Support Groups in Libertyville, IL

Domestic Violence Recovery Group (Women)
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
"Learn the difference between healthy relationships vs signs of toxic relationships. This informational and supportive group will teach how to develop support plans and take the steps toward healing while establishing healthy boundaries. Women will learn what to look for ..."
(224) 279-6572 
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Libertyville, IL 60048
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MTC Counseling Staff
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
"Mobile Therapy Centers’ qualified service providers excel at providing quality and convenient services to reduce stress and anxiety and increase proactive management of life’s challenges. We aim to support families, the workplace and the community as a whole by decreasing ..."
(847) 816-7200 
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Group meets in:
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Lake County Behavioral Health Alliance (LCBHA)
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
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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Lake County Behavioral Health Alliance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Libertyville 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 Libertyville 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 Libertyville 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 Libertyville 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 Libertyville 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.