Support Groups in Auburn, MA

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Sacred Worth Women's Empowerment Circles
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"If you are a woman who is tired of sacrificing too much for others, or you feel like there is something missing and you do not know what it is, consider joining a supportive circle of visionary women who are ..."
(508) 938-6080 
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Group meets in:
Auburn, MA 01501
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Be at Peace with Your Circumstances
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
"Call for information. "
(508) 832-7022 
Group meets in:
Auburn, MA 01501
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Living from the Wisdom of the Heart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
"For over 25 years, I've been offering classes and speaking events on spirituality and topics to uplift the spirit and bring peace into daily living, throughout New England. "
(508) 832-7022 
Group meets in:
Auburn, MA 01501
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Build Your Dream Practice
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Are you a helping professional who is tired of feeling depleted and overworked? Do you dream of being of service and prospering financially without having to trade time for dollars? Are you tired of working with insurance companies that keep ..."
(508) 938-6080 
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Group meets in:
Auburn, MA 01501
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Divine Guidance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
(508) 832-7022 
Group meets in:
Auburn, MA 01501


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