Host: Mr. Ryan R Schwerzmann, LMFT
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Alpharetta, GA 30022
"Experiential therapy group helping adolescents work on developmental challenges using the power of metaphor through physically, emotionally and socially challenging activities. Meets Wednesday Evening from 6-7:30 in Alpharetta location; $75 per session, 8 session enrollments. "
(443) 616-2909
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"Experiential therapy group helping adolescents work on developmental challenges using the power of metaphor through physically, emotionally and socially challenging activities. Meets Wednesday Evening from 6-7:30 in Alpharetta location; $75 per session, 8 session enrollments. "
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Host: Christy Johnson, MA, ATR
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30009
"I am offering a safe and supportive environment for children to express themselves. The group will encourage peer interactions, a sense of belonging, shared experiences and communicating feelings. Each group is comprised of 4 - 5 children from ages 8yrs ..."
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"I am offering a safe and supportive environment for children to express themselves. The group will encourage peer interactions, a sense of belonging, shared experiences and communicating feelings. Each group is comprised of 4 - 5 children from ages 8yrs ..."
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Host: Dr. Katrina L Lokken, PsyD
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30009
"Our team specializes in individualized psychological testing and evaluation. These evaluations and are comprehensive and seek to identify the unique needs, strengths, and weaknesses that may be impacting an individual's functioning at a given time. Evaluations can be used to identify ..."
(678) 820-8386
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"Our team specializes in individualized psychological testing and evaluation. These evaluations and are comprehensive and seek to identify the unique needs, strengths, and weaknesses that may be impacting an individual's functioning at a given time. Evaluations can be used to identify ..."
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Host: Dr. Sandra L Taylor, PhD, LPC, CACII, CCS, CAMSII
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(404) 566-7770
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Host: Melanie Elizabeth Kissell, MS, NCC, APC
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30022
"As an intensively trained DBT Therapist, I provide group DBT Skills Classes, which include the four core DBT modules; Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Mindfulness. "
(706) 609-3342
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"As an intensively trained DBT Therapist, I provide group DBT Skills Classes, which include the four core DBT modules; Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Mindfulness. "
Host: Lynn Thompson, MS, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30005
"Alpharetta and Kennesaw- for teens and Adults "
(678) 974-0838
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"Alpharetta and Kennesaw- for teens and Adults "
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Host: Ms. Beverly M Merriam, LPC
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30022
(678) 929-6266
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Host: Dr. Kirsten L Moore, PsyD
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30022
"Your teenager will meet (currently online) with other teens and 2 DBT leaders each week for an hour to learn Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills, and how to Walk the Middle Path — Dialectical Behavior Therapy. ..."
(678) 264-3991
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Alpharetta, GA 30022
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"Your teenager will meet (currently online) with other teens and 2 DBT leaders each week for an hour to learn Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills, and how to Walk the Middle Path — Dialectical Behavior Therapy. ..."
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Host: Dr. Patricia Baranowski Wilmoth, PhD, MEd, BA
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30004
"This group meets weekly to encourage participants to support each other and pass on helpful advice. It is a non-judgmental way to check your perceptions about your life and find more effective ways of coping. Group Size is limited to ..."
(352) 600-2434
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Alpharetta, GA 30004
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"This group meets weekly to encourage participants to support each other and pass on helpful advice. It is a non-judgmental way to check your perceptions about your life and find more effective ways of coping. Group Size is limited to ..."
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Host: Kevin Moore, LPC, MAC, CAMS
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30009
"coping skills group as a means of dealing with and management of impulsiveness and anger episodes "
(678) 404-6071
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"coping skills group as a means of dealing with and management of impulsiveness and anger episodes "
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Host: Mrs. Lisa M. Reid, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30009
"Each month TappingWorks.org, non-profit, offers FREE online introductory tapping training. As a Board member of TappingWorks.org, Lisa shares in their vision that EFT tapping should be accessible to as many people as possible and be affordable. It is a simple ..."
