Support Groups in Bethesda, MD

Mid-life Women in Times of Change and Challenge
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 ...
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Hosted by Barbara Blitzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, MEd
Verified Verified
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 View (301) 852-6123
Psychodynamically Oriented Mixed Gender
This is a mixed gender psychotherapy group addressing a variety of issues including career development, appropriate expression of feelings including anger, relationships with friends, colleagues, and romantic partners, parenting, work/life balance, depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior. The ages of members ...
Photo of Elaine Klionsky, Psychologist in Bethesda, MD
Hosted by Elaine Klionsky
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
This is a mixed gender psychotherapy group addressing a variety of issues including career development, appropriate expression of feelings including anger, relationships with friends, colleagues, and romantic partners, parenting, work/life balance, depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior. The ages of members ...
(301) 244-8991 View (301) 244-8991
Adolescent PEERS Group
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.
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Hosted by Beth Haytmanek
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.
(301) 742-2282 View (301) 742-2282
Supervision-Licensed Social Worker -D.C./MD
Ms. Meisel is now providing social workers who are seeking licensing the opportunity to be a part of a group setting that meets every other week. The fee is $50/90 minute session.
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Hosted by Deborah G Meisel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
Ms. Meisel is now providing social workers who are seeking licensing the opportunity to be a part of a group setting that meets every other week. The fee is $50/90 minute session.
(301) 605-9171 View (301) 605-9171
Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group
www.washingtonnutritionan dcounseling.com
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Hosted by Bentley Noland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20817
www.washingtonnutritionan dcounseling.com
(202) 831-1608 View (202) 831-1608
Daybreak Bethesda
Private outpatient practice. Appointments available. Specializing in evidence based approaches to treating anxiety and mood disorders with and without medication
Photo of Alok Rawat, Psychiatrist in Bethesda, MD
Hosted by Alok Rawat
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
Private outpatient practice. Appointments available. Specializing in evidence based approaches to treating anxiety and mood disorders with and without medication
(443) 345-4876 View (443) 345-4876
Relapse Prevention
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Hosted by Juli Way Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, RY-200
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 205-5567 View (301) 205-5567
Managing Conflict & Improving Interpersonal Skills
Tired of bottling up emotions? Do you compromise your true feelings and end up feeling frustrated? Join us for an 8 week group where you will identify unhelpful patterns of communication, learn to live with less resentment, learn to express ...
Photo of Ariana Prawda, Psychologist in Bethesda, MD
Hosted by Ariana Prawda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
Tired of bottling up emotions? Do you compromise your true feelings and end up feeling frustrated? Join us for an 8 week group where you will identify unhelpful patterns of communication, learn to live with less resentment, learn to express ...
(703) 722-8066 View (703) 722-8066
Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group
www.washingtonnutritionan dcounseling.com
Photo of Stephanie Dawn Cook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bethesda, MD
Hosted by Stephanie Dawn Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20817
www.washingtonnutritionan dcounseling.com
(240) 534-1569 View (240) 534-1569
DBT Groups
We offer DBT skills and process psychotherapy groups for teens and young adults. Groups are open to new members throughout the year.
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Hosted by Metropolitan Counseling Associates
Treatment Center, LCSW-C, PhD, MD
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
We offer DBT skills and process psychotherapy groups for teens and young adults. Groups are open to new members throughout the year.
(240) 724-4958 View (240) 724-4958
Teen Girls' Skills + Support Group
This group is designed for female-identifying teens (13-18) looking for an open, relaxed, and supportive environment to discuss relevant mental health topics, process thoughts and feelings with peers and licensed therapist, and build on/create a stronger foundation of coping tools, ...
Photo of Carly Garrett Schreiner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bethesda, MD
Hosted by Carly Garrett Schreiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
This group is designed for female-identifying teens (13-18) looking for an open, relaxed, and supportive environment to discuss relevant mental health topics, process thoughts and feelings with peers and licensed therapist, and build on/create a stronger foundation of coping tools, ...
(240) 202-3939 View (240) 202-3939
Autistic Women/Non-Binary Support Group
This Support group offers connection, psycho-educational, and neurodiverse affirmative support with like-minded Adult Women / Nonbinary individuals. Topics include sensory overstimulation, social anxiety, executive functioning, making and maintaining friendships, relationships, identity, personal challenges, self-acceptance, and developing confidence in yourself. We ...
Photo of Sondra Wolff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bethesda, MD
