Support Groups in Maine

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Mens Group
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 ...
Hosted by Tom Allan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04103
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 View (207) 245-1440
The Other Side of the Closet
This group is an opportunity for men and women to explore the difficult and challenging transition in their lives when their spouse or partner comes out of the closet as a lesbian or gay man.
Hosted by Norma Kraus-Eule Counseling and Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
This group is an opportunity for men and women to explore the difficult and challenging transition in their lives when their spouse or partner comes out of the closet as a lesbian or gay man.
(207) 358-4509 View (207) 358-4509
Women's Trauma Recovery Group
An 10-week Process and support group for women who've experience sexual abuse, sexual assault or intimate partner violence. Facilitated by women's mental health and trauma specialist, Laura Balin, LCSW
Hosted by Virago Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in South Portland, ME 04106
An 10-week Process and support group for women who've experience sexual abuse, sexual assault or intimate partner violence. Facilitated by women's mental health and trauma specialist, Laura Balin, LCSW
(207) 306-2972 View (207) 306-2972
Women's Group (This group is closed at this time)
Empowering Equine for Transcending Women is a therapeutic group designed to address the unique issues that are relevant to women. This group utilizes a blend of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and traditional group therapy, techniques. Areas Explored in session may consist ...
Hosted by April Cloutier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Liberty, ME 04949
Empowering Equine for Transcending Women is a therapeutic group designed to address the unique issues that are relevant to women. This group utilizes a blend of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and traditional group therapy, techniques. Areas Explored in session may consist ...
(855) 953-0642 View (855) 953-0642
Grief Group
Hosted by Elisabeth Heij
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04103
(570) 995-2728 View (570) 995-2728
Adult DBT Skills Group
DBT groups are recommended if you experience longstanding difficulties with managing emotions, such as intense negative emotions, emotional lability, suicidal and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, difficulty tolerating distress, and/or related problems in relationships. DBT is not recommended if you have ...
Hosted by Chelsea M Cogan
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
DBT groups are recommended if you experience longstanding difficulties with managing emotions, such as intense negative emotions, emotional lability, suicidal and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, difficulty tolerating distress, and/or related problems in relationships. DBT is not recommended if you have ...
(207) 994-5236 View (207) 994-5236
Coming soon! Sexuality Ed. for Adults with IDs
Hosted by UCP of Maine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 656-1962 View (207) 656-1962
Substance Counseling
Group Life Coaching is for individuals who would benefit from sharing their experiences, insights and feedback from others in a group setting. Learn skills to successfully manage major life transitions and facing the unknown with resilience. Supporting yourself and others, ...
Hosted by Cheryl Hartford
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, LSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mexico, ME 04257
Group Life Coaching is for individuals who would benefit from sharing their experiences, insights and feedback from others in a group setting. Learn skills to successfully manage major life transitions and facing the unknown with resilience. Supporting yourself and others, ...
(207) 806-5927 View (207) 806-5927
Parenting
This is a Telehealth group to offer support to parents who are struggling with daily life, or who are wanting to learn new skills or improve on existing skills. We will discuss co-parenting, screen addictions, self-care, substance use, peer-pressure, eating ...
Hosted by Healing Tide Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in South Portland, ME 04106
This is a Telehealth group to offer support to parents who are struggling with daily life, or who are wanting to learn new skills or improve on existing skills. We will discuss co-parenting, screen addictions, self-care, substance use, peer-pressure, eating ...
(207) 222-7906 View (207) 222-7906
Adults on the spectrum
For autistic adults who need help with interactive issues and self-esteem.
Hosted by Wilma Elaine Wake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kennebunk, ME 04043
For autistic adults who need help with interactive issues and self-esteem.
(207) 305-9243 View (207) 305-9243
Unstoppable Dream Recovery Circle
I run Unstoppable Dream Recovery Circles for women recovering from all the things, trauma, codependency, substance use disorder, disordered eating, ptsd, people pleasing, etc. This is for any woman seeking connection with like-minded individuals who want to release old paradigms ...
Hosted by Marybeth Murphy
BSN RN
Verified Verified
Group meets in York, ME 03909
I run Unstoppable Dream Recovery Circles for women recovering from all the things, trauma, codependency, substance use disorder, disordered eating, ptsd, people pleasing, etc. This is for any woman seeking connection with like-minded individuals who want to release old paradigms ...
