Host: Mrs. Evamarie Macaluso, MA, LMHC, BCC
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"CBT and neurobiologically informed interventions to understand and manage anxiety symptoms. "
(941) 421-7248
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"CBT and neurobiologically informed interventions to understand and manage anxiety symptoms. "
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Host: Dr. Todd Snyder, EdD, LMHC
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34231
"Emotion management, relationship challenges, life dissatisfaction? This group will focus on getting you where you want to be. "
(941) 236-5078
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34231
"Emotion management, relationship challenges, life dissatisfaction? This group will focus on getting you where you want to be. "
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Host: Ms. S. Sophie Bierker, MSW
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 909-2181
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34231
Photo of Dr. Pamela (Pam) Earl, Counselor
Host: Dr. Pamela (Pam) Earl, EdD, LMHC, NCC, NBCCH, MART
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34237
"The skills training group offers three modules: Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and each module begins with two weeks of Mindfulness. In order to participate in this group, you must also be in individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy. "
(941) 257-4950
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34237
"The skills training group offers three modules: Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and each module begins with two weeks of Mindfulness. In order to participate in this group, you must also be in individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy. "
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Host: Jenny Upton, MA, LMHC, QS, CSAT
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34233
"Betrayal and Beyond is designed for any woman who has discovered her spouse is/has been involved in extra-marital emotional/physical affairs and/or pornography. "
(941) 213-7483
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34233
"Betrayal and Beyond is designed for any woman who has discovered her spouse is/has been involved in extra-marital emotional/physical affairs and/or pornography. "
Host: Ms. Cari Tingen, LCSW
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
"The main goal of ­CARING FOR YOURSELF THROUGH LIFE TRANSITIONS During Covid 19 , is to provide healing, bring hope and decrease isolation. We will learn to connect to something bigger then our own pain and loneliness. Also, we will ..."
(941) 229-7657
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
"The main goal of ­CARING FOR YOURSELF THROUGH LIFE TRANSITIONS During Covid 19 , is to provide healing, bring hope and decrease isolation. We will learn to connect to something bigger then our own pain and loneliness. Also, we will ..."
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Host: Ms. Carrie Phelps, LMHC, CAP
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34233
"Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is for individuals struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs. We are a small private owned center that takes a holistic approach that incorporates body, mind, and spirit. Our groups are small, average 8 or ..."
(941) 312-7860
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34233
"Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is for individuals struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs. We are a small private owned center that takes a holistic approach that incorporates body, mind, and spirit. Our groups are small, average 8 or ..."
Photo of Lauren Mauck, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mrs. Lauren Mauck, MA, LMFT, QS, CSAT
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34233
"Betrayal and Beyond is designed for any woman who has discovered her spouse is/has been involved in extra marital emotional/physical affairs and/or pornography. "
(941) 214-4678
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34233
"Betrayal and Beyond is designed for any woman who has discovered her spouse is/has been involved in extra marital emotional/physical affairs and/or pornography. "
Photo of Brad Eppley, Counselor
Host: Mr. Brad Eppley, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34238
"Learn healthy communication skills. Increase your ability to experience emotional intimacy with self and others. Heal past emotional wounds that block ones ability to experience depth, presence and the richness of Being Present with oneself and others. "
(941) 203-3416
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34238
"Learn healthy communication skills. Increase your ability to experience emotional intimacy with self and others. Heal past emotional wounds that block ones ability to experience depth, presence and the richness of Being Present with oneself and others. "
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Host: Dr. Kathryn Jann, PhD, BCBA-D
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
"FTBC provides compassionate applied behavior analysis services with an emphasis on functional analyses and function-based treatment to all ages. We help clients set and achieve short- and long-term goals to increase skills to improve daily functioning and improve quality of ..."
(941) 404-3721
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
"FTBC provides compassionate applied behavior analysis services with an emphasis on functional analyses and function-based treatment to all ages. We help clients set and achieve short- and long-term goals to increase skills to improve daily functioning and improve quality of ..."
Photo of Jacque Ruch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mrs. Jacque Ruch, MSW, MEd, LCSW
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"Begins June 17th. Geared for those aged 16-22 who are experiencing social isolation. Topics focus on improving social, psychological, and emotional well being — all critical skills for mental wellness during this time of increased social isolation. This group will ..."
