Host: Kate Stephens, MA, LCPC
Group meets in:
Olney, MD 20832
"We offer several support groups for those in recovery or needing more support for an eating disorder. Group members will work on identifying the emotions underlying their eating disorders, discuss how body image impacts their behaviors, self-talk, and emotions and ..."
(301) 771-0648
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Olney, MD 20832
"We offer several support groups for those in recovery or needing more support for an eating disorder. Group members will work on identifying the emotions underlying their eating disorders, discuss how body image impacts their behaviors, self-talk, and emotions and ..."
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Host: Mr. Ian J Bolland, LCPC
Group meets in:
Salisbury, MD 21801
"A group yoga practice with a focus on mindfulness and mental health. Our classes infuse aspects of the eight limbs. You expect to be guided into yoga postures, stretches, guided meditation, and breathing exercises to create a powerful and relaxing ..."
(410) 210-4405
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Salisbury, MD 21801
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"A group yoga practice with a focus on mindfulness and mental health. Our classes infuse aspects of the eight limbs. You expect to be guided into yoga postures, stretches, guided meditation, and breathing exercises to create a powerful and relaxing ..."
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Host: Dr. Ingrid W Matthews, PhD, LCADC
Group meets in:
Frederick, MD 21701
"CIRCLE OF STRENGTH-Anxiety Support Group Tired of feeling on edge about certain life or career demands? Ever feel like your anxiety is holding you back from reaching your full potential or from showing off your talents? Looking for a calm ..."
(240) 523-4980
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Group meets in:
Frederick, MD 21701
"CIRCLE OF STRENGTH-Anxiety Support Group Tired of feeling on edge about certain life or career demands? Ever feel like your anxiety is holding you back from reaching your full potential or from showing off your talents? Looking for a calm ..."
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Host: Barbara Blitzer, MSW, LCSW-C, MEd
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"You are dealing with change. You struggle to make sense of what has happened or just to find the best way to deal with a new situation. It may be that you have experienced an empty nest, a professional or ..."
(301) 852-6123
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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"You are dealing with change. You struggle to make sense of what has happened or just to find the best way to deal with a new situation. It may be that you have experienced an empty nest, a professional or ..."
Host: Catherine Walker, MBA, BSW, CAMS-I, CDVS-I
Group meets in:
Largo, MD 20774
"Adult 8 weeks accelerated "
(301) 804-6775
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Largo, MD 20774
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"Adult 8 weeks accelerated "
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Host: Dr. Dr. Miriam Elizabeth Bowman, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
"TWO GROUPS: TEENS AND TWEENS. Tweens 5:30-6:30, teens 6:45-7:45. Through art and Interactive activities your child will have the skills to:Identify triggers as well as stress & worry in their bodies. Learn & utilize strategies to cope with worries, stress, ..."
(301) 478-8351
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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"TWO GROUPS: TEENS AND TWEENS. Tweens 5:30-6:30, teens 6:45-7:45. Through art and Interactive activities your child will have the skills to:Identify triggers as well as stress & worry in their bodies. Learn & utilize strategies to cope with worries, stress, ..."
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Host: Mrs. Jessica Hackmann, EdS, NCSP, ADHD-CE
Group meets in:
Bel Air, MD 21014
"Does your teen struggle to get started on work just to forget to turn it in? Become overwhelmed by long term assignments? Study for hours and still earn low test scores? If you answered YES to any of these, an ..."
(410) 873-1335
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Group meets in:
Bel Air, MD 21014
"Does your teen struggle to get started on work just to forget to turn it in? Become overwhelmed by long term assignments? Study for hours and still earn low test scores? If you answered YES to any of these, an ..."
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Host: Dr. Ilana Bar-Levav, MD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"Ongoing group of up to 8 people that meets weekly. The group is an interactive "lab" where relationship and other issues that have caused problems in your life can be revealed, explored and worked with in a safe, confidential, and ..."
(301) 918-5646
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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"Ongoing group of up to 8 people that meets weekly. The group is an interactive "lab" where relationship and other issues that have caused problems in your life can be revealed, explored and worked with in a safe, confidential, and ..."
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Host: Mr. Elliott Driscoll, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Towson, MD 21286
"Provides treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Clients attend groups 3-5x/week for 180 minutes/group. Treatment is based on a step down model. Treatment includes group therapy, individual case management, and medication management when appropriate. Treatment is geared towards strengthening ..."
(443) 672-2953
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Group meets in:
Towson, MD 21286
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"Provides treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Clients attend groups 3-5x/week for 180 minutes/group. Treatment is based on a step down model. Treatment includes group therapy, individual case management, and medication management when appropriate. Treatment is geared towards strengthening ..."
