Support Groups in Illinois

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"Who Am I"
This group helps young adults on the Autism Spectrum understand who they are and how they fit into the world around them. Participants are taught personal and social skills to enhance their ability to take care of themselves. Sessions also ...
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Hosted by Partners For Inner Healing
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, CCJTS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rockford, IL 61108
This group helps young adults on the Autism Spectrum understand who they are and how they fit into the world around them. Participants are taught personal and social skills to enhance their ability to take care of themselves. Sessions also ...
(815) 828-6297 View (815) 828-6297
LCPC Supervision
I provide LCPC supervision in a group setting via in-person or virtual. Covering all therapeutic modalities and diagnosis' that you may come across in session as well as on the LCPC State License Exam. Also, we discuss what self care ...
Photo of Gabrielle T. Abogado, Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by Gabrielle T. Abogado
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Downers Grove, IL 60515
I provide LCPC supervision in a group setting via in-person or virtual. Covering all therapeutic modalities and diagnosis' that you may come across in session as well as on the LCPC State License Exam. Also, we discuss what self care ...
(630) 556-8546 View (630) 556-8546
Simmons Counseling & Consulting Services, PC
Photo of Danielle Simmons, Psychologist in Illinois
Hosted by Danielle Simmons
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60604
(872) 216-3241 View (872) 216-3241
Lake County Behavioral Health Alliance (LCBHA)
I am the Founder and former President of LCBHA, an educational non-profit networking group for clinical mental health professionals. LCBHA offers Therapists and Clinically Trained Professionals the opportunity to meet, network and build relationships with other clinicians! Our speakers bring ...
Photo of Deb Norton, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by Deb Norton
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Libertyville, IL 60048
I am the Founder and former President of LCBHA, an educational non-profit networking group for clinical mental health professionals. LCBHA offers Therapists and Clinically Trained Professionals the opportunity to meet, network and build relationships with other clinicians! Our speakers bring ...
(224) 406-1474 View (224) 406-1474
Women's Divorce Recovery Group, Now Closed
As women going through the challenging process of divorce, we meet every Monday at 6:30-8:00pm in the Barrington office to provide support, reflection and transformation. Divorce is a time of great loss and can eventually lead to a new beginning. ...
Photo of Denise Casey, Psychologist in Illinois
Hosted by Denise Casey
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC, NBCCHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palatine, IL 60067
As women going through the challenging process of divorce, we meet every Monday at 6:30-8:00pm in the Barrington office to provide support, reflection and transformation. Divorce is a time of great loss and can eventually lead to a new beginning. ...
(888) 265-6418 View (888) 265-6418
Mirjam Quinn and Associates, Ltd.
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Hosted by Mikiela Cobb
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 726-5741 View (708) 726-5741
Trauma Skills Group
Trauma can have a lasting impact on our sense of self, and leave us feeling stuck in the past, disconnected from who we want to be. We will focus on developing techniques for emotion and nervous system regulation - empowering ...
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Hosted by Samantha Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60602
Trauma can have a lasting impact on our sense of self, and leave us feeling stuck in the past, disconnected from who we want to be. We will focus on developing techniques for emotion and nervous system regulation - empowering ...
(872) 278-5088 View (872) 278-5088
Family Counseling Center
SESSION 1 The basics of behavior management: What motivates my child? What behaviors can I change? Increasing positive behaviors: Using contingency management to help your child finish his homework, complete his chores, and get along with others. SESSION 2 ...
Photo of Family Counseling Center, Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by Family Counseling Center
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in New Lenox, IL 60451
SESSION 1 The basics of behavior management: What motivates my child? What behaviors can I change? Increasing positive behaviors: Using contingency management to help your child finish his homework, complete his chores, and get along with others. SESSION 2 ...
(815) 450-9925 View (815) 450-9925
Love over Fear (Women's anxiety group)
This group is for women with anxiety/trauma who want to change their relationship with food, body image, and themselves. This group will be a call in/zoom group. It will be covered under insurance. No one turned away due to finances. ...
Photo of Dana L Barrows, Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by Dana L Barrows
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPHA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Red Bud, IL 62278
This group is for women with anxiety/trauma who want to change their relationship with food, body image, and themselves. This group will be a call in/zoom group. It will be covered under insurance. No one turned away due to finances. ...
(618) 352-5791 View (618) 352-5791
Long COVID Support & Processing Group (online)
This is a 6-week closed group (which means the same members each week) meets via GoogleMeet for COVID long-haulers, or those experiencing long term symptoms from COVID. This group is a mix of a support and processing group. This means ...
