Anxiety Support Groups in Chicago, IL

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Center for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"I am the founder of the Center for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. We offer insight-oriented psychotherapy for those seeking greater understanding of themselves and their world. Please browse our website at www.psychodynamicchicago. com "
(847) 865-9243 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
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Prepping for the Wedding!
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"A major component of enjoying your wedding day is psychological. This two hour, interactive workshop provides effective tools for managing the stress and range of complex emotions often associated with the wedding planning process, bringing much needed relief and contentment ..."
(872) 210-5935 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60603
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DBT Skills Training
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for a number of issues including anxiety , depression, addiction, and relationship problems. DBT is different than many other forms of treatment because it emphasizes learning and building concrete ..."
(312) 765-7115 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
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Inter-Acting Peer Group- Virtual
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Inter-Acting is a virtual peer group for high school or middle school students who are struggling in one or more social areas. Inter-Acting provides an opportunity for participants to strengthen their interacting skills and help increase their confidence with peers ..."
(872) 266-7720 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
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Mind-Body Connection Workshops
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"A series of workshops for Trauma survivors and those struggling with Anxiety /Depression. The purpose of these workshops is to provide participants with tools to manage dysregulation and build trust between their Minds and Bodies. Movements are Yoga based. Schedule as ..."
(872) 204-1501 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
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2nd Story Counseling
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CHT, CPC
Verified
(872) 239-3462 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
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Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"We are currently running groups both virtually and in-person. Current open groups are focused on Adult Children of emotionally immature parents/people. The group is based on the best-selling books by Dr. Lindsay Gibson. Groups run weekly. We are currently holding ..."
(872) 395-6022 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
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Centered Therapy Chicago
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
(773) 922-6157 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
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Teacher / Educator Support Group
Treatment Center, LCSW
Verified
"This is a VIRTUAL, open ongoing support group designed to help teachers cope with the challenges of our new reality: sporadic distance learnings, spotty attendance, students who are missing key skills, and unsupportive administrators to name a few. This group ..."
(773) 250-3135 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
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Mom's group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"In this group we will focus on the challenges of being a mom. We will utilize a variety of different treatment modalities targeted to build upon identified strengths. This group will be a way to meet other mom's and express ..."
(773) 649-9730 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60659
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Evening Psychodrama Group
Psychologist, PhD, TEP
Verified
"Would you like to: Be kinder to yourself or others? Decrease depression and/or anxiety ? Understand and change the role you play in your relationships? Increase self-confidence? This group uses psychodrama and action methods to express feelings safely, explore and challenge ..."
(312) 818-2187 
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
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Adolescent Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CGP
Verified
"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 hour. I meet with ..."
(872) 204-2435 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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Young Adult Process Group (Thursday Bi-weekly)
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
"GROUP IS AT CAPACITY. This cohesive process group includes young adults (20's-30's) who are coping with a wide variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety , trauma, work-stress, relationship issues, and family conflict. Through positive peer support, empathetic feedback, access to diverse ..."
(872) 231-3820 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
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Anxiety Group Therapy
MD
Verified
"~SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULT~ This group is for adult men and women who struggle with anxiety and stress. Group provides ideas and activities to help individuals who deal with anxiety that is getting in the way of friendships, dating and ..."
(312) 635-5039 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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Integrative Trauma Recovery Group
Counselor, LCPC, SEP, LFYP, RYT500
Verified
"This group is for trauma survivors who have been in treatment with an individual therapist and would like to build a strong toolkit of skills to help with day-to-day emotional challenges. The group combines somatic psychotherapy, DBT and relational models ..."
(872) 713-0002 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60659
Not accepting new clients
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In Process
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS
Verified
"This is an ongoing process group that would provide a safe environment to promote an understanding of yourself and others in relationships. The group is meant to provide you the opportunity to explore patterns of feeling, thinking, and behaving that ..."
(312) 516-2410 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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Inter-Acting Peer Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Inter-Acting is a virtual peer group for high school or middle school students who are struggling in one or more social areas. Inter-Acting provides an opportunity for participants to strengthen their interacting skills and help increase their confidence with peers ..."
(872) 204-1322 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
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Emotion Focused Therapy Institute
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"I am a founding board member of the international society of Emotion-focused therapy (iseft.org). The therapy is thoroughly researched and empirically supported for a variety of client groups. It takes a strong focus on deeper emotions, helping clients to transform ..."
(773) 839-6685 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
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Women's Mental Wellness Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Foundations Counseling, LLC has developed a Women’s Mental Wellness Group. This groups is geared towards providing women with a safe space to discuss a variety of topics including; psycho-education (understanding symptoms and triggers), mental wellness approaches, setting healthy boundaries, engaging ..."
(773) 839-4035 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60643
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Adolescent Support Group
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BCN
Verified
"The Adolescent Support Group is an open group for teens to discuss their struggles and support each other in these difficult times from Covid 19 to Social Justice and anywhere in between. "
(847) 243-6572 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640


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Anxiety Support Groups
At the core of anxiety is a mistaken appraisal of danger in which threats are exaggerated, triggering an array of negative feelings that overwhelm patients and lead to avoidant behavior. Therapists take aim at the three big components of anxiety—worry, physical arousal or edginess, and avoidance—by teaching one or more well-researched programs of skills that are custom-tailored to patients’ own worst thoughts.

If you're looking for a Chicago anxiety support group, these professionals provide anxiety therapy and counseling in Chicago.

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.