"For those suffering from psychiatric symptoms of any sort, this group gives patients the chance to reconceptualize their lives. The group leader has published many award winning memoirs and can teach attendees powerful writing strategies that capture their struggles from ..."
"One day retreat for mothers of boys focusing on understanding boys developmental, emotional needs and how mothers can best equip themselves to parent well. Strategies for staying connected throughout their lives, communicating effectively, respecting differences. We work to create a ..."
"How to intentionally change your life for the better. Much has been written about the mind-body-spirit connection, but what does this connection mean and how is it relevant to people’s lives – to addressing the emotional, physical and spiritual struggles ..."
"Are you holding old resentments, hurts or feelings of anger? Come learn about what forgiveness is and isn't, its benefits for personal, spiritual health and relationships. We will use the vehicle of personal stories to explore the common tasks of ..."
"This group is comprised of 5-8 individuals who meet face to face to share their struggles and concerns. The power of process group lies in the unique opportunity to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement and feedback from other individuals, and ..."
"DBT harnesses the power of behavior change in order to move clients towards their goals. DBT skills groups are not considered group therapy, but a series of teaching sessions. The 4 skills modules are: Mindfulness (focusing your attention on the ..."
"In-person Recovery Group beginning June 12, 2021 for people at every stage of recovery. Group will be held on Saturday from 10am-11:15am. Intake $150. Cost per group session $65. Cash or Check Call or e- mail to set up intake. "
"An exploration of the transition from middle adulthood to the joy of wisdom. This will be an on-going therapy group for women in their fifty’s, sixty’s and older to co-create a safe and sacred place in which to share and ..."
"Clients taking Suboxone or Subutex for either opiate abuse or pain come together once a week to discuss the drug, its positives and negatives and what the long term implications are of continuing treatment. There is a psychoeducational component to ..."
"People struggling with bi polar disorder or depression will find compassion, support and most importantly crucial coping strategies in this group, which focuses on hope in recovery. Clients offer one another stories of struggle and success while learning how to ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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.