Depression Support Groups in Atlanta, GA

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Bedtime Broadcast: Toddler Parent Support Group
Counselor, APC, NCC, CTP
Verified
"After bedtime Tuesday evenings, virtual support group for parents of toddlers and giving space to process, connect and share. Weekly meetings for 10-weeks discussing a variety of topics including: relationships, loneilness, diet, sleep, sex and values. "
(404) 390-4075 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30315
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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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Atlanta Center for Cognitive Therapy LLC
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
"We specialize in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for emotional problems. Founded in 1985. "
(404) 800-1045 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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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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Adult Relationship Oriented Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group is a co-ed process group focused on learning more about ourselves and our relationships with others. The premise of the group process is that conflicts which occur in our lives will likely occur in the group. However, much ..."
(404) 812-0405 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Pre-teen Skill Building
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"The goal of the group series is to increase the youth's knowledge of themselves, to teach them skills on how to manage life's challenges and plan for their future. "
(404) 383-7009 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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DBT Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"24 week DBT skills group with at least an 8 week commitment. Each module will include 2 weeks of mindfulness and 6 weeks of distress tolerance, emotional regulation or interpersonal effectiveness. Next module begins 11/2/22 (Distress Tolerance). Group currently held ..."
(770) 766-0127 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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The Brotherhood
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Starting June 1st, We will be Providing a safe space for Black & Brown men to process, express and heal. Providing a safe and therapeutic group environment to help Black Men of all orientations to identify, understand, cope and heal ..."
(470) 349-7742 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30308
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One Love Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"We are a group of dedicated mental health professionals that work with clients age 12 and up to overcome various life challenges and mental illnesses. Learn more about who we are and what we offer at OneLoveCounseling.com today. "
(678) 293-9316 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30328
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DBT Summer Boot Camp
Verified
"Our Boot Camp style classes consist of a one-day mindfulness seminar and three different four-day skills modules (Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness). You can choose which modules to take or complete all four DBT modules in a month! Available ..."
(404) 480-9901 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Sister Circle...Next session Nov. 2, 16th, & 30th
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, DCC, EAS-C
Verified
"This virtual Sister circle for Queens meets a need for every woman looking for a sisterhood that supports, mentors and provides a safe & confidential place to process feelings & situations. A Judgment Free Zone. It's here, a sister can ..."
(678) 253-4724 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30349
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Relational Group Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Verified
"Time and time again, group members are stunned to realize that they have all their lives been doing things for reasons utterly different from those they conjectured were their motives. The group itself, when used effectively, is a vehicle for ..."
(404) 994-5313 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Essence of Me! ( Perfectionism Group)- In person
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
"This is a skills/ processing Group. If your struggling with needing others validation, Procrastination due to feeling like you need to "get it right" the first time, or unhealthy expectations. This is the group for you towards letting go of ..."
(404) 689-2936 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30315
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Personal Growth Psychotherapy - Men, Women
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Group Therapy is a supportive, caring and challenging environment for people seeking help with a variety of life issues, including depression , anxiety, relationship problems, assertiveness, sexuality and assertiveness, emotional openness and honesty. People find group as offering a life transforming ..."
(404) 566-7474 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30345
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Trauma Resolution Group
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified
"If you've experienced trauma, you know how hard it is to overcome it on your own. The good news? You don't have to do it alone. Come join other womyn* who need a safe place to process, feel supported, and ..."
(770) 874-9753 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30338
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Mindfulness Skills for Teens
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
"This multi-media group with a structured curriculum teaches a new coping skill each week and is designed to appeal to teens. Research on this curriculum demonstrations that it improves wellbeing, attention, concentration, emotional regulation, athletic performance, ability to achieve goals, ..."
(404) 609-1172 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30345
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Anger Management
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, CPCS
Verified
(470) 722-2094 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30354
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Sister Circle
Associate Professional Counselor, LAPC, NCC
Verified
"Looking for a place where Black women support, uplift, take pride in the culture, embrace their authentic self, and working towards healing together? This group is for you! Sister Circle is created for Black women who are ready to do ..."
(678) 726-1665 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Grant Park Counseling Group- COVID Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
"Our free virtual COVD-19 Support Group is a resource for those struggling with pandemic-related anxiety. Group members exchange support, coping strategies, and information. "
(470) 264-6929 
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Group meets in:
Atlanta, GA 30315
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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



Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Atlanta. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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.