Host: Dr. Jean S Gearon, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20037
"This group focuses on how to build trust and develop healthy relationship with others. "
(202) 800-1240
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20037
"This group focuses on how to build trust and develop healthy relationship with others. "
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Host: Dr. Marie Land, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"I have two women's groups at 6pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. "
(202) 899-8154
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"I have two women's groups at 6pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. "
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Host: Mr. Curt Canada, BSSW, MSW, MAT, ICF, Nutriti
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
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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 ..."
Host: Mrs. Lisa M Brown, MS, LPC
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"A 12-session group for women overcoming childhood sexual abuse. Focus on safety, support, voice & new vision "
(443) 352-0952
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"A 12-session group for women overcoming childhood sexual abuse. Focus on safety, support, voice & new vision "
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Host: Sophia Carlton, LICSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20017
"Washington Health Institute (WHI) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving community health through holistic care, education and research. WHI is pleased to offer psychotherapy services for people experiencing depression, anxiety, COVID-19 related stress, difficulty coping with chronic health conditions, ..."
(202) 519-4410
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20017
"Washington Health Institute (WHI) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving community health through holistic care, education and research. WHI is pleased to offer psychotherapy services for people experiencing depression, anxiety, COVID-19 related stress, difficulty coping with chronic health conditions, ..."
Photo of Robert G Hartford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Robert G Hartford, LICSW, LCSW, CSW, LSCP, EFT
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"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
"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. "
Photo of Alicia J. George, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Alicia J. George, MSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"Learn tips and tools for finding and keeping love in an 8-week group for singles of all ages. Structured like a workshop, the group includes informative presentations from the perspective of Imago Relationship Therapy, written exercises, opportunities to practice new ..."
(202) 328-9055
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"Learn tips and tools for finding and keeping love in an 8-week group for singles of all ages. Structured like a workshop, the group includes informative presentations from the perspective of Imago Relationship Therapy, written exercises, opportunities to practice new ..."
Photo of Allen Pittinger-Dunham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Allen Pittinger-Dunham, MSW, LICSW, CAC-II, MAC
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 360-4359
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20024
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Host: Ms. Heather Cain, LPC, LCPC, LGPC
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20005
"I provide clinical supervision to provisionally licensed DC LGPC's, needing to gain supervision hours. I provide supervision in both group and individual formats. "
(202) 902-9961
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20005
"I provide clinical supervision to provisionally licensed DC LGPC's, needing to gain supervision hours. I provide supervision in both group and individual formats. "
Photo of Azubike Aliche, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Dr. Azubike Aliche, DSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
"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
"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 ..."
Photo of Robin Truitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Robin Truitt, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"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
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"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 ..."
Photo of Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Gregory Michael Jones, PsyD, Sex, Therapi
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"A weekly process oriented non 12-step based psychotherapy group that focuses initially on harm reduction with clients and all members identifying within the LGBTQ community and are motivated to change their relationship with the addictive drug/alcohol/behavior of choice. "
(202) 759-6364
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"A weekly process oriented non 12-step based psychotherapy group that focuses initially on harm reduction with clients and all members identifying within the LGBTQ community and are motivated to change their relationship with the addictive drug/alcohol/behavior of choice. "
Photo of Cap.Hill Consortium Counseling & Consultation LLC, Treatment Center
Host: Dr. Barbara J Brown, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20003
"Starting June 2, 2020: Open to all health care professionals — Nurses, PAs, Doctors, EMTs, Aides, and all Others involved in caring for patients impacted by COVID-19 in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Opportunity to receive and provide support, attentive listening ..."
(202) 873-2860
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20003
"Starting June 2, 2020: Open to all health care professionals — Nurses, PAs, Doctors, EMTs, Aides, and all Others involved in caring for patients impacted by COVID-19 in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Opportunity to receive and provide support, attentive listening ..."
Host: Dr. Nicholas Kirsch, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"Ongoing coed psychotherapy groups (Tues 7:45-9am; Weds 5:45-7pm; Thurs 12-1:15pm) where participants process all areas of relationships and their functioning in groups. The dialogue and process is supportive, intimate and intense and members learn how to better relate, assert themselves, ..."
(301) 288-1855
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"Ongoing coed psychotherapy groups (Tues 7:45-9am; Weds 5:45-7pm; Thurs 12-1:15pm) where participants process all areas of relationships and their functioning in groups. The dialogue and process is supportive, intimate and intense and members learn how to better relate, assert themselves, ..."
Host: Mr. Bar Lehmann, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, BCN
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
"This is a group to address various anxiety, ADHD/ADD, social, interpersonal, relational and other challenges through a mindfulness based approach. Many challenges can be greatly diminished if we are to approach them in a calm, focused manner which allows our ..."
(833) 944-0692
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
"This is a group to address various anxiety, ADHD/ADD, social, interpersonal, relational and other challenges through a mindfulness based approach. Many challenges can be greatly diminished if we are to approach them in a calm, focused manner which allows our ..."
Photo of Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Johanna S Kaplan, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20003
"A 15 week treatment group that focuses on clinical issues of pre and postpartum depression and anxiety. Babies are welcome, along with parents. "
(202) 751-3595
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20003
"A 15 week treatment group that focuses on clinical issues of pre and postpartum depression and anxiety. Babies are welcome, along with parents. "
Photo of Catherine Grothus, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Catherine Grothus, LPC, CAC-I
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"In the current social and political climate, society's awareness of women's struggles is rising. While these struggles are not new, safe and supportive spaces to explore with other women are needed more than ever. These groups provide just that: an ..."
(202) 932-6588
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"In the current social and political climate, society's awareness of women's struggles is rising. While these struggles are not new, safe and supportive spaces to explore with other women are needed more than ever. These groups provide just that: an ..."
Photo of Anxiety and Depression Therapy Services, Psychiatrist
Host: Larry Drell, MD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"The group focuses on learning to understand yourself better and how you interact with others. The goal is to teach skills in how to increase your ability to have a close and loving relationship with another person and yourself. "
(202) 559-4811
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"The group focuses on learning to understand yourself better and how you interact with others. The goal is to teach skills in how to increase your ability to have a close and loving relationship with another person and yourself. "
Photo of David Pellegrini, Psychologist
Host: Dr. David Pellegrini, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20007
"All groups are ongoing, insight- and change-oriented therapeutic experiences for men and women, with a focus on ways of relating and its impact on current life issues. Tools are provided for handling depression, anxiety, stress, work and career challenges, and ..."
(202) 559-4841
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20007
"All groups are ongoing, insight- and change-oriented therapeutic experiences for men and women, with a focus on ways of relating and its impact on current life issues. Tools are provided for handling depression, anxiety, stress, work and career challenges, and ..."
Photo of Mindy Jacobs, PhD, ABPP,PC, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Mindy Jacobs, PhD, ABPP, LCSW, BCD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"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
"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. "
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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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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.