Host: Dr. Mark Radel, PsyD
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Oak Park, IL 60301
"Our Virtual Teen-2-Teen Group focuses on supporting emotional well-being, connecting in this time of social distancing, and learning mindfulness-based coping skills. Led by two trained professionals, the six-week group provides a safe, structured, virtual space for high schoolers to connect ..."
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"Our Virtual Teen-2-Teen Group focuses on supporting emotional well-being, connecting in this time of social distancing, and learning mindfulness-based coping skills. Led by two trained professionals, the six-week group provides a safe, structured, virtual space for high schoolers to connect ..."
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Host: Tonja Horn, MSW, LCSW
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Oak Park, IL 60302
"Covid-19 Update: TRH Counseling is currently in the process of migrating Diabetes Groups online. Please reach out for more details! Diabetes Support Groups are designed to help those living with diabetes as well as those helping a loved one living ..."
(708) 487-0719
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"Covid-19 Update: TRH Counseling is currently in the process of migrating Diabetes Groups online. Please reach out for more details! Diabetes Support Groups are designed to help those living with diabetes as well as those helping a loved one living ..."
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Host: Dr. Rachel Vaughn, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60301
"Girls Group is an open-ended part process-based, part skills-based group for teenage girls who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and relationships. There is a pre-screening intake that is required before beginning. BCBS PPO and Self-Pay are both ..."
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"Girls Group is an open-ended part process-based, part skills-based group for teenage girls who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and relationships. There is a pre-screening intake that is required before beginning. BCBS PPO and Self-Pay are both ..."
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Host: Ms. Daniece Townsend, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60301
"Smart Love Family Services: It Takes a Village, free-of-charge program for parents and children of color that is uniquely tailored to fit their needs. Parents and children come to separate Biweekly Saturday Group sessions to gain ideas, knowledge and encouragement ..."
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"Smart Love Family Services: It Takes a Village, free-of-charge program for parents and children of color that is uniquely tailored to fit their needs. Parents and children come to separate Biweekly Saturday Group sessions to gain ideas, knowledge and encouragement ..."
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Host: Mrs. Micaela Noelle Bates, LCSW
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Oak Park, IL 60302
(773) 355-4718
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Host: Ms. Kellee Watkins, LCSW
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Oak Park, IL 60301
"Self-discovery and transformation coaching group designed to help you overcome the roadblocks that keep you stuck and unfulfilled in life. Learned to identify beliefs and unspoken rules that limit your potential and keep you from living life to the fullest. ..."
(708) 546-4385
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"Self-discovery and transformation coaching group designed to help you overcome the roadblocks that keep you stuck and unfulfilled in life. Learned to identify beliefs and unspoken rules that limit your potential and keep you from living life to the fullest. ..."
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Host: Terri Fry Brukhartz, LCSW, PCC
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Oak Park, IL 60301
"Parenting kids with ADHD can be physically and emotionally draining. If you're finding yourself losing your cool or feeling exhausted, you're not alone. The Support Group for Parents of Kids with ADHD will be a safe place to share your ..."
(708) 316-9567
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"Parenting kids with ADHD can be physically and emotionally draining. If you're finding yourself losing your cool or feeling exhausted, you're not alone. The Support Group for Parents of Kids with ADHD will be a safe place to share your ..."
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Host: Miss. Tara Sabol, LPC, RYT
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60301
"Girls Group is an open-ended part process-based, part skills-based group for teenage girls who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and relationships. There is a pre-screening intake that is required before beginning. BCBS PPO and Self-Pay are both ..."
(312) 548-8812
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"Girls Group is an open-ended part process-based, part skills-based group for teenage girls who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and relationships. There is a pre-screening intake that is required before beginning. BCBS PPO and Self-Pay are both ..."
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Host: Autumn Starks, LCSW
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Oak Park, IL 60301
"NOW ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS! Adolescent girls struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or mood issues will find support from compassionate peers and skillful facilitation. This group will provide a venue to share and recieve feedback, as well as offer valuable skills for ..."
(708) 329-8118
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"NOW ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS! Adolescent girls struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or mood issues will find support from compassionate peers and skillful facilitation. This group will provide a venue to share and recieve feedback, as well as offer valuable skills for ..."
