Host: Mrs. Tracy Denice McCall, LMSW, , CAADC
Group meets in:
Warren, MI 48093
"This group is designed for women who have a history of trauma related to physical and sexual abuse. Institutional abuse, rape in adulthood, and domestic violence all qualify as trauma. The group is 1.5 hours and meets weekly. Groups will ..."
(313) 635-0188
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Group meets in:
Warren, MI 48093
"This group is designed for women who have a history of trauma related to physical and sexual abuse. Institutional abuse, rape in adulthood, and domestic violence all qualify as trauma. The group is 1.5 hours and meets weekly. Groups will ..."
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Host: Dr. Kate Smaller, PhD, LCSW, MEd
Group meets in:
Douglas, MI 49406
"Read or re-read some of the most loved self-help books and join in our discussion led by mental health professionals. How much you share is completely up to you. This is about learning a few things, having fun, and empowering ..."
(312) 800-1567
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Group meets in:
Douglas, MI 49406
"Read or re-read some of the most loved self-help books and join in our discussion led by mental health professionals. How much you share is completely up to you. This is about learning a few things, having fun, and empowering ..."
Photo of Thriving Minds Behavioral Health, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Dr. Aimee Kotrba, PhD
Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
"CKC is a 5-day, intensive therapy program designed to help prepare children with Selective Mutism for the upcoming academic year. This camp utilizes one-on-one support and group therapeutic techniques in classroom environments to practice verbal communication with other peers and ..."
(810) 375-1055
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Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
"CKC is a 5-day, intensive therapy program designed to help prepare children with Selective Mutism for the upcoming academic year. This camp utilizes one-on-one support and group therapeutic techniques in classroom environments to practice verbal communication with other peers and ..."
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Host: Mark Kauffman, LPC, CADC
Group meets in:
Troy, MI 48083
"Adolescent Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, addresses the specific developmental needs of teens 12-17 years of age. The program is an innovative program added to our clinic to immediately address teens with problem use of drugs or alcohol. The ..."
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Group meets in:
Troy, MI 48083
"Adolescent Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program, IOP, addresses the specific developmental needs of teens 12-17 years of age. The program is an innovative program added to our clinic to immediately address teens with problem use of drugs or alcohol. The ..."
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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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Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
"Parenting Guidance and Group Support "
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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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 ..."
Photo of Janette J Schoenherr, Counselor
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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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. "
Photo of Reset Brain and Body, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mrs. Kerry Biskelonis, LPC, RYT
Group meets in:
Plymouth, MI 48170
"Free, weekly, virtual connection and support led by expert therapists for new and new again moms in the first postnatal year. An opportunity to share experiences in a non-judgmental environment, learn coping skills, and receive education and resources. 1 out ..."
(734) 228-1922
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Group meets in:
Plymouth, MI 48170
"Free, weekly, virtual connection and support led by expert therapists for new and new again moms in the first postnatal year. An opportunity to share experiences in a non-judgmental environment, learn coping skills, and receive education and resources. 1 out ..."
Photo of Mandala Counseling and Consulting PLC, Limited Licensed Psychologist
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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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. "
Photo of Kallie England, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Kallie England, LMSW, CYT
Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
"Calling all teens with a taste for adventure - this group will begin a new session May 19! We'll meet outside for 90 minutes once a week to engage in (socially distanced) group games, challenges, and adventures, followed by reflective ..."
(734) 375-1107
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Group meets in:
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
"Calling all teens with a taste for adventure - this group will begin a new session May 19! We'll meet outside for 90 minutes once a week to engage in (socially distanced) group games, challenges, and adventures, followed by reflective ..."
Photo of Richard P Lieske, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mr. Richard P Lieske, MA, MDiv, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Okemos, MI 48864
"SPRING GROUP meets 4/9/19 to 6/11/19 (NEW start date). Parents of teens in need due to depression, anxiety, family disruption, or other challenges. Focus on the best current resources to help parents communicate, cope, and connect with their teen(s). Closed ..."
