Support Groups in Gastonia, NC

Rock of Refuge Counseling Center
ROCK of REFUGE (ROR) began as a way to bring the message of HOPE and RESTORATION to those seeking answers in the day to day storms and challenges that life throws us. ROR was founded with the intent to address ...
Photo of Gerald Evariste, Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Gerald Evariste
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
ROCK of REFUGE (ROR) began as a way to bring the message of HOPE and RESTORATION to those seeking answers in the day to day storms and challenges that life throws us. ROR was founded with the intent to address ...
(704) 703-9409 View (704) 703-9409
Art of Therapy Center, PLLC
We strive to be a place where our clients feel comfortable working through every thing from everyday struggles to traumatic events. We treat children as young as
Photo of Jennifer Pennington, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Jennifer Pennington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EDS, LCMHCS, NCC, RPT
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
We strive to be a place where our clients feel comfortable working through every thing from everyday struggles to traumatic events. We treat children as young as
(980) 430-6897 View (980) 430-6897
Quit Smoking Hypnosis Group
This group is for those interested in quitting smoking. It will last approximately 1 -1.5 hours. We will discuss hypnosis and how it is used to help people quit smoking. I will dispel any myths about hypnosis, and how it ...
Photo of Justin D Feasel Dipl.Ac L.ac Lcsw Cch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Justin D Feasel Dipl.Ac L.ac Lcsw Cch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DiplAc, LAC
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
This group is for those interested in quitting smoking. It will last approximately 1 -1.5 hours. We will discuss hypnosis and how it is used to help people quit smoking. I will dispel any myths about hypnosis, and how it ...
(980) 201-2582 View (980) 201-2582
Groves Counseling Center
Sessions are set by client and Counselor to fit your time needs
Photo of The Groves Counseling Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by The Groves Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPCS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
Sessions are set by client and Counselor to fit your time needs
(980) 277-3512 View (980) 277-3512
Anger Management
The goal of the group is to offer support, education and guidance to those who struggle with anger by helping them gain more insight into their automatic thoughts, cognitive distortions, underlying assumptions and core beliefs and to reframe them as ...
Photo of Dr. Wanda V Jones, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Dr. Wanda V Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-A, LCAS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28052
The goal of the group is to offer support, education and guidance to those who struggle with anger by helping them gain more insight into their automatic thoughts, cognitive distortions, underlying assumptions and core beliefs and to reframe them as ...
(704) 368-4015 View (704) 368-4015
When Truth Hurts: The Traumatized Church
Delivering healing through facing the correlation between complex trauma and spirituality.
Photo of Amia C. Briscoe, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Amia C. Briscoe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
Delivering healing through facing the correlation between complex trauma and spirituality.
(704) 504-7734 View (704) 504-7734
Healing Abuse &Trauma
The focus of this group is to help participants address unresolved issues specific to abuse & trauma. Participate are able to express their emotional pains and start the healing process. Survivors sometimes carry trauma guilt & trauma shame. Isn't it ...
Photo of Essential Journey Counseling P.L.L.C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Essential Journey Counseling P.L.L.C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC-QS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
The focus of this group is to help participants address unresolved issues specific to abuse & trauma. Participate are able to express their emotional pains and start the healing process. Survivors sometimes carry trauma guilt & trauma shame. Isn't it ...
(704) 908-0740 View (704) 908-0740
Living my Truth: Women's Empowerment Group
This group is designed for women seeking emotional balance and wellness. If your thoughts bring you down and you can't seem to shake them, this is the group for you. Women will safely and openly discuss thoughts that keep them ...
Photo of Essential Journey Counseling P.L.L.C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Essential Journey Counseling P.L.L.C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC-QS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
This group is designed for women seeking emotional balance and wellness. If your thoughts bring you down and you can't seem to shake them, this is the group for you. Women will safely and openly discuss thoughts that keep them ...
(704) 908-0740 View (704) 908-0740

