Support Groups in Boston, MA

DBT Coping Skills Training Classes
Are you looking for a way to manage your emotions and improve your relationships? Our Adult DBT Coping Skills Training program can help! Benefits of DBT: Learn evidence-based skills to manage emotions, tolerate distress, and improve relationships Small group setting ...
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Hosted by Green Mountain DBT (Michael Nichols LICSW, LCSW)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
Are you looking for a way to manage your emotions and improve your relationships? Our Adult DBT Coping Skills Training program can help! Benefits of DBT: Learn evidence-based skills to manage emotions, tolerate distress, and improve relationships Small group setting ...
(339) 213-8988 View (339) 213-8988
Managing work related stress
Talking to those with shared experiences is a great way to problem solve and feel better. For privacy, we ensure that only one person per organization is enrolled in a group, unless two people explicitly ask to join the group ...
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Hosted by Janna Koretz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
Talking to those with shared experiences is a great way to problem solve and feel better. For privacy, we ensure that only one person per organization is enrolled in a group, unless two people explicitly ask to join the group ...
(617) 431-3749 x1 View (617) 431-3749 x1
Social Therapy Group
Our Social Therapy groups give people the opportunity to work on their life in a group setting. This activity is helpful in the following ways: we begin to see "how others experience us," we can create new things ways of ...
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Hosted by Evelyn Dougherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02130
Our Social Therapy groups give people the opportunity to work on their life in a group setting. This activity is helpful in the following ways: we begin to see "how others experience us," we can create new things ways of ...
(617) 855-6728 View (617) 855-6728
Neurodivergent Group - ages 16-20
A group primarily for young adults on the autism spectrum, but other neurodivergent profiles welcome. A 10 week psychotherapy and psychoeducational group to discuss social and occupational issues related to neurdivergent diagnoses.
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Hosted by Rebecca Girard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CAS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02115
A group primarily for young adults on the autism spectrum, but other neurodivergent profiles welcome. A 10 week psychotherapy and psychoeducational group to discuss social and occupational issues related to neurdivergent diagnoses.
(617) 863-6397 View (617) 863-6397
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Support Group
This can be a challenging time of year for some individuals especially those experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is why Awake IntuMind will be running a SAD support group. Benefits of joining the AIM SAD support group: A judgment-free ...
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Hosted by Awake IntuMind, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
This can be a challenging time of year for some individuals especially those experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is why Awake IntuMind will be running a SAD support group. Benefits of joining the AIM SAD support group: A judgment-free ...
(617) 917-3611 View (617) 917-3611
Linehan Board Certified™ Adult DBT Skills Group
Thursday Online Standard Adult DBT Skills Group is led weekly by PSYCHe’s Owner and DBT Linehan Board Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist™, Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D. Each group lasts 90 minutes, once a week on Thursdays (5:30-7:00pm EST). Groups cover specific skills ...
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Hosted by Stephanie Vaughn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02110
Thursday Online Standard Adult DBT Skills Group is led weekly by PSYCHe’s Owner and DBT Linehan Board Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist™, Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D. Each group lasts 90 minutes, once a week on Thursdays (5:30-7:00pm EST). Groups cover specific skills ...
(857) 271-4038 View (857) 271-4038
Endeavor Psychology
We are a private practice with locations in Boston and Marblehead, MA. Our clinician see a wide range of presentations and ages and are highly skilled at assessment and interventions.
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Hosted by Brad Spickard
Psychologist, PhD, MPA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
We are a private practice with locations in Boston and Marblehead, MA. Our clinician see a wide range of presentations and ages and are highly skilled at assessment and interventions.
(617) 307-4097 View (617) 307-4097
Trust Therapeutics LLC
Counseling with Trust: At our women-owned counseling practice, we prioritize acceptance's transformative power. Grounded in diverse cultural understanding, we offer tailored services that inspire and uplift. Our shared background builds trust, empowering our providers to address community-specific concerns. We commit ...
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Hosted by Luis Emmanuell Lopez-Oviedo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02114
Counseling with Trust: At our women-owned counseling practice, we prioritize acceptance's transformative power. Grounded in diverse cultural understanding, we offer tailored services that inspire and uplift. Our shared background builds trust, empowering our providers to address community-specific concerns. We commit ...
(888) 454-2439 View (888) 454-2439
Anger Management
Anger is taboo yet serves a significant role in the everyday lives of everyone in this country. We are taught its power in childhood and as we grow we learn how to manipulate it to meet our needs. We tend ...
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Hosted by Melanie Robinson Findlay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCHP-MH, CCFC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02136
Anger is taboo yet serves a significant role in the everyday lives of everyone in this country. We are taught its power in childhood and as we grow we learn how to manipulate it to meet our needs. We tend ...
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Care Givers Support Group
Coming in March! A weekly support group for adult children who are taking care of elderly parents. This will be emotional support group as well as a space to share resources and strategies for best care practices.
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Hosted by Kathleen Connolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02132
Coming in March! A weekly support group for adult children who are taking care of elderly parents. This will be emotional support group as well as a space to share resources and strategies for best care practices.
