Support Groups in Essex County, MA

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Is there a distressing event that your mind keeps circling back to that prevents you from enjoying the present? Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, intense emotions, and flashbacks are symptoms of PTSD that are treatable using EMDR Therapy - a therapy focused ...
Hosted by Courtney Aldrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Is there a distressing event that your mind keeps circling back to that prevents you from enjoying the present? Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, intense emotions, and flashbacks are symptoms of PTSD that are treatable using EMDR Therapy - a therapy focused ...
(978) 928-6635 View (978) 928-6635
This group is for court mandated and/or self mandated clients for anger management (NOT batterer intervention). It is a 14 - hour TWO Day anger control workshop which meets periodically (this 2-day workshop replaces the prior 10 week group). I ...
Hosted by New England Anger Management - Rev. Philip Meher
Counselor, MA, MEd, LCMHC, CAMT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01832
This group is for court mandated and/or self mandated clients for anger management (NOT batterer intervention). It is a 14 - hour TWO Day anger control workshop which meets periodically (this 2-day workshop replaces the prior 10 week group). I ...
(603) 736-7017 View (603) 736-7017
The first year of motherhood can be an all-encompassing roller-coaster ride. While it can include joy, amazement, love, and excitement it can also be lonely, isolating, exhausting, scary, and guilt-ridden all at the same time. While these emotions are all ...
Hosted by Rebecca Pearsall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
The first year of motherhood can be an all-encompassing roller-coaster ride. While it can include joy, amazement, love, and excitement it can also be lonely, isolating, exhausting, scary, and guilt-ridden all at the same time. While these emotions are all ...
(508) 590-9889 View (508) 590-9889
‘Meditation for Beginners’ is a group created for anyone who is new to meditation, believes that they can’t meditate, or has been unsuccessful in practicing meditation on their own for whatever reason. We will spend eight weeks reviewing the foundations ...
Hosted by Kira J Pullig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Peabody, MA 01960
‘Meditation for Beginners’ is a group created for anyone who is new to meditation, believes that they can’t meditate, or has been unsuccessful in practicing meditation on their own for whatever reason. We will spend eight weeks reviewing the foundations ...
(857) 230-0593 View (857) 230-0593
This short term CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic support group) meets on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 for 12 sessions. It will address the identification and management of symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Client will learn new coping skills, ...
Hosted by Juana R Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC, LADC1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lynn, MA 01904
This short term CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic support group) meets on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 for 12 sessions. It will address the identification and management of symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Client will learn new coping skills, ...
(857) 997-9062 View (857) 997-9062
Contemporary Counseling and Wellness offers teletherapy and psychological evaluations related to immigration cases to clients in Massachusetts in English and Spanish.
Hosted by Kelsey Martin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01835
Contemporary Counseling and Wellness offers teletherapy and psychological evaluations related to immigration cases to clients in Massachusetts in English and Spanish.
(351) 200-4627 View (351) 200-4627
Hosted by Monique Illona
MAET, LMT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Swampscott, MA 01907
(781) 512-6989 View (781) 512-6989
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
Hosted by Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01830
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
If it takes a village - let's build one. This psycho-educational group will cover all the hot topics of Teenhood including "where did my sweet baby go?", how to foster a positive relationship, promoting motivation for school, behavioral issues, Teenage ...
Hosted by Shlomit Cohen - Yashar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
If it takes a village - let's build one. This psycho-educational group will cover all the hot topics of Teenhood including "where did my sweet baby go?", how to foster a positive relationship, promoting motivation for school, behavioral issues, Teenage ...
(508) 256-9694 View (508) 256-9694
Groups forming now! This trauma-focused therapy group for adults integrates Internal Family Systems (IFS) “parts work” and mindfulness-based interventions. Participants explore the dynamics of their “parts”, learn to reconnect with Self-energy, and develop healthier internal dialogue. Mindfulness, self-compassion, and somatic ...
Hosted by Ryoen Elizabeth Drewello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haverhill, MA 01830
Groups forming now! This trauma-focused therapy group for adults integrates Internal Family Systems (IFS) “parts work” and mindfulness-based interventions. Participants explore the dynamics of their “parts”, learn to reconnect with Self-energy, and develop healthier internal dialogue. Mindfulness, self-compassion, and somatic ...
