Support Groups in Okaloosa County, FL

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Substance Abuse
Photo of Edgar E Cordoba, Pre-Licensed Professional in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Edgar E Cordoba
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 290-0776 View (850) 290-0776
Pet Loss and Bereavement for Pet Parents/Families
For ages 16 and up, this 6-week group is where those who have experienced the loss of a beloved pet come together to share their experiences, emotions, and struggles related to their grief journey. While meetings are structured, there will ...
Photo of Jacquelyn Broadus, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Jacquelyn Broadus
Counselor, MA, LMHC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
For ages 16 and up, this 6-week group is where those who have experienced the loss of a beloved pet come together to share their experiences, emotions, and struggles related to their grief journey. While meetings are structured, there will ...
(850) 750-8896 View (850) 750-8896
Salon Chatter- Women Issues
Every “YES” in your life is associated with demands of time, commitment, rest and focus. When we run into challenges it can be so tough to develop a plan that contains self-love, empowerment and confidence. Are you struggling to make ...
Photo of Earnestine Carswell, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Earnestine Carswell
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP, CRCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Shalimar, FL 32579
Every “YES” in your life is associated with demands of time, commitment, rest and focus. When we run into challenges it can be so tough to develop a plan that contains self-love, empowerment and confidence. Are you struggling to make ...
(850) 534-6336 View (850) 534-6336
Intervention Therapist
Photo of Joseph Robert Novak in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Joseph Robert Novak
CIP, NCIP, NCRIC-I, CCMI-I
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mary Esther, FL 32569
(850) 462-9491 View (850) 462-9491
Couples Communication Group
A group that maximizes the amazing potential of synergy in process and allows each member room for free expression in a respectful manner.
Photo of Colleen L Wenner, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Colleen L Wenner
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
A group that maximizes the amazing potential of synergy in process and allows each member room for free expression in a respectful manner.
(850) 404-1093 View (850) 404-1093
Living Beyond Betrayal
Beyond Betrayal is an 8-week healing/suport group for individuals who are in varying stages of dealing with the pain of being betrayed by a spouse or significant other. During the 8 sessions, which are led by a Licensed Mental Health ...
Photo of Martha L Van Dam, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Martha L Van Dam
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mary Esther, FL 32569
Beyond Betrayal is an 8-week healing/suport group for individuals who are in varying stages of dealing with the pain of being betrayed by a spouse or significant other. During the 8 sessions, which are led by a Licensed Mental Health ...
(850) 634-3887 View (850) 634-3887
High , Middle and Elementary School Groups
I have a 3 groups that are divided into gender/age. Each week is a different discussion such as healthy coping skills, self-regulation skills, peer conflict resolution, anti-anxiety/stress reducing strategies, how to identify depressive symptoms and be a support for each ...
Photo of Compassion & Grace Family Counseling, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Compassion & Grace Family Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, Ed,D
Verified Verified
Group meets in Destin, FL 32541
I have a 3 groups that are divided into gender/age. Each week is a different discussion such as healthy coping skills, self-regulation skills, peer conflict resolution, anti-anxiety/stress reducing strategies, how to identify depressive symptoms and be a support for each ...
(850) 546-4498 View (850) 546-4498
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Teens
This group focuses specifically on teens. It works to develop skills and confidence in a group setting.
Photo of Ryan Bullard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Ryan Bullard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, ACS, PMH-C, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Crestview, FL 32539
This group focuses specifically on teens. It works to develop skills and confidence in a group setting.
(850) 290-0350 View (850) 290-0350
NAMI Mental Health Support Group: Connection
Every TUESDAY on Zoom: NAMI Connection Support Group is FREE of charge and will help you: *Aim for better coping skills. *Find strength in sharing experiences. *Not judge anyone's pain. *Forgive ourselves and reject guilt. *Embrace humor as healthy *Accept ...
Photo of Denise Levy, BSW Psychoeducational Life Coach in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Denise Levy, BSW Psychoeducational Life Coach
BSW, CMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Every TUESDAY on Zoom: NAMI Connection Support Group is FREE of charge and will help you: *Aim for better coping skills. *Find strength in sharing experiences. *Not judge anyone's pain. *Forgive ourselves and reject guilt. *Embrace humor as healthy *Accept ...
(850) 660-8068 View (850) 660-8068
Tap into resiliency: an EMDR, G-TEP strategy group
The Group Traumatic Episodes Protocol (GTEP) is a therapeutic intervention designed to address trauma-related symptoms and promote healing in a group setting. This 90-minute group uses EMDR strategies to help lower your distress and strengthen your resiliency. The G-TEP model ...
Photo of Nancy Graham, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Nancy Graham
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
The Group Traumatic Episodes Protocol (GTEP) is a therapeutic intervention designed to address trauma-related symptoms and promote healing in a group setting. This 90-minute group uses EMDR strategies to help lower your distress and strengthen your resiliency. The G-TEP model ...
