Host: Lisa Alexoff, MS, LCPC, NCC
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"The whole world is experiencing unprecedented change, grief and trauma. Stress, anxiety, depression, irritability, loneliness, sleep issues, etc. are all NORMAL reactions to these traumatic events. Unfortunately, these normal reactions can lead to very serious mental/physical health issues if left ..."
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"The whole world is experiencing unprecedented change, grief and trauma. Stress, anxiety, depression, irritability, loneliness, sleep issues, etc. are all NORMAL reactions to these traumatic events. Unfortunately, these normal reactions can lead to very serious mental/physical health issues if left ..."
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Host: Jerry A Blecha, MS, LCPC, CADC
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Gurnee, IL 60031
"Group explores coping skills related to dealing with an alcoholic and finding healthier more effective ways of coping. Explores old scares from being raised by an alcoholic and how they may be invading the present. "
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"Group explores coping skills related to dealing with an alcoholic and finding healthier more effective ways of coping. Explores old scares from being raised by an alcoholic and how they may be invading the present. "
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Gurnee, IL 60031
"Awaken's group mission is to help adolescents cope, strategize, and implement new ways of thinking about topics such as: Self advocation, family interactions, personal responsibility, school-based stress, sexuality, coping strategies, internet safety, peer pressure, depression, and anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ..."
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"Awaken's group mission is to help adolescents cope, strategize, and implement new ways of thinking about topics such as: Self advocation, family interactions, personal responsibility, school-based stress, sexuality, coping strategies, internet safety, peer pressure, depression, and anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ..."
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Gurnee, IL 60031
"Beyond group's focus is motivating middle school boys and girls to be conscious of themselves and their environment while building self-advocacy skills. With an emphasis on social skills, the group aims to build upon individual strengths and identify potential growth ..."
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"Beyond group's focus is motivating middle school boys and girls to be conscious of themselves and their environment while building self-advocacy skills. With an emphasis on social skills, the group aims to build upon individual strengths and identify potential growth ..."
Host: Ms. Melissa Redmond, LCPC, ATR, MSAT
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Gurnee, IL 60031
"Enjoy time in the studio in this self-directed class. Fee includes full access to all 2-D media. Bring your ideas and I’ll help with the rest! Classes start Saturday, July 31 and are every two weeks Adults: 10:00-12:00 pm Children ..."
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"Enjoy time in the studio in this self-directed class. Fee includes full access to all 2-D media. Bring your ideas and I’ll help with the rest! Classes start Saturday, July 31 and are every two weeks Adults: 10:00-12:00 pm Children ..."
Host: Ms. Melissa Redmond, LCPC, ATR, MSAT
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Gurnee, IL 60031
"Emphasis will be on drawing, seeing correctly, use of medium, painting styles, value, and technique. Individual attention given. This is a great beginners class! 6 week course, starting September 10, 2021; Ages 6-10 Fridays 4:00-5:30pm $150 per student NO CLASS ..."
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"Emphasis will be on drawing, seeing correctly, use of medium, painting styles, value, and technique. Individual attention given. This is a great beginners class! 6 week course, starting September 10, 2021; Ages 6-10 Fridays 4:00-5:30pm $150 per student NO CLASS ..."
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Host: Family Service Of Lake County, LCSW
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Gurnee, IL 60031
"A support group for anyone who is taking care of a spouse, older family member or friend. Group members provide emotional support and concrete resources to each other. Group is held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. "
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"A support group for anyone who is taking care of a spouse, older family member or friend. Group members provide emotional support and concrete resources to each other. Group is held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. "
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Host: Dr. Eugene Isyanov, PhD, LCPC, CAADC, SAP, CPAIP
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Gurnee, IL 60031
"Licensed Integrative substance abuse and mental health treatment center "
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"Licensed Integrative substance abuse and mental health treatment center "
Host: Ms. Melissa Redmond, LCPC, ATR, MSAT
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Gurnee, IL 60031
"Explore the pottery wheel & learn various techniques of ceramics and hand building clay. Includes instruction, clay, glazes & firing. ? Every Other Thursday, starting August 26 Adults: 5:00-7:00 Children ages 9-13: 3:30-5:00 ? Every Other Saturday, starting July 31 ..."
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"Explore the pottery wheel & learn various techniques of ceramics and hand building clay. Includes instruction, clay, glazes & firing. ? Every Other Thursday, starting August 26 Adults: 5:00-7:00 Children ages 9-13: 3:30-5:00 ? Every Other Saturday, starting July 31 ..."

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