Host: Mr. Ben Walker, LCSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60643
(331) 253-4657
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60643
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Host: Jamie Renee Wagner, MA, LCPC, RPT-S
Group meets in:
Roscoe, IL 61073
""Teen Art Group" is offered to teens ages 13-17, whom suffer from depression and/or anxiety. The focus of the group is on the creative process and not the product while providing tools for increasing self-awareness and inner resources, overcoming obstacles, ..."
(815) 977-8751
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Group meets in:
Roscoe, IL 61073
""Teen Art Group" is offered to teens ages 13-17, whom suffer from depression and/or anxiety. The focus of the group is on the creative process and not the product while providing tools for increasing self-awareness and inner resources, overcoming obstacles, ..."
Photo of Martin McCarthy Jr., Psychologist
Host: Dr. Martin McCarthy Jr.
Group meets in:
Evanston, IL 60201
"We are a welcoming and inclusive group of mental health professionals focused on helping our diverse clients feel better quickly, function more effectively, and live more rewarding lives. We offer a range of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, couples ..."
(847) 562-5895
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Group meets in:
Evanston, IL 60201
"We are a welcoming and inclusive group of mental health professionals focused on helping our diverse clients feel better quickly, function more effectively, and live more rewarding lives. We offer a range of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, couples ..."
Photo of Daniel Frett, Counselor
Host: Mr. Daniel Frett, MS, LCPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Palatine, IL 60074
"This group is peer led and free to anyone who is questioning or identifies as transgendered. Find support, information, share stories, fears, celebrations etc in this safe group held at the offices of Guided Path Psychological Services in Palatine, Il. ..."
(847) 558-6573
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Group meets in:
Palatine, IL 60074
"This group is peer led and free to anyone who is questioning or identifies as transgendered. Find support, information, share stories, fears, celebrations etc in this safe group held at the offices of Guided Path Psychological Services in Palatine, Il. ..."
Host: Mr. Mitchell Davenport, MS, LCPC
Group meets in:
Moline, IL 61265
"Dr. JackieJiang's Counseling and Evaluation is a group of skilled, warm, positive clinicians with common life values. Our team strives to maintain a skilled, humorous, and supportive atmosphere. We aim to help clientele, our community, and ourselves thrive on positive ..."
(779) 529-3001
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Group meets in:
Moline, IL 61265
"Dr. JackieJiang's Counseling and Evaluation is a group of skilled, warm, positive clinicians with common life values. Our team strives to maintain a skilled, humorous, and supportive atmosphere. We aim to help clientele, our community, and ourselves thrive on positive ..."
Photo of Kevin Newhall, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Kevin Newhall, LCSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60642
"Exploring Healthy Vulnerability and Authentic Connection. Group Objectives: Improve intimate, social and work relationships by fostering emotional and relational intelligences, Work through shame, anger, loneliness, or fears that inhibit thriving, Increase ability to identify and express feelings effectively, Discuss ongoing ..."
(312) 606-7287
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60642
"Exploring Healthy Vulnerability and Authentic Connection. Group Objectives: Improve intimate, social and work relationships by fostering emotional and relational intelligences, Work through shame, anger, loneliness, or fears that inhibit thriving, Increase ability to identify and express feelings effectively, Discuss ongoing ..."
Photo of Center For Discovery, Glenview, Treatment Center
Host: Admissions Team
Group meets in:
Glenview, IL 60026
"Discovery offers a free, weekly virtual group for individuals in recovery from an eating disorder or seeking recovery from an eating disorder. This group is facilitated by a licensed psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). Please see website for ..."
(844) 505-2914
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Group meets in:
Glenview, IL 60026
"Discovery offers a free, weekly virtual group for individuals in recovery from an eating disorder or seeking recovery from an eating disorder. This group is facilitated by a licensed psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). Please see website for ..."
Photo of Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Sherrie D All, PhD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60660
(855) 519-6499
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60660
Photo of Wendy Hayum-Gross, Counselor
Host: Ms. Wendy Hayum-Gross, LCPC, MS, NCC
Group meets in:
Naperville, IL 60563
"Whether you're here for yourself, your adolescent, your partner, your marriage, your family or your work, our therapists specialize in supporting individuals, families and couples from adolescence onward struggling with stress and overwhelm, life challenges and transitions, marriage and family ..."
(331) 321-4763
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Group meets in:
Naperville, IL 60563
"Whether you're here for yourself, your adolescent, your partner, your marriage, your family or your work, our therapists specialize in supporting individuals, families and couples from adolescence onward struggling with stress and overwhelm, life challenges and transitions, marriage and family ..."
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Host: Mr. Toreyung Tamus Cobbs, LPC
Group meets in:
Aurora, IL 60504
"Group therapy session will cost $50.00 a month. The group therapy session membership card will be similar to a gym membership card. You will receive 4 group sessions a month, on Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm covering issues related ..."
