Support Groups in North Andover, MA

Managing Anxiety for Teens
This group helps teens develop tools to increase self awareness, cope with anxiety, improve relaionships, shift their behavior and navigate social settings.
Hosted by Karen Weinberg LeClaire
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
This group helps teens develop tools to increase self awareness, cope with anxiety, improve relaionships, shift their behavior and navigate social settings.
(978) 767-4896 View (978) 767-4896
Anxiety Group for Teens
Our in person Teen Group focuses on helping teens work through their anxiety. We recognize that teens need a safe space to cope and collaborate with others. We work with teens to develop tools they can use to navigate anxiety ...
Hosted by North Andover Counseling Professionals
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Our in person Teen Group focuses on helping teens work through their anxiety. We recognize that teens need a safe space to cope and collaborate with others. We work with teens to develop tools they can use to navigate anxiety ...
(508) 715-3090 View (508) 715-3090
EMDR Group - process trauma without words
Is there a distressing event that your mind keeps circling back to that prevents you from enjoying the present? Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks of distressing events are symptoms of PTSD that are treatable using EMDR Therapy - a therapeutic ...
Hosted by Courtney Aldrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Is there a distressing event that your mind keeps circling back to that prevents you from enjoying the present? Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks of distressing events are symptoms of PTSD that are treatable using EMDR Therapy - a therapeutic ...
(978) 928-6635 View (978) 928-6635
Anxiety Coping Group for Children
Our in person group focuses on helping children ages 7-11 work through their anxiety. We work with kids to develop tools they can use to navigate anxiety and help them shift their behavior. We use basic psychological practices and behavioral ...
Hosted by North Andover Counseling Professionals
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Our in person group focuses on helping children ages 7-11 work through their anxiety. We work with kids to develop tools they can use to navigate anxiety and help them shift their behavior. We use basic psychological practices and behavioral ...
(508) 715-3090 View (508) 715-3090
Parenting Skills Group
Are you struggling with your child's behavior? Feeling lost and defeated? Take your power back as parents and learn effective parenting styles, communication skills, and ways to improve your family system. Gain support from other parents on this 6 week ...
Hosted by Nicole Pero
Counselor, LMHC, CAC, BA
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Are you struggling with your child's behavior? Feeling lost and defeated? Take your power back as parents and learn effective parenting styles, communication skills, and ways to improve your family system. Gain support from other parents on this 6 week ...
(508) 690-4814 View (508) 690-4814
Expressive Art & Self-Compassion
This group is a non-judgmental space focused on wellness, self-expression, and community connection.  These online workshops are an opportunity for self-care and self-compassion using expressive and intuitive art making.  Each week, we focus on practicing mindfulness tools, connecting with others, ...
Hosted by Courtney Aldrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
This group is a non-judgmental space focused on wellness, self-expression, and community connection.  These online workshops are an opportunity for self-care and self-compassion using expressive and intuitive art making.  Each week, we focus on practicing mindfulness tools, connecting with others, ...
(978) 928-6635 View (978) 928-6635
Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop
Join us for 6 weeks of self-expression using a variety of art media! Art Therapy fosters self-esteem and self-awareness, improves cognitive and sensorimotor functions, enhances social skills, reduces conflicts and distress and cultivates emotional resilience.
Hosted by North Andover Counseling Professionals
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Join us for 6 weeks of self-expression using a variety of art media! Art Therapy fosters self-esteem and self-awareness, improves cognitive and sensorimotor functions, enhances social skills, reduces conflicts and distress and cultivates emotional resilience.
(508) 715-3090 View (508) 715-3090

