Support Groups in Saint Marys County, MD

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6 consecutive Thursdays from 10:30-12:00 starting on July 11, 2024. This group is IN PERSON and meets in Mechanicsville, MD. Fee-$30 per session. Registration required at www.melindaruppertlcpc.co m
Hosted by Melinda Ruppert
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mechanicsville, MD 20659
6 consecutive Thursdays from 10:30-12:00 starting on July 11, 2024. This group is IN PERSON and meets in Mechanicsville, MD. Fee-$30 per session. Registration required at www.melindaruppertlcpc.co m
(240) 257-0913 View (240) 257-0913
The Revive Wellness treatment program provides psychoeducation pertaining to enhancing one's wellness and avoiding addiction . This module-based program has 12 core treatment sessions that address a wide range of biophysical and spiritual issues related to addiction, substance abuse and ...
Hosted by Revive Wellness Inc
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lexington Park, MD 20653
The Revive Wellness treatment program provides psychoeducation pertaining to enhancing one's wellness and avoiding addiction . This module-based program has 12 core treatment sessions that address a wide range of biophysical and spiritual issues related to addiction, substance abuse and ...
(301) 381-3383 View (301) 381-3383
The Intensive Co-Parenting Program is a program intended to aid families transitioning through separation and divorce in reducing conflict and increasing positive communications. This program is also intended to reduce court and litigation time. By increasing positive communication co-parents can ...
Hosted by Mackensey K Kubina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leonardtown, MD 20650
The Intensive Co-Parenting Program is a program intended to aid families transitioning through separation and divorce in reducing conflict and increasing positive communications. This program is also intended to reduce court and litigation time. By increasing positive communication co-parents can ...
(240) 847-3812 View (240) 847-3812
Serenity Place, LLC is a counseling and therapy practice located in Southern Maryland. Our team of therapists have experience working with a variety of concerns, but we’re especially skilled at assisting with marriage and family issues, grief, bereavement, anxiety, depression, ...
Hosted by Serenity Place, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leonardtown, MD 20650
Serenity Place, LLC is a counseling and therapy practice located in Southern Maryland. Our team of therapists have experience working with a variety of concerns, but we’re especially skilled at assisting with marriage and family issues, grief, bereavement, anxiety, depression, ...
(301) 918-5309 View (301) 918-5309
This group targets young girls. The group will focus on increasing the girls' self-esteem and teaching assertiveness skills.
Hosted by Amanda J Enright
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leonardtown, MD 20650
This group targets young girls. The group will focus on increasing the girls' self-esteem and teaching assertiveness skills.
(410) 983-3210 View (410) 983-3210
The “Love Your Mom Bod” support group is available for mom’s who are struggling to love their body after having kids. Women’s bodies drastically change during and after pregnancy and it can be very difficult for some mom’s to adjust ...
Hosted by Inner Peace Therapeutic Services
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LCMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lexington Park, MD 20653
The “Love Your Mom Bod” support group is available for mom’s who are struggling to love their body after having kids. Women’s bodies drastically change during and after pregnancy and it can be very difficult for some mom’s to adjust ...
(240) 754-2671 View (240) 754-2671
This group is intended to help minimize the short- and long-term effects of separation and divorce on your children’s schoolwork, socialization, and emotional health. It is offered periodically throughout the year based on interest/need.
Hosted by Mackensey K Kubina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leonardtown, MD 20650
This group is intended to help minimize the short- and long-term effects of separation and divorce on your children’s schoolwork, socialization, and emotional health. It is offered periodically throughout the year based on interest/need.
(240) 847-3812 View (240) 847-3812

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Saint Marys 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.