Host: Ms. Nancy K Smith, LCSW, CSAT, CIRT, C-EMDR
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Evanston, IL 60202
"Most therapists are trained in one or two areas of therapy. But clients come to therapy seeking help with a variety of issues, many of which are in need of specialized knowledge. For years, I treated clients generically for issues ..."
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"Most therapists are trained in one or two areas of therapy. But clients come to therapy seeking help with a variety of issues, many of which are in need of specialized knowledge. For years, I treated clients generically for issues ..."
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Host: Ms. Elizabeth Bierbaum Clarke, LCSW
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Host: Dr. Michelle Diane James, PhD
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"An opportunity to confidentially share in your unique experiences and to be part of an on going support group Potential topics of discussion might include: How cultural Influences impact life circumstances ; Lifestyle issues and their impact on relationships Managing ..."
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"An opportunity to confidentially share in your unique experiences and to be part of an on going support group Potential topics of discussion might include: How cultural Influences impact life circumstances ; Lifestyle issues and their impact on relationships Managing ..."
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Host: Dr. Denise Simmons Giblin, DMin, MS, LCSW
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Evanston, IL 60201
"The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism and meditation practice has been helpful in recovering from both process and substance addictions. The format of this group includes reading assignments in Buddhist books, a 15 minute meditation, and sharing with the depth ..."
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"The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism and meditation practice has been helpful in recovering from both process and substance addictions. The format of this group includes reading assignments in Buddhist books, a 15 minute meditation, and sharing with the depth ..."
Host: Mrs. Wanda Bryant-Salaam, LCPC, ICDVP, CDS
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Evanston, IL 60202
"The purpose of the Group is to focus on heallthy vs. unhealthy relationships with family, friends and intimate partners. Through activities and discussion, participants will share and learn what makes a healthy relationship. We will focus on healthy interactions and ..."
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"The purpose of the Group is to focus on heallthy vs. unhealthy relationships with family, friends and intimate partners. Through activities and discussion, participants will share and learn what makes a healthy relationship. We will focus on healthy interactions and ..."
Host: Mr. Jerry Zabin, LCSW, CDVP, ACSW
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Evanston, IL 60201
"Working with male perpetrators of Domestic Violence. Over the past thirty years, I have worked with over nine hundred men: both court-referred and self-referred. The goal of intervention being to challenge belief systems and help men gain the tools to ..."
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"Working with male perpetrators of Domestic Violence. Over the past thirty years, I have worked with over nine hundred men: both court-referred and self-referred. The goal of intervention being to challenge belief systems and help men gain the tools to ..."
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Host: Dr. Amy C Wagner, PhD, LMFT, ABPP, LCP
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Host: Mr. Richard Espinal, MA, LCPC, NCC
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Evanston, IL 60201
""Present. Centered. Connected." is a safe place where teens have the opportunity for real, honest exchanges and closeness with others their age. This therapeutic group will encourage freedom of discussion while introducing strategies and activities to help reduce stress. Teens ..."
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""Present. Centered. Connected." is a safe place where teens have the opportunity for real, honest exchanges and closeness with others their age. This therapeutic group will encourage freedom of discussion while introducing strategies and activities to help reduce stress. Teens ..."
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Host: Dr. Michael J Banks, PhD
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Evanston, IL 60202
"During this 4-evening course, you will learn: Strategies for dealing more effectively with your own thoughts & feelings and Approaches to understanding & influencing your children. At the end of this training, you will be more resourceful during stressful times. ..."
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"During this 4-evening course, you will learn: Strategies for dealing more effectively with your own thoughts & feelings and Approaches to understanding & influencing your children. At the end of this training, you will be more resourceful during stressful times. ..."
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Host: Ms. Beth Holzhauer, MSW, LCSW
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Evanston, IL 60201
"Stronger Together is a therapy group for high school age young women and transgender teens. Participants engage in open conversation, creative expression and authentic connection within a safe, supportive environment. Stronger Together provides an opportunity to address both ordinary and ..."
