Anxiety Support Groups in Rockville, MD

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Psychotherapy Group for Depression and Anxiety
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"This 14-week Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group is for adults (18+) who are feeling depressed and/or anxious. This confidential group will teach you how to recognize and modify your negative and anxiety -provoking thought patterns that affect your feelings and behaviors so ..."
(301) 321-7537
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Teens Managing Emotions & Relationships Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This 12-week therapy group is for high-school girls who would like to learn skills to better manage difficult and intense emotions that can be overwhelming, communicate more effectively with others, and develop healthy relationships that enhance emotional well-being. Topics will ..."
(301) 579-0436
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Rockville, MD 20852
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NOW Mind/Body/Spiritual Awareness & Growth
Counselor, MS, LCPC, ACS
Verified
Verified
"OPEN ONGOING GROUP -- FINDING PEACE & CONNECTIVENESS in these uncertain, very stressful times. This will be a Holistic therapeutic process oriented, skill-building, and ongoing support GROUP. We will discuss and practice how to become aware of mind/body and spiritual ..."
(240) 426-8344
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Teens Managing Emotions and Relationships Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"This 12-week therapy group is for high-school girls who would like to learn skills to better manage difficult and intense emotions that can be overwhelming, communicate more effectively with others, and develop healthy relationships that enhance emotional well-being. Topics will ..."
(301) 701-5494
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Free Virtual Parent Support Groups
Treatment Center, CSAC-A, CAI-II, MD, LPC, LAC
"Worried your teen may not graduate high school or college? Are you struggling to like your son or daughter right now? Do you need to help them but are not really sure where to start? Come to one of our ..."
(240) 847-0735
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Free Virtual Parent Support Groups
Treatment Center, MD, LPC, LAC, CAC-III, CSAC-A
"Worried your teen may not graduate high school or college? Are you struggling to like your son or daughter right now? Do you need to help them but are not really sure where to start? Come to one of our ..."
(240) 858-0384
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Rockville, MD 20852
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College Transition Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"The transition to college can be difficult. This group addresses those transitions that did not work out "according to plan" and assists with remedying it so that college can be a full experience. "
(301) 246-0980
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Teens CBT and DBT Skills and Processing Group
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
"What you think about and how you think about things can affect and inform how you feel, how you behave and how you engage with yourself and others. The goal of this eight week group is to provide teenage girls ..."
(240) 222-5434
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Teen Thrive Group for Anxiety and Stress- Virtual
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
Verified
"Session #1 Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 19. This is a six-week session virtual group that is recommended for teens ages 14-17. This is a closed group. The focus of this program will be on teaching participants how to manage their anxiety ..."
(240) 220-9906
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Rockville, MD 20852
Waitlist for new clients
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Not Current: Coping with Anxiety (High School)
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING. The weekly group will blend skills from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Goals of the group include: improving coping skills for worries and fears , developing balanced and flexible thinking, improving self-esteem, and feeling ..."
(240) 528-4770
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20850
Waitlist for new clients
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Free Virtual Parent Support Groups
Treatment Center, MD, LPC, LAC, CAC-III, CSAC-A
Verified
Verified
"Worried your teen may not graduate high school or college? Are you struggling to like your son or daughter right now? Do you need to help them but are not really sure where to start? Come to one of our ..."
(240) 434-0181
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Mindful Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
"This is a girls group for High School age who have anxiety , depression and similar issues. The group combines traditional psychotherapy, yoga, breathe work, meditation and guided relaxation. Please see our website for a more detailed description. www.greaterwashingtonther apy.com "
(301) 686-7903
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Adolescent Racial Identity Group - Thursdays / $50
LPC Intern
Verified
Verified
"This processing, psychoeducation and skills building group at Adika Counseling is for teens who identify as minority and have dealt with or are dealing with issues related to their racial, ethnic, national, cultural/multicultural identities. This includes those who are minorities ..."
(410) 673-4873
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Body Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
"This group engages the body in unlocking each person's capacity for healing. As the body is enlivened - through breath work, dance and stress positions - physical blocks are identified and emotional states are released. This group incorporates Core Energetics, ..."
(301) 861-3914
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Rockville, MD 20850
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Psychotherapy Group for Depression and Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This 14-week Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group is for adults (18+) who are feeling depressed and/or anxious. This confidential group will teach you how to recognize and modify your negative and anxiety -provoking thought patterns that affect your feelings and behaviors so ..."
(240) 252-4441
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Teens Managing Emotions & Relationships Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This 12-week therapy group is for high-school girls who would like to learn skills to better manage difficult and intense emotions that can be overwhelming, communicate more effectively with others, and develop healthy relationships that enhance emotional well-being. Topics will ..."
(240) 453-4689
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Rockville, MD 20852
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Perception is Everything-Changing Mistaken Beliefs
Counselor, MS, LCPC, ACS
Verified
Verified
"www.authenticallyu.org- For adults or adolescents depending on the demographics of the group. Are your perceptions helping you or hurting you? Learn where your beliefs about yourself have come from and how to change any mistaken beliefs from your past, that ..."
(240) 426-8344
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
Waitlist for new clients
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Not Current: Coping with Anxiety (Middle School)
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING. The weekly group will blend skills from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Goals of the group include: improving coping skills for worries and fears , developing balanced and flexible thinking, improving self-esteem, and feeling ..."
(240) 528-4770
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20850
Waitlist for new clients
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Mindful Tweens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
"All girl group is for "tweens" ages 10-12, with self esteem issues, anxiety and depression. Group combines traditional psychotherapy,yoga, meditation, breath work and guided relaxation. Please see our website for a more detailed description, www.greaterwashingtonther apy.com "
(301) 686-7903
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Academic and Vocational Counseling
Treatment Center, CSAC-A, CAI-II, MD, LPC, LAC
"In addition to our evidence-based substance use and mental health therapy services, We provide robust academic support by certified and credentialed teachers to ensure the client’s schoolwork stays up to date. We help clients catch up on school work and ..."
(240) 847-0735
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852

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Anxiety Support Groups

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.




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