Host: Paulina Birgiolaite, LSW
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Grayslake, IL 60030
"Are you tired of dating, online dating, and "ghosting?" The dating landscape has changed. You are not alone in your struggles! Join "Ghost Busters" - a women's social group led by a therapist (a fun therapist!) where we can laugh, ..."
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"Are you tired of dating, online dating, and "ghosting?" The dating landscape has changed. You are not alone in your struggles! Join "Ghost Busters" - a women's social group led by a therapist (a fun therapist!) where we can laugh, ..."
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Host: Julie Pettinato, LCSW
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Grayslake, IL 60030
"SMART Recovery meets in our office every Thursday 7:30 - 8:30pm. No registration/RSVP required. No cost for attendance. All are welcome, including family and spouses for support; just show up! SMART Recovery is the leading, self-empowering addiction recovery support group. ..."
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"SMART Recovery meets in our office every Thursday 7:30 - 8:30pm. No registration/RSVP required. No cost for attendance. All are welcome, including family and spouses for support; just show up! SMART Recovery is the leading, self-empowering addiction recovery support group. ..."
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Host: Dr. Ghana Cooper, LCSW, DMin
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Grayslake, IL 60030
"North Suburban Counseling is an experienced team of trained professionals. We provide a wide range of mental health services, individually tailored to each patient's needs, to ensure you receive the best possible care. Please contact our office to establish an ..."
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"North Suburban Counseling is an experienced team of trained professionals. We provide a wide range of mental health services, individually tailored to each patient's needs, to ensure you receive the best possible care. Please contact our office to establish an ..."
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Host: Ronald Bristow, LCPC
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Grayslake, IL 60030
"MBCT is an 8-week program that meets once weekly, participants learn and practice mindfulness to address issues like stress, anxiety, and depression. It is a cohort group, meaning same members participate from start to finish, new members can join once ..."
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"MBCT is an 8-week program that meets once weekly, participants learn and practice mindfulness to address issues like stress, anxiety, and depression. It is a cohort group, meaning same members participate from start to finish, new members can join once ..."

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