Support Groups in Park Ridge, IL

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Developing Social Skills for Gifted Boys
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"The root of all social issues with boys is the ability, or lack thereof, to communicate effectively with their peers and with adults. With a strong focus on communication techniques as well as helping each child identify and express emotions, ..."
(815) 401-9284 
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Parenting and Recovery
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCPC, PhD, CAS, CRADC
Verified
"I always assume folks are good parents. This group will help you learn skills that will make you better parents.Recovery is a full-time job. So is parenting. Learning to manage both at the same time is a skill all its ..."
(312) 548-9345 
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The Women's Group
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
"The Women's Group meets the needs of women expanding their personal horizons. Most have experienced difficult relationships and often divorce or other difficult relationship transitions. Today, they look to gain strength from the shared experiences and knowledge that the members ..."
(224) 676-3868 
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Young Adult Co-Ed Process Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"For 18-23 year olds; open group focusing on mood, anxiety, social skills, relationships, career, and anything else the group chooses. led by Dr. Dathan Paterno. Begins Wednesday, March 11 at 7PM. "
(847) 416-0215 
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Womens Circle-Women changing Women
Treatment Center, ND, LCPC, CEDS, CYI, ABT
Verified
"a safe space for women to gathering and experience the hireling power of community. We will take part in discussion, guided meditation, shamanic journeying and much more. "
(847) 565-3060 
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Recovery from Loss
Counselor, MA, RN, LCPC
Verified
"The purpose of this group is to provide support for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The group explores healthy coping skills, fosters knowledge of what is "normal" grief. "
(773) 414-4437 
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Mindfulness Meditation
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Every quarter, we teach a 7- or 8-week mindfulness meditation group focused on stress reduction. This course combines practical hands-on exercises with tools that can be used at home to reduce stress and build psychological flexibility. Please contact Jen Haughey, ..."
(847) 462-4321 
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Introduction to Mindfulness
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
"When there is enough participant interest, Willow Wellness Center offers an Introduction to Mindfulness course focused on stress reduction. We combine practical hands-on exercises with tools that can be used at home to build psychological flexibility and resilience. Call now ..."
(847) 986-5210 
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Middle School Students Social Skills Group
Psychologist, PhD, PCC, MCAC
Verified
"This is a 6 week friendship group focused on improving social skills for kids on the Autism spectrum, run by Michelle Kator, LCSW. The group is designed to provide social opportunities for group members while giving them a chance to ..."
(847) 278-2055 
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Adolescent
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
"I have been providing adolescent group for over 25 years. The groups are designed to work on issues realted to Deprsssion, Anxiety, social issues, achievemnt, OCD,ADHD and learning problems. The groups are always 6 members or less. Groups meet in the ..."
(703) 493-0932 
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Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Positive Parenting Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Obtain support in an encouraging environment, learn more effective parenting strategies and gain a sense of confidence and optimism for a more loving, connected family. This will be a combination of support and education in a structured 6 to 8 ..."
(773) 232-0430 
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Somatic Bodywork
Treatment Center, ND, LCPC, CEDS, CYI, ABT
Verified
"Reiki, Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, and acupuncture for mental health and physical issues. Body Mind and Spirit. "
(847) 565-3060 
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Adult Personal Growth
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
"Adult groups are held every other week and I also provide weekend workshops periodically. My groups focus on relationships and career/business identiy (creating the fit for you) issues ( i.e achievement/developing potentials/successful career identity)Groups are relevant for people suffering with ..."
(703) 493-0932 
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Psycho-Education for Substance Abuse
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCPC, PhD, CAS, CRADC
Verified
"This group provides information and education to families and significant others as well as the client who is struggling with addiction. Those on medication-assisted treatment programs are welcome as well. It meets once or twice weekly for 12 sessions, depending ..."
(312) 548-9345 
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Parents of Special Needs Children Grades K-6
Psychologist, PhD, PCC, MCAC
Verified
"Add new skills and techniques to your parenting toolkit by attending this 6 session group discussion created especially for parents of children with these special needs: Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, ADHD. Learn how to use new strategies and techniques ..."
(847) 278-2055 
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TELE-Therapy For Reducing Depression & Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS
Verified
"This virtual process group for female-identified clients who are in high school. The goal is to provide a safe space to navigate your emotions and stressors with your peers. Facilitated discussions about various topics: mood management, self-esteem, self-care, academic stressors, ..."
(847) 973-7064 
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Court evaluations for Alcohol and Drug Cases
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCPC, PhD, CAS, CRADC
Verified
"This is a three session evaluation for court or pre-trial diversion in any state "
(312) 548-9345 
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Parenting for Gifted Children
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
"I offer parenting groups for parents who are struggling with how to raise a gifted and talented child. the groups focus on issues related to social-emotional, education, learning problems and general issues on the topic. My work with the gifted ..."
(703) 493-0932 
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Womens Group- Women changing Women
Counselor, ND, LCPC, CEDS, CYI, ABT
Verified
"A women's circle for healing, connection, a safe space for women to come together and experience the healing power of community. We will tae part in discuss , guided meditation, shamanic journeying, and much more. "
(847) 892-4865 
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Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Somatic Bodywork
Counselor, ND, LCPC, CEDS, CYI, ABT
Verified
"These are private sessions in Reiki, Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, acupuncture for mental health, chronic pain, structural issues, and physical deficiencies. Attending to Body Mind Spirit. "
(847) 892-4865 
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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.