Support Groups in District Of Columbia, DC

Cis Partners of Trans Folx
This (virtual) group is designed to help support cisgender partners of trans and nonbinary folx navigating the realities of social and medical transition. Often, even when partners want to be supportive, they don't even know where to start. This is ...
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Hosted by Emma Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CTCT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20003
This (virtual) group is designed to help support cisgender partners of trans and nonbinary folx navigating the realities of social and medical transition. Often, even when partners want to be supportive, they don't even know where to start. This is ...
(202) 972-4561 View (202) 972-4561
Co-ed Process Group
This is a group for those who repeat familiar patterns but are unsure why and are uncertain how to change them. A process group is a "here and now" experience. If you've read the book, "Group", then you know what ...
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Hosted by Brian Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20009
This is a group for those who repeat familiar patterns but are unsure why and are uncertain how to change them. A process group is a "here and now" experience. If you've read the book, "Group", then you know what ...
(202) 932-9340 View (202) 932-9340
Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group
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Hosted by Adrienne Harding, MA, LPC — Optimal Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20005
(202) 866-1366 View (202) 866-1366
Interpersonal Skills Group
When you're in your 20s and 30s, there is a lot that life can throw at you. And here at QLC, we aim to give quarterlifers the skills to deal with those challenges. There are plenty of ups and downs ...
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Hosted by Christine Greer O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20005
When you're in your 20s and 30s, there is a lot that life can throw at you. And here at QLC, we aim to give quarterlifers the skills to deal with those challenges. There are plenty of ups and downs ...
(202) 858-0177 View (202) 858-0177
Daring Way, Rising Strong (adults) BOLD (teenager)
This group is for people with anxiety, depression, relationships tackling issues due to negative and self-defeating thoughts about themselves. During the workshop, participants learn skills and solutions to manage those issues holding them back. The Daring Way method is based ...
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Hosted by Joseph LaFleur & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CPATP, CDWF, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
This group is for people with anxiety, depression, relationships tackling issues due to negative and self-defeating thoughts about themselves. During the workshop, participants learn skills and solutions to manage those issues holding them back. The Daring Way method is based ...
(202) 559-4759 View (202) 559-4759
Assertiveness for Black Professional Women
Black Professional Women are creative, well resourced and... can't say "No". Whether only at work, in social groups or at home, it's hard to get over the "Gotcha." Protect your emotional boundaries. Strengthen assertive communication skills. Learn strategies to reduce ...
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Hosted by Avé Maria Renard
Psychologist, PsyD, MSN
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20006
Black Professional Women are creative, well resourced and... can't say "No". Whether only at work, in social groups or at home, it's hard to get over the "Gotcha." Protect your emotional boundaries. Strengthen assertive communication skills. Learn strategies to reduce ...
(202) 998-6411 View (202) 998-6411
Mindful Eating (Virtual Sessions)- 2022
Insurance Accepted. Want satisfaction from your eating experience? for individuals who want to reduce guilt and judgement of their eating habits and begin to develop a pleasant eating experience. Bring a snack/meal and virtually join Jamie Marchetti, LGPC and Registered ...
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Hosted by 180 Urban Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
Insurance Accepted. Want satisfaction from your eating experience? for individuals who want to reduce guilt and judgement of their eating habits and begin to develop a pleasant eating experience. Bring a snack/meal and virtually join Jamie Marchetti, LGPC and Registered ...
(202) 417-2367 View (202) 417-2367
Sexual Health Psychotherapy Group for Men
People who might benefit from this group include gay, bisexual or heterosexual men who: feel out of control involving partnered or solo sex; have symptoms involving consensual sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; experience ...
Photo of Michael A Vigorito, Marriage & Family Therapist in District Of Columbia, DC
Hosted by Michael A Vigorito
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CGP, CST-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
People who might benefit from this group include gay, bisexual or heterosexual men who: feel out of control involving partnered or solo sex; have symptoms involving consensual sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; experience ...
(202) 949-7872 View (202) 949-7872
LPC Supervision Group
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Hosted by Roshni Chatterjee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20016
(202) 798-1380 View (202) 798-1380
Individual Therapy Groups
I have been leading groups for 40 years. Group is an extremely powerful and effective mode of therapy for working on relationship problems. In group, we don't just talk about relationships, we work on them live. Patients' issues show up ...
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Hosted by Douglas L Cohen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20007
I have been leading groups for 40 years. Group is an extremely powerful and effective mode of therapy for working on relationship problems. In group, we don't just talk about relationships, we work on them live. Patients' issues show up ...
(202) 759-2376 View (202) 759-2376
Women sexuality group
This short-term (10 session) group is for women who want to develop a greater sense of sexual intimacy with their partners. It is designed to help women achieve greater sexual fulfillment, understand female/male physiology, overcome negative sexual messages and inhibitions, ...