(850) 290-0673 View (850) 290-0673
Teen Girl Talk
This is a unique, six-session series crafted exclusively for teen girls aged 13 to 17. This closed group offers a safe and nurturing space for self-exploration, growth, and empowerment. Dive into topics that matter to you, from the complexities of ...
Photo of Isaly Palacios, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Isaly Palacios
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Crestview, FL 32539
This is a unique, six-session series crafted exclusively for teen girls aged 13 to 17. This closed group offers a safe and nurturing space for self-exploration, growth, and empowerment. Dive into topics that matter to you, from the complexities of ...
(850) 600-3861 View (850) 600-3861
Parenting
Please call our office; we are accepting new members to our group!
Photo of Regina Bright, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Regina Bright
Counselor, MS, LMHC, BCST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mary Esther, FL 32569
Please call our office; we are accepting new members to our group!
(850) 226-6430 View (850) 226-6430
Teen Girl Talk
This is a unique, six-session series crafted exclusively for teen girls aged 13 to 17. This closed group offers a safe and nurturing space for self-exploration, growth, and empowerment. Dive into topics that matter to you, from the complexities of ...
Photo of Mikaela Aiken, Pre-Licensed Professional in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Mikaela Aiken
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
Group meets in Crestview, FL 32539
This is a unique, six-session series crafted exclusively for teen girls aged 13 to 17. This closed group offers a safe and nurturing space for self-exploration, growth, and empowerment. Dive into topics that matter to you, from the complexities of ...
(850) 495-7269 View (850) 495-7269
Adolescent Social Skills Group
Find the Balance Between Acceptance and Change Mindfulness & Awareness, Emotion Regulation Coping Skills, Communication, Distress, Tolerance 8 Weeks @ $50/session Payable in full $400 or in two payments of $200 with final payment due the third week of the ...
Photo of Colleen L Wenner, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Colleen L Wenner
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Find the Balance Between Acceptance and Change Mindfulness & Awareness, Emotion Regulation Coping Skills, Communication, Distress, Tolerance 8 Weeks @ $50/session Payable in full $400 or in two payments of $200 with final payment due the third week of the ...
(850) 404-1093 View (850) 404-1093
Tap Into Resiliency: a 90-Minute EMDR Group
The G-TEP model was designed specifically for a group setting where details of distressing events are not shared out loud, but members work alongside each other as they are lead through a series of prompts and reflections. This group offers ...
Photo of Jacquelyn Broadus, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Jacquelyn Broadus
Counselor, MA, LMHC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
The G-TEP model was designed specifically for a group setting where details of distressing events are not shared out loud, but members work alongside each other as they are lead through a series of prompts and reflections. This group offers ...
(850) 750-8896 View (850) 750-8896
Masino Mental Health Services
Photo of Mary Irby Ruckman, Pre-Licensed Professional in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Mary Irby Ruckman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Destin, FL 32541
(850) 655-0518 View (850) 655-0518
Anger Management
Please call our office; we are accepting new members to our group!
Photo of Regina Bright, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Regina Bright
Counselor, MS, LMHC, BCST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mary Esther, FL 32569
Please call our office; we are accepting new members to our group!
(850) 226-6430 View (850) 226-6430
NAMI Family Support Group
Now on Zoom: NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult 18+ with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Participants gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing ...
Photo of Denise Levy, BSW Psychoeducational Life Coach in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Denise Levy, BSW Psychoeducational Life Coach
BSW, CMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Now on Zoom: NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult 18+ with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Participants gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing ...
(850) 660-8068 View (850) 660-8068
Women's Depression Group
Please call our office; we are accepting new members to our group!
Photo of Regina Bright, Counselor in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Regina Bright
Counselor, MS, LMHC, BCST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mary Esther, FL 32569
Please call our office; we are accepting new members to our group!
(850) 226-6430 View (850) 226-6430
FREE Mindfulness & Meditation Zoom Group
We are a small group of non-judgemental self-care junkies that get together on Zoom for mindfulness and meditation in efforts to reduce the stress and anxiety of daily life! To register please visit: https://www.deniselevybsw .com under the Meditation Tab. Register ...
Photo of Denise Levy, BSW Psychoeducational Life Coach in Okaloosa County, FL
Hosted by Denise Levy, BSW Psychoeducational Life Coach
BSW, CMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Destin, FL 32541
We are a small group of non-judgemental self-care junkies that get together on Zoom for mindfulness and meditation in efforts to reduce the stress and anxiety of daily life! To register please visit: https://www.deniselevybsw .com under the Meditation Tab. Register ...
(850) 660-8068 View (850) 660-8068

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Okaloosa County?

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.