Support Groups in Scarborough, ME

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
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

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Learn skills for more psychological flexibility (using mindfulness and committed actions) in a safe and confidential group. You’ll learn how to: • Unhook from negative/harmful thoughts • Be more present • Accept what cannot be changed • Focus on what’s ...
Hosted by Teresa Valliere
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04103
Learn skills for more psychological flexibility (using mindfulness and committed actions) in a safe and confidential group. You’ll learn how to: • Unhook from negative/harmful thoughts • Be more present • Accept what cannot be changed • Focus on what’s ...
(207) 358-4393 View (207) 358-4393
This group is an opportunity for men and women to explore the difficult and challenging transition in their lives when their spouse or partner comes out of the closet as a lesbian or gay man.
Hosted by Norma Kraus-Eule Counseling and Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
This group is an opportunity for men and women to explore the difficult and challenging transition in their lives when their spouse or partner comes out of the closet as a lesbian or gay man.
(207) 358-4509 View (207) 358-4509
**NOW ENROLLING FOR JUNE 12 START DATE** Support and connection for Autistic women and gender expansive people aged 18+. Those exploring the possibility of Autism diagnosis and self diagnosed individuals are welcome! Everyone deserves to feel a sense of belonging. ...
Hosted by Brenna O’Sullivan
Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
**NOW ENROLLING FOR JUNE 12 START DATE** Support and connection for Autistic women and gender expansive people aged 18+. Those exploring the possibility of Autism diagnosis and self diagnosed individuals are welcome! Everyone deserves to feel a sense of belonging. ...
(207) 506-2740 View (207) 506-2740
A place where we can talk about whatever issues we need to in a safe environment. We'll start when we get enough guys committed to coming every week. A suggestion to prepare for the group would be to read Sam ...
Hosted by Howland Bickerstaff
Counselor, LCPC, LADC, CCS, NCTTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in South Portland, ME 04106
A place where we can talk about whatever issues we need to in a safe environment. We'll start when we get enough guys committed to coming every week. A suggestion to prepare for the group would be to read Sam ...
(207) 672-2524 View (207) 672-2524
OUR WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP ARE CURRENTLY FULL. Please contact heti@gwi.net to be placed on our waitlist. Weekly peer support group to connect with other women through compassionate conversation. Experience the healing power of connection through a kind community while cultivating ...
Hosted by Kelley Barton Newkirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
OUR WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP ARE CURRENTLY FULL. Please contact heti@gwi.net to be placed on our waitlist. Weekly peer support group to connect with other women through compassionate conversation. Experience the healing power of connection through a kind community while cultivating ...
(207) 544-4194 View (207) 544-4194
Hosted by Emily Van Cannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 544-4242 View (207) 544-4242
It’s important for therapists to continue to explore our own issues as they arise. If you’d like to do some of that work in a closed-group setting, with warmth, support, and real permission to dig into your stuff — and ...
Hosted by GETME
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
It’s important for therapists to continue to explore our own issues as they arise. If you’d like to do some of that work in a closed-group setting, with warmth, support, and real permission to dig into your stuff — and ...
(207) 699-4979 View (207) 699-4979
This is a training group for licensed therapist, and will be IN PERSON staring May 19. It will be limited to 10 licensed clinicians who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in Gestalt couples therapy and applying research on ...
Hosted by Adrienne J Bentsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04102
This is a training group for licensed therapist, and will be IN PERSON staring May 19. It will be limited to 10 licensed clinicians who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in Gestalt couples therapy and applying research on ...
(207) 536-6081 View (207) 536-6081
This is a weekly online group for mental health professionals and trainees. It provides a safe and supportive environment for personal and professional exploration. The general objectives of the group are to understand oneself better, improve interpersonal skills, and enhance ...
Hosted by Dan Zuiches MBA PhD
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04104
This is a weekly online group for mental health professionals and trainees. It provides a safe and supportive environment for personal and professional exploration. The general objectives of the group are to understand oneself better, improve interpersonal skills, and enhance ...
(415) 488-8372 View (415) 488-8372
