Support Groups in Atlanta, GA

Black Women's Health and Wellness: Mindfulness
(1/10/24 & 1/17/24) We will gather twice virtually via Zoom to discuss the practice of mindfulness meditation & mindfulness in everyday life. Mindfulness is the awareness of the present moment, moment to moment, without judgement. Mindfulness allows us to show ...
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Hosted by Dominique Harmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30309
(1/10/24 & 1/17/24) We will gather twice virtually via Zoom to discuss the practice of mindfulness meditation & mindfulness in everyday life. Mindfulness is the awareness of the present moment, moment to moment, without judgement. Mindfulness allows us to show ...
(404) 800-3864 View (404) 800-3864
You Hold The Light Women's Empowerment Group
Women have such an illuminating spirit and bring so much warmth and strength into each space they enter. Often times, with the weight of everyday stressors, working to create a foundation for yourself, and being a support to everyone else ...
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Hosted by Imani S Hines
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30318
Women have such an illuminating spirit and bring so much warmth and strength into each space they enter. Often times, with the weight of everyday stressors, working to create a foundation for yourself, and being a support to everyone else ...
(404) 458-0624 View (404) 458-0624
Mixed Adult Psychotherapy groups&Supervision Gps
This is for individuals who want to deal with life issues which mainly constitute individual, relational and life experience issues in a safe environment. I run this group along with co-therapist Michael Chafin.
Hosted by Karen Faulk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Approve, Supervi
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30309
This is for individuals who want to deal with life issues which mainly constitute individual, relational and life experience issues in a safe environment. I run this group along with co-therapist Michael Chafin.
(404) 620-6218 View (404) 620-6218
Mindfulness for Women Coping with Stress & Anxiety
Anxiety and Stress is a compounded issue for women. Women live with a superwoman complex that adds pressure to be everything to everyone, except themselves. Mindfulness teaches relaxation techniques that allow you to give yourself permission to be enough from ...
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Hosted by Precious Avorkliyah-Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30324
Anxiety and Stress is a compounded issue for women. Women live with a superwoman complex that adds pressure to be everything to everyone, except themselves. Mindfulness teaches relaxation techniques that allow you to give yourself permission to be enough from ...
(678) 329-9171 View (678) 329-9171
L.I.T. Hikes for Black Moms
L.I.T. Hikes for Black Moms is designed to help connect, strengthen, and heal the relationship between Black mamas and their daughters. Hikes are hosted at different nature preserves throughout Metro Atlanta.
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Hosted by The Trap House of Healing with Dr. Terri & Co.
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30311
L.I.T. Hikes for Black Moms is designed to help connect, strengthen, and heal the relationship between Black mamas and their daughters. Hikes are hosted at different nature preserves throughout Metro Atlanta.
(404) 442-4820 View (404) 442-4820
Teen Body Image Group
This is a weekly process and educational group for those wishing to strengthen and develop compassion for their bodies and themselves. Appropriate for those in eating disorder recovery, it is also an open space to discuss the challenges and opportunities ...
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Hosted by Chandler Dunham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30324
This is a weekly process and educational group for those wishing to strengthen and develop compassion for their bodies and themselves. Appropriate for those in eating disorder recovery, it is also an open space to discuss the challenges and opportunities ...
(470) 594-6301 View (470) 594-6301
Chronic Pain and Illness Growth Group
Open to Georgia and Florida residents - This group is virtual (with 3 optional in-person meetings). You don’t have to be afraid of your body, even when your pain has been stopping you for years from living your life. This ...
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Hosted by Destiny Winters
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CRC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30310
Open to Georgia and Florida residents - This group is virtual (with 3 optional in-person meetings). You don’t have to be afraid of your body, even when your pain has been stopping you for years from living your life. This ...
(404) 777-5634 View (404) 777-5634
Taboo Truths - Black Women Support
Support group for Black women ages 25 to 45 are more likely to experience consistent stress AND not talk about it. This is a safe space for Black women to discuss uncomfortable topics without judgment. Come and explore your unique ...
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Hosted by Simplicity Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30339
Support group for Black women ages 25 to 45 are more likely to experience consistent stress AND not talk about it. This is a safe space for Black women to discuss uncomfortable topics without judgment. Come and explore your unique ...
(678) 585-6168 View (678) 585-6168
"Beyond the Couch" Coaching for Singles & Couple
Individual or Group Sessions avail. via telephone or video conference. Beyond the Couch Relationship Coaching Groups (BTC) is available for Singles and Couples . It incorporates a Psychoeducational and Holistic approach to address issues such as Anger Management, Effective Communication ...
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Hosted by Elaine Maye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFC, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30326
Individual or Group Sessions avail. via telephone or video conference. Beyond the Couch Relationship Coaching Groups (BTC) is available for Singles and Couples . It incorporates a Psychoeducational and Holistic approach to address issues such as Anger Management, Effective Communication ...
(470) 435-7604 View (470) 435-7604
Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy
Group psychotherapy is only helpful if it addresses and changes the ineffective, ingrained patterns of our relationships and the way we relate to others. A properly conducted group allows for the creation of a person’s social microcosm, where the patterns ...
