Support Groups in Worcester, MA

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Relapse Prevention
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
(508) 639-1022 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01602
Not accepting new clients
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Partial Hospitalization
Treatment Center
Verified
"Our Partial Hospital Program is a voluntary, short-term, structured outpatient mental health program that helps patients to develop independent living skills and healthy lifestyles. Patients in our program have either completed an inpatient psychiatric stay or are taking part in ..."
(774) 214-2845 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01606
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"I think I can" CBT focused Group Therapy
Counselor, LMHC, MFT
Verified
"Cognitive Behavioral focused Group Therapy - How to Identify and Change Negative Thinking Patterns and Push for Positive Change. "
(508) 556-4405 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01608
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SAP Evaluations (DOT-Approved)
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC-1, SAP, CADC, CAMS
Verified
"I provide SAP evaluations Monday through Friday 10am - 6pm; Saturday 9am-1pm. And can help you start the process of getting back to work. I offer telehealth sessions or can make special office arrangements. My office is located right in ..."
(508) 625-7942 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01608
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Dual Diagnosis
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSc, LADC-, CDP, CADC
"Clients are taught about psychiatric disorders and substance use (dual disorders), the recovery process from dual disorders and coping skills to prevent relapse. "
(508) 338-4797 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01608
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Teen Girls Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"The Teen Girls Group is a group therapy for high school girls ages 14-18 that runs for 8 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring. There are a medley of topics pertaining to teen girls to include ..."
(508) 659-5057 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01605
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America's Soul Community
Counselor, MA
"After sitting with a dream of a Phoenix since the 9/11/01 attacks in NYC, Virginia Swain trained as a World Café facilitator to birth the third Saturday America's Soul Cafe community with the Phoenix, the Soul of America. From 12-2 ..."
(508) 591-8586 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01609
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New Mothers Support
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"** PLEASE NOTE THAT GROUPS ARE NOT RUNNING AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** Postpartum support group for women in the first six months. Babies are welcome! Groups form on a rolling basis according to need. Please contact me ..."
(508) 925-0530 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01609
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1. Substance Abuse, 2. Depression, 3. Anger
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified
"Substance Abuse Group meets 1x per week for 75 minutes; Depression Management Group meets 1x per week for 1 hour; Anger Management Group meets 1x per week for 75 minutes. My groups offer a great amount of support to one ..."
(774) 768-0617 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01605
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"Take Control of Life" - CBT/Coping/Motivational
Counselor, LMHC, LICSW, LADAC, CADAC, LMFT
Verified
"Make Positive Changes by Developing CBT, Coping and Motivational Skills to improve both Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy. Group topics are relevant to meet the needs of those attending and are not repetitive with a focus on time of year and group ..."
(508) 436-2608 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01608
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Conquering Panic Disorder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCH
Verified
"When three or more people with panic disorder are willing to meet, we will learn about mindfulness and self-hypnosis. The group will practice relevant skills, log their home-based practice and outcomes, share and problem solve using group wisdom. The group ..."
(774) 221-6116 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01603
Not accepting new clients
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Anger management
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Currently accepting referrals for anger management group therapy where clients will be provided with psycho education on common, signs, triggers and cues for anger. Group members will also be taught effective coping skills that can be used to appropriately manage ..."
(774) 241-9600 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01605
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Support for OCD Sufferers
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"This group is a peer-led support group for mature teens and adults who have OCD. This group takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month from 7-9 PM at UMass Medical School (55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01605). The ..."
(781) 971-8274 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01655
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Families of Addicts
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSc, LADC-, CDP, CADC
"Psychoeducation, processing and support for family members touched by addiction "
(508) 338-4797 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01608
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Sexual Assault and Trauma Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"We firmly believe you are not alone! In this group, we define sexual trauma as a past experience in which you were violated. Such violation has caused affected your relationships or any other key part of your day-to-day life. This ..."
(774) 252-9047 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01609
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Substance Addiction Evaluations (Court-Approved)
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC-1, SAP, CADC, CAMS
Verified
"I conduct court-approved alcohol and drug evaluations to identify substance abuse potential and recommend treatment for at-risk or court-ordered individuals. The evaluation is a 60 -90 minute consultation that determines if you need alcohol or drug treatment, and if you ..."
(508) 625-7942 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01608
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(508) 591-8586 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01609
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Working Through Anxieties...
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCH
Verified
"Once three or more persons contact me, this group will focus on individual's skills to practice in order to sense early signs of anxiety in the body; to master behaviors targeting early signs in order to minimize/eliminate them; mild, physical ..."
(774) 221-6116 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01603
Not accepting new clients
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Anger Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
(508) 639-1022 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01602
Not accepting new clients
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"I know I will" Foundations of DBT Group
Counselor, LMHC, LICSW, LADAC, CADAC, LMFT
Verified
"CBT with a focus on Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Tolerating Distress. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT improves emotional and cognitive regulation by learning ..."
(508) 436-2608 
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Group meets in:
Worcester, MA 01608


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