"DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is a behavioral therapy that incorporates elements of acceptance and mindfulness into its practice. It is an evidence-based treatment for many disorders, including Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, and Eating Disorders. This ..."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD, CEDS-S
"This educational group, run by Suzanne Ricklin, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) will begin early in 2018, the 1st Monday evening of each month from 6:30-7:45 pm. This open group allows new people to join anytime (maximum 10 people). Parents ..."
"Men are typically socialized to avoid and deny expression of emotions.
Group members gain insight into their emotional and interpersonal lives and greater ability to change patterns of interacting with others. Problems with depression, anger, anxiety, grief, addictions, identity, motivation, ..."
"This is an educational support group for women who are struggling in romantic relationships and want to understand and change unhealthy relationship dynamics. Perhaps you've had a string of relationships that haven't worked out or you are currently in a ..."
"LifeForce Yoga ( LFY) is intentionally designed to work with and manage the mood by yoga teacher, Amy Weintraub, MFA, E RYT-500. The LFY practices support students in self regulation and many of the yoga techniques can be done from ..."
"A safe, therapist led virtual support group for individuals who are currently or have been in the foster care system. Mentors that have been in care provide information to foster youth or those recently transitioning out of care regarding resources ..."
"DYWC is a medical practice where services to promote all aspects of general health are provided. We have a focus in health psychology. Health psychology is the study of behavioral processes in health, illness, and healthcare. It is concerned with ..."
"Infertility is a life crisis with compounded complex grief and no known end in sight. There is no one right way to tackle the holiday season, just as there is no one right way to grieve. The goal of this ..."
"Peer influence can be a useful tool in helping adolescents and young adults develop the resources and skills needed to address their problems. They often respect and value their peer's opinions and insights as they struggle to overcome similar challenges ..."
"Outpatient supportive social groups meet weekly for middle and high school students. Participants work to improve their overall mental and emotional health by learning healthy coping strategies using the positive group process. "
"This group provides opportunities for kids to practice new, more effective ways of handling challenging life situations through role-playing, skills development exercises, sharing real-life experiences, and opportunities for interactive play. Skills for developing friendships, resolving conflicts with peers, coping with ..."
"This Cancer Support group is for patients and their caregivers with any type of cancer. The group is held at the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center. Free, but registration is required. Please call them directly at 410 740 5858. "
"A 10-Week Group for Understanding & Changing Your Cluttered Spaces. Elspeth Bell, Ph.D., a hoarding specialist, offers a foundation in understanding the origins of excessive clutter and helping individuals challenge the ways that clutter interferes with their lives. This group ..."
"I have an adult group that meets weekly. Itis a relatively small group which allows us to focus on specific topics and gives everyone time to share what's on their mind. We discuss relationships, making healthy choices, and explore underlying ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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.