Support Groups in Lake Forest, IL

Lake Shore Therapy Group
At Lake Shore Therapy Group, we believe in the power of transformation and the journey towards inner healing and personal growth. Our practice is founded on the principle that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to navigate life's challenges, ...
Photo of Piper M Benjamin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Piper M Benjamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
At Lake Shore Therapy Group, we believe in the power of transformation and the journey towards inner healing and personal growth. Our practice is founded on the principle that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to navigate life's challenges, ...
(224) 258-0592 View (224) 258-0592
Working Mom's Support Group- Free Monthly Group
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 ...
Photo of Paul Smiley, Psychologist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Paul Smiley
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
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 View (224) 706-1196
Balancing Motherhood: A Group for Driven Women
Balancing Motherhood is a group for busy, smart, and ambitious women with a deep sense of responsibility to discuss the ups, downs, happiness, and stressors of being "mom" as well as a professional, individual, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. This ...
Photo of Brittany Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Brittany Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
Balancing Motherhood is a group for busy, smart, and ambitious women with a deep sense of responsibility to discuss the ups, downs, happiness, and stressors of being "mom" as well as a professional, individual, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. This ...
(224) 404-2444 View (224) 404-2444
Lake Shore Therapy Group
At Lake Shore Therapy Group, we believe in the power of transformation and the journey towards inner healing and personal growth. Our practice is founded on the principle that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to navigate life's challenges, ...
Photo of Jonathan Colledge, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Jonathan Colledge
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , LCPC
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
At Lake Shore Therapy Group, we believe in the power of transformation and the journey towards inner healing and personal growth. Our practice is founded on the principle that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to navigate life's challenges, ...
(872) 266-2759 View (872) 266-2759
The Solution-Oriented Parenting Group
The Solution-Oriented Parenting Group is an 8-session skill-building group specifically designed to empower parents to strengthen their relationship bonds with their teens, establish positive communication patterns with them, and help parents abandon unproductive attempted solutions. Parents learn how to tap ...
Photo of Sophia Shlain, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Sophia Shlain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SSW
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
The Solution-Oriented Parenting Group is an 8-session skill-building group specifically designed to empower parents to strengthen their relationship bonds with their teens, establish positive communication patterns with them, and help parents abandon unproductive attempted solutions. Parents learn how to tap ...
(224) 803-3017 View (224) 803-3017
The Stress-Busters' Leadership Group
The Stress-Busters' Leadership Group is a 9-session skill-based, secondary prevention group specifically designed for adolescents plagued by self-destructive behavioral difficulties. Group participants learn how to cultivate positive virtuous habits and life skills that will eventually replace their self-destructive habits. Each ...
Photo of Sophia Shlain, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Sophia Shlain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SSW
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
The Stress-Busters' Leadership Group is a 9-session skill-based, secondary prevention group specifically designed for adolescents plagued by self-destructive behavioral difficulties. Group participants learn how to cultivate positive virtuous habits and life skills that will eventually replace their self-destructive habits. Each ...
(224) 803-3017 View (224) 803-3017
Toxic Relationship Support Group
Are you in a toxic relationship that has caused emotional pain and stress? Do you have symptoms of PTSD? Are you in a relationship and although there is not physical abuse, you know something is not right? You may be ...
Photo of Ann Marie Zakos in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Ann Marie Zakos
MS, LPC, CLC, RMT
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
Are you in a toxic relationship that has caused emotional pain and stress? Do you have symptoms of PTSD? Are you in a relationship and although there is not physical abuse, you know something is not right? You may be ...
(224) 279-6685 View (224) 279-6685

