Support Groups in Silver Spring, MD

Neuropsychological Evaluations
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Hosted by Premiere Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, ABSNP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 774-1528 View (240) 774-1528
Burnout Prevention for Therapists group
This is a group for mental health professionals to prevent secondary trauma and burnout, by creating a safe space to process the difficult work that we do. The group is time-limited so please contact me for details and start dates.
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Hosted by Rina Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20901
This is a group for mental health professionals to prevent secondary trauma and burnout, by creating a safe space to process the difficult work that we do. The group is time-limited so please contact me for details and start dates.
(240) 847-3841 View (240) 847-3841
Creatively Connecting: A Virtual Art Therapy Group
Are You Interested In Connecting With Others During This Ongoing Time Of Social Distancing? This 6-week group will focus on using art to explore relationships. This group is welcome to anyone looking for a creative way to express and understand ...
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Hosted by Marie Caterini Choppin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20904
Are You Interested In Connecting With Others During This Ongoing Time Of Social Distancing? This 6-week group will focus on using art to explore relationships. This group is welcome to anyone looking for a creative way to express and understand ...
(301) 684-5446 View (301) 684-5446
Healing Space: Women's Trauma Recovery Group
This group meets on Thursday evenings, and serves as a place to give and receive support while processing and healing from traumatic events and experiences. If you have suffered in childhood or as an adult, you are welcome. This group ...
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Hosted by Marissa Keilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
This group meets on Thursday evenings, and serves as a place to give and receive support while processing and healing from traumatic events and experiences. If you have suffered in childhood or as an adult, you are welcome. This group ...
(301) 960-5738 View (301) 960-5738
Weight loss
Individuals meeting to lend support, learn from each other, and receive instruction/coaching from therapist who is certified nutrition counselor with long track record of success.
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Hosted by Joan Weill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
Individuals meeting to lend support, learn from each other, and receive instruction/coaching from therapist who is certified nutrition counselor with long track record of success.
(240) 650-8240 View (240) 650-8240
Living and Growing, LLC
Living and Growing, LLC
Hosted by Living and Growing, LLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
Living and Growing, LLC
(301) 960-5477 View (301) 960-5477
Somatic Experiencing Group for Trauma Survivors
A small group of individuals gather to discuss how traumatic experiences have affected their present life. Through mindfulness/body awareness, members learn to identify the neuro-biological impact of trauma and address many of the common symptoms; stress, anxiety, panic and fear. ...
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Hosted by Holistic Psychotherapy by Santa, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20906
A small group of individuals gather to discuss how traumatic experiences have affected their present life. Through mindfulness/body awareness, members learn to identify the neuro-biological impact of trauma and address many of the common symptoms; stress, anxiety, panic and fear. ...
(202) 499-6292 View (202) 499-6292
Catalyst to Thrive
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Hosted by Dr. JoAnna Ubiwa
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 802-7322 View (240) 802-7322
Women Healing Workshop Series - Coming Soon
If you'd like to hear more about this workshop series being developed please contact us.
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Hosted by Jasmine B.
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
If you'd like to hear more about this workshop series being developed please contact us.
(240) 332-5116 View (240) 332-5116
Parent Support Group
Therhappie offers parent support and education groups to clients in a parenting role. The group helps to enhance the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents of adolescents and young adults that are on their treatment journey. Each session brings parents ...
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Hosted by Therhappie
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20907
Therhappie offers parent support and education groups to clients in a parenting role. The group helps to enhance the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents of adolescents and young adults that are on their treatment journey. Each session brings parents ...
(301) 905-9773 View (301) 905-9773
Mother Voyage: Personal Growth Group for Moms
The Mother Voyage Group offers mothers a unique chance to talk with other mothers about their experience as a mom, to gain a moment for self-reflection, and to receive support and feedback about their journey as moms. It has been ...
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Hosted by Lisa Makstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20901
The Mother Voyage Group offers mothers a unique chance to talk with other mothers about their experience as a mom, to gain a moment for self-reflection, and to receive support and feedback about their journey as moms. It has been ...
(301) 485-6939 View (301) 485-6939
Grief and Loss Support Group
Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief. Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ...
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Hosted by Mindology Counseling and Wellness Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20904
Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief. Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ...
(301) 701-2481 View (301) 701-2481
Teens & Adolescent Groups
5 week psychoeducation group teaching social and interpersonal skills.
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Hosted by Janeen Cross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MBA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
5 week psychoeducation group teaching social and interpersonal skills.
(240) 774-2713 View (240) 774-2713
Expectant/New/Preschool dad groups-not therapy
These support groups vary in length. They target first time, expectant and dads of preschool aged children. It is most helpful for dads that would like to meet and connect with other dads, want a space to talk to other ...
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Hosted by Adam Angel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20902
These support groups vary in length. They target first time, expectant and dads of preschool aged children. It is most helpful for dads that would like to meet and connect with other dads, want a space to talk to other ...
(410) 216-0747 View (410) 216-0747
Grief and Loss
Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief. Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ...
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Hosted by Christy Huang
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20904
Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief. Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ...
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relationship
Age range is 29 to 75, males and females,mixture of sexual orientations, and ethinicall diverse. Focus is on relationships with partners, parents children, and extended family members,work and lack thereof, career goals,dealing with loss and stresses of daily life, as ...
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Hosted by Maurine K Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20902
Age range is 29 to 75, males and females,mixture of sexual orientations, and ethinicall diverse. Focus is on relationships with partners, parents children, and extended family members,work and lack thereof, career goals,dealing with loss and stresses of daily life, as ...
(240) 242-9949 View (240) 242-9949
TBD
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Hosted by Vivian Levi
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 547-2578 View (240) 547-2578
True Confidence Men's Therapy Group
This group helps those who have been socialized as men notice, have compassion for, and find new ways of relating with masculine norms that no longer serve them. My co-leader and I use mindfulness and Internal Family Systems (IFS), an ...
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Hosted by Jeremy Mohler
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20901
This group helps those who have been socialized as men notice, have compassion for, and find new ways of relating with masculine norms that no longer serve them. My co-leader and I use mindfulness and Internal Family Systems (IFS), an ...
(410) 881-8492 View (410) 881-8492
Chrysalid Coaching Circle
Chrysalid Coaching Circles are small group cohorts, set in 4 month increments and designed for women of color to connect, heal, learn and grow. Groups are facilitated by Sherry Samuels, Certified Life Coach, with more than 20 years of experience ...
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Hosted by Sherry Samuels
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
Chrysalid Coaching Circles are small group cohorts, set in 4 month increments and designed for women of color to connect, heal, learn and grow. Groups are facilitated by Sherry Samuels, Certified Life Coach, with more than 20 years of experience ...
(301) 637-8416 View (301) 637-8416
Adult Virtual Dungeons & Dragons Group
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 ...
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Hosted by Chris Farley
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Silver Spring, MD 20910
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 View (202) 688-0865

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Silver Spring?

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.