Support Groups in Gaithersburg, MD

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Anxiety and Covid back to school
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified
"Through art and Interactive activities your child will have the skills to:Identify triggers as well as stress & worry in their bodies. Learn & utilize strategies to cope with worries, stress, and anxiety while adjusting to the transition back to ..."
(240) 434-0851 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Relationship Coaching, Men's Group
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA, ACP, CGP
Verified
"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 ..."
(240) 813-3333 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Helping Hands- Therapeutic Social Skills Groups
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, CGP, LCPAT
Verified
"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 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Covid and Anxiety back to school Teen Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
"TWO GROUPS: TEENS AND TWEENS. Tweens 5:30-6:30, teens 6:45-7:45. Through art and Interactive activities your child will have the skills to:Identify triggers as well as stress & worry in their bodies. Learn & utilize strategies to cope with worries, stress, ..."
(301) 478-8351 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Proactive
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, MA, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
"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 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Grieve Fully, Live Fully
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"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 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Mindfulness Stress Management Currently Telehealth
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
"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 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Anxiety & Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified
"ReEvolve, LLC is a diverse Practice, dedicated and committed to providing individualized client Centered treatment to meet the needs of our clients. Our Anxiety and Depression Group, is a 8 week group which focuses on the whole person to get ..."
(703) 596-1799 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Life Support Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
(410) 376-5614 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Grieve Fully, Live Fully
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"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 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Grieve Fully, Live Fully
Verified
"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. ..."
(240) 201-2443 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Supervision Group for Experienced Clinicians
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
"A group for clinicians to explore improving resiliency and compassion satisfaction, to reprocess burnout, and vicarious traumatization, to fully realize themselves as a therapeutic practitioner by understanding their counter-transference and use of self, to build and refine their healing art, ..."
(301) 710-9372 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Anger Management Online Group Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, ADHD, CAIMHP
Verified
"This 12-session CBT-based group psychotherapy, helps you understand how anger is felt and how it can be controlled. "
(240) 685-9774 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Directions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
"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 ..."
(410) 216-5853 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Directions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
"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 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Adult Anger and Mood Management
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
"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. Learn self control of thoughts and actions. Receive positive support and ..."
(301) 684-6535 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Introduction to Functional and Energy Medicine
Psychiatrist, MD, ABIHM, ABoIM
Verified
"This is a two-hour session for those interested in exploring integrative approaches to mental health. It will provide information on the following: 1) functional/orthomolecular medicine and energy medicine principles, 2) energy testing techniques, 3) medication withdrawal principles, 4) dietary considerations, ..."
(240) 546-6538 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Healing from Trauma (group for partners)
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
"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 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Personal Focus Group
PhD, CLC, MBA, CBT
"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 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Depression and Anxiety Management Group
Verified
"We currently offer a psychotherapy group focused on the management of symptoms related to clinical depression and anxiety. The group will emphasize best treatment practices in cognitive and behavioral psychology, in addition to empathetic support, problem-solving and coping skills development. ..."
(240) 201-2443 
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Gaithersburg, MD 20878


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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.