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Managing Anxiety for Teens
This group helps teens develop tools to increase self awareness, cope with anxiety, improve relaionships, shift their behavior and navigate social settings.
Hosted by Karen Weinberg LeClaire
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
This group helps teens develop tools to increase self awareness, cope with anxiety, improve relaionships, shift their behavior and navigate social settings.
(978) 767-4896 View (978) 767-4896
Anxiety Group for Teens
Our in person Teen Group focuses on helping teens work through their anxiety. We recognize that teens need a safe space to cope and collaborate with others. We work with teens to develop tools they can use to navigate anxiety ...
Hosted by North Andover Counseling Professionals
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Our in person Teen Group focuses on helping teens work through their anxiety. We recognize that teens need a safe space to cope and collaborate with others. We work with teens to develop tools they can use to navigate anxiety ...
(508) 715-3090 View (508) 715-3090
EMDR Group - process trauma without words
Is there a distressing event that your mind keeps circling back to that prevents you from enjoying the present? Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks of distressing events are symptoms of PTSD that are treatable using EMDR Therapy - a therapeutic ...
Hosted by Courtney Aldrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Is there a distressing event that your mind keeps circling back to that prevents you from enjoying the present? Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks of distressing events are symptoms of PTSD that are treatable using EMDR Therapy - a therapeutic ...
(978) 928-6635 View (978) 928-6635
Anxiety Coping Group for Children
Our in person group focuses on helping children ages 7-11 work through their anxiety. We work with kids to develop tools they can use to navigate anxiety and help them shift their behavior. We use basic psychological practices and behavioral ...
Hosted by North Andover Counseling Professionals
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Our in person group focuses on helping children ages 7-11 work through their anxiety. We work with kids to develop tools they can use to navigate anxiety and help them shift their behavior. We use basic psychological practices and behavioral ...
(508) 715-3090 View (508) 715-3090
Parenting Skills Group
Are you struggling with your child's behavior? Feeling lost and defeated? Take your power back as parents and learn effective parenting styles, communication skills, and ways to improve your family system. Gain support from other parents on this 6 week ...
Hosted by Nicole Pero
Counselor, LMHC, CAC, BA
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Are you struggling with your child's behavior? Feeling lost and defeated? Take your power back as parents and learn effective parenting styles, communication skills, and ways to improve your family system. Gain support from other parents on this 6 week ...
(508) 690-4814 View (508) 690-4814
Expressive Art & Self-Compassion
This group is a non-judgmental space focused on wellness, self-expression, and community connection.  These online workshops are an opportunity for self-care and self-compassion using expressive and intuitive art making.  Each week, we focus on practicing mindfulness tools, connecting with others, ...
Hosted by Courtney Aldrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
This group is a non-judgmental space focused on wellness, self-expression, and community connection.  These online workshops are an opportunity for self-care and self-compassion using expressive and intuitive art making.  Each week, we focus on practicing mindfulness tools, connecting with others, ...
(978) 928-6635 View (978) 928-6635
Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop
Join us for 6 weeks of self-expression using a variety of art media! Art Therapy fosters self-esteem and self-awareness, improves cognitive and sensorimotor functions, enhances social skills, reduces conflicts and distress and cultivates emotional resilience.
Hosted by North Andover Counseling Professionals
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
Join us for 6 weeks of self-expression using a variety of art media! Art Therapy fosters self-esteem and self-awareness, improves cognitive and sensorimotor functions, enhances social skills, reduces conflicts and distress and cultivates emotional resilience.
(508) 715-3090 View (508) 715-3090
Anxiety Exposure Group (for young adults)
A weekly exposure group for clients aged 18-25 with anxiety and/or OCD symptoms. This is an opportunity to learn more about anxiety, practice facing fears and triggers in a controlled setting, bolster coping skill development, and more! For more information, ...
Hosted by Greenleaf Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
A weekly exposure group for clients aged 18-25 with anxiety and/or OCD symptoms. This is an opportunity to learn more about anxiety, practice facing fears and triggers in a controlled setting, bolster coping skill development, and more! For more information, ...
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DBT Group for Teens
Greenleaf Therapy is offering a weekly Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group for teens. This group will run in 8-week rotations and will focus on building skills in the following areas: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.
Hosted by Greenleaf Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
Greenleaf Therapy is offering a weekly Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group for teens. This group will run in 8-week rotations and will focus on building skills in the following areas: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.
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Anxiety Exposure Group
Ongoing weekly in-person group for clients 18-24 years old. This group focuses on providing psychoeducation on various anxiety disorders, creating opportunities for exposures, and practicing a variety of management skills. Anxiety is part of life and learning to manage is ...
Hosted by Vanessa Wells
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
Ongoing weekly in-person group for clients 18-24 years old. This group focuses on providing psychoeducation on various anxiety disorders, creating opportunities for exposures, and practicing a variety of management skills. Anxiety is part of life and learning to manage is ...
(978) 296-3998 View (978) 296-3998
If you love someone with Bipolar. (In January.)
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 Andover, MA 01810
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
Offering Social Skills groups ages 5-20
We will be offering IN PERSON - Social Skills Groups ages 5-20 . Please email directly to be placed on our next session lists starting May , 2023 and Fall 2023. Groups are developed by age, need and skill level. ...
Hosted by Andover Social Development Counseling LICSW, EdS
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, EdS, CAGS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
We will be offering IN PERSON - Social Skills Groups ages 5-20 . Please email directly to be placed on our next session lists starting May , 2023 and Fall 2023. Groups are developed by age, need and skill level. ...
(978) 320-3189 View (978) 320-3189
Summer Wellness Workshop
Next session starts in June on thursdays from 6:15-7:30pm for 6 weeks. Although there isn't any one solution, there are many small actions that when repeated often shift our mood, strengthen our relationships and improve our general well being. This ...
Hosted by Theresa Lavoie, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
Next session starts in June on thursdays from 6:15-7:30pm for 6 weeks. Although there isn't any one solution, there are many small actions that when repeated often shift our mood, strengthen our relationships and improve our general well being. This ...
(978) 391-9969 View (978) 391-9969

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in North Andover?

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.