Host: Mr. John C Sullivan, LPC, MA, NCC
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
"What's the purpose of existing? I'm too depressed to function. I'm too anxious to hit my goals. Maybe, but probably not. This group is about managing those feelings and using them to kick yourself up and get into doing something ..."
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"What's the purpose of existing? I'm too depressed to function. I'm too anxious to hit my goals. Maybe, but probably not. This group is about managing those feelings and using them to kick yourself up and get into doing something ..."
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Host: Ms. Alonda Trammell, MSW, LMSW
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 205-9544
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Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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Host: Caroline Lowry Hall, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
"The Anxiety Resource Center (ARC) provides support groups for Adults and adolescents. I am one of several facilitators for groups that meet on Wednesday evenings. Here is an opportunity to be in a safe environment to share and get support ..."
(616) 200-6984
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"The Anxiety Resource Center (ARC) provides support groups for Adults and adolescents. I am one of several facilitators for groups that meet on Wednesday evenings. Here is an opportunity to be in a safe environment to share and get support ..."
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Host: Dr. Urminda Firlan, PhD, LP
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
"Life Journey focuses on making a difference! We actively work with you to envision and create the life you want. All our therapists are readily available and responsive to the needs of clients. We believe you should make breakthroughs in ..."
(616) 228-1286
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"Life Journey focuses on making a difference! We actively work with you to envision and create the life you want. All our therapists are readily available and responsive to the needs of clients. We believe you should make breakthroughs in ..."
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Host: Mr. Caleb Noble, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
"Do your emotions direct your life? Do you find yourself thinking often that you wished you "wouldn't have done that." Does stress of life leave you paralyzed? Do you need more than your individual counseling sessions? Learn 26 skills to ..."
(616) 202-5699
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"Do your emotions direct your life? Do you find yourself thinking often that you wished you "wouldn't have done that." Does stress of life leave you paralyzed? Do you need more than your individual counseling sessions? Learn 26 skills to ..."
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Host: Mr. Gus Karl Hopson, MA, LLP, LPC
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
"This Group is specifically designed for Male and Female clients who are returning from, and are readjusting to life outside of Detention and Incarceration. For individuals on Parole and, or, Probation. "
(616) 227-3913
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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"This Group is specifically designed for Male and Female clients who are returning from, and are readjusting to life outside of Detention and Incarceration. For individuals on Parole and, or, Probation. "
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Host: Rhea-Alana Richardson, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
"A safe place to learn how to share your personal story of childhood woundedness that is affecting your current relationship struggles of today. A place to rebuild and restore a new foundation. A Christian curriculum that will transform your life. ..."
(616) 369-8988
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Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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"A safe place to learn how to share your personal story of childhood woundedness that is affecting your current relationship struggles of today. A place to rebuild and restore a new foundation. A Christian curriculum that will transform your life. ..."
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Host: Dr. Matthew Clark, PsyD
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
"Parenting Guidance and Group Support "
(616) 755-8929
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504
"Parenting Guidance and Group Support "
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Host: Ms. Ann Bixler, LLP, ICAADC, RPT
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
"Serving individuals, families and couples of all ages. Integrative practices including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety/Depression, Family Issues/Marital Struggles, LGTBQ Community, Play Therapy, EMDR/Trauma, Substance Abuse, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga Therapy. "
(616) 312-2470
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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"Serving individuals, families and couples of all ages. Integrative practices including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety/Depression, Family Issues/Marital Struggles, LGTBQ Community, Play Therapy, EMDR/Trauma, Substance Abuse, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga Therapy. "
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Host: Mr. Bret Alan Hoxworth, MA, LLP
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
"Simply put, Living in Balance is a 12 to 20 week addictions program designed to equip people struggling with substance use disorders with tools and knowledge to help them move from a life of addiction to a life of recovery. ..."