(781) 208-5977 View (781) 208-5977
Online Standard Adult DBT Skills Groups (Multiple)
PSYCHe PLLC offers three available Standard DBT Skills Groups: Mondays (5:00pm-6:30pm EST), Mondays (5pm-6:30pm CST), and Thursdays (5:30-7:00pm EST). Duration: 90 minutes, once a week. Enrollment is open now! Covers skills to increase mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal ...
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Hosted by Sarah E. Nehdi
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
PSYCHe PLLC offers three available Standard DBT Skills Groups: Mondays (5:00pm-6:30pm EST), Mondays (5pm-6:30pm CST), and Thursdays (5:30-7:00pm EST). Duration: 90 minutes, once a week. Enrollment is open now! Covers skills to increase mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal ...
(857) 576-5227 View (857) 576-5227
O'Keefe Counseling, LLC
Individual Outpatient telehealth practice based in the Boston area.
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Hosted by Brian O'Keefe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02215
Individual Outpatient telehealth practice based in the Boston area.
(617) 544-2390 View (617) 544-2390
Bereavement & Depression Support Groups in Spanish
Los Sabados ofrecemos grupos de apoyo para Depresion y Duelo en Espanol. Se brinda ayuda financiera.
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Hosted by Life Balancing Acts, LLC.
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02109
Los Sabados ofrecemos grupos de apoyo para Depresion y Duelo en Espanol. Se brinda ayuda financiera.
(857) 399-0071 View (857) 399-0071
Substance Use Support Group
Currently suspended due to Covid. This group is for men and women aged 25 and older who consider themselves in recovery from using substances. This is a process and support group that does not follow the typical protocol of a ...
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Hosted by Michael Meyers
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02130
Currently suspended due to Covid. This group is for men and women aged 25 and older who consider themselves in recovery from using substances. This is a process and support group that does not follow the typical protocol of a ...
(617) 934-5479 View (617) 934-5479
Food and Mood Group
Members consist of females aged 18 and older struggling with current symptoms or a history of Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder. The group focuses on increasing members' understanding of the underlying origins of binge behaviors and how binge behaviors connect ...
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Hosted by Rebecca Eddy Muccilli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
Members consist of females aged 18 and older struggling with current symptoms or a history of Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder. The group focuses on increasing members' understanding of the underlying origins of binge behaviors and how binge behaviors connect ...
(857) 226-8759 View (857) 226-8759
Work Stress Group
Talking to those with shared experiences is a great way to problem solve and feel better. For privacy, we ensure that only one person per organization is enrolled in a group, unless two people explicitly ask to join the group ...
Photo of Jacqueline Alfonso Barry, Psychologist in Boston, MA
Hosted by Jacqueline Alfonso Barry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
Talking to those with shared experiences is a great way to problem solve and feel better. For privacy, we ensure that only one person per organization is enrolled in a group, unless two people explicitly ask to join the group ...
(617) 431-2389 View (617) 431-2389
What Am I Doing With My Life?
The world is getting more complex. Navigating your own feelings, relationships, and career paths can feel absolutely insurmountable. This group is for coming together to talk about life's successes, failures, and how we pick ourselves up and keep going despite ...
Photo of Tyler Twombly, Counselor in Boston, MA
Hosted by Tyler Twombly
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
The world is getting more complex. Navigating your own feelings, relationships, and career paths can feel absolutely insurmountable. This group is for coming together to talk about life's successes, failures, and how we pick ourselves up and keep going despite ...
(617) 648-5588 View (617) 648-5588
Mind Body CBT Group
THIS GROUP IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE - This is a short-term, 8 week skills-based that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with chair yoga and mindfulness-based practices to help improve mood and increase one's sense of well-being. CBT and yoga have ...
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Hosted by Laura Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
THIS GROUP IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE - This is a short-term, 8 week skills-based that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with chair yoga and mindfulness-based practices to help improve mood and increase one's sense of well-being. CBT and yoga have ...
(339) 217-8036 View (339) 217-8036
Monthly Online Healing and Support Circle
Monthly online Loss and Grief Support Circle via Zoom. Begins with brief meditation, poetry followed by simple grief and healing exercises and discussion. Information posted on all social media platforms @animaltalksinc
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Hosted by Kaleel Sakakeeny
BA, MFA, MA, CGE
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02131
Monthly online Loss and Grief Support Circle via Zoom. Begins with brief meditation, poetry followed by simple grief and healing exercises and discussion. Information posted on all social media platforms @animaltalksinc
(857) 227-9230 View (857) 227-9230
Creative Insights - Supervision Group
Coming September 2024 - A shared (virtual) space for therapists, this small (5 members maximum) supervision group begins with guided grounding and visualization, a creative prompt and a period of solo art-making time. This is followed by description, sharing, structured ...
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Hosted by Wendy Sharak
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02110
Coming September 2024 - A shared (virtual) space for therapists, this small (5 members maximum) supervision group begins with guided grounding and visualization, a creative prompt and a period of solo art-making time. This is followed by description, sharing, structured ...
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Boston?

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.