Host: Ms. Julina Rundberg, MA
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"Affordable therapy in a convenient, supportive, and confidential group setting. Gain confidence with others through the ups and downs of meeting people (in person?Tinder/Cupid/Match ), communicating (calling/ email/ texting/ sexting/ facetime), navigating relationships, looking for chemistry/compatibility, and figuring out what ..."
(617) 420-7327
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"Affordable therapy in a convenient, supportive, and confidential group setting. Gain confidence with others through the ups and downs of meeting people (in person?Tinder/Cupid/Match ), communicating (calling/ email/ texting/ sexting/ facetime), navigating relationships, looking for chemistry/compatibility, and figuring out what ..."
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Host: Dr. Gloria Spitalny, EdD
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02215
"On-line coaching for couples to learn best practices for relationships. "
(617) 553-1351
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02215
"On-line coaching for couples to learn best practices for relationships. "
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Host: Karin Lewis, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"Our bi-monthly support group provides a safe space to talk about your challenges, fears, and triumphs....and to take your life back. This event will be held at the Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center (399 Boylston St. Boston, MA) the 1st ..."
(857) 702-1918
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"Our bi-monthly support group provides a safe space to talk about your challenges, fears, and triumphs....and to take your life back. This event will be held at the Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center (399 Boylston St. Boston, MA) the 1st ..."
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Host: Will Dempsey, LICSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02113
"This group will teach you Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills in order to learn how to better cope with your symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. You will learn about why you have these feelings and how to better cope with them ..."
(857) 877-3999
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02113
"This group will teach you Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills in order to learn how to better cope with your symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. You will learn about why you have these feelings and how to better cope with them ..."
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Host: Dr. Rowell A Levy, PsyD
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02110
"This is an ongoing support and process group for high functioning adults ages 27 -70. This group is well suited for people who are working through any of a variety of issues including: relationships, career decisions, life transitions, mental health ..."
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02110
"This is an ongoing support and process group for high functioning adults ages 27 -70. This group is well suited for people who are working through any of a variety of issues including: relationships, career decisions, life transitions, mental health ..."
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Host: Ms. Sarah E. Fink, LMHC, NCC
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"This is the real deal, not "DBT informed." As a co-leader with a Linehan Board Certified clinician, we believe and are committed to doing DBT group the way it was intended. Members will learn from the Linehan group text and ..."
(857) 576-5227
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"This is the real deal, not "DBT informed." As a co-leader with a Linehan Board Certified clinician, we believe and are committed to doing DBT group the way it was intended. Members will learn from the Linehan group text and ..."
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Host: Mr. Michael Ruben, LICSW, BCD
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"Group for men to address career issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, work life balance, sexuality, stress management and gain tools to cope and enhance your life satisfaction. Six week commitment. We will look at the roles we play today, how we ..."
(617) 657-2636
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"Group for men to address career issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, work life balance, sexuality, stress management and gain tools to cope and enhance your life satisfaction. Six week commitment. We will look at the roles we play today, how we ..."
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Host: Jeff Butts, ABD, LICSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
"This Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skill group is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavioral therapy for younger teens who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Our approach has helped teenagers and young adults who struggle with any ..."
(617) 446-5434
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
"This Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skill group is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavioral therapy for younger teens who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Our approach has helped teenagers and young adults who struggle with any ..."
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Host: Mrs. Shana Gangi, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02109
"The Online Care Group is a physician owned and operated practice of Board Certified providers, offering telehealth care on American Well platforms (www.amwell.com) . On Amwell, a patient can browse services by specialty or practice name and will only see ..."
(855) 297-4300
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02109
"The Online Care Group is a physician owned and operated practice of Board Certified providers, offering telehealth care on American Well platforms (www.amwell.com) . On Amwell, a patient can browse services by specialty or practice name and will only see ..."
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Host: Dr. Trevor Cote, PhD
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"You’re a high-achieving person – that doesn’t mean you don’t need support, too. Perhaps you’re balancing multiple high-stakes priorities and feeling the anxiety of trying to meet each and every one of them. Staying relevant can be an elusive target. ..."
(857) 309-2850
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"You’re a high-achieving person – that doesn’t mean you don’t need support, too. Perhaps you’re balancing multiple high-stakes priorities and feeling the anxiety of trying to meet each and every one of them. Staying relevant can be an elusive target. ..."
