Support Groups in Independence, MO

Healing Trauma from Sexual Betrayal
This is a FREE education and support group for women trying to heal from trauma due to a partner's sexual betrayal behaviors (pornography, infidelity/affairs, etc.). Currently, the group is only offered virtually. It runs two times a year with groups ...
Hosted by Sharree Jensen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS-MFT, PLMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
This is a FREE education and support group for women trying to heal from trauma due to a partner's sexual betrayal behaviors (pornography, infidelity/affairs, etc.). Currently, the group is only offered virtually. It runs two times a year with groups ...
(816) 925-9541 View (816) 925-9541
Dual Diagnosis Group
Looking to jump start your personal growth, gain new perspectives, find your safe space, or just need a sounding board? Our Dual Diagnosis groups are for anyone with a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis. Group therapy can be effective ...
Hosted by Laurie L Carpenter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
Looking to jump start your personal growth, gain new perspectives, find your safe space, or just need a sounding board? Our Dual Diagnosis groups are for anyone with a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis. Group therapy can be effective ...
(816) 368-8257 View (816) 368-8257
Wholehearted Parenting
Parenting can be rewarding and stressful. Know you are not alone! Relax and connect with other parents, grandparents or guardians in a stress free environment. This group will help you increase your knowledge of child development with topics focusing on ...
Hosted by Melinda Bonham Couple And Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
Parenting can be rewarding and stressful. Know you are not alone! Relax and connect with other parents, grandparents or guardians in a stress free environment. This group will help you increase your knowledge of child development with topics focusing on ...
(816) 327-9301 View (816) 327-9301
Curated Groups
We believe group treatment helps people connect with others and build lifelong skills. At Charlie Health, our curated groups include CBT Groups, CFT Groups, DBT Skills Groups, ACT Groups, Experiential Therapy Groups, Processing Groups, Trauma Groups, and more. Clients meet ...
Hosted by Charlie Health
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64055
We believe group treatment helps people connect with others and build lifelong skills. At Charlie Health, our curated groups include CBT Groups, CFT Groups, DBT Skills Groups, ACT Groups, Experiential Therapy Groups, Processing Groups, Trauma Groups, and more. Clients meet ...
(816) 429-3704 View (816) 429-3704
Madison Avenue Psychological Services
Hosted by Deborah Lou Babbitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64055
(816) 203-0283 View (816) 203-0283
Neurodivergent Social Skills Training
Does your child struggle with social skills? Does your child feel as though they don't fit in? We know teenage years can be difficult for everyone and for some kids it can be painful and hard. If this sounds familiar ...
Hosted by Melinda Bonham Couple And Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
Does your child struggle with social skills? Does your child feel as though they don't fit in? We know teenage years can be difficult for everyone and for some kids it can be painful and hard. If this sounds familiar ...
(816) 327-9301 View (816) 327-9301
Intro to therapy
Not sure you are ready to dive into individual therapy? Group therapy is the perfect start! Join an introductory online group limited to 10 members. Explore what therapy can do for you.
Hosted by Melinda Bonham Couple And Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
Not sure you are ready to dive into individual therapy? Group therapy is the perfect start! Join an introductory online group limited to 10 members. Explore what therapy can do for you.
(816) 327-9301 View (816) 327-9301

