Support Groups in Dakota County, MN

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We specialize in couple therapy and often see more couples in a week than many therapists see in a month. Our approach with couples is called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It's an "experiential" approach, meaning the therapist helps the couple ...
Hosted by Cindy Frederick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burnsville, MN 55337
We specialize in couple therapy and often see more couples in a week than many therapists see in a month. Our approach with couples is called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It's an "experiential" approach, meaning the therapist helps the couple ...
(612) 400-9953 View (612) 400-9953
Our DBT Life Skills I program allows our clients to learn useful skills that can help them live a more effective and productive life. The program itself includes four modules, all of which are intended to help clients manage and ...
Hosted by John Gawboy
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burnsville, MN 55306
Our DBT Life Skills I program allows our clients to learn useful skills that can help them live a more effective and productive life. The program itself includes four modules, all of which are intended to help clients manage and ...
(952) 260-2393 View (952) 260-2393
Hosted by Erica Laub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW-S, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 522-9842 View (952) 522-9842
Exploring Sex Addiction is a 8-week group for men who are experiencing problematic sexual behaviors or sex addiction and have a desire to engage in the recovery process. Men with sex addiction often experience preoccupation with sexual fantasies and behaviors, ...
Hosted by Chase Claflin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burnsville, MN 55337
Exploring Sex Addiction is a 8-week group for men who are experiencing problematic sexual behaviors or sex addiction and have a desire to engage in the recovery process. Men with sex addiction often experience preoccupation with sexual fantasies and behaviors, ...
(952) 230-1677 View (952) 230-1677
Running via telehealth: The Recovering & Healing from Domestic Violence group is a 20-week part psychoeducational and part process therapy group for women who are healing from domestic violence. By attending the group you will better learn how to manage ...
Hosted by Shannon Goecke-Watson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eagan, MN 55122
Running via telehealth: The Recovering & Healing from Domestic Violence group is a 20-week part psychoeducational and part process therapy group for women who are healing from domestic violence. By attending the group you will better learn how to manage ...
(651) 370-9183 View (651) 370-9183
Do you feel like you’ll never be good enough for your parents, they don't really know you, or like you can’t be OK unless they’re OK? Do you feel stuck in your relationship with them - wanting to move forward ...
Hosted by Katie Egge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeville, MN 55044
Do you feel like you’ll never be good enough for your parents, they don't really know you, or like you can’t be OK unless they’re OK? Do you feel stuck in your relationship with them - wanting to move forward ...
(952) 522-5980 View (952) 522-5980
A group of 4-6 women gather online weekly for 6 weeks to learn and practice skills that focus on mindfulness, regulating emotions, strengthening their relationship with self and others, as well as tolerating high levels of stress. Women engage with ...
Hosted by Panoramic Perspectives Therapy and Training PA
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeville, MN 55044
A group of 4-6 women gather online weekly for 6 weeks to learn and practice skills that focus on mindfulness, regulating emotions, strengthening their relationship with self and others, as well as tolerating high levels of stress. Women engage with ...
(952) 592-4454 View (952) 592-4454
Many people throughout the years have said things such as "it must be hard being a therapist". What I think most people mean by that is that it's hard hearing tragic stories traumas that people go through all day which ...
Hosted by Philip Lee Burton
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eagan, MN 55122
Many people throughout the years have said things such as "it must be hard being a therapist". What I think most people mean by that is that it's hard hearing tragic stories traumas that people go through all day which ...
(952) 230-0468 View (952) 230-0468
Established in 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Mia Paquin, Psychology Express stands as a preeminent institution in the field of psychology. Our mission is to facilitate an unparalleled connection between clients and an esteemed cadre of doctoral-level clinicians, all ...
Hosted by Emily Sander
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, E-Psprt
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hastings, MN 55033
Established in 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Mia Paquin, Psychology Express stands as a preeminent institution in the field of psychology. Our mission is to facilitate an unparalleled connection between clients and an esteemed cadre of doctoral-level clinicians, all ...
(651) 401-7932 View (651) 401-7932
Established in 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Mia Paquin, Psychology Express stands as a preeminent institution in the field of psychology. Our mission is to facilitate an unparalleled connection between clients and an esteemed cadre of doctoral-level clinicians, all ...
Hosted by Amber Ehrlich
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eagan, MN 55122
Established in 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Mia Paquin, Psychology Express stands as a preeminent institution in the field of psychology. Our mission is to facilitate an unparalleled connection between clients and an esteemed cadre of doctoral-level clinicians, all ...