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"Stronger Together is a therapy group for high school age young women and transgender teens. Participants engage in open conversation, creative expression and authentic connection within a safe, supportive environment. Stronger Together provides an opportunity to address both ordinary and ..."
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Host: Insideout Living
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Evanston, IL 60201
"We will provide a safe place for you to learn trust, gain esteem, receive encouragement, practice boundaries, discover and speak your truth, all while replacing unhealthy patterns for healthy patterns. We will meet for six months and will deal with issues ..."
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"We will provide a safe place for you to learn trust, gain esteem, receive encouragement, practice boundaries, discover and speak your truth, all while replacing unhealthy patterns for healthy patterns. We will meet for six months and will deal with issues ..."
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Host: Ms. Natalie A. Stanish, MS, LMFT
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Host: Mrs. Jill A Sisler, LCSW
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Evanston, IL 60201
"This supportive, process oriented ongoing group is for Women over 45 who are dealing with life transitions such as career changes, taking care of elderly parents, illness, divorce, death, issues with teen and/or young adult children, and more. "
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"This supportive, process oriented ongoing group is for Women over 45 who are dealing with life transitions such as career changes, taking care of elderly parents, illness, divorce, death, issues with teen and/or young adult children, and more. "
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Host: Ross Jacob, LCSW
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Evanston, IL 60201
(312) 313-2724
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Host: Dr. Jennifer Panning, PsyD
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Evanston, IL 60201
"RO-DBT is an empirically validated treatment model for those who struggle with overcontrol, perfectionism, and rigidity. RO skills class teaches practical skills to help participants gain flexibility, improved social signaling, less social anxiety, and more openness. Class recruiting new members! ..."
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"RO-DBT is an empirically validated treatment model for those who struggle with overcontrol, perfectionism, and rigidity. RO skills class teaches practical skills to help participants gain flexibility, improved social signaling, less social anxiety, and more openness. Class recruiting new members! ..."
Host: Ms. Nadia Greenspan, LCPC, NCC, CGP
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Evanston, IL 60201
"Intensive psychotherapy group for young adults (early 20s to early 30s) going through life transitions who are interested in growing a healthy sense of self and developing authentic connections with their peers. Topics include: familial relationships, performance, academic and career ..."
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"Intensive psychotherapy group for young adults (early 20s to early 30s) going through life transitions who are interested in growing a healthy sense of self and developing authentic connections with their peers. Topics include: familial relationships, performance, academic and career ..."
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Host: Ms. Paige LaCava, PhD, LCPC, CGP
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Evanston, IL 60201
"A space for mothers of all ages to come and talk about life and relationships, as well as their role as a mother - in our culture, in marriage, in the workforce. A chance to explore goals and wishes, as ..."
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"A space for mothers of all ages to come and talk about life and relationships, as well as their role as a mother - in our culture, in marriage, in the workforce. A chance to explore goals and wishes, as ..."
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Host: Susan Henry, LCSW
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Evanston, IL 60201
"Sometimes we just feel better when we can talk with other girls. This groups is designed to give students an outlet to talk about what is important to them and put it in perspective. This group will explore several topics: ..."
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"Sometimes we just feel better when we can talk with other girls. This groups is designed to give students an outlet to talk about what is important to them and put it in perspective. This group will explore several topics: ..."
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Host: Peer Services
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Evanston, IL 60201
"We offer Intensive Outpatient Treatment Groups for teens, young adults, and adults. Our programs are designed to meet your needs and to help you gain tools to live the life you want and fulfill your individual potential. We develop specialized ..."
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"We offer Intensive Outpatient Treatment Groups for teens, young adults, and adults. Our programs are designed to meet your needs and to help you gain tools to live the life you want and fulfill your individual potential. We develop specialized ..."
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Host: Mr. Steve Thorpe, LCPC, EMDR, IFS
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Evanston, IL 60201
"Group therapy is designed to accelerated growth by bringing us into close rapport with other people in a safe environment and to shed light on how we interact in relationship, partnership and emotionally in our lives. Within this environment, we ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Evanston 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 Evanston 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 Evanston 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 Evanston 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 Evanston 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.