Host: Mr. Isaac W. Rutledge, MEd, LADC-1, CTS, MHC
Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01971
"Focusing on CBT, Thought Stopping "
(617) 606-5769
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01971
"Focusing on CBT, Thought Stopping "
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Host: Cathy Goldstein Mullin, LICSW
Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
"As I am also a therapist at MassGeneral for Children in Salem, Ma, this is a group to help teens with their depression. I just began our third session yesterday. The group is very popular because kids feel they can ..."
(978) 338-8814
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Salem, MA 01970
"As I am also a therapist at MassGeneral for Children in Salem, Ma, this is a group to help teens with their depression. I just began our third session yesterday. The group is very popular because kids feel they can ..."
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Host: Matthew G. Doyle, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 578-9616
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
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Host: Jennifer Carey, EdS, LMHC
Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
"A process group consists of eight people who meet weekly with the goals of finding out more about who they are and what they would like to change in their personal lives and relationships with others. With assistance, guidance, feedback ..."
(978) 877-4823
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Salem, MA 01970
"A process group consists of eight people who meet weekly with the goals of finding out more about who they are and what they would like to change in their personal lives and relationships with others. With assistance, guidance, feedback ..."
Host: Matt Stella, LCSW, DiplPW
Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
(617) 249-3054
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
Photo of Matthew G. Doyle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Matthew G. Doyle, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 578-9616
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Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
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Host: Mr. Isaac W. Rutledge, MEd, LADC-1, CTS, MHC
Group meets in:
Salem, MA 01970
"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
"Developing a sober support network, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Decisional Balancing "

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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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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.