Support Groups in Suffolk County, MA

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What Am I Doing With My Life?
The world is getting more complex. Navigating your own feelings, relationships, and career paths can feel absolutely insurmountable. This group is for coming together to talk about life's successes, failures, and how we pick ourselves up and keep going despite ...
Hosted by Tyler Twombly
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
The world is getting more complex. Navigating your own feelings, relationships, and career paths can feel absolutely insurmountable. This group is for coming together to talk about life's successes, failures, and how we pick ourselves up and keep going despite ...
(617) 648-5588 View (617) 648-5588
Bisexual and Bi-Curious Men's Group
A monthly facilitated drop-in group for men who are bisexual or think they might be. The group is free, online, and confidential. Trans and nonbinary inclusive. Zoom link: <https://bit.ly/CharlesSt rauss_BMG>. Feel free to email or call me for more info.
Hosted by Charles Strauss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02215
A monthly facilitated drop-in group for men who are bisexual or think they might be. The group is free, online, and confidential. Trans and nonbinary inclusive. Zoom link: <https://bit.ly/CharlesSt rauss_BMG>. Feel free to email or call me for more info.
(508) 290-4549 View (508) 290-4549
Foresta Behavioral Health
Hosted by Irene Pinto
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Winthrop, MA 02152
(617) 651-4004 View (617) 651-4004
Wednesday Night Group
This interpersonal process group supports the work of individual counseling, and helps you put into practice concepts and ideas in a safe and supportive holding environment.
Hosted by George J. Chip Bradish
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
This interpersonal process group supports the work of individual counseling, and helps you put into practice concepts and ideas in a safe and supportive holding environment.
(617) 934-0186 View (617) 934-0186
Center for Anxiety
Hosted by Dr. Christy Clark
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
(857) 349-9645 View (857) 349-9645
Right Relationship Group Seminar for Marriage/Coup
Dr Nteri and Lester Nelson, Min., married 25 yrs., have been co-counseling couples together in their private practice for the last 20. We are dedicated to helping couples break old cycles and unfold the greatest and highest good in one ...
Hosted by Terri Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhDE, LICSW, MSW, MSEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mattapan, MA 02126
Dr Nteri and Lester Nelson, Min., married 25 yrs., have been co-counseling couples together in their private practice for the last 20. We are dedicated to helping couples break old cycles and unfold the greatest and highest good in one ...
(617) 936-8959 View (617) 936-8959
Trust Therapeutics LLC
Counseling with Trust: At our women-owned counseling practice, we prioritize acceptance's transformative power. Grounded in diverse cultural understanding, we offer tailored services that inspire and uplift. Our shared background builds trust, empowering our providers to address community-specific concerns. We commit ...
Hosted by Luis Emmanuell Lopez-Oviedo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02114
Counseling with Trust: At our women-owned counseling practice, we prioritize acceptance's transformative power. Grounded in diverse cultural understanding, we offer tailored services that inspire and uplift. Our shared background builds trust, empowering our providers to address community-specific concerns. We commit ...
(888) 454-2439 View (888) 454-2439
The Wellbeing Umbrella, LLC
The Wellbeing Umbrella clinicians use evidence based practices to assist clients with everyday life stress, anxiety, pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum concerns, life transitions, grief, relationship issues, parenting challenges, divorce, challenging family dynamics, managing chronic illness, and past trauma.
Hosted by Justine Romano Dellaria, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02110
The Wellbeing Umbrella clinicians use evidence based practices to assist clients with everyday life stress, anxiety, pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum concerns, life transitions, grief, relationship issues, parenting challenges, divorce, challenging family dynamics, managing chronic illness, and past trauma.
(857) 256-5097 View (857) 256-5097
Empower Community Health llc Counseling & Wellness
Specializing in trauma focused therapy, substance use therapy, and substance use evaluations in Maine, Massachusetts, & New Hampshire.
Hosted by Dr. Veronica E. Nuzzolo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, CTP, LADC1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02113
Specializing in trauma focused therapy, substance use therapy, and substance use evaluations in Maine, Massachusetts, & New Hampshire.
(857) 728-3020 View (857) 728-3020
Inner Child Integration
I will be starting a virtual therapy group to help clients understand and integrate their inner child into their current life. When we have unprocessed emotions from childhood, we call this the inner child. When the emotions did not get ...
Hosted by Natalia Rosenbaum
Counselor, LMHC, RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02110
I will be starting a virtual therapy group to help clients understand and integrate their inner child into their current life. When we have unprocessed emotions from childhood, we call this the inner child. When the emotions did not get ...
(617) 910-3523 View (617) 910-3523
Psychodrama for professionals
This group is an action based psychodrama group that meets weekly. The group explores the areas where our professional lives and personal lives intersect and is designed to address work life balance issues. Weekend psychodrama intensives are also frequently offered.
