Support Groups in Reading, MA

Group therapy for TMS patients at ABC Medical offers a supportive and enriching environment where individuals can find understanding, encouragement, and valuable resources to complement their TMS treatment. Through shared experiences, peer support, and guided discussions, TMS group therapy enhances ...
Hosted by Silvia Pisano
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCSW, LADCI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Reading, MA 01867
Group therapy for TMS patients at ABC Medical offers a supportive and enriching environment where individuals can find understanding, encouragement, and valuable resources to complement their TMS treatment. Through shared experiences, peer support, and guided discussions, TMS group therapy enhances ...
(781) 755-3745 View (781) 755-3745
ABC Medical's Weight Loss Management program offers a comprehensive approach, featuring monthly clinician visits, weekly individual and group counseling, and monthly prescriptions for medications like Ozempic and Wegovy. Progress is monitored through regular lab work and weight measurements. Their group ...
Hosted by ABC Medical LLC
Treatment Center, MD, NP, LDAC, LICSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Reading, MA 01867
ABC Medical's Weight Loss Management program offers a comprehensive approach, featuring monthly clinician visits, weekly individual and group counseling, and monthly prescriptions for medications like Ozempic and Wegovy. Progress is monitored through regular lab work and weight measurements. Their group ...
(833) 394-7998 View (833) 394-7998
10-WEEK GROUP BEGINS MARCH 2024 - When a loved one dies, we often feel we have lost an important relationship. In this group, we will remember and share stories of a deceased loved one and re-connect with what that person ...
Hosted by Eric Eid-Reiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Reading, MA 01867
10-WEEK GROUP BEGINS MARCH 2024 - When a loved one dies, we often feel we have lost an important relationship. In this group, we will remember and share stories of a deceased loved one and re-connect with what that person ...
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Our Teens face many struggles in the midst of the Covid post-era; most struggle with a sense of self filled with anxiety and sadness impeding their ability to access their own internal strengths. My 8-week support group will help teens ...
Hosted by Carla M Correa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lexington, MA 02421
Our Teens face many struggles in the midst of the Covid post-era; most struggle with a sense of self filled with anxiety and sadness impeding their ability to access their own internal strengths. My 8-week support group will help teens ...
(978) 319-4772 View (978) 319-4772
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 Medford, MA 02155
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
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 ...
(617) 446-3145 View (617) 446-3145
Alcohol Support Group with Vanessa Loukas, FNP (Currently tele-health due to COVID but poetentially in-person in the future)
Hosted by Northeast Wellness, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, MA 02476
Alcohol Support Group with Vanessa Loukas, FNP (Currently tele-health due to COVID but poetentially in-person in the future)
(339) 217-5898 View (339) 217-5898
This group is for adults who struggle with disorganization, have trouble staying on task, and may suspect they have Attention Deficit Disorder or have been diagnosed. Participants will learn new skills to help them stay on track to creating the ...
Hosted by Clear and Centered Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woburn, MA 01801
This group is for adults who struggle with disorganization, have trouble staying on task, and may suspect they have Attention Deficit Disorder or have been diagnosed. Participants will learn new skills to help them stay on track to creating the ...
(781) 336-0712 View (781) 336-0712
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 Arlington, MA 02476
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
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 ...
(339) 293-0698 View (339) 293-0698
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, ...
(339) 331-2761 View (339) 331-2761
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 Somerville, MA 02143
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
Hosted by Maria Ramos | Sapphire Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, MA 02476
(857) 290-5146 View (857) 290-5146
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 Medford, MA 02155
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
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 Billerica, MA 01821
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
This is a group for individuals with various substance abuse disorders. We utilize a harm reduction model, and work with both inpatient and day treatment programs.
Hosted by Jeffrey H Zeizel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MPH, BCD, SAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woburn, MA 01801
This is a group for individuals with various substance abuse disorders. We utilize a harm reduction model, and work with both inpatient and day treatment programs.
(781) 990-6796 View (781) 990-6796
Hosted by Mikaela Boisvert
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 745-4809 View (781) 745-4809
We are a group of men meeting 2 hours each week on Wednesday evening. We are practicing relating to each other from a "Self-led" place which means that we speak "for" parts of ourselves that might be wounded rather than ...
Hosted by Ray Mount
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woburn, MA 01801
We are a group of men meeting 2 hours each week on Wednesday evening. We are practicing relating to each other from a "Self-led" place which means that we speak "for" parts of ourselves that might be wounded rather than ...
(978) 273-7094 View (978) 273-7094
Enrolling now! The process of forming and maintaining a stepfamily is exciting yet confusing for many people. It's normal to feel lost, isolated, and misunderstood in a new role. The new couple has some important questions to answer (e.g. who ...
Hosted by Christie Jacobson
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Somerville, MA 02144
Enrolling now! The process of forming and maintaining a stepfamily is exciting yet confusing for many people. It's normal to feel lost, isolated, and misunderstood in a new role. The new couple has some important questions to answer (e.g. who ...
(857) 995-9145 View (857) 995-9145
I am a certified clinician by Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital to provide Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART). SMART is an 8-session group and is being provided in my office. Through these 8 sessions, ...
Hosted by Fusako I Page
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Malden, MA 02148
I am a certified clinician by Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital to provide Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART). SMART is an 8-session group and is being provided in my office. Through these 8 sessions, ...
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Reading?

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.