Host: Mr. Lynn Terry Austrheim, LCSW
Group meets in:
Barrington, IL 60010
"Sequence Therapy is an 18 step complete psychological program towards wellness for cognitive clients ages 12 to geriatric. "
(224) 218-5485
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Barrington, IL 60010
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"Sequence Therapy is an 18 step complete psychological program towards wellness for cognitive clients ages 12 to geriatric. "
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Host: Dr. Jennie Ozan, PsyD
Group meets in:
Bannockburn, IL 60015
(847) 744-8046
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Bannockburn, IL 60015
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Host: Dr. David Oler, PhD
Group meets in:
Deerfield, IL 60015
"Our Adult Psychotherapy Group focuses on participants' personal relationship issues and utilizes group process to come to understand how to relate better with others and how to be able to manage challenging relationships day to day. "
(847) 951-2570
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Deerfield, IL 60015
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"Our Adult Psychotherapy Group focuses on participants' personal relationship issues and utilizes group process to come to understand how to relate better with others and how to be able to manage challenging relationships day to day. "
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Host: Ms. Ameera Khan, LPC
Group meets in:
Long Grove, IL 60047
"Social skills include but are not limited to: greeting new friends, joining a group, cooperative play, small group play, give and take in social situations, conflict resolution, turn taking, assertiveness with friends, labeling and expression of feelings, We also work ..."
(847) 796-6848
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Long Grove, IL 60047
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"Social skills include but are not limited to: greeting new friends, joining a group, cooperative play, small group play, give and take in social situations, conflict resolution, turn taking, assertiveness with friends, labeling and expression of feelings, We also work ..."
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Host: Gurnee Counseling Center
Group meets in:
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 ..."
(847) 641-2217
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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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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Host: Ms. Cindy Solomon, LCSW
Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
"We need each other to figure out how to live our lives now that our children do not need us like they used to - What do we do now? Who are we after raising our kids? how do we ..."
(847) 512-8922
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Highland Park, IL 60035
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"We need each other to figure out how to live our lives now that our children do not need us like they used to - What do we do now? Who are we after raising our kids? how do we ..."
Photo of Illinois Sleep Counseling, Counselor
Host: Mr. Celso Ed Teixeira, LCPC
Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
"Illinois Sleep Counseling provides behavioral interventions for insomnia and other sleep disorders; specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). "
(847) 469-9170
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Highland Park, IL 60035
"Illinois Sleep Counseling provides behavioral interventions for insomnia and other sleep disorders; specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). "
Host: Ms. Linda Benjamin, LCSW, ACSW, ACCH
Group meets in:
Barrington, IL 60010
"Six to twelve people over 65, all interested in ageing well. The group/s will focus on appreciating the positives, as well as coming to terms with the losses, of growing older. We will meet twice a month to examine what ..."
(224) 427-3642
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Barrington, IL 60010
"Six to twelve people over 65, all interested in ageing well. The group/s will focus on appreciating the positives, as well as coming to terms with the losses, of growing older. We will meet twice a month to examine what ..."
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Host: Dr. Dr. Vernice L. Wright, LCPC, NCC, CADC, COPD, CAMS-II
Group meets in:
Waukegan, IL 60085
"Providing individual and/or group anger management skills. Approved court order certificates. "
(224) 231-6282
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Group meets in:
Waukegan, IL 60085
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"Providing individual and/or group anger management skills. Approved court order certificates. "
Photo of Melissa Hamilton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Melissa Hamilton, LCSW
Group meets in:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
"Our social skills group focuses on building healthy relationships, effective communication, positive coping mechanisms as well as increase the ability to effectively problem solve with peers. This group is for ages 8-12 years old. We accept most major insurances for ..."
(224) 662-3086
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Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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"Our social skills group focuses on building healthy relationships, effective communication, positive coping mechanisms as well as increase the ability to effectively problem solve with peers. This group is for ages 8-12 years old. We accept most major insurances for ..."
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Host: Dr. Paul Smiley, PsyD, ABPP
Group meets in:
Lake Forest, IL 60045
"Balancing a career and a family can feel like an impossible challenge. Do you feel like you are spread too thin and constantly falling behind? Do you worry about letting others down? Do you feel like stay-at-home moms do not ..."
