Support Groups in Westbrook, CT

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Young Widows/Widowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This group is for young widows/widowers who have experienced the loss of a spouse at a younger then expected age. It is a safe, caring environment that is here to help you on the journey to healing. Group leaders have ..."
(860) 791-4210
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Group meets in:
Westbrook, CT 06498
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Moms midlife crisis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This group was created to help mothers who are reaching the place where their children are getting older and as a mom realize they need to find the woman within themselves.Rediscover who you are! Or invent a new woman! "
(860) 791-4210
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Group meets in:
Westbrook, CT 06498

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Young Widows/Widowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This group is for young widows/widowers who have experienced the loss of a spouse at a younger then expected age. It is a safe, caring environment that is here to help you on the journey to healing. Group leaders have ..."
(860) 791-4210
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Group meets in:
Westbrook, CT 06498
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Moms midlife crisis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This group was created to help mothers who are reaching the place where their children are getting older and as a mom realize they need to find the woman within themselves.Rediscover who you are! Or invent a new woman! "
(860) 791-4210
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Group meets in:
Westbrook, CT 06498
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Social Skills Builders
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR-BC, EMDR-BC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Clinton, CT 06413
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Men's Abstinence Supporst
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MEd, LADC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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LOVE & OM
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT500
Verified
Verified
"Spiritually and therapeutically supported and guided women’s group. Topic discussions, exploration of healthy coping strategies, and guided meditations. "
(959) 777-9450
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Group meets in:
Chester, CT 06412
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women's abstinence support
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MEd, LADC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Women's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCEP
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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grief/loss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified
Verified
(860) 698-0977
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Group meets in:
Essex, CT 06426
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Counseling groups for LGBTQ+ youth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
(860) 469-4119
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Group meets in:
Killingworth, CT 06419
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Body Wisdom Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCEP
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Parents/Grandparents of Children w Asperger's/HFA
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
"This parent/grandparent support group has been meeting monthly since Fall 2013. Sponsored through Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services, each month's meeting is focused on a specific topic/theme. The children represented can be as young as 3-4 years of age, ..."
(860) 499-3528
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Group meets in:
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Open to forming groups depending on need.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LADC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Women and Healthy Aging
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Facilitated Support Group covers wide topics relevant to Women and Aging. 6 week focused discussion with workbook participation between groups. Based on current research regarding healthy aging. Meets once/week for 2 hours. "
(917) 765-7507
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Group meets in:
Madison, CT 06443
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Transition & Change Groups
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Small Group Support in Managing Life Transitions (break-ups, divorce, grief, aging, job or career change). "
(917) 765-7507
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Group meets in:
Madison, CT 06443
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Professionals' Recovery Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LMSW, LADC
Verified
Verified
"Our Professional's Recovery Group explores the unique experience of the person in recovery that has the complication of seeking recovery and maintaining or restoring a professional career. Clients are instructed to keep strict confidentiality and respect one another's anonymity in ..."
(203) 871-3296
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Group meets in:
Madison, CT 06443
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Social Skills Group -7th through 9th grades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Social Skills Group target skills include meeting others, knowing when to talk and when to listen, identifying emotions, appropriate body language, stress and anger management, social problem solving, appropriate behavior with the family, accepting parenting and boundaries, sibling relationships, and ..."
(203) 307-5999
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Group meets in:
Madison, CT 06443
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Social Skills Group for 10th through 12 grades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Group target skills include those for the younger social skills group as well as development issues relating to possible employment or volunteering, relationships with girls, life after high school, and other relevant themes. "
(203) 307-5999
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Group meets in:
Madison, CT 06443
Not accepting new clients
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self development through creative journaling
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT-AS, PhD, ERTY500
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Not accepting new clients

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