Hosted by Chapdelaine Consulting Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, JD, LLM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02127
This group is an action based psychodrama group that meets weekly. The group explores the areas where our professional lives and personal lives intersect and is designed to address work life balance issues. Weekend psychodrama intensives are also frequently offered.
(617) 390-8811 View (617) 390-8811
Getting Started in Recovery Group
Hosted by The Addiction Treatment Center of New England
Treatment Center
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 254-1271 x119 View (617) 254-1271 x119
Psychedelic Education and Integration Group
The goal of this monthly group is to increase awareness, support positive change, and provide a safe, holding environment for anyone who is curious about, or who has had experiences with psychedelics. Each session will consist of an educational component ...
Hosted by Emilia Sabatowska
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02109
The goal of this monthly group is to increase awareness, support positive change, and provide a safe, holding environment for anyone who is curious about, or who has had experiences with psychedelics. Each session will consist of an educational component ...
(857) 597-2463 View (857) 597-2463
Women's Divorce Group (starts in fall 2024)
An ONLINE group for women just like you who are reeling from the loss and life changes that come from divorce. This group is for you if the grief process and its emotions are confusing and the loneliness is overwhelming. ...
Hosted by Allyson Clemmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02108
An ONLINE group for women just like you who are reeling from the loss and life changes that come from divorce. This group is for you if the grief process and its emotions are confusing and the loneliness is overwhelming. ...
(617) 741-5339 View (617) 741-5339
O'Keefe Counseling, LLC
Individual Outpatient telehealth practice based in the Boston area.
Hosted by Brian O'Keefe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02215
Individual Outpatient telehealth practice based in the Boston area.
(617) 544-2390 View (617) 544-2390
Adult Survivors of Narcissistic Trauma/Narcissism
There is someone in your life who needs to be the center of attention. At first, this was bearable, but now it's a problem that is consuming too much of your energy. Group therapy will help you understand narcissism, teach ...
Hosted by Danielle Pinals Narcissistic Trauma And Abuse
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02130
There is someone in your life who needs to be the center of attention. At first, this was bearable, but now it's a problem that is consuming too much of your energy. Group therapy will help you understand narcissism, teach ...
(508) 863-4918 View (508) 863-4918
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Support Group
This can be a challenging time of year for some individuals especially those experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is why Awake IntuMind will be running a SAD support group. Benefits of joining the AIM SAD support group: A judgment-free ...
Hosted by Awake IntuMind, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
This can be a challenging time of year for some individuals especially those experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is why Awake IntuMind will be running a SAD support group. Benefits of joining the AIM SAD support group: A judgment-free ...
(617) 917-3611 View (617) 917-3611
Expressive Art Therapy Groups (2)
1) Dance/Movement, Drama & Art, Zoom/In Person, Thursdays 4-5pm, “Expressive arts therapies include art, music, dance/movement and drama, and serve as a way to tune into different ways of processing. This group provides a safe environment to look inward in ...
Hosted by Arbour Counseling Services, Allston
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Allston, MA 02134
1) Dance/Movement, Drama & Art, Zoom/In Person, Thursdays 4-5pm, “Expressive arts therapies include art, music, dance/movement and drama, and serve as a way to tune into different ways of processing. This group provides a safe environment to look inward in ...
(617) 829-9567 View (617) 829-9567
Mindfulness based IFS group
This is a virtual 8-week group teaching both mindfulness and self-compassion meditations. It also offers psycho-education based in cutting edge science about the effects of meditation and includes additional exercises from mindfulness based psychotherapies. Participants can expect to deepen/develop a ...
Hosted by Dr. Adam James Gladstone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02108
This is a virtual 8-week group teaching both mindfulness and self-compassion meditations. It also offers psycho-education based in cutting edge science about the effects of meditation and includes additional exercises from mindfulness based psychotherapies. Participants can expect to deepen/develop a ...
(857) 401-8910 View (857) 401-8910
Mindful Masculnity - 8 Week Mens Group
In this group, we bring the practice of mindfulness to the question of how masculinity impacts various areas of our lives. These areas include relationships (romantic and non-romantic), career, emotional expression, spirituality and sexuality. This group is a supportive space ...
Hosted by Marlo Pedroso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
In this group, we bring the practice of mindfulness to the question of how masculinity impacts various areas of our lives. These areas include relationships (romantic and non-romantic), career, emotional expression, spirituality and sexuality. This group is a supportive space ...
(617) 390-7413 View (617) 390-7413

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Suffolk County?

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.