Host: Linda Leedy Schneider, LMSW, MSW, ACSW
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 414-0932
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Host: Kalamazoo Empowerment Services Plc, LMSW, LLMSW, CAADC, ADS
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
"We are teaming up with Beadventure, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, to help promote better self-esteem through art therapy. This group is for middle school girls and will meet Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 for 6 weeks starting ..."
(269) 241-9226
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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"We are teaming up with Beadventure, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, to help promote better self-esteem through art therapy. This group is for middle school girls and will meet Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 for 6 weeks starting ..."
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Host: Mrs. Lisa Schoettle Therapist, MA, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Bad Axe, MI 48413
"A Psycho-Educational Grief Support Group for family and friends left behind after a suicide. This is a no cost/open group. Please contact me for more information. "
(989) 315-8401
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Bad Axe, MI 48413
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"A Psycho-Educational Grief Support Group for family and friends left behind after a suicide. This is a no cost/open group. Please contact me for more information. "
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Host: Ms. Sydney Reiter, LMSW, ACSW, BCD
Group meets in:
Birmingham, MI 48009
"This therapy group, with up to 8 members, is an adjunct to their individual psychotherapy with me, and has two 12 hour extended sessions each year with one overnight experience at a Retreat Center. I have been providing group therapy ..."
(248) 646-5880
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Group meets in:
Birmingham, MI 48009
"This therapy group, with up to 8 members, is an adjunct to their individual psychotherapy with me, and has two 12 hour extended sessions each year with one overnight experience at a Retreat Center. I have been providing group therapy ..."
Host: Mrs. Sara Marie Rice, LLPC, LPC
Group meets in:
Wyoming, MI 49519
"The day for the group will be Tuesdays (1st and 3rd) from 6-7 pm and can either be a drop in cash payment of $5.00 or we might be able to bill your insurance if you have a policy that ..."
(616) 369-8594
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Wyoming, MI 49519
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"The day for the group will be Tuesdays (1st and 3rd) from 6-7 pm and can either be a drop in cash payment of $5.00 or we might be able to bill your insurance if you have a policy that ..."
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Host: Savanna Wright, LCSW
Group meets in:
Grandville, MI 49418
"CLOSED - I will offer another group that specializes in helping female teens prepare for adulthood. This group will incorporate basic life/social skills and well as mental health skills such as coping skills, communication, and knowledge of resources. Life skills ..."
(616) 303-3182
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Grandville, MI 49418
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"CLOSED - I will offer another group that specializes in helping female teens prepare for adulthood. This group will incorporate basic life/social skills and well as mental health skills such as coping skills, communication, and knowledge of resources. Life skills ..."
Photo of Erin Krajcik PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Erin Krajcik, LMSW, CAADC
Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
"Learn and practice skills proven to decrease stress and anxiety, and improve self-esteem and mood. Skills include mindfulness, breathing techniques, and mindful movement. COPE (Create your Own Peace Everyday) group is a great place to learn and establish a practice ..."
(734) 256-5618
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Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
"Learn and practice skills proven to decrease stress and anxiety, and improve self-esteem and mood. Skills include mindfulness, breathing techniques, and mindful movement. COPE (Create your Own Peace Everyday) group is a great place to learn and establish a practice ..."
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Host: Stephanie Graves, LMSW, QMHP
Group meets in:
Detroit, MI 48234
"Social Service agency providing counseling/therapy to adults and adolescents. "
(586) 238-3588
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Detroit, MI 48234
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"Social Service agency providing counseling/therapy to adults and adolescents. "
Photo of Decisions Counseling and Consulting Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Helena Kelly, MA, LMSW
Group meets in:
Clinton Township, MI 48038
"Due to COVD-19 face to face groups have been suspended. If you are interested I will hold telehealth meetings for the group. Please contact me to schedule your intake. This group is designed to offer members support in developing a ..."
(586) 800-0849
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Clinton Township, MI 48038
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"Due to COVD-19 face to face groups have been suspended. If you are interested I will hold telehealth meetings for the group. Please contact me to schedule your intake. This group is designed to offer members support in developing a ..."
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Host: Mrs. Elyse Danielson, LMSW
Group meets in:
Dexter, MI 48130
(989) 264-1857
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Group meets in:
Dexter, MI 48130
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Host: Dr. Sydney Walsh, PhD, LP
Group meets in:
Birmingham, MI 48009
"DBT was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to help individuals who struggle with regulating their emotions and controlling impulses. It combines cognitive behavioral techniques such as examining and challenging problematic thoughts with concepts from eastern philosophy including mindfulness and ..."
(248) 558-2242
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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"DBT was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to help individuals who struggle with regulating their emotions and controlling impulses. It combines cognitive behavioral techniques such as examining and challenging problematic thoughts with concepts from eastern philosophy including mindfulness and ..."
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Host: Brittany Lutren, LMSW
Group meets in:
Birmingham, MI 48009
"A transformative healing experience that includes yoga, meditation, therapy techniques, grounding exercises, and sharing. Providing you new self-regulation strategies to help with anxiety and homework to build on each session. An opportunity to feel welcomed, heard, listened and safe. Group ..."
