Host: Ms. Carol K (Anastasia) Kruse, MA, LCPC, NCC
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
"Dedicated, collaborative counseling and testing team. Help for anxiety, depression, anger, stress, grief and life improvements. Specialists treat issues with coping, communications, relationships, past trauma, conflicts and problems at work, home and school for individuals, couples and families of all ..."
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"Dedicated, collaborative counseling and testing team. Help for anxiety, depression, anger, stress, grief and life improvements. Specialists treat issues with coping, communications, relationships, past trauma, conflicts and problems at work, home and school for individuals, couples and families of all ..."
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
"The OCD & Anxiety Center in Oak Brook strives to reduce the stigma associated with OCD and anxiety by providing individuals and families the opportunity to participate in our professionally-led support groups. Our support groups have the following goals: * ..."
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"The OCD & Anxiety Center in Oak Brook strives to reduce the stigma associated with OCD and anxiety by providing individuals and families the opportunity to participate in our professionally-led support groups. Our support groups have the following goals: * ..."
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Host: Dr. Yolanda Cosey, EdD, MA, LCPC, NCC, CAMS-II
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
"Groups will be held on Friday at 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm for 8 weeks. Anyone interested in joining a group must have an individual session at your convenience before groups begin. There will only be six members to a group. ..."
(312) 818-4443
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"Groups will be held on Friday at 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm for 8 weeks. Anyone interested in joining a group must have an individual session at your convenience before groups begin. There will only be six members to a group. ..."
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Host: Intake Department - Confidential Line
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
"Circle of Security(tm) 8 Week Parent Training is a newly developed parent education program offering the core components of the evidence-based and internationally acclaimed COS© protocol. The Circle of Security (tm) project integrates over 50 years of attachment research into ..."
(630) 882-3527
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"Circle of Security(tm) 8 Week Parent Training is a newly developed parent education program offering the core components of the evidence-based and internationally acclaimed COS© protocol. The Circle of Security (tm) project integrates over 50 years of attachment research into ..."
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Host: Mrs. Julie McDevitt - Telehealth Covid 19, LCPC, BCC, LBS
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
"With 13 years experience, Counseling Professionals provides Marriage, Individual and Family Counseling, specializing in children and adolescents. "
(630) 206-3054
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"With 13 years experience, Counseling Professionals provides Marriage, Individual and Family Counseling, specializing in children and adolescents. "
Host: Ms. Patricia Lovelace, LCSW, CGP
Group meets in:
Oak Brook, IL 60523
"Tuesday (7 pm to 9 pm) two-hour group with 8 members, working through issues relating to personality changes, relationship issues, intimacy development, sexual issues, communication skills, stress management, and career change. Each group also address depression and anxiety; groups are ..."
(630) 426-3198
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"Tuesday (7 pm to 9 pm) two-hour group with 8 members, working through issues relating to personality changes, relationship issues, intimacy development, sexual issues, communication skills, stress management, and career change. Each group also address depression and anxiety; groups are ..."
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Host: Mr. Guy E Oberrwise, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oak Brook, IL 60521
"This professionally led group will provide women with the skills needed to reduce stress and increase self- esteem and self-confidence in their lives. Women will learn how to develop and maintain healthy relationships with spouses, children or significant others and ..."
(708) 512-7278
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Oak Brook, IL 60521
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"This professionally led group will provide women with the skills needed to reduce stress and increase self- esteem and self-confidence in their lives. Women will learn how to develop and maintain healthy relationships with spouses, children or significant others and ..."
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Host: Lynette J Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
Group meets in:
Oak Brook, IL 60523
"Meets for 6 sessions through-out year. Generally on Tuesdays, 7:00-9 p.m. Do you need to develop anger management skills for personal growth or to enhance your relationships/marriage? Are you mandated to take an anger management program by a court or ..."
(630) 368-1880
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
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"Meets for 6 sessions through-out year. Generally on Tuesdays, 7:00-9 p.m. Do you need to develop anger management skills for personal growth or to enhance your relationships/marriage? Are you mandated to take an anger management program by a court or ..."
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Host: Lynette J Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
"Anger Management Specialist Certification Workshops: June 10-11, 2021 Zoom Webinar! Enroll in webinar or online training at: https://copingwithanger.c om/ Provides 12 NBCC/NAADAC CEUs/CEs. Approved by the National Anger Management Association for the Certified Anger Management Specialist-I or II. Contact Lynette ..."
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"Anger Management Specialist Certification Workshops: June 10-11, 2021 Zoom Webinar! Enroll in webinar or online training at: https://copingwithanger.c om/ Provides 12 NBCC/NAADAC CEUs/CEs. Approved by the National Anger Management Association for the Certified Anger Management Specialist-I or II. Contact Lynette ..."
Host: Dr. Carmen Lynas - Advanced Therapeutic Solutions, PhD
Group meets in:
Oak Brook, IL 60523
"We provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), combined with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to learn about anxiety and managing anxiety from a fresh perspective. Instead of focusing on how to "get rid of" anxiety, we aim for the group to ..."
(331) 244-4974
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
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"We provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), combined with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to learn about anxiety and managing anxiety from a fresh perspective. Instead of focusing on how to "get rid of" anxiety, we aim for the group to ..."
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Host: Cindy Thelen, LCPC, CT
Group meets in:
Oak Brook, IL 60523
"Grief/loss professional development group is for practicing professionals or recent graduates interested in increasing knowledge/specialty in thanatology (death, dying and bereavement). The group provides mentoring and professional development through readings, discussion, guest speakers, case consultation and resource information. Anticipated outcomes ..."
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"Grief/loss professional development group is for practicing professionals or recent graduates interested in increasing knowledge/specialty in thanatology (death, dying and bereavement). The group provides mentoring and professional development through readings, discussion, guest speakers, case consultation and resource information. Anticipated outcomes ..."
Host: Dr. Carmen Lynas - Advanced Therapeutic Solutions, PhD
Group meets in:
Oak Brook, IL 60523
"In this in-vivo exposure therapy group led by an exposure therapist, this group meets & plans out exposure tasks to do as a group, then ventures out to engage in those tasks together. With safety in numbers, group members take ..."
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"In this in-vivo exposure therapy group led by an exposure therapist, this group meets & plans out exposure tasks to do as a group, then ventures out to engage in those tasks together. With safety in numbers, group members take ..."
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Host: Mrs. Julie McDevitt - Telehealth Covid 19, LCPC, BCC, LBS
Group meets in:
Oak Brook, IL 60523
"Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills. DBT focuses on four areas. First, mindfulness teaches clients to live in the present moment. Second, distress tolerance helps increase a person’s tolerance of strong emotions, increasing frustration tolerance. Third, emotion ..."
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
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"Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills. DBT focuses on four areas. First, mindfulness teaches clients to live in the present moment. Second, distress tolerance helps increase a person’s tolerance of strong emotions, increasing frustration tolerance. Third, emotion ..."

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