Support Groups in Lakeland, FL

Photo of Araceli Gauna-Scattolini, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Queersphere
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified
Verified
"CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS. 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, ..."
(863) 267-8432
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Lakeland, FL 33803
Doctors Isaac & Isaac Psychiatric PA
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
"We are both Board Certified psychiatrists / child Psychiatrists "
(863) 356-0630
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33803
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MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RD, CDCES
Verified
Verified
"A 12-week group to gain a healthier relationship with food but discovering what is fueling your disordered eating bahaviors "
(863) 450-1136
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Mindfulness, Breathing, Meditation, Relationship
Counselor, LMHC, AACH, NLP, RRT
Verified
Verified
"Groups will be available in the near future. "
(863) 880-2030
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33813
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Bipolar Disorder Support Group
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"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 their experience of how bipolar disorder ..."
(863) 204-2641
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Spouse grief support group
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33813
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Time Out For Me!
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33813
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Self Esteem Group for Teen girls ages 13-17
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Being a teenager is difficult in today's society. The mission of this group is to provide a safe place for teenage girls to discuss obstacles they have had to overcome to be in touch with their true self. This program ..."
(239) 230-3806
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Moms of Teens Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MT3215
Verified
Verified
"The world of adolescence has changed drastically in the last 5 yrs, let alone since you were a teen. We provide a place for you to share your concerns, thoughts, and learn how to keep open communication with your daughter ..."
(352) 354-1817
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33809
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Coping Skills Group
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MCAP, QS
Verified
Verified
"Master Coping Skills with a new perspective on classic philosophies. "
(863) 410-2095
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Steps to Self-Love
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MCAP
Verified
Verified
"A 6 week course for teen girls (15-18) focused on practicing self-compassion, learning healthy coping skills, increasing self-esteem, and building confidence. "
(863) 204-0130
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Young Teen Support Group (ages 12-15)
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This group is designed for young teens or "early adolescents"... An age when you're managing school stress, peer pressures, household responsibilities, figuring out who you are, and all that while facing uncharted levels of hormones! Phew, it can be overwhelming. ..."
(863) 563-5796
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33810
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Self Esteem Group for Teenage Boys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Being a teenager is difficult in today's society. The mission of this group is to provide a safe place for teenage boys to discuss obstacles they have had to overcome to be in touch with their true self. This program ..."
(239) 230-3806
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Qualified Supervision
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MCAP, QS
Verified
Verified
"Meet RMHCI requirements for Florida LMHC license. "
(863) 410-2095
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33801

More Groups Nearby

Photo of Araceli Gauna-Scattolini, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Queersphere
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified
Verified
"CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS. 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, ..."
(863) 267-8432
View
Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33803
Doctors Isaac & Isaac Psychiatric PA
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
"We are both Board Certified psychiatrists / child Psychiatrists "
(863) 356-0630
View
Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33803
Photo of Hope Restored Counseling of Florida, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RD, CDCES
Verified
Verified
"A 12-week group to gain a healthier relationship with food but discovering what is fueling your disordered eating bahaviors "
(863) 450-1136
View
Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33803
Photo of James Miller, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Bipolar Disorder Support Group
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"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 their experience of how bipolar disorder ..."
(863) 204-2641
View
Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33803
Photo of Silver Lining Counseling of Lakeland, LLC, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Spouse grief support group
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"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
Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33813
Photo of Michael Trabulsy, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Mindfulness, Breathing, Meditation, Relationship
Counselor, LMHC, AACH, NLP, RRT
Verified
Verified
"Groups will be available in the near future. "
(863) 880-2030
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Group meets in:
Lakeland, FL 33813


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Lakeland 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 Lakeland 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 Lakeland 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 Lakeland 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 Lakeland 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.