(651) 998-7254 View (651) 998-7254
Established in 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Mia Paquin, Psychology Express stands as a preeminent institution in the field of psychology. Our mission is to facilitate an unparalleled connection between clients and an esteemed cadre of doctoral-level clinicians, all ...
Hosted by Sierra Paup
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eagan, MN 55122
Established in 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Mia Paquin, Psychology Express stands as a preeminent institution in the field of psychology. Our mission is to facilitate an unparalleled connection between clients and an esteemed cadre of doctoral-level clinicians, all ...
(952) 800-7373 View (952) 800-7373
Adolescent DBT is geared towards teens aged 14-18 struggling with regulating difficult emotions, impulsive behaviors, conflict in relationships, and Adolescent-Family dilemmas. Adolescent groups focus of teaching tools to help teens cope with changes in relationships and increase self-regulation strategies. DBT ...
Hosted by Julie Blatz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Adolescent DBT is geared towards teens aged 14-18 struggling with regulating difficult emotions, impulsive behaviors, conflict in relationships, and Adolescent-Family dilemmas. Adolescent groups focus of teaching tools to help teens cope with changes in relationships and increase self-regulation strategies. DBT ...
(651) 413-9038 View (651) 413-9038
NEXT GROUP START DATE TBD. This group will meet weekly for six weeks. It will focus on mindfulness, regulating emotions, tolerating stress, self-care and boundaries in relationships. This is a skills-based group. You will be taught new skills at each ...
Hosted by Kristin Kelly Steady
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakeville, MN 55044
NEXT GROUP START DATE TBD. This group will meet weekly for six weeks. It will focus on mindfulness, regulating emotions, tolerating stress, self-care and boundaries in relationships. This is a skills-based group. You will be taught new skills at each ...
(952) 592-9860 View (952) 592-9860
Established in 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Mia Paquin, Psychology Express stands as a preeminent institution in the field of psychology. Our mission is to facilitate an unparalleled connection between clients and an esteemed cadre of doctoral-level clinicians, all ...
Hosted by Kate Van Pay
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hastings, MN 55033
Established in 2017 under the leadership of Dr. Mia Paquin, Psychology Express stands as a preeminent institution in the field of psychology. Our mission is to facilitate an unparalleled connection between clients and an esteemed cadre of doctoral-level clinicians, all ...
(651) 383-8082 View (651) 383-8082
This is a 12-week group for women exploring healing after betrayal trauma. This topic is often misunderstood and treatment can be frustrating due to lack of training of professionals around the nuances of the impacts of problematic sexual behaviors, addiction, ...
Hosted by Heather Heide
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burnsville, MN 55337
This is a 12-week group for women exploring healing after betrayal trauma. This topic is often misunderstood and treatment can be frustrating due to lack of training of professionals around the nuances of the impacts of problematic sexual behaviors, addiction, ...
(952) 260-9331 View (952) 260-9331
Thrive Therapy provides a safe place to address the personal circumstances in your life. Thrive’s therapists and counselors are kind, approachable and professional. Creating a setting that promotes acceptance and allows you to openly explore your current trials without fear ...
Hosted by Sam Secord
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burnsville, MN 55337
Thrive Therapy provides a safe place to address the personal circumstances in your life. Thrive’s therapists and counselors are kind, approachable and professional. Creating a setting that promotes acceptance and allows you to openly explore your current trials without fear ...
(952) 260-2566 View (952) 260-2566
Hosted by Tamera Mensink
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Apple Valley, MN 55124
(651) 504-3788 View (651) 504-3788
Clinical supervision group for LGSWs held twice a month for two hours. Currently being held online.
Hosted by Lance Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eagan, MN 55122
Clinical supervision group for LGSWs held twice a month for two hours. Currently being held online.
(651) 273-0978 View (651) 273-0978
Hosted by Lora Madjar
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFA, EMDR, AF-EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burnsville, MN 55306
(833) 343-0552 View (833) 343-0552
Bears Counseling PLLC is a Private Practice owned and operated solely by Tarah Groettum. My mission is to be contracted with as many insurances as possible, to better serve as many families and individuals as possible throughout the state of ...
Hosted by Tarah Groettum
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC, CAS, PACC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eagan, MN 55122
Bears Counseling PLLC is a Private Practice owned and operated solely by Tarah Groettum. My mission is to be contracted with as many insurances as possible, to better serve as many families and individuals as possible throughout the state of ...
(651) 369-7957 View (651) 369-7957

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Dakota County?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.