Support Groups in Lakeland, FL

Bipolar Disorder Support Group (Not accepting new)
(Not accepting new group members currently) The aim of this group is to provide a safe place for individuals with bipolar disorder to share stories, insight, & support to others impacted by this disorder. Group members are encouraged to share ...
Photo of James Miller, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by James Miller
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
(Not accepting new group members currently) The aim of this group is to provide a safe place for individuals with bipolar disorder to share stories, insight, & support to others impacted by this disorder. Group members are encouraged to share ...
(863) 204-2641 View (863) 204-2641
Making Love Work: Couples Workshop
*SATURDAY 9/16/2023* Making Love Work uses the Gottman Seven Principles program to provide couples with the tools and skills they need to go the distance. Couples will learn: to have great conversations, solve the little problems, overcome the big problems, ...
Photo of Katherine Pilarte Emerick, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Katherine Pilarte Emerick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33801
*SATURDAY 9/16/2023* Making Love Work uses the Gottman Seven Principles program to provide couples with the tools and skills they need to go the distance. Couples will learn: to have great conversations, solve the little problems, overcome the big problems, ...
(863) 591-5145 View (863) 591-5145
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 ...
Photo of Michael James, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Michael James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33815
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 ...
(850) 900-8510 View (850) 900-8510
MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness)
A 12-week group to gain a healthier relationship with food but discovering what is fueling your disordered eating bahaviors
Photo of Hope Restored Counseling of Florida, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Hope Restored Counseling of Florida, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RD, CDCES
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
A 12-week group to gain a healthier relationship with food but discovering what is fueling your disordered eating bahaviors
(863) 450-1136 View (863) 450-1136
Doctors Isaac & Isaac Psychiatric PA
We are both Board Certified psychiatrists / child Psychiatrists
Hosted by Doctors Isaac & Isaac Psychiatric PA
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
We are both Board Certified psychiatrists / child Psychiatrists
(863) 356-0630 View (863) 356-0630
Spouse grief support group
This group will focus on the losses of a spouse. We explore and work through difficult emotions pertaining to the loss. We also partner with the client in moving toward healthy healing.
Photo of Silver Lining Counseling of Lakeland, LLC, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Silver Lining Counseling of Lakeland, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33813
This group will focus on the losses of a spouse. We explore and work through difficult emotions pertaining to the loss. We also partner with the client in moving toward healthy healing.
(863) 546-4874 View (863) 546-4874
Time Out For Me!
This is a 6 week 2 hours a week workshop for women. It is designed to help women explore sexual issues and safer sex choices. The workshop will start the difficult conversations, raise the unasked questions, and offer healthy, clinical ...
Photo of Cathy Ghent, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Cathy Ghent
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33813
This is a 6 week 2 hours a week workshop for women. It is designed to help women explore sexual issues and safer sex choices. The workshop will start the difficult conversations, raise the unasked questions, and offer healthy, clinical ...
(877) 714-5605 View (877) 714-5605
Mindfulness, Breathing, Meditation, Relationship
Groups will be available in the near future.
Photo of Michael Trabulsy, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Michael Trabulsy
Counselor, LMHC, AACH, NLP, RRT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33813
Groups will be available in the near future.
(863) 880-2030 View (863) 880-2030
Queersphere
* EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFORMATION. * Free support group for high school teens where the intersections of queer identities and adolescent development are explored and processed. This is an inclusive atmosphere where queerness is embraced, not shamed. I require ...
Photo of Araceli Gauna-Scattolini, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Araceli Gauna-Scattolini
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
* EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFORMATION. * Free support group for high school teens where the intersections of queer identities and adolescent development are explored and processed. This is an inclusive atmosphere where queerness is embraced, not shamed. I require ...
(863) 267-8432 View (863) 267-8432
Singles group: Men and Woman navigating dating
Let's start the new year out right and meet other singles in your community who also are trying to navigate the crazy world of dating. This group will be an open group that will meet bi-weekly on Mondays at 6:30. ...
Photo of Better Together Marriage and Family Counseling , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Better Together Marriage and Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
Let's start the new year out right and meet other singles in your community who also are trying to navigate the crazy world of dating. This group will be an open group that will meet bi-weekly on Mondays at 6:30. ...
(239) 230-3806 View (239) 230-3806
Empowerment Mens Group
Adult men of all ages come together to talk about navigating relationships, understanding themselves in a healthy way, and how to identify their own obstacles. This is a fun group of men that really have created a unique bond and ...
Photo of Better Together Marriage and Family Counseling , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Better Together Marriage and Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
Adult men of all ages come together to talk about navigating relationships, understanding themselves in a healthy way, and how to identify their own obstacles. This is a fun group of men that really have created a unique bond and ...
(239) 230-3806 View (239) 230-3806
Married Same Sex Couples Group
This is a great group of married couples that meet no weekly to talk about the wonderful life they have created with the partner they chose. Topics of the group are: Roles in the marriage, Finding balance in everyday life, ...
Photo of Better Together Marriage and Family Counseling , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Better Together Marriage and Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
This is a great group of married couples that meet no weekly to talk about the wonderful life they have created with the partner they chose. Topics of the group are: Roles in the marriage, Finding balance in everyday life, ...
(239) 230-3806 View (239) 230-3806

