Support Groups in Washington, DC

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General Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHC
Verified
"Group therapy brings together several people with similar conditions under the guidance of a trained mental health provider. Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Regularly talking ..."
(202) 601-3890 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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Young Adult Anxiety Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Psychoeducational and process group for men and women in their mid-to-late 20s dealing with anxiety. Limit of eight people. Groups fill up fast so call or email to reserve your spot. "
(202) 335-1958 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
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Women in Their 20s: Relationships
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CST
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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Early Loss Adult Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
"Psychotherapy group focused on adults who have experienced early loss -- primarily of a parent -- but could be a sibling -- either in childhood, adolescence or 20's. Please note: this group is not intended for those whose loss is ..."
(202) 688-2376 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20003
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Interpersonal Therapy Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"A colleague and I offer a long-term psychotherapy group. This group offers a safe space to share your experience with others and to try out being more honest and authentic about your thoughts, feelings, and reactions to others. This experience ..."
(202) 999-3362 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20006
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Virtual Coed Anger Management Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
"The Power Counseling PLLC will offer 12-week virtual group therapy for anger management, beginning on Thursday October 1st, 2020. Zoom Video conference will be used. This coeducational group will draw participants from Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey where ..."
(856) 282-2075 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
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Harmony and Balance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
"I'd like to invite you to join me and other participants as we create together a laboratory of a short term 9-week group for men and women interested in finding harmony and balance within and without. During these 9 weeks ..."
(301) 852-7515 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
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Co-Ed Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Tuesday Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC, CGP
Verified
"Please reach out for a consultation. This group is invite only. "
(202) 759-7441 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20005
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General Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
"With up to 8 people in group, the goal is to be in the moment with other group members and to give and recieve feedback. Often it is difficult to notice our impact on others and group offers a clearer ..."
(202) 760-4375 
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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Adult ADHD Coaching Group
Psychologist, LICSW
Verified
"Coaching group to foster positive and significant changes in ADHD behavior patterns at work, at home, and in relationships. "
(202) 232-3766 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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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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Men's Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, MA, LPC
Verified
"Men can learn from one-another if they have a similar experience. Unfortunately, there are moments when our life experiences are not so common, and sometimes men in our circle cannot relate to our struggles. So we are left to deal ..."
(703) 935-8996 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20007
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Adult Children of Alcoholics
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
"This is an open group which meets Thursday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Those of us that grew up in alcoholic or substance abusing homes often received a skewed vision of what it means to take care of ..."
(202) 760-2897 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20007
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Women's Self-Esteem Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"We have 2 groups - one for women in their 20's-30's, another for women in their 40's-50's who have not realized their worth and therefore have not reached their highest potential. Generally family of origin issues have contributed to areas ..."
(202) 559-1153 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20003
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PATH Psychological Assessment &Therapeutic Healing
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D
Verified
(202) 980-2899 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20003
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Mindfulness & The Body
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LGSW
Verified
"With curiosity and lightheartedness, this low-vulnerability twelve-week virtual Mindfulness & The Body group will provide knowledge from the field of neuroscience and cover topics of skill related to emotional regulation including: nervous system arousal, grounding, boundaries, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. ..."
(202) 979-9841 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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Modern Analytic Group Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA
Verified
"General Psychotherapy Group for Adults. The power of group psychotherapy as a transformative experience is truly miraculous. Same time each week. Same people. Same leader who is committed to your individual growth as it flourishes in a new healthier family. ..."
(202) 656-9995 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
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Adult DBT Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment approach that has shown to be effective in reducing suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, psychiatric hospitalizations, substance use, eating disorders, impulsivity, and emotional dysregulation. This group will focus on teaching the following skills: Mindfulness, ..."
(301) 637-8447 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20006
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Mindfulness Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Who is this workshop for? This workshop is designed for those interested in learning about mindfulness and how to apply this practice to their day to day. Where do we meet? We will meet virtually over a secure network platform. ..."
(615) 903-8064 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20005
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Somatic Experiencing Group for Trauma Survivors
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP
Verified
"A psychotherapy group for survivors of trauma. In a safe environment, we gather to discuss how their trauma experience affects their present life. Through mindfulness/body awareness, members learn how to identify the neuro-biological impact of trauma and how to address ..."
(202) 499-6292 
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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?
Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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.