Support Groups in Gloucester, MA

Music, Mindfulness, and Stress Management
Through music listening, imagery, and reflection, connect with your inner resources. By deeply experiencing your positive resources within and matching it to music you can learn to access them with greater ease, and in the process re-wire your brain. The ...
Hosted by Christine Anne Routhier
Counselor, LMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gloucester, MA 01930
Through music listening, imagery, and reflection, connect with your inner resources. By deeply experiencing your positive resources within and matching it to music you can learn to access them with greater ease, and in the process re-wire your brain. The ...
(978) 377-8003 View (978) 377-8003
Creative Skills and Support: Eating Disorders
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
Clinican Self Care Using Music
During these challenging times it is important more than ever to make time for yourself and to refuel. In this group we will build caregiver resilience by engaging with our creative selves using music, art, and creative writing. As a ...
Hosted by Christine Anne Routhier
Counselor, LMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gloucester, MA 01930
During these challenging times it is important more than ever to make time for yourself and to refuel. In this group we will build caregiver resilience by engaging with our creative selves using music, art, and creative writing. As a ...
(978) 377-8003 View (978) 377-8003
Teens: Music and Mindfulness
Music plays a vital role in most teenagers’ lives. It mirrors their feelings, helps them feel heard and understood, and connects them with their peers. Through music listening, art, and creative writing, participants will learn mindfulness practices for relaxation, nurturance, ...
Hosted by Christine Anne Routhier
Counselor, LMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gloucester, MA 01930
Music plays a vital role in most teenagers’ lives. It mirrors their feelings, helps them feel heard and understood, and connects them with their peers. Through music listening, art, and creative writing, participants will learn mindfulness practices for relaxation, nurturance, ...
(978) 377-8003 View (978) 377-8003

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Music, Mindfulness, and Stress Management
Through music listening, imagery, and reflection, connect with your inner resources. By deeply experiencing your positive resources within and matching it to music you can learn to access them with greater ease, and in the process re-wire your brain. The ...
Hosted by Christine Anne Routhier
Counselor, LMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gloucester, MA 01930
Through music listening, imagery, and reflection, connect with your inner resources. By deeply experiencing your positive resources within and matching it to music you can learn to access them with greater ease, and in the process re-wire your brain. The ...
(978) 377-8003 View (978) 377-8003
Creative Skills and Support: Eating Disorders
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
Clinican Self Care Using Music
During these challenging times it is important more than ever to make time for yourself and to refuel. In this group we will build caregiver resilience by engaging with our creative selves using music, art, and creative writing. As a ...
Hosted by Christine Anne Routhier
Counselor, LMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gloucester, MA 01930
During these challenging times it is important more than ever to make time for yourself and to refuel. In this group we will build caregiver resilience by engaging with our creative selves using music, art, and creative writing. As a ...
(978) 377-8003 View (978) 377-8003
Teens: Music and Mindfulness
Music plays a vital role in most teenagers’ lives. It mirrors their feelings, helps them feel heard and understood, and connects them with their peers. Through music listening, art, and creative writing, participants will learn mindfulness practices for relaxation, nurturance, ...
Hosted by Christine Anne Routhier
Counselor, LMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gloucester, MA 01930
Music plays a vital role in most teenagers’ lives. It mirrors their feelings, helps them feel heard and understood, and connects them with their peers. Through music listening, art, and creative writing, participants will learn mindfulness practices for relaxation, nurturance, ...
(978) 377-8003 View (978) 377-8003
Creating Safety to Be Seen and Heard
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 ...
Hosted by Lakshmi Linda Sirois
Counselor, LMHC, BC-DMT, KRIC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ipswich, MA 01938
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 View (978) 903-3071
Ketamine for Depression Group
FIND DEEPER HEALING IN COMMUNITY. Now accepting applications for our next Ketamine Group. This special opportunity is for those in active therapy who are looking to get unstuck and find support in community. We provide a nurturing space where clients ...
Hosted by Mary Fortunato- McElwain
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Beverly, MA 01915
FIND DEEPER HEALING IN COMMUNITY. Now accepting applications for our next Ketamine Group. This special opportunity is for those in active therapy who are looking to get unstuck and find support in community. We provide a nurturing space where clients ...
(978) 878-7494 View (978) 878-7494
Embody Your Authentic Self
Move from your heart and soul then transition to cognitive awareness by; writing, art, and verbally sharing your experiences. Focus on witnessing during meditation, and as a mover and witness engaged in Authentic Movement. Practice maintaining witness consciousness in stillness ...
Hosted by Lakshmi Linda Sirois
Counselor, LMHC, BC-DMT, KRIC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ipswich, MA 01938
Move from your heart and soul then transition to cognitive awareness by; writing, art, and verbally sharing your experiences. Focus on witnessing during meditation, and as a mover and witness engaged in Authentic Movement. Practice maintaining witness consciousness in stillness ...
(978) 903-3071 View (978) 903-3071
Releasing Pain from Trauma
Get support and relief, of emotional and physical pain, from trauma. Experience and learn embodied Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT - Tapping). This group is for those who identify as women. An initial phone interview is required.
Hosted by Lakshmi Linda Sirois
Counselor, LMHC, BC-DMT, KRIC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ipswich, MA 01938
Get support and relief, of emotional and physical pain, from trauma. Experience and learn embodied Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT - Tapping). This group is for those who identify as women. An initial phone interview is required.
(978) 903-3071 View (978) 903-3071
The Challenges of Parenting Young Children
Hosted by Evalyn Lawnsby
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 378-3629 View (978) 378-3629

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Gloucester?

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.