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Creative Healing for Divorced Women
In this 8 wk group you will learn to use art, writing and mindfulness techniques to explore, release and reflect on what you want and need (and also what you aspire to) as you step into the next chapter of ...
Hosted by Marie Westburg
Art Therapist, MA, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01062
In this 8 wk group you will learn to use art, writing and mindfulness techniques to explore, release and reflect on what you want and need (and also what you aspire to) as you step into the next chapter of ...
(413) 553-1242 View (413) 553-1242
IFS Healing Circle
This IFS Healing Circle offers an opportunity to explore your internal system of ‘parts’ in a supportive group setting. Through guided meditation, journaling, dyad, and larger group experiences you will: Foster greater understanding and appreciation for the parts of you ...
Hosted by Carrie Hennessy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
This IFS Healing Circle offers an opportunity to explore your internal system of ‘parts’ in a supportive group setting. Through guided meditation, journaling, dyad, and larger group experiences you will: Foster greater understanding and appreciation for the parts of you ...
(413) 269-8689 View (413) 269-8689
Northampton Center for DBT Adult Program
Skills training education is focused on three separate types of life skills, presented in modules: Emotion Regulation (10 week course), Distress Tolerance (10 week course) and Interpersonal Effectiveness (8 week course); Each module incorporates the core skill of Mindfulness. Participants ...
Hosted by Kristen Joyce
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
Skills training education is focused on three separate types of life skills, presented in modules: Emotion Regulation (10 week course), Distress Tolerance (10 week course) and Interpersonal Effectiveness (8 week course); Each module incorporates the core skill of Mindfulness. Participants ...
(978) 785-9959 View (978) 785-9959
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Hosted by Alison Mackinnon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 269-5581 View (413) 269-5581
Helping kids with medically traumatic procedures
(Please contact Atkinson Family Practice in Amherst for more information and to register.) This 5-week class will be co-taught with a doctor at AFP this November, 2023. We will look at how kids experience medical procedures in potentially traumatic ways, ...
Hosted by Evan Shopper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Amherst, MA 01002
(Please contact Atkinson Family Practice in Amherst for more information and to register.) This 5-week class will be co-taught with a doctor at AFP this November, 2023. We will look at how kids experience medical procedures in potentially traumatic ways, ...
(413) 269-5523 View (413) 269-5523
Recovery Group
We explore what is needed to sustain a sense of wellbeing through a community, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual foundation of recovery.
Hosted by Hilltown Behavioral Health @ Healing Hearts Sanctuary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worthington, MA 01098
We explore what is needed to sustain a sense of wellbeing through a community, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual foundation of recovery.
(413) 216-4357 View (413) 216-4357
Caregiver Support Group
Group for families, partners and other caregivers who want a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges, and rewards of providing care for adults with disorders such as dementia Parkinson's disease and other chronic debilitating health conditions.
Hosted by Seniors, Adults, Caregivers Illness, Grief, LGBTQ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01062
Group for families, partners and other caregivers who want a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges, and rewards of providing care for adults with disorders such as dementia Parkinson's disease and other chronic debilitating health conditions.
(413) 722-5553 View (413) 722-5553
Challenges in Parenting: Changing with our young a
The challenges of parenting our children on the brink of adulthood are significant. For success in this transition, parents need to develop their own skills of flexibility and acceptance.
Hosted by Jane H Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Amherst, MA 01002
The challenges of parenting our children on the brink of adulthood are significant. For success in this transition, parents need to develop their own skills of flexibility and acceptance.
(413) 357-1764 View (413) 357-1764
Spiral Up! Elevate Your Mood & Life
ENROLLING NOW! A 12-week program (on Zoom) for adults who experience depression. Have you tried therapy, meds and other approaches, and still could be doing a lot better? "Spiral Up!" offers individual and group support, coaching and buddy check-ins. Join ...
Hosted by Robin Weingarten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
ENROLLING NOW! A 12-week program (on Zoom) for adults who experience depression. Have you tried therapy, meds and other approaches, and still could be doing a lot better? "Spiral Up!" offers individual and group support, coaching and buddy check-ins. Join ...
(413) 372-8133 View (413) 372-8133
Advance Psychotherapy Groups List
To find the list of all current and upcoming groups from Advance Psychotherapy, copy and paste this link to your search bar https://advancepsychother apy.org/group, or look up Advance Psychotherapy and go to the groups tabs.
Hosted by Advance Psychotherapy Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Amherst, MA 01002
To find the list of all current and upcoming groups from Advance Psychotherapy, copy and paste this link to your search bar https://advancepsychother apy.org/group, or look up Advance Psychotherapy and go to the groups tabs.
(413) 259-0478 View (413) 259-0478
Translate Gender Family Group
The Translate Gender Family Group is a place for parents and family members of gender fluid/trans* children to come together and share successes, experiences, and challenges in the struggle to create a gender-affirming environment for their children, both at home ...
