Support Groups in Columbia, MO

Our mission is to create a safe place to be yourself, express your pain/frustration while increasing your understanding, tools, and social connections. This group is designed to empower professionals and thrive in a tasks-based world. This group is ideal for ...
Hosted by Elizabeth Hocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65201
Our mission is to create a safe place to be yourself, express your pain/frustration while increasing your understanding, tools, and social connections. This group is designed to empower professionals and thrive in a tasks-based world. This group is ideal for ...
(573) 284-3385 View (573) 284-3385
We have an opening for a man who wants to do men's work. This group is a safe, supportive, confidential, non-shaming environment where men share their thoughts and feelings. Patrick has been facilitating this group for 23 years. Call Patrick ...
Hosted by Patrick Kane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65201
We have an opening for a man who wants to do men's work. This group is a safe, supportive, confidential, non-shaming environment where men share their thoughts and feelings. Patrick has been facilitating this group for 23 years. Call Patrick ...
(573) 245-1352 View (573) 245-1352
We invite you to join us for an 8-week coaching group designed to support and equip you as you walk alongside those in your life who use drugs and alcohol, have an eating disorder, and/or live with mental illness. We ...
Hosted by The Intensive
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
We invite you to join us for an 8-week coaching group designed to support and equip you as you walk alongside those in your life who use drugs and alcohol, have an eating disorder, and/or live with mental illness. We ...
(573) 240-8238 View (573) 240-8238
The Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop is specifically designed to help couples build intimacy and emotional connection, understand negative patterns that cause conflict, and restore and transform their relationship. At the workshop, you will identify the destructive cycle you are ...
Hosted by Marriage & Family Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
The Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop is specifically designed to help couples build intimacy and emotional connection, understand negative patterns that cause conflict, and restore and transform their relationship. At the workshop, you will identify the destructive cycle you are ...
(573) 494-6780 View (573) 494-6780
SMART Recovery is an evidence/research based approach for substance and activity dependencies. SMART is a secular, non-12 step program utilizing Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy methods to help one change their thoughts of self-doubt, emotions and choices. There are also groups ...
Hosted by Suzanne Opperman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CADC, CCTP, APRN
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65201
SMART Recovery is an evidence/research based approach for substance and activity dependencies. SMART is a secular, non-12 step program utilizing Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy methods to help one change their thoughts of self-doubt, emotions and choices. There are also groups ...
(573) 994-3786 View (573) 994-3786
Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Class: weekly class to develop skills to manage perfectionistic coping styles, chronic depression, and anxiety. The skills target relationship enhancement, coping with difficult emotions such as shame and envy, and increasing self awareness of ...
Hosted by Shayna Sutton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Class: weekly class to develop skills to manage perfectionistic coping styles, chronic depression, and anxiety. The skills target relationship enhancement, coping with difficult emotions such as shame and envy, and increasing self awareness of ...
(573) 494-6233 View (573) 494-6233
We are excited to bring to you Hold Me Tight Couples Workshops that will help you transform your relationship, strengthen the connection with your partner, and help you build intimacy and emotional connection in your relationship. Great relationships take work, ...
Hosted by Debi Hake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
We are excited to bring to you Hold Me Tight Couples Workshops that will help you transform your relationship, strengthen the connection with your partner, and help you build intimacy and emotional connection in your relationship. Great relationships take work, ...
(573) 240-8516 View (573) 240-8516
A Batterers’ Intervention Program (BIP) is a program that batterers attend, usually as part of the legal system response to domestic violence. A batterer may also attend a program voluntarily. A BIP has an important role in coordinated community response ...
Hosted by Tasca M. Tolson
MEd, LPC, CADC, BIP, CTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
A Batterers’ Intervention Program (BIP) is a program that batterers attend, usually as part of the legal system response to domestic violence. A batterer may also attend a program voluntarily. A BIP has an important role in coordinated community response ...
(573) 282-7297 View (573) 282-7297
Religious Trauma: The physical, emotional, or psychological response to religious beliefs, practices, or structures that is experienced by an individual as overwhelming or disruptive and has lasting adverse effects on a person’s physical, mental, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. Do ...
Hosted by Oliver C Stone
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65201
Religious Trauma: The physical, emotional, or psychological response to religious beliefs, practices, or structures that is experienced by an individual as overwhelming or disruptive and has lasting adverse effects on a person’s physical, mental, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. Do ...
(573) 549-4395 View (573) 549-4395
This online group is for men who wish to change or maintain a change in their sexual acting out. It is for men who are "sober" or are working to get "sober," and who would like support in their efforts. ...
Hosted by Brian Bowles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65201
This online group is for men who wish to change or maintain a change in their sexual acting out. It is for men who are "sober" or are working to get "sober," and who would like support in their efforts. ...
