Support Groups in District of Columbia

Men’s Mental Health Group
Virtual group offered (November 8th - December 13th). This 6-session program will cover some essential topics that are important to men’s mental health: (Boundaries & Balance, Emotional Intelligence, Relationships, Accountability, Self-care, Stress Management, Mindfulness, Trauma, Reflection, Forgiveness, Healing, & Self-Value). ...
Hosted by D'Angelo Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20006
Virtual group offered (November 8th - December 13th). This 6-session program will cover some essential topics that are important to men’s mental health: (Boundaries & Balance, Emotional Intelligence, Relationships, Accountability, Self-care, Stress Management, Mindfulness, Trauma, Reflection, Forgiveness, Healing, & Self-Value). ...
(202) 335-3349 View (202) 335-3349
Understanding Self & Others
Hosted by Dr. Emilie B Joseph
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20006
(202) 800-9645 View (202) 800-9645
National Association of Social Work
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.
Hosted by Jennifer L Adrian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, LISW
Verified Verified
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 View (319) 774-8524
Long COVID Therapy Group
Designed for people who are struggling with the physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms of Long-COVID.
Hosted by Dr. Robert Ortega
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
Designed for people who are struggling with the physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms of Long-COVID.
(202) 935-7776 View (202) 935-7776
Mental Health & Metaphysics Group
A group where mental health and metaphysical sciences meet! As a therapist I incorporate various intergrative approaches to support my clients with self understanding and (ideally) acceptance. This group seeks to expand that space to help build community amongst folk ...
Hosted by Asha Henson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20015
A group where mental health and metaphysical sciences meet! As a therapist I incorporate various intergrative approaches to support my clients with self understanding and (ideally) acceptance. This group seeks to expand that space to help build community amongst folk ...
(202) 840-8075 View (202) 840-8075
Coed Adult Therapy Group (3 Groups)
Ongoing coed psychotherapy groups (Tues 7:45-9am; Weds 5:45-7pm; Thurs 12-1:15pm) where participants process all areas of relationships and their functioning in groups. The dialogue and process is supportive, intimate and intense and members learn how to better relate, assert themselves, ...
Hosted by Nicholas Kirsch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20009
Ongoing coed psychotherapy groups (Tues 7:45-9am; Weds 5:45-7pm; Thurs 12-1:15pm) where participants process all areas of relationships and their functioning in groups. The dialogue and process is supportive, intimate and intense and members learn how to better relate, assert themselves, ...
(202) 953-1447 View (202) 953-1447
Moksha Living
Moksha Living in Washington, D.C. is a holistic approach to mental wellness that combines life coaching with psychotherapy and holistic services such as yoga, hypnotherapy, flower essences, and meditation. The meaning of Moksha, and our goal as practice group is ...
Hosted by Sara Oliveri
MAPP, MCLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
Moksha Living in Washington, D.C. is a holistic approach to mental wellness that combines life coaching with psychotherapy and holistic services such as yoga, hypnotherapy, flower essences, and meditation. The meaning of Moksha, and our goal as practice group is ...
(202) 803-7184 View (202) 803-7184
Sexual Health Psychotherapy Group for Men
People who might benefit from this group include gay, bisexual or heterosexual men who: feel out of control involving partnered or solo sex; have symptoms involving consensual sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; experience ...
Hosted by Michael A Vigorito
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CGP, CST-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
People who might benefit from this group include gay, bisexual or heterosexual men who: feel out of control involving partnered or solo sex; have symptoms involving consensual sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; experience ...
(202) 949-7872 View (202) 949-7872
Bluestone Counseling Group, PLLC
At Bluestone Counseling group we provide supportive teletherapy for individuals and families in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. We have a focus on maternal wellbeing supporting families struggling with fertility through the experience of postpartum and into the new identity ...
Hosted by Ali Weisbrot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20011
At Bluestone Counseling group we provide supportive teletherapy for individuals and families in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. We have a focus on maternal wellbeing supporting families struggling with fertility through the experience of postpartum and into the new identity ...
(202) 517-9826 View (202) 517-9826
Virtual Coed Anger Management Group
The Power Counseling PLLC will offer 12-week virtual group therapy for anger management, beginning on Thursday October 1st, 2020. Zoom Video conference will be used. This coeducational group will draw participants from Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey where ...
