Host: Mrs. Nancy A Dunsey, LCPC, NCC
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"This group supports participants in responding to divorce-induced grief. Heal from trauma(s) experienced before, during & after divorce, increase self-compassion, expand an understanding of boundaries, develop ways to establish and maintain new boundaries, explore ways to increase effective communication, develop ..."
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"This group supports participants in responding to divorce-induced grief. Heal from trauma(s) experienced before, during & after divorce, increase self-compassion, expand an understanding of boundaries, develop ways to establish and maintain new boundaries, explore ways to increase effective communication, develop ..."
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Host: Jackie Ann Rhew, CADC, LCPC
Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"The Mindfulness/Meditation Group is an 10-week psychoeducational class designed to introduce participants to the theory and practice of Mindfulness. This interactive course will teach the concepts behind Mindfulness, offering various meditation techniques to become more present and actively aware with ..."
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"The Mindfulness/Meditation Group is an 10-week psychoeducational class designed to introduce participants to the theory and practice of Mindfulness. This interactive course will teach the concepts behind Mindfulness, offering various meditation techniques to become more present and actively aware with ..."
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Host: Mrs. Heather J. Anderson, LCSW
Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
"Therapists at New Hope Counseling Center are proud to serve McHenry and Kane county with quality and affordable mental health counseling. Whether you are looking to improve your marriage, ease your suffering, or recover from a hurt, habit or hangup, ..."
(779) 220-8201
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Crystal Lake, IL 60012
"Therapists at New Hope Counseling Center are proud to serve McHenry and Kane county with quality and affordable mental health counseling. Whether you are looking to improve your marriage, ease your suffering, or recover from a hurt, habit or hangup, ..."
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Host: Mrs. Melissa Karner, MS, LCPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"This group is an invitation for teenage girls (11-14yrs) to creatively explore YOU. We will get creative and messy as we dig into topics including: Feeling enough, Embracing my uniqueness, Letting go of performance, Creating a sense of belonging. Each ..."
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"This group is an invitation for teenage girls (11-14yrs) to creatively explore YOU. We will get creative and messy as we dig into topics including: Feeling enough, Embracing my uniqueness, Letting go of performance, Creating a sense of belonging. Each ..."
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Host: Jackie Ann Rhew, CADC, LCPC
Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"Art therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people at all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process ..."
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"Art therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people at all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process ..."
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Host: Jennifer C Froemel, MA, LCPC
Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
"We work within a Family Systems model utilizing Cognitive Behavioral methods to aid in those living with depressive symptoms. "
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"We work within a Family Systems model utilizing Cognitive Behavioral methods to aid in those living with depressive symptoms. "

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