Anxiety Support Groups in Massachusetts

Skills for College Preparation (Aug 7-10, 2023)
This group aims to support college-aged students (incoming or returning) in the development of the necessary skills for managing the stressors associated with both being a student and in the college environment. Members will leave this group with concrete skills ...
Hosted by Jillian D. Burley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Wellesley, MA 02481
This group aims to support college-aged students (incoming or returning) in the development of the necessary skills for managing the stressors associated with both being a student and in the college environment. Members will leave this group with concrete skills ...
(617) 477-8802 View (617) 477-8802
Support Group for Parents and Guardians of Teens
If it takes a village - let's build one. This psycho-educational group will cover all the hot topics of Teenhood including "where did my sweet baby go?", how to foster a positive relationship, promoting motivation for school, behavioral issues, Teenage ...
Hosted by Shlomit Cohen - Yashar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Andover, MA 01810
If it takes a village - let's build one. This psycho-educational group will cover all the hot topics of Teenhood including "where did my sweet baby go?", how to foster a positive relationship, promoting motivation for school, behavioral issues, Teenage ...
(508) 256-9694 View (508) 256-9694
Life Enactments /Recovery Learning Community
(Group is not currently running) RECOVER Project Annex (RPX) space behind the RLC (Recovery Learning Project and the RECOVER Project next door, 1 Osgood Street (Side entrance) Greenfield MA. Focus on group needs and issues. OPEN sessions. Use of warm ...
Hosted by Adam Marshall Barcroft
Counselor, LMHC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Greenfield, MA 01301
(Group is not currently running) RECOVER Project Annex (RPX) space behind the RLC (Recovery Learning Project and the RECOVER Project next door, 1 Osgood Street (Side entrance) Greenfield MA. Focus on group needs and issues. OPEN sessions. Use of warm ...
(413) 628-1212 View (413) 628-1212
Reclaiming your life from social anxiety
Learn to gain control over your social anxiety and live your fullest life as your authentic self! This group will be loaded with skills and opportunities for you to gain insight and self-awareness. You will practice strategies that will help ...
Hosted by Rachel Shanshiry
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LMHC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Wellesley, MA 02481
Learn to gain control over your social anxiety and live your fullest life as your authentic self! This group will be loaded with skills and opportunities for you to gain insight and self-awareness. You will practice strategies that will help ...
(781) 527-4750 View (781) 527-4750
Managing Anxiety for Teens
This group helps teens develop tools to increase self awareness, cope with anxiety, improve relaionships, shift their behavior and navigate social settings.
Hosted by Karen Weinberg LeClaire
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in North Andover, MA 01845
This group helps teens develop tools to increase self awareness, cope with anxiety, improve relaionships, shift their behavior and navigate social settings.
(978) 767-4896 View (978) 767-4896
CBT for Panic and Anxiety
A major element of my CBT group is reducing the patterns of avoidance that come to control a person's life. Many people with panic and anxiety disorders experience tremendous discomfort in situations they cannot "get out of" including social gatherings, ...
Hosted by Jonathan E. Goldberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brookline, MA 02445
A major element of my CBT group is reducing the patterns of avoidance that come to control a person's life. Many people with panic and anxiety disorders experience tremendous discomfort in situations they cannot "get out of" including social gatherings, ...
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Norwood Behavioral Health
Hosted by Norwood Behavioral Health
Treatment Center, MD, PMHNP, LICSW, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 257-8190 View (781) 257-8190
SPACE
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions
Hosted by Shanna R Kraai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Littleton, MA 01460
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions
(978) 295-2967 View (978) 295-2967
Mind Body CBT Group
THIS GROUP IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE - This is a short-term, 8 week skills-based that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with chair yoga and mindfulness-based practices to help improve mood and increase one's sense of well-being. CBT and yoga have ...
Hosted by Laura Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Boston, MA 02116
THIS GROUP IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE - This is a short-term, 8 week skills-based that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with chair yoga and mindfulness-based practices to help improve mood and increase one's sense of well-being. CBT and yoga have ...
(339) 217-8036 View (339) 217-8036
Young Adult Interpersonal Process Group
Examples of goals for group: • Improve unsatisfying, frustrating, or disappointing relationships • Become more aware of behavioral patterns • Enhance social skills and intimacy • Decrease loneliness or isolation • Diminish feelings of helplessness • Increase self-esteem and confidence ...
Hosted by Meaghan Clifford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
Examples of goals for group: • Improve unsatisfying, frustrating, or disappointing relationships • Become more aware of behavioral patterns • Enhance social skills and intimacy • Decrease loneliness or isolation • Diminish feelings of helplessness • Increase self-esteem and confidence ...
(508) 794-3128 View (508) 794-3128
Anxiety and depression Management
This short term CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic support group) meets on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 for 12 sessions. It will address the identification and management of symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Client will learn new coping skills, ...
Hosted by Juana R Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC, LADC1