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Host: Dr. Julie Gardner Phd, PhD
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"You are not alone - This is a support group of people suffering from increased anxiety, depression, anger, hopelessness & fear related to Covid and the current political world we live in. If you are looking for a purely virtual ..."
(617) 500-0765
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"You are not alone - This is a support group of people suffering from increased anxiety, depression, anger, hopelessness & fear related to Covid and the current political world we live in. If you are looking for a purely virtual ..."
Host: Mr. Howie Schnairsohn Group Therapist, LICSW , MSW, MS, CGP
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
"CO-LED by Ann Keren Neeman-Kantor, PsyD. This is a mixed gender group of young adults who draw upon each other's struggles, insights, and strengths to navigate transitions, explore relationships, and increase self-esteem. As witnessed in the timeless coming-of-age movie 'Breakfast ..."
(617) 618-5361
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
"CO-LED by Ann Keren Neeman-Kantor, PsyD. This is a mixed gender group of young adults who draw upon each other's struggles, insights, and strengths to navigate transitions, explore relationships, and increase self-esteem. As witnessed in the timeless coming-of-age movie 'Breakfast ..."
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Host: Ms. Laura Christine Joyce, BA, MSW, LICSW, JD
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02114
"LICSW Clinical Supervision "
(617) 936-8105
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02114
"LICSW Clinical Supervision "
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Host: Maureen Walsh, MA, PsyaCns, LMHC
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02110
"Safely, within the Group Process, we will explore some of the following "Self Esteem" related topics: Relationships/ Dating, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders and Body Image, Career Support, Single Parenting, Self-Esteem and Confidence, Pressures/Expectations from Society and ..."
(617) 396-7614
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02110
"Safely, within the Group Process, we will explore some of the following "Self Esteem" related topics: Relationships/ Dating, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders and Body Image, Career Support, Single Parenting, Self-Esteem and Confidence, Pressures/Expectations from Society and ..."
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Host: Dr. Kimberly S Gerber, PsyD
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"This group helps you navigate through the many lifestyle changes (i.e., putting oneself first; managing cravings) necessary for successful adjustment to post-operative life. "
(617) 410-8046
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"This group helps you navigate through the many lifestyle changes (i.e., putting oneself first; managing cravings) necessary for successful adjustment to post-operative life. "
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Host: Ms. Laurie Rose Schloff, MS
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02132
"Most of us are nervous in at least one speaking situation. This supportive, engaging and fun small group is designed to increase your confidence and control in communication situations, whether 1-1 or larger groups. We will focus on the three ..."
(617) 958-8519
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02132
"Most of us are nervous in at least one speaking situation. This supportive, engaging and fun small group is designed to increase your confidence and control in communication situations, whether 1-1 or larger groups. We will focus on the three ..."
Photo of Lakisha R. Austin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Lakisha R. Austin, LICSW, MBA, MSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02136
"This group has been designed by women for women. During group sessions, we will address various stressors and daily challenges specific to women. Participants will learn how to tap into their feminine energy to overcome life challenges by developing healthy ..."
(617) 936-7821
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02136
"This group has been designed by women for women. During group sessions, we will address various stressors and daily challenges specific to women. Participants will learn how to tap into their feminine energy to overcome life challenges by developing healthy ..."
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Host: Barbara Steele Martin, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"New group starts January 2021! Affordable & efficient online couples group that offers connection with other intentional couples while strengthening your own relationship. This group provides a solid foundation for your relationship future. The group focuses on important relationship themes ..."
(617) 446-3066
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
"New group starts January 2021! Affordable & efficient online couples group that offers connection with other intentional couples while strengthening your own relationship. This group provides a solid foundation for your relationship future. The group focuses on important relationship themes ..."
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Host: Azimuth Psychological
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) 936-7028
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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 ..."
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Host: Natalia Rosenbaum, LMHC, RYT
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02110
"I will be starting a virtual therapy group to help clients understand and integrate their inner child into their current life. When we have unprocessed emotions from childhood, we call this the inner child. When the emotions did not get ..."
(617) 910-3523
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02110
"I will be starting a virtual therapy group to help clients understand and integrate their inner child into their current life. When we have unprocessed emotions from childhood, we call this the inner child. When the emotions did not get ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston 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 Boston 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Boston 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.