Hosted by Sondra Wolff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
This Support group offers connection, psycho-educational, and neurodiverse affirmative support with like-minded Adult Women / Nonbinary individuals. Topics include sensory overstimulation, social anxiety, executive functioning, making and maintaining friendships, relationships, identity, personal challenges, self-acceptance, and developing confidence in yourself. We ...
(703) 794-4514 View (703) 794-4514
Multiple Adolescent Therapy Groups
The practice offers numerous therapy groups for adolescents. See www.rathboneandassociates .com for a complete and current listing.
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Hosted by Britt H Rathbone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20816
The practice offers numerous therapy groups for adolescents. See www.rathboneandassociates .com for a complete and current listing.
(301) 658-2524 View (301) 658-2524
Holistic Healing Counseling Center, LLC
Holistic counseling is an approach to counseling that takes into account the whole person, including their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. At Holistic Healing Counseling Center (HHCC), our providers believe that a person's overall health and well-being is interconnected, ...
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Hosted by Holistic Healing Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCSW-C, LGPC, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
Holistic counseling is an approach to counseling that takes into account the whole person, including their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. At Holistic Healing Counseling Center (HHCC), our providers believe that a person's overall health and well-being is interconnected, ...
(240) 852-2781 View (240) 852-2781
Adult DBT Skills Group
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (or DBT) group is a structured open group with a focus on specific skills in four primary modules: Mindfulness skills; Interpersonal effectiveness skills; Emotion regulation skills; and Distress tolerance skills.
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Hosted by Victoria Mwongela
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MSc, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (or DBT) group is a structured open group with a focus on specific skills in four primary modules: Mindfulness skills; Interpersonal effectiveness skills; Emotion regulation skills; and Distress tolerance skills.
(240) 221-6814 View (240) 221-6814
Grounded & Balanced (GAB) for Girls
A combination of yoga, mindfulness and emotional regulation skills.
Photo of Lauren Rubenstein, Psychologist in Bethesda, MD
Hosted by Lauren Rubenstein
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT, JD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
A combination of yoga, mindfulness and emotional regulation skills.
(301) 637-8902 View (301) 637-8902
Caregivers for People with Chronic Illnesses
This group is for caregivers of people suffering from Lyme disease, other tick-borne diseases, autoimmune diseases, or other chronic illness. This group is a thematic process group for caregivers to work through the range of feelings they have like loss, ...
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Hosted by Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
This group is for caregivers of people suffering from Lyme disease, other tick-borne diseases, autoimmune diseases, or other chronic illness. This group is a thematic process group for caregivers to work through the range of feelings they have like loss, ...
(240) 221-5449 View (240) 221-5449
Family Members & Loved Ones Impacted by Addiction
This group is geared towards family members & loved ones concerned about the impact of addiction and how to find help. & support. Topics discussed may include: Coping with your feelings, the Brain Disease of Addiction, Signs & Symptoms, Family ...
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Hosted by Mary Carlough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
This group is geared towards family members & loved ones concerned about the impact of addiction and how to find help. & support. Topics discussed may include: Coping with your feelings, the Brain Disease of Addiction, Signs & Symptoms, Family ...
(240) 339-6853 View (240) 339-6853
Your Best Self Therapy
Our goal is embedded in our name. We aim to guide individuals on their journey to discovering their best selves through therapeutic and skill-building services! We use a holistic approach combining empathy, compassion, and evidence-based techniques to promote growth in ...
Photo of Alexis de la Rosa, Counselor in Bethesda, MD
Hosted by Alexis de la Rosa
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
Our goal is embedded in our name. We aim to guide individuals on their journey to discovering their best selves through therapeutic and skill-building services! We use a holistic approach combining empathy, compassion, and evidence-based techniques to promote growth in ...
(240) 679-5444 View (240) 679-5444
Men's Psychotherapy Group
This is an open-ended Men's therapy group with a focus on intra- and interpersonal issues. Relationships and interaction in the group are used to understand these issues, and group members are encouraged and expected to be active in working their ...
Photo of David S. Rose, Psychologist in Bethesda, MD
Hosted by David S. Rose
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bethesda, MD 20814
This is an open-ended Men's therapy group with a focus on intra- and interpersonal issues. Relationships and interaction in the group are used to understand these issues, and group members are encouraged and expected to be active in working their ...
(301) 587-5735 x3 View (301) 587-5735 x3


FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Bethesda?

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.