"Monday nights I hold a men's group that is focused on helping men cope with the expectations that society places on them and in their relationships. It is based on the Biblical tenant of "Iron Sharpening Iron". "
"The RNA group meets every Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 pm. This group is hybrid and meets both in person and online. Facilitated by Chris Pressler, this zero-cost group is designed to provide education, healing, and mutual support for ..."
"This is a group for adults with difficulty in interpersonal relationships. Group members can explore the patterns that limit satisfaction in peer, romantic, professional, or family relationships. Within the group, you are encouraged to take interpersonal risks in a safe ..."
"Divorce is a complicated process that involves many layers of loss, heartbreak, and change. Come join a small group of women in a safe, confidential environment where you have an opportunity to heal, grow, learn, and receive support as we ..."
"This group is for adults 18+ who struggle with issues related to food and body image. Group members will plan to meet every other Saturday from 9-10:30am. The primary focus of group will be process oriented with guidance from myself. ..."
"For married couples and committed relationships who argue too much, say mean things they dont mean to say, and sometimes wonder if they should stay together: For the couples that want to feel heard, understood, and respected with your partner: ..."
"The purpose of this group is to help men be more deeply known and cared for. Men meet in a safe and intentional setting and have the opportunity to talk about the most important things in their lives. Members receive ..."
"This group is action-oriented, empowering each person to move forward in accomplishing goals with clarity, purpose and direction. You will first identify your goal and then align your vision with a firm commitment and personalized step-by-step action plan. I will ..."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, CCP, CCTP, SAP
"Are you still reeling from a difficult break-up? Are you ready to begin to rebuild your life, believe in yourself again & live a little??? This Support Group meets every other Monday evening to encourage adults to rebuild and feel ..."
"This is a group for survivors of psychological abuse. As this type of abuse tends to remain hidden in society, members of this group often feel great relief knowing that others understand what they have been through. This support, along ..."
"Recovering from the death of a loved one is not a "quick fix". Therefore the grief group strives to provide an accepting and safe place for the wounds to heal. Talking about your loved one who died is an important ..."
"This group focuses on topics and issues specifically encountered by women in our modern society. We focus on empowerment while learning and practicing a variety of specific coping skills to assist women in achieving their goals and improving life satisfaction. ..."
"Being in IOP provides clients with the opportunity to utilize the coping skills, life skills, and career skills they learned during drug and alcohol treatment while still living at home or in a structured sober living. Recover while at home. ..."
"This is a group for adults (21-30) with difficulty in interpersonal relationships. Group members can explore the patterns that limit satisfaction in peer, romantic, professional, or family relationships. Within the group, you are encouraged to take interpersonal risks in a ..."
"Learn techniques that work in reducing and managing anxiety and receive support from others who have been there. Group meets online weekly and is $40 per session. Call or email to get scheduled. Next group starts March 9th. "
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Overland Park 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 Overland Park 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 Overland Park 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 Overland Park 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 Overland Park 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.