Support Groups in South Bend, IN

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Women's Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This is a process therapy group (not a support group) that allows members to learn about themselves in relationship with others. Members develop interactional skills and gain confidence in their abilities to participate in healthy relationships. Members explore the impact ..."
(574) 598-0951 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46637
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Emotional Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CAS, CECP
Verified
"Wouldn’t it be nice if we learned emotional management in school? Maybe life could’ve been a bit easier. Unfortunately for the most of us, we weren’t taught these skills. In fact many of us got the opposite education— emotions are ..."
(574) 900-2192 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46614
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Center For Positive Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"A group of therapists and Clinical Social Working working in individual or group settings counseling adults, children, and families. "
(574) 498-8090 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46601
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Date Night
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, LMHCA, CTP
Verified
"Contact me about my date night events, I will be relaunching it soon. It is a two hour event held monthly for couples to grow in understanding of one another, and learning how to strengthen their relationship. It is held ..."
(574) 633-1875 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46628
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Sexual Assault Survivors
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group meets at the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 am. The group is held for 12-weeks and closed to new members during the 12 weeks. Members are asked to commit ..."
(574) 598-0951 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46617
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Life After Sobriety Group (Co-ed)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group is currently full and not accepting new clients at this time. "
(574) 330-0193 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46637
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Life After Early Sobriety Group (Co-ed)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Early sobriety (less than one year) comes with a unique set of challenges. For some, the issue is just "wanting to WANT to be sober." Whether you've just recently gotten sober, or you're still struggling to accept the idea that ..."
(574) 330-0193 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46637

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Photo of Jenifer Hill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Bend, IN
Women's Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This is a process therapy group (not a support group) that allows members to learn about themselves in relationship with others. Members develop interactional skills and gain confidence in their abilities to participate in healthy relationships. Members explore the impact ..."
(574) 598-0951 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46637
Photo of MYH Library / Begin To Wake Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Bend, IN
Emotional Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CAS, CECP
Verified
"Wouldn’t it be nice if we learned emotional management in school? Maybe life could’ve been a bit easier. Unfortunately for the most of us, we weren’t taught these skills. In fact many of us got the opposite education— emotions are ..."
(574) 900-2192 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46614
Photo of Steven D Bright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Bend, IN
Center For Positive Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"A group of therapists and Clinical Social Working working in individual or group settings counseling adults, children, and families. "
(574) 498-8090 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46601
Photo of Couples and Trauma Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in South Bend, IN
Date Night
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, LMHCA, CTP
Verified
"Contact me about my date night events, I will be relaunching it soon. It is a two hour event held monthly for couples to grow in understanding of one another, and learning how to strengthen their relationship. It is held ..."
(574) 633-1875 
View
Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46628
Photo of Jenifer Hill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Bend, IN
Sexual Assault Survivors
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group meets at the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 am. The group is held for 12-weeks and closed to new members during the 12 weeks. Members are asked to commit ..."
(574) 598-0951 
View
Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46617
Photo of Emily W. Sussman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Bend, IN
Life After Sobriety Group (Co-ed)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group is currently full and not accepting new clients at this time. "
(574) 330-0193 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46637
Photo of Emily W. Sussman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Bend, IN
Life After Early Sobriety Group (Co-ed)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Early sobriety (less than one year) comes with a unique set of challenges. For some, the issue is just "wanting to WANT to be sober." Whether you've just recently gotten sober, or you're still struggling to accept the idea that ..."
(574) 330-0193 
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Group meets in:
South Bend, IN 46637
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S.C.R.I.B.E
Counselor, LMHC, MS, IFS 1
Verified
"Led by Katherine Jongsma, LMHCA. Saturday mornings 9-10:00 a.m. over Zoom. Cost: $180/6 weeks. A six-week skills-building group to process trauma, anxiety, disconnection, and depression, and strengthen a “resourced state of being” using strategies from EMDR. Everyone’s brain and body ..."
(574) 307-9953 
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Group meets in:
Mishawaka, IN 46545

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