Support Groups in Gaithersburg, MD

Relationship Coaching, Men's Group
Successful connections with co-workers, friends, a spouse, or a significant other can enhance your career, enrich your life, and be deeply fulfilling. In this group, my wife, Judy Tyson, Ph.D., and I will coach you in your interactions with the ...
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Hosted by Louis Ari Kopolow
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA, ACP, CGP
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Successful connections with co-workers, friends, a spouse, or a significant other can enhance your career, enrich your life, and be deeply fulfilling. In this group, my wife, Judy Tyson, Ph.D., and I will coach you in your interactions with the ...
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Proactive
A weekly group, meeting Wednesday evenings, supporting adults, age 18+, in making healthy lifestyle changes to improve their overall quality of life. Goals: Eat more plants, keep moving, sleep well, be present, master anxiety, love people.
Photo of Patrick Brown, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Patrick Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, DipACLM
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
A weekly group, meeting Wednesday evenings, supporting adults, age 18+, in making healthy lifestyle changes to improve their overall quality of life. Goals: Eat more plants, keep moving, sleep well, be present, master anxiety, love people.
(240) 453-4323 View (240) 453-4323
Anxiety and Self-Esteem Teen Group
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
Photo of Dena Alalfey, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Dena Alalfey
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
(240) 434-0851 View (240) 434-0851
Anxiety Teen Group
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
Photo of Micah Brady, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Micah Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CTC, CCATP, CATP
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
(240) 816-3637 View (240) 816-3637
Healing from Trauma (group for partners)
This group meets weekly via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. and is led by Atar Stav. The group will focus on education about trauma and its effect on relationships, relationship skills (communication, validation, boundaries, expressing needs), and here ...
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Hosted by Atar Stav
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
This group meets weekly via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. and is led by Atar Stav. The group will focus on education about trauma and its effect on relationships, relationship skills (communication, validation, boundaries, expressing needs), and here ...
(240) 202-2410 View (240) 202-2410
Grieve Fully, Live Fully
Our grief support group offers a safe space to share your loss and pain, whether it is the death of a loved one, a divorce, a break-up, or even the loss of the world we lived in before the pandemic. ...
Photo of Eric W. Bravo, Psychologist in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Eric W. Bravo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Our grief support group offers a safe space to share your loss and pain, whether it is the death of a loved one, a divorce, a break-up, or even the loss of the world we lived in before the pandemic. ...
(301) 710-9186 View (301) 710-9186
Directions
WHO: Are you in your 20s or 30s and wondering how to find your place in the world? Then you. WHAT: Build skills you need to comfortably navigate relationships and the world while building connections and learning to take good ...
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Hosted by Modyfi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
WHO: Are you in your 20s or 30s and wondering how to find your place in the world? Then you. WHAT: Build skills you need to comfortably navigate relationships and the world while building connections and learning to take good ...
(240) 213-9075 View (240) 213-9075
Uzima Child and Family Therapy
Photo of Ashley Williams, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Ashley Williams
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(240) 209-9965 View (240) 209-9965
Adult Anger and Mood Management
The highly popular Anger Management Group is back! We will learn to modify and manage anger through use of learned coping strategies that include: Exploration of the inability to control emotions that affect healthy communication and relationships with others. Understanding ...
Photo of Ella Mae Gray, Counselor in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Ella Mae Gray
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20879
The highly popular Anger Management Group is back! We will learn to modify and manage anger through use of learned coping strategies that include: Exploration of the inability to control emotions that affect healthy communication and relationships with others. Understanding ...
(301) 684-6535 View (301) 684-6535
Mindfulness Stress Management Currently Telehealth
Although we are physically separated, we need to connect to others. Please reach out as I am forming new groups and adding to current groups. We share, encourage each other and practice DBT Skills, Mindfulness, CBT and Yoga to build ...
Photo of Elizabeth D Robinson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Elizabeth D Robinson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Although we are physically separated, we need to connect to others. Please reach out as I am forming new groups and adding to current groups. We share, encourage each other and practice DBT Skills, Mindfulness, CBT and Yoga to build ...