Hosted by Annmarie Mica
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04103
(207) 808-0428 View (207) 808-0428
Bi-weekly online women's group for recovery and connection. This circle is a space for women to heal together & rediscover their authentic selves while in the process of ending, and in the aftermath of leaving, toxic relationships and narcissistic abuse. ...
Hosted by Sarah Dugas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, CSTT, NATC
Verified Verified
Group meets in South Portland, ME 04106
Bi-weekly online women's group for recovery and connection. This circle is a space for women to heal together & rediscover their authentic selves while in the process of ending, and in the aftermath of leaving, toxic relationships and narcissistic abuse. ...
(207) 544-4172 View (207) 544-4172
DBT groups are recommended if you experience longstanding difficulties with managing emotions, such as intense negative emotions, emotional lability, suicidal and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, difficulty tolerating distress, and/or related problems in relationships. DBT is not recommended if you have ...
Hosted by Chelsea M Cogan
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
DBT groups are recommended if you experience longstanding difficulties with managing emotions, such as intense negative emotions, emotional lability, suicidal and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, difficulty tolerating distress, and/or related problems in relationships. DBT is not recommended if you have ...
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Mindfulness/meditation training program is offered specifically for students and young adults. Skills taught can be helpful at many times, e.g., just before a high pressure exam or a big game, when you're too groggy to study, when you're feeling overly ...
Hosted by Dan Creek
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04102
Mindfulness/meditation training program is offered specifically for students and young adults. Skills taught can be helpful at many times, e.g., just before a high pressure exam or a big game, when you're too groggy to study, when you're feeling overly ...
(207) 618-9870 View (207) 618-9870
This is a weekly online group for mental health professionals and trainees. It provides a safe and supportive environment for personal and professional exploration. The general objectives of the group are to understand oneself better, improve interpersonal skills, and enhance ...
Hosted by Dan Zuiches, PhD
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
This is a weekly online group for mental health professionals and trainees. It provides a safe and supportive environment for personal and professional exploration. The general objectives of the group are to understand oneself better, improve interpersonal skills, and enhance ...
(207) 708-8171 View (207) 708-8171
This is a process group for young professionals interested in addressing relationship difficulties and anxiety while fostering their professional growth and identity. This is a high-functioning co-ed adult group looking for clients with a capacity for self-reflection. The goal of ...
Hosted by Dan Zuiches, PhD
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
This is a process group for young professionals interested in addressing relationship difficulties and anxiety while fostering their professional growth and identity. This is a high-functioning co-ed adult group looking for clients with a capacity for self-reflection. The goal of ...
(207) 708-8171 View (207) 708-8171
These ongoing weekly groups (age 18-30) provide a safe (currently online) space to explore relationship dynamics. Through empathic listening, vulnerable sharing and rigorous honesty, members start to experience a shift in the circle- and their lives. Sharing perspectives with each ...
Hosted by Christine Drabek
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, MS, CCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
These ongoing weekly groups (age 18-30) provide a safe (currently online) space to explore relationship dynamics. Through empathic listening, vulnerable sharing and rigorous honesty, members start to experience a shift in the circle- and their lives. Sharing perspectives with each ...
(207) 518-7042 View (207) 518-7042
Are you seeking a supportive space to explore your relationship with drugs? Are you looking for practical strategies to make positive changes in your life, at your own pace? Are you looking for connection with others with whom you can ...
Hosted by Ryan Noel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
Are you seeking a supportive space to explore your relationship with drugs? Are you looking for practical strategies to make positive changes in your life, at your own pace? Are you looking for connection with others with whom you can ...
(207) 292-5835 View (207) 292-5835
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Hosted by Stephen Robert Andrew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, ME 04101
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(207) 518-7765 View (207) 518-7765

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Scarborough?

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.