Adults Support Groups in Kalamazoo, MI

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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
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Relationship Issues for Men Only
PhD, LLPC
Verified
Verified
"This Group is specifically for men, married or single, and begins September 14, 2022 for 5 weeks. This will be held virtually on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., EST: Cost: $150 (use HSA, debit or credit cards) materials included. Email to ..."
(800) 693-1916
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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
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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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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. "
(269) 301-6365
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, PhD, LLPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"MBSR was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It is an 8-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and other forms of mindfulness practice that can be used in daily life ..."
(248) 265-3756
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
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Yellow Brick Road-evening
Counselor, MA, LPC, LLP, CAADC
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Waitlist for new clients
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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
Waitlist for new clients
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Early Recovery
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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Mindful Self-Compassion
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, PhD, LLPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"MSC was developed by Drs. Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness It is an 8-week course that involves the exploration of the ways in which mindfulness, common humanity, and self-kindness can be cultivated to decree ..."
(248) 265-3756
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
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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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IOP
Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC, MITS
Verified
Verified
"Brain Body Therapy Group offers an Intensive Outpatient Program. Research demonstrates complex trauma resides in the body, changes the structure and neurobiology of the brain, and greatly influences behavioral patterns and conditioned responses. Brain Body Therapy Group believes in using ..."
(269) 795-6253
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Symbis Pre-marriage Groups
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Verified
"Start your marriage off on the right foot by engaging in a couples or group course that will lead you through navigating some of relationships most challenging aspects. Together we will dive into personalities, communication styles, spending habits, chore expectations, ..."
(269) 373-7134
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Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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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
View
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Photo of Terri Ratliff in Kalamazoo, MI
Relationship Issues for Men Only
PhD, LLPC
Verified
Verified
"This Group is specifically for men, married or single, and begins September 14, 2022 for 5 weeks. This will be held virtually on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., EST: Cost: $150 (use HSA, debit or credit cards) materials included. Email to ..."
(800) 693-1916
View
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Patricia Frawley, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
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
View
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Valarie Cunningham/The Synergy Health Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Seeking Safety- Trauma Focus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
(269) 203-3555
View
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Heather Roe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
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. "
(269) 301-6365
View
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Lucy Sternburgh, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, PhD, LLPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"MBSR was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It is an 8-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and other forms of mindfulness practice that can be used in daily life ..."
(248) 265-3756
View
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Maryann Rigoni-Southland, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Yellow Brick Road-evening
Counselor, MA, LPC, LLP, CAADC
Verified
Verified
"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
View
Group meets in:
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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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.