Support Groups in Evanston, IL

Women in Transition
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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Hosted by Jill A Sisler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in 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.
(847) 416-0916 View (847) 416-0916
The Artist's Way
Rediscover your sense of wonder, possibility, and power. Using Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way as a guide, this course is designed to help individuals deeply engage their own creative process. Within the sacred circle of the group, we will discuss ...
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Hosted by Joanne Underwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
Rediscover your sense of wonder, possibility, and power. Using Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way as a guide, this course is designed to help individuals deeply engage their own creative process. Within the sacred circle of the group, we will discuss ...
(773) 733-0442 View (773) 733-0442
HJK Therapy Services
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Hosted by Ross Jacob
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
(312) 313-2724 View (312) 313-2724
Eating Disorder Recovery Group
Be part of an ongoing group that supports your full recovery. Here we'll continue to develop new mindsets and approaches to becoming free from eating disorder thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The best part of the group is being with other ...
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Hosted by Connections Health
Treatment Center
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
Be part of an ongoing group that supports your full recovery. Here we'll continue to develop new mindsets and approaches to becoming free from eating disorder thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The best part of the group is being with other ...
(224) 714-0283 View (224) 714-0283
Expression with Art Therapy
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Hosted by Jennifer Erin Gregg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
(224) 243-5363 View (224) 243-5363
Stronger Connections
Transcend issues of anxiety, loneliness, mis-communication, anger, and shame to build better relationships in your life. This is an on-going process group that is held online. It provides a supportive environment that allows you to strengthen healthy, interpersonal communications in ...
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Hosted by Isabelle Reiniger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
Transcend issues of anxiety, loneliness, mis-communication, anger, and shame to build better relationships in your life. This is an on-going process group that is held online. It provides a supportive environment that allows you to strengthen healthy, interpersonal communications in ...
(773) 295-6803 View (773) 295-6803
CORE- Center of Relational Empowerment
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Hosted by Natalie A. Stanish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
(872) 204-1579 View (872) 204-1579
Women's Trauma and Loss Group
The Women's Trauma and Loss Group meets every Sunday from 12:30-1:30.
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Hosted by Diana Jean Semmelhack
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, LCPC
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
The Women's Trauma and Loss Group meets every Sunday from 12:30-1:30.
(847) 641-2977 View (847) 641-2977
Girl Talk Therapy Group
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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Hosted by AASC For Help LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in 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: ...
(847) 999-4757 View (847) 999-4757
Recovery and Buddhism
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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Hosted by Denise Simmons Giblin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, MS, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Group meets in 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 ...
(847) 316-0403 View (847) 316-0403
Women's Betrayed Partner Group
Topics of discussions include: Defining betrayal trauma amd understanding symptoms, Exploring definitions of safety, Exploring boundaries, shame and self-blame, trust, anger, self-esteem and body image, Defining personal core values and personal strengths, Coping and self-regulation skills, Self-care and self-compassion skills, ...
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Hosted by Tiffany Voltz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, SEP, APSATS
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
Topics of discussions include: Defining betrayal trauma amd understanding symptoms, Exploring definitions of safety, Exploring boundaries, shame and self-blame, trust, anger, self-esteem and body image, Defining personal core values and personal strengths, Coping and self-regulation skills, Self-care and self-compassion skills, ...
(847) 383-0298 View (847) 383-0298
MothersMatter
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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Hosted by Paige LaCava
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CGP
Verified
Group meets in 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 ...
(847) 416-6787 View (847) 416-6787
Postpartum Support and Yoga Group
Are you feeling isolated and overwhelmed by your life with a new baby (between 4 weeks and 12 months old), a first time mom, a second time mom or a many time mom and looking to connect with others who ...
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Hosted by Kristen Simons
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, RYT
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
Are you feeling isolated and overwhelmed by your life with a new baby (between 4 weeks and 12 months old), a first time mom, a second time mom or a many time mom and looking to connect with others who ...
(847) 457-0647 View (847) 457-0647
Supervision Group for AMFTS or LPCS
I will be leading a supervision group for new graduates. I am an approved marriage and family therapy supervisor. The group will consist of looking at the self of the therapist, reading and using articles to assist in professional development ...
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Hosted by Michele M Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
I will be leading a supervision group for new graduates. I am an approved marriage and family therapy supervisor. The group will consist of looking at the self of the therapist, reading and using articles to assist in professional development ...
(847) 416-0909 View (847) 416-0909
Stronger Together
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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Hosted by Beth Holzhauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in 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 ...
(847) 744-9326 View (847) 744-9326
Lifecycle Therapy
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Hosted by Amy C Wagner
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT, ABPP, LCP
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
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Coming soon: Motherhood with a Mood Disorder
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Hosted by Elizabeth Bierbaum Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
(773) 234-8912 View (773) 234-8912
Partner Abuse Perpetrator Intervention Groups
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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Hosted by Jerry Zabin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDVP, ACSW
Verified
Group meets in 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 ...
(847) 744-8140 View (847) 744-8140
Male Survivor Group
Too often men who are abused feel disconnected from themselves and the people around them. Gender expectations can interfere with men seeking help and receiving the support they deserve. This 10 week structured group is intended for male survivors at ...
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Hosted by Judith Ierulli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Evanston, IL 60201
Too often men who are abused feel disconnected from themselves and the people around them. Gender expectations can interfere with men seeking help and receiving the support they deserve. This 10 week structured group is intended for male survivors at ...
(847) 230-4295 View (847) 230-4295
Parenting From the Heart
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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Hosted by Michael J Banks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in 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. ...
(773) 312-3462 View (773) 312-3462


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.