(779) 216-1103
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"Begins June 17th. Geared for those aged 16-22 who are experiencing social isolation. Topics focus on improving social, psychological, and emotional well being — all critical skills for mental wellness during this time of increased social isolation. This group will ..."
Photo of Danielle Green, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Dr. Danielle Green, MA, MDiv, PhD
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
"This is a mixed group of 8-10 individuals who track and explore their dreams through the use of classical dream analysis, art therapy and psychodrama. Learning to recall and understand one's own dream life and gain insight into the workings ..."
(941) 203-3351
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
"This is a mixed group of 8-10 individuals who track and explore their dreams through the use of classical dream analysis, art therapy and psychodrama. Learning to recall and understand one's own dream life and gain insight into the workings ..."
Photo of Catherine L Teague, Pastoral Counselor/Therapist
Host: Rev. Catherine L Teague, BA
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34240
"The National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) is a non-profit, professional organization, dedicated to the advancement of faith-based approaches and principles in Christian counseling. Since the early 80's, we have been equipping ministers, Christian counselors, testing specialists, medical doctors, attorneys and ..."
(512) 872-5375
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34240
"The National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) is a non-profit, professional organization, dedicated to the advancement of faith-based approaches and principles in Christian counseling. Since the early 80's, we have been equipping ministers, Christian counselors, testing specialists, medical doctors, attorneys and ..."
Photo of Leigh Gordon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mrs. Leigh Gordon, LCSW
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"There is incredible power in group therapy to address one's issues working alongside others with a common problem. With increased rates in anxiety and depression, group therapy is a powerful modality that allows people to connect with others while simultaneously ..."
(941) 499-8674
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"There is incredible power in group therapy to address one's issues working alongside others with a common problem. With increased rates in anxiety and depression, group therapy is a powerful modality that allows people to connect with others while simultaneously ..."
Photo of Linda Dixon, Counselor
Host: Dr. Linda Dixon, PhD , MA, CAS, NCC, LPC
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34240
(845) 203-2118
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34240
Photo of Marilyn Halls, Counselor
Host: Ms. Marilyn Halls, MA
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34237
"A group for people who are experiencing transitions including separation, .divorce, discovery of an affair, issues with adult children or siblings, serious health problems, relocation, change or loss of job or retirement. Transitions typically have three parts, the first looking ..."
(941) 257-1388
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34237
"A group for people who are experiencing transitions including separation, .divorce, discovery of an affair, issues with adult children or siblings, serious health problems, relocation, change or loss of job or retirement. Transitions typically have three parts, the first looking ..."
Photo of Sarah M Luchansky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Sarah M Luchansky, LCSW
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 328-8310
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34233
Photo of Sarasota Addiction Specialists,
Host: Mr. For More Information, LMHC, CAC
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
"Relapse prevention is an essential part of the recovery process. This group delves into the psychodynamics involved in the development and propulsion of addiction. In this group we will unearth the emotional and psychological webs that have fed your addiction ..."
(941) 219-4395
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
"Relapse prevention is an essential part of the recovery process. This group delves into the psychodynamics involved in the development and propulsion of addiction. In this group we will unearth the emotional and psychological webs that have fed your addiction ..."
Photo of Victoria Guenther, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Victoria Guenther, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"If your focus is on the addict's behavior and you 'forget' to take care of yourself, if you are angry, bewildered, or bitter about someone else's actions or inaction, if you are lonely and don't think that anyone would understand ..."
(469) 773-6024
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"If your focus is on the addict's behavior and you 'forget' to take care of yourself, if you are angry, bewildered, or bitter about someone else's actions or inaction, if you are lonely and don't think that anyone would understand ..."
Photo of Center For Integrated Therapies, Treatment Center
Host: Dr. Ann Taylor Roman, EdD, LMHC
Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"Self care is paramount to your individual health and to our community as we limit our access to the world around us we need to take time to take care of ourselves in a healthy way. Connecting with a therapist ..."
(941) 876-5384
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
"Self care is paramount to your individual health and to our community as we limit our access to the world around us we need to take time to take care of ourselves in a healthy way. Connecting with a therapist ..."

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Sarasota 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.