Support Groups in Wakefield, MA

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Evolving Into Motherhood
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"The first year of motherhood can be an all-encompassing roller-coaster ride. While it can include joy, amazement, love, and excitement it can also be lonely, isolating, exhausting, scary, and guilt-ridden all at the same time. While these emotions are all ..."
(781) 257-8129 
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Group meets in:
Wakefield, MA 01880
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Counseling Services of Greater Boston
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"Counseling Services of Greater Boston in an outpatient mental health center offering therapy services to individuals, couples, and families in the Boston area and surrounding communities. We opened our Wakefield office in 2013, our Georgetown office in 2017, and our ..."
(508) 413-6938 
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Group meets in:
Wakefield, MA 01880

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Evolving Into Motherhood
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"The first year of motherhood can be an all-encompassing roller-coaster ride. While it can include joy, amazement, love, and excitement it can also be lonely, isolating, exhausting, scary, and guilt-ridden all at the same time. While these emotions are all ..."
(781) 257-8129 
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Group meets in:
Wakefield, MA 01880
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Counseling Services of Greater Boston
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"Counseling Services of Greater Boston in an outpatient mental health center offering therapy services to individuals, couples, and families in the Boston area and surrounding communities. We opened our Wakefield office in 2013, our Georgetown office in 2017, and our ..."
(508) 413-6938 
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Group meets in:
Wakefield, MA 01880
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Guided Wilderness Connections
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This is a newly forming group for people who turn to nature for healing. We believe that when we gave up our natural homes to live in our "comfortable" homes, we also lost our connection with the Natural healing power ..."
(978) 273-7094 
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Woburn, MA 01801
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Healing the Wounded Child: An experiential group.
Counselor, MA, LMHC, Trauma , Group T, Meditat
Verified
"Childhood trauma is defined as "not good enough" parenting, from overt harm to subtle neglect. Our childhood experiences continue to run us as adults. Research shows that trauma is held in the body, and experiential and relational work is necessary ..."
(781) 361-9943 
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02140
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diabetic support group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
"Support for parents of children/ adolescents coping with type 1 diabetes "
(339) 499-7201 
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Group meets in:
Arlington, MA 02474
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Loving Deeply: Couples Retreat
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
"Weekend retreats for couples. Description: Love is the ultimate renewable resource, sustaining itself by continually deepening--becoming ever more mindful, trusting, resilient, playful, compassionate, and wise. This weekend you will learn elegantly simple practices to help you deepen your love, connect ..."
(617) 682-9182 
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02140
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(617) 682-9269 
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02140
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(617) 941-4131 
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Mental Fitness (Grades 4-12) - Lexington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Mental Fitness is a seasonal, six-week group (Fall/Winter/Spring) for young guys in three age ranges (grades 4/5 from 3:30-4:45pm; grades 6-8 from 5-6:15pm, and grades 9-12 from 6:30-7:45pm). These groups will be interactive and focus on connection, mindfulness, coping strategies, ..."
(508) 252-0021 
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Group meets in:
Lexington, MA 02420
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Young Adult CBT Skills Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Designed for emerging adults, ages 18-25, who would like to gain insight and build skills relating to individuation, identity development, emotion management, interpersonal empowerment and intimacy. Young adults who have difficulty managing their strong emotions, feel socially ineffective, and/or have ..."
(617) 274-8402 
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Being Together: The Mindful Practice of Intimacy
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdM, LMFT
Verified
"Weekend Retreat for Couples: April 18--10, 2020. 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday. Cost: $700 per couple. We will be teaching couples mindfulness practices for being present together, balancing self and other, dealing with differences, giving and receiving attention, building trust and cultivating ..."
(617) 446-3145 
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Self Care Workshop
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
"The Self Care Workshop is often helpful for people who tend to take care of others and could benefit from more internal resources to care for themselves. This strength-based workshop allows group members to exercise self-care and self-kindness. Resiliency research ..."
(339) 201-6635 
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Advanced Dialectical Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This is an Advanced DBT group for individuals with an understanding of the DBT skill set. This group focused on integrating the skills into daily life, and focuses on anticipating upcoming potential stressors, as well as learning from difficult situations ..."
(617) 300-0478 
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Loving Deeply: Mindfulness Couples Retreat
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdM, LMFT
Verified
"Weekend Retreat, October 17 - October 18, 2020. 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday. Cost: $700 per couple. Love is the ultimate renewable resource, sustaining itself by continually deepening - becoming ever more mindful, trusting, resilient, playful, compassionate, and wise. This weekend ..."
(617) 446-3145 
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Group meets in:
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Depression/Anxiety/Anger/Trauma/Self Esteem
Treatment Center
Verified
"Multiple groups available for individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, managing anger, dealing with trauma and working on increasing self-esteem. For more information please call our Intake Coordinator at 781-932-8114, ext. 317. **MULTIPLE TIMES AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE** "
(781) 528-0558 
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Group meets in:
Woburn, MA 01801
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ClinicalConsultatio:IntegratingSomaticTherapies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
"Our clients often exhibit the legacy of trauma and attachment wounding by means of affect dysregulation, ineffective/inappropriate autonomic responses, and body symptomotology. By means of case consultation and discussion, the focus of the group will center on the needs of ..."
(781) 728-0811 
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Group meets in:
Arlington, MA 02474
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Relaxation for Girls
Treatment Center, MA, LMHC, PsyD
Verified
"Join us to learn the skills of breathing for relaxation, calming visualization, meditation, mindfulness, enjoying peaceful sleep and self compassion. Call Nancy Pelmas, LICSW 978-664-2566 x229 "
(978) 961-9412 
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Group meets in:
North Reading, MA 01864
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Exploring Asian Mental Health & Identity
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"If you identify as AAPI and are interested in exploring and gaining support for your thoughts and feelings on Asian mental health and identity, please consider joining this group. This processing group hopes to create a safe space for participants ..."
(617) 202-2642 
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Group meets in:
Somerville, MA 02144

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