Support Groups in Sarasota County, FL

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Men's Group
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"Emotion management, relationship challenges, life dissatisfaction? This group focuses on getting you where you want to be! We meet every Monday evening from 6:30-8:00 at my comfortable home office in Sarasota. Call today to reserve your spot, as space is ..."
(941) 236-5078
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34231
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Substance abuse IOP groups
Counselor, LMHC, CST-T, LMT
Verified
Verified
"Intensive Outpatient (IOP) substance abuse groups meet 4 times a week for 2 hours per day plus one family session per week. We have day and evening groups available. "
(941) 803-1724
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Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34292
National Christian Counselor Associations
Pastoral Counselor, BA
"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) 909-3922
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34240
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Substance Abuse
Treatment Center, 8763060
Verified
Verified
(941) 214-6158
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Group meets in:
North Port, FL 34287
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Sexual Enhancement Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This group is designed for all women who are wanting to build sexual self-confidence. We discuss ways to build sexual drive, how to effectively communicate your sexual desires with your partner, and the importance of emotional intimacy, which leads to ..."
(941) 357-7427
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Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34285
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Process Recovery for Sexual Addiction
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
"This is a year long investment in a therapist-led process group to develop a deeper understanding of compulsive sexual behaviors, strategies and practical steps towards developing a lifestyle of recovery, and the practice of healthy intimacy with others who share ..."
(941) 232-7754
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Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34285
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Covid-19/Coronovirus support group Telehealth
Treatment Center, EdD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Creating Healthy Relationships
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"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
Waitlist for new clients
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The Pleasure Practice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST, CSTS, CHT
Verified
Verified
"Women's group dedicated to reclaiming the feminine power within...for more pleasure and greater connection. "
(941) 727-5979
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
Waitlist for new clients
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Caring for Yourself Through Life Transitions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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
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Behavioral Teaching Solutions LLC
BCBA, LBA, QBA
Verified
Verified
"We offer a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ individuals and individuals with disabilities and, as well as peer-support for families. Our Licensed facilitator uses evidence-based practices to promote mental health and well-being. Through peer-support groups and resources, we foster ..."
(941) 267-0439
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34236
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National Christian Counselors Association
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, BCBA, MCAP
Verified
Verified
(407) 543-1368
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34240
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Holiday Survival Kit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"You made it through Thanksgiving, and you probably have feelings about how you managed the family, friends, invitations - or the lack of them. This group comes as we head toward Christmas and share with each other what helps, what ..."
(941) 336-7850
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Modern Meditation School
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Verified
"This is an online Awareness Meditation program. It is said that the one thing that liberates everything is Awareness itself, our consciousness expands when we learn to become aware of awareness itself. We discover our true Self, no longer identifying ..."
(202) 230-1075
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34231
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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Substance Abuse
Treatment Center, LMHC, LMT
Verified
Verified
"Substance abuse IOP groups meet 3 days per week, for minimum of 9 hours per week. Day and evening group available. "
(941) 999-3275
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Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34292
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Relapse Prevention
Treatment Center, LMHC, CAC
Verified
Verified
"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
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PREP inc. Couples Communication Course
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"PREP (the Prevention and Relationship Education Program) is a research-based relationship enhancement curriculum that provides education, skills, strategies, and knowledge to help couples build and maintain healthy, connected, and committed relationships. "
(941) 909-2530
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Group meets in:
Sarasota, FL 34233
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Family Tree Behavioral Care, LLC
PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
Verified
"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
Not accepting new clients
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Adolescent/Young Adult Social Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MEd, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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
Not accepting new clients
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Healing from Hidden Abuse
"This group meets weekly to help survivors navigate the six steps of healing from hidden abuse. Survivors share stories and work together to validate, encourage, and move toward complete healing. "
(941) 213-8299
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Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34285

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