Support Groups in Blue Springs, MO

Social Anxiety
Psychologist, MEd, Psychol, LPC
Verified
"When the demand allows, I conduct small groups on various topics. Currently, I have been doing a closed small group of 6 to allow for graduated exposure for pre-teen and teens to gain confidence and skill interacting with others their ..."
(816) 656-2721 
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Group meets in:
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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Social Anxiety
Psychologist, MEd, Psychol, LPC
Verified
"When the demand allows, I conduct small groups on various topics. Currently, I have been doing a closed small group of 6 to allow for graduated exposure for pre-teen and teens to gain confidence and skill interacting with others their ..."
(816) 656-2721 
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Group meets in:
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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LGBTQ Teen Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This is a safe place for LGBTQ teens to openly tell their stories and be supported in all stages of their journeys. Come meet your new tribe members and learn to be your authentic self in a world of masks. ..."
(660) 218-1332 
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Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64063
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EMDR Consultation Group for Professionals
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC
Verified
"I provide EMDR Consultation in person and via telephone. Contact me to ask about the scheduling options. "
(816) 527-8891 
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Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64064
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Prepare and Enrich
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT
Verified
"I am a prepare and enrich certified clinician. This involves clients taking the assessment for $35 plus the cost of weekly sessions as well as any workbooks or cards clients may decide to purchase. This class needs to have 5-6 ..."
(816) 330-2739 
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Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64064
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Coming soon!
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
"Groups are being developed and more details will come soon! "
(816) 203-1490 
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Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64064
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Pet Loss Grief Group (currently suspended)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPL
Verified
"So often our pets are Family Members. They love us unconditionally and give us their very all. As companions, they fill in the places where our people leave off. When we lose that beloved pet, our world is sad. And ..."
(816) 565-4958 
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Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64063
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Sunflower Psychological LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP, CIMHP
Verified
"Mental health professional who brings a host of experience and specialty areas to clients, partnering for the best possible outcomes for your best living. "
(816) 312-5992 
Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Photo of Mint Family Therapy, Pre-Licensed Professional in Blue Springs, MO
Anger Management (Telehealth Only)
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT
Verified
"Anger management centers on a few basic ideas based on both attachment and emotional intelligence. The goal of the class is to help navigate these areas and increase communication in a positive and effective way. This class needs to have ..."
(816) 330-2739 
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Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64064
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Monday Night Mindfulness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP, CCTP, EMDR
Verified
"Mindfulness is a multilayered set of tools that when practiced regularly help us to navigate the world and our response to it in a healthy more balanced manner. Learning the skills of Mindfulness has shown to improve over all health ..."
(816) 368-8257 
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Group meets in:
Independence, MO 64050

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