Support Groups in Edwardsville, IL

Photo of Ruth Cohen Kubicek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edwardsville, IL
Overcoming Overeating Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, RYT
Verified
"A support group for women who are struggling with the endless battle of trying to lose weight and then gaining it back. This group will help you to understand your relationship with food and yourself in a in a new ..."
(618) 215-5467 
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Group meets in:
Edwardsville, IL 62025
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The Zen of Eating
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This is a group which focuse on healing one's unhealthy relationship with food, addressing such issues as over-eating, restricting calories, yo-yo dieting, family dynamics and body image issues. The goal is to explore and create a sound knowledge base of ..."
(618) 679-4170 
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Group meets in:
Edwardsville, IL 62025

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Photo of Ruth Cohen Kubicek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edwardsville, IL
Overcoming Overeating Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, RYT
Verified
"A support group for women who are struggling with the endless battle of trying to lose weight and then gaining it back. This group will help you to understand your relationship with food and yourself in a in a new ..."
(618) 215-5467 
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Group meets in:
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Kelli Fultz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edwardsville, IL
The Zen of Eating
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This is a group which focuse on healing one's unhealthy relationship with food, addressing such issues as over-eating, restricting calories, yo-yo dieting, family dynamics and body image issues. The goal is to explore and create a sound knowledge base of ..."
(618) 679-4170 
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Group meets in:
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Photo of Lori Kaniewski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edwardsville, IL
Nursing Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
"Providing care in today's healthcare environment has many challenges. This confidential group provides the opportunity for nursing processionals to offer the same support and compassion that they have for their patients to their colleagues. You are not alone! Weekly topics ..."
(847) 865-9411 
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Group meets in:
Collinsville, IL 62234
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Teen girls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified
"The focus of this group is to provide a safe inviting enviroment for teens to learn to express and cope with situations in their lives in healthy adaptive ways. "
(618) 205-6507 
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Group meets in:
Collinsville, IL 62234
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Social Skills
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
"The Social Skills groups are designed for children and adolescents that have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, or Behavior Disorder. The group will utilize art and play therapy during the 8 week session. Art and play therapy will ..."
(618) 339-6200 
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Group meets in:
Troy, IL 62294
Photo of Joyce Stewart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edwardsville, IL
Living Free Discussion Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group is open to anyone age 16 and older who is interested in learning more about healing and spirituality. Join the conversation as we learn about physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational wellness. You can join anytime. Contact Joyce ..."
(618) 202-5178 
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Group meets in:
Maryville, IL 62062
Photo of Jennifer Wildhaber, Counselor in Edwardsville, IL
Interactive Parenting Workshop
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
"The interactive parenting workshop will focus on parents/caregivers raising children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, or related Behavior Disorders. The Workshop will be held once a month. Interactive parenting workshop is an ongoing group, in which every workshop will ..."
(618) 339-6200 
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Group meets in:
Troy, IL 62294
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ASO
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LSOE, LSOTP
Verified
"Group services available in Troy, Marion, and Mt. Vernon, Illinois. "
(618) 414-3474 
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Group meets in:
Troy, IL 62294
Photo of Jennifer Wildhaber, Counselor in Edwardsville, IL
SIBS Group
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
"S.I.B.S is a therapy group that provides a fun and safe environment for siblings of children with special needs. The siblings will have an opportunity to meet other children who understand the unique experience of having a brother or sister ..."
(618) 339-6200 
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Group meets in:
Troy, IL 62294
Photo of Lori Kaniewski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edwardsville, IL
Breakfast Club
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
"Breakfast Club is a skill building group for teens, ages 14 - 19, Weekend Warriors is for ages 11-14, and Stronger Together is for ages 18+. The skills taught in these groups come from DBT and RO-DBT. These groups are ..."
(847) 865-9411 
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Group meets in:
Collinsville, IL 62234
Photo of Kathleen J Wallace, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edwardsville, IL
Teen Adventure Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, RPT
Verified
(618) 248-4331 
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Group meets in:
Glen Carbon, IL 62034

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