meets in:
Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Adolescent Support Group (High School Age)
Treatment Center
"Support group for teens managing peer and family challenges, anxiety and depression difficulties, and developing skills associated with steps toward independence and responsibility. "
(860) 856-5667
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Group meets in:
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Girls Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Girl Power-Currently forming Girls (ages 13-18): This group is to help teen girls build the strength, spirit, and support they will need to successfully navigate through the teenage years. Some discussion topics include: • Staying positive •Goal setting • Saying ..."
(860) 724-2876
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Group meets in:
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Social Language SKills
MA, CCC-SLP
Verified
Verified
"Holistic management of speech, language, social and academic issues related to ADHD, ASD, and other developmental and neurogenic speech-language and communicaiton disorders "
(860) 498-4476
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Group meets in:
Avon, CT 06001
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DBT Adolescent Skills Training Group
Psychologist, PsyD, ACT, DBT-LBC
Verified
Verified
"This DBT Skills group is geared towards individuals who are attending school, working, or volunteering. DBT requires participants to attend individual therapy for the period of time that they are in group. Depending on the severity of individual's emotional difficulties, ..."
(860) 799-4846
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Group meets in:
Avon, CT 06001
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Social Skills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"2nd Chances LLC is offering a life skills group to teens ages pre- teen to 21. The group will be held weekly for 45 minutes - 1 hour. The group will run for 8 weeks. The goal of the group is ..."
(860) 215-8290
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Group meets in:
Windsor, CT 06095
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Young Adult Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"For ages 18 - 25, though there is flexibility depending upon current level of maturity; I read from the books, "It's an Inside-Out World" and "The Spark Inside" written for this age group. It explains the innate health we all ..."
(860) 717-0817
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Group meets in:
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Teen Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT-Int
Verified
Verified
"In this group, each participant will receive psycho-education about a variety of teen -related issues and will be invited to share what’s on their mind and in their heart if they choose to do so to process unburden themselves. Group members ..."
(860) 764-3491
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Group meets in:
Newington, CT 06111
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Adolescent Girls Group
Treatment Center, LMFT, MFT
Verified
Verified
(860) 613-6084
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Group meets in:
West Hartford, CT 06107


Teen Support Groups
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence.



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.