Host: Gloria Myers Beller, MA, MSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20007
"The focus of the group is on the individuals within their relational contexts. The connection to self, friends, partners, and colleagues is the cornerstone of therapeutic inquiry. "
(202) 559-0311
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Washington, DC 20007
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"The focus of the group is on the individuals within their relational contexts. The connection to self, friends, partners, and colleagues is the cornerstone of therapeutic inquiry. "
Host: Mr. Bar Lehmann, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, BCN
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
"This is a group to address various anxiety, ADHD/ADD, social, interpersonal, relational and other challenges through a mindfulness based approach. Many challenges can be greatly diminished if we are to approach them in a calm, focused manner which allows our ..."
(833) 944-0692
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Washington, DC 20016
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"This is a group to address various anxiety, ADHD/ADD, social, interpersonal, relational and other challenges through a mindfulness based approach. Many challenges can be greatly diminished if we are to approach them in a calm, focused manner which allows our ..."
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Host: Ms. Gina Sangster, MFA, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20003
"Psychotherapy group focused on adults who have experienced early loss -- primarily of a parent -- but could be a sibling -- either in childhood, adolescence or 20's. Please note: this group is not intended for those whose loss is ..."
(202) 688-2376
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Washington, DC 20003
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"Psychotherapy group focused on adults who have experienced early loss -- primarily of a parent -- but could be a sibling -- either in childhood, adolescence or 20's. Please note: this group is not intended for those whose loss is ..."
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Host: Dr. Ashley Morrison, PhD, CGP
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20001
"I currently run two psychotherapy groups. These weekly groups focus on opening up and being vulnerable, understanding your emotional experience in the moment, connecting with others, and gaining insight into your relationship patterns. Please contact me if you would like ..."
(202) 933-5388
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20001
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"I currently run two psychotherapy groups. These weekly groups focus on opening up and being vulnerable, understanding your emotional experience in the moment, connecting with others, and gaining insight into your relationship patterns. Please contact me if you would like ..."
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Host: Dr. Laytrayal A Simmons, PhD, LP, LPC
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
"Having trouble losing weight or keeping it off? Join our solution focused group. Come learn the cognitive and behavioral skills you need to be successful. Learn how to: (1) motivate yourself, (2) manage emotional eating, (3) stay on track with ..."
(202) 800-2490
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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"Having trouble losing weight or keeping it off? Join our solution focused group. Come learn the cognitive and behavioral skills you need to be successful. Learn how to: (1) motivate yourself, (2) manage emotional eating, (3) stay on track with ..."
Photo of Karen E Eberwein, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Karen E Eberwein, PsyD, CGP
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"A mixed group of professionals, age 30+, who are developing interpersonal awareness and seeking to understand who they truly are in relation to others. Participants often work on their own individual matters, and also share a commitment to helping one ..."
(202) 559-4250
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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"A mixed group of professionals, age 30+, who are developing interpersonal awareness and seeking to understand who they truly are in relation to others. Participants often work on their own individual matters, and also share a commitment to helping one ..."
Photo of Kelly Haines & Associates -Kelly Haines Aguirre, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Kelly Haines Aguirre, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"Experiential process group. "
(202) 980-1701
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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"Experiential process group. "
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Host: Dr. Steven Van Wagoner, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20037
"People join a therapy group to learn about themselves, and through this process, improve their relationships. This group and the one described below, focus on the relationships that develop between you and the other members of the group, and between ..."
(202) 656-5989
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20037
"People join a therapy group to learn about themselves, and through this process, improve their relationships. This group and the one described below, focus on the relationships that develop between you and the other members of the group, and between ..."
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Host: Ms. Julia Irene Romano, MA-IR, MA-PSY, MS-YT, C-IAYT, 500-RYT
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20010
(310) 906-4576
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20010
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Photo of Tamara Hope Pincus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Tamara Hope Pincus, LICSW, CST
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Newcomers will be given a basic introduction into what polyamory is and what some of ..."
(202) 499-2602
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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"Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Newcomers will be given a basic introduction into what polyamory is and what some of ..."
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Host: Dr. Elisabeth (Lisa) Carlin, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"Bold Action Therapy Group (8 weeks): How to live your values through life’s challenges Finding it difficult to live life in a meaningful way because of painful memories, thoughts, feelings, or body sensations? You’re not alone. Join this group with ..."
