Support Groups in Massachusetts

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Virtual Caregiver DBT Workshops
Psychoeducation surrounding adolescent mental health, self injury and emotion dysregulation. Learn the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and how to have more effective interactions with your teens. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavior therapy that is recognized as ...
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Hosted by Alexa Ventresco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Middleborough, MA 02346
Psychoeducation surrounding adolescent mental health, self injury and emotion dysregulation. Learn the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and how to have more effective interactions with your teens. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavior therapy that is recognized as ...
(508) 374-9531 View (508) 374-9531
Free to Be Me
This 8 week, in-person, supportive social skills group offers pre-tweens and tweens the opportunity to learn conversation, friendship, and social problem-solving skills, as well as effective strategies for managing and tolerating anxiety in social settings. Participants will explore the anxious ...
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Hosted by Dr. Donna Salusti
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woburn, MA 01801
This 8 week, in-person, supportive social skills group offers pre-tweens and tweens the opportunity to learn conversation, friendship, and social problem-solving skills, as well as effective strategies for managing and tolerating anxiety in social settings. Participants will explore the anxious ...
(339) 201-9912 View (339) 201-9912
Self-Esteem Group for Girls
Calling all Girls ages 11-14! Join us for an 8 week In-Person therapeutic group focused on Self-esteem, led by Jocelynn MacGregor, LICSW and Alyssa Johnson, LICSW. We will discuss challenges commonly impacting middle school girls in order to build confidence ...
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Hosted by Renewal Counseling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Whitman, MA 02382
Calling all Girls ages 11-14! Join us for an 8 week In-Person therapeutic group focused on Self-esteem, led by Jocelynn MacGregor, LICSW and Alyssa Johnson, LICSW. We will discuss challenges commonly impacting middle school girls in order to build confidence ...
(781) 208-5905 View (781) 208-5905
Psychodrama: Therapy in Action
*** New Monday Group Starting June 3, 2024 *** Experiential group therapy integrates psychodrama, sociometry, sensory awareness, spontaneity, and creativity to invoke the balance between mind, body, and spirit. When this balance is achieved, deep healing can take place. In ...
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Hosted by Joel Thayer
Counselor, LMHC, MFA, JD, CP, PAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Franklin, MA 02038
*** New Monday Group Starting June 3, 2024 *** Experiential group therapy integrates psychodrama, sociometry, sensory awareness, spontaneity, and creativity to invoke the balance between mind, body, and spirit. When this balance is achieved, deep healing can take place. In ...
(774) 203-4105 View (774) 203-4105
Parent Support Groups for Parents of LD Children
The inevitable challenges associated with parenting a learning disabled child may be rich opportunities for personal growth. We explore these opportunities in a structured, and supportive group environment. Participation in a parent support group provides three forms of support: 1) ...
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Hosted by Kate Scott
EdD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
The inevitable challenges associated with parenting a learning disabled child may be rich opportunities for personal growth. We explore these opportunities in a structured, and supportive group environment. Participation in a parent support group provides three forms of support: 1) ...
(617) 812-4749 View (617) 812-4749
Young Adult Group
This therapy group is geared towards young adults and college-aged folks who are struggling in some way (ie: depression, focus/concentration, relationship issues, social anxiety, anger problems) and are looking to understand themselves and their behavior in a new way. Please ...
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Hosted by Caleb Englander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
This therapy group is geared towards young adults and college-aged folks who are struggling in some way (ie: depression, focus/concentration, relationship issues, social anxiety, anger problems) and are looking to understand themselves and their behavior in a new way. Please ...
(617) 231-7327 View (617) 231-7327
KAP Maintenance Treatment Group
After the initial basic series of KAP sessions, clients may be able participate in our KAP Group sessions. These are KAP sessions in small groups (5-7 participants) that last @ 3 hours, in which participants do the medicine (lozenges) with ...
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Hosted by The Center for Healing Journeys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Northampton, MA 01060
After the initial basic series of KAP sessions, clients may be able participate in our KAP Group sessions. These are KAP sessions in small groups (5-7 participants) that last @ 3 hours, in which participants do the medicine (lozenges) with ...
(413) 324-5611 View (413) 324-5611
South Shore Coaching and Counseling
We are a group of professional woman working collaboratively each having our own expertise and skill sets to facilitate real change in both men and woman. Specializing in relationship coaching, codependency, sex addiction, life transitions and mindfulness practices. We often ...
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Hosted by Lauren Smith
CPC, RLT, DARTT, Neuro
Verified Verified
Group meets in Duxbury, MA 02332
We are a group of professional woman working collaboratively each having our own expertise and skill sets to facilitate real change in both men and woman. Specializing in relationship coaching, codependency, sex addiction, life transitions and mindfulness practices. We often ...
(781) 336-0047 View (781) 336-0047
Food Allergy Parenting and Anxiety Telehealth
The Food Allergy Parenting and Anxiety Support and Skills Group will be starting on Thursday March 14th from 7-8pm via telehealth. The group will focus on building cognitive behavioral skills to help build confidence and decrease anxiety and isolation due ...
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Hosted by Emile Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Wellesley, MA 02481
The Food Allergy Parenting and Anxiety Support and Skills Group will be starting on Thursday March 14th from 7-8pm via telehealth. The group will focus on building cognitive behavioral skills to help build confidence and decrease anxiety and isolation due ...
(781) 390-4341 View (781) 390-4341
Women's Interpersonal Process Group
This co-led women’s group is an ongoing interpersonal process group for identifying females wanting to connect and work on open communication with other women regarding life challenges, relationships, personal and work identities, life transitions, struggles with intimacy, and stressors in ...
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Hosted by Natasha Khoury
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
