"This 12-week therapy group provides a safe and supportive space for participants at all stages of transition to share and process their thoughts, emotions, challenges, and successes. The counselor will facilitate discussion among the members, drawing out significant themes and ..."
"Our playgroup is aimed at giving mothers an opportunity to learn essential activities for baby's development at each stage of growth. The hands-on play experience provides parents with a supportive social environment, activities to utilize at home, and answers to ..."
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"Calling all COUPLES! New group alert! Learn to communicate with your spouse, date them continuously through your marriage, and increase connection! Crystal Gonzalez will help you, in a small group format, increase the connection between you and your spouse. Never ..."
"Are you working towards licensure for Mental Health Counseling? Join our supervision group. Mrs. Amato is now accepting applications for those seeking licensure with the state of Florida for Mental Health Counseling. Susan is a licensed counselor and supervisor in ..."
"The Online Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group offers an empirically validated set of skills to help individuals live a more centered life. Members will learn how to live more fully in the present moment (mindfulness), how to have more ..."
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"This group is on Zoom. This is a trauma support group where we discuss the renowned book The Body Keeps the Score. Group members have a chance to share their experiences and receive support from fellow trauma survivors. This group ..."
"This group serves to create an opportunity for teens to relate with peers and feel more connected. This group is appropriate for individuals who are feeling isolated, disconnected, or anxious about making friends. "
"Clients will gain a better awareness of their self image and esteem. Clients will better understand how their life experiences have influenced their self esteem and how they can use this understanding to challenge their perception of self. "
"This group is on Zoom. This group is focused on working through a Codependent workbook and receiving support from group members who also struggle with codependent traits. Learn how to find freedom from people pleasing and increase your ability to ..."
"Our skills class is designed to help for problems of overcontrol. Overcontrol is a type of personality or coping style that can lead to social isolation, poor interpersonal functioning, and mental health problems, such as eating disorders, depression, and obsessive-compulsive ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Wellington 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 Wellington 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 Wellington 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 Wellington 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 Wellington 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.