Support Groups in Essex County, MA

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Mindful Self Compassion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Co-led with Louise Beck, Trained teacher of Mindful Self Compassion "
(978) 820-7033 
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Group meets in:
Amesbury, MA 01913
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Teen Intro to DBT Skills Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"In this 6-week online group, participants will learn basic Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills to better regulate emotions & behavior, improve relationships, and build a life that feels worth living. Open to adolescents ages 13-20. "
(978) 678-4084 
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Group meets in:
Bradford, MA 01835
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Anger Management
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LADC-1, CTS, MHC
Verified
"Focusing on CBT, Thought Stopping "
(617) 606-5769 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01971
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Selfish Women's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
"Selfish Women's Group provides a space for women to come together and address the issues that threaten their ability to practice self-care. Groups are led by facilitators that help you understand the importance of self-care, explore ways to practice it ..."
(339) 674-6028 
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Group meets in:
Lynn, MA 01901
Not accepting new clients
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Stress Management/ Practice of Mindfulness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MA
Verified
"Drawing from the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Insight Meditation and meditation from the yogic tradition called "pranayama," Denise teaches 6-8 week meditation series . Using both discussion and experiential approaches, she guides and supports participants as they explore breath, body ..."
(978) 595-1935 
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Group meets in:
Beverly, MA 01915
Not accepting new clients
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Virtual Transgender/Non-Binary/Questioning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, She, Her, Hers
Verified
"OPEN TO MA, ME and NH residents. Having an ongoing community of other transgender people can be immensely helpful to those navigating their gender journey. Multiple Groups: Young Adult Group (Under age 30) (2 Groups--Mondays, 4-5pm and Tuesdays, 5-6pm) Adult ..."
(978) 518-3117 
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Group meets in:
Newburyport, MA 01950
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Sunday Evening Adult Empowerment Group
Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LMHC
Verified
"In this Group members strengthen their capacity to listen to others and to themselves, explore their present experience, and express themselves with clarity and confidence. They typically leave the group each week feeling stronger, more connected, more clear, and more ..."
(617) 501-1083 
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Group meets in:
Marblehead, MA 01945
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DBT Skills Group (Adults 18+)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Middleton, MA 01949
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Creative Skills and Support: Eating Disorders
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR
Verified
"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 
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Gloucester, MA 01930
Not accepting new clients
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Support group for parents of teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, CCTP
Verified
"If it takes a village - let's build one. Let's come together to learn and support each other! This psychoeducational group will cover all the hot topics of teenagerhood including "where did my sweet baby go?", how to foster a ..."
(508) 256-9694 
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Group meets in:
Andover, MA 01810
Not accepting new clients
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Partners In Therapy
MSW, LICSW
Verified
"Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychotherapy "
(978) 451-6053 
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Group meets in:
Methuen, MA 01844
Waitlist for new clients
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Teletherapy-How to Reduce Your Anxiety and Stress
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
"I am offering a goal- oriented, 12 session, focused teletherapy group on How to Reduce Your Anxiety and Stress During the Coronavirus Epidemic. Participants will learn specific skills and have an opportunity to share and problem solve together online. Most ..."
(978) 910-0154 
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Group meets in:
Beverly, MA 01915
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New Year Couples Workshop (In-Person) Jan 1-2
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
"Start the new year with a clear picture on your shared journey and goals with your partner. The new year offers a time for reflection and a time to start anew. During this workshop we will focus on skills to ..."
(508) 252-8363 
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Group meets in:
North Andover, MA 01845
Not accepting new clients
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Anxiety Group for Teens
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
"***New Group - Summer 2022*** This group is designed for teens age 13-17 who are struggling with anxiety. Support groups are one of the most effective tools for assisting teenagers in developing stronger coping strategies as they navigate these challenging ..."
(978) 300-8705 
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Group meets in:
Amesbury, MA 01913
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Contemporary Counseling and Wellness
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Contemporary Counseling and Wellness offers teletherapy to clients in Massachusetts in English and Spanish. "
(351) 200-4627 
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Group meets in:
Haverhill, MA 01835
Not accepting new clients
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Creating Safety to Be Seen and Heard
Counselor, LMHC, BC-DMT, KRIC
Verified
"Do you feel anxious to speak up, to be around other people, or to be visible? This group is for you if you: identify as a woman; want to feel more safe; are critical of yourself; fear judgment; and desire ..."
(978) 903-3071 
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Group meets in:
Ipswich, MA 01938
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BeYou LGBTQ+ Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"This group is for youth looking for a safe space to share related experiences and build community. Topics of discussion will include self-esteem, stress management, bullying, talking with parents and finding outside supports. Age range is from 7th-12th grade. Intake ..."
(413) 961-5567 
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Group meets in:
Newburyport, MA 01950
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Family Counseling Associates, LLC
"Family Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy for Children and Adults "
(603) 483-3730 
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Group meets in:
Andover, MA 01810
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Group Therapy for Adults
MA, PsyaD
"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 
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Group meets in:
Topsfield, MA 01983
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Andover Counseling, Andover Ma.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CAGS
Verified
(978) 631-4505 
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Group meets in:
Andover, MA 01810


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