Support Groups in Anderson, IN

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Life is a Highway, A group for women
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LAC
Verified
"Tamra L. Rigdon LSW, TLR Inspirations Inc; Women who are ready to understand their feelings, see that they are not alone, reduce stress from their lives, heal from hurtful relationships, and gain self-empowerment. * Gain a deeper awareness of yourself ..."
(765) 309-0037 
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Group meets in:
Anderson, IN 46013
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Parent Behavior Boot Camp
PhD, BCBA-D
"This is a 6-week, support-educational group for parents of children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants learn about the disorder and how to address target/problem behaviors in the home using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The group goals ..."
(317) 820-2751 
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Group meets in:
Anderson, IN 46012

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Photo of Tamra L Rigdon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Anderson, IN
Life is a Highway, A group for women
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LAC
Verified
"Tamra L. Rigdon LSW, TLR Inspirations Inc; Women who are ready to understand their feelings, see that they are not alone, reduce stress from their lives, heal from hurtful relationships, and gain self-empowerment. * Gain a deeper awareness of yourself ..."
(765) 309-0037 
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Group meets in:
Anderson, IN 46013
Photo of Conduct Curb, LLC in Anderson, IN
Parent Behavior Boot Camp
PhD, BCBA-D
"This is a 6-week, support-educational group for parents of children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants learn about the disorder and how to address target/problem behaviors in the home using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The group goals ..."
(317) 820-2751 
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Group meets in:
Anderson, IN 46012


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