Support Groups in Melrose, MA

A theme-based, relationally-driven, trauma integration and processing, Component-Based Psychotherapy (CBP) group, conducted in 15 session-units. $1,200 self-pay per round. A limited number of new members invited to join each round based on existing members' continuation status. Co-led by two senior ...
Hosted by Joseph Spinazzola: Complex Trauma Treatment Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Melrose, MA 02176
A theme-based, relationally-driven, trauma integration and processing, Component-Based Psychotherapy (CBP) group, conducted in 15 session-units. $1,200 self-pay per round. A limited number of new members invited to join each round based on existing members' continuation status. Co-led by two senior ...
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The Complex Trauma Institute is offering a recurring, 12-week, co-ed group: Complex Trauma 201: Creative Coping. Begins Fall 2024 and will explore different types of traumas, what it means to process experiences safely, how to engage in self-care, manage activation, ...
Hosted by Sierra Spinney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Melrose, MA 02176
The Complex Trauma Institute is offering a recurring, 12-week, co-ed group: Complex Trauma 201: Creative Coping. Begins Fall 2024 and will explore different types of traumas, what it means to process experiences safely, how to engage in self-care, manage activation, ...
(339) 204-9504 View (339) 204-9504
The Complex Trauma Institute is offering a recurring, 12-week, co-ed group: Complex Trauma 201: Creative Coping. Begins Fall 2024 and will explore different types of traumas, what it means to process experiences safely, how to engage in self-care, manage activation, ...
Hosted by Luisa Ibner
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Melrose, MA 02176
The Complex Trauma Institute is offering a recurring, 12-week, co-ed group: Complex Trauma 201: Creative Coping. Begins Fall 2024 and will explore different types of traumas, what it means to process experiences safely, how to engage in self-care, manage activation, ...
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A theme-based, relationally-driven, trauma integration and processing, Component-Based Psychotherapy (CBP) group, conducted in 12-14 session-units, $1,000-$1200 self-pay per round. Limited number of new members invited to join each round based on existing members' continuation status. Co-led by two senior complex ...
Hosted by Jana Pressley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Melrose, MA 02176
A theme-based, relationally-driven, trauma integration and processing, Component-Based Psychotherapy (CBP) group, conducted in 12-14 session-units, $1,000-$1200 self-pay per round. Limited number of new members invited to join each round based on existing members' continuation status. Co-led by two senior complex ...
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This group is designed to help you learn new skills to deal with difficult thoughts & feelings, identify your values and discover your purpose. Have you been feeling stuck or unfulfilled and want to increase your quality of life? This ...
Hosted by Jennifer Brownstein
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Melrose, MA 02176
This group is designed to help you learn new skills to deal with difficult thoughts & feelings, identify your values and discover your purpose. Have you been feeling stuck or unfulfilled and want to increase your quality of life? This ...
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The Complex Trauma Institute is offering a recurring, 12-week, co-ed, in person Understanding Trauma Group in Fall 2023 that will explore different types of traumas, what it means to process experiences safely, how to engage in self-care, manage activation, among ...
Hosted by Joseph Spinazzola: Complex Trauma Treatment Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Melrose, MA 02176
The Complex Trauma Institute is offering a recurring, 12-week, co-ed, in person Understanding Trauma Group in Fall 2023 that will explore different types of traumas, what it means to process experiences safely, how to engage in self-care, manage activation, among ...
(339) 293-0698 View (339) 293-0698
The Complex Trauma Institute is offering a 12-week, co-ed group: Complex Trauma 201: Creative Coping. Begins Fall 2024 and will explore themes related to common trauma responses, and safe ways to manage dysregulation. Group members will also gain tools related ...
Hosted by Jana Pressley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Melrose, MA 02176
The Complex Trauma Institute is offering a 12-week, co-ed group: Complex Trauma 201: Creative Coping. Begins Fall 2024 and will explore themes related to common trauma responses, and safe ways to manage dysregulation. Group members will also gain tools related ...
(781) 590-3580 View (781) 590-3580
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 Melrose, MA 02176
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

