Host: Dr. Mark Gilson, PhD, ABPP
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
"We specialize in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for emotional problems. Founded in 1985. "
(404) 800-1045
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Atlanta, GA 30324
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"We specialize in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for emotional problems. Founded in 1985. "
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Host: Mr. Steven Ward, CTP
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30315
"Being a man in the 21st century comes with unique challenges and stressors. While the ever-changing world shifts its ideas surrounding masculinity, our mission is to face the world head-on as a group. Our objective with our Men’s Mental Health ..."
(404) 390-4075
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Atlanta, GA 30315
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"Being a man in the 21st century comes with unique challenges and stressors. While the ever-changing world shifts its ideas surrounding masculinity, our mission is to face the world head-on as a group. Our objective with our Men’s Mental Health ..."
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Host: Jason Adkins, LCSW
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30328
"We are a group of dedicated mental health professionals that work with clients age 12 and up to overcome various life challenges and mental illnesses. Learn more about who we are and what we offer at OneLoveCounseling.com today. "
(678) 293-9316
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Atlanta, GA 30328
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"We are a group of dedicated mental health professionals that work with clients age 12 and up to overcome various life challenges and mental illnesses. Learn more about who we are and what we offer at OneLoveCounseling.com today. "
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Host: Mr. Lionel Smith, LCSW
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 882-5961
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Atlanta, GA 30326
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Host: Michael L Chafin, M, Div, Ed, LMFT
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30309
"This group focuses on "family of origin" life issues as they play out "live" between group members. "
(678) 466-7481
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Atlanta, GA 30309
"This group focuses on "family of origin" life issues as they play out "live" between group members. "
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Host: Dr. Nancy Cahir, PhD
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30305
"This group is a co-ed process group focused on learning more about ourselves and our relationships with others. The premise of the group process is that conflicts which occur in our lives will likely occur in the group. However, much ..."
(404) 812-0405
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Atlanta, GA 30305
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"This group is a co-ed process group focused on learning more about ourselves and our relationships with others. The premise of the group process is that conflicts which occur in our lives will likely occur in the group. However, much ..."
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Host: Ms. S Candee' Winfield, LPC, NCC, DCC, EAS-C
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30349
"This virtual Sister circle for Queens meets a need for every woman looking for a sisterhood that supports, mentors and provides a safe & confidential place to process feelings & situations. A Judgment Free Zone. It's here, a sister can ..."
(678) 253-4724
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Atlanta, GA 30349
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"This virtual Sister circle for Queens meets a need for every woman looking for a sisterhood that supports, mentors and provides a safe & confidential place to process feelings & situations. A Judgment Free Zone. It's here, a sister can ..."
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Host: Dr. Philip J Flores, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30328
"Time and time again, group members are stunned to realize that they have all their lives been doing things for reasons utterly different from those they conjectured were their motives. The group itself, when used effectively, is a vehicle for ..."
(404) 994-5313
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Atlanta, GA 30328
"Time and time again, group members are stunned to realize that they have all their lives been doing things for reasons utterly different from those they conjectured were their motives. The group itself, when used effectively, is a vehicle for ..."
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Host: Murray Dabby, LCSW
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30345
"Group Therapy is a supportive, caring and challenging environment for people seeking help with a variety of life issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, assertiveness, sexuality and assertiveness, emotional openness and honesty. People find group as offering a life transforming ..."
(404) 566-7474
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Atlanta, GA 30345
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"Group Therapy is a supportive, caring and challenging environment for people seeking help with a variety of life issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, assertiveness, sexuality and assertiveness, emotional openness and honesty. People find group as offering a life transforming ..."
Host: Dr. Jared DeFife, PhD
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30329
"Get out of your own head and get some support! As guys, there aren't too many places we can turn to when our relationships are struggling and our stresses are piling up. If you know you've been isolated, irritated, frustrated, ..."
(678) 394-3398
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30329
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"Get out of your own head and get some support! As guys, there aren't too many places we can turn to when our relationships are struggling and our stresses are piling up. If you know you've been isolated, irritated, frustrated, ..."
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Host: Dr. Diana Holberg Gordick, PhD, MS
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30345
"This multi-media group with a structured curriculum teaches a new coping skill each week and is designed to appeal to teens. Research on this curriculum demonstrations that it improves wellbeing, attention, concentration, emotional regulation, athletic performance, ability to achieve goals, ..."
