Host: Mrs. Crystal Joseph, LCPC, LPC, ACS
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"FREE. A four-week, hour-and-a-half (1.5), virtual group to process cultural trauma, anxiety, and depression in the Black community. February 5, 12, 19, 26 from 12-1:30pm EST. "
(202) 759-3372
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"FREE. A four-week, hour-and-a-half (1.5), virtual group to process cultural trauma, anxiety, and depression in the Black community. February 5, 12, 19, 26 from 12-1:30pm EST. "
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Host: Mr. George N. Rathbone, EdM, LPC, CCBT, PBSF
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"Play-based remote/tangible therapeutic recreation group, for children and teens. Through Pozez JCC program in Northern VA. (thesummerquest,com) "
(301) 960-3857
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"Play-based remote/tangible therapeutic recreation group, for children and teens. Through Pozez JCC program in Northern VA. (thesummerquest,com) "
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Host: Ms. Marie Caterini Choppin, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
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
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"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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Host: Amber Flynn - Healing Practice Counseling Inc, MA, NCC, LCPC
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"In the current social and political climate, the awareness of the trauma and struggles of successful, unapologetic Black Women is rising. While these struggles are not new for Black Women, Safe and Supportive Spaces to explore with other Black Women ..."
(202) 854-8343
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"In the current social and political climate, the awareness of the trauma and struggles of successful, unapologetic Black Women is rising. While these struggles are not new for Black Women, Safe and Supportive Spaces to explore with other Black Women ..."
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Host: Ms. Christy Huang
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
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"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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Host: Dr. Rebeca Rios, PhD
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"Group for adults coping with chronic pain. Goals are to learn a variety of evidence-based behavioral techniques for use in everyday life. "
(240) 201-2237
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"Group for adults coping with chronic pain. Goals are to learn a variety of evidence-based behavioral techniques for use in everyday life. "
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Host: Dr. Sheryl J Frank, PhD
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"A group for parents of children who struggle with behavioral and emotional regulation. Therapeutic work with the children involves helping them develop tools to manage stressors and difficult situations and make thoughtful choices. Dr. Frank works with parents to help ..."
(301) 825-5033
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"A group for parents of children who struggle with behavioral and emotional regulation. Therapeutic work with the children involves helping them develop tools to manage stressors and difficult situations and make thoughtful choices. Dr. Frank works with parents to help ..."
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Host: Dr. Fanta Conde, DMFT, LMFT
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
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Silver Spring, MD 20907
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"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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Host: Marissa Keilson, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"This ten week 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. ..."
(301) 960-5738
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"This ten week 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. ..."
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Host: Vicki Allen, MSW, LCSW-C, EFTcert
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20901
"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) 684-8194
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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"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 ..."
Host: Sherry Samuels
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"Talking Circles are opportunities for women to enjoy inspiring conversation, laugh, play or just breathe deeply. And all with a small group of others who have a desire to truly experience the same as THEY create THEIR path to change. ..."
(301) 637-8416
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"Talking Circles are opportunities for women to enjoy inspiring conversation, laugh, play or just breathe deeply. And all with a small group of others who have a desire to truly experience the same as THEY create THEIR path to change. ..."
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Host: Mrs. Rina Phillips, LCSW-C
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
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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"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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Host: Chris Farley, MS, LCPC
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
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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"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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Host: Mr. Adam Angel, LCSW-C, LICSW
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20902
"This support group targets first time dads with infants, dads that are expecting to be fathers soon and dads that are second time fathers of new infants. It is most helpful for dads that would like to meet and connect ..."
(410) 216-0747
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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"This support group targets first time dads with infants, dads that are expecting to be fathers soon and dads that are second time fathers of new infants. It is most helpful for dads that would like to meet and connect ..."
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Host: Ms. Nicole Twaalfhoven, LCPC-S, NCC
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"The goal of this group is to stop letting fear dictate your behavior. !!This is by no means a man-bashing group!! It is for women to lift one another up, to learn, listen, and feel heard. We will work on ..."
(240) 201-2371
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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"The goal of this group is to stop letting fear dictate your behavior. !!This is by no means a man-bashing group!! It is for women to lift one another up, to learn, listen, and feel heard. We will work on ..."
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Host: Ms. Amy F Scott, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"A two-hour interactive group held several times each year in Bethesda/Silver Spring areas. Connect, relax and re-energize. Learn strategies for living more joyfully in your stepfamily and in your life. This unique group uses talk, movement and music. Email or ..."
(240) 428-2898
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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"A two-hour interactive group held several times each year in Bethesda/Silver Spring areas. Connect, relax and re-energize. Learn strategies for living more joyfully in your stepfamily and in your life. This unique group uses talk, movement and music. Email or ..."
Host: Dr. Teresa Combs
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"Living and Growing, LLC "
(301) 960-5477
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"Living and Growing, LLC "
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Host: Ms. Tonya Frazier, LCPC
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"Check Back for Details "
(443) 291-7688
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Host: Mrs. Danielle Duchatellier Boucree, MSW, LMSW, MBA
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"This therapist led group creates an environment where members offer support to one another along this journey. Individual situations will differ, but the need for community to express emotions and develop coping skills is universal to anyone experiencing the life ..."
(301) 517-9647
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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"This therapist led group creates an environment where members offer support to one another along this journey. Individual situations will differ, but the need for community to express emotions and develop coping skills is universal to anyone experiencing the life ..."
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Host: Ms. Jay Hodge, LCPC
Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
"From Darkness to Light is our WOMEN'S ONLY (18 to 65) survivor group. This interactive experience is lead by licensed therapists who are Certified Clinical Trauma Professionals. The group will is tailored towards women who have experienced varying levels of ..."
(202) 759-8061
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"From Darkness to Light is our WOMEN'S ONLY (18 to 65) survivor group. This interactive experience is lead by licensed therapists who are Certified Clinical Trauma Professionals. The group will is tailored towards women who have experienced varying levels of ..."

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