Support Groups in Maine

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Photo of Judith Hatch-Orme, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maine
"Your Story Didn't Start with You" - virtual
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Inherited family trauma shapes who we are, how we connect & parent....We either confront it or pass it on to our children. We'll address family-of-origin experiences - to understand generational patterns & childhood wounds, affecting our present relationships - as ..."
(603) 476-3560
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Group meets in:
Camden, ME 04843
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Adult DBT Skills Groups
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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
Photo of Cary Rae Millbury, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maine
Body in Mind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"We provide Telehealth outpatient group mental health therapy to individuals struggling with eating disorders, distorted eating and body dysmorphia. Therapist use cognitive behavioral therapy-enhanced approach that is module based discussing topics from weight, shape, size and eating. Patients will learn ..."
(207) 477-7331
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Group meets in:
Vienna, ME 04360
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Women and Relationships
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, MS, CCS
Verified
Verified
"These ongoing weekly groups (age 18-30) provide a safe (currently online) space to explore relationship dynamics. Through empathic listening, vulnerable sharing and rigorous honesty, members start to experience a shift in the circle- and their lives. Sharing perspectives with each ..."
(207) 518-7042
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Group meets in:
Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Marylee Bennison, Counselor in Maine
www.livingmerrily.com
Counselor, LCPC, KCYT
Verified
Verified
"An interactive skills based approach to living joyfully. All upcoming workshops will be listed at www.livingmerrily.com. Sleep skills, anxiety skills, changing thoughts and allowing emotion skills. "
(207) 640-2254
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Group meets in:
Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Elisabeth Heij, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maine
Grief Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
(570) 995-2728
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Group meets in:
Portland, ME 04103
Not accepting new clients
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Trauma Recovery
LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Trauma should never be dealt with in isolation. Especially trauma related to relationships. Were you abused as a child, experienced domestic violence...those relationships damaged your ability to feel safe. In trauma recovery, it is so important to re-learn relationships and ..."
(207) 288-7975
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Group meets in:
Gorham, ME 04038
Photo of Ryan P. Shannon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maine
Introduction to Mindfulness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
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
Photo of Susan D Scott, Counselor in Maine
Over 50! Women's Issues Group
Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Meet the challenges of this post menopause body. Gather with other women who are dealing with feeling differently about being a wife, mother, daughter or worker. This is time to work on issues long put on "hold". This group is ..."
(207) 517-2395
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Group meets in:
Scarborough, ME 04074
Photo of Hope Hanron, Counselor in Maine
Women's 12th Step Support Therapy Group: ONLINE,
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC, TIRF
Verified
Verified
"Welcome !!! This twelve week course will utilize the book " The Artists Way, A spiritual path to higher creativity." By Julia Cameron. This is a perfect way to learn how to take care of yourself while helping to take ..."
(207) 730-2870
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Group meets in:
Biddeford, ME 04005
Photo of June Thornton-Marsh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maine
Relationship Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This zoom group that provides a safe and confidential place to learn how to: * Create and Sustain Powerful and Fulfilling Relationships * Overcome your hesitancy to open up and share yourself with another * Practice relationship as a reflecting ..."
(207) 517-0143
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Group meets in:
Waterville, ME 04901
Photo of Michael Tartaglia, Psychologist in Maine
Interpersonal Process Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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
Photo of Este Underdown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maine
Eating Mindfully
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
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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205 Ocean Avenue
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
(207) 808-0428
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Group meets in:
Portland, ME 04103
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Tom Allan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maine
Mens Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified
Verified
"Men's Group is a place to get support around learning clear communication skills, relationship building, developing emotional intelligence and learning to ask for and accept help. This is a closed group. An assessment by the facilitator is required for admission ..."
(207) 245-1440
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Group meets in:
Portland, ME 04103
Not accepting new clients
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Mary Lou McManus-Richter, Counselor in Maine
Grief and Hope
Counselor, RN, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"This is a group that meets to discuss issues of grief and loss in a safe setting. ON HOLD Please call about individual counseling at this time. "
(207) 747-3136
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Group meets in:
Gray, ME 04039
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Photo of Karen Ryla, Counselor in Maine
Life Transitions
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CEAP, CIR-C
Verified
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
Photo of Melissa L Thornton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Maine
Women's Retreats
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Women's Retreats will be held at the Bold Colorful Life Retreat Center in Boothbay and will be 3 day retreats and week-long retreats. Topics include: 'Life Purpose', 'Return of the Alpha Female' and 'Bold Colorful Life'. Each Retreat includes work on ..."
(203) 312-7964
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Group meets in:
Boothbay, ME 04537
Photo of Kate Hanley White, Psychologist in Maine
Women's DBT Skills Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"I currently holding weekly online dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills group for adult women on Mondays 4:30pm to 6:00pm and coed groups on Tuesdays 9:00am to 10:30am, and Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:30pm. I accept new clients are the start of ..."
(207) 707-3599
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Group meets in:
Brunswick, ME 04011
Photo of James Basile, Counselor in Maine
Parents of children with ADD/ADHD
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"This group is for parents of children with the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, or children with behavioral issues. The topics discussed will be effective parenting, parenting to the strengths of the child, stress management for parents. "
(207) 358-4546
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Group meets in:
Brunswick, ME 04011

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.