More Groups Nearby

Healing Trauma from Sexual Betrayal
This is a FREE education and support group for women trying to heal from trauma due to a partner's sexual betrayal behaviors (pornography, infidelity/affairs, etc.). Currently, the group is only offered virtually. It runs two times a year with groups ...
Hosted by Sharree Jensen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS-MFT, PLMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
This is a FREE education and support group for women trying to heal from trauma due to a partner's sexual betrayal behaviors (pornography, infidelity/affairs, etc.). Currently, the group is only offered virtually. It runs two times a year with groups ...
(816) 925-9541 View (816) 925-9541
Dual Diagnosis Group
Looking to jump start your personal growth, gain new perspectives, find your safe space, or just need a sounding board? Our Dual Diagnosis groups are for anyone with a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis. Group therapy can be effective ...
Hosted by Laurie L Carpenter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
Looking to jump start your personal growth, gain new perspectives, find your safe space, or just need a sounding board? Our Dual Diagnosis groups are for anyone with a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis. Group therapy can be effective ...
(816) 368-8257 View (816) 368-8257
Wholehearted Parenting
Parenting can be rewarding and stressful. Know you are not alone! Relax and connect with other parents, grandparents or guardians in a stress free environment. This group will help you increase your knowledge of child development with topics focusing on ...
Hosted by Melinda Bonham Couple And Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
Parenting can be rewarding and stressful. Know you are not alone! Relax and connect with other parents, grandparents or guardians in a stress free environment. This group will help you increase your knowledge of child development with topics focusing on ...
(816) 327-9301 View (816) 327-9301
Curated Groups
We believe group treatment helps people connect with others and build lifelong skills. At Charlie Health, our curated groups include CBT Groups, CFT Groups, DBT Skills Groups, ACT Groups, Experiential Therapy Groups, Processing Groups, Trauma Groups, and more. Clients meet ...
Hosted by Charlie Health
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64055
We believe group treatment helps people connect with others and build lifelong skills. At Charlie Health, our curated groups include CBT Groups, CFT Groups, DBT Skills Groups, ACT Groups, Experiential Therapy Groups, Processing Groups, Trauma Groups, and more. Clients meet ...
(816) 429-3704 View (816) 429-3704
Madison Avenue Psychological Services
Hosted by Deborah Lou Babbitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64055
(816) 203-0283 View (816) 203-0283
Neurodivergent Social Skills Training
Does your child struggle with social skills? Does your child feel as though they don't fit in? We know teenage years can be difficult for everyone and for some kids it can be painful and hard. If this sounds familiar ...
Hosted by Melinda Bonham Couple And Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
Does your child struggle with social skills? Does your child feel as though they don't fit in? We know teenage years can be difficult for everyone and for some kids it can be painful and hard. If this sounds familiar ...
(816) 327-9301 View (816) 327-9301
Intro to therapy
Not sure you are ready to dive into individual therapy? Group therapy is the perfect start! Join an introductory online group limited to 10 members. Explore what therapy can do for you.
Hosted by Melinda Bonham Couple And Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Independence, MO 64050
Not sure you are ready to dive into individual therapy? Group therapy is the perfect start! Join an introductory online group limited to 10 members. Explore what therapy can do for you.
(816) 327-9301 View (816) 327-9301
Social Anxiety
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 ...
Hosted by Larson Counseling Services, LLC
Psychologist, MEd, Psychol, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Blue Springs, MO 64015
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 View (816) 656-2721
Anger Management (Telehealth Only)
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 ...
Hosted by Kevin B Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lees Summit, MO 64064
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 View (816) 330-2739
Veterans and First Responders
Oftentimes, warriors (veterans and first responders) have a tendency to identify with their role as warriors in the military, law enforcement, fire department, or EMS. As this happens, we lose touch with who we really are, forgetting that the mask ...
Hosted by Adam Magers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kansas City, MO 64109
Oftentimes, warriors (veterans and first responders) have a tendency to identify with their role as warriors in the military, law enforcement, fire department, or EMS. As this happens, we lose touch with who we really are, forgetting that the mask ...
(816) 759-2029 View (816) 759-2029
Coming soon!
Groups are being developed and more details will come soon!
Hosted by Hawthorne Counseling Llc Susan Andree
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lees Summit, MO 64064
Groups are being developed and more details will come soon!
(816) 203-1490 View (816) 203-1490
Learning, Healing, and Growing Attachment
Are you unable to relax and feel comfortable in personal and professional relationships and social settings? This group is designed specifically for individuals who want to come to terms with and understand relational insecurities, fears, traumas, and anxieties through meeting ...
Hosted by Jon Soileau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kansas City, MO 64105
Are you unable to relax and feel comfortable in personal and professional relationships and social settings? This group is designed specifically for individuals who want to come to terms with and understand relational insecurities, fears, traumas, and anxieties through meeting ...
(816) 839-6276 View (816) 839-6276
Prepare and Enrich
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 ...
Hosted by Kevin B Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lees Summit, MO 64064
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 View (816) 330-2739

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Independence?

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.