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Hosted by Philip J Flores
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30328
Group psychotherapy is only helpful if it addresses and changes the ineffective, ingrained patterns of our relationships and the way we relate to others. A properly conducted group allows for the creation of a person’s social microcosm, where the patterns ...
(404) 994-5313 View (404) 994-5313
Women in transition, Women's Retreats
Women are powerful creative forces. As such, they must take time to discover, manage and celebrate this power. Women in transition often need additional support in harnessing power and intentionally activating it for effective outcomes. I offer women-in-transition groups and ...
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Hosted by Kathryn Langner Tecosky
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30307
Women are powerful creative forces. As such, they must take time to discover, manage and celebrate this power. Women in transition often need additional support in harnessing power and intentionally activating it for effective outcomes. I offer women-in-transition groups and ...
(678) 329-9054 View (678) 329-9054
Support group for South Asians
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Hosted by Bhavana Goel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30324
(678) 635-9827 View (678) 635-9827
ASAM Level I $45
ASAM Level I classes are designed according to the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria for addiction treatment. Specifically, the classes provide individuals with a supportive and instructive environment where they are encouraged to develop deeper insights into the ...
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Hosted by AACS Counseling - Adult IOP Services
Treatment Center, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30339
ASAM Level I classes are designed according to the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria for addiction treatment. Specifically, the classes provide individuals with a supportive and instructive environment where they are encouraged to develop deeper insights into the ...
(404) 724-8784 View (404) 724-8784
Art Therapy to Reduce Anxiety Group
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Hosted by Pamela Hayes Malkoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 531-7301 View (404) 531-7301
Women | Loving
This group is for mature women who are wanting to cultivate their capacity for richness and intimacy in their lives. It will challenge you to question your patterns, beliefs and behaviors around relating to others and expand your willingness to ...
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Hosted by Jess A. McMillan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30339
This group is for mature women who are wanting to cultivate their capacity for richness and intimacy in their lives. It will challenge you to question your patterns, beliefs and behaviors around relating to others and expand your willingness to ...
(404) 334-3761 View (404) 334-3761
The Energy of the Entrepreneur
Why do you do what you do? This coaching program is designed for your business created specifically around your core motivations and how to work with your energy. You are Your Business. You are Pure Potential. You are Energy in ...
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Hosted by Moore Consulting LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30307
Why do you do what you do? This coaching program is designed for your business created specifically around your core motivations and how to work with your energy. You are Your Business. You are Pure Potential. You are Energy in ...
(831) 231-1355 View (831) 231-1355
Fortune Global Psychiatry, LLC
Fortune Global Psychiatry is a full service private practice serving Atlanta and its surrounding areas. Fortune Global Psychiatry will provide comprehensive adult psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis and personalized treatment plans for conditions including; adjustment disorder, insomnia, depression, anxiety, disorder, PTSD, bipolar ...
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Hosted by Maima Fortune
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30309
Fortune Global Psychiatry is a full service private practice serving Atlanta and its surrounding areas. Fortune Global Psychiatry will provide comprehensive adult psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis and personalized treatment plans for conditions including; adjustment disorder, insomnia, depression, anxiety, disorder, PTSD, bipolar ...
(470) 688-9393 View (470) 688-9393
Men's Mental Health Group
Being a man in the 21st century comes with unique challenges and stressors. While the ever-changing world shifts its ideas surrounding masculinity, our mission is to face the world head-on as a group. Our objective with our Men’s Mental Health ...
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Hosted by Gabriel Ty Kuecher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30315
Being a man in the 21st century comes with unique challenges and stressors. While the ever-changing world shifts its ideas surrounding masculinity, our mission is to face the world head-on as a group. Our objective with our Men’s Mental Health ...
(470) 243-8490 View (470) 243-8490
After The Storm (Current Group is Full)
This group provides a safe space for women who are recently out of a long-term relationship that was unfulfilling, limiting, or wounding. In this group we will practice honoring the pain as a way of releasing its hold on us. ...
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Hosted by Jessi Heneghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30307
This group provides a safe space for women who are recently out of a long-term relationship that was unfulfilling, limiting, or wounding. In this group we will practice honoring the pain as a way of releasing its hold on us. ...
(470) 243-9116 View (470) 243-9116
Conquering Emotions: A DBT Skills Group
A 12 week skills group that incorporates all four modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. This group is ideal for adults who seek to gain control of their emotions and improve self-awareness. In ...
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Hosted by Ashley M. Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30324
A 12 week skills group that incorporates all four modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. This group is ideal for adults who seek to gain control of their emotions and improve self-awareness. In ...
(470) 450-1050 View (470) 450-1050

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Atlanta?

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.