Depression Support Groups in Atlanta, GA

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Adolescents DBT Skills Group
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.
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Hosted by Elizabeth Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30324
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 View (404) 800-9877
One Love Counseling LLC
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.
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Hosted by One Love Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30328
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 View (678) 293-9316
Mixed Gendered Process Group
This group focuses on "family of origin" life issues as they play out "live" between group members.
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Hosted by Michael L Chafin
Marriage & Family Therapist, Div, M, Ed, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30309
This group focuses on "family of origin" life issues as they play out "live" between group members.
(678) 466-7481 View (678) 466-7481
Jeanes Mental Health Services, LLC
Welcome to Jeanes Mental Health Services, our goal is to support you on your journey towards mental wellness and a fulfilling life. Our team of therapists are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective counseling services to individuals facing a variety ...
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Hosted by Raymond Edwin Jeanes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30308
Welcome to Jeanes Mental Health Services, our goal is to support you on your journey towards mental wellness and a fulfilling life. Our team of therapists are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective counseling services to individuals facing a variety ...
(678) 506-7642 View (678) 506-7642
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
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 ...
(678) 336-8358 View (678) 336-8358
Atlanta Center for Cognitive Therapy LLC
We specialize in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for emotional problems. Founded in 1985.
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Hosted by Mark Gilson
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30324
We specialize in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for emotional problems. Founded in 1985.
(404) 800-1045 View (404) 800-1045
DBT Skills Group
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 3/27/24 (Distress Tolerance). Group currently held ...
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Hosted by DBT Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30324
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 3/27/24 (Distress Tolerance). Group currently held ...
(404) 949-8275 View (404) 949-8275
Adult Relationship Oriented Group
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 ...
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Hosted by Nancy Cahir
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30305
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 View (404) 812-0405
Grief Support Group, 6 sessions: 11/13/23-12/18/23
Focusing on coping with loss, this grief group will meet for 6 sessions starting on 11/13/23 and ending on 12/18/23 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Join and support fellow community members, share your experience, and learn ways to cope with loss this holiday ...
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Hosted by Anna Kirsten Young
LPC Intern
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30307
Focusing on coping with loss, this grief group will meet for 6 sessions starting on 11/13/23 and ending on 12/18/23 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Join and support fellow community members, share your experience, and learn ways to cope with loss this holiday ...
(404) 962-8726 View (404) 962-8726
The Brotherhood
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 from depression, addiction, ...
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Hosted by Seek Wise Counsel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30326
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 from depression, addiction, ...
(678) 252-5351 View (678) 252-5351
Girls Summer Wellness Camp 06/12-16/2023
For Middle School Girls Professionally led by Sarah I. Serluco, LCSW. Participate in fun outdoor activities while working on... stress management, coping with anxiety and depression, social skills, problem-solving, confidence-building, body image, healthy communication, and more... $500 for One Week ...
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Hosted by Sarah I. Serluco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30312
For Middle School Girls Professionally led by Sarah I. Serluco, LCSW. Participate in fun outdoor activities while working on... stress management, coping with anxiety and depression, social skills, problem-solving, confidence-building, body image, healthy communication, and more... $500 for One Week ...
(404) 383-7009 View (404) 383-7009
RO DBT Skills Class
Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Group. Group will teach skills on how to be more receptive, open, flexible and socially connected. RO DBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for: Chronic Depression, Treatment Resistant Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive ...
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Hosted by DBT Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30324
Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Group. Group will teach skills on how to be more receptive, open, flexible and socially connected. RO DBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for: Chronic Depression, Treatment Resistant Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive ...
(404) 949-8275 View (404) 949-8275
DBT 8 Week Intensives: We're Going On a Trip
This group incorporates a shortened, more targeted DBT curriculum for teens 12-17. Group members will come together virtually under the guidance of a trained therapist to learn and practice skills that help them manage their emotions, improve relationships, and cope ...
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Hosted by Alexis Beckford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30328
This group incorporates a shortened, more targeted DBT curriculum for teens 12-17. Group members will come together virtually under the guidance of a trained therapist to learn and practice skills that help them manage their emotions, improve relationships, and cope ...
(678) 831-7248 View (678) 831-7248
DBT Summer Boot Camp
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 ...
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Hosted by Peachtree DBT
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30305
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 View (404) 480-9901
BeYOUtiful
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Hosted by Dr. Chassity Todd
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 383-3713 View (404) 383-3713
Essence of Me! ( Perfectionism Group)- In person
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 ...
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Hosted by Essence Fiddemon
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30315
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 View (404) 689-2936
RO DBT and DBT Skills Training Groups
DBT and RO DBT empower behavior change and help us understand our emotions more deeply. DBT helps with emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. RO DBT helps people with over control to create "a life worth sharing" by ...
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Hosted by Tara Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CEDS
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30324
DBT and RO DBT empower behavior change and help us understand our emotions more deeply. DBT helps with emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. RO DBT helps people with over control to create "a life worth sharing" by ...
(470) 441-4942 View (470) 441-4942
Girls Wellness and Skills Camp 2/12-2/15/2024
For Middle School Led by Jessalynn King, student-intern, and professionally supervised by Sarah I. Serluco, LCSW. Participate in fun outdoor activities and art therapy while working on stress management, coping with anxiety & depression, social skills, problem-solving, confidence-building, body image, ...
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Hosted by Sarah I. Serluco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30312
For Middle School Led by Jessalynn King, student-intern, and professionally supervised by Sarah I. Serluco, LCSW. Participate in fun outdoor activities and art therapy while working on stress management, coping with anxiety & depression, social skills, problem-solving, confidence-building, body image, ...
(404) 383-7009 View (404) 383-7009
Relational Group Psychotherapy
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 ...
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Hosted by Philip J Flores
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30328
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 View (404) 994-5313
Personal Growth Psychotherapy - Men, Women
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 ...
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Hosted by Murray Dabby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Atlanta, GA 30345
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 View (404) 566-7474

Depression Support Groups

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.