"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 ..."
"6 week, Saturday morning group for women in midlife, undergoing various phases of menopause, with a focus on the changes that tend to occur, in: physiology, psychology, relationships, body image and sexuality. The goal of the group is to provide ..."
"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 ..."
"This group will introduce mindfulness meditation with use of positive affirmations and guided imagery. Group will focus on releasing negative self talk and beliefs associated with relational abuse and toxic relationships. Sessions are conducted on Zoom in private drop-in group. "
"Newton Play Therapy is passionate about children's mental health. Our mission is to provide developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions to children of all ages. To meet this end, we are committed to the continuous education and training of our clinicians in ..."
"Fat liberation is a social justice movement that works against anti-fat bias, oppression, and discrimination; understands anti-fat bias and discrimination to have strong roots in anti-Black racism, colonialism, and classism, and that anti-fat bias and discrimination are routinely practiced especially ..."
"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 ..."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, MSW, MS, CSTS
"This twelve week group focuses on the challenges of navigating the world as a self identified man. The group focuses on relationships of all kinds, career, parenting, financial, spiritual, men's health and more. "
"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 ..."
"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. "
"This group is designed to address the developmental needs of younger children, 10-13 years, who are struggling with impulse controls within their school and family. Students generally require IEP supports to make effective academic progress. Social skill development is focused ..."
"This practice development group is designed to help therapists who are seriously interested in growing their practices, including by incorporating other modalities such as yoga, coaching,creativity. The group will be goal-oriented, using the support and collegiality of the group as ..."
"Grow emotionally and spiritually through deep, heart-centered work in safe community. Group process integrates meditation, check-ins and body psychotherapy work. Learn how to create emotionally safe space, literally lend a "helping hand," and experience the healing power of the heart. ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton 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.