Support Groups in Salem, MA

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Anger Management
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LADC-1, CTS, MHC
Verified
"Focusing on CBT, Thought Stopping "
(617) 606-5769 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01971
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Men's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DiplPW
Verified
(617) 249-3054 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
Waitlist for new clients
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Body Image Support Group
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
"Does the way you feel about your appearance hold you back? This 8 week, virtual group (for female identifying people ages 18+) uses the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you get "unstuck" and on the path to ..."
(978) 290-5337 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
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Parent Discussion Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
(978) 578-9616 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
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Teen Social Meet-Up Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
(978) 578-9616 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
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Relapse Prevention
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LADC-1, CTS, MHC
Verified
"Developing a sober support network, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Decisional Balancing "
(617) 606-5769 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970

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Photo of Isaac W. Rutledge, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Salem, MA
Anger Management
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LADC-1, CTS, MHC
Verified
"Focusing on CBT, Thought Stopping "
(617) 606-5769 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01971
Photo of Matt Stella, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Men's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DiplPW
Verified
(617) 249-3054 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Kara Foye, Counselor in Salem, MA
Body Image Support Group
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
"Does the way you feel about your appearance hold you back? This 8 week, virtual group (for female identifying people ages 18+) uses the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you get "unstuck" and on the path to ..."
(978) 290-5337 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
Photo of Matthew G. Doyle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Parent Discussion Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
(978) 578-9616 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
Photo of Matthew G. Doyle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem, MA
Teen Social Meet-Up Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
(978) 578-9616 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
Photo of Isaac W. Rutledge, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Salem, MA
Relapse Prevention
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LADC-1, CTS, MHC
Verified
"Developing a sober support network, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Decisional Balancing "
(617) 606-5769 
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
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(Most) Sundays 7-8:30 pm
Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LMHC
Verified
"Prospective new members are interviewed and then added to a wait list until space is available. A new group is now forming. Please contact us asap if interested. "
(617) 501-1083 
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Group meets in:
Marblehead, MA 01945
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DBT Skills Group (Adults 18+)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Our DBT skills group will cover the four main skills, such as Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Our skills group will run for 8 weeks and is a closed group. Currently there are openings available for individuals ..."
(978) 769-3728 
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Group meets in:
Middleton, MA 01949
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Group for Men
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv, MMFT, ThM
Verified
"Learn to manage strong emotion with skill and confidence. Build emotional intelligence. Improve communication and relationship skills. Explore behavior change in a judgment-free community of men. 10 Thursdays 6 - 8 PM starting soon! Cummings Center in Beverly, MA $700; ..."
(978) 598-3157 
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Group meets in:
Beverly, MA 01915
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Marriage Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv, MMFT, ThM
Verified
"I'm looking for 3-5 couples who'd like to address infidelity, emotional regulation, parenting, and "boredom." This will allow you to be more supported by couples who are going through difficult circumstances. "
(978) 598-3157 
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Group meets in:
Beverly, MA 01915
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Emotional Freedom Techniques Tapping, on-line
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Jennifer DeLorenzo, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
"Discover the benefits of EFT Tapping to reduce anxiety, pain, limiting beliefs and depression. EFT Tapping is a combination of conventional talk therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the form of tapping on acupressure points which quickly clears out discomfort ..."
(860) 968-0128 
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Group meets in:
Wenham, MA 01984
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Evalyn Lawnsby, Counselor in Salem, MA
(978) 378-3629 
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Group meets in:
Beverly, MA 01915
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Selfish Women's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
"Selfish Women's Group provides a space for women to come together and address the issues that threaten their ability to practice self-care. Groups are led by facilitators that help you understand the importance of self-care, explore ways to practice it ..."
(339) 674-6028 
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Group meets in:
Lynn, MA 01901
Not accepting new clients
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Mens Recovery Support - Mondays 6:15
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified
"Individuals gain knowledge of addiction as a disorder and brainstorm solutions together & learn healthy coping skills. Participants share experiences of their recovery and provide support for each other regarding daily living. Group members appreciate coming each Monday knowing that ..."
(978) 451-6050 
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Group meets in:
Beverly, MA 01915


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