Depression Support Groups in Indianapolis, IN

The Peace Within: Mindfulness based support group
You can feel better! Whether you have been struggling with depression, anxiety, or even difficulty managing day to day stressors, there is a way out. There is a path to inner peace, calmness, and feeling your best self. Please join ...
Hosted by Neva E Hagedorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46205
You can feel better! Whether you have been struggling with depression, anxiety, or even difficulty managing day to day stressors, there is a way out. There is a path to inner peace, calmness, and feeling your best self. Please join ...
(317) 942-3280 View (317) 942-3280
Sisterhood of Strength
Looking for a safe place to vent and build healthy relationships with likeminded women? Join Sisterhood of Strength the 3rd Sunday of every month from 2:30 PM-4:30 PM. Engage in activities such as yoga, painting discussing books and cooking. But ...
Hosted by Luv Taylor Counseling & Life Coaching Svcs LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46208
Looking for a safe place to vent and build healthy relationships with likeminded women? Join Sisterhood of Strength the 3rd Sunday of every month from 2:30 PM-4:30 PM. Engage in activities such as yoga, painting discussing books and cooking. But ...
(317) 943-6913 View (317) 943-6913
Summer: Seasonal Group Nature Therapy
A 6-week experiential and educational therapy group for folks interested in learning how to work alongside the natural world on their journey of mental health and wellness. What's included? Access to weekly digital content, 9 hours of face to face ...
Hosted by Bailey Sims
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA, RYT, MACMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46208
A 6-week experiential and educational therapy group for folks interested in learning how to work alongside the natural world on their journey of mental health and wellness. What's included? Access to weekly digital content, 9 hours of face to face ...
(317) 981-3904 View (317) 981-3904
TEXT 317-777-9796
Text us today for all health need mental & physical. NO controlled substances prescribed. TEXT4 HELP
Hosted by IIPUC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, Dual BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46204
Text us today for all health need mental & physical. NO controlled substances prescribed. TEXT4 HELP
(317) 597-6944 View (317) 597-6944
Life Skills
This group is perfect for you if you are not sure about engaging in therapy and would like some tools to help navigate life’s ups and downs. This group is focused on the development of new tools and honing your ...
Hosted by Maryke Van Zyl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46208
This group is perfect for you if you are not sure about engaging in therapy and would like some tools to help navigate life’s ups and downs. This group is focused on the development of new tools and honing your ...
(765) 754-4788 View (765) 754-4788
Spring Renewal
Spring is all about new beginnings and transformations; it's a season that symbolizes starting fresh. Mf cold temperatures that often result in many of us feeling the winter blues. This four-part series will tend to the mind, body, and soul ...
Hosted by Lynn M Hynes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46220
Spring is all about new beginnings and transformations; it's a season that symbolizes starting fresh. Mf cold temperatures that often result in many of us feeling the winter blues. This four-part series will tend to the mind, body, and soul ...
(317) 348-3984 View (317) 348-3984
Back to You: A Look at Transforming Self-Esteem
This is a closed group that will be hosted in-person on Mondays (6p) and Fridays (3:30p) for ages 15+. This group is centered around interactive exercises, psychoeducation, and group discussions that work to heal low self-esteem, issues of social anxiety, ...
Hosted by Healing and Hope Restored
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MFT, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46256
This is a closed group that will be hosted in-person on Mondays (6p) and Fridays (3:30p) for ages 15+. This group is centered around interactive exercises, psychoeducation, and group discussions that work to heal low self-esteem, issues of social anxiety, ...
(317) 751-9168 View (317) 751-9168
Heart of the Spectrum Outpatient Services - Indy
Heart SOS is an outpatient clinic with a specialty in ASD and related disorders. Collaborative therapies with a family-focus work together for a whole child approach and improved outcomes. Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Families. Heart SOS offers Mental Health ...
Hosted by The Hope Source
Treatment Center, LCSW, PhD, HSPP, BCBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46256
Heart SOS is an outpatient clinic with a specialty in ASD and related disorders. Collaborative therapies with a family-focus work together for a whole child approach and improved outcomes. Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Families. Heart SOS offers Mental Health ...
(317) 548-8817 View (317) 548-8817
Virtual Consult MD Greenwood
Psychiatry & Neurology Services
Hosted by Virtual Consult MD Indiana
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46227
Psychiatry & Neurology Services
(317) 203-8423 View (317) 203-8423
Journey Support Services Inc.
We are a dedicated team of mental health professionals directed by our passion for helping individuals achieve mental well-being and live fulfilled lives. Our therapists are a diverse group who are highly trained, knowledgeable, experienced, and committed to providing exceptional ...
Hosted by Doshia Fifer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46208
We are a dedicated team of mental health professionals directed by our passion for helping individuals achieve mental well-being and live fulfilled lives. Our therapists are a diverse group who are highly trained, knowledgeable, experienced, and committed to providing exceptional ...
(317) 342-5904 View (317) 342-5904

