Support Groups in Shrewsbury, MA

Trans Femme Therapy Group
Are you transgender, gender fluid, non-binary, questioning or queer and exploring feminine gender identities? This virtual 18+ group led by openly queer therapists can help support you through the confusing and exciting world of gender exploration. This group will help ...
Hosted by Rainbow Counseling & Consultation LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Are you transgender, gender fluid, non-binary, questioning or queer and exploring feminine gender identities? This virtual 18+ group led by openly queer therapists can help support you through the confusing and exciting world of gender exploration. This group will help ...
(508) 403-9111 View (508) 403-9111
Me Before Mom
A safe, validating, and non judgemental support group for women who still relate to and perhaps, dare I say, miss their "pre baby" identity and lifestyle. We did not become our own person when we gave birth. Let's talk about ...
Hosted by Meghan Gerardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Shrewsbury, MA 01545
A safe, validating, and non judgemental support group for women who still relate to and perhaps, dare I say, miss their "pre baby" identity and lifestyle. We did not become our own person when we gave birth. Let's talk about ...
(508) 709-1507 View (508) 709-1507

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Trans Femme Therapy Group
Are you transgender, gender fluid, non-binary, questioning or queer and exploring feminine gender identities? This virtual 18+ group led by openly queer therapists can help support you through the confusing and exciting world of gender exploration. This group will help ...
Hosted by Rainbow Counseling & Consultation LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Are you transgender, gender fluid, non-binary, questioning or queer and exploring feminine gender identities? This virtual 18+ group led by openly queer therapists can help support you through the confusing and exciting world of gender exploration. This group will help ...
(508) 403-9111 View (508) 403-9111
Me Before Mom
A safe, validating, and non judgemental support group for women who still relate to and perhaps, dare I say, miss their "pre baby" identity and lifestyle. We did not become our own person when we gave birth. Let's talk about ...
Hosted by Meghan Gerardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Shrewsbury, MA 01545
A safe, validating, and non judgemental support group for women who still relate to and perhaps, dare I say, miss their "pre baby" identity and lifestyle. We did not become our own person when we gave birth. Let's talk about ...
(508) 709-1507 View (508) 709-1507
Authentic Eating Support Group
This Authentic Eating Support Group is for men and women who have a basic understanding of Internal Family Systems by Richard Schwartz (2021), and are struggling with extreme behaviors of overeating, binging, purging, restricting, obsessing (about sugar, calories, body weight ...
Hosted by Nadine Lucas
Counselor, CAGS, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northborough, MA 01532
This Authentic Eating Support Group is for men and women who have a basic understanding of Internal Family Systems by Richard Schwartz (2021), and are struggling with extreme behaviors of overeating, binging, purging, restricting, obsessing (about sugar, calories, body weight ...
(774) 757-6134 View (774) 757-6134
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 Worcester, MA 01610
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
Women's Group Therapy
Online Group Therapy for 8 Women focuses on learning about the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of healing and connecting with other women who may be experiencing the same challenges in life. You will receive compassion and support as you ...
Hosted by Nadine Lucas
Counselor, CAGS, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Northborough, MA 01532
Online Group Therapy for 8 Women focuses on learning about the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of healing and connecting with other women who may be experiencing the same challenges in life. You will receive compassion and support as you ...
(774) 757-6134 View (774) 757-6134
Attention, Behavior & Cognition
We are a busy group practice located in Holden, MA that provides counseling and psychological services to children, adolescents, families, and even adults. Our providers have experience and training to help with many of the questions or concerns that lead ...
Hosted by Nathan Gay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Holden, MA 01520
We are a busy group practice located in Holden, MA that provides counseling and psychological services to children, adolescents, families, and even adults. Our providers have experience and training to help with many of the questions or concerns that lead ...
(774) 541-1532 View (774) 541-1532
Women Together
This virtual only group is run for women, by women. Facilitated by a Paula Kneeland, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, this group will be loosely structured to allow women 18 and older to share a variety of struggles, concerns, triumphs, ...
Hosted by Counseling Connections Llc - Paula Kneeland-Chaput
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
Group meets in Auburn, MA 01501
This virtual only group is run for women, by women. Facilitated by a Paula Kneeland, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, this group will be loosely structured to allow women 18 and older to share a variety of struggles, concerns, triumphs, ...
(508) 906-5590 View (508) 906-5590
Cultivating the Meta-skills for Connection - March
March 25, 2023 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Cost - $75 per Couple. Join us as we explore Relationship Meta-skills using an Embodied Relationship approach. Relationship Meta-skills, inherent in each of us, when skillfully used, support connection even when the ...
Hosted by Anna Smith
ACCEP, ERM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01606
