Host: Dr. Tiffany C. Brown, PsyD, MA, CAMS-II
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60628
"Family First Domestic & Family Counseling Clinic offers anger management services for individuals, corporations, and groups with our certified anger management specialist. Through our anger management groups, evaluations and coaching sessions- we assess anger issues/needs, coping skills and teach empirically ..."
(773) 451-8634
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60628
"Family First Domestic & Family Counseling Clinic offers anger management services for individuals, corporations, and groups with our certified anger management specialist. Through our anger management groups, evaluations and coaching sessions- we assess anger issues/needs, coping skills and teach empirically ..."
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Host: Bill Singerman, MA, MEd, LPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
"DBT skills offer strategies for managing strong emotions and can be a valuable addition to individual psychotherapy. DBT skills groups may be particularly useful to individuals struggling with eating disorders, self-injury, and other impulsive and compulsive behaviors. Groups are open ..."
(331) 244-8101
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
"DBT skills offer strategies for managing strong emotions and can be a valuable addition to individual psychotherapy. DBT skills groups may be particularly useful to individuals struggling with eating disorders, self-injury, and other impulsive and compulsive behaviors. Groups are open ..."
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Host: Miss. Lisa Abrams, LCPC, CSADC, MCAP, ICADC, CIP
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 800-1772
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60613
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Host: Miss. Victoria Ann Kessinger, MA, LCPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Great Lakes Therapy Center currently has seven DBT Skills groups. The program is designed for clients who would like to develop healthy habits and enhance their psychological and emotional stability. It is designed to encourage healing and acceptance, build insight, ..."
(312) 313-0481
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Great Lakes Therapy Center currently has seven DBT Skills groups. The program is designed for clients who would like to develop healthy habits and enhance their psychological and emotional stability. It is designed to encourage healing and acceptance, build insight, ..."
Host: Mr. Garrett Shotwell, LCSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
"I offer online clinical supervision and consultation to Master of Social Worker’s (MSW) who are working towards their clinical licensure (LCSW) in the state of Illinois (other states could be considered if approved by licensing board). The goal is to ..."
(773) 492-8915
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
"I offer online clinical supervision and consultation to Master of Social Worker’s (MSW) who are working towards their clinical licensure (LCSW) in the state of Illinois (other states could be considered if approved by licensing board). The goal is to ..."
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Host: Dr. Christine Carpenter, PsyD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60610
"So often our interactions with others are guided by fears, beliefs or self-perceptions that may be inaccurate or unrelated to the current circumstance. This prevents us from being truly authentic in relationships and ultimately decreases satisfaction in life. Group therapy ..."
(773) 888-0757
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60610
"So often our interactions with others are guided by fears, beliefs or self-perceptions that may be inaccurate or unrelated to the current circumstance. This prevents us from being truly authentic in relationships and ultimately decreases satisfaction in life. Group therapy ..."
Host: Dr. Mary Jia, PhD, MA
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60611
"The DBT Skills Group focuses on learning skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a style of therapy rooted in Eastern philosophy where we work to accept the presence of contradictory truths (e.g., I am perfect the way I ..."
(312) 934-3355
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60611
"The DBT Skills Group focuses on learning skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a style of therapy rooted in Eastern philosophy where we work to accept the presence of contradictory truths (e.g., I am perfect the way I ..."
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Host: Dr. Amanda M Rios, PsyD, LCP
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 470-4302
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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Host: Dr. Michele Watzke Johnson, EdD, LMFT
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
"We are a group of practitioners who practice from multiple modalities. Our therapists include psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers. "
(872) 713-5587
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
"We are a group of practitioners who practice from multiple modalities. Our therapists include psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers. "
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Host: Kelly Pastori, LPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60622
"Did you know that some people who grew up in religious purity culture have symptoms that are similar to people who experienced childhood sexual abuse? The impact of a sexually shaming culture can be subtle, but leave deep wounds. This ..."
(872) 395-4458
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60622
"Did you know that some people who grew up in religious purity culture have symptoms that are similar to people who experienced childhood sexual abuse? The impact of a sexually shaming culture can be subtle, but leave deep wounds. This ..."
