Men's Issues Support Groups in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Nicolas Kertesz, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Men's Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, CRC
Verified
Verified
"As men, we tend to struggle with opening up to others about our feelings. When we do we often feel uncertain as to how to express ourselves or we worry we might be met with ridicule. This group will create ..."
(773) 207-4065
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60647
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Gay Men's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This is as a virtual group where we discuss shared issues, practice new ways of expressing and modify how we view ourselves. It is an interpersonal process group that can be particularly helpful for gay men seeking to learn how ..."
(773) 250-3986
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
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Men's Recovery Group
Treatment Center, LCSW, CADC, CIP
Verified
Verified
(708) 856-8946
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60654
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Men of Color - Trauma, Relationships, Socializatio
Counselor, MS, MBA, LCPC, CSOTP, CGP
Verified
Verified
"This is a hybrid (psychotherapy/support) group for men of color dealing with issues peculiar to maleness and its connection to the various spheres of member socialization experience. Offered via Zoom platform. "
(773) 839-4206
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60603
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Men's Interpersonal Process Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
"This adults support group provides a space and an atmosphere of mutual support and challenge to help adult men explore their lives, both internal and external. An open attitude among peers is useful to overcome challenges that stemp from feelings ..."
(312) 800-1521
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
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Gay, Bisexual and Queer Men’s Group
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"This group can be uniquely helpful for gay, bi and queer men seeking to establish, enhance, or maintain relationships with other men, in a safe and supportive environment. Topics may include, but are not limited to: reducing isolation; managing sadness ..."
(773) 673-9095
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
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Flourishing Affinity Counseling Men's Group
Counselor, MEd, LCPC, RYT
Verified
Verified
"Hosted by Nicolas Kertesz* "As men, we can tend to struggle with opening up to others about our feelings. When we do, we can often feel uncertain as to how to express ourselves or we worry we might be met ..."
(773) 974-8501
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60647
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Men's Therapy Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This group may be a great fit for you if you're looking for a supportive space to increase connection. Meeting weekly on Tuesday evenings starting in January 2018, this is a group for male identified persons with the goals of: ..."
(312) 548-9356
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
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Mens Group - Addiction Recovery and Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
"This group is for men that are struggling with alcohol, heroin, meth, cocaine, and prescription meds (e.g. Adderall, Xanax, Vicodin), sex, and gambling. A commitment to abstinence is NOT required to attend the group as some members have goals of ..."
(801) 719-5036
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60611
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Trauma and Addiction Recovery Groups
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC, CGP
Verified
Verified
"My 17 trauma-focused psychotherapy groups provide therapeutic spaces to experience the transformative power of healing in community. Together, members identify and unpack deep attachment wounds, change self-destructive behavioral patterns, and enrich their lives. My model is strength- and resiliency-based. I ..."
(847) 906-2483
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
Photo of Roger M Cahak, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
ManUP Men's Process Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CTP
Verified
Verified
"Let’s face it, men. We’ve been raised to believe we have to fit squarely inside “the man box.” The only emotion we’re allowed to express is anger. Well, we’re calling BS on that! The Chicago men's counseling group is a ..."
(773) 570-2997
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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Male Identified Process Group
Treatment Center, PsyD, CGP, CHHIMP
Verified
Verified
"Group Psychotherapy focused on the treatment of eating disorders through recovery, mindfulness & coping skills. Group also appropriate for women who have experienced traumatic or less than nurturing relationships. "
(312) 487-3526
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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Men’s Sexual Recovery Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"This group is designed for men struggling staying sober from sex and porn addiction. Research shows that group therapy is as vitally important as individual therapy in the recovery process due to the communal environment group therapy offers. Participants will ..."
(224) 298-8339
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
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Gay Men's Process Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Dr. Nakisher facilitates ongoing gay men's process groups, helping men "get out of their own way" to have better relationships, overcome additive behaviors and lead more authentic lives. "
(312) 626-5648
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60611
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Men's Interpersonal Process Group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, PMHNPBC
Verified
Verified
"Gain psychological insights for real world application - facilitated by myself & Kellie Rice, Psy.D., CGP, every Wednesday from 12:00pm-1:15pm. Insurance Accepted. "
(312) 766-8451
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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Men's Group
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
"Our Men's Group encourages men of all ages to reflect inward for a journey of self-discovery. This here-and-now process in a group setting enables men to support each other and become more empowered in their personal, professional and relational lives. ..."
(847) 733-4300
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60603
Photo of Trish Flaherty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Men's Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CGP
Verified
Verified
"The group is for those wishing to work on interpersonal skills while exploring issues related to anxiety/depression, alcohol/drugs use/misuse, eating and body image, trauma, perfectionism, social anxiety/isolation, boundaries, fear, anger, grief/loss, job/career transitions. The group meets weekly online for 90 ..."
(872) 204-2435
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60611
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Men's Group Therapy
MD
Verified
Verified
"~SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULT~ This group is for adult men who struggle with any of the following: anxiety, stress, self-esteem, depression, shame, and isolation. It provides a space and an atmosphere of mutual support and challenge to help men explore ..."
(312) 635-5039
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
Photo of Shoaib Memon, Psychiatrist in Chicago, IL
Mixed Gender Interpersonal Process Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
"Are you feeling lost and uncertain about the way your life is going? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Do you wish you had someone to talk to but are afraid asking for help? Are you frequently worried that ..."
(312) 800-1521
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
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Men's Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC, MS
Verified
Verified
"Men's group is an ongoing group for all those who identify as male. We address several specific topics that men face, including relationships, communications, role expectations, work stress and more. "
(312) 313-9785
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60660

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 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 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.