Host: Melissa Crawford, LICSW
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Wellesley, MA 02481
"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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"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 ..."
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Host: Dr. Jillian D. Burley, PsyD
Group meets in:
Wellesley, MA 02481
"Leaders: Alayna Harned, LMHC & Jillian Burley, PsyD - Group is held Wednesdays, 4p during the school year. Each group has rolling admission, and is currently VIRTUAL. We ask members to make a 24 week or 6 month commitment. The ..."
(617) 477-8802
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Wellesley, MA 02481
"Leaders: Alayna Harned, LMHC & Jillian Burley, PsyD - Group is held Wednesdays, 4p during the school year. Each group has rolling admission, and is currently VIRTUAL. We ask members to make a 24 week or 6 month commitment. The ..."
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Host: Debbie Schwartz, LICSW
Group meets in:
Wellesley, MA 02482
"Are you caring for an adult friend or family member? Expert relief for overwhelmed caregivers. Small group coaching providing support and education. Learn new ways to manage your thoughts and emotions and replace non-helpful strategies. Support from a group of ..."
(508) 669-3575
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Wellesley, MA 02482
"Are you caring for an adult friend or family member? Expert relief for overwhelmed caregivers. Small group coaching providing support and education. Learn new ways to manage your thoughts and emotions and replace non-helpful strategies. Support from a group of ..."
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Host: Dr. Dawn Balcazar, PhD
Group meets in:
Wellesley, MA 02482
"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
"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 ..."
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Host: Kelley Bothe, LICSW, DCSW
Group meets in:
Wellesley, MA 02482
"Going through a divorce can be an overwhelming time in your life - a time filled with a myriad of feelings; a time of disruption, loss, uncertainly, and loneliness. Participating in a support group can help you manage the many ..."
(781) 277-7687
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Wellesley, MA 02482
"Going through a divorce can be an overwhelming time in your life - a time filled with a myriad of feelings; a time of disruption, loss, uncertainly, and loneliness. Participating in a support group can help you manage the many ..."
Photo of Beth Gochberg Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Beth Gochberg Wilson, LICSW, CSAT, CCPS
Group meets in:
Wellesley, MA 02481
""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
""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: ..."
Photo of Kelley Bothe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Kelley Bothe, LICSW, DCSW
Group meets in:
Wellesley, MA 02482
"Going through a divorce can be an overwhelming time in your life - a time filled with a myriad of feelings; a time of disruption, loss, uncertainly, and loneliness. Participating in a support group can help you manage the many ..."
(781) 277-7687
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Group meets in:
Wellesley, MA 02482
"Going through a divorce can be an overwhelming time in your life - a time filled with a myriad of feelings; a time of disruption, loss, uncertainly, and loneliness. Participating in a support group can help you manage the many ..."
Photo of Dawn Balcazar, Ph.D., Psychologist
Host: Dr. Dawn Balcazar, PhD
Group meets in:
Wellesley, MA 02482
"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
"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 ..."
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Host: The Client Care Coordinator For Brian Jukins, LICSW, EdS, MSW
Group meets in:
Wellesley, MA 02482
"Change how you feel by changing the way you think! In these workshops, you'll learn effective SELF-help strategies...ways to FEEL BETTER, and DO better in your life! "
(339) 900-8543
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Wellesley, MA 02482
"Change how you feel by changing the way you think! In these workshops, you'll learn effective SELF-help strategies...ways to FEEL BETTER, and DO better in your life! "

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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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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.