(240) 949-2409 View (240) 949-2409
Personal Focus Group
Everything that has to do with self esteem, self worth, self hatred, depression, sadness and anger problems fall within this Personal Focus group. All issues that are related to personal problems, relationship problems and whatever other dilemma you may experience. ...
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Hosted by DMV Life Coaching & Therapy Services
PhD, CLC, MBA, CBT, NLP
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Everything that has to do with self esteem, self worth, self hatred, depression, sadness and anger problems fall within this Personal Focus group. All issues that are related to personal problems, relationship problems and whatever other dilemma you may experience. ...
(301) 685-5999 View (301) 685-5999
Anxiety and self esteem teen group
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
Photo of Sarah Ofrecio, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Sarah Ofrecio
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
(240) 702-1166 View (240) 702-1166
SLIM Weight Loss Clinic
COMING SOON! Supervised Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine (SLIM) Weight Loss. A weekly group, supporting adults, age 18+, in making healthy lifestyle changes to improve their overall quality of life. Goals: Eat more plants, keep moving, sleep well, be present, master ...
Photo of Modyfi, Psychiatric Nurse in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Modyfi
Psychiatric Nurse
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
COMING SOON! Supervised Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine (SLIM) Weight Loss. A weekly group, supporting adults, age 18+, in making healthy lifestyle changes to improve their overall quality of life. Goals: Eat more plants, keep moving, sleep well, be present, master ...
(301) 684-6429 View (301) 684-6429
Anxiety and Self-Esteem Teen Group
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
Photo of Alaina Skloff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Alaina Skloff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
(240) 312-3704 View (240) 312-3704
Grieve Fully, Live Fully
Our grief support group offers a safe space to share your loss and pain, whether it is the death of a loved one, a divorce, a break-up, or even the loss of the world we lived in before the pandemic. ...
Photo of Raisa Manejwala, Psychologist in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Raisa Manejwala
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Our grief support group offers a safe space to share your loss and pain, whether it is the death of a loved one, a divorce, a break-up, or even the loss of the world we lived in before the pandemic. ...
(443) 569-6559 View (443) 569-6559
Helping Hands- Therapeutic Social Skills Groups
Group therapy is a highly effective way to work through many types of life's challenges. Support groups offer each member individualized strategies to lessen the sense of isolation. The group becomes a "safe place" as social skills and relationship issues ...
Photo of Stephanie Natter, Art Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Stephanie Natter
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, CGP, LCPAT
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Group therapy is a highly effective way to work through many types of life's challenges. Support groups offer each member individualized strategies to lessen the sense of isolation. The group becomes a "safe place" as social skills and relationship issues ...
(301) 861-4416 View (301) 861-4416
EmpowerKids: Life and Social Skills for Children
EmpowerKids aims to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade can learn social and life skills. This group will focus on stress management, self-awareness, empathy, effective communication, resilience, and problem-solving skills. This 8-week ...
Photo of Ericka Jennings, Pre-Licensed Professional in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Ericka Jennings
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
EmpowerKids aims to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade can learn social and life skills. This group will focus on stress management, self-awareness, empathy, effective communication, resilience, and problem-solving skills. This 8-week ...
(240) 895-9258 View (240) 895-9258
Anxiety and Self Esteem Teen Group
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
Photo of Laurie Weitzman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Laurie Weitzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
(301) 250-1945 View (301) 250-1945
DBT Group - Telehealth - Mon 5-6pm
DBT is for people who would like to cope more effectively with intense emotions, addictive behaviors, and/or relationship struggles. These skills include: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. Each section is 8 weeks long. Group members will benefit ...
Photo of Dyanne Dunlap, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Dyanne Dunlap
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
DBT is for people who would like to cope more effectively with intense emotions, addictive behaviors, and/or relationship struggles. These skills include: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. Each section is 8 weeks long. Group members will benefit ...
(301) 835-2570 View (301) 835-2570
Anxiety and Self-Esteem Teen Group
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
Photo of Mark Macauley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
Hosted by Mark Macauley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
An in-person group for adolescents who struggle with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem.Learn and practice the following: Week 1: Introduction & Basics-The difference between stress and anxiety and why you need different strategies for each -Increasing emotional awareness -The 3 ...
(240) 301-1385 View (240) 301-1385

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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.