Support Groups in Wellesley, MA

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Divorce Support Group for Children
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"This small therapeutic group provides children with a safe space to explore the complex feelings and questions related to divorce. In addition to learning concrete coping strategies, the children will foster deep, meaningful relationships with peers who are experiencing similar ..."
(781) 859-0243 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Pediatric Psychology of Wellesley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Psychological services for children, teens, and young adults. "
(339) 218-5033 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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DBT Skills Group for Young Adults
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"**Now accepting new members for Jan 2022 start** This structured (VIRTUAL) group focuses on providing members with a comfortable and engaging environment in which to learn the skills from the DBT modules of: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal ..."
(781) 253-8493 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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College Student Bereavement Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This is a co-educational group for those college students in the surrounding area: Babson, Olin; Wellesley; Brandeis, MBCC and any other surrounding college. Issues of loss of a parent or sibling are discussed. This is not a drop in group-please ..."
(508) 332-7305 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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DBT Skills Group for Adolescents
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"**Group resumes/accepting new members Jan 2022** This is a High School age VIRTUAL group. Maximum of 6 members. Reviews all four modules of skills: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Each group meeting includes a mindfulness practice, review ..."
(781) 253-8493 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Good Parenting through the Divorce Process
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"What is the good divorce and how do parents achieve it? Informed by the literature on the subject, this group is designed for parents to support each other through divorce while talking through specifics around how to best help their ..."
(508) 332-7305 
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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DBT Skills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic modality that has been proven effective in managing intense emotions, reducing self-harming behaviors, and improving communication and relationships. This group will focus on building the skills in each of the four modules ..."
(267) 633-8968 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Betrayal Trauma Group for Partners of Sex Addicts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CSAT, CCPS
Verified
""Transform the Partner Trauma Story to an Empowerment Story". The group is designed to provide you with a safe place to heal, and grow with connection, empathy and validation. It combines support, experiential work, processing and psycho-education. Group topics include: ..."
(857) 226-4283 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Teen Girls Empowered
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
"The Teen Girls Empowered Groups consists of weekly sessions to give your daughter the skills she needs to thrive as a strong and empowered female. These sessions are designed to support tween and teen girls with challenges around self-esteem, assertiveness, ..."
(267) 633-8968 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Teen DBT Skills Training Group
MA, LMFT
"DBT is an evidence-based therapy, proven to be effective in decreasing anxiety, depression, self harm behaviors, suicidality, and improving self esteem and healthy relationships. If your teen is struggling with any of the following, DBT can help: anger management, depression, ..."
(215) 613-4758 
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Wellesley, MA 02481
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Strong Kids
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
"Ideal for kids who are overwhelmed with big emotions, have a hard time connecting with peers and making friends, struggle to believe in their unique strengths, could benefit from a safe space to connect with other kids like them and ..."
(267) 633-8968 
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Wellesley, MA 02481

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