Host: Dr. Orson Morrison, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60302
"This is a small group (3-5) experience. Many adult men find themselves feeling disconnected and find it hard to reach out to others for help. Participants will learn how to interact openly and honestly with each other.The emphasis is on ..."
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"This is a small group (3-5) experience. Many adult men find themselves feeling disconnected and find it hard to reach out to others for help. Participants will learn how to interact openly and honestly with each other.The emphasis is on ..."
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Host: Dr. Celeste Jackson, PhD, LCPC, NCC, MS
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60301
"Girls Group is an open-ended part process-based, part skills-based group for teenage girls who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and relationships. There is a pre-screening intake that is required before beginning. BCBS PPO and Self-Pay are both ..."
(872) 395-8091
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"Girls Group is an open-ended part process-based, part skills-based group for teenage girls who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, and relationships. There is a pre-screening intake that is required before beginning. BCBS PPO and Self-Pay are both ..."
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Host: Ms. Dionne Catledge, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60301
"Overcoming Fear is a spiritual experience and processing small group that is designed to help you develop skills to combat fears that may have you feeling stuck in your life or that may increase symptoms related to anxiety or depression. ..."
(708) 317-9299
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"Overcoming Fear is a spiritual experience and processing small group that is designed to help you develop skills to combat fears that may have you feeling stuck in your life or that may increase symptoms related to anxiety or depression. ..."
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Host: Dr. Patty Johnson, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60301
"This group is geared toward anchoring the mind in the moment in order to improve school and work performance. It is open to those who are 15 and older. Please call to enroll. "
(708) 628-5456
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"This group is geared toward anchoring the mind in the moment in order to improve school and work performance. It is open to those who are 15 and older. Please call to enroll. "
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Host: Mr. Ken Aaron Burnstein, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60302
"Adult therapy group for men and women ages 35-58. Learn advanced communication and relationship skills through group feedback and process. Develop a healthy self- identity, and a genuine personality. Develop a connection to your creative and spiritual self. The group ..."
(708) 406-6651
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"Adult therapy group for men and women ages 35-58. Learn advanced communication and relationship skills through group feedback and process. Develop a healthy self- identity, and a genuine personality. Develop a connection to your creative and spiritual self. The group ..."
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Host: Dr. Dennis R. Verville, PsyD
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Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 231-0598
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Host: Elizabeth Selph, MBA, MA
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Oak Park, IL 60304
"The goal of this group is to support people going through Ketamine Treatments. We are an open group and meet in person in Oak Park, IL. Please reach out for more information! "
(312) 374-6601
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"The goal of this group is to support people going through Ketamine Treatments. We are an open group and meet in person in Oak Park, IL. Please reach out for more information! "
Host: Grace Norberg, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60304
"Are you looking for support through changes in your life, a sense of community with other women, and a place to express your emotions? The women's Self-Care therapy group helps you improve social skills, give and receive feedback about communication, ..."
(630) 884-4160
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"Are you looking for support through changes in your life, a sense of community with other women, and a place to express your emotions? The women's Self-Care therapy group helps you improve social skills, give and receive feedback about communication, ..."
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Host: Dr. Lisa S. Lombard, PhD
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60302
"Telehealth group to support parents experiencing unexpected grief and/or traumatic loss. Meets once a week (probably Wednesdays at 10 am). Members first meet with Dr. Lombard individually, to ensure the group is a good fit for the level of support ..."
(708) 475-0796
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"Telehealth group to support parents experiencing unexpected grief and/or traumatic loss. Meets once a week (probably Wednesdays at 10 am). Members first meet with Dr. Lombard individually, to ensure the group is a good fit for the level of support ..."
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Host: Dr. Kayla Sivesind, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oak Park, IL 60301
"Girls Group is an open-ended part process-based, part skills-based group for teenage girls who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image and relationships. There is a pre-screening intake that is required before beginning. BCBS PPO and Self-Pay are both ..."
(872) 814-6015
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"Girls Group is an open-ended part process-based, part skills-based group for teenage girls who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image and relationships. There is a pre-screening intake that is required before beginning. BCBS PPO and Self-Pay are both ..."
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Host: Ms. Stephanie Yunez, MS, LPC
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Oak Park, IL 60301
"Skill building and interaction group for adolescents. "
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"Skill building and interaction group for adolescents. "

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