Hosted by Azubike Aliche (Approved Sw Supervisor)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20016
The Power Counseling PLLC will offer 12-week virtual group therapy for anger management, beginning on Thursday October 1st, 2020. Zoom Video conference will be used. This coeducational group will draw participants from Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey where ...
(202) 217-1798 View (202) 217-1798
Young Adult Anxiety Group (Ages 26-36)
This popular group is part psychoeducational and part peer support. It meets in person every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. The group is led by Michelle Lawlor, LPC, who has facilitated several anxiety groups in the past. The cost ...
Hosted by DC Talk Therapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20008
This popular group is part psychoeducational and part peer support. It meets in person every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. The group is led by Michelle Lawlor, LPC, who has facilitated several anxiety groups in the past. The cost ...
(202) 335-1958 View (202) 335-1958
Asian Adoptee Process group
A process group for asian adoptees (ages 18+) to share and learn from others with common lived experiences. There will be 3 group sessions (with the potential for more), via zoom.
Hosted by Sarah Litt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20007
A process group for asian adoptees (ages 18+) to share and learn from others with common lived experiences. There will be 3 group sessions (with the potential for more), via zoom.
(202) 949-4870 View (202) 949-4870
Women's Process Group (in person)
Mon evenings for 1 hr 15 mins. This group will be ideal for adult women (25+) to address challenges they experience with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and/or difficulties in their relationships. The group provides an opportunity to explore, develop insight ...
Hosted by Alexis Herman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20007
Mon evenings for 1 hr 15 mins. This group will be ideal for adult women (25+) to address challenges they experience with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and/or difficulties in their relationships. The group provides an opportunity to explore, develop insight ...
(571) 410-3490 View (571) 410-3490
The "Strong Friend" Support Group
Struggling to find a community to be your authentic self in? Are you the "go-to person" for all your friends problems; but feel there is no where for you to turn? Well this support group may be for you! This ...
Hosted by Allyson Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCMFT, MPM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20005
Struggling to find a community to be your authentic self in? Are you the "go-to person" for all your friends problems; but feel there is no where for you to turn? Well this support group may be for you! This ...
(301) 215-3247 View (301) 215-3247
Men of Color Psychotherapy Group
Barbershops often serve as a place where men of color can get a haircut and have “talk therapy” at the same time. It might be easier to discuss personal matters in a barber’s chair than a therapist’s couch. However, if ...
Hosted by Jonathan Goode
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20059
Barbershops often serve as a place where men of color can get a haircut and have “talk therapy” at the same time. It might be easier to discuss personal matters in a barber’s chair than a therapist’s couch. However, if ...
(202) 831-2252 View (202) 831-2252
Mindful Mamas
A support group for new moms looking for comfort and calm amidst the chaos of the first year.
Hosted by Sheryl Aaron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20009
A support group for new moms looking for comfort and calm amidst the chaos of the first year.
(202) 999-3386 View (202) 999-3386
Sahaya Therapy, LLC
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Hosted by Sahaya Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20006
Please visit our website https://sahayatherapy.com
(571) 297-2579 View (571) 297-2579
Parents of Children Who Struggle
Raising a child with mood disorders, ADD, emotional disregulation, addiction, can be extremely disruptive in a family. It can be time-consuming, frightening, shameful, expensive, enraging. It evokes mixed feelings, as this is a child you also love. This is a ...
Hosted by Jolie Golomb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20015
Raising a child with mood disorders, ADD, emotional disregulation, addiction, can be extremely disruptive in a family. It can be time-consuming, frightening, shameful, expensive, enraging. It evokes mixed feelings, as this is a child you also love. This is a ...
(301) 685-0908 View (301) 685-0908
PATH Psychological Assessment &Therapeutic Healing
Hosted by Natalie Schuberth
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20003
(202) 980-2899 View (202) 980-2899
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Support
This is a time limited supportive psychotherapy group for women experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss.
Hosted by Megan Flood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
This is a time limited supportive psychotherapy group for women experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss.
(202) 851-8367 View (202) 851-8367

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in District of Columbia?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.