Support Groups in Mchenry County, IL

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Photo of Melissa Karner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mchenry County, IL
Embracing Imperfection Workshop for Teens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
"This group is an invitation for teenage girls (11-14yrs) to creatively explore YOU. We will get creative and messy as we dig into topics including: Feeling enough, Embracing my uniqueness, Letting go of performance, Creating a sense of belonging. Each ..."
(815) 673-7549 
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Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Photo of Patti A Kohler-Peschke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mchenry County, IL
Teen DBT Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
(847) 512-3080 
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Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Photo of Lauren LaPorte, Counselor in Mchenry County, IL
Brave Boundaries™ Basics - Coming Soon
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LPCC, NCC, RYT-200
Verified
(224) 271-9643 
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Group meets in:
Woodstock, IL 60098
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Dr. Pete B. Marcelo Psychologist and Counseling
Psychologist, MSW, PhD
Verified
"We will focus on solutions and to cope with life's challenges; so that you can enjoy life to the fullest using an eclectic modality of treatment with emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy and psycho-education. We value the therapeutic relationship and ..."
(847) 456-6498 
Group meets in:
Huntley, IL 60142
Photo of Linda Ziert, Art Therapist in Mchenry County, IL
Teen self-esteem and expressive arts group
Art Therapist, MA, ATR
Verified
"Does your teen struggle with low self-esteem & lack of direction? This five week group, starting JUNE 7th 2022, helps TEEN GIRLS gain confidence & direction to live more fulfilling lives. Participants learn about their strengths, values, healthy coping, and ..."
(847) 423-6910 
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Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Kaleigh Nobbe, Pre-Licensed Professional in Mchenry County, IL
Stronger Together - Adults 18+
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
"A supportive group for adults 18+ to learn skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Learn to understand and regulate emotions, skills to apply when in crisis, and communication skills to improve relationships. Schedule a free 15-minute, no obligation consultation for ..."
(847) 649-6396 
Group meets in:
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Photo of Jenn Balleto, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Mchenry County, IL
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
"When a loved one takes their own life, pain and confusion can be crippling for those they leave behind. SOS- Survivors of Suicide Loss is a support group for those grieving such a loss. Join us in a caring confidential ..."
(224) 243-4775 
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Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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Anger Managment Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-IV
Verified
"Based on empirically based skills to address coping, stress, emotional intelligence, problem solving, conflict management, cognitive behavior therapy, and Christian Therapy available. "
(708) 732-3527 
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Group meets in:
Cary, IL 60013
Photo of Emily Kunash, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mchenry County, IL
Next Level Counseling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCPC, CAADC
Verified
"Next Level works with clients in the area who are struggling with mental health or performance issues. We offer a person-center eclectic wellness approach. "
(833) 948-1407 
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Group meets in:
Woodstock, IL 60098
Photo of Transformation Behavioral Health, Psychologist in Mchenry County, IL
Adult DBT class
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, CADC
Verified
"DBT skills class (group) teaches skills in Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Walking the Middle Path. Classes are offered on Monday afternoon or Thursday evening in Woodstock and Thursday evening in Poplar Grove. The classes are a ..."
(815) 768-2764 
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Group meets in:
Woodstock, IL 60098
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For Therapist
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CGP, FAGPA
Verified
"An on-going process and consultation group for Therapists. "
(847) 908-3472 
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Group meets in:
Cary, IL 60013
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Weekend Warriors
LPC Intern, BSN, RN
Verified
"This group teaches DBT skills to middle-school aged adolescents. The skills taught relate to mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. "
(847) 860-6537 
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Group meets in:
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
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SPARCS
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
"SPARCS is a 16 week group that was specifically designed to address the needs of chronically traumatized adolescents, ages 12-21, who may still be living with ongoing stress and are experiencing problems controlling emotions and impulses, getting along with and ..."
(847) 239-5858 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102
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DBT skills group
Psychologist, PsyD, RN, DBT-LBC
Verified
"DBT skills classes teach life skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation, and Walking the Middle Path. This is evidence-based treatment for those with Borderline Personality Disorder, self-harm, chronic suicidal ideation, eating disorders, substance abuse, ..."
(815) 323-6094 
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Group meets in:
Woodstock, IL 60098
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"Weekend Warriors" for Adolescents
Counselor, LCPC, DSc
Verified
"This ongoing dialectical behavioral therapy group for adolescents (ages 11-14) will help: -Your child to identify his/her external and internal triggers to stress. -Learn how to manage overwhelming emotions in a healthy way. -Provide education on the difference between self-destructive ..."
(847) 469-4306 
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Group meets in:
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Photo of Lisa Marie Petrongelli, PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, FPA in Mchenry County, IL
Anna's Embrace, Grief and Loss Sharing Group
PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, FPA
Verified
"The goal of Anna's Embrace is to bring forth the universality of pain and to support women (18 years and older) affected by the loss of a loved one. As a group, we will experience grief, identify it, deal with ..."
(847) 242-2358 
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Group meets in:
Algonquin, IL 60102
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Mindfulness Group
Counselor, CADC, LCPC
Verified
"The Mindfulness/Meditation Group is an 10-week psychoeducational class designed to introduce participants to the theory and practice of Mindfulness. This interactive course will teach the concepts behind Mindfulness, offering various meditation techniques to become more present and actively aware with ..."
(847) 550-3946 
Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Photo of Carol Fetzner, Counselor in Mchenry County, IL
Trans Tuesdays for Gender Expansive youth
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
"This is an open group that accepts new participants on an ongoing basis. This group will provide a safe place for transgender, non- binary, gender non- conforming and questioning teens to explore issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and ..."
(815) 345-4028 
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Group meets in:
Woodstock, IL 60098
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DBT Skills Group Therapy-13-17yo
Counselor, LCSW
Verified
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based modality that uses a skill-building curriculum to encourage participants to manage their emotions by practicing mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation, as well as the development of positive interpersonal relationships. It is a long-term ..."
(224) 813-3175 
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Group meets in:
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
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New Hope Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Therapists at New Hope Counseling Center are proud to serve McHenry and Kane county with quality and affordable mental health counseling. Whether you are looking to improve your marriage, ease your suffering, or recover from a hurt, habit or hangup, ..."
(779) 220-8201 
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Group meets in:
Crystal Lake, IL 60012


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