Support Groups in Boston, MA

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Women’s Neurodivergent Support Group
Counselor, LMHC, MMFT
Verified
"virtual support group for neurodivergent women (ADHD, APD, ASD, etc) "
(508) 504-9362 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02108
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Men's Health Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified
"An ongoing therapy group for men seeking a supportive environment to explore inner experiences and share with other men to gain better insight into one's self and relationships. Explore thoughts, feelings and experiences that may be preventing you from functioning ..."
(617) 208-4394 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02110
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Managing work related stress
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
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CBT for Anxiety and Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"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
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Care Givers Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02132
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Becoming YOU!
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
"A telehealth mental health group for teens to process difficult emotions and learn new tools to become their true selves. This group will last for 8 weeks. High school ages (14-19) are welcome to join. "
(978) 233-4421 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02199
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DBT Skills Group
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
"This is the real deal, not "DBT informed." Members will learn from the Linehan group text and cover all of the 4 modules: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance. "
(857) 576-5227 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
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Monthly Online Healing and Support Circle
Pastoral Counselor, BA, MFA, MA
"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 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02131
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Clinical Supervision for LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LICSW, JD
Verified
"LICSW Clinical Supervision "
(617) 936-8105 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02114
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Women's Support and Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"This group supports women seeking to reflect on their day to day lives, what's going well, what changes are coming, and how our relationships are flourishing or struggling. Through mutual sharing, gentle challenge and and support, the group purpose aims ..."
(857) 763-5149 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
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Work Stress Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
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Dr. Gloria Spitalny
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
"On-line coaching for couples to learn best practices for relationships. "
(617) 553-1351 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02215
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Rosewood Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNP
Verified
"Rosewood Psychiatry offers convenient telehealth psychiatric medication management from the comfort of your own home. "
(857) 666-9761 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02109
Not accepting new clients
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Parenting Your Anxious Child
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Dr. Elana Kagan and I are offering a 10-week virtual skills group for parents of anxious youth ages 6- 12. Parents will learn evidence-based skills to reduce their child's anxiety. Research has shown these techniques to be as efficacious as ..."
(617) 229-7262 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02114
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Work Stress Support Group
Psychologist
Verified
"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
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DBT Skills for Young Adults.
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
"A telehealth mental health group to help young adults from age 16-20 gain DBT skills to help manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression, or trauma. This group will last for 12 weeks. "
(978) 321-6524 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02199
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Separation/Divorce Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Divorce can be an extremely stressful and challenging time. Divorced or divorcing men and women can support each other during the process (managing feelings, dealing with the legal system, parenting issues, etc.) and for "life after divorce." "
(617) 925-7092 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
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The Break Room
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"For Mental Health Professionals - Though some of us already work independently, others are leaving our professional communities behind to navigate ongoing transitions alone. But, even in a period of social distancing, we feel the community should not be entirely ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
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Mind Body CBT Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02116
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Evening Young Adult Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW , MSW, MS, CGP
Verified
"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



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 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 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.