Support Groups in Shrewsbury, MA

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Support for Post Partum Mothers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Professionally led, Supportive and Psycho-educational group for new parents struggling with postpartum anxiety or feelings of depression. A safe, non judgemental forum where you can share the joys and challenges of this momentous transition, receive validation, and learn coping skills ..."
(508) 709-1507 
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Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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The Art of Energy Healing ONLINE
CCEP
"The Art of Energy Healing Online! Curious about Energy Healing or already have begun exploring the field? This course is for you! Everyone has the capacity to heal and to assist others in their healing process. In this fun, creative, ..."
(508) 928-9069 
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Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Me Before Mom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"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 
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Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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