Support Groups in Fort Myers, FL

Alzheimer's, Dementia, and the Gospel?
This seminar will benefit dementia care partners, dementia or other long-term caregivers, family and friends of individuals with a dementia diagnosis, and anyone wondering if they or their loved one might have dementia. In addition, it will serve to equip ...
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Hosted by Tatjana Reyes Jobsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33966
This seminar will benefit dementia care partners, dementia or other long-term caregivers, family and friends of individuals with a dementia diagnosis, and anyone wondering if they or their loved one might have dementia. In addition, it will serve to equip ...
(239) 558-1197 View (239) 558-1197
Cognitive Behavioral Group
This therapy group is available to patients who participate in weekly individual therapy at Whole Dynamics. The group examines how irrational thoughts influence our feelings and behavior. Group members will learn to identify unhelpful thinking styles, use objective facts to ...
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Hosted by Liane Vogele
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33907
This therapy group is available to patients who participate in weekly individual therapy at Whole Dynamics. The group examines how irrational thoughts influence our feelings and behavior. Group members will learn to identify unhelpful thinking styles, use objective facts to ...
(239) 282-4730 View (239) 282-4730
Court Mandated Substance Abuse Counseling
Group is provided to those individuals who have been court ordered to complete an outpatient substance abuse program. I work closely with the courts, DMV and probation officers to ensure successful completion of treatment programs.
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Hosted by Jodi Walls
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33908
Group is provided to those individuals who have been court ordered to complete an outpatient substance abuse program. I work closely with the courts, DMV and probation officers to ensure successful completion of treatment programs.
(239) 899-6703 View (239) 899-6703
Women Empowering Women
Monthly event where we gather together to work on our selfs and our relationships and connection.
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Hosted by Carolina Ferrer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, QS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33913
Monthly event where we gather together to work on our selfs and our relationships and connection.
(239) 323-6072 View (239) 323-6072
Pearl Recovery Center, An IOP
An up to three times weekly three hour, psychodramatic group, focusing on recognizing those pervasive patterns and roles we adopt, that no longer serve us. Pearl clients find new and creative ways of solving, coping, or developing new roles in ...
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Hosted by The Center For Psychodramatic Studies
Mental Health Counselor, Peter David Covert, MS, CP, PLMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33907
An up to three times weekly three hour, psychodramatic group, focusing on recognizing those pervasive patterns and roles we adopt, that no longer serve us. Pearl clients find new and creative ways of solving, coping, or developing new roles in ...
(863) 326-0544 x863326 View (863) 326-0544 x863326
Trauma-Informed Parent Group - Online!
This group is focused on recognizing past parental trauma, how it is passed on through generations. It focuses on ways to “break the cycle” by engaging parents in exploration of their own emotional world and patterns, in order to create ...
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Hosted by Nolan Katz
PhD, LSP, NCSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33907
This group is focused on recognizing past parental trauma, how it is passed on through generations. It focuses on ways to “break the cycle” by engaging parents in exploration of their own emotional world and patterns, in order to create ...
(239) 204-3263 View (239) 204-3263
Finding Freedom- Eating Disorder Support Group
Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group
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Hosted by Maria Ortiz
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33907
Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group
(239) 237-3692 View (239) 237-3692
DCF Approved Parenting Class
We offer DCF approved Parenting Classes. We offer classes online at myserenitycounselor.com (click on the "parenting classes" link at the top of the home page). At this time no in-person classes are offered.
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Hosted by Janean Bromley, MS, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33901
We offer DCF approved Parenting Classes. We offer classes online at myserenitycounselor.com (click on the "parenting classes" link at the top of the home page). At this time no in-person classes are offered.
(239) 201-4722 View (239) 201-4722
Process Group for Mental Health and Wellness
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Hosted by Celadon Recovery
Treatment Center
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33916
(239) 747-0618 View (239) 747-0618
Autism Spectrum Social Skills
A social skills group for children and adolescents experiencing social impairment led by a licensed psychologist with extensive training in autism spectrum and social anxiety disorders.
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Hosted by Dr. Samantha DenBoer
Psychologist, MS, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33912
A social skills group for children and adolescents experiencing social impairment led by a licensed psychologist with extensive training in autism spectrum and social anxiety disorders.
(239) 204-5065 View (239) 204-5065
Your Destiny Today
Now is the time to follow your dreams. Your time is too precious to waste in fruitless endeavors. Gain focus and clarity on your life purpose, dreams, discovering about your personality, passions, strengths. Obstacles are a normal part of life, ...