Photo of Samantha Lane, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Illinois
Hosted by Samantha Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60647
This is a 6-week closed group (which means the same members each week) meets via GoogleMeet for COVID long-haulers, or those experiencing long term symptoms from COVID. This group is a mix of a support and processing group. This means ...
(331) 260-9936 View (331) 260-9936
Mental Health First-Aiders
https://www.koreancounsel ing.com
Photo of Teresa Gonzalez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by Teresa Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Riverwoods, IL 60015
https://www.koreancounsel ing.com
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Burnout Workshop
This is a virtual workshop that primarily focuses on providing resources and holding space for individuals who are experiencing burnout in their personal and professional lives. The duration of this group is 7 weeks. Sessions will be held virtually. For ...
Photo of Hali Cook, Pre-Licensed Professional in Illinois
Hosted by Hali Cook
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60647
This is a virtual workshop that primarily focuses on providing resources and holding space for individuals who are experiencing burnout in their personal and professional lives. The duration of this group is 7 weeks. Sessions will be held virtually. For ...
(708) 734-2824 View (708) 734-2824
B&B Therapy
Photo of Kimberly Bosh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Illinois
Hosted by Kimberly Bosh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 567-9621 View (815) 567-9621
100% Virtual IOP (Northbrook)
This 100% virtual program is designed to allow people to start their recovery without having to travel to a treatment facility. This program is perfect for those that either live in remote areas or are busy with work and family. ...
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Hosted by Brightside Recovery and Clinic
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northbrook, IL 60062
This 100% virtual program is designed to allow people to start their recovery without having to travel to a treatment facility. This program is perfect for those that either live in remote areas or are busy with work and family. ...
(224) 223-1756 View (224) 223-1756
Therapeutic Dungeons & Dragons Group
Embark on a transformative journey using Dungeons & Dragons for personal development. Through immersive storytelling, role-play, and safe exploration, participants refine social skills, and boundary setting. Fantasy settings provide a secure space for metaphorically addressing real-life issues, fostering emotional growth. ...
Photo of April Difatta, Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by April Difatta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lombard, IL 60148
Embark on a transformative journey using Dungeons & Dragons for personal development. Through immersive storytelling, role-play, and safe exploration, participants refine social skills, and boundary setting. Fantasy settings provide a secure space for metaphorically addressing real-life issues, fostering emotional growth. ...
(331) 225-4019 View (331) 225-4019
Relaxation training
Photo of Yvonne Mccall, Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by Yvonne Mccall
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 494-6159 View (618) 494-6159
LCPC Licensure Supervision
Photo of Leslie Aquino Gordon, Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by Leslie Aquino Gordon
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60618
(312) 663-7266 View (312) 663-7266
Fertility Skills & Support Group
The group runs virtually every other Thursday at 7:30 pm. It is intended for women who are currently going through fertility treatments. The group will focus on mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and provide support to improve group members' emotional well-being.
Photo of Kendra A Vargas, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by Kendra A Vargas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Melrose Park, IL 60160
The group runs virtually every other Thursday at 7:30 pm. It is intended for women who are currently going through fertility treatments. The group will focus on mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and provide support to improve group members' emotional well-being.
(224) 479-0116 View (224) 479-0116
The Silent Struggle Virtual Processing Group
Ladies, are you anxiously feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Experiencing sadness due to constantly taking care of others, but neglecting yourself. Are you tired of silencing your voice even when you yearn to be ...
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Hosted by Just InJoy Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicago, IL 60643
Ladies, are you anxiously feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Experiencing sadness due to constantly taking care of others, but neglecting yourself. Are you tired of silencing your voice even when you yearn to be ...
(773) 207-4593 View (773) 207-4593
Beginning Mindfulness Meditation
A beginning class in the practice of mindfulness meditation. Good for general health, stress management, and increased well-being. Offered in collaboration with the Canton YWCA. Will take place on February 12, 19 & 26. Please call 647-0441 for more information ...
Photo of Spoon River Counseling and Wellness, Counselor in Illinois
Hosted by Spoon River Counseling and Wellness
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Canton, IL 61520
A beginning class in the practice of mindfulness meditation. Good for general health, stress management, and increased well-being. Offered in collaboration with the Canton YWCA. Will take place on February 12, 19 & 26. Please call 647-0441 for more information ...
(309) 807-3174 View (309) 807-3174

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Illinois?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.