This co-led women’s group is an ongoing interpersonal process group for identifying females wanting to connect and work on open communication with other women regarding life challenges, relationships, personal and work identities, life transitions, struggles with intimacy, and stressors in ...
(508) 286-6083 View (508) 286-6083
Mom Moments
What an incredible experience to bring a child into the world! It is simply magical though extremely exhausting and "everything" is not in the book "What to Expect The First Year." No new mom needs to feel alone as she ...
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Hosted by Sharlene Swainamer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeville, MA 02347
What an incredible experience to bring a child into the world! It is simply magical though extremely exhausting and "everything" is not in the book "What to Expect The First Year." No new mom needs to feel alone as she ...
(508) 213-9782 View (508) 213-9782
FTM Gender Queer Questioning and connection
This is a group for people who are living in or interested in a gender identity that is different than the one assigned at birth. It is a group that recognizes gender as among the most personal and the most ...
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Hosted by The Meeting Point
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
This is a group for people who are living in or interested in a gender identity that is different than the one assigned at birth. It is a group that recognizes gender as among the most personal and the most ...
(508) 455-5244 View (508) 455-5244
Family and Friends Virtual Support Group
Watching your loved one struggle with addiction can be heartbreaking, but as they begin to heal, you must also embark on your own journey of recovery. For all involved, having a strong support system is key. This virtual support group ...
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Hosted by Mountainside Addiction Treatment Center
LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ashley Falls, MA 01222
Watching your loved one struggle with addiction can be heartbreaking, but as they begin to heal, you must also embark on your own journey of recovery. For all involved, having a strong support system is key. This virtual support group ...
(413) 269-8517 View (413) 269-8517
First Responders
Our weekly sessions aim to address the challenges faced both on and off duty. The group aims to discuss various subjects, including (but not exclusively): Work Environment Stressors (Administration/Colleague s/Career), Work-Life Balance , Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, Self-Care, Burnout, Addiction.
Photo of Steve Bisson, Counselor in Massachusetts
Hosted by Steve Bisson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Holliston, MA 01746
Our weekly sessions aim to address the challenges faced both on and off duty. The group aims to discuss various subjects, including (but not exclusively): Work Environment Stressors (Administration/Colleague s/Career), Work-Life Balance , Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, Self-Care, Burnout, Addiction.
(508) 928-9041 View (508) 928-9041
Grief Recovery
The group is a 10 week group helping people with the Grief Recovery book written by John James and Russell Friedman. Helps people work through loses,trauma and broken relationships.
Hosted by Robert H Kerr
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hyannis, MA 02601
The group is a 10 week group helping people with the Grief Recovery book written by John James and Russell Friedman. Helps people work through loses,trauma and broken relationships.
(508) 213-8211 View (508) 213-8211
Anger Management-adults
8-week certificate class focusing on how both the environment and genetics contribute to our anger style. Understanding our "world view" the way we perceive situations, the development of our core beliefs, fight or flight, (brain wiring) and then strategies to ...
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Hosted by Donna Merrill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chicopee, MA 01020
8-week certificate class focusing on how both the environment and genetics contribute to our anger style. Understanding our "world view" the way we perceive situations, the development of our core beliefs, fight or flight, (brain wiring) and then strategies to ...
(413) 213-3876 View (413) 213-3876
Authentic Alignment: 6 wk closed series-Spots open
March 11th- April 15th, 2020. Integrating ancient wisdom and current mental health modalities, we offer teachings and deep experiential practices that direct you to the path of living in authentic alignment. We are dedicated to what it really means to ...
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Hosted by Carmen Dominguez
LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, MA 02474
March 11th- April 15th, 2020. Integrating ancient wisdom and current mental health modalities, we offer teachings and deep experiential practices that direct you to the path of living in authentic alignment. We are dedicated to what it really means to ...
(339) 218-3561 View (339) 218-3561
Embracing the Child, Healing the Adult (Women)
In a 12-session telehealth group for female survivors of childhood trauma, we explore the impact of abuse, neglect, abandonment and trauma. The primary focus is on understanding adult challenges and automatic reactions, practicing healing tools and processing the emotions that ...
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Hosted by Carmen Pepicelli
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
In a 12-session telehealth group for female survivors of childhood trauma, we explore the impact of abuse, neglect, abandonment and trauma. The primary focus is on understanding adult challenges and automatic reactions, practicing healing tools and processing the emotions that ...
(978) 237-4730 View (978) 237-4730
Postpardum Depression & Anxiety
We have a postpartum depression and anxiety group beginning on September 8th, running virtually & weekly on WEDNESDAYS at 4.30 p.m.! Please contact us if you would like to be a part of this! We look forward to meeting you ...
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Hosted by Inspiring Insight
Counselor, LMHC, CAGS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Plainville, MA 02762
We have a postpartum depression and anxiety group beginning on September 8th, running virtually & weekly on WEDNESDAYS at 4.30 p.m.! Please contact us if you would like to be a part of this! We look forward to meeting you ...
(508) 213-9184 View (508) 213-9184
Virtual/Online Transgender/Non-Binary/Questioning
OPEN TO MA, CT, ME and NH residents. Having an ongoing community of people with a shared experience is powerful, whether you are transgender/questioning or the parent of a young person who is part of this community. Multiple Groups: Two ...
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Hosted by Merrimack River Wellness, Lisa Dube, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, She, Her, Hers
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newburyport, MA 01950
OPEN TO MA, CT, ME and NH residents. Having an ongoing community of people with a shared experience is powerful, whether you are transgender/questioning or the parent of a young person who is part of this community. Multiple Groups: Two ...
(978) 518-3117 View (978) 518-3117

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Massachusetts?

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.