Support Groups in Gaithersburg, MD

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. ...
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Hosted by Eric W. Bravo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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
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 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
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 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
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 ...
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Hosted by Micah Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CTC, CCATP, CATP
Verified 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
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) - Age 21+
Private insurance accepted. DBT is a type of talk therapy specially adapted for people who experience intense emotional reactions. DBT focuses on helping people accept the reality of their situation, reframe their perception, regulate their reaction, and change their lives. ...
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Hosted by Amber Berkhart
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Private insurance accepted. DBT is a type of talk therapy specially adapted for people who experience intense emotional reactions. DBT focuses on helping people accept the reality of their situation, reframe their perception, regulate their reaction, and change their lives. ...
(443) 201-7294 View (443) 201-7294
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. ...
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Hosted by BPG PremierCare
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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) 349-1929 View (301) 349-1929
Uzima Child and Family Therapy
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Hosted by Ashley Williams
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified 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 ...
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Hosted by Ella Mae Gray
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified 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
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. ...
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Hosted by Raisa Manejwala
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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
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 ...
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Hosted by Ericka Jennings
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified 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
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 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
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
Verified Verified
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
Life Support Counseling
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Hosted by Life Support Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(410) 376-5614 View (410) 376-5614
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 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
EmpowerKids: Life and Social Skills for Ages 9-11
Children are exposed to various stressors & challenges in the world. Learning to cope with these challenges from a young age is crucial. EmpowerKids aims to provide a safe & nurturing environment where children ages 9-11 can learn essential social ...
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Hosted by Washington Psychological Wellness
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Children are exposed to various stressors & challenges in the world. Learning to cope with these challenges from a young age is crucial. EmpowerKids aims to provide a safe & nurturing environment where children ages 9-11 can learn essential social ...
(240) 624-7173 View (240) 624-7173
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 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
Mindfulness and Art Group for Teens
Increase self-confidence and build upon strengths - Develop healthy coping strategies - Learn how to deal with uncomfortable feelings - Connect with peers in positive ways - Enhance self-expression and creativity. This group is a safe, non-judgmental space for teens ...
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Hosted by Cathy Caldwell
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Increase self-confidence and build upon strengths - Develop healthy coping strategies - Learn how to deal with uncomfortable feelings - Connect with peers in positive ways - Enhance self-expression and creativity. This group is a safe, non-judgmental space for teens ...
(240) 908-8146 View (240) 908-8146
Anxiety & Depression
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 ...
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Hosted by ReEvolve,LLC, Solutions for Optimum Living
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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 View (703) 596-1799
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 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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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 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

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Gaithersburg?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.