Host: Ms. Erica Reschly, LISW, PhD
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Iowa City, IA 52240
"This introductory group runs for 6 weeks. Each session is structured as follows: A brief centering exercise; Introduction of topic; Skills practice; and Individual checkout. The broad themes of this group include: A) Increasing your awareness of and developing strategies ..."
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"This introductory group runs for 6 weeks. Each session is structured as follows: A brief centering exercise; Introduction of topic; Skills practice; and Individual checkout. The broad themes of this group include: A) Increasing your awareness of and developing strategies ..."
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Host: Lindsey Piper, MA, LISW
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52240
"This is a 6-week closed support group for nonbinary identifying individuals. The unique systemic stressors and lived experiences of nonbinary folx are the focus of this experiential and psychoeducational group work. Intersectional experiences, psychoeducation, resources, and addressing disordered eating as ..."
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"This is a 6-week closed support group for nonbinary identifying individuals. The unique systemic stressors and lived experiences of nonbinary folx are the focus of this experiential and psychoeducational group work. Intersectional experiences, psychoeducation, resources, and addressing disordered eating as ..."
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Host: Dr. Brittany Greenbaum, PhD
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52246
"ATHC hosts a time-limited and on-going trauma-informed mental health consultation group. This group meets weekly or twice a month to discuss clinical issue related to trauma work and how to practice from a trauma-informed lens for professionals in the field ..."
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"ATHC hosts a time-limited and on-going trauma-informed mental health consultation group. This group meets weekly or twice a month to discuss clinical issue related to trauma work and how to practice from a trauma-informed lens for professionals in the field ..."
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Host: Ms. Donna J Janosik, LMFT, LMHC
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52240
"Supervision for MFT and MHC supervisees with temporary licence. Group meets for 2 hours, once a week. "
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"Supervision for MFT and MHC supervisees with temporary licence. Group meets for 2 hours, once a week. "
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Host: Kait Hutson, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52240
"This is a 6-week closed support group for nonbinary identifying individuals. The unique systemic stressors and lived experiences of nonbinary folx are the focus of this experiential and psychoeducational group work. Intersectional experiences, psychoeducation, resources, and addressing disordered eating as ..."
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"This is a 6-week closed support group for nonbinary identifying individuals. The unique systemic stressors and lived experiences of nonbinary folx are the focus of this experiential and psychoeducational group work. Intersectional experiences, psychoeducation, resources, and addressing disordered eating as ..."
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Host: Christine Vincent, LISW
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52246
"As a group of independently practicing clinicians,with over 35 years of combined experience, Turning Point is dedicated to the improvement of your emotional health and well being. Seeking therapy is something many of us can benefit from at different points ..."
(319) 774-4143
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Iowa City, IA 52246
"As a group of independently practicing clinicians,with over 35 years of combined experience, Turning Point is dedicated to the improvement of your emotional health and well being. Seeking therapy is something many of us can benefit from at different points ..."
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Host: Megan Carnahan, MSW, LISW
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52245
"Now accepting LMSW graduates for both individual and group supervision work. Please contact me for more details. "
(319) 727-8571
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Iowa City, IA 52245
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"Now accepting LMSW graduates for both individual and group supervision work. Please contact me for more details. "
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Host: Lindsey Piper, MA, LISW
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52240
"This is a 6-week closed support group for partners in which one partner is experiencing transition. This groupwork is co-facilitated by LGBTQ-identifying psychotherapists. The group will be experiential, psychoeducational, and emotionally-focused in orientation. Participants will gain valuable relational skills, communication ..."
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"This is a 6-week closed support group for partners in which one partner is experiencing transition. This groupwork is co-facilitated by LGBTQ-identifying psychotherapists. The group will be experiential, psychoeducational, and emotionally-focused in orientation. Participants will gain valuable relational skills, communication ..."
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Host: Ms. Erica Reschly, LISW, PhD
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52240
"This online group runs for 6 weeks beginning May 7. It supports individuals with ADD/ADHD in the workplace and at home. Each session includes a short didactic component, breakout groups for skills practice, and brief large group check ins to ..."
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"This online group runs for 6 weeks beginning May 7. It supports individuals with ADD/ADHD in the workplace and at home. Each session includes a short didactic component, breakout groups for skills practice, and brief large group check ins to ..."
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Host: Kait Hutson, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52240
"This is a 6-week closed support group for partners in which one partner is experiencing transition. This groupwork is co-facilitated by LGBTQ-identifying psychotherapists. The group will be experiential, psychoeducational, and emotionally-focused in orientation. Participants will gain valuable relational skills, communication ..."
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Iowa City, IA 52240
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"This is a 6-week closed support group for partners in which one partner is experiencing transition. This groupwork is co-facilitated by LGBTQ-identifying psychotherapists. The group will be experiential, psychoeducational, and emotionally-focused in orientation. Participants will gain valuable relational skills, communication ..."
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Host: Dr. JoAnna Romero Cartaya, PhD
Group meets in:
Iowa City, IA 52240
"This online group provides a safe and encouraging forum for moms of newborns, infants, and/or young children engage in time of self-care and camaraderie amidst all of the overwhelming and loving experiences of being a mom, on top of a ..."
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"This online group provides a safe and encouraging forum for moms of newborns, infants, and/or young children engage in time of self-care and camaraderie amidst all of the overwhelming and loving experiences of being a mom, on top of a ..."

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Iowa City 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 Iowa City 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 Iowa City 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 Iowa City 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Iowa City 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.