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Lake Shore Therapy Group
At Lake Shore Therapy Group, we believe in the power of transformation and the journey towards inner healing and personal growth. Our practice is founded on the principle that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to navigate life's challenges, ...
Photo of Piper M Benjamin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Piper M Benjamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
At Lake Shore Therapy Group, we believe in the power of transformation and the journey towards inner healing and personal growth. Our practice is founded on the principle that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to navigate life's challenges, ...
(224) 258-0592 View (224) 258-0592
Working Mom's Support Group- Free Monthly Group
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 ...
Photo of Paul Smiley, Psychologist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Paul Smiley
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
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 View (224) 706-1196
Balancing Motherhood: A Group for Driven Women
Balancing Motherhood is a group for busy, smart, and ambitious women with a deep sense of responsibility to discuss the ups, downs, happiness, and stressors of being "mom" as well as a professional, individual, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. This ...
Photo of Brittany Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Brittany Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
Balancing Motherhood is a group for busy, smart, and ambitious women with a deep sense of responsibility to discuss the ups, downs, happiness, and stressors of being "mom" as well as a professional, individual, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. This ...
(224) 404-2444 View (224) 404-2444
Lake Shore Therapy Group
At Lake Shore Therapy Group, we believe in the power of transformation and the journey towards inner healing and personal growth. Our practice is founded on the principle that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to navigate life's challenges, ...
Photo of Jonathan Colledge, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Jonathan Colledge
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , LCPC
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
At Lake Shore Therapy Group, we believe in the power of transformation and the journey towards inner healing and personal growth. Our practice is founded on the principle that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space to navigate life's challenges, ...
(872) 266-2759 View (872) 266-2759
The Solution-Oriented Parenting Group
The Solution-Oriented Parenting Group is an 8-session skill-building group specifically designed to empower parents to strengthen their relationship bonds with their teens, establish positive communication patterns with them, and help parents abandon unproductive attempted solutions. Parents learn how to tap ...
Photo of Sophia Shlain, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Sophia Shlain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SSW
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
The Solution-Oriented Parenting Group is an 8-session skill-building group specifically designed to empower parents to strengthen their relationship bonds with their teens, establish positive communication patterns with them, and help parents abandon unproductive attempted solutions. Parents learn how to tap ...
(224) 803-3017 View (224) 803-3017
The Stress-Busters' Leadership Group
The Stress-Busters' Leadership Group is a 9-session skill-based, secondary prevention group specifically designed for adolescents plagued by self-destructive behavioral difficulties. Group participants learn how to cultivate positive virtuous habits and life skills that will eventually replace their self-destructive habits. Each ...
Photo of Sophia Shlain, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Sophia Shlain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SSW
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
The Stress-Busters' Leadership Group is a 9-session skill-based, secondary prevention group specifically designed for adolescents plagued by self-destructive behavioral difficulties. Group participants learn how to cultivate positive virtuous habits and life skills that will eventually replace their self-destructive habits. Each ...
(224) 803-3017 View (224) 803-3017
Toxic Relationship Support Group
Are you in a toxic relationship that has caused emotional pain and stress? Do you have symptoms of PTSD? Are you in a relationship and although there is not physical abuse, you know something is not right? You may be ...
Photo of Ann Marie Zakos in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Ann Marie Zakos
MS, LPC, CLC, RMT
Verified
Group meets in Lake Forest, IL 60045
Are you in a toxic relationship that has caused emotional pain and stress? Do you have symptoms of PTSD? Are you in a relationship and although there is not physical abuse, you know something is not right? You may be ...
(224) 279-6685 View (224) 279-6685
Friday Night Out
3 hour group that allows kids to work on skills including social skills, communication skills, flexibility, coping skills, and self esteem through music therapy, art therapy, and social time. The older teens/young adults go on fieldtrips in the community as ...
Photo of Jennifer Wagner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Jennifer Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Long Grove, IL 60047
3 hour group that allows kids to work on skills including social skills, communication skills, flexibility, coping skills, and self esteem through music therapy, art therapy, and social time. The older teens/young adults go on fieldtrips in the community as ...
(224) 205-4453 View (224) 205-4453
Beyond - Middle School Group
The group focuses to motivate middle school students 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 areas. The ...
Photo of Gurnee Counseling Center in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Gurnee Counseling Center
Verified
Group meets in Gurnee, IL 60031
The group focuses to motivate middle school students 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 areas. The ...
(847) 641-2217 View (847) 641-2217
Group Therapy for Divorced Women
Announcing Group Therapy for divorced women on Tuesdays from 12pm-1pm This group is aimed at offering individuals a nonjudgemental place to discuss topics relating their divorce and will focus on the transition to becoming single.
Photo of Damen Nicole Wellen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Damen Nicole Wellen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Deerfield, IL 60015
Announcing Group Therapy for divorced women on Tuesdays from 12pm-1pm This group is aimed at offering individuals a nonjudgemental place to discuss topics relating their divorce and will focus on the transition to becoming single.
(646) 846-9570 View (646) 846-9570
ADHD and You
This group is for women between the ages of 25-55 who struggle with ADHD symptoms. Those diagnosed later in life or self-diagnosed are welcome. This is an opportunity to connect with women who struggle with the same issues. Engage in ...
Photo of Tricia Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Tricia Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified
Group meets in Libertyville, IL 60048
This group is for women between the ages of 25-55 who struggle with ADHD symptoms. Those diagnosed later in life or self-diagnosed are welcome. This is an opportunity to connect with women who struggle with the same issues. Engage in ...
(224) 501-9291 View (224) 501-9291
Illinois Sleep Counseling
Illinois Sleep Counseling provides behavioral interventions for insomnia and other sleep disorders; specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
Photo of Illinois Sleep Counseling, Counselor in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Illinois Sleep Counseling
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
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 View (847) 469-9170
Teen/College-Age Process Group
The group is for those wishing to work on interpersonal skills while exploring issues related to skill building, social anxiety/isolation, anxiety/depression, alcohol/drugs use/misuse, eating and body image, trauma, perfectionism, boundaries, fear, anger, grief/loss. The group meets weekly online for 1 ...
Photo of Trish Flaherty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Hosted by Trish Flaherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CGP
Verified
Group meets in Deerfield, IL 60015
The group is for those wishing to work on interpersonal skills while exploring issues related to skill building, social anxiety/isolation, anxiety/depression, alcohol/drugs use/misuse, eating and body image, trauma, perfectionism, boundaries, fear, anger, grief/loss. The group meets weekly online for 1 ...
(872) 204-2435 View (872) 204-2435

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