(224) 706-1196
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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"Balancing a career and a family can feel like an impossible challenge. Do you feel like you are spread too thin and constantly falling behind? Do you worry about letting others down? Do you feel like stay-at-home moms do not ..."
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Host: Miss. Carly Wolfram, LPC, MA
Group meets in:
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
"Through every stage of your child's life we are here to listen, to identify your child's unique needs, and to promote change. We strive to answer your questions and discuss your concerns. We specialize in the treatment of children and ..."
(224) 252-8065
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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"Through every stage of your child's life we are here to listen, to identify your child's unique needs, and to promote change. We strive to answer your questions and discuss your concerns. We specialize in the treatment of children and ..."
Photo of Shenandoah Cardwell, Counselor
Host: Ms. Shenandoah Cardwell, MA, NCC, LCPC
Group meets in:
Mundelein, IL 60060
"Has someone you know been accused of a sexual offense? Facilitated by a therapist who has worked with both sexual abuse victims and offenders since 1989, this Group is a unique, non-judgmental resource for the family members of juveniles or ..."
(847) 920-7611
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Group meets in:
Mundelein, IL 60060
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"Has someone you know been accused of a sexual offense? Facilitated by a therapist who has worked with both sexual abuse victims and offenders since 1989, this Group is a unique, non-judgmental resource for the family members of juveniles or ..."
Photo of Harry James Nozicka, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Harry James Nozicka, LCSW
Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
"It is clearly difficult for middle aged men and women to enter the dating world. This group is designed to support and educate people who are single due to Divorce or Death of a partner, and who wish to successfully ..."
(847) 440-3668
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Highland Park, IL 60035
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"It is clearly difficult for middle aged men and women to enter the dating world. This group is designed to support and educate people who are single due to Divorce or Death of a partner, and who wish to successfully ..."
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Host: Ms. Margaret Moore, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Deerfield, IL 60015
"Often avoided or dismissed, shame holds tremendous potential to shape and affect every aspect of our lives. It can dramatically interfere with all dynamics and the ability to be fully present. The relationship between shame and many clinical issues (addiction, ..."
(847) 908-3371
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Group meets in:
Deerfield, IL 60015
"Often avoided or dismissed, shame holds tremendous potential to shape and affect every aspect of our lives. It can dramatically interfere with all dynamics and the ability to be fully present. The relationship between shame and many clinical issues (addiction, ..."
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Host: Ronald Bristow, LCPC
Group meets in:
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 ..."
(224) 252-8036
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Grayslake, IL 60030
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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 ..."
Photo of Shari Luhn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mrs. Shari Luhn, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Antioch, IL 60002
"We meet weekly to discuss how to develop friendship skills. "
(262) 393-3437
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Antioch, IL 60002
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"We meet weekly to discuss how to develop friendship skills. "
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Host: Mr. Stephen J. Rosenbaum, LCSW, BCD
Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
"Substance abuse-individuals struggling with substance abuse.Open to new members.No more than 5 members at a time. "
(847) 432-2355
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Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
"Substance abuse-individuals struggling with substance abuse.Open to new members.No more than 5 members at a time. "
Photo of Georgia D Andrianopoulos, Counselor
Host: Dr. Georgia D Andrianopoulos, PhD, LCPC
Group meets in:
Barrington, IL 60010
"group members discover underlying reasons for their disordered eating and get help to make immediate healthy changes through "habit change coaching", brain-based tools, psychoeducation, relaxation and emotional support. "
(630) 388-8408
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Barrington, IL 60010
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"group members discover underlying reasons for their disordered eating and get help to make immediate healthy changes through "habit change coaching", brain-based tools, psychoeducation, relaxation and emotional support. "
Photo of Susan White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Susan White, LCSW
Group meets in:
Antioch, IL 60002
"No Groups at this time. "
(224) 643-0758
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Antioch, IL 60002
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"No Groups at this time. "

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Lake County 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 Lake County 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 Lake County 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 Lake County 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Lake County 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.