Support Groups in Asheville, NC

Harmonious Bodies: Somatic Mastery & Sound Healing
Join me to explore the rich tapestry of sound healing history, delve into the profound impact of sound frequencies on neuroception, and discover the art of enhancing nervous system regulation through somatic experiencing. Sessions blend enlightening educational segments with deeply ...
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Hosted by Erika Greiner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28806
Join me to explore the rich tapestry of sound healing history, delve into the profound impact of sound frequencies on neuroception, and discover the art of enhancing nervous system regulation through somatic experiencing. Sessions blend enlightening educational segments with deeply ...
(828) 528-7065 View (828) 528-7065
Therapeutic Writing Groups
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 ...
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Hosted by Carey Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCBLMH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
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 ...
(828) 554-7022 View (828) 554-7022
Mindful Motherhood
We've teamed up with Women's Osteopathic Wellness to offer Mindful Motherhood group therapy to Asheville residents. This group prepares expectant mothers for the emotional challenges of the postpartum journey, along with pain/injury prevention from pregnancy through motherhood. Motherhood can be ...
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Hosted by Well Roots Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
We've teamed up with Women's Osteopathic Wellness to offer Mindful Motherhood group therapy to Asheville residents. This group prepares expectant mothers for the emotional challenges of the postpartum journey, along with pain/injury prevention from pregnancy through motherhood. Motherhood can be ...
(802) 210-1499 View (802) 210-1499
Substance Abuse Comprehensive Treamtment
Our Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT) & Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides the perfect transition to learning how to live with a substance use disorder diagnosis. Our 12-week program is designed to give extra clinical support and 12-step support ...
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Hosted by Next Step Recovery
Treatment Center, PHP, IOP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28803
Our Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT) & Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides the perfect transition to learning how to live with a substance use disorder diagnosis. Our 12-week program is designed to give extra clinical support and 12-step support ...
(828) 970-1501 View (828) 970-1501
Overeating, Emotional Eating, and Binge Eating
MAY GROUP IS FULL! SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST FOR NEXT GROUP. Do you often deal with difficult emotions by eating food to comfort or calm yourself? Do you eat when you are stressed, bored, upset, ...
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Hosted by Jennifer Nelson-Tripathi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28803
MAY GROUP IS FULL! SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST FOR NEXT GROUP. Do you often deal with difficult emotions by eating food to comfort or calm yourself? Do you eat when you are stressed, bored, upset, ...
(919) 737-2357 View (919) 737-2357
Asheville Women's Art Therapy Group
Sessions focus on mindfulness-based creative approaches – including drawing, painting, sculpting, and writing combined with mindful meditations, authentic movement, and breathing exercises to help you move through daily stressors with more ease, while being in a supportive community.
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Hosted by Ella Dufrene
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
Sessions focus on mindfulness-based creative approaches – including drawing, painting, sculpting, and writing combined with mindful meditations, authentic movement, and breathing exercises to help you move through daily stressors with more ease, while being in a supportive community.
(305) 680-5718 View (305) 680-5718
Embodying Mindful Compassion
Building Compassion for Self and Others Through Mindfulness and Somatic Practice. 8-week Therapeutic Skills and Support Group. Offering practical tools for cultivating increased compassion, insight, and well-being in your daily life. Particularly well-suited to those who may struggle with self-criticism, ...
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Hosted by Stephanie Howarth
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, P-SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
Building Compassion for Self and Others Through Mindfulness and Somatic Practice. 8-week Therapeutic Skills and Support Group. Offering practical tools for cultivating increased compassion, insight, and well-being in your daily life. Particularly well-suited to those who may struggle with self-criticism, ...
(828) 374-9365 View (828) 374-9365
Conscious Ecology
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Hosted by Bob Hanna
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 394-2088 View (828) 394-2088
Mindful Dating Support Group
This is a 6-week virtual support group around mindful dating topics. The group will include meditation, writing prompts, peer support, and a deep dive talk around the topic. The members who register for this event will be a part of ...
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Hosted by Amber Lavin- True Nature Coaching
BAed, CLC, CRC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
This is a 6-week virtual support group around mindful dating topics. The group will include meditation, writing prompts, peer support, and a deep dive talk around the topic. The members who register for this event will be a part of ...
(828) 827-5056 View (828) 827-5056
Healing with Horses for Postpartum Moms
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Hosted by Jess Rae Otolinsky
Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 407-0784 View (828) 407-0784
Perinatal Bereavement Support Group
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 ...
