Support Groups in Westport, CT

Weekly Multifamily Support Group
Weekly therapist-led multi-family group for parents and loved ones of adolescents suffering from mental health conditions or eating disorder diagnoses.
Hosted by Lift Teen and Parent Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Weekly therapist-led multi-family group for parents and loved ones of adolescents suffering from mental health conditions or eating disorder diagnoses.
(475) 242-8073 View (475) 242-8073
Hopes and Dreams Workshop
Hopes and Dreams is a transformational workshop experience that will take you from a life of "someday" to a life of "now." Join Hopes and Dreams to create the future you've always wanted. In Hopes and Dreams you will learn ...
Hosted by Joyce Colburn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Hopes and Dreams is a transformational workshop experience that will take you from a life of "someday" to a life of "now." Join Hopes and Dreams to create the future you've always wanted. In Hopes and Dreams you will learn ...
(203) 309-4438 View (203) 309-4438
Self-Esteem Support Group for Women
In a community where many women feel isolated and overwhelmed, a group provides support and comfort. This group will focus on helping women to find ways to build self-esteem, gain confidence, recognize strengths, overcome self-imposed limitations, and reach their goals.
Hosted by Susan G Raphael
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
In a community where many women feel isolated and overwhelmed, a group provides support and comfort. This group will focus on helping women to find ways to build self-esteem, gain confidence, recognize strengths, overcome self-imposed limitations, and reach their goals.
(203) 856-5047 View (203) 856-5047
Relapse Prevention,Anger Issues, Psychotherapy
This group is open to anyone affected by addictions. The purpose is to be able to share or listen and identify with others struggling and who may not feel comfortable in 12 Step groups. All group members are asked to ...
Hosted by GJ Harbilas Counseling, LLC , CMHS
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DARC, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
This group is open to anyone affected by addictions. The purpose is to be able to share or listen and identify with others struggling and who may not feel comfortable in 12 Step groups. All group members are asked to ...
(203) 745-2167 View (203) 745-2167
Adolescent Multi-Family-DBT
Adolescent Multi-Family DBT DBT is a mindfullness-based treatment program that focuses on teaching a specific set of skills to help clients relinquish long-held patterns of avoidance, and build, or rebuild, a "life worth living". In our efforts to remain fully ...
Hosted by Betsy Shah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Adolescent Multi-Family DBT DBT is a mindfullness-based treatment program that focuses on teaching a specific set of skills to help clients relinquish long-held patterns of avoidance, and build, or rebuild, a "life worth living". In our efforts to remain fully ...
(203) 487-5999 View (203) 487-5999
Women's Trauma and Support Group
A women's support group working with issues of trauma, and focusing on improving self-esteem, socialization, communication of emotions, and ability to ask for and receive help.
Hosted by Stephanie Schacher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
A women's support group working with issues of trauma, and focusing on improving self-esteem, socialization, communication of emotions, and ability to ask for and receive help.
(203) 350-3050 View (203) 350-3050
Social Phobia CBT Group
Will I say or do something wrong in front of other people? Will they judge me negatively? These are concerns that accompany social phobia, an anxiety disorder impacting over 10% of adult Americans. Luckily, research shows social anxiety can be ...
Hosted by The Anxiety Institute of Connecticut LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Will I say or do something wrong in front of other people? Will they judge me negatively? These are concerns that accompany social phobia, an anxiety disorder impacting over 10% of adult Americans. Luckily, research shows social anxiety can be ...
(203) 939-8021 View (203) 939-8021
DBT Group
Hosted by Nancy B. Selikoff
MA, MEd, CRC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
(203) 666-5206 View (203) 666-5206
Parenting your Adolescent
Parenting groups are tailored to the needs of the participants. Themes include, staying connected to your teenager, understanding the adolescent brain, setting limits, navigating middle and high school, peer relationships, and what to expect from your adolescent.
Hosted by Lisa Weitzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Parenting groups are tailored to the needs of the participants. Themes include, staying connected to your teenager, understanding the adolescent brain, setting limits, navigating middle and high school, peer relationships, and what to expect from your adolescent.
(203) 720-8736 View (203) 720-8736
Intensive Outpatient Program - Addiction/Dual Diag
Our IOP is designed for adults who are struggling with Addiction or Dual Diagnosis. This structured group therapy takes place on average over the course of 6 to 8 weeks. Topics covered: Addiction and recovery, mindfulness, DBT, forgiveness, relationships, CBT, ...
Hosted by Elevate Health and Wellness
Treatment Center, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Our IOP is designed for adults who are struggling with Addiction or Dual Diagnosis. This structured group therapy takes place on average over the course of 6 to 8 weeks. Topics covered: Addiction and recovery, mindfulness, DBT, forgiveness, relationships, CBT, ...
(475) 897-5358 View (475) 897-5358
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
I do not run DBSA and only hope to spread the word about this amazing support group. Welcoming of newcomers, free and peer-run, you may find comfort in this confidential and supportive setting. In addition to participating in the meetings, ...
