Support Groups in Stamford, CT

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Newcomers Club: A Postpartum Support Series
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Our newcomers club is for new moms & parents, especially those who are new to the area. In this six week series, we will tackle the most common topics in early parenthood. Join at any time and stay for six ..."
(203) 580-6457 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06903
Not accepting new clients
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Parents of kids/teens with eating disorder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Analyst
Verified
"Hopeless, unsure... Here parents together cover important issues: How to handle something they do not understand? Seeking to have boundaries and normal parental balances. How to not damage a child already with a fragile self-esteem? How to admit to one ..."
(203) 408-6955 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06906
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Mindful Women
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
"A women's group for exploration and practice of life affirming and enhancing skills including meditation, breath work, creative visualization, writing, guided relaxation and gentle movement for releasing tension. Mindfulness is both a meditation practice and a way of being in ..."
(203) 745-2150 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06902
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Vuelve a Casa Recovery Group
LMSW
Verified
"Vuelve a Casa grupo de apoyo en espanol para recovery de adicciones "
(203) 802-6036 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06905
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Expecting Mothers: An Emotional Preparation Series
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MA, CD, CLC, CCCE
Verified
"It is very common to experience significant mood and thought changes through the conception to motherhood transition. We are bombarded by images of “good mothering”, the idea of “balancing it all, notions of “bouncing back”, and thoughts that it “should ..."
(475) 323-6437 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06903
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Parenting
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
(203) 590-5326 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06902
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Virtual Domestic Violence Individual Sessions
Counselor, MS, CMHC, CASAC, CAC, CPLC
Verified
"Nova Lux Counseling, LLC. NOW provides Virtual Domestic Violence/Individual Session Raising Awareness for Men, Women, Immigrants, Older Adults, & LGBTQIA, Recognizing Patterns, Creating Safety Plan, Where to seek help. Appointments Monday-Saturday. Beginning March 1, 2022 "
(203) 424-2689 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06902
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"Wedding Socks" (Private 2 Day Intensive)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ICAADC, SCPG
Verified
"An exciting and vital premarital program that equips couples with the necessary empowering awareness and skills to form and maintain a rich, transparent, trusting, passionate, safe and strong everlasting relationship. This 2 Day Intensive program is the perfect antidote for ..."
(203) 491-1806 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06901
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Parenting Guidance- Co-parenting in Divorce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified
"Support and Guidance are offered to divorced or divorcing parents so they can better understand the developmental needs of their child(ren) & the long term consequences that parental conflict can have on children of divorce. The goal of the group ..."
(917) 746-3724 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06906
Waitlist for new clients
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Virtual DBT Skill Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I run virtual DBT skills training groups that meet once a week on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm. The groups cover the curriculum of Marsha Linehan's, "DBT Skills Training: Handouts and Worksheets," and are appropriate for ages ..."
(201) 439-8143 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06902
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Art Expressions- Junior High
Art Therapist, MS, ATR
Verified
"These on-line art therapy groups provide a supportive and nurturing environment for us to create together 'expressing what words cannot'. Sharing, so we are not feeling so alone and can be ourselves, together. Looking for your child to have some ..."
(203) 916-5907 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06902
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Growth From the Roots Up
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Biweekly support group for teens and young adults struggling with loneliness, mood disorders, addiction, low self-esteem,anxiety and more! An opportunity for receiving and providing support in a safe environment. Topics include mindfulness, DBT and CBT skills training to use in ..."
(203) 794-7092 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06905
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Music, Emotions and Individuality
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group is for 14-15 boys, who struggle with substance use, anxiety, relationships, anger management, and motivation. Uses media like music, movies, and TV to facilitate discussions and get at underlying emotions that motivate behavior. This group will help teens to ..."
(203) 885-7836 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06902
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S.E.A.L (Social Emotional Awareness Literacy)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified
"S.E.A.L. is a group designed for preschool children ages 2-5 years old. This unique, virtual psychoeducational group is a great way for little ones to build social emotional awareness and social skills. This group also offers two parenting support sessions ..."
(203) 424-2893 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06905
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Dialectical Behavioral Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"The groups is a DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) skills training group that is based on the model of Marsha Linehan. The group functions in conjunction with individual sessions as a part of the DBT treatment model. The skills training ..."
(914) 618-4925 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06905
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Virtual DBT Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I run virtual DBT skills training groups that meet once a week on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm. The groups cover the curriculum of Marsha Linehan's, "DBT Skills Training: Handouts and Worksheets," and are appropriate for ages ..."
(203) 697-8409 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06902
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Cassandra Shepard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
"Cassandra Shepard is Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has work experience in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, inpatient, outpatient psychiatric treatment settings. Cassandra provides medication evaluation and management for the entire lifespan with a variety of behavioral health illnesses such ..."
(862) 259-7655 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06902
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Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Join other new or expectant mothers in a group where you can get support and share similar experiences. You may be feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, guilty, irritable or even numb at a time that is supposed to be "wonderful". Support ..."
(203) 344-5908 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06905
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Better understand & support your loved one w/ OCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
"This 4 week online workshop is for those with adult partners, family members, or spouses with OCD. The goals of this workshop are to better understand OCD, how to support your loved one with OCD, and how to better care ..."
(475) 207-4468 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06905
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Mens Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LADC
Verified
(203) 590-9265 
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Group meets in:
Stamford, CT 06906



What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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.