Support Groups in Amesbury, MA

Co-led with Louise Beck, Trained teacher of Mindful Self Compassion
Hosted by John Longo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Amesbury, MA 01913
Co-led with Louise Beck, Trained teacher of Mindful Self Compassion
(978) 820-7033 View (978) 820-7033
Hosted by Jill Ruggiero
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP, BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Amesbury, MA 01913
(978) 518-9720 View (978) 518-9720
Pre-screening required. Group tentatively scheduled to begin in Spring 2022. Call for more details.
Hosted by Laura Beal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Amesbury, MA 01913
Pre-screening required. Group tentatively scheduled to begin in Spring 2022. Call for more details.
(978) 504-5815 View (978) 504-5815
In this online group, parents/caregivers will gain support and build connections with other caregivers as well as learn basic DBT skills to better understand and more effectively support their child in regulating emotions & behavior, improving relationships, increasing self-awareness, and ...
Hosted by Dr. Brit Murphy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Amesbury, MA 01913
In this online group, parents/caregivers will gain support and build connections with other caregivers as well as learn basic DBT skills to better understand and more effectively support their child in regulating emotions & behavior, improving relationships, increasing self-awareness, and ...
(978) 678-4084 View (978) 678-4084
Teens will learn DBT skills to better regulate emotions and behavior, improve relationships, increase self-awareness, and build a life that feels more worth living. This is a traditional adherent DBT Skills Group led by a board-certified DBT clinician. $1800 for ...
Hosted by Dr. Brit Murphy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Amesbury, MA 01913
Teens will learn DBT skills to better regulate emotions and behavior, improve relationships, increase self-awareness, and build a life that feels more worth living. This is a traditional adherent DBT Skills Group led by a board-certified DBT clinician. $1800 for ...
(978) 678-4084 View (978) 678-4084

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If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
Hosted by Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01830
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
Hosted by Alisha Rousselle
Counselor, MEd, LMHC , SAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 925-5486 View (978) 925-5486
Safe Harbor Psychiatry is a psychiatric nurse practitioner run practice offering psychiatric evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents and adults with the goal of making all clients feel comfortable and maintain privacy. All providers have extensive training in psychopharmacology (medication) ...
Hosted by Carly Ramos
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMNHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newbury, MA 01951
Safe Harbor Psychiatry is a psychiatric nurse practitioner run practice offering psychiatric evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents and adults with the goal of making all clients feel comfortable and maintain privacy. All providers have extensive training in psychopharmacology (medication) ...
(978) 295-2974 View (978) 295-2974
Virtual/Online parent support group to navigate the challenges of single parenting and co-parenting outside of the home. Come join and meet others who are struggling with the same issues. Explore intervention strategies under professional guidance. Please note this group meets ...
Hosted by You Have A Village
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newburyport, MA 01950
Virtual/Online parent support group to navigate the challenges of single parenting and co-parenting outside of the home. Come join and meet others who are struggling with the same issues. Explore intervention strategies under professional guidance. Please note this group meets ...
(978) 883-3568 View (978) 883-3568
Groups forming now! This trauma-focused therapy group for adults integrates Internal Family Systems (IFS) “parts work” and mindfulness-based interventions. Participants explore the dynamics of their “parts”, learn to reconnect with Self-energy, and develop healthier internal dialogue. Mindfulness, self-compassion, and somatic ...
Hosted by Ryoen Elizabeth Drewello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01830
Groups forming now! This trauma-focused therapy group for adults integrates Internal Family Systems (IFS) “parts work” and mindfulness-based interventions. Participants explore the dynamics of their “parts”, learn to reconnect with Self-energy, and develop healthier internal dialogue. Mindfulness, self-compassion, and somatic ...
(351) 200-7079 View (351) 200-7079
This group is for youth looking for a safe space to share related experiences and build community. Topics of discussion will include self-esteem, stress management, bullying, talking with parents and finding outside supports. Age range is from 7th-12th grade. Intake ...
Hosted by Meghan Gonyea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newburyport, MA 01950
This group is for youth looking for a safe space to share related experiences and build community. Topics of discussion will include self-esteem, stress management, bullying, talking with parents and finding outside supports. Age range is from 7th-12th grade. Intake ...
(413) 961-5567 View (413) 961-5567
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
Hosted by Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01830
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
Join us in talking about different strategies to de-escalate your child's big emotions in the moment right along side any big emotions you are managing in the moment as well. Please note this group meets virtually via Zoom.
Hosted by You Have A Village
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newburyport, MA 01950
Join us in talking about different strategies to de-escalate your child's big emotions in the moment right along side any big emotions you are managing in the moment as well. Please note this group meets virtually via Zoom.
(978) 883-3568 View (978) 883-3568
Darwin Gillett, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, will show participants ways to reduce negative emotions through discovering the body's subtle energies. EFT has been clinically effective in thousands of cases and proving dramatically successful in relieving fears and phobias, panic ...
Hosted by Darwin Gillett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newburyport, MA 01950
Darwin Gillett, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, will show participants ways to reduce negative emotions through discovering the body's subtle energies. EFT has been clinically effective in thousands of cases and proving dramatically successful in relieving fears and phobias, panic ...
(978) 743-9903 View (978) 743-9903
Hosted by Alisha Rousselle
Counselor, MEd, LMHC , SAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 925-5486 View (978) 925-5486
Groups forming now! This group provides a space for parents, caretakers, and allies of LGBTQIA youth; sessions blends education with emotional support. Topics cover identity exploration, communication, fostering an affirming environment, and navigating health-care. Through shared experiences and expert guidance ...
Hosted by Ryoen Elizabeth Drewello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01830
Groups forming now! This group provides a space for parents, caretakers, and allies of LGBTQIA youth; sessions blends education with emotional support. Topics cover identity exploration, communication, fostering an affirming environment, and navigating health-care. Through shared experiences and expert guidance ...
(351) 200-7079 View (351) 200-7079
This Group Encounter addreses the many issues faced by women today. Covering topics from early learning and childhood struggles, impact of addiction or exposure to addiction, divorce, relationship concerns and everyday stressors. Focus on self-compassion, self-esteem and self-worth to allow ...
Hosted by Leslie Sampson
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01830
This Group Encounter addreses the many issues faced by women today. Covering topics from early learning and childhood struggles, impact of addiction or exposure to addiction, divorce, relationship concerns and everyday stressors. Focus on self-compassion, self-esteem and self-worth to allow ...
(978) 817-7021 View (978) 817-7021
This virtual/online hosted support group will be offered to any parent who feels that they need some additional support, education, and peer connection around their child’s eating behaviors. We have been listening to you and know that this is becoming ...
Hosted by You Have A Village
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, MPH, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newburyport, MA 01950
This virtual/online hosted support group will be offered to any parent who feels that they need some additional support, education, and peer connection around their child’s eating behaviors. We have been listening to you and know that this is becoming ...
(978) 883-3568 View (978) 883-3568
Groups forming now! This therapy group, tailored for therapists, allied health providers, and first responders, serves as a space to share and process trauma, addiction, and/or mental health struggles. Designed to address the unique challenges of these professions, the group ...
Hosted by Ryoen Elizabeth Drewello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01830
Groups forming now! This therapy group, tailored for therapists, allied health providers, and first responders, serves as a space to share and process trauma, addiction, and/or mental health struggles. Designed to address the unique challenges of these professions, the group ...
(351) 200-7079 View (351) 200-7079
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
Hosted by Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01830
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
(339) 218-6059 View (339) 218-6059

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Amesbury?

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.