Host: Meredith Naughgle, MSW, LCSW
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"This coping skills workshop will focus on providing adults with tools and practices, specially from a mindfulness perspective, to implement in their lives. This workshop is aimed at providing strategies to relieve and combat anxiety, depression, and stress, especially in ..."
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"This coping skills workshop will focus on providing adults with tools and practices, specially from a mindfulness perspective, to implement in their lives. This workshop is aimed at providing strategies to relieve and combat anxiety, depression, and stress, especially in ..."
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Host: Mrs. Kelly Mucha, LCSW
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"When distance grows during the tween and teen years it can feel like it is impossible to feel connected. This is an interactive parent and child group session. 4 sessions. "
(219) 641-3891
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"When distance grows during the tween and teen years it can feel like it is impossible to feel connected. This is an interactive parent and child group session. 4 sessions. "
Host: Michael Green, CAPRC 2, CHW-SA, CHW-GA
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Merrillville, IN 46410
"Members of this group are guided along a path of recovery the way they choose. There are many roads to recovery. "
(219) 641-3236
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"Members of this group are guided along a path of recovery the way they choose. There are many roads to recovery. "
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"This group is aimed at learning coping tools to help manage feelings of overwhelm and anxiety. Each session will include education and skills for you to practice in your daily life, as well as time to connect with other moms ..."
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"This group is aimed at learning coping tools to help manage feelings of overwhelm and anxiety. Each session will include education and skills for you to practice in your daily life, as well as time to connect with other moms ..."
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Host: Dr. Rick D Williams, DSW, MSW, LCSW, CAADC, CODP II
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"R2RCS provide professional, confidential mental health counseling to individuals, families and children on an outpatient basis to assist with problems including marital issues, family discord, substance abuse , domestic violence, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. "
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"R2RCS provide professional, confidential mental health counseling to individuals, families and children on an outpatient basis to assist with problems including marital issues, family discord, substance abuse , domestic violence, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. "
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Host: Mrs. Kelly Mucha, LCSW
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Merrillville, IN 46410
"Separation, divorce, relocating, deployment and ill family members. 9 sessions. "
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"Separation, divorce, relocating, deployment and ill family members. 9 sessions. "
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"The group is aimed at learning to manage anger, stopping violence or the threat of violence, developing and strengthening skills for self-control over thoughts and actions, and receiving support and feedback from others. A certificate is provided upon completion of ..."
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"The group is aimed at learning to manage anger, stopping violence or the threat of violence, developing and strengthening skills for self-control over thoughts and actions, and receiving support and feedback from others. A certificate is provided upon completion of ..."

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