"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 ..."
"We are currently conducting a pilot program to support parents suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety. We aim to provide education, coping skills, support, and a safe space to explore your struggles and get relief. Please reach out if you ..."
"Support Groups for Missouri Social Workers, Counselors, EMS, Paramedic/Fire and other HealthCare Professionals are available at a low cost. Sessions can be done on Telehealth or In-Person at our Conference Room. We will be covering topics of Resiliency, Anxiety/Stress Reduction, ..."
"Comprehensive DBT offers more support than traditional therapy because in conjunction with individual therapy, you participate in a weekly skills group. Skills group is a psychoeducation group facilitated by two DBT trained therapists to help you develop coping skills to ..."
"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 ..."
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MSCP, MARS, CCTP, LPC
"Spouses of Active Military/Veterans - a safe, confidential, and structured group where significant others and spouses of active military/veterans can find support and process issues directly related to deployments, mobilizations, loneliness, frustrations, anger, PTSD, and separation hardships. Could be one ..."
"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, ..."
"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 ..."
"This group is designed specifically for teens ages 14-18. This group is based on the book 'Superhero Therapy' by Janina Scarlet. Join us as we incorporates aspects of Acceptance & Committment Therapy through the lens of superhero figures to address ..."
"The issue of boundaries pervades our lives in ways that are so subtle, yet so profound, that once they are mastered, simply everything changes. Join this group for practical information, insight, and training on this fascinating subject. Learn how emotions ..."
"Lawrence, Oliver & Associates, LLC is the private practice I co-own with Dr. Chris Lawrence, PhD, SEP. We collaborate with over 20 other clinicians in our practice. We are able to accommodate a wide range of concerns. There may be ..."
"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 ..."
"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 ..."
"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 ..."
"Mindfulness refers to the ability to maintain awareness of the present moment with acceptance and without judgment. Mindfulness helps strengthen the “muscle” in the brain that helps us focus our attention to the present moment (rather than ruminating on the ..."
"This 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. The ..."
"Learn to handle anger effectively and use it in a productive manner. Trainings and education can be scheduled to fit your specific needs, including workplace safety. Separate curriculum is available for youth. 12 week courses as required by the state ..."
"The Current Therapy services is happy to provide a teen therapy group for girls (inclusive to all who identify as female) ages 15-18. This group is held on Wednesday mornings from 7:45am- 8:45am, starting on April 6th and running to ..."
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MSCP, MARS, CCTP, LPC
"Registration now open for three different groups beginning Monday, August 23 5:30 PM, Tuesday, August 24 5:30 PM and Thursday, August 26 10 AM. These are limited to seven women only for each group. Each person is responsible for purchase ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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.