Support Groups in Richmond Heights, MO

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Men's Anger Healing Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"To help men understand and engage their anger in order to make better choices in responding to it and the ones they love. Groups are comprised of up to seven men, each responsible for assignments designed to prepare them for ..."
(314) 899-2129 
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Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Premarital Interpersonal Choices & Knowledge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified
"The PICK program is a psychoeducational group for those who are single or single-again and are looking to develop healthy, long-term relationships. We talk about how we typically choose the people we date, why we seem to make the same ..."
(314) 441-7805 
Group meets in:
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Trauma Sensitive MBCT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RYT, MSW, LCSW
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 ..."
(314) 310-5816 
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Group meets in:
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
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Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RYT, MSW, LCSW
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, ..."
(314) 310-5816 
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Group meets in:
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Richmond Heights 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 Richmond Heights 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 Richmond Heights 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 Richmond Heights 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 Richmond Heights 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.