(248) 927-2935
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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"A transformative healing experience that includes yoga, meditation, therapy techniques, grounding exercises, and sharing. Providing you new self-regulation strategies to help with anxiety and homework to build on each session. An opportunity to feel welcomed, heard, listened and safe. Group ..."
Photo of Bainbridge Center for Growth & Development, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Ms. Wendy Dittrich Croll, MA, LPC, LLC
Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
"Friday, Sept. 24th @ 7:30 pm: FREE COMMUNITY CLASSES: Relax … Restore … Rejuvenate ...In these specialized yoga classes at Bainbridge Center, attendees will explore yoga poses which incorporate linking breath with movement in a focused sequence of seated, standing, ..."
(734) 212-8784
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Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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"Friday, Sept. 24th @ 7:30 pm: FREE COMMUNITY CLASSES: Relax … Restore … Rejuvenate ...In these specialized yoga classes at Bainbridge Center, attendees will explore yoga poses which incorporate linking breath with movement in a focused sequence of seated, standing, ..."
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Host: Ms. Jamie Phillips, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Waterford, MI 48329
"Our group combines healing creations and therapy to process our feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and grief. Please feel free to send me an email/call to register for this group if you feel like you may be a good fit. ..."
(248) 814-2030
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Group meets in:
Waterford, MI 48329
"Our group combines healing creations and therapy to process our feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and grief. Please feel free to send me an email/call to register for this group if you feel like you may be a good fit. ..."
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Host: Dr. Stephanie P Williams, PhD, LP, Owner
Group meets in:
Royal Oak, MI 48067
"We see a wide variety of clients (adolescents to seniors) and are very aware of social justice and equality for all people - we are also LGBTQIA affirming. We accept clients in meeting them where they are in life and ..."
(248) 504-4990
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Group meets in:
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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"We see a wide variety of clients (adolescents to seniors) and are very aware of social justice and equality for all people - we are also LGBTQIA affirming. We accept clients in meeting them where they are in life and ..."
Photo of Angela Maritim-Brooks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mrs. Angela Maritim-Brooks, LMSW
Group meets in:
Roseville, MI 48066
"H.O.P.E. is a 6 week group for individual struggling with depressive symptoms and are unable to come out victoriously. H.O.P.E. will equip individuals with positive ways to change their mindsets by being honest about their life, situations, and begin to ..."
(586) 239-0281
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Group meets in:
Roseville, MI 48066
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"H.O.P.E. is a 6 week group for individual struggling with depressive symptoms and are unable to come out victoriously. H.O.P.E. will equip individuals with positive ways to change their mindsets by being honest about their life, situations, and begin to ..."
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Host: Macomb Therapy Group, LMSW, LPC, LLP, PA-C
Group meets in:
Clinton Township, MI 48038
"Macomb Therapy Group specializes in individual and family mental health counseling. Our clinician's incorporate multiple therapeutic techniques into their counseling services, including: EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Humanistic Therapies, Meditation and Mindfulness, just to name a few. Macomb Therapy Group services ..."
(586) 221-4187
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Group meets in:
Clinton Township, MI 48038
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"Macomb Therapy Group specializes in individual and family mental health counseling. Our clinician's incorporate multiple therapeutic techniques into their counseling services, including: EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Humanistic Therapies, Meditation and Mindfulness, just to name a few. Macomb Therapy Group services ..."
Photo of Sekai K Ward, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Sekai K Ward, MFA, LMSW
Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
"WRITING TO HEAL Writing to Heal is a six-week, 90 minute therapeutic writing group for those living with anxiety and depression. Creative writing is a self-reflective tool. Research indicates it has healing powers that can improve overall well-being. Creative writing ..."
(734) 838-4385
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Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
"WRITING TO HEAL Writing to Heal is a six-week, 90 minute therapeutic writing group for those living with anxiety and depression. Creative writing is a self-reflective tool. Research indicates it has healing powers that can improve overall well-being. Creative writing ..."
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Host: Ms. Lori Little, MA, LLP
Group meets in:
Keego Harbor, MI 48320
"We focus on techniques that address the origins of anxiety, depression, and trauma. These emotional states are not just thoughts that we think, but physical experiences felt in the body; tightness in the chest, trembling, pit in the stomach, etc. ..."
(248) 413-8131
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Group meets in:
Keego Harbor, MI 48320
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"We focus on techniques that address the origins of anxiety, depression, and trauma. These emotional states are not just thoughts that we think, but physical experiences felt in the body; tightness in the chest, trembling, pit in the stomach, etc. ..."
Photo of Siedah Spencer-Ardis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mrs. Siedah Spencer-Ardis, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Birmingham, MI 48009
"Though the name may seem different this group therapy is created for women to help empower, renew, heal, restore motivate and come together in order to share and fellowship with other women. "
(248) 430-4725
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Birmingham, MI 48009
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"Though the name may seem different this group therapy is created for women to help empower, renew, heal, restore motivate and come together in order to share and fellowship with other women. "

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 Michigan. 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?
Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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.