Host: Ms. Emily Sasser Bray, LMSW
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78728
"The Preschool Education Support Group is a facilitated support group for up to 10 preschool educators targeting anxiety and depression symptoms and stress management. The 90 minute group includes guided activities, discussion and resource referrals. If you are interested in ..."
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"The Preschool Education Support Group is a facilitated support group for up to 10 preschool educators targeting anxiety and depression symptoms and stress management. The 90 minute group includes guided activities, discussion and resource referrals. If you are interested in ..."
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Host: Dr. Laura Ebady, PsyD, CGP
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78751
"Are you interested in finding more effective ways of relating to others and creating more fulfilling connections in your life? Group provides a unique opportunity to gain support and feedback on your concerns. In a confidential setting, a small group ..."
(512) 879-3810
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"Are you interested in finding more effective ways of relating to others and creating more fulfilling connections in your life? Group provides a unique opportunity to gain support and feedback on your concerns. In a confidential setting, a small group ..."
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Host: Dr. Anna Elisabeth Middleton, PhD
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
"Additionally, I offer Telehealth Therapy to clients who reside in the states of Texas and Florida via Simple Practice. Please, feel free to contact me for more information or to schedule an appointment. Once scheduled, you will be given a ..."
(512) 337-3607
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"Additionally, I offer Telehealth Therapy to clients who reside in the states of Texas and Florida via Simple Practice. Please, feel free to contact me for more information or to schedule an appointment. Once scheduled, you will be given a ..."
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Host: Ms. Kristen Wicke, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
"The transition to adulthood is a time of intense change dealing with many demands including school, dating, friendships, and employment. Gaining more independence can be both exciting and daunting. This group offers the opportunity to talk through personal experiences with ..."
(512) 361-4644
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"The transition to adulthood is a time of intense change dealing with many demands including school, dating, friendships, and employment. Gaining more independence can be both exciting and daunting. This group offers the opportunity to talk through personal experiences with ..."
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Host: Cassia Santa Helena, LCSW
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78731
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(512) 675-6675
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Host: Mr. Andrew M Miller, LCSW
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78704
"This group is for men in all stages if recovery. The group is forming. If interested you must call to reserve a spot. FOCUS: grief, addiction, divorce, depression, trauma, spiritual direction, infidelity, gambling, pornography, video game addiction. "
(512) 399-1284
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Austin, TX 78704
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"This group is for men in all stages if recovery. The group is forming. If interested you must call to reserve a spot. FOCUS: grief, addiction, divorce, depression, trauma, spiritual direction, infidelity, gambling, pornography, video game addiction. "
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Host: Ms. Emily D. Harrington-Cheney, MA
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
"This is an online adult interpersonal process group that encourages members to share and explore their own feelings and reactions to one another, especially the irrational ones. Co-led by Steve Cheney, LPC. "
(512) 842-4896
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Austin, TX 78745
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"This is an online adult interpersonal process group that encourages members to share and explore their own feelings and reactions to one another, especially the irrational ones. Co-led by Steve Cheney, LPC. "
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Host: Marcia Louise Sherrod, LCSW
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
"The group is an 8 week Mindfulness Skills Development (MSD) group developed by Cyndi Collen, LCSW offering evidenced-based practices to help cultivate mindful awareness and learn how the brain, gut, and nervous system interact with each other in ways that ..."
(512) 598-5816
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Austin, TX 78745
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"The group is an 8 week Mindfulness Skills Development (MSD) group developed by Cyndi Collen, LCSW offering evidenced-based practices to help cultivate mindful awareness and learn how the brain, gut, and nervous system interact with each other in ways that ..."
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Host: Ms. Tammy Brown, LCSW-S, CGP
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78747
"This adult process group is for any adult wanting to have more meaningful relationships, experience personal growth, and learn how to better communicate their needs and feelings. We are currently meeting by Zoom. "
(512) 368-7305
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Austin, TX 78747
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"This adult process group is for any adult wanting to have more meaningful relationships, experience personal growth, and learn how to better communicate their needs and feelings. We are currently meeting by Zoom. "
Host: Amy Serafin, MA
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
"Group counseling offers clients a chance to process their thoughts and feelings with peers while developing deeper connections and self-awareness. This is a long-term process group with a minimum 4 month commitment. Membership is "open" meaning clients can quit when ..."
(512) 572-5092
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Austin, TX 78746
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"Group counseling offers clients a chance to process their thoughts and feelings with peers while developing deeper connections and self-awareness. This is a long-term process group with a minimum 4 month commitment. Membership is "open" meaning clients can quit when ..."
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Host: Liz Crain Lpc Associate Supervised By Gaea Logan Lpc-S, MEd
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
"This process group is for female identifying adults in their 20’s-30’s who grew up around others struggling with alcoholism and/or addiction. This group is not 12-step, rather a place to find commonality and support. We will share feelings and experiences ..."
