"I provide a safe space where you can explore your feelings about the changes that are happening with your child. I have experience working with parents who have expressed a variety of feelings and have struggled with their child's transition. ..."
"An online group for couples seeking improved intimacy, connection, and conflict management in their relationship. Sessions may be covered by your insurance or the private pay rate is $270 for a 6 week session. "
"Even the BEST relationships take skills and practice! Get the tools you need in this 2.5 day workshop. Friday 6-9; Saturday 9-6; Sunday 9-6. Learn How To: * Feel close with your partner, even in times of stress. * Enhance ..."
"All of us can list examples of "moving away" from the person we want to be and the life we want to live. Learn tools to "move towards" a more satisfying life and achieve goals that are driven by your ..."
"**NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED** Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is aimed at helping you live a rich, full, and meaningful life. ACT works by helping you to clarify what a rich and satisfying life looks like for you, and helping you ..."
"HVN is temporarily suspended during the Covid 19 crisis. Watch the Ann Arbor Observer and this space for further news. Hearing Voices Network provides acceptance and support for people who hear voices or have uncommon beliefs. Co-facilitated by people with ..."
"Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an eight-week program in which participants meet in a group setting to learn cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness exercises designed to increase nonjudgmental, moment-to-moment awareness of bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotions. Participants use mindfulness ..."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MLIS, IPI PMC
"This psychoeducational support group will offer education and support to those who are working to recover from an eating disorder. In the group sessions, a variety of coping strategies and topics will be discussed. It is guided by a therapist ..."
"Presently, the group is on hold until later this year (2022). This group is for survivors addressing the impact of childhood sexual abuse. This 12-week group allows participants to tell their stories for the first time in a safe and ..."
"Friday, Sept. 24th @ 7:30 pm: FREE COMMUNITY CLASSES: Relax … Restore … Rejuvenate ...In these specialized yoga classes at Bainbridge Center, attendees will explore yoga poses which incorporate linking breath with movement in a focused sequence of seated, standing, ..."
"Ann Arbor Behavioral Health Associates is a private group practice located in Ann Arbor, MI. We provide individual and family therapy services in addition to parent consultation and LLMSW supervision. Ann Arbor Behavioral Health is committed to providing high-quality, safe, ..."
"You are invited to join an 8-week virtual Intuitive Eating group beginning Tuesday, April 5! According to Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in The Intuitive Eating Workbook, "Intuitive Eating is a dynamic mind-body integration of instinct, emotion, and rational thought. It ..."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, GC-C, CCTAP
"This is an ongoing weekly group for women who are or have experienced difficulties with infertility. Meets weekly in a local Ann Arbor park. Discussion and support, 30 minute walk within the park, ending with snacks/water and support. The walk ..."
"Co-leaders: Christi Bemister, PsyD & Marcia Haarer, LMSW, Online via Zoom. This day offers an introduction to trauma, the brain, and using Realization Process practices for healing. We will examine a simplified biology of the brain and how trauma affects ..."
"This group is for those interested in learning DBT Skills -- Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness -- but who do not need the higher level of care of a comprehensive DBT program. Group runs when there is ..."
"8 week semi-structured, mindfulness based relapse prevention group designed to prevent or manage relapse, support maintenance of treatment gains and to foster a sustainable recovery lifestyle. Please call or email with questions and to schedule a free brief pre - ..."
"If you have ever thought about joining a gay men's group for therapy and support, this one can be a place that addresses relationship concerns, self-esteem, body image as well as anxiety & depression. Our group meets monthly between September ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor 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.