Support Groups in Lake County, IL

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Anger Management
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC, COPD, CAMS-II
Verified
Verified
"Providing individual and/or group anger management skills. Approved court order certificates. "
(224) 231-6282
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Waukegan, IL 60085
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Lake County Behavioral Health Alliance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"LCBHA's purpose is to provide connection and resources to professionals in the mental health field to provide business growth and development. We meet monthly in Lake County locations, or, more recently, on line. "
(847) 860-7114
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Group meets in:
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Felice Block, MA, LCPC
Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
"Personal Experience Provides Unique Insight & Understanding "
(224) 252-8065
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Group meets in:
Long Grove, IL 60047
Waitlist for new clients
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Adult Group Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Deerfield, IL 60015
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Grayslake, IL 60030
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Putting the focus back on ME
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
(847) 469-4177
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Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Driving Under Influence Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC
Verified
Verified
"If you are court mandated to complete a Minimal Risk or Moderate Risk program for driving under the influence or other substance use charge, this group will meet the requirements for court. "
(224) 360-5391
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Group meets in:
Mundelein, IL 60060
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Working Mom's Support Group- Free Monthly Group
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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this is what 50 looks like
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Moving Forward Through Divorce
Treatment Center, LMFT, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"Creating a life after a divorce brings its own challenges, especially as a parent. Moving Forward Through Divorce works to empower mothers in their journeys after divorce by providing an environment for mothers to connect, find support, and share resources. ..."
(224) 308-1576
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Group meets in:
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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Friday Night Out
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"4 hour group that allows kids to work on skills including social skills, communication skills, flexibility, coping skills, and self esteem. The teens go on fieldtrips in the community as well. "
(224) 205-4453
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Group meets in:
Long Grove, IL 60047
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Social Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPT
Verified
Verified
"Help your 8-10 year old child improve his/her social skills through play. We do activities using physical movement in the attached gym while working on social skills. The kids love this active group and learn skills for getting along with ..."
(847) 278-2955
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Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Moving Forward Through Divorce - Virtual Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"Creating a life after a divorce brings it's own challenges, especially as a parent. MOVING FORWARD THROUGH DIVORCE works to empower Mothers in their journeys after divorce by providing an environment for Mothers to connect, find support, and share resources. ..."
(224) 208-1819
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Group meets in:
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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Co-ed Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
"This Co-Ed Group addresses the need to develop strong communication skills, bolster one's self-esteem and find ways to effectively communicate ones' wants and needs within close work and personal relationships and address issues that are causing frustration, anger and depression. "
(312) 789-5415
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Group meets in:
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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Eating Disorder psychotherapy/somatic education
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, GCFP
Verified
Verified
"6 week group series: Eating disorder support/therapy group that also features adjunctive, somatic education (movement therapy on exercise mats); this neurophysiological work fills in gaps in self- and body image work, enhancing efficacy and sustainability of recovery. "
(847) 278-2621
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Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Stableway Counseling Services
Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
"At Stableway Counseling Services we work to provide our clients with highly personalized care and understanding. We are a cooperative group of professionals who are dedicated to providing effective, thoughtful, and compassionate psychotherapy. "
(847) 558-7783
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Group meets in:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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Adult Co-ed Group therapy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"Focusing on anxiety, depression, and relational issues, group therapy is an effective mode of addressing life’s challenges. "
(847) 719-6384
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Group meets in:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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Support Groups for Middle Aged Single's
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Awaken - High School Group
Verified
Verified
"Awaken's group mission is to help adolescents cope, strategize, and implement new ways of thinking about topics such as: self advocacy, 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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Group meets in:
Gurnee, IL 60031
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Lake County Behavioral Health Alliance (LCBHA)
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"I am the Founder and former President of LCBHA, an educational non-profit networking group for clinical mental health professionals. Most of us work isolating jobs in private/group practices. LCBHA offers the opportunity to meet, network and build relationships with other ..."
(224) 406-1474
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Group meets in:
Libertyville, IL 60048

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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 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 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.