(630) 454-9291
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Group meets in:
Aurora, IL 60504
"Group therapy session will cost $50.00 a month. The group therapy session membership card will be similar to a gym membership card. You will receive 4 group sessions a month, on Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm covering issues related ..."
Photo of Victoria Ann Kessinger, Counselor
Host: Miss. Victoria Ann Kessinger, MA, LCPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Great Lakes Therapy Center currently has seven DBT Skills groups. The program is designed for clients who would like to develop healthy habits and enhance their psychological and emotional stability. It is designed to encourage healing and acceptance, build insight, ..."
(312) 313-0481
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Great Lakes Therapy Center currently has seven DBT Skills groups. The program is designed for clients who would like to develop healthy habits and enhance their psychological and emotional stability. It is designed to encourage healing and acceptance, build insight, ..."
Photo of Paul Popernik, Counselor
Host: Paul Popernik, MA, LCPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60610
"I offer a meditation group for adults who are interested in using breathing and visualization techniques to help mitigate the effects of depression and anxiety. This has been a very effective tool for many individuals when used in conjunction with ..."
(773) 417-5330
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60610
"I offer a meditation group for adults who are interested in using breathing and visualization techniques to help mitigate the effects of depression and anxiety. This has been a very effective tool for many individuals when used in conjunction with ..."
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Host: Megan P, Pre-CSW, MSW, LSW
Group meets in:
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
"Offering group and individual clinical supervision for pre-licensed professionals. Please contact me directly for more information, including rates and meeting dates/location. "
(815) 768-2227
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Group meets in:
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
"Offering group and individual clinical supervision for pre-licensed professionals. Please contact me directly for more information, including rates and meeting dates/location. "
Photo of Owens Counseling, Counselor
Host: Dr. Alan Owens, LCPC, DSc
Group meets in:
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
"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
"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 ..."
Photo of Doralis Coriano Ortiz, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Doralis Coriano Ortiz, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Have you been harmed by your experiences with religion? Have parts of yourself been rejected or invalidated by your religious community? Healing from Religious Harm is a support group designed to provide a safe and compassionate space for healing and ..."
(773) 830-3742
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Have you been harmed by your experiences with religion? Have parts of yourself been rejected or invalidated by your religious community? Healing from Religious Harm is a support group designed to provide a safe and compassionate space for healing and ..."
Photo of Carol Fetzner, Counselor
Host: Mrs. Carol Fetzner, MS, LCPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Woodstock, IL 60098
"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
"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 ..."
Host: Miss. Deb Dettman, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, SUDP
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60626
"Present-focused therapy group for women recovering from trauma and addiction. Coping skills based. Topics include: PTSD-Taking Back Your Power, Detaching from Emotional Pain through Grounding, How Substances Prevent Healing from PTSD, Compassion, Taking Good Care of Yourself, Coping with Cravings, ..."
(253) 201-7509
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60626
"Present-focused therapy group for women recovering from trauma and addiction. Coping skills based. Topics include: PTSD-Taking Back Your Power, Detaching from Emotional Pain through Grounding, How Substances Prevent Healing from PTSD, Compassion, Taking Good Care of Yourself, Coping with Cravings, ..."
Photo of Dr. Elizabeth Joy Fazio, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Dr. Elizabeth Joy Fazio, PsyD
Group meets in:
Homer Glen, IL 60491
"This group focuses on supporting Moms through difficult times with parenting, household management, balancing career and life, and all the little and big things that make being a Mom the hardest job title. Through the group setting, we work on ..."
(708) 318-4479
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Group meets in:
Homer Glen, IL 60491
"This group focuses on supporting Moms through difficult times with parenting, household management, balancing career and life, and all the little and big things that make being a Mom the hardest job title. Through the group setting, we work on ..."
Photo of Susana Vargas, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Host: Ms. Susana Vargas, MA, LCPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
"(Virtual) This course is aimed at teaching and expanding upon foundational social skills. Our instructors create a safe, fun place for participants to explore their social & leadership skills without judgement. This isn’t a class for participants with social skills ..."
(872) 204-2885
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Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
"(Virtual) This course is aimed at teaching and expanding upon foundational social skills. Our instructors create a safe, fun place for participants to explore their social & leadership skills without judgement. This isn’t a class for participants with social skills ..."
Photo of Janet Levitt, Counselor
Host: Ms. Janet Levitt, MA, LCPC
Group meets in:
Naperville, IL 60565
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) enhances skills and capabilities in four areas: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Please contact Janet to find out if the DBT group is a good fit for you. "
(708) 406-2723
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Group meets in:
Naperville, IL 60565
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) enhances skills and capabilities in four areas: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Please contact Janet to find out if the DBT group is a good fit for you. "

Not finding the right group for you? Try contacting one of our Therapists in Illinois for guidance.

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Illinois 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.