(573) 229-0763 View (573) 229-0763
Radically Open DBT Skills class for chronic depression, anxiety, perfectionism, people pleasing, obsessive compulsive personality, or social isolation. This class teaches you skills on increasing flexibility, openness, and safety so that you can enhance your relationships, learn to relax, increase ...
Hosted by Angela Pearman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
Radically Open DBT Skills class for chronic depression, anxiety, perfectionism, people pleasing, obsessive compulsive personality, or social isolation. This class teaches you skills on increasing flexibility, openness, and safety so that you can enhance your relationships, learn to relax, increase ...
(573) 284-3456 View (573) 284-3456
Reclaim Connection is a free weekly support group for women recovering from emotional abuse, narcissistic abuse, and/or relational trauma. We have an open format and cover topics including abuse education, boundaries, self care and cPTSD. To see if our group ...
Hosted by Reclaim
PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
Reclaim Connection is a free weekly support group for women recovering from emotional abuse, narcissistic abuse, and/or relational trauma. We have an open format and cover topics including abuse education, boundaries, self care and cPTSD. To see if our group ...
(573) 594-4703 View (573) 594-4703
This is an online group for those involved w/ “The Wild Child Series: Mindful Parenting.” This course can be found @ jordancera.podia.com. It’s a 4-week course, self-paced, that helps connect the concept of Mindfulness to parenting. If you or your ...
Hosted by Jordan Cera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AAMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65201
This is an online group for those involved w/ “The Wild Child Series: Mindful Parenting.” This course can be found @ jordancera.podia.com. It’s a 4-week course, self-paced, that helps connect the concept of Mindfulness to parenting. If you or your ...
(573) 837-1663 View (573) 837-1663
This group is designed to help people think deeper in their motivation, 'purpose', and the strengths they have that keep them focused on their goals. Especially when anxiety and depression is present, feeling motivated to get up in the morning ...
Hosted by Rachel Sabulsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65201
This group is designed to help people think deeper in their motivation, 'purpose', and the strengths they have that keep them focused on their goals. Especially when anxiety and depression is present, feeling motivated to get up in the morning ...
(573) 779-4597 View (573) 779-4597
Grief is overwhelming. It comes like a wave, flings us about, and then we look up and the waves keep coming. The experience of grief is different for every person and for each loss, but there are common threads we ...
Hosted by Jennah Strathausen
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
Grief is overwhelming. It comes like a wave, flings us about, and then we look up and the waves keep coming. The experience of grief is different for every person and for each loss, but there are common threads we ...
(573) 508-0383 View (573) 508-0383
Welcome to a circular breathing Breathwork class that focuses on releasing trauma in the body! This is a somatic experience led by a Licensed Counselor and focuses on clearing out emotions held in your body. It is currently being offered ...
Hosted by Sarah Covert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
Welcome to a circular breathing Breathwork class that focuses on releasing trauma in the body! This is a somatic experience led by a Licensed Counselor and focuses on clearing out emotions held in your body. It is currently being offered ...
(636) 251-4965 View (636) 251-4965
This is a therapeutic support group led by our psychologist, Samantha Chace, who is specialized in eating disorders. This group is for those in active recovery with a dietitian and therapist on their treatment team. All types of EDs are ...
Hosted by Bamboo Nutrition LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
This is a therapeutic support group led by our psychologist, Samantha Chace, who is specialized in eating disorders. This group is for those in active recovery with a dietitian and therapist on their treatment team. All types of EDs are ...
(573) 435-3831 View (573) 435-3831
We provide individual counseling and couples therapy for adults in Columbia, MO. Our specialties include couples or marriage therapy, anxiety, depression, lgbt+ identity and issues, and infidelity. We offer flexibility in scheduling and sliding scale rates. Contact us today to ...
Hosted by Tara Vossenkemper
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
We provide individual counseling and couples therapy for adults in Columbia, MO. Our specialties include couples or marriage therapy, anxiety, depression, lgbt+ identity and issues, and infidelity. We offer flexibility in scheduling and sliding scale rates. Contact us today to ...
(573) 297-4530 View (573) 297-4530
Hosted by Kim Oliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 340-4179 View (573) 340-4179
This group uses modern therapy modalities and combines them with the fun and collaboration of tabletop role-playing games. Group members will learn to handle complex emotions, attain social skills, grow their communication and collaboration skills, and gain self-confidence. This group ...
Hosted by Oliver C Stone
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, MO 65201
This group uses modern therapy modalities and combines them with the fun and collaboration of tabletop role-playing games. Group members will learn to handle complex emotions, attain social skills, grow their communication and collaboration skills, and gain self-confidence. This group ...
(573) 549-4395 View (573) 549-4395
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Columbia?

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.