Support Groups in Columbia, MD

Middle School Girls Group
Middle School Girls who wish to engage in a fun, empowering and supportive social group that focuses on developing positive and healthy coping strategies, handling stress, anxiety and worry, promoting positive self-image and raising confidence and self-esteem. Girls will participate ...
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Hosted by Melissa Schnaar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
Middle School Girls who wish to engage in a fun, empowering and supportive social group that focuses on developing positive and healthy coping strategies, handling stress, anxiety and worry, promoting positive self-image and raising confidence and self-esteem. Girls will participate ...
(443) 616-2820 View (443) 616-2820
Adult interpersonal group
I have an adult group that meets weekly. It is 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, interactions between mood, behavior, and ...
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Hosted by Deana Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
I have an adult group that meets weekly. It is 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, interactions between mood, behavior, and ...
(443) 422-3892 View (443) 422-3892
Psychodynamic Supervision
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Hosted by Dr. Shoshana Ringel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 793-1493 View (410) 793-1493
Men's Therapy Groups
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, ...
Photo of Reginald Nettles, Psychologist in Columbia, MD
Hosted by Reginald Nettles
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21045
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, ...
(410) 205-1092 View (410) 205-1092
Connect with Coping Skills
This is an adult group created to promote connection and coping in the midst of COVID 19. Price for the group is discounted to $40.00 per session.
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Hosted by Wellbrook Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21045
This is an adult group created to promote connection and coping in the midst of COVID 19. Price for the group is discounted to $40.00 per session.
(443) 241-2375 View (443) 241-2375
In Person Emotional Wellness Groups Ages 11-25
IN PERSON emotional wellness therapy groups offered bi-weekly at Collaborative Counseling Center. Our highly skilled licensed mental health providers offer group therapy participants a safe space to improve their mental health. Groups available for the following ages: elementary school, middle ...
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Hosted by Brett Greenberger
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
IN PERSON emotional wellness therapy groups offered bi-weekly at Collaborative Counseling Center. Our highly skilled licensed mental health providers offer group therapy participants a safe space to improve their mental health. Groups available for the following ages: elementary school, middle ...
(443) 219-1680 View (443) 219-1680
DBT-Informed Skills Training Group
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 ...
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Hosted by Andy A Mattai
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21045
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 ...
(443) 225-4505 View (443) 225-4505
LifeForce Yoga from the Chair
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 ...
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Hosted by Laurie Thorner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LFYP, II
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
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 ...
(443) 840-9964 View (443) 840-9964
Discover Yourself Wellness Center, LLC
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 ...
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Hosted by Shanna J. Evering
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
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 ...
(832) 346-8025 View (832) 346-8025
COVID-19 Heroes
I will be providing online support groups free of charge to anyone working on the front lines to fight this disease. Please contact me for more information.
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Hosted by Kathryn Neel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
I will be providing online support groups free of charge to anyone working on the front lines to fight this disease. Please contact me for more information.
(720) 903-4283 View (720) 903-4283
Together We Thrive Cancer Support Group
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.
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Hosted by Mary M Dowling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
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.
(410) 657-8217 View (410) 657-8217
Peer Empowerment Groups
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 ...
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Hosted by The Howard Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
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 ...
(410) 441-5962 View (410) 441-5962
Parenting Talk/Workshop Nov 2nd 7:30-8:30 pm
Want better strategies on how to deal with your child's tantrums and difficult behavior? Looking for ways to have a calmer home? I get it. I'm a mom and a pediatric psychologist. I'm passionate about helping other parents manage their ...
Photo of Lucy R Leibowitz, Psychologist in Columbia, MD
Hosted by Lucy R Leibowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21045
Want better strategies on how to deal with your child's tantrums and difficult behavior? Looking for ways to have a calmer home? I get it. I'm a mom and a pediatric psychologist. I'm passionate about helping other parents manage their ...
(443) 819-1202 View (443) 819-1202
Virtual 6-Week Adult Chronic Illness Support Group
Virtual Chronic Illness Support Group is designed to help adults 21 and above learn skills to support your life with one or more diagnosed or undiagnosed chronic illnesses. This six-week group helps you find your rhythm living your "new norm" ...
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Hosted by Alicia M Dorn
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
Virtual Chronic Illness Support Group is designed to help adults 21 and above learn skills to support your life with one or more diagnosed or undiagnosed chronic illnesses. This six-week group helps you find your rhythm living your "new norm" ...
(410) 216-0930 View (410) 216-0930
Co-Parenting Group
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Hosted by Dr. Karlissa Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21046
(443) 230-5685 View (443) 230-5685
Cervello-Wellness, LLC
Cervello-Wellness is a Behavioral Health practice that uses a variety of treatments, including psychiatric evaluations, psychosocial interventions, psychotherapy, and medication management. Our specialty is devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. We use an integrative approach as ...
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Hosted by Geovanna Happy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
Cervello-Wellness is a Behavioral Health practice that uses a variety of treatments, including psychiatric evaluations, psychosocial interventions, psychotherapy, and medication management. Our specialty is devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. We use an integrative approach as ...
(301) 392-7120 View (301) 392-7120
Weekly DBT Groups
***Standard DBT Skills Classes: Middle School (virtual or in-person); High School (virtual or in-person); Adult (virtual only); Parent/Family (virtual only) ***RO-DBT Skills Classes: High School (in-person only); Adult (in-person only)
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Hosted by Jasmine Parlett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, C-DBT
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
***Standard DBT Skills Classes: Middle School (virtual or in-person); High School (virtual or in-person); Adult (virtual only); Parent/Family (virtual only) ***RO-DBT Skills Classes: High School (in-person only); Adult (in-person only)
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For Parents of Children with Eating Disorders
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 ...
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Hosted by Suzanne Ricklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD, CEDS-S
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
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 ...
(410) 701-0947 View (410) 701-0947
Infertility During the Holidays
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 ...
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Hosted by Jennifer Valenta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21046
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 ...
(240) 698-3553 View (240) 698-3553
DBT-Based Group
Addresses topics of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation.
Photo of Stephanie K Glassman, Psychologist in Columbia, MD
Hosted by Stephanie K Glassman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21046
Addresses topics of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation.
(410) 657-8455 View (410) 657-8455


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.