Support Groups in Maine

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Adult DBT Skills Groups
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Psychology Specialists of Maine is currently holding five weekly ONLINE dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills groups. DBT is an evidence-based treatment approach traditionally recommended for borderline personality disorder; however, research suggests that this model is appropriate for clients struggling generally ..."
(207) 747-3311 
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Group meets in:
Brunswick, ME 04011
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COVID-19 Mental Health Support Group
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, MA
Verified
"Telehealth Group IS CURRENTLY FULL. This group will explore different modalities and practices, including Internal Family Systems, Imago dialoguing techniques for improving communication, mindfulness and expressive arts therapies. These are uncharted waters! Let’s learn some tools and make some supportive ..."
(207) 605-8220 
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Group meets in:
Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Adults on the spectrum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin, PhD
Verified
"For autistic adults who need help with interactive issues and self-esteem. "
(855) 979-7535 
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Group meets in:
Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Eastern Maine Autism Caregivers Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCS
Verified
"Online web-based Facebook support group "
(207) 819-8604 
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Group meets in:
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Waitlist for new clients
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Mens Group
Counselor, LCPC, LADC
Verified
"I offer a time limited mens group focused on emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The group meets every other week for six sessions. The group is a combination of process and education. A theme is selected for the session. Conversation and ..."
(207) 747-3156 
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Group meets in:
Portland, ME 04101
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Pesso Boyden Psychomotor System[PBSP]
Counselor, MS, MEd
Verified
"Pesso Boyden Psychomotor System[PBSP] is a highly respected mind-body therapy which utilizes role-playing [or reenactment] to access and process experiences from the past that continue to influence present day emotions, attitudes, expectations and decisions. Within this role-playing structure which offers ..."
(207) 370-4980 
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Group meets in:
Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Clinical supervision
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
"Supervision for newly licensed mental health providers. "
(207) 747-3831 
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Group meets in:
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Working with Men in groups
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
"At this time of COVID 19 we are having no group counseling. "
(207) 805-7356 
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Group meets in:
Saco, ME 04072
Not accepting new clients
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Interpersonal Process Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The Online Interpersonal Process Group at Psychology Specialists of Maine provides a safe and supportive environment in which individuals who experience unsatisfying relationships with themselves or others can practice new ways of engaging. This focused, brief group may be a ..."
(207) 209-2402 
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Group meets in:
Brunswick, ME 04011
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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - Skills Training
LMSW-CC
Verified
"Skills training group (adolescent and adult) provides fun, interactive, complimentary psychoeducation, and essential DBT group modules. DBT Skill Training includes decreasing impulsivity, harmful behaviors (self & others), emotional dysregulation, and interpersonal conflict resolution. The program follows the DBT model of ..."
(844) 451-0305 
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Group meets in:
Bangor, ME 04401
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Women's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
"A Women's Group for women wishing to make changes in themselves and create healthier relationships in their lives. We use Melody Beattie's book The Language of Letting Go to begin discussions of codependency issues regarding setting boundaries, empowering oneself, learning ..."
(207) 358-6257 
Group meets in:
Eliot, ME 03903
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Women's Intimacy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-cc, MBA
Verified
"OUR WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP ARE CURRENTLY FULL. Please contact heti@gwi.net to be placed on our waitlist. Weekly peer support group to connect with other women through compassionate conversation. Experience the healing power of connection through a kind community while cultivating ..."
(207) 544-4194 
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Group meets in:
Portland, ME 04101
Waitlist for new clients
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Eating Mindfully
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
"I am starting a group where eating less is the focus, using mindfulness, cognitive restructuring and material from a Course in miracles. Looking for 6-8 participants. "
 
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Group meets in:
Rockland, ME 04841
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Life Transitions
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, EAS-C, CIR-C
Verified
"In addition to working with a provider one-on-one, I have found that clients experiencing a variety of life transitions receive much added support and opportunity for keener growth when connecting with other individuals in a group setting. The optimal size ..."
(207) 307-2720 
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Group meets in:
Bangor, ME 04401
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Introduction to Mindfulness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
"We all know that we need to “relax” and “be in the moment,” but finding the time can be difficult in our fast-paced world. Even if we did find the time to relax, where would we start? This group will ..."
(207) 520-2160 
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Group meets in:
Lewiston, ME 04240
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Wild Hearted Women-Support and Community Group
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
"Spring Session starts 4/20/22 Visit www.nikkiyardy.com FMI This group for the unique needs of women is a space to connect with other women like you, led by a licensed professional. Come as you are, be seen and heard. We discuss ..."
(207) 387-8130 
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Group meets in:
Portland, ME 04101
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You Can Heal Your Life Women's Study Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
"This study group is based on Louise Hay's book You Can Heal Your Life. I am certified to offer her groups and workshops. The group is offered once a year, usually starts in the fall and meets for 10 weeks. ..."
(207) 653-7885 
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Group meets in:
Westbrook, ME 04092
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Clinical Supervision for mental health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"This is an opportunity to join a group of other various mental health professionals in discussing cases, ideas around mental health service delivery and creative interventions with clients. It is a safe space to gather and gain the clinical supervision ..."
(651) 460-9519 
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Group meets in:
Surry, ME 04684
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
"Minfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is designed for people who suffer from recurrent episodes of depression and anxiety. Cutting-edge, mind-body research has shown that a blend of mindfulness meditation practices and cognitive therapy techniques can dramatically bolster recovery and prevent relapse. The ..."
(207) 607-4022 
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Group meets in:
Brunswick, ME 04011
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Strong Like A Mother (Pregnancy)
Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C, LADC
Verified
"A weekly virtual counseling group for new mothers and birthing parents as they navigate all the highs and lows of pregnancy. Currently accepting new members, limited to 8 people. "
(207) 203-4213 
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Group meets in:
Kennebunk, ME 04043



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