(207) 407-5161 View (207) 407-5161
Coming Home
Coming Home is a six-week trauma healing support group that integrates Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), Practical Neuroscience, and East-West Psychology. This is an experiential, tool-based group to help regulate the nervous system and align the heart, mind, and body in order ...
Hosted by Alexandra Whitney
PhD, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newcastle, ME 04553
Coming Home is a six-week trauma healing support group that integrates Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), Practical Neuroscience, and East-West Psychology. This is an experiential, tool-based group to help regulate the nervous system and align the heart, mind, and body in order ...
(207) 803-6481 View (207) 803-6481
Peace Behavioral Health
A boutique Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology practice located in Saco/Biddeford Maine and serving the greater Portland Maine area with in-person visits in addition to all of Maine via telehealth. We can often offer same-week appointments, medication and ...
Hosted by Dr. Nicolas Sikaczowski
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saco, ME 04072
A boutique Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology practice located in Saco/Biddeford Maine and serving the greater Portland Maine area with in-person visits in addition to all of Maine via telehealth. We can often offer same-week appointments, medication and ...
(207) 690-6306 View (207) 690-6306
Pride Therapy Group
An 18+ group therapy space that allows folks to connect with other members of the LGBTQIA+ community and process their experiences in a group environment. Group topics could include: coming out, experiencing microaggressions, living authentically in the current sociopolitical climate, ...
Hosted by Alyssa Hamilton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Livermore Falls, ME 04254
An 18+ group therapy space that allows folks to connect with other members of the LGBTQIA+ community and process their experiences in a group environment. Group topics could include: coming out, experiencing microaggressions, living authentically in the current sociopolitical climate, ...
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Men's Group
This is a group for male-identified persons with the purposes of providing a safe, supportive, and confidential space to discuss issues of men’s identity including but not limited to: Mental Health, Relationships, Work, Self-Care, Meaning and Purpose, Family, Culture, Sex ...
Hosted by Roland B. Mendiola
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04103
This is a group for male-identified persons with the purposes of providing a safe, supportive, and confidential space to discuss issues of men’s identity including but not limited to: Mental Health, Relationships, Work, Self-Care, Meaning and Purpose, Family, Culture, Sex ...
(207) 517-2390 View (207) 517-2390
Strong Like A Mother (Pregnancy)
Once monthly in-person facilitated support group offered in person every 4th Friday of each month. Email hello@brandyrogers.com and go to www.brandyrogers.com for more information.
Hosted by Brandy Rogers
Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Biddeford, ME 04005
Once monthly in-person facilitated support group offered in person every 4th Friday of each month. Email hello@brandyrogers.com and go to www.brandyrogers.com for more information.
(207) 203-4213 View (207) 203-4213
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
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 ...
Hosted by Martha J Barry
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brunswick, ME 04011
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) 204-3955 View (207) 204-3955
Eastern Maine Autism Caregivers Support
Online web-based Facebook support group
Hosted by Pyramid Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCS, CSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ellsworth, ME 04605
Online web-based Facebook support group
(207) 819-8604 View (207) 819-8604
Grief Soup - supporting grieving children
Supporting children who have lost a parent.
Hosted by Play Warriors, Inc.
MS, CCLS, RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bridgton, ME 04009
Supporting children who have lost a parent.
(207) 387-7366 View (207) 387-7366
Family Constellation Workshops
Next group workshop June 1st, 2024: Family Constellation Work is a groundbreaking approach that helps free you from unwanted repetitive patterns, emotions and family entanglements that are negatively impacting your life, work or relationships. It illuminates unconscious dynamics and unresolved ...
Hosted by Anna C. W. Aurora
Counselor, MA Psy, LCPC-c, CPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Camden, ME 04843
Next group workshop June 1st, 2024: Family Constellation Work is a groundbreaking approach that helps free you from unwanted repetitive patterns, emotions and family entanglements that are negatively impacting your life, work or relationships. It illuminates unconscious dynamics and unresolved ...
(207) 218-0544 View (207) 218-0544
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Maine?

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.