Host: Melanie Taylor, LMFT, RYT-500
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was designed to help people learn how to understand and regulate their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. DBT is a skills-based, evidence-based treatment that emphasizes creating a life worth living and developing a sense of self-agency in ..."
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"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was designed to help people learn how to understand and regulate their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. DBT is a skills-based, evidence-based treatment that emphasizes creating a life worth living and developing a sense of self-agency in ..."
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Host: Ms. Kristine M. Dolce, MS
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
"This is a 6-week group, will last one hour and is limited to 10 attendees. This is a processing group. Psychoeducation surrounding grief and loss will be included. Cost is $25.00 per session. First session will take place on Saturday, ..."
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"This is a 6-week group, will last one hour and is limited to 10 attendees. This is a processing group. Psychoeducation surrounding grief and loss will be included. Cost is $25.00 per session. First session will take place on Saturday, ..."
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Host: Kathryn Nulf, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19106
"I offer periodic workshops on mindfulness, LGBTQ, yoga, anxiety, self-care, and depression (via Zoom right now). Please sign up for updates at www.therapyforwomencenter .com to receive info on upcoming events! "
(215) 709-6284
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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"I offer periodic workshops on mindfulness, LGBTQ, yoga, anxiety, self-care, and depression (via Zoom right now). Please sign up for updates at www.therapyforwomencenter .com to receive info on upcoming events! "
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Host: Ms. Patty Davis, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19119
"In this 6 week session, we will identify practical ways to help you get through this difficult time. Stress reduction techniques, ways to take care of yourself, and health/ wellness concerns in addition to the other concerns will be addressed.The ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19119
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"In this 6 week session, we will identify practical ways to help you get through this difficult time. Stress reduction techniques, ways to take care of yourself, and health/ wellness concerns in addition to the other concerns will be addressed.The ..."
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Host: Ms. Emma Twomey, LSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Our therapists provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals so that they can process painful memories and feelings in an objective non-judgmental atmosphere. The therapist provides objective support and aids individuals with finding ways of coping with stress, negative ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Our therapists provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals so that they can process painful memories and feelings in an objective non-judgmental atmosphere. The therapist provides objective support and aids individuals with finding ways of coping with stress, negative ..."
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Host: Ms. (Alex) Caroline S Robboy, CAS, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19130
"Anxiety and depression support group. "
(267) 888-4162
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Philadelphia, PA 19130
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"Anxiety and depression support group. "
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Host: Abigail Abbas, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19152
"We help you confront loss without becoming lost. Grief is a universal experience. Death and other loss of close associations such as family, friends, and/or pets, affects not only the person but everyone that person is connected to and not ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19152
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"We help you confront loss without becoming lost. Grief is a universal experience. Death and other loss of close associations such as family, friends, and/or pets, affects not only the person but everyone that person is connected to and not ..."
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Host: Mrs. Melisa O. Furman, LCSW, MA
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Therapy Support Group available for Teens age 13-18 years old dealing with low mood, lack of motivation and depression. If interested, please email me for start dates in the fall 2020! "
(484) 464-0296
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Therapy Support Group available for Teens age 13-18 years old dealing with low mood, lack of motivation and depression. If interested, please email me for start dates in the fall 2020! "
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Host: Jared Epler, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"Group therapy combined with weekly running groups/training. Want to use running as a tool to combat feelings of anxiety/depression? Want to finally run that first 5K? Come to our group where you will feel heard, supported, and coached to combat ..."
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"Group therapy combined with weekly running groups/training. Want to use running as a tool to combat feelings of anxiety/depression? Want to finally run that first 5K? Come to our group where you will feel heard, supported, and coached to combat ..."
Host: Ms. Kim Engstrom, MS
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Are you a highly sensitive person? Surrounded by a society where 80-85 % of the people are not Highly Sensitive, it's easy to buy into a cultural perspective that our gifts are weaknesses. In this mentorship you will: Understand the ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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"Are you a highly sensitive person? Surrounded by a society where 80-85 % of the people are not Highly Sensitive, it's easy to buy into a cultural perspective that our gifts are weaknesses. In this mentorship you will: Understand the ..."