Photo of Linda R. Levine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in District Of Columbia, DC
Hosted by Linda R. Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20007
This short-term (10 session) group is for women who want to develop a greater sense of sexual intimacy with their partners. It is designed to help women achieve greater sexual fulfillment, understand female/male physiology, overcome negative sexual messages and inhibitions, ...
(202) 558-4040 View (202) 558-4040
Asian Adoptee Process group
A process group for asian adoptees (ages 18+) to share and learn from others with common lived experiences. There will be 3 group sessions (with the potential for more), via zoom.
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Hosted by Sarah Litt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20007
A process group for asian adoptees (ages 18+) to share and learn from others with common lived experiences. There will be 3 group sessions (with the potential for more), via zoom.
(202) 949-4870 View (202) 949-4870
Men’s Mental Health Group
Virtual group offered (November 8th - December 13th). This 6-session program will cover some essential topics that are important to men’s mental health: (Boundaries & Balance, Emotional Intelligence, Relationships, Accountability, Self-care, Stress Management, Mindfulness, Trauma, Reflection, Forgiveness, Healing, & Self-Value). ...
Photo of D'Angelo Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in District Of Columbia, DC
Hosted by D'Angelo Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20006
Virtual group offered (November 8th - December 13th). This 6-session program will cover some essential topics that are important to men’s mental health: (Boundaries & Balance, Emotional Intelligence, Relationships, Accountability, Self-care, Stress Management, Mindfulness, Trauma, Reflection, Forgiveness, Healing, & Self-Value). ...
(202) 335-3349 View (202) 335-3349
Yoga for Survivors
Want to feel at home in your body again? Yoga is an evidenced based practice for helping people work through trauma, including sexual assault and abuse. Our group will be a safe space to reconnect with your mind, body, and ...
Photo of Anna D Savage, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in District Of Columbia, DC
Hosted by Anna D Savage
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20018
Want to feel at home in your body again? Yoga is an evidenced based practice for helping people work through trauma, including sexual assault and abuse. Our group will be a safe space to reconnect with your mind, body, and ...
(202) 968-1318 View (202) 968-1318
Women's Group (20s and 30s)
This group brings together women who are working on themselves in some way and who could really benefit from having more support and connection in that process. This is a great group to join if you are trying to navigate ...
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Hosted by Erin Reese
Psychologist, MA, MAIPCR, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
This group brings together women who are working on themselves in some way and who could really benefit from having more support and connection in that process. This is a great group to join if you are trying to navigate ...
(720) 573-0896 View (720) 573-0896
National Association of Social Work
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.
Photo of Jennifer L Adrian, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in District Of Columbia, DC
Hosted by Jennifer L Adrian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, LISW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20002
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 View (319) 774-8524
Psychotherapy Group
This weekly group focuses on opening up and being vulnerable, understanding and expressing your emotional experience in the moment, connecting with others, and gaining insight into your relationship patterns. This group is not currently accepting new members.
Photo of Ashley Morrison, Psychologist in District Of Columbia, DC
Hosted by Ashley Morrison
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20001
This weekly group focuses on opening up and being vulnerable, understanding and expressing your emotional experience in the moment, connecting with others, and gaining insight into your relationship patterns. This group is not currently accepting new members.
(202) 933-5388 View (202) 933-5388
CBT, DBT and family therapy
Very pleasant group where everyone is able to express themselves and heal,
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Hosted by Diamond Behavioral Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, APRN
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20019
Very pleasant group where everyone is able to express themselves and heal,
(202) 953-3345 View (202) 953-3345
Improving Relationships
This group is intended to provide individuals with the practical skills needed to improve the quality of intimate and interpersonal relationships. The group is both skills based and process oriented, meaning you are encouraged to share specific questions or concerns ...
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Hosted by Michelle Sanzo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20009
This group is intended to provide individuals with the practical skills needed to improve the quality of intimate and interpersonal relationships. The group is both skills based and process oriented, meaning you are encouraged to share specific questions or concerns ...
(619) 567-3697 View (619) 567-3697
Dandelion Collective DC - LGBT office sublet
Dandelion Collective DC: Shared office sublet for LGBTQ and allied human service providers. Features: Trans/queer owned and operated, office suites, large enough for individual/large group work/events/workshops, relaxing client lounge, gender-neutral bathrooms, private staff lounge and kitchenette, utilities/Wifi included, rental options ...
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Hosted by Kris Oseth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LPCC, CPT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20010
Dandelion Collective DC: Shared office sublet for LGBTQ and allied human service providers. Features: Trans/queer owned and operated, office suites, large enough for individual/large group work/events/workshops, relaxing client lounge, gender-neutral bathrooms, private staff lounge and kitchenette, utilities/Wifi included, rental options ...
(202) 759-8060 View (202) 759-8060

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in District Of Columbia?

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.