Support Groups in Montgomery County, MD

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Photo of Life Support Counseling, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Life Support Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
(410) 376-5614 
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Group meets in:
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Photo of Francine Schwartz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Preparing for the post-work world
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MBA, LCSW-C
Verified
"Group focuses on the transition to retirement "
(301) 691-2834 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20850
Photo of Daniel Turetsky, Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
Coed Adult Insight Oriented Process Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Group members are high functioning successful adults working on improving their relationships, self-efficacy, self esteem and mood. Group goals are to recognize, understand, and work through what gets in our way as we strive to have more in our lives. ..."
(301) 852-6236 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Waitlist for new clients
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DBT Skills Group for Adolescents
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
"Weekly group that teaches DBT skills to teens (average age 12-15). Can be comprehensive DBT and can be strictly skills based depending on need of group member. Group is supportive, structured, and skills-based with space for processing. "
(609) 306-1424 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Photo of Katie Giganti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
"Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds"
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
"Research tells us that there is a strong connection between being healthy physically and the way we think about ourselves and our body. Combining physical activity and CBT, learn thinking strategies to build a strong body and strong self-confidence. Please ..."
(301) 945-8097 
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Group meets in:
Germantown, MD 20874
Photo of Lynn Friedman, Ph.D., Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
Psychodynamic supervision for clinicians
Psychologist, PhD, FABP
Verified
"This group welcomes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors and any mental health professionals interested in developing proficiency in psychodynamic & psychoanalytic approaches. Clinicians are helped to conceptualize patient dynamics, assess psychopathology and strengths and to recognize defensive styles, deficits & ..."
(301) 684-8136 
Group meets in:
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of Myrna L Frank, Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
Adult Interpersonal Group - online for now
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
"This mixed gender psychotherapy group meets weekly - it used to be in Bethesda but is now online (we will likely do some hybrid of in-person in Silver Spring and online in the future). Groups sessions are facilitated in a ..."
(301) 683-5170 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Photo of Lisa Fawn Mitchell, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Montgomery County, MD
Womens Group
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
(240) 348-6285 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20850
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Caregivers for People with Chronic Illnesses
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group is for caregivers of people suffering from Lyme disease, other tick-borne diseases, autoimmune diseases, or other chronic illness. This group is a thematic process group for caregivers to work through the range of feelings they have like loss, ..."
(240) 221-5449 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
Photo of Andrea Ellis, Counselor in Montgomery County, MD
OCD support group
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
"telehealth "
(301) 709-7612 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20850
Photo of Megan Wainwright-Domurot, Counselor in Montgomery County, MD
Spoonie Support Group (Young Adults Only)
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
"This is a support group which meets monthly for neurodivergent young adults facing debilitating chronic illness. It is a closed group and requires approval before engaging. "
(410) 220-2552 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20855
Waitlist for new clients
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Sexual Abuse/Assault Treatment Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, EFTcert
Verified
"Overcome your suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse or sexual assault in a group format, which can be supplemented with individual treatment as needed. This group utilizes a very effective holistic approach to healing combined with group support in ..."
(301) 979-7311 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Everyday Mindfulness Skills Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The Everyday Mindfulness Skills Group is a 12-week therapy group for adults who are feeling overwhelmed or stressed and would like to learn mindfulness skills to increase a sense of life balance, resiliency, and feelings of peace and well-being. Learn ..."
(240) 453-4680 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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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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Group meets in:
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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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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Group meets in:
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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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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Group meets in:
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Adult Virtual Dungeons & Dragons Group
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
"Take a break from your weekday grind! Engage in collaborative game play to help build confidence and social skills in a non-traditional treatment modality. Work on relationship building, creativity, emotional expression and get re-energized for your afternoon, now online thanks ..."
(202) 688-0865 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Photo of Pamela Forman, Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
Adult psychotherapy group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Group members are in the general age range of 40 to 60 years old "
(301) 337-7635 
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Group meets in:
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of David S. Rose, Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
Men's Psychotherapy Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
"This is an open-ended Men's therapy group with a focus on intra- and interpersonal issues. Relationships and interaction in the group are used to understand these issues, and group members are encouraged and expected to be active in working their ..."
(301) 587-5735 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Coping with Distress: Emotions & Other People
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
"Skills group for adults coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and interpersonal problems. $700 cash/check/charge - no insurance. Includes 20 min consult. Depends on filling the group. "
(301) 235-1142 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814


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