Support Groups in Fitchburg, MA

Coping With Separation, Divorce and Loss
Group for people in difficult relationships, including separated and/or divorced. Support, psycho-educational resources,personal life coaching & skills building . Topics include how to have more fulfilling relationships, best strategies for parenting, feeling better and finding solutions despite life's challenges, Holidays, ...
Hosted by Rina Z Folman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fitchburg, MA 01420
Group for people in difficult relationships, including separated and/or divorced. Support, psycho-educational resources,personal life coaching & skills building . Topics include how to have more fulfilling relationships, best strategies for parenting, feeling better and finding solutions despite life's challenges, Holidays, ...
(978) 233-1947 View (978) 233-1947

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Coping With Separation, Divorce and Loss
Group for people in difficult relationships, including separated and/or divorced. Support, psycho-educational resources,personal life coaching & skills building . Topics include how to have more fulfilling relationships, best strategies for parenting, feeling better and finding solutions despite life's challenges, Holidays, ...
Hosted by Rina Z Folman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fitchburg, MA 01420
Group for people in difficult relationships, including separated and/or divorced. Support, psycho-educational resources,personal life coaching & skills building . Topics include how to have more fulfilling relationships, best strategies for parenting, feeling better and finding solutions despite life's challenges, Holidays, ...
(978) 233-1947 View (978) 233-1947
If you love someone with Bipolar. (In January.)
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 Leominster, MA 01453
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
Ashburnham Counseling
A small practice of independently licensed Mental Health Counselors practicing in the same location with various areas of expertise.
Hosted by Brittany Jeffery
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ashburnham, MA 01430
A small practice of independently licensed Mental Health Counselors practicing in the same location with various areas of expertise.
(978) 252-7269 View (978) 252-7269
Anger Management for Men: A Compassion Based Appr
This course uses the practices of Mindfulness and Self-compassion to teach fundamental anger management skills: Listening to bodily signals Identifying and preparing for triggers. Discerning when and how to de-escalate and dis-engage. Using breathing, self-talk, imagery, and movement to soothe ...
Hosted by Charlie Mobayed
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lunenburg, MA 01462
This course uses the practices of Mindfulness and Self-compassion to teach fundamental anger management skills: Listening to bodily signals Identifying and preparing for triggers. Discerning when and how to de-escalate and dis-engage. Using breathing, self-talk, imagery, and movement to soothe ...
(978) 320-3151 View (978) 320-3151
Westminster Clients
Our Westminster office is located in the All About You Holistic Center and we are accepting new patients. We are forming groups in clasical treatments as well as the new modalies
Hosted by A Clearlight Center, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westminster, MA 01473
Our Westminster office is located in the All About You Holistic Center and we are accepting new patients. We are forming groups in clasical treatments as well as the new modalies
(978) 456-5505 View (978) 456-5505
Mindfulness Meditation Class
Not Anger Management - try Wachusett Counseling instead. Not a group therapy "talk" group. This is group mindfulness meditation instruction and practice, for absolute beginners or more experienced people, on a drop-in basis.No fee. Call for location information. New class ...
Hosted by Leominster Wellness - Dr. Paul Bail, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leominster, MA 01453
Not Anger Management - try Wachusett Counseling instead. Not a group therapy "talk" group. This is group mindfulness meditation instruction and practice, for absolute beginners or more experienced people, on a drop-in basis.No fee. Call for location information. New class ...
(978) 571-9990 View (978) 571-9990
FREE Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Class
SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID. WE ARE MEETING ONLINE CURRENTLY. This free weekly drop-in group MEDITATION class teaches MINDFULNESS of the breath, RELAXATION, an open HEART and AWARENESS in daily life. There is no charge to attend. It is a free ...
Hosted by Leominster Wellness - Dr. Paul Bail, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leominster, MA 01453
SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID. WE ARE MEETING ONLINE CURRENTLY. This free weekly drop-in group MEDITATION class teaches MINDFULNESS of the breath, RELAXATION, an open HEART and AWARENESS in daily life. There is no charge to attend. It is a free ...
(978) 571-9990 View (978) 571-9990

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Fitchburg?

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.