March 25, 2023 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Cost - $75 per Couple. Join us as we explore Relationship Meta-skills using an Embodied Relationship approach. Relationship Meta-skills, inherent in each of us, when skillfully used, support connection even when the ...
(508) 928-9069 View (508) 928-9069
Partial Hospitalization
Our Partial Hospital Program is a voluntary, short-term, structured outpatient mental health program that helps patients to develop independent living skills and healthy lifestyles. Patients in our program have either completed an inpatient psychiatric stay or are taking part in ...
Hosted by Hospital for Behavioral Medicine
Treatment Center
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01606
Our Partial Hospital Program is a voluntary, short-term, structured outpatient mental health program that helps patients to develop independent living skills and healthy lifestyles. Patients in our program have either completed an inpatient psychiatric stay or are taking part in ...
(774) 214-2845 View (774) 214-2845
Relapse Prevention
Assisting clients with combatting the barriers to maintaining recovery from substance.
Hosted by Lexington Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01601
Assisting clients with combatting the barriers to maintaining recovery from substance.
(508) 213-0891 View (508) 213-0891
Changes throughout Lifespan
Focuses on developmental changes, aging, illness and facing death
Hosted by Marcia Joan Amarsingh
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSc, LADC- 1, CDP, CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01608
Focuses on developmental changes, aging, illness and facing death
(508) 338-4797 View (508) 338-4797
Breathing Space Workshops
The Breathing Space is a place for BIPOC women as we manage internal and external stressors including work, school, anxiety, relationships, increased visibility of racial violence and discrimination, impacts of covid-19, parenting, self- esteem, life transitions, and whole-body well-being. A ...
Hosted by ShaQuan Read Counseling & Consulting
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westborough, MA 01581
The Breathing Space is a place for BIPOC women as we manage internal and external stressors including work, school, anxiety, relationships, increased visibility of racial violence and discrimination, impacts of covid-19, parenting, self- esteem, life transitions, and whole-body well-being. A ...
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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 Worcester, MA 01608
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
Bariatric Surgery Support Group
This group helps you navigate through the many lifestyle changes (i.e., putting oneself first; managing cravings) necessary for successful adjustment to post-operative life.
Hosted by Kimberly S Gerber
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westborough, MA 01581
This group helps you navigate through the many lifestyle changes (i.e., putting oneself first; managing cravings) necessary for successful adjustment to post-operative life.
(617) 410-8046 View (617) 410-8046
DBT Skills Group for Young Adults - Virtual
The goal of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is to “build a life worth living.” One of the modes for achieving this goal is to learn skills. Much like building a motorcycle, when we have the right tools and skill sets, ...
Hosted by LIKEMIND Mental Health & Wellness, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01608
The goal of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is to “build a life worth living.” One of the modes for achieving this goal is to learn skills. Much like building a motorcycle, when we have the right tools and skill sets, ...
(508) 841-3038 View (508) 841-3038
Adult and Young Adult DBT Skills Groups
DBT is a specialized treatment protocol that addresses problematic behaviors that individuals have developed to cope with overwhelming emotions. Some of these behaviors may be self-injury, suicidal thoughts/behaviors, substance use, sudden and intense anger, and difficulty in relationships. DBT combines ...
Hosted by Castlebrook Counseling Services, Inc.
Treatment Center, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westborough, MA 01581
DBT is a specialized treatment protocol that addresses problematic behaviors that individuals have developed to cope with overwhelming emotions. Some of these behaviors may be self-injury, suicidal thoughts/behaviors, substance use, sudden and intense anger, and difficulty in relationships. DBT combines ...
(508) 475-9110 View (508) 475-9110
Working Through Anxieties...
Once three or more persons contact me, this group will focus on individual's skills to practice in order to sense early signs of anxiety in the body; to master behaviors targeting early signs in order to minimize/eliminate them; mild, physical ...
Hosted by J R Casey Counseling & Hypnosis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01603
Once three or more persons contact me, this group will focus on individual's skills to practice in order to sense early signs of anxiety in the body; to master behaviors targeting early signs in order to minimize/eliminate them; mild, physical ...
(774) 221-6116 View (774) 221-6116
SKG Wellness, LLC
SKG Wellness is a private practice whose clinicians work with clients in all walks of life. SKG Wellness strives to support people who are looking to find solace, build knowledge of strategies to cope with life’s hardships, and grow to ...
Hosted by Sarah Kilduff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Clinton, MA 01510
SKG Wellness is a private practice whose clinicians work with clients in all walks of life. SKG Wellness strives to support people who are looking to find solace, build knowledge of strategies to cope with life’s hardships, and grow to ...
(978) 733-9089 View (978) 733-9089

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Shrewsbury?

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.