Host: Jennifer Anderson, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34293
"Offering Social Skills Building that provides social emotional support, problem-solving, compassion for others, and communication skills. Techniques addressed are asking questions, connecting with others, defining interests, and role playing. "
(941) 205-7927
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"Offering Social Skills Building that provides social emotional support, problem-solving, compassion for others, and communication skills. Techniques addressed are asking questions, connecting with others, defining interests, and role playing. "
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Host: Steven James Mersinger Jr, MS, LMFT, CSAT
Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34285
"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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"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 ..."
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Host: Ms. June Tomaso-Wood, LCSW
Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34285
"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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"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 ..."
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Host: Carrie Phelps, LMHC, LMT
Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34292
"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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"Substance abuse IOP groups meet 3 days per week, for minimum of 9 hours per week. Day and evening group available. "
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Host: Ms. Carrie Lynn Phelps, LMHC, CST-T, LMT
Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34292
"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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Venice, FL 34292
"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. "
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Host: Carrie Phelps, LMHC, LMT
Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34292
"This group is and Intensive outpatient group for people that do not have any active substance abuse this group is for people that may being thru a hard time and working thru some tough issues and and meeting once or ..."
(941) 999-3275
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"This group is and Intensive outpatient group for people that do not have any active substance abuse this group is for people that may being thru a hard time and working thru some tough issues and and meeting once or ..."
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Host: Ms. Carrie Lynn Phelps, LMHC, CST-T, LMT
Group meets in:
Venice, FL 34292
"Group Counseling for for clients that are clean from drugs and alcohol and want support for their recovery and relapse prevention. "
(941) 803-1724
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"Group Counseling for for clients that are clean from drugs and alcohol and want support for their recovery and relapse prevention. "

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