Support Groups in Porter County, IN

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Innovative Counseling Solutions, LLC
We are a small mental health agency that is committed to providing evidence-based practices. We are solution-focused and skills-based, but also emphasize on allowing our patients the time to heal at their own pace.
Hosted by Monique Boyd
Counselor, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
We are a small mental health agency that is committed to providing evidence-based practices. We are solution-focused and skills-based, but also emphasize on allowing our patients the time to heal at their own pace.
(219) 797-7479 View (219) 797-7479
Positive Discipline
A seven-session class on discipline techniques for children 0-18. Common sense solutions for whining, attitude, chore wars, power struggles, lack of follow-through, morning & evening routines, homework, and sibling conflict. Teaches long-term parenting skills encouraging children in responsibility, thinking for ...
Hosted by Marcia Beauchamp
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
A seven-session class on discipline techniques for children 0-18. Common sense solutions for whining, attitude, chore wars, power struggles, lack of follow-through, morning & evening routines, homework, and sibling conflict. Teaches long-term parenting skills encouraging children in responsibility, thinking for ...
(219) 747-2318 View (219) 747-2318
Innovative Counseling Solutions
Here at Innovative Counseling Solutions, we are committed to providing quality care to the community. At Innovative Counseling Solutions, we strive to utilize the most innovative interventions by participating in professional development opportunities. Please note that due to conflict of ...
Hosted by Nicole Krueger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Here at Innovative Counseling Solutions, we are committed to providing quality care to the community. At Innovative Counseling Solutions, we strive to utilize the most innovative interventions by participating in professional development opportunities. Please note that due to conflict of ...
(219) 898-4582 View (219) 898-4582
Trauma Informed Yoga Group
Trauma Informed Yoga is an approach that bears in mind that individuals coming to class may have experienced trauma .This approach offers a frame work for creating a safe space. This practice develops the mind-body connection to enhance health and ...
Hosted by Tiffany Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portage, IN 46368
Trauma Informed Yoga is an approach that bears in mind that individuals coming to class may have experienced trauma .This approach offers a frame work for creating a safe space. This practice develops the mind-body connection to enhance health and ...
(219) 912-2142 View (219) 912-2142
Wells Family Counseling LLC
Our mission is to provide transformative and empathic help to adolescents and adults struggling with mental and emotional problems in Valparaiso and the surrounding area.
Hosted by Erin Wells
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Our mission is to provide transformative and empathic help to adolescents and adults struggling with mental and emotional problems in Valparaiso and the surrounding area.
(219) 336-1139 View (219) 336-1139
Sensory Integration/Social Skills for children
Hosted by Angela Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 258-8473 View (219) 258-8473
LGBTQ+ Support Group (Ages 18-25)
This LGBTQ+ support group targets individuals ages 18-25, or "emerging adults." This is a time when identity, independence, and "adulting" become challenging for most. For LGBTQ+ folks, it can be helpful to find additional community to support you through life's ...
Hosted by Dr. Danielle Hernandez
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP, NCSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chesterton, IN 46304
This LGBTQ+ support group targets individuals ages 18-25, or "emerging adults." This is a time when identity, independence, and "adulting" become challenging for most. For LGBTQ+ folks, it can be helpful to find additional community to support you through life's ...
(929) 547-8496 View (929) 547-8496
Life and Trauma Survivor Center, LLC
Life and Trauma Survivor Center has the mission of healing the community through supporting individuals and families in living life as survivors of life. The center is a safe place for all people to come as they are and become ...
Hosted by Sherrie Shivok
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Life and Trauma Survivor Center has the mission of healing the community through supporting individuals and families in living life as survivors of life. The center is a safe place for all people to come as they are and become ...
(219) 615-6030 View (219) 615-6030
Innovative Counseling Solutions, LLC
Here at Innovative Counseling Solutions, we are committed to providing quality care to the community. At Innovative Counseling Solutions we strive to utilize the most innovative interventions by participating in professional development opportunities. Please note that due to conflict of ...
