Support Groups in Cambridge, MA

Lunchtime Men's Interpersonal Group
The Lunchtime Men's Interpersonal Group is an ongoing group for men in their 20's to 60's who are working on issues of identity, self-esteem, career, and relationships.
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Hosted by Joel Krieg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
The Lunchtime Men's Interpersonal Group is an ongoing group for men in their 20's to 60's who are working on issues of identity, self-esteem, career, and relationships.
(617) 934-2826 View (617) 934-2826
Group crisis and traumatic event intervention
I meet with sponsored groups who have experienced a traumatic event or are in a crisis either from external influences or internal dynamics. This is a temporary group that is designed to help its members process through an event or ...
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Hosted by Susan B. Hagen On-line therapy
MA, MEd
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02139
I meet with sponsored groups who have experienced a traumatic event or are in a crisis either from external influences or internal dynamics. This is a temporary group that is designed to help its members process through an event or ...
(978) 850-6255 View (978) 850-6255
Self Care Workshop (Self Compassion & Resilience)
Do you have any idea what it feels like to ‘never be good enough’? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, or burnout? Are you hard on yourself? Do you tend to take care of others more than yourself? Do you ...
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Hosted by Jennifer Brownstein
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
Do you have any idea what it feels like to ‘never be good enough’? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, or burnout? Are you hard on yourself? Do you tend to take care of others more than yourself? Do you ...
(339) 201-6635 View (339) 201-6635
Neurodivergent YA Group: Learning to Thrive
Our Neurodivergent Group is for young adults aged 17-23 with autism, anxiety, OCD, and related issues. This is an ACT-based group that will use behavioral activation and exposure to support generalization and provide social support. It will be in our ...
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Hosted by Lisa W Coyne
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02139
Our Neurodivergent Group is for young adults aged 17-23 with autism, anxiety, OCD, and related issues. This is an ACT-based group that will use behavioral activation and exposure to support generalization and provide social support. It will be in our ...
(781) 517-7554 View (781) 517-7554
Parent Support Groups for Parents of LD Children
The inevitable challenges associated with parenting a learning disabled child may be rich opportunities for personal growth. We explore these opportunities in a structured, and supportive group environment. Participation in a parent support group provides three forms of support: 1) ...
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Hosted by Kate Scott
EdD
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
The inevitable challenges associated with parenting a learning disabled child may be rich opportunities for personal growth. We explore these opportunities in a structured, and supportive group environment. Participation in a parent support group provides three forms of support: 1) ...
(617) 812-4749 View (617) 812-4749
Isolation support group
Are you struggling with social distancing, creating daily structure, and all the transitions as a result of COVID-19? Join this online support group to find support and ideas about how to cope with the current stressors of life during the ...
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Hosted by Patty Underwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
Are you struggling with social distancing, creating daily structure, and all the transitions as a result of COVID-19? Join this online support group to find support and ideas about how to cope with the current stressors of life during the ...
(508) 978-2164 View (508) 978-2164
Young Adult/Professional Psychotherapy
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Hosted by Damon Blank
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02139
(508) 603-7782 View (508) 603-7782
Advanced Dialectical Therapy
This is an Advanced DBT group for individuals with an understanding of the DBT skill set. This group focused on integrating the skills into daily life, and focuses on anticipating upcoming potential stressors, as well as learning from difficult situations ...
Photo of Susan Stahl, Psychologist in Cambridge, MA
Hosted by Susan Stahl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
This is an Advanced DBT group for individuals with an understanding of the DBT skill set. This group focused on integrating the skills into daily life, and focuses on anticipating upcoming potential stressors, as well as learning from difficult situations ...
(617) 300-0478 View (617) 300-0478
Women's Trauma Group (virtual group)
1A Wellness is offering a virtual, 12-week group where members identify and pursue a personal goal related to their healing from trauma while receiving support and feedback from others. Given the potential for trauma-oriented work to bring up painful feelings, ...
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Hosted by Carrie Potter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
1A Wellness is offering a virtual, 12-week group where members identify and pursue a personal goal related to their healing from trauma while receiving support and feedback from others. Given the potential for trauma-oriented work to bring up painful feelings, ...
(617) 766-1719 View (617) 766-1719
Self Love Therapy LLC
Our clients love Self Love Therapy for our consistent and continuous care. Clients can speak freely without judgement and be challenged. They value the safe space we create, the close rapport, and our trusted open and honest empathetic feedback.
Photo of Laura Miranda, Counselor in Cambridge, MA
Hosted by Laura Miranda
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02139
Our clients love Self Love Therapy for our consistent and continuous care. Clients can speak freely without judgement and be challenged. They value the safe space we create, the close rapport, and our trusted open and honest empathetic feedback.
(617) 917-2573 View (617) 917-2573
Mindfulness for Eco-Anxiety
***STARTING 9/19/2023*** 8-week mindfulness and compassion-focused skills-building and mutual support group for those experiencing distress related to awareness of the human impact on the environment and climate. Each meeting will consist of experiential mindfulness- and compassion based practices with guided ...
