Anxiety Support Groups in Des Peres, MO

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Become an EMDR Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"The completion of this EMDR Therapy Course is all you need to qualify to practice EMDR Therapy with your clients. This complex trauma, attachment, and developmental trauma informed course includes 20 hours of didiactic presentation, 20 of supervised practice, & ..."
(636) 238-5782
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Des Peres, MO 63131
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Become an Certified EMDR Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"As the rate of traumatic experience and exposure escalates worldwide, so does the impact for individual clients and their therapists. The complexity and severity of trauma presentations requires continued training and support for all EMDR therapists. Our team of EMDR ..."
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Des Peres, MO 63131
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Young Adult DBT Group
MSW, LCSW
"This group is designed specifically with the needs of those transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, ages 17-26, in mind. We recognize that the combination of emotional sensitivity, social vulnerability and changes in performance expectations can lead to intensified anxiety and ..."
(314) 375-3665
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63117
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Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RYT, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"In this class, you are the expert. You know your limits. You make the choice. I provide easy-to-follow guidance on different poses and breathing techniques for all bodies and abilities. Classes are focused on four key themes: practice making choices, ..."
(341) 444-3409
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Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Adult DBT
MSW, LCSW
"Skills Groups are run like a class where the group leader teaches skills and practice exercises to help you use the skills at home, school, work and social situations. Classes are organized in four modules: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion ..."
(314) 375-3665
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63117
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Coping Skills Learning Group (pandemic-on hold)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Skills learning group for adults (19+). Learn skills and exercises: Mindfulness, body-focus, distress tolerance, stress relief, emotional regulation. Designed to support anxiety , depression, stress, related issues. Please contact to add your name to mailing list for future dates. **ON HOLD ..."
(314) 582-3185
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Group meets in:
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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RO DBT Radically Open DBT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BSN, RN, BS
Verified
Verified
"This group teaches the skills of Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This is a 30 week skills class. "
(314) 888-5379
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Group meets in:
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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For Moms with Small Children
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This section of "A Space for Me" is for Moms with Small Children. "A Space for Me" is a series of psycho-educational and therapeutic groups that provide the time, space, tools, and support for women to care for their minds ..."
(314) 527-3084
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63143
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Relationship and Self Help Skills
MAC, PLPC
Verified
Verified
"Planned as needed. Specialities bullying, anxiety , depression, stress, & anger management. "
(314) 626-8611
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63129
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Course
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Now Enrolling for the Spring Sesion: 8-Week Course starts April 5, 2018; $400 for all 8 classes. MBCT is a clinically proven program for preventing relapse into depression, and reducing stress and anxiety . This course will help you learn to ..."
(314) 384-5223
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Group meets in:
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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Anxious Youth Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group for children and adolescents with anxiety . The group uses the Coping Cat program, which has been proven to significantly reduce anxiety in children ages 7-13. Begins January 7th. The full cost of ..."
(314) 384-5223
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63141
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STL Dreams - Working with our Dreams
CCH
"We meet and workshop our dreams. We meet twice a month at my office. Dreams are windows to the soul, and can offer healing, understanding and guidance! Come join us! "
(314) 742-7017
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Group meets in:
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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Mindfulness Class
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Learn and practice mindfulness and meditation skills to have a more balanced and fulfilling life experience. "
(314) 582-0916
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Group meets in:
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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Therapy Nest Practice For Independent Contractors
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CSAM, MA, CHT
Verified
Verified
"Want to be in private practice but want practice support? Rent furnished, unfurnished, monthly or hourly options. We offer lots of amenities which include CE’S, covered parking, FREE High speed Wi-Fi, shared conference room, FREE website SEO, monthly case conceptualization, ..."
(636) 577-2397
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Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63132
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Embrace Healing and Wellness Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Embrace Healing and Wellness Therapy specializes in working with individuals, couples and families in offering counseling services to strengthen and maximize mental wellness. Founder and practicing clinician, Latonia Coates-Smith, MSW, LCSW aspires to have a mental health practice offering quality ..."
(636) 238-5944
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Group meets in:
Olivette, MO 63132
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Adult Support and Psychoeducational Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Group consists of adults ages 18 and older. Various issues discussed, diagnosis, symptoms, medications, coping mechanisms, etc. Feedback and support received from group participants. Group facilitated by a licensed professional counselor. "
(636) 333-1097
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Group meets in:
Chesterfield, MO 63005
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Adolescent Anxiety Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
"This group exists to help adolescents from 6th to 8th grade cope with anxiety . This is a 10 week group session where each session will be 50 minutes once a week. The goal of this group program is to help ..."
(314) 925-1850
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Group meets in:
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Surviving & Thriving: Middle School Girls' Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This group is for girls (ages 11-14) who would benefit from discussing the social/emotional experiences of middle school. We will discuss self-esteem, assertiveness, regulating emotions, body positivity, respect for self & others, gossip & bullying, social pressures, and conflict resolution. ..."
(314) 310-1230
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Group meets in:
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Trauma Sensitive MBCT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RYT, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This MBCT, or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, is an 8-week online group starting March 30th, 2021. It helps folks who struggle with depression and anxiety learn to have a different relationship with their thoughts, feelings and body sensations. However, coming ..."
(341) 444-3409
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Group meets in:
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Stress Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ED, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This group is for men and women trying to cope with stress. "
(314) 219-1790
Group meets in:
Saint Louis, MO 63108

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Anxiety Support Groups

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.




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