"COMMING SOON! You may have heard of Art Therapy-but let me introduce you to Culinary Art Therapy! Using all five senses and practicing mindfulness techniques through the accessibility of food. Our groups will teach a variety of practical and useful ..."
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC-A, LCAS
"Perinatal Bereavement Support Group is for individuals or families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. The group is open to anyone who has experienced a loss regardless of how long ..."
"Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides the perfect transition to transitional living for those who have just left inpatient treatment, have complicated addictions histories with multiple relapses, or are new to recovery. Our 12-week program is designed to give extra ..."
"I am experienced in the use of this intervention which is effective in helping groups of people exposed to a shared traumatic event. This service can be provided in the workplace, schools, and other community settings. Limit 12 to each ..."
"I lead a number of ongoing groups. Psychodynamic group therapy, also known as Group Process, is a powerful way to explore how and why we feel the ways we do about ourselves and others when we interact with people in ..."
"Join a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Usui Reiki Master and fellow seeker in a six week, closed discussion & support group to explore your relationship with spirituality & build practices to support your growth. Topics include exploring the sacred & ..."
"I facilitate groups and treat individuals who are interested in exploring their use of internet pornography, on-line chat rooms, cybersex, massage parlors, prostitution and compulsive masturbation. Many men, women and teens have inadvertantly developed an unhealthy relationship to sex, one ..."
"Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported, 8-week, a training designed to cultivate: skills of self-compassion including conscious kindness to self, mindful awareness and knowing we're not alone. Based on research of Kristin Neff & clinical expertise of Christopher Germer. Participants learn ..."
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"Do you enjoy writing or maybe you've always been curious about it?? Let's talk. Or Maybe you're nervous about talk therapy and want to start with some self reflection. So much can happen through writing!! My writing groups have different ..."
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC, CHT
"Nature-oriented group activities used to relieve stress, get in touch with the natural Self, and to boost self-esteem. Based on wilderness therapy manual written and published by author and wilderness therapist Deb Weir, PhD. At times, these meetings include overnight ..."
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS
"Our 12-week program is designed to give extra clinical and 12-step support during the early weeks of recovery when the risk of relapse is highest. Next Step Recovery's IOP uses a three-pronged approach that includes intensive group therapy, individual counseling, ..."
"A wellness-focused group focusing on learning about the brain and the nervous system, and how trauma and chronic stress impacts us. We learn about the Resilient Zone, how to tell when we are "in our zone vs. out of our ..."
"Well Roots has teamed up with Radius Chiropractic to offer Postpartum Circle to Asheville residents. Postpartum Circle is specifically created to support the needs of postpartum women. Being a mom is hard, making the decision to get therapy can feel ..."
"On a regular basis, I offer Hold Me Tight workshops for couples. I offer two variations of Hold Me Tight: (1) for all couples in the general public, and (2) for Christian couples. Each workshop is conducted on a Saturday ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Asheville 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 Asheville 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 Asheville 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 Asheville 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 Asheville 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.