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Host: Dr. Michael Morin, PhD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
"A weekly group to explore identity, expressions of masculinity, experiences men commonly face. "
(312) 667-3494
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
"A weekly group to explore identity, expressions of masculinity, experiences men commonly face. "
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Host: Dr. Nadia Hallak, PsyD, LPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60659
"Each therapist at Chicago Psych Therapy Group cares about the well-being of our clients. We do not believe in cookie-cutter therapy or push our clients to follow our goals. We believe in therapy that is led by the client and ..."
(872) 246-7217
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60659
"Each therapist at Chicago Psych Therapy Group cares about the well-being of our clients. We do not believe in cookie-cutter therapy or push our clients to follow our goals. We believe in therapy that is led by the client and ..."
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Host: Ms. Heather Bell, LCPC, RYT 200
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"This group is open to everyone. Restorative Yoga to regulate the nervous system and take time to intentionally end your week and enter your weekend. This offers individuals the opportunity to reflect on your experiences and verbalize your intentions in ..."
(872) 259-4576
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"This group is open to everyone. Restorative Yoga to regulate the nervous system and take time to intentionally end your week and enter your weekend. This offers individuals the opportunity to reflect on your experiences and verbalize your intentions in ..."
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Host: Dr. Callie Mullis, PsyD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
"Starting October 2020. At a time when we have never been so vulnerable to feeling isolated, this group offers the opportunity for adults in their 20s - early 30s a space to create connection with others and improve comfort with ..."
(872) 259-7947
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
"Starting October 2020. At a time when we have never been so vulnerable to feeling isolated, this group offers the opportunity for adults in their 20s - early 30s a space to create connection with others and improve comfort with ..."
Photo of Trish Flaherty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Trish Flaherty, LCSW, CADC, CGP
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Online group forming now. The group will be for those wishing to work on issues related to: skill building, social anxiety/isolation, anxiety/depression, alcohol/drugs use/misuse, disordered eating, trauma, perfectionism, boundaries, fear, anger, grief/loss. The group will meet weekly online for 1 ..."
(872) 204-2435
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Online group forming now. The group will be for those wishing to work on issues related to: skill building, social anxiety/isolation, anxiety/depression, alcohol/drugs use/misuse, disordered eating, trauma, perfectionism, boundaries, fear, anger, grief/loss. The group will meet weekly online for 1 ..."
Photo of John Carter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: John Carter, MA, LCSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
"CBT is designed to assist participates in identifying and managing maladaptive thoughts that influence behaviors and emotions. The development of these thought patterns serve as an organizational template that can become problematic in many areas of our lives. CBT will ..."
(312) 360-1983
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
"CBT is designed to assist participates in identifying and managing maladaptive thoughts that influence behaviors and emotions. The development of these thought patterns serve as an organizational template that can become problematic in many areas of our lives. CBT will ..."
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Host: Michael Vernon, LCSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60625
"Group therapy provides a powerful opportunity for people to learn about themselves and their relationships to others. Group therapy can be used in conjunction with individual therapy or on its own. Groups are unique in their ability to decrease a ..."
(773) 639-2017
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60625
"Group therapy provides a powerful opportunity for people to learn about themselves and their relationships to others. Group therapy can be used in conjunction with individual therapy or on its own. Groups are unique in their ability to decrease a ..."
Photo of DePaul Family and Community Services, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Orson A Morrison, PsyD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
"This 12 week mindfulness program is intended for children with anxiety and/ or depression. This group seeks to aid children in recognizing and navigating their own thoughts and feelings. Sessions will support group members in gaining self-awareness and encourage acceptance ..."
(773) 530-3791
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
"This 12 week mindfulness program is intended for children with anxiety and/ or depression. This group seeks to aid children in recognizing and navigating their own thoughts and feelings. Sessions will support group members in gaining self-awareness and encourage acceptance ..."
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Host: Tony Gleason Or Michael Bruner, LCPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60616
"We are now offering an 8 week group to healthcare workers in Chicago to provide emotional support during this pandemic. As a practice that serves healthcare workers in individual therapy we've seen the need for support rapidly increase. Therefore, we ..."
(773) 918-2122
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60616
"We are now offering an 8 week group to healthcare workers in Chicago to provide emotional support during this pandemic. As a practice that serves healthcare workers in individual therapy we've seen the need for support rapidly increase. Therefore, we ..."
Photo of Bianka Hardin, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Bianka Hardin, PsyD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 922-6157
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618

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