Support Groups in Kalamazoo, MI

Photo of Lydia Cm Boonzaayer, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Rebuild Divorce Groups for adults and children
Counselor, LLPC
Verified
Verified
"Rebuild is a 5-week course for parents and children going through separation or divorce. This group is co-taught. We begin as a group to go over a weekly theme, then split into two groups to further engage; one group for ..."
(269) 528-8653
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Acceptance & Change Transitions Kalamazoo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
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Photo of Janette J Schoenherr, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
LLPC Supervision Group
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS
Verified
Verified
"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. Some video sessions are also available, per current licensing ..."
(269) 601-7229
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
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Adolescent Social Skills
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC
Verified
Verified
"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 ..."
(269) 431-2029
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Not accepting new clients
Photo of Laurie Scheid Rudolph, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Family Counseling and Mediation Services
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified
Verified
(269) 932-4973
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Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
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Seeking Safety- Trauma Focus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
(269) 203-3555
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Not accepting new clients
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Mindfulness for Living
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Gary Snapper, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
DBT Skills Groups
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Photo of Mandala Counseling and Consulting PLC, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Kalamazoo, MI
DBT Skills
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Photo of Deidre Weston-Davis, Psychologist in Kalamazoo, MI
Yellow Brick Road (Seeking Safety)
Psychologist, LLP, CADC
Verified
Verified
"This group is for those who have experienced trauma or addictions. Physical, emotional, sexual, spiritual abuse. Diagnosis of PTSD not needed. Group is highly beneficial to those with depression, anxiety and grief. Fill your tool-box with lots of coping skills. "
(269) 461-7135
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Photo of Melanie Bugnaski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Rebuild Divorce Groups for Adults and Children
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Verified
"Rebuild is a 5-week course for parents and children going through separation or divorce. This group is co-taught, and we begin as a group to go over a weekly theme, then split into two groups to further engage; one group ..."
(269) 373-7134
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Photo of Maria Nickell, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Fluid Art Therapy for Teens
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This is a 6-week art therapy group for teens ages 12-17 years old. It is offered every 8 weeks and is closed to registration after the group begins. The group focuses on six different topics relevant to teens while learning ..."
(269) 367-2813
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Teen ACT Group for Anxiety and Depression
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Verified
"A Group for Teens - 9th-12th Grade, two separate groups available, one on Tuesday evenings and one on Wednesday evenings "
(269) 359-3409
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Photo of Indira Kate Kalmbach, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Mindfulness Techniques for Stress and Anxiety
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
(269) 775-4262
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Photo of Cindy Scovel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Survivors of Suicide (Grief & Loss)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Photo of Valarie Cunningham/The Synergy Health Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Early Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
(269) 203-3555
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Life Journey Psychological Services--Kalamazoo
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Photo of Kathy Piecuch, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
LLPC Supervision Group
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC, MITS
Verified
Verified
"I offer group and individual supervision for LLPC's. "
(269) 795-6253
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Photo of Morry D Edwards, Psychologist in Kalamazoo, MI
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
(269) 280-1024
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Photo of Megan Carlson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Adult Social Skills
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC
Verified
Verified
"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 ..."
(269) 431-2029
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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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.