Support Groups in Athens, GA

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Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
Master Social Worker, LMSW, MAC, CAMSII, E-CADC
Verified
"MRT is a cognitive behavioral treatment system that leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and more appropriate behavior. "
(762) 583-9650 
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Athens, GA 30605
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Unlearn Your Pain (Behavioral Pain Management)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified
"A Mind Body Behavioral Pain Management approach for anyone experiencing pain and distress from various medical conditions. Participants will unlearn their pain through an interactive, informative and reflective program pioneered by Howard Schubiner, MD from his book "Unlearn Your Pain." ..."
(706) 752-7194 
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Athens, GA 30606
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ASAM Level I
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
"This group is for those interested in learning more about their relationship with alcohol and other drugs and for those who are Mandated to ASAM Level I treatment by the court or for License Reinstatement in the state of Georgia. ..."
(706) 610-0845 
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Athens, GA 30606
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Exploring Recovery (Online Meeting)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Recovery Can Mean Different Things: This group is a good fit for adults seeking recovery from substance misuse, however they define that process. There is no universally agreed-upon definition of recovery. For some, recovery means complete abstinence from alcohol & ..."
(762) 227-2865 
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Athens, GA 30601
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Maintenence of Abstinence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MINT
Verified
"Small group established to assist men and women in maintaining their commitment to abstinence. This group uses an interpersonal and motivational interviewing style. It is designed to supplement other recovery activities. "
(678) 250-9879 
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Athens, GA 30601
Not accepting new clients
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Living with Chronic Illness Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACHP-SW
Verified
"Have you felt isolated, & want a community and therapeutic support? Stop struggling with your Chronic Illness & live a meaningful life. This group is for people that want to share, designed to empower you with the skills to successfully ..."
(678) 321-9929 
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Athens, GA 30606
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Addictions Counselors Clinical Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CCS, ICAADC, CPS-AD
Verified
"PARROTT COUNSELING SERVICES Now more than ever, there is a critical need for certified addictions counselors. If you or someone you know needs addictions counseling clinical supervision, give me a call at 706-351-9666 or email me at parrottcarey@yahoo.com. As an ..."
(706) 214-2498 
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Athens, GA 30601
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COVID-19 Support Group (Telehealth/Virtual)
LMSW
Verified
"The focus of this group is adjusting to "the new normal," including issues such as: major life changes, working from home, unemployment, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, separation from loved ones, and isolation/loneliness. "
(762) 224-6264 
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Athens, GA 30605
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Ketamine Infusion Therapy Support Group
Treatment Center, MD, LPC, APRN, LCSW, PMHNP
Verified
"A group that meets to provide a support community for individuals who benefit from Ketamine infusion therapy and also provides an informational experience for those who may be considering the treatments. Please call to inquire about attending this group. "
(762) 221-5477 
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Athens, GA 30606
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Discovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MINT
Verified
"Those trying to figure out if they have a problem relationship with alcohol and/or other drugs and what they want to do about it. "
(678) 250-9879 
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Athens, GA 30606
Not accepting new clients
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Maintain Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
"This group is designed for those in recovery or currently abstinent from alcohol and other drugs. It is not a 12-step group. "
(706) 610-0845 
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Athens, GA 30606
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Medication-Assisted Treatment MAT Support Group
Treatment Center, MD, LPC, APRN, LCSW, PMHNP
Verified
"This group meets to provide peer support for clients receiving medication-assisted treatment MAT and for others who may be considering the therapy to treat Substance Use Disorders (SUD), predominately Opiate Use Disorder (OUD). "
(762) 221-5477 
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Athens, GA 30606
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Ketamine Integration Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group is a good fit for individuals receiving Ketamine treatment who need added therapeutic support. Many find that Ketamine and other psychedelic medications are powerful and confusing experiences that require focused attention in order to achieve lasting change. This ..."
(762) 227-2865 
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Athens, GA 30601
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Anger Management
Master Social Worker, LMSW, MAC, CAMSII, E-CADC
Verified
"The anger management group is designed to help group participants learn to manage their anger by introducing new skills and concepts to apply in everyday situations. "
(762) 583-9650 
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Athens, GA 30605
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Living with Loss Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACHP-SW
Verified
"Individuals grieving the loss of someone important to them. *Understand how grief effects the brain and body *Share your experiences with others who "get it" *Learn mindfulness skills to increase resilience and coping "
(678) 321-9929 
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Athens, GA 30606
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Supervision Group for LAPC, LMSW
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
"Providing supervision for licensure. Fun environment. 20+years experience in myriad of settings and populations. "
 
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Athens, GA 30606
Not accepting new clients
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Harm Reduction for Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MINT, MAC
Verified
"If you are considering making a change in your relationship with alcohol or another drug then this group will be helpful in resolving your ambivalence. The group is process oriented and conversational in nature. The theme for the group is ..."
(762) 224-6879 
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Athens, GA 30606
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ADHD Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACHP-SW
Verified
"*Are you easily distracted? *Lose track of time & stuff easily? *Struggle to communicate your feelings? *Frustrated by unmet goals? *Need immediate gratification? *Tire of new things easily A THERAPY GROUP FOR MASTERING YOUR ADHD SUPERPOWER "
(678) 321-9929 
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Athens, GA 30606
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Telehealth/Virtual DBT Groups for Women
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
"I have several virtual/telehealth groups. They meet weekly for 1.5 hrs. Call me for specific times. "
(404) 721-1477 
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Athens, GA 30605
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Transforming Trauma: A Women's Group
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
"Transcending Trauma is a confidential group facilitated by Anna Belle Wood. The group was designed with the belief that we can experience growth and resilience after trauma and that being in a group with other women can help. Transcending Trauma ..."
(706) 610-0845 
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Athens, GA 30606



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