More Groups Nearby

Rock of Refuge Counseling Center
ROCK of REFUGE (ROR) began as a way to bring the message of HOPE and RESTORATION to those seeking answers in the day to day storms and challenges that life throws us. ROR was founded with the intent to address ...
Photo of Gerald Evariste, Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Gerald Evariste
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
ROCK of REFUGE (ROR) began as a way to bring the message of HOPE and RESTORATION to those seeking answers in the day to day storms and challenges that life throws us. ROR was founded with the intent to address ...
(704) 703-9409 View (704) 703-9409
Art of Therapy Center, PLLC
We strive to be a place where our clients feel comfortable working through every thing from everyday struggles to traumatic events. We treat children as young as
Photo of Jennifer Pennington, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Jennifer Pennington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EDS, LCMHCS, NCC, RPT
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
We strive to be a place where our clients feel comfortable working through every thing from everyday struggles to traumatic events. We treat children as young as
(980) 430-6897 View (980) 430-6897
Quit Smoking Hypnosis Group
This group is for those interested in quitting smoking. It will last approximately 1 -1.5 hours. We will discuss hypnosis and how it is used to help people quit smoking. I will dispel any myths about hypnosis, and how it ...
Photo of Justin D Feasel Dipl.Ac L.ac Lcsw Cch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Justin D Feasel Dipl.Ac L.ac Lcsw Cch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DiplAc, LAC
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
This group is for those interested in quitting smoking. It will last approximately 1 -1.5 hours. We will discuss hypnosis and how it is used to help people quit smoking. I will dispel any myths about hypnosis, and how it ...
(980) 201-2582 View (980) 201-2582
Groves Counseling Center
Sessions are set by client and Counselor to fit your time needs
Photo of The Groves Counseling Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by The Groves Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPCS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
Sessions are set by client and Counselor to fit your time needs
(980) 277-3512 View (980) 277-3512
Anger Management
The goal of the group is to offer support, education and guidance to those who struggle with anger by helping them gain more insight into their automatic thoughts, cognitive distortions, underlying assumptions and core beliefs and to reframe them as ...
Photo of Dr. Wanda V Jones, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Dr. Wanda V Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-A, LCAS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28052
The goal of the group is to offer support, education and guidance to those who struggle with anger by helping them gain more insight into their automatic thoughts, cognitive distortions, underlying assumptions and core beliefs and to reframe them as ...
(704) 368-4015 View (704) 368-4015
When Truth Hurts: The Traumatized Church
Delivering healing through facing the correlation between complex trauma and spirituality.
Photo of Amia C. Briscoe, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Amia C. Briscoe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
Delivering healing through facing the correlation between complex trauma and spirituality.
(704) 504-7734 View (704) 504-7734
Healing Abuse &Trauma
The focus of this group is to help participants address unresolved issues specific to abuse & trauma. Participate are able to express their emotional pains and start the healing process. Survivors sometimes carry trauma guilt & trauma shame. Isn't it ...
Photo of Essential Journey Counseling P.L.L.C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Essential Journey Counseling P.L.L.C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC-QS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
The focus of this group is to help participants address unresolved issues specific to abuse & trauma. Participate are able to express their emotional pains and start the healing process. Survivors sometimes carry trauma guilt & trauma shame. Isn't it ...
(704) 908-0740 View (704) 908-0740
Living my Truth: Women's Empowerment Group
This group is designed for women seeking emotional balance and wellness. If your thoughts bring you down and you can't seem to shake them, this is the group for you. Women will safely and openly discuss thoughts that keep them ...
Photo of Essential Journey Counseling P.L.L.C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Essential Journey Counseling P.L.L.C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC-QS
Verified
Group meets in Gastonia, NC 28054
This group is designed for women seeking emotional balance and wellness. If your thoughts bring you down and you can't seem to shake them, this is the group for you. Women will safely and openly discuss thoughts that keep them ...
(704) 908-0740 View (704) 908-0740
Social Saturdays for kids & young adults (7-25)
In these playful & engaging small-group workshops (ages 7-young adult), we will play theater games and use other creative expression to improve Social skills - learning awareness of self & others Whole body listening - "show" you're listening & practice ...
Photo of Barbara Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Barbara Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RDT
Verified
Group meets in Mount Holly, NC 28120
In these playful & engaging small-group workshops (ages 7-young adult), we will play theater games and use other creative expression to improve Social skills - learning awareness of self & others Whole body listening - "show" you're listening & practice ...
(704) 759-6525 View (704) 759-6525
Women of Grace
Women of Grace is an informal group for women in the Charlotte, N.C., metro that meets bimonthy for the purpose of healthy, encouraging and affirming fellowship.
Photo of Roberta Borden Wilson, Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Roberta Borden Wilson
Counselor, LCMHC, MA, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Belmont, NC 28012
Women of Grace is an informal group for women in the Charlotte, N.C., metro that meets bimonthy for the purpose of healthy, encouraging and affirming fellowship.
(980) 990-3068 View (980) 990-3068
Bloom Counseling Collaborative PLLC
Culturally Responsive Mental Health Care for Adults and Adolescents
Photo of Allison Freeman, Counselor in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Allison Freeman
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
Group meets in Belmont, NC 28012
Culturally Responsive Mental Health Care for Adults and Adolescents
(704) 325-6934 x701 View (704) 325-6934 x701
Parents Under Pressure- Online
Online Support group focused on trying times for parents during Covid Facilitated by Geraldine Oyoo, MSW, LCSWA registration required w/ $25 fee per session (second parent free!) To register or for more information: info@creativeperspectives therapy.com or call 704.759.6525
Photo of Geraldine A Oyoo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gastonia, NC
Hosted by Geraldine A Oyoo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Mount Holly, NC 28120
Online Support group focused on trying times for parents during Covid Facilitated by Geraldine Oyoo, MSW, LCSWA registration required w/ $25 fee per session (second parent free!) To register or for more information: info@creativeperspectives therapy.com or call 704.759.6525
(704) 759-6525 View (704) 759-6525


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