Support Groups in Washington, DC

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 ...
Photo of Douglas L Cohen, Psychologist in Washington, DC
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
Grow Your Anxiety Toolbox
This 6-week, skills-based group will help teens gain the tools needed to cope with stress and anxiety.
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Hosted by Stephanie Gilbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
This 6-week, skills-based group will help teens gain the tools needed to cope with stress and anxiety.
(202) 519-9368 View (202) 519-9368
Virtual - Trauma Psychoeducational Series
Open to everyone, regardless of location: Didactic group with a focus on understanding trauma and the role it plays in your life, as well as developing some skills to deal with it. The group includes an eclectic set of elements ...
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Hosted by Dana Harron
Psychologist, PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
Open to everyone, regardless of location: Didactic group with a focus on understanding trauma and the role it plays in your life, as well as developing some skills to deal with it. The group includes an eclectic set of elements ...
(202) 688-0654 View (202) 688-0654
Understanding One's Self in Relationships
A mixed group of professionals, age 30+, who are developing interpersonal awareness and seeking to understand who they truly are in relation to others. Participants often work on their own individual matters, and also share a commitment to helping one ...
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Hosted by Karen E Eberwein
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
A mixed group of professionals, age 30+, who are developing interpersonal awareness and seeking to understand who they truly are in relation to others. Participants often work on their own individual matters, and also share a commitment to helping one ...
(202) 559-4250 View (202) 559-4250
Intentional Living Series
Learn to overcome anxiety by learning to trust yourself. Explore the Gifts of Grief by strengthening your personal spiritual beliefs. Cultivate secure relationships, and tap into Abundance Mindset. Email me for more info.
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Hosted by Moksha Living
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LGPC, LGSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
Learn to overcome anxiety by learning to trust yourself. Explore the Gifts of Grief by strengthening your personal spiritual beliefs. Cultivate secure relationships, and tap into Abundance Mindset. Email me for more info.
(202) 915-2773 View (202) 915-2773
Women in Their 20s: Relationships
A therapy group for clients in their 20s who identify as women and want to strengthen their relationships and work on underlying issues. Focusing on relationships, sex, self esteem, body image, identity, sexual orientation, anxiety, career uncertainty, financial issues, family ...
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Hosted by Lisa Smith-Couples Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20009
A therapy group for clients in their 20s who identify as women and want to strengthen their relationships and work on underlying issues. Focusing on relationships, sex, self esteem, body image, identity, sexual orientation, anxiety, career uncertainty, financial issues, family ...
(202) 803-7244 View (202) 803-7244
Navigating Relationships
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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Hosted by Mari Clemson-Hines
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20009
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.
(415) 702-5649 View (415) 702-5649
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy Group
A weekly and ongoing psychotherapy group for established clients. The group emphasis is on bringing awareness and compassion to life transitions and relationships. These qualities of attention are cultivated both within the group dynamic and to life experiences outside the ...
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Hosted by Vicki Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20015
A weekly and ongoing psychotherapy group for established clients. The group emphasis is on bringing awareness and compassion to life transitions and relationships. These qualities of attention are cultivated both within the group dynamic and to life experiences outside the ...
(202) 949-6462 View (202) 949-6462
Group Therapy for Black Women
We do not heal in isolation. Many people are turning to group therapy to make sense of the global health pandemic, racial injustices, and violence against women. Each meeting, we’ll get together for 90 minutes to center ourselves before initiating ...
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Hosted by Chanda R Reynolds
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20003
We do not heal in isolation. Many people are turning to group therapy to make sense of the global health pandemic, racial injustices, and violence against women. Each meeting, we’ll get together for 90 minutes to center ourselves before initiating ...
(202) 519-5765 View (202) 519-5765
Money Problems Are Money Solutions
Group members will take part in a 3 month discussion and support group setting. The group will meet twice a month. Group members will receive two coaching sessions each month. 'It's our relationship with money, our interaction with it, where ...
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Hosted by Adapting2Change
BSSW, MSW, MAT, ICF, Nutriti
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20007
Group members will take part in a 3 month discussion and support group setting. The group will meet twice a month. Group members will receive two coaching sessions each month. 'It's our relationship with money, our interaction with it, where ...
