Host: Lisa Luse, LCSW-C, LICSW
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"This is a ten-week group designed to help women (ages 25 and older) find self compassion through personal growth, using their own creativity and self-expression. Through exploration of interpersonal relationships, group members will become more aware of their emotional experience ..."
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"This is a ten-week group designed to help women (ages 25 and older) find self compassion through personal growth, using their own creativity and self-expression. Through exploration of interpersonal relationships, group members will become more aware of their emotional experience ..."
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Host: Ms. Hope Harris-Black, MSW, LCSW-C
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"PEERS® for Young Adults (Ages 19-29) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skill ..."
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"PEERS® for Young Adults (Ages 19-29) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skill ..."
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Host: Dr. Pamela Forman, PhD
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"Group members are in the general age range of 40 to 60 years old "
(301) 337-7635
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"Group members are in the general age range of 40 to 60 years old "
Host: Carmen Spears, MS, LCPC
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"The goal of this class is to decrease your anger and increase your anger management skills. This class will address some myths about anger, teach you how to identify your anger triggers, use relaxation skills, review a few causes of ..."
(410) 657-5477
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"The goal of this class is to decrease your anger and increase your anger management skills. This class will address some myths about anger, teach you how to identify your anger triggers, use relaxation skills, review a few causes of ..."
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Host: Dr. Lynn Friedman, PhD, FABP
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"This group welcomes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors and any mental health professionals interested in developing proficiency in psychodynamic & psychoanalytic approaches. Clinicians are helped to conceptualize patient dynamics, assess psychopathology and strengths and to recognize defensive styles, deficits & ..."
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"This group welcomes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors and any mental health professionals interested in developing proficiency in psychodynamic & psychoanalytic approaches. Clinicians are helped to conceptualize patient dynamics, assess psychopathology and strengths and to recognize defensive styles, deficits & ..."
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Host: Gina Brezini, MA, LPC, CPLC
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"If you are hungry for real connection and going beyond small talk, join us for an evening of conscious communication, self-inquiry, and authentic connection! You will learn the fundamentals of authentic relating and conscious communication, so you can enjoy more ..."
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"If you are hungry for real connection and going beyond small talk, join us for an evening of conscious communication, self-inquiry, and authentic connection! You will learn the fundamentals of authentic relating and conscious communication, so you can enjoy more ..."
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Host: Dr. Jaclyn Halpern, PsyD
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"Rolling admission; anxiety, emotional regulation, and friendship "
(301) 684-5493
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"Rolling admission; anxiety, emotional regulation, and friendship "
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Host: Mrs. Mirian N. Sanchez, MS, MA, MBA, LCPC, NCC
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"This therapy group is for professional men and women in the age range of 25-55 who are facing anger issues at work and in their personal relationships. It is a close group of no more than 8 participants and it ..."
(301) 641-0136
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"This therapy group is for professional men and women in the age range of 25-55 who are facing anger issues at work and in their personal relationships. It is a close group of no more than 8 participants and it ..."
Host: Dr. Laurie Paul, PhD
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 918-5190
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Host: Ms. Judith Asner, MSW, LCSW, BCD
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"The group is for women with Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and body image issues. "
(202) 746-4444
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"The group is for women with Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and body image issues. "
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Host: Dr. Lynn Friedman, PhD, FABP
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"Creating a blueprint for career change in Washington DC. Are you dissatisfied with your work-life? Shackled in golden handcuffs? Working too hard to enjoy life? Under-employed & unhappy? Working, but, unfulfilled? Or, do you have career goals but don't know ..."
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"Creating a blueprint for career change in Washington DC. Are you dissatisfied with your work-life? Shackled in golden handcuffs? Working too hard to enjoy life? Under-employed & unhappy? Working, but, unfulfilled? Or, do you have career goals but don't know ..."
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Host: Trish Cleary, MS, LCPC, LCMFT, LCADC, CGP
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"Group psychotherapy provides a safe and confidential space for self-discovery and emotional resilience. Through supportive connections formed in the group, members create a learning laboratory. They explore interpersonal struggles and patterns of thinking and feeling as they experience effective communication. ..."
(301) 375-0982
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"Group psychotherapy provides a safe and confidential space for self-discovery and emotional resilience. Through supportive connections formed in the group, members create a learning laboratory. They explore interpersonal struggles and patterns of thinking and feeling as they experience effective communication. ..."
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Host: Dr. Jaclyn Halpern, PsyD
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"Postpartum groups for mothers with newborn. Supportive and therapeutic. "
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"Postpartum groups for mothers with newborn. Supportive and therapeutic. "
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Host: Dr. David O Black, PhD
Group meets in:
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"PEERS® for Young Adults (Ages 19-29) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skill ..."
(202) 760-2591
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"PEERS® for Young Adults (Ages 19-29) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skill ..."
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Host: Mrs. Mirian N. Sanchez, MS, MA, MBA, LCPC, NCC
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"Our close therapy group is designed for 6 to 8 adult participants. It is a 13-weeks educational and processing program, with assignments and group exercises. The next group starts on Tuesday, June 28, 2021. "
(301) 641-0136
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"Our close therapy group is designed for 6 to 8 adult participants. It is a 13-weeks educational and processing program, with assignments and group exercises. The next group starts on Tuesday, June 28, 2021. "
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Host: Ms. Hilary Katz, MSW, SSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Adolescence: For over 20 years I have practiced clinical and school social work with children and teens and I know navigating adolescence can be tough. With the onsest of social media, it has ..."
(844) 806-0055
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"Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Adolescence: For over 20 years I have practiced clinical and school social work with children and teens and I know navigating adolescence can be tough. With the onsest of social media, it has ..."
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Host: Ms. Hope Harris-Black, MSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"PEERS® is a 16 week evidence-based social skills intervention for teens who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but ..."
(240) 580-1402
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"PEERS® is a 16 week evidence-based social skills intervention for teens who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but ..."
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Host: Dr. David O Black, PhD
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"PEERS® is a 14 week evidence-based social skills intervention for teens who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but ..."
(202) 760-2591
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"PEERS® is a 14 week evidence-based social skills intervention for teens who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but ..."
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Host: Dr. Lynn Friedman, PhD, FABP
Group meets in:
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"Are you struggling with "cabin fever"? Are you a working person in your twenties? Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Understand the unique psychological impact that Covid-19, anxiety is having on you? Interested in learning more about yourself in the context of a ..."
(301) 684-8136
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"Are you struggling with "cabin fever"? Are you a working person in your twenties? Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Understand the unique psychological impact that Covid-19, anxiety is having on you? Interested in learning more about yourself in the context of a ..."
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Host: Dr. Jaclyn Halpern, PsyD
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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
"Multiple groups availble "
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase 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.