Hosted by Courtney Stonehill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Here at Innovative Counseling Solutions, we are committed to providing quality care to the community. At Innovative Counseling Solutions we strive to utilize the most innovative interventions by participating in professional development opportunities. Please note that due to conflict of ...
(219) 778-5109 View (219) 778-5109
Innovative Counseling Solutions LLC
Mental health agency in downtown Valparaiso that strives to provide quality mental health.
Hosted by Elizabeth Cowley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Mental health agency in downtown Valparaiso that strives to provide quality mental health.
(219) 327-2599 View (219) 327-2599
Addiction Recovery Support
This group offers support for people over the age of 18 who are actively engaged in the recovery process.
Hosted by Elise D Daxe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
This group offers support for people over the age of 18 who are actively engaged in the recovery process.
(219) 246-2261 View (219) 246-2261
Autism Support Group for Parents & Families
This group is one of the only groups in NWI that provides education, connection, and resources to parents and families who have children diagnosed with autism. If interested in joining the group, please reach out.
Hosted by Sarah Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A, ASDCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
This group is one of the only groups in NWI that provides education, connection, and resources to parents and families who have children diagnosed with autism. If interested in joining the group, please reach out.
(219) 732-2174 View (219) 732-2174
Innovative Counseling Solutions, LLC
Located downtown Valparaiso, Indiana that provides by in-office and virtual therapy. We strive to provide that most up-to-date mental health services that are evidence-base. We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment that accepts all that are in need of mental health ...
Hosted by Kathleen Goldbranson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Located downtown Valparaiso, Indiana that provides by in-office and virtual therapy. We strive to provide that most up-to-date mental health services that are evidence-base. We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment that accepts all that are in need of mental health ...
(219) 500-5897 View (219) 500-5897
Compass Counseling of Northwest Indiana, LLC
Hosted by Chloee Garay
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 327-6763 View (219) 327-6763
Innovative Counseling Solutions
Hosted by Brittney Schmidt
Counselor, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 249-4266 View (219) 249-4266
Innovative Counseling Solutions
Located downtown Valparaiso, Indiana that provides by in-office and virtual therapy. We strive to provide that most up-to-date mental health services that are evidence-base. We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment that accepts all that are in need of mental health ...
Hosted by Nichole Hutchinson
Counselor, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Located downtown Valparaiso, Indiana that provides by in-office and virtual therapy. We strive to provide that most up-to-date mental health services that are evidence-base. We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment that accepts all that are in need of mental health ...
(463) 208-4264 View (463) 208-4264
Innovative Counseling Solutions, LLC
Mental Health Agency located downtown Valparaiso, Indiana.
Hosted by Jackie Heemstra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Mental Health Agency located downtown Valparaiso, Indiana.
(219) 327-6724 View (219) 327-6724
Valparaiso Psychotherapy Associates
Hosted by James M Berman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 641-3027 View (219) 641-3027
Social Skills Groups for Children
Social skills groups for children, ages 5-12, with autism, ADHD, ODD, and other social, communication, and learning difficulties. Sessions include structured, fun activities that promote natural learning opportunities and peer interaction. Contact us for the group that best fits your ...
Hosted by Life Strategies, LLC
Counselor, BCBA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chesterton, IN 46304
Social skills groups for children, ages 5-12, with autism, ADHD, ODD, and other social, communication, and learning difficulties. Sessions include structured, fun activities that promote natural learning opportunities and peer interaction. Contact us for the group that best fits your ...
(219) 228-8715 View (219) 228-8715
Innovative Counseling Solutions
Mental Health Agency located downtown Valparaiso. We provide a comfortable, non-judgmental, warm environment. We offer a secluded entrance/exit for those who want anonymity.
Hosted by Tracy Stillman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Mental Health Agency located downtown Valparaiso. We provide a comfortable, non-judgmental, warm environment. We offer a secluded entrance/exit for those who want anonymity.
(219) 327-1838 View (219) 327-1838

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Porter County?

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.