Preteen Support Groups in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Kathryn Wax, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
healthy image group - 11-13
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The group focuses on self-esteem and coping strategies for girls ages 11-13. "
(312) 248-9490 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Photo of Ashley Hodges, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
The Journey From Summer to Fall (Jr. High)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Join us, as we explore the many challenges that make up the student's school year, all within a relaxed and positive environment. The transition back to school after summer break can be difficult, and we can help! We will be ..."
(312) 313-3095 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Photo of RIMYA Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
"In your feelings" Group (ages 4-7)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA, DSW, CBIS, RPT
Verified
"Our "In your Feelings" group is focused for children who are having difficulty managing their anger, grief, and/or anxiety. Up to 5 children within a group (In person at Logan Square site). Participants and Parents will complete intake and Developmental ..."
(312) 584-3498 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618

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Photo of Kathryn Wax, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
healthy image group - 11-13
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The group focuses on self-esteem and coping strategies for girls ages 11-13. "
(312) 248-9490 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Photo of Ashley Hodges, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
The Journey From Summer to Fall (Jr. High)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Join us, as we explore the many challenges that make up the student's school year, all within a relaxed and positive environment. The transition back to school after summer break can be difficult, and we can help! We will be ..."
(312) 313-3095 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Photo of RIMYA Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
"In your feelings" Group (ages 4-7)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA, DSW, CBIS, RPT
Verified
"Our "In your Feelings" group is focused for children who are having difficulty managing their anger, grief, and/or anxiety. Up to 5 children within a group (In person at Logan Square site). Participants and Parents will complete intake and Developmental ..."
(312) 584-3498 
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
Photo of Natori Walters, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Individual and Family Connection
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified
"We are a group private pediatric mental health practice. It is the mission of Individual and Family Connection to empower families to more deeply connect with one another and to assist them in maintaining that connection through difficult times. We ..."
(708) 249-3992 
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Group meets in:
River Forest, IL 60305

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Preteen Support Groups
The Preteen or Tween years (ages 11-13) are a transitional period when the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence begin.

For help with preteens or for a Chicago preteen support group these Chicago preteen support groups provide help with preteen development issues. They include preteen support groups in Chicago, preteen psychologists, and preteen counselors. They can help with preteen behavior, preteen learning and preteen body image issues.

They'll also help with tweens in Chicago, communicating and understanding your tween tween body image concerns.

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.