Support Groups in Atlanta, GA

Photo of T. Cole Huggins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Atlanta, GA
Non religious, therapist led Grief Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
"In person, small grief group, meeting in Brookhaven area. Meets 8 consecutive weeks, $450 includes sessions, book and other materials. Next group starts Jun 16th, 7-8:30 pm. Cole offers a free 30 min session to ensure a good fit. Register ..."
(404) 999-3843 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Betrayal Trauma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT, BC-TMH, CSAT
Verified
"This group is intended for Women who have been traumatized by chronic betrayal. In group we work through the issues posed by the discovery of their partners' multiple sexual acting out behaviors, and the impact those have had on them. ..."
(770) 352-0029 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Adolescents DBT Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
"DBT Skills training adapted for adolescents. The group covers all of the DBT Modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path. "
(404) 800-9877 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Lgbtqia gender process group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"This professionally-led group will help encourage group members to explore gender and gender expression through sharing and reflection. In a safe and supportive environment, the group experience provides an opportunity for group members to explore how they form relationships while ..."
(773) 524-6215 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30328
Waitlist for new clients
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Mixed Gendered Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, Div, M, Ed, LMFT
Verified
"This group focuses on "family of origin" life issues as they play out "live" between group members. "
(678) 466-7481 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Marriage, Divorce, Grief & Loss, Dating, Self-Care
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified
"Marriage, Divorce Care, Grief & Loss, Dating, Self- Care, Anger Management, Communication, and other group issues addressed in comprehensive ministry structured group. FREE to the public. Call (225) 246-2892 for details "
(678) 658-3740 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30305
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(404) 390-1583 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Support group for South Asians
Counselor, APC
Verified
(678) 635-9827 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Virtual Postpartum Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Motherhood is beautiful…but adjusting to being a new mom can also be overwhelming. During these unprecedented times with a global pandemic, being a new mom can also feel isolating. I want to provide a place for mom’s w/babies under 1 ..."
(678) 325-5036 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Mother and Daughter Empowerment
MS, CAMS, TOT, CPLC, SGS
"Mother Daughter Empowerment Group The Mother Daughter relationship is diverse and complicated. Similar to a roller coaster ride. Frequently there is a lack of communication, times of miscommunication and misunderstanding which lead to conflict in this relationship. During our time ..."
(678) 506-2668 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30331
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Grit and Grace Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
"This group is for pregnant or postpartum women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. This group is for both pregnant and postpartum women and birthing parents who are feeling depressed or anxious, and for those who have a diagnosed perinatal ..."
(404) 800-3863 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Fourth Trimester/New Parents Psychotherapy Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MPH
Verified
"There’s nothing quite like the delirious joy that comes from caring for a newborn. For many of us, the “fourth trimester,” or first three months after labor and delivery, may be a time of joy, yes, but also uncertainty. We ..."
(404) 738-7936 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Women | Loving
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30339
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Dating Support Group -- starting February 2022
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Dating can be hard…and no, it’s not just you. This group is for anyone who is struggling with navigating the dating scene. You will get support and encouragement from a community of others who are also navigating dating. You’ll have ..."
(404) 905-1344 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30313
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Herpes Support Group (virtual)
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, LPC
Verified
"Psychotherapy support group for women who are struggling to cope with a diagnosis of herpes. Next session starts Nov. 1, 2020 "
(501) 436-0935 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30328
Not accepting new clients
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Online Marketing and Business Development Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CEDS-S
Verified
"DO YOU FIND YOURSELF WISHING YOU HAD TAKEN MORE BUSINESS CLASSES IN COLLEGE? DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH MARKETING AND "SELLING YOURSELF"? ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR PRACTICE TO A NEW LEVEL OF SUCCESS? This group is a mastermind group ..."
(404) 566-8858 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Brown Girl Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CRC, CPC
Verified
"Brown Girl Healing is a group created for black and brown women to offer options in their journey of growth toward becoming their full selves. Join us for yoga, meditation and reiki classes on Monday nights. We also offer individual ..."
(678) 504-6764 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30331
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Conquering Emotions: A DBT Skills Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Spiritually Transformative Experiences Group
Counselor, MA, LPC, CHT
"Are you looking for a community of like minded people who have had or curious about Spiritually Transformative Experiences? We conduct a group meditation and then share and process experiences of a religious, spiritual and/or mystical nature. Some examples are ..."
(678) 647-1240 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30306
mens group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
(404) 236-6474 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324



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