More Groups Nearby

Bipolar Disorder Support Group (Not accepting new)
(Not accepting new group members currently) The aim of this group is to provide a safe place for individuals with bipolar disorder to share stories, insight, & support to others impacted by this disorder. Group members are encouraged to share ...
Photo of James Miller, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by James Miller
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
(Not accepting new group members currently) The aim of this group is to provide a safe place for individuals with bipolar disorder to share stories, insight, & support to others impacted by this disorder. Group members are encouraged to share ...
(863) 204-2641 View (863) 204-2641
Making Love Work: Couples Workshop
*SATURDAY 9/16/2023* Making Love Work uses the Gottman Seven Principles program to provide couples with the tools and skills they need to go the distance. Couples will learn: to have great conversations, solve the little problems, overcome the big problems, ...
Photo of Katherine Pilarte Emerick, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Katherine Pilarte Emerick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33801
*SATURDAY 9/16/2023* Making Love Work uses the Gottman Seven Principles program to provide couples with the tools and skills they need to go the distance. Couples will learn: to have great conversations, solve the little problems, overcome the big problems, ...
(863) 591-5145 View (863) 591-5145
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 ...
Photo of Michael James, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Michael James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33815
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 ...
(850) 900-8510 View (850) 900-8510
MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness)
A 12-week group to gain a healthier relationship with food but discovering what is fueling your disordered eating bahaviors
Photo of Hope Restored Counseling of Florida, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Hope Restored Counseling of Florida, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RD, CDCES
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
A 12-week group to gain a healthier relationship with food but discovering what is fueling your disordered eating bahaviors
(863) 450-1136 View (863) 450-1136
Doctors Isaac & Isaac Psychiatric PA
We are both Board Certified psychiatrists / child Psychiatrists
Hosted by Doctors Isaac & Isaac Psychiatric PA
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
We are both Board Certified psychiatrists / child Psychiatrists
(863) 356-0630 View (863) 356-0630
Spouse grief support group
This group will focus on the losses of a spouse. We explore and work through difficult emotions pertaining to the loss. We also partner with the client in moving toward healthy healing.
Photo of Silver Lining Counseling of Lakeland, LLC, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Silver Lining Counseling of Lakeland, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33813
This group will focus on the losses of a spouse. We explore and work through difficult emotions pertaining to the loss. We also partner with the client in moving toward healthy healing.
(863) 546-4874 View (863) 546-4874
Time Out For Me!
This is a 6 week 2 hours a week workshop for women. It is designed to help women explore sexual issues and safer sex choices. The workshop will start the difficult conversations, raise the unasked questions, and offer healthy, clinical ...
Photo of Cathy Ghent, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Cathy Ghent
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33813
This is a 6 week 2 hours a week workshop for women. It is designed to help women explore sexual issues and safer sex choices. The workshop will start the difficult conversations, raise the unasked questions, and offer healthy, clinical ...
(877) 714-5605 View (877) 714-5605
Queersphere
* EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFORMATION. * Free support group for high school teens where the intersections of queer identities and adolescent development are explored and processed. This is an inclusive atmosphere where queerness is embraced, not shamed. I require ...
Photo of Araceli Gauna-Scattolini, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Hosted by Araceli Gauna-Scattolini
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeland, FL 33803
* EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFORMATION. * Free support group for high school teens where the intersections of queer identities and adolescent development are explored and processed. This is an inclusive atmosphere where queerness is embraced, not shamed. I require ...
(863) 267-8432 View (863) 267-8432

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Lakeland?

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.