Hosted by Shannon L. Sennott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Haydenville, MA 01039
The Translate Gender Family Group is a place for parents and family members of gender fluid/trans* children to come together and share successes, experiences, and challenges in the struggle to create a gender-affirming environment for their children, both at home ...
(347) 308-5566 View (347) 308-5566
Intensive Couple Therapy
Not a group - but intensive couple therapy, based on sound relationship therapeutic modalities and offers ways to improve your relationship. Currently for 2024 at 50% discount. It covers conflict management skills, communication and compromise, to increase insight into your ...
Hosted by Shanna T Fishel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Easthampton, MA 01027
Not a group - but intensive couple therapy, based on sound relationship therapeutic modalities and offers ways to improve your relationship. Currently for 2024 at 50% discount. It covers conflict management skills, communication and compromise, to increase insight into your ...
(413) 287-9961 View (413) 287-9961
Girl Power Art Therapy
The spring "Girl Power" group is an 8-week art therapy group for teen (cis-gender) girls exploring issues of peer relationships, self-esteem, healthy sexuality, life goals, and coping. We use many art modalities to express thoughts and feelings, including collage, drawing, ...
Hosted by Stephanie Baird
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in South Hadley, MA 01075
The spring "Girl Power" group is an 8-week art therapy group for teen (cis-gender) girls exploring issues of peer relationships, self-esteem, healthy sexuality, life goals, and coping. We use many art modalities to express thoughts and feelings, including collage, drawing, ...
(617) 997-0367 View (617) 997-0367
Men Helping Men - https://www.northamptoncouplesth
This group is for men interested in gaining support and like-mindedness from those in similar circumstances. Does your partner complain that you are not communicative enough? Have you ever struggled with articulating emotions, depression, or feeling overall “numb”? Come join ...
Hosted by Patrick Rathbun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01062
This group is for men interested in gaining support and like-mindedness from those in similar circumstances. Does your partner complain that you are not communicative enough? Have you ever struggled with articulating emotions, depression, or feeling overall “numb”? Come join ...
(413) 553-1380 View (413) 553-1380
Men and relationships
An exciting opportunity for men to safely explore thier personal relationships with significant others,children,parents,s iblings,and friends,leading to a better understanding of self,development of new skills,and positive solutions to difficulties men may encounter in their daily lives.Societal expectation of masculinity and ...
Hosted by John 'Jack' Bonina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
An exciting opportunity for men to safely explore thier personal relationships with significant others,children,parents,s iblings,and friends,leading to a better understanding of self,development of new skills,and positive solutions to difficulties men may encounter in their daily lives.Societal expectation of masculinity and ...
(508) 534-8209 View (508) 534-8209
KAP Maintenance Treatment Group
After the initial basic series of KAP sessions, clients may be able participate in our KAP Group sessions. These are KAP sessions in small groups (5-7 participants) that last @ 3 hours, in which participants do the medicine (lozenges) with ...
Hosted by The Center for Healing Journeys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
After the initial basic series of KAP sessions, clients may be able participate in our KAP Group sessions. These are KAP sessions in small groups (5-7 participants) that last @ 3 hours, in which participants do the medicine (lozenges) with ...
(413) 324-5611 View (413) 324-5611
Summer Teen Group
**Start Date Dependent Upon Enrollment** An open process group for teenagers of any/all gender(s) looking to more deeply understand themselves, their friendships, their lives, and their worlds--and have some fun and connection along the way. Depending on interest, the group ...
Hosted by Molly E Moses
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MTS, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
**Start Date Dependent Upon Enrollment** An open process group for teenagers of any/all gender(s) looking to more deeply understand themselves, their friendships, their lives, and their worlds--and have some fun and connection along the way. Depending on interest, the group ...
(413) 216-6447 View (413) 216-6447
ADHD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
First Tuesday of every Month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. MEETS VIRTUALLY. This monthly education and support group is for parents and caregivers of children or teens with an ADHD diagnosis. We host guest speakers that present on a ...
Hosted by Meg Taylor
MS, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
First Tuesday of every Month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. MEETS VIRTUALLY. This monthly education and support group is for parents and caregivers of children or teens with an ADHD diagnosis. We host guest speakers that present on a ...
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ADHD Support & Skills Group
Hosted by Elena Volpe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 923-6366 View (413) 923-6366
Honoring The Soul: A Workshop Series for Women
In a safe and supportive environment, this workshop series will assist you in identifying and clarifying your feelings, visions, resources and strengths. It is an opportunity to identify and release obstacles to personal growth, increase body awareness and the body/mind ...
Hosted by Adele Marcus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Florence, MA 01062
In a safe and supportive environment, this workshop series will assist you in identifying and clarifying your feelings, visions, resources and strengths. It is an opportunity to identify and release obstacles to personal growth, increase body awareness and the body/mind ...
(413) 547-1963 View (413) 547-1963

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Hampshire 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.