(616) 504-1056
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Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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"Simply put, Living in Balance is a 12 to 20 week addictions program designed to equip people struggling with substance use disorders with tools and knowledge to help them move from a life of addiction to a life of recovery. ..."
Host: Mrs. Presley Lewandowsky, MS, MPC
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
"Coaching includes: 2-3 monthly sessions, outside of session support, our signature Mindset Guide that covers topics such as goal setting, confidence, composure, concentration, motivation, imagery, resilience & so much more! We'll do this by 1) Discovering Where You're Strong and ..."
(616) 236-6496
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
"Coaching includes: 2-3 monthly sessions, outside of session support, our signature Mindset Guide that covers topics such as goal setting, confidence, composure, concentration, motivation, imagery, resilience & so much more! We'll do this by 1) Discovering Where You're Strong and ..."
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Host: Ellen Fix, LMSW, CAADC
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 920-8066
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Host: Ms. Joanne Elaine Nemecek, LMSW
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
"Members of the group will identify their personal concerns, if they are experiencing grief related to adjusting to their loved one's identity, and what is needed to help them come to a more supportive relationship. This group will provide a ..."
(616) 226-9038
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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"Members of the group will identify their personal concerns, if they are experiencing grief related to adjusting to their loved one's identity, and what is needed to help them come to a more supportive relationship. This group will provide a ..."
Host: Mrs. Kelly Ibarra, MA, LPC, CSAT, EFT, SCL, EMDR
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
"WEEK 1: Defining Betrayal Trauma & Normalizing My Experience WEEK 2: Communicating Effectively in The Crazy Making Cycle WEEK 3: Creating Safety & Getting Needs Met Through Boundaries WEEK 4: Instilling Hope Through Establishing A Support System WEEK 5: Processing ..."
(616) 323-9826
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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"WEEK 1: Defining Betrayal Trauma & Normalizing My Experience WEEK 2: Communicating Effectively in The Crazy Making Cycle WEEK 3: Creating Safety & Getting Needs Met Through Boundaries WEEK 4: Instilling Hope Through Establishing A Support System WEEK 5: Processing ..."
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Host: Mr. Jim Bottenhorn, MA, LLP
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
"Anger Management Classes I have conducted Anger Management Classes for over 20 years and have developed simple strategies for dealing with anger that have proven to be highly effective. Each class consists of four 90-minute weekly sessions and is offered ..."
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"Anger Management Classes I have conducted Anger Management Classes for over 20 years and have developed simple strategies for dealing with anger that have proven to be highly effective. Each class consists of four 90-minute weekly sessions and is offered ..."
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Host: Peter Cappon, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
"Groups are currently on hold during the COVID 19 pandemic. "
(616) 201-3629
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Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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"Groups are currently on hold during the COVID 19 pandemic. "
Host: Admissions Counselor
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 499-3865
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Host: Mrs. Tamara Spears-Yavo, LMSW, SPADA
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
"Explore and process irrational thoughts and negative core beliefs which leads to difficult feelings and maladaptive behaviors. Learn more healthy thinking patterns and strategies to restructure unhealthy thought patterns and build a healthier sense of self and more balanced worldview. "
(616) 404-3650
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Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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"Explore and process irrational thoughts and negative core beliefs which leads to difficult feelings and maladaptive behaviors. Learn more healthy thinking patterns and strategies to restructure unhealthy thought patterns and build a healthier sense of self and more balanced worldview. "
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Host: Mr. Randy Flood, MA, LLP
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
"These groups (meet early morning and early evening) provides men an opportunity to circle up with other men who wish to develop into the best version of themselves. These men work to cultivate emotional and relational intelligences so they are ..."
(616) 456-1178
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Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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"These groups (meet early morning and early evening) provides men an opportunity to circle up with other men who wish to develop into the best version of themselves. These men work to cultivate emotional and relational intelligences so they are ..."
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Host: Carlee Russom, LMSW
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Grand Rapids 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.