Host: Mrs. Megan Carlson, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"Sessions will focus on building skills necessary in social communication like making and keeping friends, problem-solving, assertiveness and confidence and conflict resolution, as well as self-management. Psycho-educational material is provided as well as practice of skills through games, activities and ..."
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"Sessions will focus on building skills necessary in social communication like making and keeping friends, problem-solving, assertiveness and confidence and conflict resolution, as well as self-management. Psycho-educational material is provided as well as practice of skills through games, activities and ..."
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Host: Indira Kate Kalmbach, MA, LLPC
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 775-4262
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Host: Ms. Heather Roe, LMSW-C
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
"ACT Kalamazoo focuses on the whole person including their strengths, resources, and environment and uses evidence based modalities to help those served find the tools they need to thrive. "
(269) 301-6365
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"ACT Kalamazoo focuses on the whole person including their strengths, resources, and environment and uses evidence based modalities to help those served find the tools they need to thrive. "
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Host: Kalamazoo Empowerment Services Plc, LMSW, LLMSW, CAADC, ADS
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
"We are teaming up with Beadventure, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, to help promote better self-esteem through art therapy. This group is for middle school girls and will meet Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 for 6 weeks starting ..."
(269) 241-9226
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"We are teaming up with Beadventure, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, to help promote better self-esteem through art therapy. This group is for middle school girls and will meet Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 for 6 weeks starting ..."
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Host: Mrs. Suzanne Meinke, LPC, LMFT, CAADC, NCC
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"This is a FREE, therapist-led, support group for anyone struggling with infertility, miscarriage, or pregnancy loss. Anyone looking for a network of support in this area should email or call me, or connect with me via MeaningfulConnectionsCoun seling.com. More information ..."
(269) 503-8883
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"This is a FREE, therapist-led, support group for anyone struggling with infertility, miscarriage, or pregnancy loss. Anyone looking for a network of support in this area should email or call me, or connect with me via MeaningfulConnectionsCoun seling.com. More information ..."
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Host: Ms. Dawn Bouaouad, MA, LLP
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"Only persons engaged in comprehensive DBT are eligible for this Skills group. The group focuses on mindfulness strategies, effective communication, distress tolerance and coping strategies, emotion regulation, and putting it into life. And have a little fun. "
(269) 763-5130
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"Only persons engaged in comprehensive DBT are eligible for this Skills group. The group focuses on mindfulness strategies, effective communication, distress tolerance and coping strategies, emotion regulation, and putting it into life. And have a little fun. "
Host: Mrs. Cricket L Alexander, LMSW, BFA
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
"We offer group every week ranging in topic such as: Couple in COVID; ADHD in Adults; ADHD in Children; How COVID id impacting your Business; Morning Mental Health Check-In & Tune Up; Female Holistic Approaches to Addiction & Recovery; Medical ..."
(269) 222-7453
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"We offer group every week ranging in topic such as: Couple in COVID; ADHD in Adults; ADHD in Children; How COVID id impacting your Business; Morning Mental Health Check-In & Tune Up; Female Holistic Approaches to Addiction & Recovery; Medical ..."
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Host: Ms. Patricia Frawley, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
"Mindfulness is an approach that helps us be more fully alive in the present moment rather than caught in our habitual patterns and reactions to life's stresses. This 8-week course introduces mindfulness concepts and practices that enable you to establish ..."
(269) 503-8631
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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"Mindfulness is an approach that helps us be more fully alive in the present moment rather than caught in our habitual patterns and reactions to life's stresses. This 8-week course introduces mindfulness concepts and practices that enable you to establish ..."
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Host: Mrs. Laurie Scheid Rudolph, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 932-4973
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Host: Mrs. Janette J Schoenherr, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"This group is for Limited Licensed Professional Counselors who need supervision while working towards full licensure. I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and meet national and Michigan standards for supervision. "
(269) 601-7229
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"This group is for Limited Licensed Professional Counselors who need supervision while working towards full licensure. I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and meet national and Michigan standards for supervision. "
Host: Mrs. Valarie Cunningham, MSW, LMSW
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 203-3555
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Host: Cindy Scovel, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"This group provides an opportunity for members who have recently lost a loved one to suicide to externalize feelings of grief and receive psychoeducation on the process of grief. Additionally, this sharing community relieves some of the isolation and loneliness ..."
(269) 215-5522
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"This group provides an opportunity for members who have recently lost a loved one to suicide to externalize feelings of grief and receive psychoeducation on the process of grief. Additionally, this sharing community relieves some of the isolation and loneliness ..."
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Host: Maryann Rigoni-Southland, MA, LPC, LLP, CAADC
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"This group is for those who have experienced trauma and or addictions. Whether physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual abuse. Men and women have experienced great success here. Diagnosis of PTSD not needed. Group is highly beneficial to those with addictions, ..."
(269) 216-4664
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"This group is for those who have experienced trauma and or addictions. Whether physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual abuse. Men and women have experienced great success here. Diagnosis of PTSD not needed. Group is highly beneficial to those with addictions, ..."
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Host: Dr. Lawrence Beer, EdD
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"Managing Emotions, Forming an Identity, & Building Relationships: A Group for Teens - 9th-12th Grade "
(269) 359-3409
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"Managing Emotions, Forming an Identity, & Building Relationships: A Group for Teens - 9th-12th Grade "
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Host: Roberta Gabier, MA,LLP
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
"Together we create a safe place to explore insight into emotional reactions and thought patterns that keep us from making choices that express our self-esteem, self-love and self-respect. Sessions include information, experiential learning, spiritual practice and group process. The goal ..."
(269) 256-1040
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"Together we create a safe place to explore insight into emotional reactions and thought patterns that keep us from making choices that express our self-esteem, self-love and self-respect. Sessions include information, experiential learning, spiritual practice and group process. The goal ..."
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Host: Ms. Princilla Ursery, LPC, NCC, IMH-E, TBHI-2, SPADA
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"This group focus on helping people to move forward in life to work towards their goals, whatever that may be, without engaging in behaviors that hinders them from accomplishing those goals. "
(269) 743-4429
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Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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"This group focus on helping people to move forward in life to work towards their goals, whatever that may be, without engaging in behaviors that hinders them from accomplishing those goals. "
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Host: Mr. Gary Snapper, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
"Only persons engaged in comprehensive DBT are eligible for this Coping Skills group. The group focuses on coping skills enhancing effective communication, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness. "
(269) 795-6828
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"Only persons engaged in comprehensive DBT are eligible for this Coping Skills group. The group focuses on coping skills enhancing effective communication, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness. "
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Host: Mrs. Kathy Piecuch, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC, MITS
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"I offer group and individual supervision for LLPC's. "
(269) 795-6253
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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"I offer group and individual supervision for LLPC's. "
Host: Mrs. Valarie Cunningham, MSW, LMSW
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 203-3555
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Host: Mrs. Megan Carlson, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
"This group provides psycho-educational material and facilitated game, activity and role-play to explore issues concerning those with social anxiety and who may be on the Autism spectrum. This group targets a variety of issues from making and maintaining relationships and ..."
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"This group provides psycho-educational material and facilitated game, activity and role-play to explore issues concerning those with social anxiety and who may be on the Autism spectrum. This group targets a variety of issues from making and maintaining relationships and ..."

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