More Groups Nearby

Summer Online Therapy Group for College Students with Disordered Eating/Exercise (Must be in Massachusetts. Group will meet for six weeks. Starts week of the 26th. Specific date and time to be determined.)
Hosted by Amy Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Belmont, MA 02478
Summer Online Therapy Group for College Students with Disordered Eating/Exercise (Must be in Massachusetts. Group will meet for six weeks. Starts week of the 26th. Specific date and time to be determined.)
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Are you struggling with social distancing, creating daily structure, and all the transitions as a result of COVID-19? Join this online support group to find support and ideas about how to cope with the current stressors of life during the ...
Hosted by Patty Underwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
Are you struggling with social distancing, creating daily structure, and all the transitions as a result of COVID-19? Join this online support group to find support and ideas about how to cope with the current stressors of life during the ...
(508) 978-2164 View (508) 978-2164
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 Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, MA 01803
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 ...
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Weekend Retreat, October 17 - October 18, 2020. 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday. Cost: $700 per couple. Love is the ultimate renewable resource, sustaining itself by continually deepening - becoming ever more mindful, trusting, resilient, playful, compassionate, and wise. This weekend ...
Hosted by Antra Kalnins Borofsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdM, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02140
Weekend Retreat, October 17 - October 18, 2020. 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday. Cost: $700 per couple. Love is the ultimate renewable resource, sustaining itself by continually deepening - becoming ever more mindful, trusting, resilient, playful, compassionate, and wise. This weekend ...
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For many capable children, middle school is a time when homework demands increase and staying productive can be a significant challenge. Particularly in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade many kids become stuck, overwhelmed, or are just unable to stay on ...
Hosted by Christopher Morton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, MA 02474
For many capable children, middle school is a time when homework demands increase and staying productive can be a significant challenge. Particularly in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade many kids become stuck, overwhelmed, or are just unable to stay on ...
(617) 749-2827 View (617) 749-2827
Mondays, 7-8pm (EST). This group is welcoming to LGBTQIA and Neurodiverse Individuals seeking compassionate and affirmative care. This virtual DBT skills group is a 10 week commitment that focuses on the Distress Tolerance module. In this group you will develop ...
Hosted by Ally Rosenberg
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Somerville, MA 02144
Mondays, 7-8pm (EST). This group is welcoming to LGBTQIA and Neurodiverse Individuals seeking compassionate and affirmative care. This virtual DBT skills group is a 10 week commitment that focuses on the Distress Tolerance module. In this group you will develop ...
(608) 818-8291 View (608) 818-8291
Join us every week to help you heal during the postpartum period + beyond. New topics each week will explore your journey into the 4th trimester and all that it entails - both mentally + physically. These 75-minutes of support ...
Hosted by Alicia Triantos
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Reading, MA 01864
Join us every week to help you heal during the postpartum period + beyond. New topics each week will explore your journey into the 4th trimester and all that it entails - both mentally + physically. These 75-minutes of support ...
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We are not meant to grieve alone. This is a closed time-limited group for people in their 20s and 30s who have experienced a loss in the recent or distant past, guided by a therapist who encourages self-reflection, expression, and ...
Hosted by Adeline Dettor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
We are not meant to grieve alone. This is a closed time-limited group for people in their 20s and 30s who have experienced a loss in the recent or distant past, guided by a therapist who encourages self-reflection, expression, and ...
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Weekend retreats for couples. Description: Love is the ultimate renewable resource, sustaining itself by continually deepening--becoming ever more mindful, trusting, resilient, playful, compassionate, and wise. This weekend you will learn elegantly simple practices to help you deepen your love, connect ...
Hosted by Richard Borofsky
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02140
Weekend retreats for couples. Description: Love is the ultimate renewable resource, sustaining itself by continually deepening--becoming ever more mindful, trusting, resilient, playful, compassionate, and wise. This weekend you will learn elegantly simple practices to help you deepen your love, connect ...
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Ongoing, confidential support group for women+ who are contemplating divorce or who are navigating the process of divorce. Group meets weekly in Arlington on Wednesdays from 6:00 until 7:15 p.m. Please call for more information or to schedule a screening ...
Hosted by Oona Metz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, MA 02474
Ongoing, confidential support group for women+ who are contemplating divorce or who are navigating the process of divorce. Group meets weekly in Arlington on Wednesdays from 6:00 until 7:15 p.m. Please call for more information or to schedule a screening ...
(617) 682-9046 View (617) 682-9046
Write Core Ten Minute Story and Present (with my coaching) Themes: • Trauma & Grief • Rejection • Self Blame Express your Authentic Self + Overcome Social Anxiety + Improve Relationships Johnny Goldin Credits include : • ...
Hosted by Jonathan Gabriel Goldin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, JD , Coach
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lexington, MA 02420
Write Core Ten Minute Story and Present (with my coaching) Themes: • Trauma & Grief • Rejection • Self Blame Express your Authentic Self + Overcome Social Anxiety + Improve Relationships Johnny Goldin Credits include : • ...
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Discover a world of creative healing and empowerment with our Art Therapy Group for Children with ADHD. Led by therapists, our sessions provide a safe and nurturing space for your child to express themselves through the power of art. In ...
Hosted by Sevkiye Berfin Isik Yilmaz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MSc, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
Discover a world of creative healing and empowerment with our Art Therapy Group for Children with ADHD. Led by therapists, our sessions provide a safe and nurturing space for your child to express themselves through the power of art. In ...
(508) 938-8623 View (508) 938-8623
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Melrose?

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.