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"Small, on-going experiential group.using interactive, interpersonal communication. Expressive, Gestalt and Existential Therapies, as well as creative processes are interwoven into the group's regular sharing. You may work on personal problems and different life issues, including relationships with family, friends, spouses ..."
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"COVID-19 challenges us to parent under nearly impossible circumstances. This interactive outdoor support group blends mindfulness techniques with attunement excercises to lower stress levels and improve positive communication within the family. Anxious and neurodiverse children can be overstimulated by typical ..."
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Host: Dr. Susan D Rich, MD, MPH, DFAPA
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Potomac, MD 20854
"Are you struggling with the humiliation and shame of divorce? Want to remain a grounded, empowered, positive parent through the process? This is a unique, supportive, spiritually energizing 6-week experience for women experiencing any stage of separation or divorce ? ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Potomac 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 Potomac 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 Potomac 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 Potomac 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 Potomac 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.