Support Groups in Westport, CT

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EFT Couples Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"To explore intimate relationships using EFT- Emotion Focused Therapy as the model. "
(203) 296-3006
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Westport, CT 06880
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Self-Esteem Support Group for Women
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"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
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Westport, CT 06880
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Divorce Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Divorce Group focusing on Parents' Fears and Children's Needs -for those contemplating divorce, in the throes of divorce or recently divorced. "
(203) 433-0542
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Westport, CT 06880
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Rivia MInd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"At Rivia Medical, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health, with a focus on both treatment and prevention. We believe in listening to each patient and creating a partnership to work on maintaining and improving lifelong health. A ..."
(646) 849-7512
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Westport, CT 06880
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Guided Imagery for Pain Relief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"We use relaxation skills including deep breathing techniques and guided imagery to minimize pain. "
(203) 684-5117
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Westport, CT 06880
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Mindfulness and Inner Resilience
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"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
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Westport, CT 06880
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ongoing group psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified
Verified
"Group therapy is a great modality for the therapeutic process. The group meeting become a form of a lab one can try new behaviors, overcome inhibitions, and process feelings raised during group session. It is a place you find similarity ..."
(203) 318-4475
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Westport, CT 06880
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Adolescent Multi-Family-DBT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCATP
Verified
Verified
"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
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Westport, CT 06880
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Women, Addictions, and Self-esteem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This is a women's group in which important topics such as self-worth, body image, weight and eating issues, family and relationships are all open for discussion. We give support and feedback when desired in an environment of unconditional and non-judgmental ..."
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Westport, CT 06880
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Hopes and Dreams Workshop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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
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Westport, CT 06880
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Intensive Outpatient Program
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
"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, ..."
(203) 347-2484
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Westport, CT 06880
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Relapse Prevention,Anger Issues, Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DARC, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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
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Westport, CT 06880
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Adoptive Parent Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"These groups meet monthly via zoom. It is a safe space for adoptive parents of young adults to share their experiences and concerns about the unique challenges faced by adoptive families. The group meets once a month on Mondays from ..."
(203) 635-0940
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Westport, CT 06880
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Women's DBT Skills Group (Currently on Hiatus)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Verified
"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
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Westport, CT 06880
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New Baby, New Worries
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"A therapeutic group for postpartum women. Learn how to overcome anxiety and depression! "
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Westport, CT 06880
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General Bereavement Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
"The death of someone we love can turn our world upside down. In a calm and caring setting, I lead group psychotherapy and teach Mindfulness skills to help you cope with the five stages of grief. Join us and gain ..."
(203) 904-2815
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Westport, CT 06880
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First Time Moms
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, NCPsyA, LP
Verified
Verified
"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
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Westport, CT 06880
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Counselor, MA, LPCA, NCC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Westport, CT 06880
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Grief Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
(203) 496-4997
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Westport, CT 06880
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Teen Empowerment Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
Verified
"In a group co-led by a certified nutritionist and a psychotherapist, this group explores themes such as: body image and disordered eating, stress, academics, boundaries with friends and family, social media, self-esteem, nutrition and lifestyle, and more. The aim of ..."
(475) 222-1599
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Westport, CT 06880


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