(301) 850-6845
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Washington, DC 20036
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"Bold Action Therapy Group (8 weeks): How to live your values through life’s challenges Finding it difficult to live life in a meaningful way because of painful memories, thoughts, feelings, or body sensations? You’re not alone. Join this group with ..."
Host: Mr. Larry Cohen, LICSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
"This group is designed for socially anxious adults. This is a structured, 20-week group teaching cognitive-behavioral skills, and strategies to help members overcome their social anxiety and achieve personal goals (eg. making friends, socializing, dating, intimacy, public speaking, assertiveness). See ..."
(202) 244-0903
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Washington, DC 20016
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"This group is designed for socially anxious adults. This is a structured, 20-week group teaching cognitive-behavioral skills, and strategies to help members overcome their social anxiety and achieve personal goals (eg. making friends, socializing, dating, intimacy, public speaking, assertiveness). See ..."
Photo of Brian Gill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Brian Gill, LICSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"This is a group for those who repeat familiar patterns but are unsure why and are uncertain how to change them. A process group is a "here and now" experience. If you've read the book, "Group", then you know what ..."
(202) 932-9340
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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"This is a group for those who repeat familiar patterns but are unsure why and are uncertain how to change them. A process group is a "here and now" experience. If you've read the book, "Group", then you know what ..."
Photo of Tandy L Levine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Tandy L Levine, LCSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"This is an ongoing group of individuals who are working on different life issues in a safe setting. The group is coed and the members are adults of all ages. The group is experiential in that the relationships in the ..."
(202) 462-8558
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
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"This is an ongoing group of individuals who are working on different life issues in a safe setting. The group is coed and the members are adults of all ages. The group is experiential in that the relationships in the ..."
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Host: Dr. Mina Barimany, PhD, LPC, MFT
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"Through contemplative practice, conscious community building, and the study of wisdom texts, District Sangha invites you to embark on a journey of awakening consciousness. We will gather monthly to talk, reflect, and meditate together. We contemplate how to develop the ..."
(202) 838-4017
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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"Through contemplative practice, conscious community building, and the study of wisdom texts, District Sangha invites you to embark on a journey of awakening consciousness. We will gather monthly to talk, reflect, and meditate together. We contemplate how to develop the ..."
Photo of Peggy L Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Peggy L Miller, MEd, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"Mixed gender adult interpersonal growth therapy group focused on providing feedback and support for members' personal and professional challenges, as well as experiencing here-and-now interactions with peers in group to practice developing greater confidence, intimacy, and connection. "
(202) 831-9574
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"Mixed gender adult interpersonal growth therapy group focused on providing feedback and support for members' personal and professional challenges, as well as experiencing here-and-now interactions with peers in group to practice developing greater confidence, intimacy, and connection. "
Photo of Megan Flood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Megan Flood, MA, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"This is a time limited supportive psychotherapy group for women experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss. "
(202) 851-8367
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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"This is a time limited supportive psychotherapy group for women experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss. "
Photo of Lewis A Winkler, Psychiatrist
Host: Dr. Lewis A Winkler, MD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20007
"ecclectic therapy groups integrating psychodynamic issues relationship issues personality patterns and psychopharmacology..i ALSO have a WEDNESDAY MORNING GROUP AT 730AM and a WEDNESDAY LUNCH GRoup at 12:00 NOON..mostly higher functioning people "
(202) 337-3444
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Washington, DC 20007
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"ecclectic therapy groups integrating psychodynamic issues relationship issues personality patterns and psychopharmacology..i ALSO have a WEDNESDAY MORNING GROUP AT 730AM and a WEDNESDAY LUNCH GRoup at 12:00 NOON..mostly higher functioning people "
Photo of Jennifer L Adrian, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Jennifer L Adrian, MFA, LISW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
"I have been a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) since July 2010. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. "
(319) 774-8524
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
"I have been a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) since July 2010. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. "
Photo of Douglas L Cohen, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Douglas L Cohen, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20007
"I have been leading groups for 40 years. Group is an extremely powerful and effective mode of therapy for working on relationship problems. In group, we don't just talk about relationships, we work on them live. Patients' issues show up ..."
(202) 759-2376
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Washington, DC 20007
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"I have been leading groups for 40 years. Group is an extremely powerful and effective mode of therapy for working on relationship problems. In group, we don't just talk about relationships, we work on them live. Patients' issues show up ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia 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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in District of Columbia allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in District of Columbia can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.