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The Peace Within: Mindfulness based support group
You can feel better! Whether you have been struggling with depression, anxiety, or even difficulty managing day to day stressors, there is a way out. There is a path to inner peace, calmness, and feeling your best self. Please join ...
Hosted by Neva E Hagedorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46205
You can feel better! Whether you have been struggling with depression, anxiety, or even difficulty managing day to day stressors, there is a way out. There is a path to inner peace, calmness, and feeling your best self. Please join ...
(317) 942-3280 View (317) 942-3280
Sisterhood of Strength
Looking for a safe place to vent and build healthy relationships with likeminded women? Join Sisterhood of Strength the 3rd Sunday of every month from 2:30 PM-4:30 PM. Engage in activities such as yoga, painting discussing books and cooking. But ...
Hosted by Luv Taylor Counseling & Life Coaching Svcs LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46208
Looking for a safe place to vent and build healthy relationships with likeminded women? Join Sisterhood of Strength the 3rd Sunday of every month from 2:30 PM-4:30 PM. Engage in activities such as yoga, painting discussing books and cooking. But ...
(317) 943-6913 View (317) 943-6913
Summer: Seasonal Group Nature Therapy
A 6-week experiential and educational therapy group for folks interested in learning how to work alongside the natural world on their journey of mental health and wellness. What's included? Access to weekly digital content, 9 hours of face to face ...
Hosted by Bailey Sims
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA, RYT, MACMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46208
A 6-week experiential and educational therapy group for folks interested in learning how to work alongside the natural world on their journey of mental health and wellness. What's included? Access to weekly digital content, 9 hours of face to face ...
(317) 981-3904 View (317) 981-3904
TEXT 317-777-9796
Text us today for all health need mental & physical. NO controlled substances prescribed. TEXT4 HELP
Hosted by IIPUC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, Dual BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46204
Text us today for all health need mental & physical. NO controlled substances prescribed. TEXT4 HELP
(317) 597-6944 View (317) 597-6944
Life Skills
This group is perfect for you if you are not sure about engaging in therapy and would like some tools to help navigate life’s ups and downs. This group is focused on the development of new tools and honing your ...
Hosted by Maryke Van Zyl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46208
This group is perfect for you if you are not sure about engaging in therapy and would like some tools to help navigate life’s ups and downs. This group is focused on the development of new tools and honing your ...
(765) 754-4788 View (765) 754-4788
Spring Renewal
Spring is all about new beginnings and transformations; it's a season that symbolizes starting fresh. Mf cold temperatures that often result in many of us feeling the winter blues. This four-part series will tend to the mind, body, and soul ...
Hosted by Lynn M Hynes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46220
Spring is all about new beginnings and transformations; it's a season that symbolizes starting fresh. Mf cold temperatures that often result in many of us feeling the winter blues. This four-part series will tend to the mind, body, and soul ...
(317) 348-3984 View (317) 348-3984
Back to You: A Look at Transforming Self-Esteem
This is a closed group that will be hosted in-person on Mondays (6p) and Fridays (3:30p) for ages 15+. This group is centered around interactive exercises, psychoeducation, and group discussions that work to heal low self-esteem, issues of social anxiety, ...
Hosted by Healing and Hope Restored
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MFT, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46256
This is a closed group that will be hosted in-person on Mondays (6p) and Fridays (3:30p) for ages 15+. This group is centered around interactive exercises, psychoeducation, and group discussions that work to heal low self-esteem, issues of social anxiety, ...
(317) 751-9168 View (317) 751-9168
Heart of the Spectrum Outpatient Services - Indy
Heart SOS is an outpatient clinic with a specialty in ASD and related disorders. Collaborative therapies with a family-focus work together for a whole child approach and improved outcomes. Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Families. Heart SOS offers Mental Health ...
Hosted by The Hope Source
Treatment Center, LCSW, PhD, HSPP, BCBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46256
Heart SOS is an outpatient clinic with a specialty in ASD and related disorders. Collaborative therapies with a family-focus work together for a whole child approach and improved outcomes. Children, Adolescents, Young Adults and Families. Heart SOS offers Mental Health ...
(317) 548-8817 View (317) 548-8817
Virtual Consult MD Greenwood
Psychiatry & Neurology Services
Hosted by Virtual Consult MD Indiana
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46227
Psychiatry & Neurology Services
(317) 203-8423 View (317) 203-8423
Journey Support Services Inc.
We are a dedicated team of mental health professionals directed by our passion for helping individuals achieve mental well-being and live fulfilled lives. Our therapists are a diverse group who are highly trained, knowledgeable, experienced, and committed to providing exceptional ...
Hosted by Doshia Fifer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Indianapolis, IN 46208
We are a dedicated team of mental health professionals directed by our passion for helping individuals achieve mental well-being and live fulfilled lives. Our therapists are a diverse group who are highly trained, knowledgeable, experienced, and committed to providing exceptional ...
(317) 342-5904 View (317) 342-5904

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Depression Support Groups

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.