Support Groups in Athens, GA

COVID-19 Support Group (Telehealth/Virtual)
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.
Photo of William A Hamby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Athens, GA
Hosted by William A Hamby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
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.
(706) 873-9557 View (706) 873-9557
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
MRT is a cognitive behavioral treatment system that leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and more appropriate behavior.
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Hosted by Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC
Master Social Worker, LMSW, MAC, CAMSII, E-CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
MRT is a cognitive behavioral treatment system that leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and more appropriate behavior.
(762) 583-9650 View (762) 583-9650
Healing Word: A D&D Therapy Group for Teens
A small group (3-6) facilitated by licensed therapist Katie Cope, LMSW that blends the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons with narrative therapy to provide a safe, affirming space for teens (ages 14-17) to develop social-emotional skills, build self-confidence, and ...
Photo of Katie Cope, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Athens, GA
Hosted by Katie Cope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
A small group (3-6) facilitated by licensed therapist Katie Cope, LMSW that blends the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons with narrative therapy to provide a safe, affirming space for teens (ages 14-17) to develop social-emotional skills, build self-confidence, and ...
(762) 787-9712 View (762) 787-9712
Exploring Recovery
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 & ...
Photo of Charlie Shockley Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Provider, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Athens, GA
Hosted by Charlie Shockley Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Provider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30606
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 View (762) 227-2865
Addictions Counselors Clinical Supervision
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 ...
Photo of Carey K Parrott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Athens, GA
Hosted by Carey K Parrott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CCS, ICAADC, CPS-AD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30601
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 View (706) 214-2498
Unlearn Your Pain (Behavioral Pain Management)
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." ...
Photo of Ed Glauser, Licensed Professional Counselor in Athens, GA
Hosted by Ed Glauser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30606
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 View (706) 752-7194
Anger Management
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.
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Hosted by Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC
Master Social Worker, LMSW, MAC, CAMSII, E-CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
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 View (762) 583-9650
Supervision Group for LAPC, LMSW
Providing supervision for licensure. Fun environment. 20+years experience in myriad of settings and populations.
Photo of Cyndy Page Counseling Services, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Athens, GA
Hosted by Cyndy Page Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30606
Providing supervision for licensure. Fun environment. 20+years experience in myriad of settings and populations.
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ASAM level 1 Substance Abuse
Photo of Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC, Master Social Worker in Athens, GA
Hosted by Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC
Master Social Worker, LMSW, MAC, CAMSII, E-CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
(762) 583-9650 View (762) 583-9650
Work-School-Life Balance
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Hosted by Georgia Individual & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30601
(470) 619-6339 View (470) 619-6339

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COVID-19 Support Group (Telehealth/Virtual)
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.
Photo of William A Hamby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Athens, GA
Hosted by William A Hamby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
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.
(706) 873-9557 View (706) 873-9557
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
MRT is a cognitive behavioral treatment system that leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and more appropriate behavior.
Photo of Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC, Master Social Worker in Athens, GA
Hosted by Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC
Master Social Worker, LMSW, MAC, CAMSII, E-CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
MRT is a cognitive behavioral treatment system that leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and more appropriate behavior.
(762) 583-9650 View (762) 583-9650
Healing Word: A D&D Therapy Group for Teens
A small group (3-6) facilitated by licensed therapist Katie Cope, LMSW that blends the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons with narrative therapy to provide a safe, affirming space for teens (ages 14-17) to develop social-emotional skills, build self-confidence, and ...
Photo of Katie Cope, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Athens, GA
Hosted by Katie Cope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
A small group (3-6) facilitated by licensed therapist Katie Cope, LMSW that blends the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons with narrative therapy to provide a safe, affirming space for teens (ages 14-17) to develop social-emotional skills, build self-confidence, and ...
(762) 787-9712 View (762) 787-9712
Exploring Recovery
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 & ...
Photo of Charlie Shockley Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Provider, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Athens, GA
Hosted by Charlie Shockley Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Provider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30606
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 View (762) 227-2865
Addictions Counselors Clinical Supervision
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 ...
Photo of Carey K Parrott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Athens, GA
Hosted by Carey K Parrott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CCS, ICAADC, CPS-AD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30601
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 View (706) 214-2498
Unlearn Your Pain (Behavioral Pain Management)
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." ...
Photo of Ed Glauser, Licensed Professional Counselor in Athens, GA
Hosted by Ed Glauser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30606
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 View (706) 752-7194
Anger Management
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.
Photo of Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC, Master Social Worker in Athens, GA
Hosted by Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC
Master Social Worker, LMSW, MAC, CAMSII, E-CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
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 View (762) 583-9650
Supervision Group for LAPC, LMSW
Providing supervision for licensure. Fun environment. 20+years experience in myriad of settings and populations.
Photo of Cyndy Page Counseling Services, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Athens, GA
Hosted by Cyndy Page Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30606
Providing supervision for licensure. Fun environment. 20+years experience in myriad of settings and populations.
View
ASAM level 1 Substance Abuse
Photo of Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC, Master Social Worker in Athens, GA
Hosted by Balanced Behavioral Counseling Services, LLC
Master Social Worker, LMSW, MAC, CAMSII, E-CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30605
(762) 583-9650 View (762) 583-9650
Work-School-Life Balance
Photo of Georgia Individual & Family Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Athens, GA
Hosted by Georgia Individual & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Athens, GA 30601
(470) 619-6339 View (470) 619-6339
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Athens?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.