Relationship Issues Support Groups in Washington, DC

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Interpersonal Growth Group for Individuals
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This individual psychotherapy group focuses on developing self awareness and self understanding. Getting feedback from the group therapists as well as the other group members on how we are experienced by others helps facilitate the development of one's relationship skills ..."
(202) 670-9937 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20007
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Personal Growth Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Group Therapy is a supportive and caring environment for people seeking help with a variety of life issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, assertiveness, sexuality, emotional openness and honesty. Group therapy is an environment where you can develop your capacity to ..."
(202) 681-5925 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
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Men of Color Psychotherapy Group
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
"Barbershops often serve as a place where men of color can get a haircut and have “talk therapy” at the same time. It might be easier to discuss personal matters in a barber’s chair than a therapist’s couch. However, if ..."
(202) 831-2252 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20059
Not accepting new clients
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Interpersonal Psychotherapy Group for Men
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
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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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Interpersonal Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20005
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8-Week Relationship Group for Singles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
"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 
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
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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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Interpersonal Development Therapy Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Individuals join groups to help improve their relationships with themselves and others. This specific group works by utilizing the group process to explore interpersonal interactions that happen with group members in the present moment. Group members challenge themselves within group ..."
(202) 836-6839 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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Men's Imago Therapy Group 6:30-8pm every tuesday
Psychologist, MDiv, PhD
Verified
"The Imago Men's Group (Now Online) is an experience that helps you to improve yourself and your relationships. This group is for you if: You are going through a life transition: divorce, marriage, empty nest, loss. You want more enthusiasm ..."
(202) 836-6168 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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Manhood and Brotherhood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
(202) 618-4448 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20059
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Womens Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"This group is co-led with Susan Berlin, LCSW. The focus is on self-esteem, relationships, and anxiety and depression related issues. "
(774) 221-6105 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20015
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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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Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20015
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Psychotherapy Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Verified
"People join a therapy group to learn about themselves, and through this process, improve their relationships. This group and the one described below, focus on the relationships that develop between you and the other members of the group, and between ..."
(202) 656-5989 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20037
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Individual Therapy Groups
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20007
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Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"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. "
(571) 200-3579 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20003
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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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Gay Men's Support Group
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
"Explore Personal Stress, Anxiety, Loneliness, Emptiness, and Isolation Deepen Self-Awareness Develop Skills for Healthy Relationships This group will enable members to explore personal issues and to deepen their self-awareness of the manner in which they interact with others. A structured ..."
(202) 760-4310 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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LGBT Psychotherapy Support Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
(202) 729-9130 
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009


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Relationship Issues Support Groups
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a Washington relationship support group, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in Washington.

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.