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Host: Mrs. Valerie Anne Davis
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19151
"Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic l will be having this group on Zoom. Call me to let me know what days and times you will be available. I accept payments through cash app PayPal and Square. The topics for ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19151
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"Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic l will be having this group on Zoom. Call me to let me know what days and times you will be available. I accept payments through cash app PayPal and Square. The topics for ..."
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Host: Abigail Abbas, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19152
"We are social and spiritual creatures.We like to have friends, live in society and feel a part of something greater than ourselves. We define ourselves through our connections, even seeing ourselves as others see us which may create identity conflict ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19152
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"We are social and spiritual creatures.We like to have friends, live in society and feel a part of something greater than ourselves. We define ourselves through our connections, even seeing ourselves as others see us which may create identity conflict ..."
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Host: Mrs. Monica Mehalshick, LCSW-S
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"For adults who are looking to process and find support and learn healthy ways to cope and experience healing. ? Loss creates a sense of emotional response, resulting in an abrupt transition into feelings and thoughts that we may not ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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"For adults who are looking to process and find support and learn healthy ways to cope and experience healing. ? Loss creates a sense of emotional response, resulting in an abrupt transition into feelings and thoughts that we may not ..."
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Host: Mrs. Rachel Oresky, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19104
"For adult clients that are experiencing significant stressors that require more support than just individual therapy. The group provides peer support and helps build positive and healthy coping skills to effectively work through present issues. "
(267) 263-7273
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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"For adult clients that are experiencing significant stressors that require more support than just individual therapy. The group provides peer support and helps build positive and healthy coping skills to effectively work through present issues. "
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Host: Saad Haye, MSEd, CCTP
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19104
"Group is for international students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Group provides psychoeducation, introduce/practise coping skills and sense of community. "
(484) 416-8248
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
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"Group is for international students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Group provides psychoeducation, introduce/practise coping skills and sense of community. "
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Host: Sara Earl, MS, NCC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
"A somatic version of mindfulness, these ongoing open sessions consist of low, slow and intuitive moving meditation experiences to facilitate focus, awareness and self-care. A great to get into gear on before-work mornings. Contact Sara for more details and a ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19118
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"A somatic version of mindfulness, these ongoing open sessions consist of low, slow and intuitive moving meditation experiences to facilitate focus, awareness and self-care. A great to get into gear on before-work mornings. Contact Sara for more details and a ..."
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Host: Ms. Aparna Sagaram, LMFT
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19109
"Join us for a 8 week closed group where we talk about issues regarding social pressures, relationships/dating, single life, anxiety and depression. Email me for more information! "
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Philadelphia, PA 19109
"Join us for a 8 week closed group where we talk about issues regarding social pressures, relationships/dating, single life, anxiety and depression. Email me for more information! "
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Host: Ms. Aimee Wood, LCSW, CST
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19148
"This group is for moms at all stages of postpartum. If you have a 1 year, or even a 3 yr old, if you'd like to meet with other moms experiencing the ups and downs of transitioning to motherhood, this ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19148
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"This group is for moms at all stages of postpartum. If you have a 1 year, or even a 3 yr old, if you'd like to meet with other moms experiencing the ups and downs of transitioning to motherhood, this ..."
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Host: Ms. Nicole Russo, LPC, NCC, CAADC, CCTP
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
"This group aims to connect people who are struggling with loneliness and/or who are feeling a desire to connect in more deep and meaningful ways. You may benefit from the C&C group if: you have been feeling disconnected from others, ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19118
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"This group aims to connect people who are struggling with loneliness and/or who are feeling a desire to connect in more deep and meaningful ways. You may benefit from the C&C group if: you have been feeling disconnected from others, ..."
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Host: Megan Lederman, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19146
"Anxiety, Depression, and Life Stressors Support Group encourages you to return to a life that you care about. Mental health symptoms create challenges and cause barriers to fulfilling life goals. This group works to improve your moods through group collaboration. ..."
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Philadelphia, PA 19146
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"Anxiety, Depression, and Life Stressors Support Group encourages you to return to a life that you care about. Mental health symptoms create challenges and cause barriers to fulfilling life goals. This group works to improve your moods through group collaboration. ..."

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 Philadelphia. 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?
Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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.