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Hosted by Wendy Wolf Petzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33907
Now is the time to follow your dreams. Your time is too precious to waste in fruitless endeavors. Gain focus and clarity on your life purpose, dreams, discovering about your personality, passions, strengths. Obstacles are a normal part of life, ...
(239) 214-7924 View (239) 214-7924
Father Parenting Group: Become a 24:7 Dad
This group meets via telehealth. 24:7 Dad® Program is an evidence-based fatherhood program used to improve the knowledge, behavior, and skills of dads. The program is built on the basis that fathers are nurturers, and for men, nurturing is a ...
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Hosted by Michael James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33913
This group meets via telehealth. 24:7 Dad® Program is an evidence-based fatherhood program used to improve the knowledge, behavior, and skills of dads. The program is built on the basis that fathers are nurturers, and for men, nurturing is a ...
(239) 299-7538 View (239) 299-7538
For Women: Virtual Evening Group
Starting February 2022: “Join My Virtual Group” Do you wish for a safe place for women to get together and talk about some of the deeper issues of life? Come and be heard while connecting with other women, each on ...
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Hosted by Liza J. Vitiello
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, NBCCH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33901
Starting February 2022: “Join My Virtual Group” Do you wish for a safe place for women to get together and talk about some of the deeper issues of life? Come and be heard while connecting with other women, each on ...
(239) 217-9124 View (239) 217-9124
Suboxone Group
Suboxone Support Group. To help the journey with recovery with addiction. We have a Licensed Social Worker conduct the group, to maintain a healthy environment. Monday's from 4 to 5
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Hosted by Mental Health Urgent Care Zaheer Aslam Md
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33908
Suboxone Support Group. To help the journey with recovery with addiction. We have a Licensed Social Worker conduct the group, to maintain a healthy environment. Monday's from 4 to 5
(239) 747-0867 View (239) 747-0867
Empowered to LiveWell
This group has been created to empower us together to overcome challenges. Often times talking with others while a counselor is present can help us to connect and see that we are not alone. A group dynamic can be the ...
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Hosted by Livewell Behavioral Consulting Services LLC
MS, BCBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33901
This group has been created to empower us together to overcome challenges. Often times talking with others while a counselor is present can help us to connect and see that we are not alone. A group dynamic can be the ...
(239) 299-9915 View (239) 299-9915
Mandala Counseling Services, LLC
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Hosted by Mandala Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 360-1983 View (239) 360-1983
Gulfcoast Mental Health Counselors
GCMHC provide opportunities for counselors to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in the field: Board Member.
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Hosted by Suzan Gallucci
Counselor, MS, LMHC, BC-TMH, QS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33965
GCMHC provide opportunities for counselors to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in the field: Board Member.
(239) 860-5789 View (239) 860-5789
DBT Skills Group for Women
[NEXT CYCLE BEGINS AUGUST 5th 2024 - REACH OUT NOW!] An educational & discussion-based group for women who would like to learn dialectal behavior therapy (DBT) skills to improve their lives. This group aims to increase daily overall satisfaction through ...
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Hosted by Amanda Nicole Roller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33919
[NEXT CYCLE BEGINS AUGUST 5th 2024 - REACH OUT NOW!] An educational & discussion-based group for women who would like to learn dialectal behavior therapy (DBT) skills to improve their lives. This group aims to increase daily overall satisfaction through ...
(239) 323-9505 View (239) 323-9505
Women's Art Therapy Empowerment Group
Do you or someone you know struggle to speak up in situations with potential conflict? Say yes to things when you really don't want to and then feel burdened by your obligations? This group was created with you in mind! ...
Photo of Reina L Lombardi, Counselor in Fort Myers, FL
Hosted by Reina L Lombardi
Counselor, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC-QS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33907
Do you or someone you know struggle to speak up in situations with potential conflict? Say yes to things when you really don't want to and then feel burdened by your obligations? This group was created with you in mind! ...
(239) 288-2965 View (239) 288-2965
Social Skills group for teen girls 13yrs-19yrs old
Teenage girls who experience difficulties interacting with their peers. Girls who may be shy and feel awkward in social situations. Girls who experience difficulties expressing themselves when among other teens. Girls who experience anxiety just by the thought of initiating ...
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Hosted by Ursula Frank-Henry
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Myers, FL 33907
Teenage girls who experience difficulties interacting with their peers. Girls who may be shy and feel awkward in social situations. Girls who experience difficulties expressing themselves when among other teens. Girls who experience anxiety just by the thought of initiating ...
(239) 360-5042 View (239) 360-5042

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Fort Myers?

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.