Support Groups in Saco, ME

At this time of COVID 19 we are having no group counseling.
Hosted by Patrick McGrath-Conwell
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saco, ME 04072
At this time of COVID 19 we are having no group counseling.
(207) 805-7356 View (207) 805-7356
A boutique Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology practice located in Saco/Biddeford Maine and serving the greater Portland Maine area with in-person visits in addition to all of Maine via telehealth. We can often offer same-week appointments, medication and ...
Hosted by Dr. Nicolas Sikaczowski
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saco, ME 04072
A boutique Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology practice located in Saco/Biddeford Maine and serving the greater Portland Maine area with in-person visits in addition to all of Maine via telehealth. We can often offer same-week appointments, medication and ...
(207) 690-6306 View (207) 690-6306
Online DBT skills group, based on the Marsha Linehan model of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the program focuses on capability enhancement for adult individuals whose difficulties stem from an inability to modulate emotions. DBT is a cognitive-behavioral, skills-based treatment designed ...
Hosted by Debbie Papps, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saco, ME 04072
Online DBT skills group, based on the Marsha Linehan model of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the program focuses on capability enhancement for adult individuals whose difficulties stem from an inability to modulate emotions. DBT is a cognitive-behavioral, skills-based treatment designed ...
(207) 803-6246 View (207) 803-6246

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For autistic adults who need help with interactive issues and self-esteem.
Hosted by Wilma Elaine Wake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kennebunk, ME 04043
For autistic adults who need help with interactive issues and self-esteem.
(207) 305-9243 View (207) 305-9243
As we finally are accepting that climate crisis is real, many of us feel overwhelmed, avoiding conversations about where we are headed, causing further isolation and disassociation. Finding a safe place to share our pain and work together in healing ...
Hosted by Kali Bird Isis
Pastoral Counselor, MA, DMT
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Biddeford, ME 04005
As we finally are accepting that climate crisis is real, many of us feel overwhelmed, avoiding conversations about where we are headed, causing further isolation and disassociation. Finding a safe place to share our pain and work together in healing ...
(207) 417-6320 View (207) 417-6320
Supportive aftercare group for those affected by those who have loved ones in their family who struggle with addiction. It is so important to not feel alone and to know that there are others out there who know the struggle ...
Hosted by Linda Marie Smith
Counselor, LCPC, CCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
Supportive aftercare group for those affected by those who have loved ones in their family who struggle with addiction. It is so important to not feel alone and to know that there are others out there who know the struggle ...
(207) 605-8972 View (207) 605-8972
Interactive and expressive play
Hosted by Wilma Elaine Wake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kennebunk, ME 04043
Interactive and expressive play
(207) 305-9243 View (207) 305-9243
We host a changing rotation of groups based on interest for different mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or trauma. Please check out our website for more details and inquire if interested in group ketamine work at www.birdseyewellness.com
Hosted by Shauna Sedler (Ketamine Assisted Therapy)
MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Biddeford, ME 04005
We host a changing rotation of groups based on interest for different mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or trauma. Please check out our website for more details and inquire if interested in group ketamine work at www.birdseyewellness.com
(207) 288-7768 View (207) 288-7768
Learn the basics of mindful meditation from a therapist with more than fifteen years of teaching experience. Mindfulness is the key strategy for gaining control of your emotional landscape and achieving your goals, large and small. I assemble groups of ...
Hosted by Andy Weisskoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Biddeford, ME 04005
Learn the basics of mindful meditation from a therapist with more than fifteen years of teaching experience. Mindfulness is the key strategy for gaining control of your emotional landscape and achieving your goals, large and small. I assemble groups of ...
(207) 203-4662 View (207) 203-4662
Welcome !!! This twelve week course will utilize the book " The Artists Way, A spiritual path to higher creativity." By Julia Cameron. This is a perfect way to learn how to take care of yourself while helping to take ...
Hosted by Hope Hanron
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC, TIRF
Verified Verified
Group meets in Biddeford, ME 04005
Welcome !!! This twelve week course will utilize the book " The Artists Way, A spiritual path to higher creativity." By Julia Cameron. This is a perfect way to learn how to take care of yourself while helping to take ...
(207) 730-2870 View (207) 730-2870
This challenging life event is best faced with others who "understand" what we are going through. Sharing the emotional roller coaster helps us find our core strength. Members share their experiences and resources with caring and often humor! Learn to ...
Hosted by Susan D Scott
Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Scarborough, ME 04074
This challenging life event is best faced with others who "understand" what we are going through. Sharing the emotional roller coaster helps us find our core strength. Members share their experiences and resources with caring and often humor! Learn to ...
(207) 517-2395 View (207) 517-2395
Meet the challenges of this post menopause body. Gather with other women who are dealing with feeling differently about being a wife, mother, daughter or worker. This is time to work on issues long put on "hold". This group is ...
Hosted by Susan D Scott
Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Scarborough, ME 04074
Meet the challenges of this post menopause body. Gather with other women who are dealing with feeling differently about being a wife, mother, daughter or worker. This is time to work on issues long put on "hold". This group is ...
(207) 517-2395 View (207) 517-2395
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Saco?

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.