Support Groups in Des Moines, IA

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Slow Down and Lighten Up
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Slow Down and Lighten Up is a one year course for individuals who have given up on ever maintaining weight loss. It provides the education necessary to change your lifestyle completely with the side effect of natural weight loss without ..."
(515) 996-6427 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50314
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Alpha Allied Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
"This is a group designed for patients of Alpha Allied Mental Health. A place to vent positively, work cohesively to manage areas of mental health that you may have needed support. This is not a group to ask for refills ..."
(217) 634-2030 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Healthy Relationships and Sexuality
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
"This group covers different types of social relationships, communication, trust and safety, consent, attraction versus love, stages of a dating/romantic relationship, internet and phone safety, dating abuse, male and female reproductive systems, sexual reflexes, action, and contact, preventing STI’s and ..."
(515) 297-7646 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50313
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Bliss Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified
"PSYCHIATRY TELEMEDICINE PROVIDER SERVING ALL OF IOWA, RURAL AREAS, CITIES, ECT. We are excited to offer medication management services TELEMEDICINE and in person at our Des Moines Location!! We offer medication management services for all psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, ..."
(515) 859-8138 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors
Counselor, MA, T-LMHC
Verified
"To help heal the stress and trauma of cancer survivors through individual and collaborative art projects, journallng, group talk therapy and mindfulness. My program is a 13 week, one (3 hr) group session per week program that focuses on different ..."
(515) 316-2460 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Refugee Supportive Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW, MEd
Verified
(515) 206-8307 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50312
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
"Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is designed to transform your relationship with stress, improve your health, and increase your energy and enthusiasm for life. Learn to lower stress, manage chronic pain, and decrease stress-related illnesses like anxiety, anger, depression, headaches, high blood ..."
(515) 393-2806 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients
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Culturally Sensitive Addiction Recovery Group
Treatment Center, EdD, LPC, NCC
Verified
"This group will be designed for the working professional who hasn't found a place to find resolution from your journey, as a person of diverse background and color. This will be a virtual (secure video). We are attempting to make ..."
(636) 205-2704 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Managing Emotional Intensity (STEPPS)
LMHC_In
"Managing intense emotions takes practice using various coping skills. In our 20 week guided group we teach, and practice, skills to use when your intense emotions try to take over. By using these skills, it creates a more balanced emotional ..."
(515) 528-8135 
Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50322
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SS Therapy and Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Welcome to SS Therapy and Consulting, Ltd., a corporation dedicated to helping people overcome life's challenges and move forward in the way that is right for them. We strive to create a comfortable environment where individuals, couples, and families of ..."
(515) 346-6974 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Waitlist for new clients
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UNWED Understanding the Needs of Women Divorcing
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"Group therapy based on acceptance and commitment therapy to help women transition through a divorce and begin again. "
(515) 493-7520 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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The Mindful Way through Stress and Worry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
"CLASS STARTS IN OCTOBER. Please visit www.prairiewellness.com for more information. During this six week class, you'll learn how to practice mindfulness meditation or strengthen your practice if you already meditate. We'll examine the causes and consequences of stress and worry ..."
(515) 393-2806 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients
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Men
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"Psychotherapy group of men using a mindful approach to the experience of manhood. "
(515) 493-7520 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Stepps
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
"20 week group then ongoing every other week. Emotional Intensity, Difficulty with high emotionality, Anxiety, Anger, Borderline Personality Disorder. Adult Female, Male and adolescent groups on different nights. 2 hour groups at different times between 4pm and 8pm. "
(515) 523-0319 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50310
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Yoga for Stress & Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500
Verified
"Visit my website to check out upcoming yoga and meditation series. These events offer the opportunity for self-reflection, group discussion, yoga movement and meditation. Because of Covid-19, virtual classes are currently offered. "
(515) 200-1058 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients
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Bridge Group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
"This is a group put together of patients who have undergone the Bridge device procedure due to being on heroin or opiates. This will be a safe productive, learning environment. Please share triumphs, resolutions from negative symptoms as well. I ..."
(217) 634-2030 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Introduction to Mindful Meditation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
"This is a great class for people interested in exploring what mindfulness is and how to be more mindful in everyday life.  During our four classes, we'll practice mindfulness meditation sitting, walking, and lying down.   We'll examine the successes ..."
(515) 393-2806 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients

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Photo of Dr. Morgain Hall, PLLC, Psychologist in Des Moines, IA
Slow Down and Lighten Up
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Slow Down and Lighten Up is a one year course for individuals who have given up on ever maintaining weight loss. It provides the education necessary to change your lifestyle completely with the side effect of natural weight loss without ..."
(515) 996-6427 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50314
Photo of Elizabeth Brake, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Des Moines, IA
Bliss Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified
"PSYCHIATRY TELEMEDICINE PROVIDER SERVING ALL OF IOWA, RURAL AREAS, CITIES, ECT. We are excited to offer medication management services TELEMEDICINE and in person at our Des Moines Location!! We offer medication management services for all psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, ..."
(515) 859-8138 
View
Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Photo of Greg Allen Fuqua, Counselor in Des Moines, IA
Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors
Counselor, MA, T-LMHC
Verified
"To help heal the stress and trauma of cancer survivors through individual and collaborative art projects, journallng, group talk therapy and mindfulness. My program is a 13 week, one (3 hr) group session per week program that focuses on different ..."
(515) 316-2460 
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Group meets in:
Des Moines, IA 50309

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