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Hosted by Dr. Katherine Hyde Hensley
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PsyD, LCMHC, PMH-C, LCAS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
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 ...
(828) 771-6985 View (828) 771-6985
Process Group - Monday (co-ed and ongoing)
Process / Gestalt Therapy group, co-facilitated by Matthew Beason and Campbell Dean. Drawing from their extensive experience in wilderness therapy, residential substance use, and family systems. This group functions as a space to explore, alongside one another, how we are ...
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Hosted by Matthew Beason
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28803
Process / Gestalt Therapy group, co-facilitated by Matthew Beason and Campbell Dean. Drawing from their extensive experience in wilderness therapy, residential substance use, and family systems. This group functions as a space to explore, alongside one another, how we are ...
(828) 827-4242 View (828) 827-4242
Redefining Masculinity
This group is a space for male-identifying individuals to process, explore, and redefine their experiences with masculinity in a non-judgmental, peer supported, therapeutic space. This group will use experiential activities based in mindfulness, attachment theories, and narrative therapies to aid ...
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Hosted by Ethan Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28806
This group is a space for male-identifying individuals to process, explore, and redefine their experiences with masculinity in a non-judgmental, peer supported, therapeutic space. This group will use experiential activities based in mindfulness, attachment theories, and narrative therapies to aid ...
(828) 392-7064 View (828) 392-7064
Mindful Self Compassion
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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Hosted by Deborah A Burns
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28805
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 ...
(828) 544-1869 View (828) 544-1869
Transitioning to independence
Helping young adults manage challanges and embrace responsibilities.
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Hosted by Mark Xavier Dunn
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHCS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28804
Helping young adults manage challanges and embrace responsibilities.
(828) 522-9662 View (828) 522-9662
IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief: Asheveille NC
Struggling with IBS? You're not alone. We can help IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief: Manage Symptoms Naturally. We specialize in helping to manage IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) Asheville, NC by personalized coaching & online teletherapy for North Carolina residents & ...
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Hosted by Online Teletherapy For Asheville North Carolina Martha Watson
PhD, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
Struggling with IBS? You're not alone. We can help IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief: Manage Symptoms Naturally. We specialize in helping to manage IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) Asheville, NC by personalized coaching & online teletherapy for North Carolina residents & ...
(828) 888-0944 View (828) 888-0944
Intensive Outpatient Program
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, ...
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Hosted by Next Step Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28803
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, ...
(828) 970-8914 View (828) 970-8914
Warriors Recovery Group: Addiction Support Group
The Warriors Recovery Group is for those of us dealing with stuck and addictive patterns as well as emotional health challenges. This holistically focused group emphasizes and integrates seven key recovery areas. Group members support one another through open discussion ...
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Hosted by Matt Bram
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PsyD, LCAS, LCMHCS, MAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28804
The Warriors Recovery Group is for those of us dealing with stuck and addictive patterns as well as emotional health challenges. This holistically focused group emphasizes and integrates seven key recovery areas. Group members support one another through open discussion ...
(828) 528-4557 View (828) 528-4557
Intuitive Painting 4-week Online Series
INTUITIVE PAINTING CAN HELP RESTORE ONE TO WHOLENESS THROUGH EMBODIED PRESENT MOMENT CURIOUSITY AND PLAYFUL EXPLORATION. IN THIS PAINTING SERIES YOU WILL BE INVITED TO MOVE FROM YOUR "FELT SENSE" AND TRUST WHAT IS ALIVE IN THE BODY OVER THE ...
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Hosted by Kaylina Michaela
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, Kaylina Michaela, MA, LCMHCA, SEP, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
INTUITIVE PAINTING CAN HELP RESTORE ONE TO WHOLENESS THROUGH EMBODIED PRESENT MOMENT CURIOUSITY AND PLAYFUL EXPLORATION. IN THIS PAINTING SERIES YOU WILL BE INVITED TO MOVE FROM YOUR "FELT SENSE" AND TRUST WHAT IS ALIVE IN THE BODY OVER THE ...
(828) 518-2438 View (828) 518-2438
Mindful Men: A Recovery Group
Individual therapy is a wonderful tool for navigating life in recovery. However, we don't live in a vacuum. Group therapy is particularly useful for exploring and changing unhelpful relational patterns in real time and creating meaningful connection that positively impacts ...
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Hosted by Graham Tolbert
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Group meets in Asheville, NC 28801
Individual therapy is a wonderful tool for navigating life in recovery. However, we don't live in a vacuum. Group therapy is particularly useful for exploring and changing unhelpful relational patterns in real time and creating meaningful connection that positively impacts ...
(828) 656-5441 View (828) 656-5441

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Asheville?

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.