(517) 225-0202
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Group meets in:
Okemos, MI 48864
"SPRING GROUP meets 4/9/19 to 6/11/19 (NEW start date). Parents of teens in need due to depression, anxiety, family disruption, or other challenges. Focus on the best current resources to help parents communicate, cope, and connect with their teen(s). Closed ..."
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Host: Dr. Nikhil K Vora, MD
Group meets in:
Flint, MI 48532
"Therapy is a very broad term and gradually has become an accepted and scientific way to deal with a broad range of problems and conditions through a variety of techniques. Our counseling services treat a number of mental health issues, ..."
(810) 292-3163
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Group meets in:
Flint, MI 48532
"Therapy is a very broad term and gradually has become an accepted and scientific way to deal with a broad range of problems and conditions through a variety of techniques. Our counseling services treat a number of mental health issues, ..."
Photo of Traci Breniser (Hawkins) Wilson, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Host: Mrs. Traci Breniser (Hawkins) Wilson, MA, LLP
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, MI 49230
"Hungerwise (TM) is a 9-week program designed to help you undo "diet brainwashing" and get unstuck from old patterns of eating and exercise "
(517) 680-4193
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, MI 49230
"Hungerwise (TM) is a 9-week program designed to help you undo "diet brainwashing" and get unstuck from old patterns of eating and exercise "
Photo of Amber C. Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mrs. Amber C. Johnson, MA, MS, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Bay City, MI 48708
"Adolescent counseling and support group. Discussing issues such as bullying, mental illness, strengthening (peer and parent) relationships, positive decision making & coping mechanisms, self-esteem/self-efficacy and more. "
(989) 424-5741
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Group meets in:
Bay City, MI 48708
"Adolescent counseling and support group. Discussing issues such as bullying, mental illness, strengthening (peer and parent) relationships, positive decision making & coping mechanisms, self-esteem/self-efficacy and more. "
Photo of Mark S Walstrom, Counselor
Host: Mark S Walstrom, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
"Sacred Pilgrimage: A Way Out, Through and Into is a psychospiritual program that offers a time-honored process that helps us move from pain to liberation; from fear to love; from alienation to community; from what is old and inadequate to ..."
(616) 675-1548
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Group meets in:
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
"Sacred Pilgrimage: A Way Out, Through and Into is a psychospiritual program that offers a time-honored process that helps us move from pain to liberation; from fear to love; from alienation to community; from what is old and inadequate to ..."
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Host: Prima Care
Group meets in:
Westland, MI 48185
"Primacare is a nationally accredited mental health program which offers comprehensive therapy services and psychological testing. We have been servicing patients in the community for over 20 years and treat children, adolescents, adults and seniors. We have offices in Westland, ..."
(734) 752-4126
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Group meets in:
Westland, MI 48185
"Primacare is a nationally accredited mental health program which offers comprehensive therapy services and psychological testing. We have been servicing patients in the community for over 20 years and treat children, adolescents, adults and seniors. We have offices in Westland, ..."
Photo of Julia Tarsa, Counselor
Host: Julia Tarsa, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Okemos, MI 48864
"This 4 week online therapy group is held each fall. The next one begins on Monday, September 20, 2021. It is designed for those who love someone with this challenging mood disorder and who would like to better understand them. ..."
(517) 759-1905
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Group meets in:
Okemos, MI 48864
"This 4 week online therapy group is held each fall. The next one begins on Monday, September 20, 2021. It is designed for those who love someone with this challenging mood disorder and who would like to better understand them. ..."
Photo of Ann Bixler, Limited Licensed Psychologist
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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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. "
Host: Mr. Steven M Brooks, MSLLP
Group meets in:
Davison, MI 48423
"A new group is forming in Davison Michigan to encourage, share and help heal the loneliness of obesity. "
(810) 991-4464
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Group meets in:
Davison, MI 48423
"A new group is forming in Davison Michigan to encourage, share and help heal the loneliness of obesity. "
Photo of Jack W. Grenan,
Host: Dr. Jack W. Grenan, PhD, Hyp, MS, Psychol, MA
Group meets in:
Spring Lake, MI 49456
"Available upon request call 6164023291 for information "
(616) 710-4362
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Group meets in:
Spring Lake, MI 49456
"Available upon request call 6164023291 for information "

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