Support Groups in Cook County, IL

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Newbury Counseling and Consulting
Photo of Newbury Counseling and Consulting, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Newbury Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60657
(872) 529-3051 View (872) 529-3051
Substance Abuse Alcohol and other drugs
My group will focus on alcohol and drug abuse support. The group runs 45 to 1 hr. We will deal with methods for coping and reducing usage. We will also refer members to outside treatment when necessary.
Photo of Johnny White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Johnny White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in South Holland, IL 60473
My group will focus on alcohol and drug abuse support. The group runs 45 to 1 hr. We will deal with methods for coping and reducing usage. We will also refer members to outside treatment when necessary.
Glaser & Randhawa Mental Health Group
Photo of Rossana Sierra-Swiech, Counselor in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Rossana Sierra-Swiech
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60622
(872) 241-1008 View (872) 241-1008
Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity Therapy Group
Come together with others (adults 18 and older) who belong to the LGBTQ+ community looking to explore identity, build community, and use theatre games and exercises as a way to express yourself. This group helps individuals strategize coping mechanisms, discover ...
Photo of Cree Noble, Counselor in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Cree Noble
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60641
Come together with others (adults 18 and older) who belong to the LGBTQ+ community looking to explore identity, build community, and use theatre games and exercises as a way to express yourself. This group helps individuals strategize coping mechanisms, discover ...
(773) 362-2875 View (773) 362-2875
Delve Psychotherapy of Chicago
Delve is a depth-oriented practice with multiple clinicians dedicated to thinking deeply and flexibly about the therapeutic process and your growth experience. Our clinicians work diligently to build a trusting therapeutic relationship that serves as the foundation for clinical work. ...
Photo of Adam W Fominaya, Psychologist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Adam W Fominaya
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60660
Delve is a depth-oriented practice with multiple clinicians dedicated to thinking deeply and flexibly about the therapeutic process and your growth experience. Our clinicians work diligently to build a trusting therapeutic relationship that serves as the foundation for clinical work. ...
(872) 250-4033 View (872) 250-4033
Prospering Minds Counseling PLLC
We are a group of caring and compassionate therapists who provide quality trauma-informed mental health care. As a mental health collective, we assist members by providing individual and family therapy, hybrid options for in-person and telemedicine, coaching, and more. We ...
Photo of Dr. Loren Williams, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Dr. Loren Williams
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , EdD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palatine, IL 60067
We are a group of caring and compassionate therapists who provide quality trauma-informed mental health care. As a mental health collective, we assist members by providing individual and family therapy, hybrid options for in-person and telemedicine, coaching, and more. We ...
(224) 479-1493 View (224) 479-1493
Hablemos en Serio - Grupo de apoyo en Español
Este es un grupo donde las personas de habla hispana pueden hablar de sus experiencias viviendo en Estados Unidos, y procesar emociones relacionadas con el desarraigo, el choque de culturas, criar una familia lejos, y otras problemáticas ligadas a vivir ...
Photo of Valeria Slapak Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Valeria Slapak Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60202
Este es un grupo donde las personas de habla hispana pueden hablar de sus experiencias viviendo en Estados Unidos, y procesar emociones relacionadas con el desarraigo, el choque de culturas, criar una familia lejos, y otras problemáticas ligadas a vivir ...
(847) 474-9732 View (847) 474-9732
Young Adult Process Group (Thursday Bi-weekly)
GROUP IS AT CAPACITY. This cohesive process group includes young adults (30s) 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 ...
Photo of Amanda Lenvin, Counselor in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Amanda Lenvin
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60614
GROUP IS AT CAPACITY. This cohesive process group includes young adults (30s) 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 View (872) 231-3820
Inter-Acting Peer Group
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 ...
Photo of Grace Oczon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Grace Oczon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60614
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 View (872) 204-1322
ADHD Skills Group
If you or someone you know is struggling with ADHD, it can feel incredibly frustrating and defeating. This group is designed to help individuals find adaptive ways to cope with and honor their neuro-diversity. The group consists of an 8-week ...
Photo of Laura Lammers, Psychologist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Laura Lammers
Psychologist, PsyD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60304
If you or someone you know is struggling with ADHD, it can feel incredibly frustrating and defeating. This group is designed to help individuals find adaptive ways to cope with and honor their neuro-diversity. The group consists of an 8-week ...
