Support Groups in District Of Columbia, DC

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American Psychological Association
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Professional organization. "
(781) 786-7197 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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Mixed mens and womens group
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, LCSW, BCD
Verified
"Two different mixed adult groups dealing with various life issues meets weekly, Monday night, Tuesday night and a mixed gay and lesbian group Wednesday night. "
(202) 236-6365 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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Social Skills Groups for children and adolescents
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Kathleen Fort, LCSW offers age- and ability-approriate social skills therapy groups for children, adolescents, and young adults to help participants learn appropriate social behaviors. Issues covered include initiating and maintaining conversations, listening, problem-solving, self control, handling teasing, dealing with emotions, ..."
(217) 819-0281 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
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Social Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Group
Counselor, MA, MS, LGPC
Verified
"This group is designed for socially anxious persons, 18 and older. This is a structured, 20-week group teaching cognitive-behavioral skills and strategies to help members overcome their social anxiety and achieve personal goals (eg. making friends, socializing, dating, intimacy, public ..."
(202) 918-4667 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
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Removing Barriers to Love
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Utilizing Principles from NY Times best-selling book, "Calling in the 'One'," this group will be for single women who are seeking to deepen their potential for happy, healthy love. Group Membership Requirements: An ability to be self-reflective; Willingness to embrace ..."
(202) 681-3923 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
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Systems-Centered* Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, CSW, LSCP, EFT
Verified
"This is a mixed group that focuses on reducing the restraining forces to the natural exploratory and developmental drive that we all have, to better reach our full potential. "
(202) 600-8157 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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Queers & Peers Teletherapy Support Group for Teens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The Queers & Peers Support Group is a semi-open ongoing teletherapy interpersonal process group designed to help teens (ages 14 to 17) who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing stress, anxiety and/or problems with low mood. The ..."
(202) 759-2884 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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Mindfully Melanin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
"This is a safe space for African American Psychotherapists to meet, support and discuss client issues. This will be a bi-weekly meeting. "
(202) 759-2116 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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Navigating Relationships
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Figuring out how you want to love and be loved? This group is a process group focused on seeking, exploring and building healthy relationships. Come join us in this safe and supportive space to create more positive relationships for yourself. "
 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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Anger Management
MA, MSS, CHT
"We meet on a one-on-one basis to discuss why we get angry; techniques to prevent angry; location of body angry and the hidden forces behind our issues. Textbook and workbook provided; certificate of completion given upon completion of 9 weeks ..."
(202) 656-7981 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20006
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CBT Weight Loss Group
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LPC
Verified
"Having trouble losing weight or keeping it off? Join our solution focused group. Come learn the cognitive and behavioral skills you need to be successful. Learn how to: (1) motivate yourself, (2) manage emotional eating, (3) stay on track with ..."
(202) 800-2490 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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Exvangelicals
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"A group for “spiritual misfits” who are questioning/leaving the fundamentalist Christian religion they were raised in. Doubts welcome! There will be no convincing you to stay within the religion. Participants may walk through a variety of books including Brian Mclaren’s ..."
(651) 433-6276 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20001
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Career Group for Professionals
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This is a virtual group for professionals dealing with a range of career-related concerns. The group is designed to provide members with emotional support, practical guidance, and increased self-awareness. This group might be a fit for someone who is: - ..."
(202) 873-9330 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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Holistic Wellness Beyond the Fourth Trimester
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
"A Yoga & Mindfulness based Holistic Wellness Support Group for moms / birthing parents who are 4 months to 2 years postpartum. This Postpartum Holistic Wellness Support Group helps moms / birthing parents reconnect with themselves through discussion, a 20 ..."
(202) 935-5912 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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Single Sisters Becoming Parents via IUI & IVF
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
"Are you a single African American woman seeking support in becoming a first time parent via In vitro fertilization (IVF) or Intrauterine insemination (IUI)? This virtual support group is for you. We know the process can sometimes be overwhelming, lonely, ..."
(202) 499-2614 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20005
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Sexual Health in Recover Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CGP
Verified
"Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Recovery - A Psychotherapy Group for Bisexual and Gay Men who: struggle to maintain their meth recovery because of their sexual behavior; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; feel ready to stop using ..."
(202) 670-6926 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
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Virtual Interpersonal Process Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAC-I
Verified
(202) 892-1145 
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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Wednesday 7:35-9:50a
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Verified
"Experiential process group. "
(202) 980-1701 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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National Association of Social Work
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, LISW
Verified
"I have been a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) since July 2010. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. "
(319) 774-8524 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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ACTing as ACT Therapists
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
"This group is open to therapists of any discipline, licensed or unlicensed. We ask that you already have at least one formal ACT-focused training under your belt (either in person/live or online training) prior to participating. Please note that this ..."
(202) 519-5711 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036


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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia 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.