Support Groups in Middlesex County, MA

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Photo of Caleb Englander, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Middlesex County, MA
Young Adult Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"This therapy group is geared towards young adults and college-aged folks who are struggling in some way (ie: depression, focus/concentration, relationship issues, social anxiety, anger problems) and are looking to understand themselves and their behavior in a new way. Please ..."
(617) 231-7327
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Women's Empowerment Group
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"Join with other women in a supportive, empowering environment to engage in self-discovery; to enhance emotional, physical, and spiritual health and balance; to foster healthy connections with others; to give space, meaning, and vision to your dreams; to help build ..."
(508) 233-8489
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Group meets in:
Ashland, MA 01721
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Free to Be Me
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, RYT-200
Verified
Verified
"This 8 week, in-person, supportive social skills group offers pre-tweens and tweens the opportunity to learn conversation, friendship, and social problem-solving skills, as well as effective strategies for managing and tolerating anxiety in social settings. Participants will explore the anxious ..."
(339) 201-9912
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Group meets in:
Woburn, MA 01801
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Strategies for Anxious Kids and Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"Workshops for grades 3-5 and High School aged kids meeting for 6 sessions. Learn what happens in your brain and body when anxious. Learn deep breathing, muscle relaxation, reduce avoidance, increase confidence and master skills and strategies to help manage ..."
(781) 518-0163
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Group meets in:
Newton, MA 02461
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Authentic Alignment: 6 wk closed series-Spots open
LMHC
Verified
Verified
"March 11th- April 15th, 2020. Integrating ancient wisdom and current mental health modalities, we offer teachings and deep experiential practices that direct you to the path of living in authentic alignment. We are dedicated to what it really means to ..."
(339) 218-3561
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Group meets in:
Arlington, MA 02474
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Self Care Workshop
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
"The Self Care Workshop is often helpful for people who tend to take care of others and could benefit from more internal resources to care for themselves. This strength-based workshop allows group members to exercise self-care and self-kindness. Resiliency research ..."
(339) 201-6635
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02138
Not accepting new clients
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Authentic Movement
Counselor, DMin, LMCH, BC-DMT, MA
Verified
Verified
"We will practice moving and witnessing in a deeply embodied, safe, and compassionate way. Julie will guide you in listening to your bodies to create a kinder and freer relationship to inner sensation and play. Use of art and writing ..."
(617) 500-2587
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Group meets in:
Newton, MA 02459
Not accepting new clients
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OCT 2022 | Evolving Into Motherhood
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"The first year of motherhood can be an all-encompassing roller-coaster ride. While it can include joy, amazement, love, and excitement it can also be lonely, isolating, exhausting, scary, and guilt-ridden all at the same time. While these emotions are all ..."
(781) 257-8129
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Group meets in:
Wakefield, MA 01880
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Transitions Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"This group is designed for individuals in transition to college, and from college to post college life, who may struggle with anxiety, depression, and various forms of identity confusion. "
(508) 691-8302
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Women's Empowerment & Well-Being - Starts May 17th
MA, PCC, NBC-HWC
"Self-Care for Caregivers, OverGivers, & OverDoers. Experience 5 Interactive Self-Care Classes to Prioritize Yourself. | Get your health on track | Reset your food | Feel more joy | Create better boundaries | Increase your vitality. | Begins 5/17 at ..."
(781) 412-1933
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Group meets in:
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Not accepting new clients
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Pregnancy Loss-Miscarriage, Stillbirth and beyond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
"Childbirth Loss Support Groups offer individuals and couples the opportunity to heal their hearts and rebuild their lives. Our groups offer the comfort and mutual assurance that can only come from those who are traveling a similar, rocky journey. "
(617) 841-8040
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Group meets in:
Newton, MA 02461
Not accepting new clients
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HOPE Group: Life After the Death of a Child
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, APHSW-C
Verified
Verified
"This 6 week virtual group offers opportunities for parents who have experienced the death of a child (25 years or younger) to honor their child's story, reflect on their individual grief journeys, brainstorm coping techniques and find camaraderie within a ..."
(617) 812-6084
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Group meets in:
Waltham, MA 02453
Not accepting new clients
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Weekend Workshop for Couples
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ACC
Verified
Verified
"Most couples have issues that are so difficult to discuss that they become a barrier to intimacy. If these conversations are left unfinished, either or both partners might experience ongoing resentment, loneliness, fear, shame, guilt or hopelessness. In this workshop couples ..."
(857) 919-1811
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Group meets in:
Newton, MA 02458
Not accepting new clients
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Joan A. Patterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LICSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
(617) 744-4074
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Group meets in:
Arlington, MA 02476
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Being Together: The Mindful Practice of Intimacy
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdM, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Weekend Retreat for Couples: April 18--10, 2020. 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday. Cost: $700 per couple. We will be teaching couples mindfulness practices for being present together, balancing self and other, dealing with differences, giving and receiving attention, building trust and cultivating ..."
(617) 446-3145
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Stress Management And Resiliency Training (SMART)
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, the SMART program is a research-proven group program that can help you regain a sense of control over stress. It is an 8-week empirically ..."
(857) 707-4210
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Group meets in:
Newton, MA 02462
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Social Skills Groups (For Children 6 - 15)
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"Academy MetroWest provides a wide range of groups for children aged 6 - 15. Groups meet weekly in a gymnasium setting and use cooperative, non-competitive physical activity as a means of helping children enhance social skills and self-image. Frequently encountered ..."
(508) 784-1506
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Group meets in:
Natick, MA 01760
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Parenting Challenging Children
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"As a parent of a challenging child, would you and your family benefit from: Learning techniques to avoid and deescalate tantrums? Teaching your child to deal with frustration? Receiving support from others in similar situations? If so, join our parenting ..."
(857) 230-0879
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Group meets in:
Waltham, MA 02451
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Social Skills Groups for Elementary Children
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
"Our social-emotional development groups address the social complications of common psychological challenges of childhood and adolescence, including depression, social anxiety, ADHD, mild autism spectrum disorder, nonverbal learning disorder, and other learning and communication disabilities. Groups meet weekly, are co-led by ..."
(781) 352-4959
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Group meets in:
Lexington, MA 02421
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60 Days of Wellness & Self-love
MSW
"The 60-day program will challenge our participants to be engaged in various methods and activities to learn about our values and fulfill our needs and wants. The outcome of this process is to have our participants feel connected with themselves, ..."
(857) 232-0510
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Group meets in:
Medford, MA 02155

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