(470) 264-7944
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"Each month TappingWorks.org, non-profit, offers FREE online introductory tapping training. As a Board member of TappingWorks.org, Lisa shares in their vision that EFT tapping should be accessible to as many people as possible and be affordable. It is a simple ..."
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Host: Kathleen W Shack, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30005
"This is a complimentary divorce support group that is offered once a month, varying from Thursday evening at 6:30pm one month to Saturday morning at 10am the following month. "
(678) 667-8605
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"This is a complimentary divorce support group that is offered once a month, varying from Thursday evening at 6:30pm one month to Saturday morning at 10am the following month. "
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Host: Dr. Kenneth Charles Frontman, PhD, CGP
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30005
"A group based on working along with others to discover alternatives to maladaptive ways of managing stress, resolving conflicts, communication. We work to become aware and then discover how to 'un-do' triggers that lead to undo stress and anxiety, promoting ..."
(678) 369-7557
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Alpharetta, GA 30005
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"A group based on working along with others to discover alternatives to maladaptive ways of managing stress, resolving conflicts, communication. We work to become aware and then discover how to 'un-do' triggers that lead to undo stress and anxiety, promoting ..."
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Host: Mary Stuart Neill, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30004
"Fun xpressive arts group for teens! A place to relate to self and others, express in fun ways, support and feel supported, acceptance and validation of your authentic self! A short intake is required before joining this open group. Call ..."
(678) 506-7420
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Alpharetta, GA 30004
"Fun xpressive arts group for teens! A place to relate to self and others, express in fun ways, support and feel supported, acceptance and validation of your authentic self! A short intake is required before joining this open group. Call ..."
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Host: Ms. Carol A Difabio, MS, LPC, CPCS
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30009
"A general support group for women 40 and older dealing with such issues as relationships, communication, assertiveness skils, social relationships and connectedness, career issues, parenting skills, divorce, depression and anxiety issues.This group provides a unique opportunity for growth in a ..."
(678) 824-2851
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Alpharetta, GA 30009
"A general support group for women 40 and older dealing with such issues as relationships, communication, assertiveness skils, social relationships and connectedness, career issues, parenting skills, divorce, depression and anxiety issues.This group provides a unique opportunity for growth in a ..."
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Host: Dr. Greer A Ezrine, PhD, NCSP
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(404) 800-7230
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Host: Mr. Daniel J Walters, MA, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30022
"This group meets once a week for ten weeks to process what’s happening in our lives and also learn new skills to deal with anxiety, stress, depression, family, etc. Once a month we will also go out on a hike ..."
(678) 671-5812
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Alpharetta, GA 30022
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"This group meets once a week for ten weeks to process what’s happening in our lives and also learn new skills to deal with anxiety, stress, depression, family, etc. Once a month we will also go out on a hike ..."
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Host: Kim Saunders, MEd, LPC, ERYT
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30009
"Free monthly support group now meets online via Zoom video. "
(404) 994-6673
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Alpharetta, GA 30009
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"Free monthly support group now meets online via Zoom video. "
Host: Karen Whitehead, MS, LCSW, CCH
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30005
"This is a free group that meets online 1-2 times/per month for women diagnosed with metastatic (advanced, stage IV) breast cancer. It is a forward focused, positive group to support women through the challenges of MBC to be able to ..."
(678) 956-6766
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Alpharetta, GA 30005
"This is a free group that meets online 1-2 times/per month for women diagnosed with metastatic (advanced, stage IV) breast cancer. It is a forward focused, positive group to support women through the challenges of MBC to be able to ..."
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Host: Mrs. Debbie Kolbrener, MA, LPC, CCATP, IOCD
Group meets in:
Alpharetta, GA 30009
"Specialized anxiety groups where the gold standard of treatment (CBT/ERP) is taught and provided in the group. This is a highly effective treatment which is provided in a fun, compassionate manner where members meet and connect with others providing the ..."
(678) 403-6434
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Alpharetta, GA 30009
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"Specialized anxiety groups where the gold standard of treatment (CBT/ERP) is taught and provided in the group. This is a highly effective treatment which is provided in a fun, compassionate manner where members meet and connect with others providing the ..."

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