(708) 792-2973 View (708) 792-2973
CogSMART Cognitive Rehabilitation for Brain Injury
Photo of Centers for Cognitive Wellness, Psychologist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Centers for Cognitive Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60660
(855) 519-6499 View (855) 519-6499
Anger Management
Anger is normal and a part of the human experience. However, unmanaged anger can be costly! I am here to help you save your personal and professional relationships. This workshop could be considered an alternative to individual therapy or supplemental. ...
Photo of Melanie Hall, Counselor in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Melanie Hall
Counselor, LCPC, CAMS-II, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Homewood, IL 60430
Anger is normal and a part of the human experience. However, unmanaged anger can be costly! I am here to help you save your personal and professional relationships. This workshop could be considered an alternative to individual therapy or supplemental. ...
(708) 249-3305 View (708) 249-3305
Compassionate Counseling
Photo of Megan E McDaniel, Counselor in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Megan E McDaniel
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
(224) 412-3706 View (224) 412-3706
Mariposa Psychological Services PLLC
Mariposa Psychological Services PLLC provides therapy to individual and couples and psychological testing for ages 6 and up. We specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Our area of specialties in testing include ADHD, subtle presentations of Autism, learning ...
Photo of Dr. Sara Coria-Macias, Psychologist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Dr. Sara Coria-Macias
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Orland Park, IL 60462
Mariposa Psychological Services PLLC provides therapy to individual and couples and psychological testing for ages 6 and up. We specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Our area of specialties in testing include ADHD, subtle presentations of Autism, learning ...
(708) 792-2615 View (708) 792-2615
Couples Therapy Group
Are you experiencing problems in your relationship or marriage? Have you wanted to participate in group therapy for couples but could not find one? B.P.R. Therapy, Mediation and Coaching Services now offers couples group therapy via telehealth. Group is limited ...
Photo of B.P.R. Therapy, Mediation & Coaching Svcs PLLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by B.P.R. Therapy, Mediation & Coaching Svcs PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CCPT, CFTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Schaumburg, IL 60173
Are you experiencing problems in your relationship or marriage? Have you wanted to participate in group therapy for couples but could not find one? B.P.R. Therapy, Mediation and Coaching Services now offers couples group therapy via telehealth. Group is limited ...
(319) 774-6202 View (319) 774-6202
Celebrating Neurodivergence Support Group
8-session (April 5-May 31, 2024) in-person Therapy Group now enrolling (thru 3/22/24). For adults (18+) who identify as neurodivergent and are looking for a safe & affirming space to build community and exist outside neurotypical norms. Members will increase self-understanding, ...
Photo of IntraSpectrum Counseling, Treatment Center in Cook County, IL
Hosted by IntraSpectrum Counseling
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60601
8-session (April 5-May 31, 2024) in-person Therapy Group now enrolling (thru 3/22/24). For adults (18+) who identify as neurodivergent and are looking for a safe & affirming space to build community and exist outside neurotypical norms. Members will increase self-understanding, ...
(312) 635-5346 View (312) 635-5346
Emotion Focused Therapy Institute
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 ...
Photo of Rhonda N Goldman, Psychologist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Rhonda N Goldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60601
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 View (773) 839-6685
2019 Support Group for Parents of Kids with ADHD
Parenting kids with ADHD can be physically and emotionally draining. If you're finding yourself losing your cool or feeling exhausted, you're not alone. The Support Group for Parents of Kids with ADHD will be a safe place to share your ...
Photo of Terri Fry Brukhartz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Terri Fry Brukhartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
Parenting kids with ADHD can be physically and emotionally draining. If you're finding yourself losing your cool or feeling exhausted, you're not alone. The Support Group for Parents of Kids with ADHD will be a safe place to share your ...
(708) 316-9567 View (708) 316-9567
Pre-teen and teen art therapy groups
More details TBD
Photo of Rachel Hall, PC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Rachel Hall, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Park, IL 60301
More details TBD
(773) 360-5996 View (773) 360-5996
Children of Immigrants Process Group
Build community and process your lived experiences as an adult child of immigrants.
Photo of Suzanne Zoheri Chopra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cook County, IL
Hosted by Suzanne Zoheri Chopra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
Build community and process your lived experiences as an adult child of immigrants.
(312) 728-2116 View (312) 728-2116

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Cook County?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.