Hosted by Christen Bucknall Ryan
Counselor, MA, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
I do not run DBSA and only hope to spread the word about this amazing support group. Welcoming of newcomers, free and peer-run, you may find comfort in this confidential and supportive setting. In addition to participating in the meetings, ...
(203) 989-3555 View (203) 989-3555
The Goddess In Us
A weekly gathering of women, focused on empowerment, inspiration, and community. Learn practical tools for greater assertiveness, heal past hurts and trauma, and release grief in a safe therapeutic space. Learn from one another and support each other as you ...
Hosted by Sherri Rainingbird, LLC - Skylar Larkyn, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
A weekly gathering of women, focused on empowerment, inspiration, and community. Learn practical tools for greater assertiveness, heal past hurts and trauma, and release grief in a safe therapeutic space. Learn from one another and support each other as you ...
(203) 590-9155 View (203) 590-9155
FREE Virtual Teacher Support Group
At times, teaching can be demanding and stressful, as much as it is rewarding and fun. One of the best ways to manage stress is by talking about it with those who understand. Come join this supportive group where you ...
Hosted by Positive Directions - Center for Prev & Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
At times, teaching can be demanding and stressful, as much as it is rewarding and fun. One of the best ways to manage stress is by talking about it with those who understand. Come join this supportive group where you ...
(475) 897-5466 View (475) 897-5466
First Time Moms
While being a first time mom is a joyful experience, it can also be, at times, a bit daunting. After all, it is a life altering journey with many new and unexpected challenges along the way. As a parent-child specialist, ...
Hosted by Elaine Levy Cooper
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, NCPsyA, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
While being a first time mom is a joyful experience, it can also be, at times, a bit daunting. After all, it is a life altering journey with many new and unexpected challenges along the way. As a parent-child specialist, ...
(203) 583-8179 View (203) 583-8179
Guided Imagery for Pain Relief
We use relaxation skills including deep breathing techniques and guided imagery to minimize pain.
Hosted by Jill Meyers, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
We use relaxation skills including deep breathing techniques and guided imagery to minimize pain.
(203) 684-5117 View (203) 684-5117
Mindfulness and Inner Resilience
This is a group for adults, typically parents, who want to gain a better understanding of what mindfulness is and how it can help them in their day to day lives. It is a combination of hands on skill building ...
Hosted by Annie Zimmerli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
This is a group for adults, typically parents, who want to gain a better understanding of what mindfulness is and how it can help them in their day to day lives. It is a combination of hands on skill building ...
(203) 445-6887 View (203) 445-6887
Women's DBT Skills Group (Currently on Hiatus)
This is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills class, geared toward adult women coping with a variety of life stressors. Together we progress through the five DBT skill modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle ...
Hosted by Katie Zezima McCabe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
This is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills class, geared toward adult women coping with a variety of life stressors. Together we progress through the five DBT skill modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle ...
(203) 517-4129 View (203) 517-4129
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills Groups
Due to COVID-19 crisis, I am offering DBT skills online. I offer DBT for Adolescents, Parents, College Students and Adults. I am the only clinician in Connecticut with a certificate in DBT-C --DBT for Children, a model that focuses on ...
Hosted by Jodie Semel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Due to COVID-19 crisis, I am offering DBT skills online. I offer DBT for Adolescents, Parents, College Students and Adults. I am the only clinician in Connecticut with a certificate in DBT-C --DBT for Children, a model that focuses on ...
(203) 989-3750 View (203) 989-3750
Grief Group (Skills and Processing) In Person
This group is open to adults who have experienced loss. It is an open process group with skills (prolonged grief therapy, CBT, DBT, mindfulness etc) incorporated as needed. It is a supportive environment to talk about grief and the ways ...
Hosted by Caroline H Schiff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
This group is open to adults who have experienced loss. It is an open process group with skills (prolonged grief therapy, CBT, DBT, mindfulness etc) incorporated as needed. It is a supportive environment to talk about grief and the ways ...
(203) 349-6943 View (203) 349-6943
DBT Skills Group - Middle School
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic model that has been proven effective in managing intense emotions, reducing self-harming behaviors, and improving communication and relationships. Weekly sessions are based on the four modules of DBT including Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, ...
Hosted by Megan Nisenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westport, CT 06880
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic model that has been proven effective in managing intense emotions, reducing self-harming behaviors, and improving communication and relationships. Weekly sessions are based on the four modules of DBT including Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, ...
(203) 842-8601 View (203) 842-8601

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Westport?

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.