(404) 609-1172
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Atlanta, GA 30345
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"This multi-media group with a structured curriculum teaches a new coping skill each week and is designed to appeal to teens. Research on this curriculum demonstrations that it improves wellbeing, attention, concentration, emotional regulation, athletic performance, ability to achieve goals, ..."
Host: Ms. Karen Faulk, LMFT, Approve, Supervi
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30309
"This is for individuals who want to deal with life issues which mainly constitute individual, relational and life experience issues in a safe environment. I run this group along with co-therapist Michael Chafin. "
(404) 620-6218
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Atlanta, GA 30309
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"This is for individuals who want to deal with life issues which mainly constitute individual, relational and life experience issues in a safe environment. I run this group along with co-therapist Michael Chafin. "
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Host: Mr. Gabriel Ty Kuecher, BA
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30315
"Being a man in the 21st century comes with unique challenges and stressors. While the ever-changing world shifts its ideas surrounding masculinity, our mission is to face the world head-on as a group. Our objective with our Men’s Mental Health ..."
(470) 243-8490
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30315
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"Being a man in the 21st century comes with unique challenges and stressors. While the ever-changing world shifts its ideas surrounding masculinity, our mission is to face the world head-on as a group. Our objective with our Men’s Mental Health ..."
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Host: Mr. Terence Wilkins, LPC, MAC, CPCS
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30354
(470) 722-2094
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30354
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Host: Ms. Ivye Owensby
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30315
"Our free virtual COVD-19 Support Group is a resource for those struggling with pandemic-related anxiety. Group members exchange support, coping strategies, and information. "
(470) 264-6929
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Atlanta, GA 30315
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"Our free virtual COVD-19 Support Group is a resource for those struggling with pandemic-related anxiety. Group members exchange support, coping strategies, and information. "
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Host: Mrs. Houston Stowell, LMSW, MPA
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
"DBT skills training groups are designed to help clients learn DBT skills in an educational supportive setting. The skills training groups are recommended for all clients who need to learn the DBT skills of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and ..."
(470) 276-8484
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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"DBT skills training groups are designed to help clients learn DBT skills in an educational supportive setting. The skills training groups are recommended for all clients who need to learn the DBT skills of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and ..."
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Host: Ms. Ivye Owensby
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30315
"The objective of the virtual COVID support group is to hold space for processing your unique experience of the global pandemic while building a sense of community. Our facilitators are present to moderate the conversation as you receive support from ..."
(470) 264-6929
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Atlanta, GA 30315
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"The objective of the virtual COVID support group is to hold space for processing your unique experience of the global pandemic while building a sense of community. Our facilitators are present to moderate the conversation as you receive support from ..."
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Host: Dr. Helen B Vantine, PhD
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30307
"Mindful Self Compassion is a group intervention to help you discover how to reduce self-criticism and better cope with life's challenges. This eight-week course will teach you how to respond to difficult thoughts and emotions with kindness and understanding. Mindful ..."
(678) 667-8187
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Atlanta, GA 30307
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"Mindful Self Compassion is a group intervention to help you discover how to reduce self-criticism and better cope with life's challenges. This eight-week course will teach you how to respond to difficult thoughts and emotions with kindness and understanding. Mindful ..."
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Host: Ms. Joyce Dillon, RN, MN, CNS
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30328
"The holidays can be daunting leaving us feeling sad, alone and empty .A life crisis or trauma can be a death of a loved one, chronic illness. divorce, loss of home or job and more... This group is for ..."
(404) 442-4793
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Atlanta, GA 30328
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"The holidays can be daunting leaving us feeling sad, alone and empty .A life crisis or trauma can be a death of a loved one, chronic illness. divorce, loss of home or job and more... This group is for ..."
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Host: Mrs. Houston Stowell, LMSW, MPA
Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
"Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT) is for clients who are over controlled, rigid, perfectionistic, and wanting to connect more deeply in relationships and life. This overcontrol can manifest as OCPD, anorexia, chronic depression, treatment resistant anxiety, isolation, and perfectionism. "
(470) 276-8484
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Atlanta, GA 30324
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"Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT) is for clients who are over controlled, rigid, perfectionistic, and wanting to connect more deeply in relationships and life. This overcontrol can manifest as OCPD, anorexia, chronic depression, treatment resistant anxiety, isolation, and perfectionism. "

Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Atlanta. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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.