Host: Laura Stevens, LICSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"THIS GROUP IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE - This is a short-term, 8 week skills-based that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with chair yoga and mindfulness-based practices to help improve mood and increase one's sense of well-being. CBT and yoga have ..."
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"THIS GROUP IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE - This is a short-term, 8 week skills-based that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with chair yoga and mindfulness-based practices to help improve mood and increase one's sense of well-being. CBT and yoga have ..."
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Host: Ms. Lakisha R. Austin, LICSW, MBA, MSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02136
"This group has been designed by women for women. During group sessions, we will address various stressors and daily challenges specific to women. Participants will learn how to tap into their feminine energy to overcome life challenges by developing healthy ..."
(617) 936-7821
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"This group has been designed by women for women. During group sessions, we will address various stressors and daily challenges specific to women. Participants will learn how to tap into their feminine energy to overcome life challenges by developing healthy ..."
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Host: Jeff Butts, ABD, LICSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
"This Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skill group is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavioral therapy for younger teens who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Our approach has helped teenagers and young adults who struggle with any ..."
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"This Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skill group is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavioral therapy for younger teens who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Our approach has helped teenagers and young adults who struggle with any ..."
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Host: Ms. Miaisha Murrell, MA
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02199
"A telehealth mental health group to help young adults from age 16-20 gain DBT skills to help manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression, or trauma. This group starts in January 2022 and will last for 12 weeks. "
(978) 321-6524
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"A telehealth mental health group to help young adults from age 16-20 gain DBT skills to help manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression, or trauma. This group starts in January 2022 and will last for 12 weeks. "
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Host: Ms. Kaitlin Elizabeth Kertesz, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02114
"Tuesday, February 15th: Join us for a nourishing 8-week series and discover practical, concrete Mindfulness & CBT skills for reducing stress and anxiety, while promoting overall whole-body wellness. Throughout the 8-weeks, you will: 1) Develop skills for responding calmly to ..."
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"Tuesday, February 15th: Join us for a nourishing 8-week series and discover practical, concrete Mindfulness & CBT skills for reducing stress and anxiety, while promoting overall whole-body wellness. Throughout the 8-weeks, you will: 1) Develop skills for responding calmly to ..."
Host: Mr. Howie Schnairsohn Group-Therapist, LICSW , MSW, MS, CGP
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
"CO-LED by Ann Keren Neeman-Kantor, PsyD. This is a mixed gender group of young adults who draw upon each other's struggles, insights, and strengths to navigate transitions, explore relationships, and increase self-esteem. As witnessed in the timeless coming-of-age movie 'Breakfast ..."
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"CO-LED by Ann Keren Neeman-Kantor, PsyD. This is a mixed gender group of young adults who draw upon each other's struggles, insights, and strengths to navigate transitions, explore relationships, and increase self-esteem. As witnessed in the timeless coming-of-age movie 'Breakfast ..."
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Host: Dr. Vanessa Rojas, MSW, MPhil, PhD, LICSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"This is an 8 session group for men who would like to understand the negatives consequences of their sexual behavior and how childhood and family dynamics can contribute to their development. How to establish boundaries and prevent relapse along with ..."
(214) 972-2520
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"This is an 8 session group for men who would like to understand the negatives consequences of their sexual behavior and how childhood and family dynamics can contribute to their development. How to establish boundaries and prevent relapse along with ..."
Host: Dr. Steve Rothenberg, PsyD
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"For one reason or another, sometimes college does not work out well at first. It could be due to depression, difficulty with social skills or self-management problems. This group provides students the opportunity to examine and understand what the difficulty ..."
(617) 925-7092
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"For one reason or another, sometimes college does not work out well at first. It could be due to depression, difficulty with social skills or self-management problems. This group provides students the opportunity to examine and understand what the difficulty ..."
Host: Mr. Howie Schnairsohn Group-Therapist, LICSW , MSW, MS, CGP
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
"A misconception of far too many young adults is that one should be sailing seamlessly into adulthood.  The standards they set for themselves are informed (TV, Social media), by what it looks like everyone else has:  Budding career, sculptured body, relationship bliss, ..."
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"A misconception of far too many young adults is that one should be sailing seamlessly into adulthood.  The standards they set for themselves are informed (TV, Social media), by what it looks like everyone else has:  Budding career, sculptured body, relationship bliss, ..."
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Host: Ms. Kaitlin Elizabeth Kertesz, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02114
"Tuesday, December 14th: Identify foods that soothe your nerves, and the ones that make them spike. Explore the relationship between the gut and the brain, and how the foods we eat might be your missing link to a calm state ..."
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"Tuesday, December 14th: Identify foods that soothe your nerves, and the ones that make them spike. Explore the relationship between the gut and the brain, and how the foods we eat might be your missing link to a calm state ..."
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Host: Jeff Butts, ABD, LICSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
"DBT Group for Teen 14-17 This Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skill group is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavioral therapy for older teens and young adults who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Our approach has helped ..."
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"DBT Group for Teen 14-17 This Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skill group is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavioral therapy for older teens and young adults who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Our approach has helped ..."
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Host: Ms. Monica Gil, MS, LMHC
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02109
"Los Sabados ofrecemos grupos de apoyo para Depresion y Duelo en Espanol. Se brinda ayuda financiera. "
(857) 399-0071
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"Los Sabados ofrecemos grupos de apoyo para Depresion y Duelo en Espanol. Se brinda ayuda financiera. "
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Host: Woomendy Jean, MA
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02199
"A telehealth mental health group for teens to process difficult emotions and learn new tools to become their true selves. This group starts in January 2022, and will last for 8 weeks. High school ages (14-19) are welcome to join. "
(978) 233-4421
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Boston, MA 02199
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"A telehealth mental health group for teens to process difficult emotions and learn new tools to become their true selves. This group starts in January 2022, and will last for 8 weeks. High school ages (14-19) are welcome to join. "
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Host: Karin Lewis, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"Our bi-monthly support group provides a safe space to talk about your challenges, fears, and triumphs....and to take your life back. This event will be held at the Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center (399 Boylston St. Boston, MA) the 1st ..."
(857) 702-1918
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Boston, MA 02116
"Our bi-monthly support group provides a safe space to talk about your challenges, fears, and triumphs....and to take your life back. This event will be held at the Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center (399 Boylston St. Boston, MA) the 1st ..."
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Host: Will Dempsey, LICSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02113
"This group will teach you Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills in order to learn how to better cope with your symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. You will learn about why you have these feelings and how to better cope with them ..."
(857) 877-3999
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Boston, MA 02113
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"This group will teach you Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills in order to learn how to better cope with your symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. You will learn about why you have these feelings and how to better cope with them ..."
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Host: Kristina Marik
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02134
"Do you feel overwhelmed by parenting stress? Do you find it difficult to find time to care for yourself? Come learn strategies for managing parenting stress. This group will be held via Zoom. Sessions will begin on Thursday, May 20, ..."
(617) 829-9567
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"Do you feel overwhelmed by parenting stress? Do you find it difficult to find time to care for yourself? Come learn strategies for managing parenting stress. This group will be held via Zoom. Sessions will begin on Thursday, May 20, ..."

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 Boston. 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?
Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston 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.