(737) 210-4877
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Austin, TX 78746
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"This process group is for female identifying adults in their 20’s-30’s who grew up around others struggling with alcoholism and/or addiction. This group is not 12-step, rather a place to find commonality and support. We will share feelings and experiences ..."
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Host: Ms. Phyllis S Clymer, LCSW, LCSW-C, CGP
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
"On going, experiential, psychodynamic group addressing relationship issues and personal growth. "
(512) 574-6777
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
"On going, experiential, psychodynamic group addressing relationship issues and personal growth. "
Host: Damaris (Bilingual) Rodriguez, LCSW
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78705
"Virtual DBT skills group meets once per week on a weekend day. $40 /per each group. Commitment for 12 weeks. Closed group; which means all participants will start and end together during duration of program. "
(512) 559-1496
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Austin, TX 78705
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"Virtual DBT skills group meets once per week on a weekend day. $40 /per each group. Commitment for 12 weeks. Closed group; which means all participants will start and end together during duration of program. "
Host: Mr. Adam Dale Pearson, MA, LPC, LCPC, LMHC
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78704
"This Group is a process group and psychoeducation blend. People who have depression, anxiety, and trauma, or just need support this a group to come and be yourself and learn how to retrain your brain to think healthy, help yourself ..."
(404) 383-7583
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Austin, TX 78704
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"This Group is a process group and psychoeducation blend. People who have depression, anxiety, and trauma, or just need support this a group to come and be yourself and learn how to retrain your brain to think healthy, help yourself ..."
Photo of Cyndi Collen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Cyndi Collen, MSSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
"Our 90-minute group uses a Mindfulness and Attachment lens to explore recent and past experiences, emotions and thoughts within a no-judgment safe space. The group provides empathy, validation, insight and compassion and we meditate every session. Since this is psychotherapy ..."
(512) 843-8332
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Austin, TX 78745
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"Our 90-minute group uses a Mindfulness and Attachment lens to explore recent and past experiences, emotions and thoughts within a no-judgment safe space. The group provides empathy, validation, insight and compassion and we meditate every session. Since this is psychotherapy ..."
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Host: Ms. Patricia A Florence, LCSW, CGP
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78705
"If you're a psychotherapist and would like on-going consultation in a group setting, I'd be happy to talk to you about this group. I offer help with practice building, countertransference issues, and run-of-the-mill case consultation. "
(512) 714-3135
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Austin, TX 78705
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"If you're a psychotherapist and would like on-going consultation in a group setting, I'd be happy to talk to you about this group. I offer help with practice building, countertransference issues, and run-of-the-mill case consultation. "
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Host: Dr. Whitney Wheeler, PhD
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78757
"This virtual therapy group explores the relationship between anxiety and an under-developed self-esteem in a supportive environment. Example topics include: * Disarming your inner critic * Letting go of self-judgment and ruminative thinking * Self-compassion * Asserting your needs * ..."
(512) 601-5529
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Austin, TX 78757
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"This virtual therapy group explores the relationship between anxiety and an under-developed self-esteem in a supportive environment. Example topics include: * Disarming your inner critic * Letting go of self-judgment and ruminative thinking * Self-compassion * Asserting your needs * ..."
Host: Kaylia Schunemann, LPC
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78704
"This is a secular (not faith-based) group to process existential concerns. Topics we may address include: feeling lost | feeling behind | confronting the unknown | navigating uncertainty | death anxiety | identity exploration | meaning and purpose | grief ..."
(512) 643-6617
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Austin, TX 78704
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"This is a secular (not faith-based) group to process existential concerns. Topics we may address include: feeling lost | feeling behind | confronting the unknown | navigating uncertainty | death anxiety | identity exploration | meaning and purpose | grief ..."
Host: Damaris (Bilingual) Rodriguez, LCSW
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78705
"Meeting once per week on Saturdays. $40 per group. 15 sessions. commitment . virtual group. "
(512) 559-1496
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Austin, TX 78705
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"Meeting once per week on Saturdays. $40 per group. 15 sessions. commitment . virtual group. "
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Host: Megan Yale, MA, LMFT, LPC-S, LCDC
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78754
"Self-Help for Those in Need of Empowerment. This is a group for young adults seeking to replace their undesirable behaviors with self-empowerment by increasing self-esteem, emotion regulation, and practicing assertive communication. Great for those who self-harm, too. The group sessions ..."
(512) 270-2309
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Austin, TX 78754
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"Self-Help for Those in Need of Empowerment. This is a group for young adults seeking to replace their undesirable behaviors with self-empowerment by increasing self-esteem, emotion regulation, and practicing assertive communication. Great for those who self-harm, too. The group sessions ..."

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 Austin. 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?
Austin 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 Austin 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 Austin 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.