Support Groups in Worcester, MA

Partial Hospitalization
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 ...
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Hosted by Hospital for Behavioral Medicine
Treatment Center
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Group meets in Worcester, MA 01606
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 View (774) 214-2845
1. Substance Abuse, 2. Depression, 3. Anger
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 ...
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Hosted by Paul Harris Sandman
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01605
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 View (774) 768-0617
America's Monthly Virtual Soul Community
After sitting with a dream of a Phoenix since the 9/11/01 attacks in NYC, Virginia Swain began America's Soul Community with the Phoenix, the Soul of America and the world. From 7:00-8:30 pm first Mondays monthly. participants co-create the rebirth ...
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Hosted by Career and Life Direction Coach
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01609
After sitting with a dream of a Phoenix since the 9/11/01 attacks in NYC, Virginia Swain began America's Soul Community with the Phoenix, the Soul of America and the world. From 7:00-8:30 pm first Mondays monthly. participants co-create the rebirth ...
(508) 591-8586 View (508) 591-8586
Cultivating the Meta-skills for Connection - March
March 25, 2023 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Cost - $75 per Couple. Join us as we explore Relationship Meta-skills using an Embodied Relationship approach. Relationship Meta-skills, inherent in each of us, when skillfully used, support connection even when the ...
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Hosted by Anna Smith
ACCEP, ERM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01606
March 25, 2023 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Cost - $75 per Couple. Join us as we explore Relationship Meta-skills using an Embodied Relationship approach. Relationship Meta-skills, inherent in each of us, when skillfully used, support connection even when the ...
(508) 928-9069 View (508) 928-9069
Dual Diagnosis
Clients are taught about psychiatric disorders and substance use (dual disorders), the recovery process from dual disorders and coping skills to prevent relapse.
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Hosted by Marcia Joan Amarsingh
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSc, LADC- 1, CDP, CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01608
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 View (508) 338-4797
New Mothers Support
** 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 ...
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Hosted by Rachel Gaillard Smook
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01609
** 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 View (508) 925-0530
Conquering Panic Disorder
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 ...
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Hosted by J R Casey Counseling & Hypnosis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01603
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 View (774) 221-6116
Relapse Prevention
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Hosted by Christopher A. Cimmino, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 639-1022 View (508) 639-1022
Enlightened Interventions
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Hosted by Danielle DaRocha
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01608
(774) 315-1987 View (774) 315-1987
Relapse Prevention
Assisting clients with combatting the barriers to maintaining recovery from substance.
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Hosted by Lexington Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01601
Assisting clients with combatting the barriers to maintaining recovery from substance.
(508) 213-0891 View (508) 213-0891
Virtual Individual and Group Career/LIfe Direction
Virtual career coaching: Groups begin soon.Eight sessions of 2 hours each. Individual Career Support also offered. Drawing on 30 years of career coaching. I help you find a meaningful job or career, use professional assessment tools, a mission statement, cover ...
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Hosted by Career and Life Direction Coach
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01609
Virtual career coaching: Groups begin soon.Eight sessions of 2 hours each. Individual Career Support also offered. Drawing on 30 years of career coaching. I help you find a meaningful job or career, use professional assessment tools, a mission statement, cover ...
(508) 591-8586 View (508) 591-8586
If you love someone with Bipolar. (In January.)
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
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Hosted by Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01610
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
Anger Management
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Hosted by Christopher A. Cimmino, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 639-1022 View (508) 639-1022
Working Through Anxieties...
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 ...
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Hosted by J R Casey Counseling & Hypnosis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01603
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 View (774) 221-6116
Families of Addicts
Psychoeducation, processing and support for family members touched by addiction
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Hosted by Marcia Joan Amarsingh
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSc, LADC- 1, CDP, CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01608
Psychoeducation, processing and support for family members touched by addiction
(508) 338-4797 View (508) 338-4797
Sexual Assault and Trauma Healing
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 ...
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Hosted by Abide Intergratives
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
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Group meets in Worcester, MA 01609
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 View (774) 252-9047
If you love someone with Bipolar. (In January.)
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
Photo of Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Worcester, MA
Hosted by Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01608
If you love someone with Bipolar, you might feel overwhelmed: You’re struggling with stuff that’s way beyond your control. But we are here–for you–others going through the same thing, and professionals who care and can help. In service to you, I'm eager ...
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
Changes throughout Lifespan
Focuses on developmental changes, aging, illness and facing death
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Hosted by Marcia Joan Amarsingh
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSc, LADC- 1, CDP, CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01608
Focuses on developmental changes, aging, illness and facing death
(508) 338-4797 View (508) 338-4797
Parent Substance Abuse Educational Group
This group will provide education regarding adolescent substance abuse; determining use and appropriate education/treatment. This is a psycho educational group designed to assist parents who are concerned about their child's use, or want to educate their children regarding current adolescent ...
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Hosted by Christopher A. Cimmino, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01602
This group will provide education regarding adolescent substance abuse; determining use and appropriate education/treatment. This is a psycho educational group designed to assist parents who are concerned about their child's use, or want to educate their children regarding current adolescent ...
(508) 639-1022 View (508) 639-1022
DBT Skills Group for Young Adults - Virtual
The goal of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is to “build a life worth living.” One of the modes for achieving this goal is to learn skills. Much like building a motorcycle, when we have the right tools and skill sets, ...
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Hosted by LIKEMIND Mental Health & Wellness, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Worcester, MA 01608
The goal of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is to “build a life worth living.” One of the modes for achieving this goal is to learn skills. Much like building a motorcycle, when we have the right tools and skill sets, ...
(508) 841-3038 View (508) 841-3038

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Worcester?

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.