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Hosted by Teresa Yeh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02139
***STARTING 9/19/2023*** 8-week mindfulness and compassion-focused skills-building and mutual support group for those experiencing distress related to awareness of the human impact on the environment and climate. Each meeting will consist of experiential mindfulness- and compassion based practices with guided ...
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Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy
I work with small groups who want to learn and practice mindfulness skills for greater presence and happiness, while exploring the meeting-point of mindfulness and psychotherapeutic issues.
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Hosted by Joel Stanley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02140
I work with small groups who want to learn and practice mindfulness skills for greater presence and happiness, while exploring the meeting-point of mindfulness and psychotherapeutic issues.
(508) 501-1554 View (508) 501-1554
Grief Processing Group
We are not meant to grieve alone. The company of others in a welcoming space of openness, curiosity, and care can be a powerful force for navigating the immeasurable pain of grief. This is a closed 10-week group for people ...
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Hosted by Adeline Dettor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
We are not meant to grieve alone. The company of others in a welcoming space of openness, curiosity, and care can be a powerful force for navigating the immeasurable pain of grief. This is a closed 10-week group for people ...
(617) 397-3744 View (617) 397-3744
Professional Women in Transition
An interpersonal therapy group for Professional Women in Transition (late 40s to mid 60s.) For high functioning women (many of whom are ACOAs) who who grew up in dysfunctional families where they learned to tend to the needs of others ...
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Hosted by Marsha Vannicelli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
An interpersonal therapy group for Professional Women in Transition (late 40s to mid 60s.) For high functioning women (many of whom are ACOAs) who who grew up in dysfunctional families where they learned to tend to the needs of others ...
(857) 239-0210 View (857) 239-0210
Mindful Self-Compassion
This Mindful Self-Compassion Class is an 8-week group. It is an online class and all are welcome from any location.
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Hosted by Maria Cimino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02140
This Mindful Self-Compassion Class is an 8-week group. It is an online class and all are welcome from any location.
(508) 715-3082 View (508) 715-3082
Shame-Free Accountability
Getting it DONE! This group is for YOU if you want help prioritizing and making decisions so you can start to get things done. Sign up soon in order to see if this group is right for you. This is ...
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Hosted by Rebecca Lavine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MTS, MSW
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02140
Getting it DONE! This group is for YOU if you want help prioritizing and making decisions so you can start to get things done. Sign up soon in order to see if this group is right for you. This is ...
(857) 254-8309 View (857) 254-8309
Healing the Wounded Child: An experiential group.
Childhood trauma is defined as "not good enough" parenting, from overt harm to subtle neglect. Our childhood experiences continue to run us as adults. Research shows that trauma is held in the body, and experiential and relational work is necessary ...
Photo of Judith F Prebluda, Counselor in Cambridge, MA
Hosted by Judith F Prebluda
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02140
Childhood trauma is defined as "not good enough" parenting, from overt harm to subtle neglect. Our childhood experiences continue to run us as adults. Research shows that trauma is held in the body, and experiential and relational work is necessary ...
(207) 263-0910 View (207) 263-0910
Cambridge Counseling Associates
Cambridge Counseling Associates, LLP, was established in 1983 to provide comprehensive confidential psychological and mental health services for individuals of all ages. Staff clinicians maintain affiliation at universities and hospitals in the Greater Boston area. Psychopharmacology, psychiatric, and supportive medical ...
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Hosted by John T. Chirban
Psychologist, PhD, ThD
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
Cambridge Counseling Associates, LLP, was established in 1983 to provide comprehensive confidential psychological and mental health services for individuals of all ages. Staff clinicians maintain affiliation at universities and hospitals in the Greater Boston area. Psychopharmacology, psychiatric, and supportive medical ...
(857) 203-0549 View (857) 203-0549
Women's Trauma Group (virtual group)
1A Wellness offers a virtual, 12-week group where members identify and pursue a personal goal related to their healing from trauma while receiving support and feedback from others. Given the potential for trauma-oriented work to bring up painful feelings, this ...
Photo of Kristina Harter, Psychologist in Cambridge, MA
Hosted by Kristina Harter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
1A Wellness offers a virtual, 12-week group where members identify and pursue a personal goal related to their healing from trauma while receiving support and feedback from others. Given the potential for trauma-oriented work to bring up painful feelings, this ...
(617) 858-6389 View (617) 858-6389
Young Adult Group
This therapy group is geared towards young adults and college-aged folks who are struggling in some way (ie: depression, focus/concentration, relationship issues, social anxiety, anger problems) and are looking to understand themselves and their behavior in a new way. Please ...
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Hosted by Caleb Englander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
This therapy group is geared towards young adults and college-aged folks who are struggling in some way (ie: depression, focus/concentration, relationship issues, social anxiety, anger problems) and are looking to understand themselves and their behavior in a new way. Please ...
(617) 231-7327 View (617) 231-7327

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