(202) 568-8735 View (202) 568-8735
Understanding Self & Others
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Hosted by Dr. Emilie B Joseph
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20006
(202) 800-9645 View (202) 800-9645
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Group for Men
This process group for men meets with a focus on improving the member's interpersonal relationships in their lives, particularly with other men. Each member comes to group to work on specific interpersonal goals, and the leader will foster and support ...
Photo of David A. Heilman, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Hosted by David A. Heilman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
This process group for men meets with a focus on improving the member's interpersonal relationships in their lives, particularly with other men. Each member comes to group to work on specific interpersonal goals, and the leader will foster and support ...
(202) 831-7813 View (202) 831-7813
Supervision
I offer individual supervision to LGPCs in the DC area moving toward licensure and case consultation. My areas of expertise are trauma, relationships, LGBTQIA communitites, gender Queer communities, kink, ethical non-monogamy, and sex worker communities.
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Hosted by Asha Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20003
I offer individual supervision to LGPCs in the DC area moving toward licensure and case consultation. My areas of expertise are trauma, relationships, LGBTQIA communitites, gender Queer communities, kink, ethical non-monogamy, and sex worker communities.
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Group Therapy for Entrepreneurs
Urban Playology is VERY excited to announce our dope Group Therapy for Entrepreneurs program! The group's purpose is to give busy entrepreneurs the time they deserve to pause, breathe, & unearth real solutions to unique problems. We utilize a reflective ...
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Hosted by Xanthia Bianca Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20009
Urban Playology is VERY excited to announce our dope Group Therapy for Entrepreneurs program! The group's purpose is to give busy entrepreneurs the time they deserve to pause, breathe, & unearth real solutions to unique problems. We utilize a reflective ...
(240) 949-4168 View (240) 949-4168
Individual Therapy Group
The focus of the group is on the individuals within their relational contexts. The connection to self, friends, partners, and colleagues is the cornerstone of therapeutic inquiry.
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Hosted by Gloria Myers Beller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20007
The focus of the group is on the individuals within their relational contexts. The connection to self, friends, partners, and colleagues is the cornerstone of therapeutic inquiry.
(202) 559-0311 View (202) 559-0311
Young Adult (YA) Group
We are relaunching the YA group. This is an open group for people between the ages of 18 and 26. Designed to provide a safe space for YAs to explore their developmental stage and discuss life challenges in a supportive ...
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Hosted by Melea Johnson
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20016
We are relaunching the YA group. This is an open group for people between the ages of 18 and 26. Designed to provide a safe space for YAs to explore their developmental stage and discuss life challenges in a supportive ...
(202) 972-5674 View (202) 972-5674
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 ...
Photo of Emma Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
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
Acculturation group for young adults (under 40)
Are you or your parents originally from another culture or country? Do you struggle to mesh the values of your family’s native culture with the values of the dominant culture? This group will provide a safe, supportive space to discuss ...
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Hosted by Frances K Wu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20008
Are you or your parents originally from another culture or country? Do you struggle to mesh the values of your family’s native culture with the values of the dominant culture? This group will provide a safe, supportive space to discuss ...
(202) 816-7757 View (202) 816-7757
Reclaiming Our Lives
The Reclaiming Our Lives Group is a trauma-focused group which addresses life challenges that have may have caused you to be stuck in the past due to unresolved pain or trauma from childhood, past or current life problems. It is ...
Photo of Kim Harris Cobb, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Hosted by Kim Harris Cobb
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20006
The Reclaiming Our Lives Group is a trauma-focused group which addresses life challenges that have may have caused you to be stuck in the past due to unresolved pain or trauma from childhood, past or current life problems. It is ...
(202) 759-6236 View (202) 759-6236
Poly Discussion Group
Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Newcomers will be given a basic introduction into what polyamory is and what some of ...
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Hosted by The Pincus Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20009
Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Newcomers will be given a basic introduction into what polyamory is and what some of ...
(202) 499-2602 View (202) 499-2602

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Washington?

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.