(351) 200-7079 View (351) 200-7079
Support groups provide an ideal space to, both learn from and help others who are going through similar struggles. Additionally, the OCD support group provides educational components focused on aspects related to OCD treatment. Examples of the topics include: cognitive ...
Hosted by Kimberly Glazier Leonte
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
Support groups provide an ideal space to, both learn from and help others who are going through similar struggles. Additionally, the OCD support group provides educational components focused on aspects related to OCD treatment. Examples of the topics include: cognitive ...
(978) 208-4492 View (978) 208-4492
This is an ongoing group meeting where all aspects of life are open for discussion: children, partners, finances, career, sexuality, aging parents, mental health issues, physical and spiritual health, and culture, to name a few. Members come together every other ...
Hosted by Leah M Alexander
MA, PsyaD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Topsfield, MA 01983
This is an ongoing group meeting where all aspects of life are open for discussion: children, partners, finances, career, sexuality, aging parents, mental health issues, physical and spiritual health, and culture, to name a few. Members come together every other ...
(857) 362-0938 View (857) 362-0938
Our DBT skills group will cover the four main skills, such as Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Our skills group will run for 8 weeks and is a closed group. Currently there are openings available for individuals ...
Hosted by Greater Essex Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Middleton, MA 01949
Our DBT skills group will cover the four main skills, such as Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Our skills group will run for 8 weeks and is a closed group. Currently there are openings available for individuals ...
(978) 769-3728 View (978) 769-3728
This group helps teens develop tools to increase self awareness, cope with anxiety, improve relaionships, shift their behavior and navigate social settings.
Hosted by Karen Weinberg LeClaire
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
This group helps teens develop tools to increase self awareness, cope with anxiety, improve relaionships, shift their behavior and navigate social settings.
(978) 767-4896 View (978) 767-4896
Focusing on CBT, Thought Stopping
Hosted by The Rutledge Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LADC-1, CTS, MHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Salem, MA 01971
Focusing on CBT, Thought Stopping
(617) 606-5769 View (617) 606-5769
This group focuses on building a woman's self confidence, self-esteem, by validating the importance of women knowing how to fix their inside not their outside appearance.
Hosted by Gayle Patricia Hearns-Rogers
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC-1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lynn, MA 01902
This group focuses on building a woman's self confidence, self-esteem, by validating the importance of women knowing how to fix their inside not their outside appearance.
(781) 546-4944 View (781) 546-4944
Hosted by Evalyn Lawnsby
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 378-3629 View (978) 378-3629
A small group of 6 to 8 people who report suffering from mental health illness and are looking for ways to cope with their issues. The group will last 10 weeks. Yoga uses a combination of breathing techniques and movement ...
Hosted by Ferreras Counseling and Wellness Center
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lawrence, MA 01843
A small group of 6 to 8 people who report suffering from mental health illness and are looking for ways to cope with their issues. The group will last 10 weeks. Yoga uses a combination of breathing techniques and movement ...
(978) 648-8515 View (978) 648-8515
Two Parent Support Groups will be offered each Wednesday beginning July 10th for parents of children who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. These groups will be a place for parents to come together in a safe environment to ...
Hosted by North Andover Counseling Professionals
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Two Parent Support Groups will be offered each Wednesday beginning July 10th for parents of children who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. These groups will be a place for parents to come together in a safe environment to ...
(508) 715-3090 View (508) 715-3090
My niche includes those working through eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. I incorporate CBT/DBT models with some art therapy and mindfulness techniques to challenge eating disorder intrusive thoughts, reduce harmful patterns, build insight and self-awareness. Some common goals in this ...
Hosted by Katie Batt Cahill
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gloucester, MA 01930
My niche includes those working through eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. I incorporate CBT/DBT models with some art therapy and mindfulness techniques to challenge eating disorder intrusive thoughts, reduce harmful patterns, build insight and self-awareness. Some common goals in this ...
(978) 582-3730 View (978) 582-3730
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Essex County?

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.