Support Groups in Oxford, MS

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Just One Breath
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, CCTP
Verified
"Just One Breath is a contemplative practices group featuring various types of guided meditation. This safe and welcoming group is free and open to the community. No prior meditation experience necessary; come as you are. "
(662) 291-7675 
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Oxford, MS 38655
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Smoking cessation
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"The purpose of this structured, time-limited group is to develop emotional and behavioral skills that will help participants stop smoking. This includes learning about the process of nicotine withdrawal (for example, its impact on your physical and emotional states), developing ..."
(662) 259-0868 
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Group meets in:
Oxford, MS 38655
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Smoking Cessation
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"The purpose of this structured, time-limited group is to develop emotional and behavioral skills that will help participants stop smoking. This includes learning about the process of nicotine withdrawal (for example, its impact on your physical and emotional states), developing ..."
(662) 339-4417 
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Group meets in:
Oxford, MS 38655
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Smoking cessation
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"The purpose of this structured, time-limited group is to develop emotional and behavioral skills that will help participants stop smoking. This includes learning about the process of nicotine withdrawal (for example, its impact on your physical and emotional states), developing ..."
(662) 598-4193 
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Group meets in:
Oxford, MS 38655
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Weight loss and lifestyle change
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group focuses on teaching the behavioral and emotional skills necessary to lose weight. This includes development of techniques to manage emotions that may influence eating, education about nutrition, positive habit formation, and plans to slowly increase physical activity. We ..."
(662) 259-0868 
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Group meets in:
Oxford, MS 38655
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Weight loss and lifestyle change
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group focuses on teaching the behavioral and emotional skills necessary to lose weight. This includes development of techniques to manage emotions that may influence eating, education about nutrition, positive habit formation, and plans to slowly increase physical activity. We ..."
(662) 598-4193 
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Group meets in:
Oxford, MS 38655
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Parenting
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group is for new or expectant parents who would like to learn skills related to raising happy, healthy children. This includes a focus on communication strategies, how to structure his/her developmental environment, methods of boundary setting, and providing the ..."
(662) 259-0868 
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Group meets in:
Oxford, MS 38655
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Parenting
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group is for new or expectant parents who would like to learn skills related to raising happy, healthy children. This includes a focus on communication strategies, how to structure his/her developmental environment, methods of boundary setting, and providing the ..."
(662) 598-4193 
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Group meets in:
Oxford, MS 38655


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