Support Groups in Howard County, MD

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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 ...
Hosted by Shanna J. Evering
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified 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
Village Counseling
Hosted by Brook A. Fulton-DeLong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ellicott City, MD 21043
(757) 844-5409 View (757) 844-5409
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 ...
Hosted by Jennifer Valenta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified 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
Congruent Counseling Services
Congruent Counseling has 23+ Therapist on Staff and 6+ addictions counselors with a wide variety of expertise and experience. Let us know if we can be of service.
Hosted by Congruent Counseling Services
Treatment Center, DBT, SUD IOP, Teens, Adults
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21044
Congruent Counseling has 23+ Therapist on Staff and 6+ addictions counselors with a wide variety of expertise and experience. Let us know if we can be of service.
(410) 692-8174 View (410) 692-8174
Licensed Clinical Supervisor
I am licensed to provide supervision to current LGSW.
Hosted by Brenda Reiter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ellicott City, MD 21043
I am licensed to provide supervision to current LGSW.
(410) 696-4029 View (410) 696-4029
Women's Wisdom Circle
Join us for our new Woman’s Wisdom Circle!! A sacred space for women who want to experience a strengthening and deepening of themselves by exploring and embracing the uniqueness of their own inner wisdom, inner truths, and the mystical power ...
Hosted by Inahlai Powers
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ellicott City, MD 21043
Join us for our new Woman’s Wisdom Circle!! A sacred space for women who want to experience a strengthening and deepening of themselves by exploring and embracing the uniqueness of their own inner wisdom, inner truths, and the mystical power ...
(443) 241-3276 View (443) 241-3276
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.
Hosted by Kathryn Neel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified 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
Self Hypnosis and Meditation
Introductory group for self-hypnosis and meditation. This is an online group session and size is limited. We spend a few minutes teaching, rest is simply closing your eyes and enjoying a nice journey within to help you grow or generally ...
Hosted by Martin Vendemia
BCH, MNLP, LPI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodbine, MD 21797
Introductory group for self-hypnosis and meditation. This is an online group session and size is limited. We spend a few minutes teaching, rest is simply closing your eyes and enjoying a nice journey within to help you grow or generally ...
(410) 469-1554 View (410) 469-1554
Trauma Recovery
This group will focus on the belief systems that are created in the midst of traumatic events, and that then become defining belief systems until the patient works through the integration of the traumatic experience such that the mind can ...
Hosted by Janice Stevenson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Elkridge, MD 21075
This group will focus on the belief systems that are created in the midst of traumatic events, and that then become defining belief systems until the patient works through the integration of the traumatic experience such that the mind can ...
(410) 202-0598 View (410) 202-0598
Legacy Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Legacy Counseling & Consulting, LLC delivers outpatient therapy, group therapy, and consulting services. We focus on helping individuals who have endured trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, relationship issues, work stress, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. We treat individuals of all walks ...
Hosted by Tracey Lynne Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ellicott City, MD 21043
Legacy Counseling & Consulting, LLC delivers outpatient therapy, group therapy, and consulting services. We focus on helping individuals who have endured trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, relationship issues, work stress, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. We treat individuals of all walks ...
(443) 218-9727 View (443) 218-9727
Women's Life Group
Learn more about yourself and how to live a more complete and rewarding life. Join our newest 10 week women's group, beginning on Wednesday, January 10, at 7PM. The contents of each session will vary based on the specific needs ...
Hosted by Jane Bisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Elkridge, MD 21075
Learn more about yourself and how to live a more complete and rewarding life. Join our newest 10 week women's group, beginning on Wednesday, January 10, at 7PM. The contents of each session will vary based on the specific needs ...
(410) 205-1650 View (410) 205-1650
Psychiatry Specialties Clinics
We are specialized in treating Mental illness, Substance Use Disorders or a combination of both. We have an integrative model including Medication Management , Psychotherapy/Counseling, Primary Care integration based on your behavioral health model , Acupuncture services based on your ...
Hosted by Bikash Sharma
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ellicott City, MD 21043
We are specialized in treating Mental illness, Substance Use Disorders or a combination of both. We have an integrative model including Medication Management , Psychotherapy/Counseling, Primary Care integration based on your behavioral health model , Acupuncture services based on your ...
(443) 400-7321 View (443) 400-7321
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 ...
Hosted by Andy A Mattai
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified 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
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 ...
Hosted by The Howard Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified 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
Therapy
In Progress
Hosted by Heather Bond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ellicott City, MD 21043
In Progress
(443) 231-4700 View (443) 231-4700
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 ...
Hosted by Laurie Thorner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LFYP, II
Verified 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
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 ...
Hosted by Brett Greenberger
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified 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
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 ...
Hosted by Melissa Schnaar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified 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
Virtual Women's Group for Setting Boundaries
The group will provide psychoeducation on boundaries and facilitate self-understanding and acceptance. This group will also teach assertiveness skills and encourage personal growth in a confidential space with women that share similar goals. This group will include coping skills, role ...
Hosted by Kelly Streit
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21045
The group will provide psychoeducation on boundaries and facilitate self-understanding and acceptance. This group will also teach assertiveness skills and encourage personal growth in a confidential space with women that share similar goals. This group will include coping skills, role ...
(443) 494-2217 View (443) 494-2217
DBT Anxiety and Depression Group for Women
On-line DBT-focused psychotherapy group for women 40 and above for anxiety/depression/life transitions. Starting: Monday October 4 @ 6pm. This runs for 8-12 weeks.
Hosted by Live.Balanced.Life.LLC
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CCTP-II, DBT-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MD 21045
On-line DBT-focused psychotherapy group for women 40 and above for anxiety/depression/life transitions. Starting: Monday October 4 @ 6pm. This runs for 8-12 weeks.
(410) 883-7935 View (410) 883-7935

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Howard County?

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.