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Host: Lacy Mucklow, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT-S, LCPAT, ATCS
Group meets in:
Sykesville, MD 21784
"I am facilitating sessions for supervisees who are pursuing their ATR and/or their LCPAT (Maryland). I am an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board and an Approved Art Therapy Supervisor for LGPATs with the Maryland ..."
(410) 981-9645
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Group meets in:
Sykesville, MD 21784
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"I am facilitating sessions for supervisees who are pursuing their ATR and/or their LCPAT (Maryland). I am an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board and an Approved Art Therapy Supervisor for LGPATs with the Maryland ..."
Host: Danielle Swimm, LCPC
Group meets in:
Annapolis, MD 21401
"A virtual eating disorder support group for young adult women. We're here to help you survive the recovery process and continue to gain food freedom and body confidence. This is an ongoing week virtual group focused on supporting women (and ..."
(410) 280-7211
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Group meets in:
Annapolis, MD 21401
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"A virtual eating disorder support group for young adult women. We're here to help you survive the recovery process and continue to gain food freedom and body confidence. This is an ongoing week virtual group focused on supporting women (and ..."
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Host: Dr. Jaime M Fenton Ph.D., PhD, LLC
Group meets in:
Towson, MD 21204
"Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a research support approach found to help individuals who have a history of depression, anxiety & trouble coping with stress. Research has found MBCT to be as effective as anti-depressants. This 9-week online workshop ..."
(443) 732-0918
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Group meets in:
Towson, MD 21204
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"Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a research support approach found to help individuals who have a history of depression, anxiety & trouble coping with stress. Research has found MBCT to be as effective as anti-depressants. This 9-week online workshop ..."
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Host: Joanne Lynch-Bachbauer, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20850
"This group engages the body in unlocking each person's capacity for healing. As the body is enlivened - through breath work, dance and stress positions - physical blocks are identified and emotional states are released. This group incorporates Core Energetics, ..."
(301) 861-3914
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20850
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"This group engages the body in unlocking each person's capacity for healing. As the body is enlivened - through breath work, dance and stress positions - physical blocks are identified and emotional states are released. This group incorporates Core Energetics, ..."
Host: Evan Harris, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Columbia, MD 21046
"Are you looking for an interactive way for your 14-18 year old to learn new social skills? This adventurous group may be for you! We're using an online Dungeons & Dragons role playing game layout to teach cooperation, team building, ..."
(410) 623-3930
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Columbia, MD 21046
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"Are you looking for an interactive way for your 14-18 year old to learn new social skills? This adventurous group may be for you! We're using an online Dungeons & Dragons role playing game layout to teach cooperation, team building, ..."
Host: Ms. Bonnie Triantafillos, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 524-0296
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Group meets in:
Frederick, MD 21701
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Host: Dr. Stefanie Gilbert, PhD
Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
"This group is comprised of young women between the ages of 25 and 40 who are recovering from an eating disorder. The group focuses on offering support and on establishing emotional connections with others who are struggling. All members must ..."
(202) 817-2168
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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"This group is comprised of young women between the ages of 25 and 40 who are recovering from an eating disorder. The group focuses on offering support and on establishing emotional connections with others who are struggling. All members must ..."
Photo of Carol Mettus LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Carol Mettus, MSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Frederick, MD 21701
(202) 568-8719
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Group meets in:
Frederick, MD 21701
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Host: Mrs. Elaine Fankam, NP Psyc
Group meets in:
Greenbelt, MD 20770
"outpatient group for adults "
(301) 220-2842
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Group meets in:
Greenbelt, MD 20770
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"outpatient group for adults "
Host: Caroline Anderson, MSN, CRNP-, PMH
Group meets in:
Ijamsville, MD 21754
"Silver Psychotherapy believes in providing evidence based practice to inspire lasting change. We provide services for adults, adolescents, children and families within Frederick and Montgomery Counties. It is conveniently located in Ijamsville, Maryland, off of Route 355 and the 270 ..."
(240) 679-8346
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Group meets in:
Ijamsville, MD 21754
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"Silver Psychotherapy believes in providing evidence based practice to inspire lasting change. We provide services for adults, adolescents, children and families within Frederick and Montgomery Counties. It is conveniently located in Ijamsville, Maryland, off of Route 355 and the 270 ..."
Host: Dr. Michael Milgraum, PhD, JD
Group meets in:
Kensington, MD 20895
"Men are socialized to be goal driven and emotionally controlled and often have difficulty identifying their emotional needs or clearly expressing them in relationships. This group offers a safe space to explore needs and discover commonalities, indeed, a fellowship that ..."
(301) 980-3997
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Group meets in:
Kensington, MD 20895
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"Men are socialized to be goal driven and emotionally controlled and often have difficulty identifying their emotional needs or clearly expressing them in relationships. This group offers a safe space to explore needs and discover commonalities, indeed, a fellowship that ..."

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