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lynn, MA 01904
This short term CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic support group) meets on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 for 12 sessions. It will address the identification and management of symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Client will learn new coping skills, ...
(857) 997-9062 View (857) 997-9062
Finding Security in an Insesecure World for women
In a post-covid world rife with inequity, struggle, and high emotions, I am offering one evening per week to meet in Cambridge and feel seen and heard by each other. My hope is for this to eventually feel like a ...
Hosted by Lindsy Hively
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
In a post-covid world rife with inequity, struggle, and high emotions, I am offering one evening per week to meet in Cambridge and feel seen and heard by each other. My hope is for this to eventually feel like a ...
(857) 375-8022 View (857) 375-8022
Calm Body Calm Mind
We are not currently accepting new members for our groups. Visit our website and join our mailing list and we'll let you know about new groups when they form. Anxiety & stress reduction therapy group Learn to decrease overwhelm & ...
Hosted by Annabelle Coote
MA, LMHC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Barrington, MA 01230
We are not currently accepting new members for our groups. Visit our website and join our mailing list and we'll let you know about new groups when they form. Anxiety & stress reduction therapy group Learn to decrease overwhelm & ...
(413) 650-1395 View (413) 650-1395
Teletherapy-How to Reduce Your Anxiety and Stress
I am offering a goal- oriented, 12 session, focused teletherapy group on How to Reduce Your Anxiety and Stress During the Coronavirus Epidemic. Participants will learn specific skills and have an opportunity to share and problem solve together online. Most ...
Hosted by George Beilin
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Beverly, MA 01915
I am offering a goal- oriented, 12 session, focused teletherapy group on How to Reduce Your Anxiety and Stress During the Coronavirus Epidemic. Participants will learn specific skills and have an opportunity to share and problem solve together online. Most ...
(978) 910-0154 View (978) 910-0154
Fear of Flying Group
The Fear of Flying Therapy group is designed for those who have anxiety before or during flights that prevents them from flying at all or creates significant discomfort when they do. The flight anxiety group members get support from each ...
Hosted by Alan S Jacobson
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westwood, MA 02090
The Fear of Flying Therapy group is designed for those who have anxiety before or during flights that prevents them from flying at all or creates significant discomfort when they do. The flight anxiety group members get support from each ...
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memoir writing
For those suffering from psychiatric symptoms of any sort, this group gives patients the chance to reconceptualize their lives. The group leader has published many award winning memoirs and can teach attendees powerful writing strategies that capture their struggles from ...
Hosted by Lauren J Slater
MA, EdD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Concord, MA 01742
For those suffering from psychiatric symptoms of any sort, this group gives patients the chance to reconceptualize their lives. The group leader has published many award winning memoirs and can teach attendees powerful writing strategies that capture their struggles from ...
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SKG Wellness, LLC
SKG Wellness is a private practice whose clinicians work with clients in all walks of life. SKG Wellness strives to support people who are looking to find solace, build knowledge of strategies to cope with life’s hardships, and grow to ...
Hosted by Sarah Kilduff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Clinton, MA 01510
SKG Wellness is a private practice whose clinicians work with clients in all walks of life. SKG Wellness strives to support people who are looking to find solace, build knowledge of strategies to cope with life’s hardships, and grow to ...
(978) 733-9089 View (978) 733-9089
Adult Survivors of Emotional Neglect or Abuse
Actualize Counseling & Nutrition, provides an ongoing 10-week support group for women who grew up in emotionally neglectful or abusive environments. As adults, adverse childhood experiences may result in insecure attachments or unhealthy compulsive behaviors. Group members are provided with ...
Hosted by Actualize Counseling & Nutrition
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, MA 02476
Actualize Counseling & Nutrition, provides an ongoing 10-week support group for women who grew up in emotionally neglectful or abusive environments. As adults, adverse childhood experiences may result in insecure attachments or unhealthy compulsive behaviors. Group members are provided with ...
(857) 847-3526 View (857) 847-3526
Lunchtime Men's Interpersonal Group
The Lunchtime Men's Interpersonal Group is an ongoing group for men in their 20's to 60's who are working on issues of identity, self-esteem, career, and relationships.
Hosted by Joel Krieg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cambridge, MA 02138
The Lunchtime Men's Interpersonal Group is an ongoing group for men in their 20's to 60's who are working on issues of identity, self-esteem, career, and relationships.
(617) 934-2826 View (617) 934-2826
DBT Skills
A group that offers new skills and a new opportunity to grow. Members will learn to use mindfulness and emotional regulation in everyday life and in crisis. The group will explore interpersonal relationships and effective communication. Please contact me for ...
Hosted by Christopher Diddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Weston, MA 02493
A group that offers new skills and a new opportunity to grow. Members will learn to use mindfulness and emotional regulation in everyday life and in crisis. The group will explore interpersonal relationships and effective communication. Please contact me for ...
(617) 655-8030 View (617) 655-8030

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Anxiety Support Groups

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.