Support Groups in Orange County, NC

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Be Bold Psychology & Consulting
LBGTQIA+ affirming and Trauma Informed therapists who invite clients to BE BOLD in claiming the quality and character of their lives. BEing BOLD takes courage. We offer services to all persons.
Hosted by Mary Caldwell-Pineda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA,LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LBGTQIA+ affirming and Trauma Informed therapists who invite clients to BE BOLD in claiming the quality and character of their lives. BEing BOLD takes courage. We offer services to all persons.
(919) 822-5678 View (919) 822-5678
Daring Women
Ready to begin cultivating courage, worthiness, authenticity and self-compassion? Tired of using comparison as a means of measuring "Am I enough?" Based on Brené Brown's The Daring Way(tm), this group will cultivate a shame resilience practice for wholehearted living so ...
Hosted by Kate Gotelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP, CDWF, CSC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Ready to begin cultivating courage, worthiness, authenticity and self-compassion? Tired of using comparison as a means of measuring "Am I enough?" Based on Brené Brown's The Daring Way(tm), this group will cultivate a shame resilience practice for wholehearted living so ...
(919) 267-3618 View (919) 267-3618
spouses of sex addicts
Hosted by Toni Rabinowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 457-1297 View (919) 457-1297
Depression
Depression Group that meets weekly with adult women diagnosed with depression.
Hosted by Rebecca Driscoll
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, CRC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Depression Group that meets weekly with adult women diagnosed with depression.
(919) 298-8441 View (919) 298-8441
Expressive Arts
I conduct Expressive Arts groups to promote personal growth and insights. Specific techniques may be Touch Drawing, collage, sand tray, etc. These are not therapy groups as such, so they are fee-based rather than paid by insurance.
Hosted by Marilyn L Grubbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I conduct Expressive Arts groups to promote personal growth and insights. Specific techniques may be Touch Drawing, collage, sand tray, etc. These are not therapy groups as such, so they are fee-based rather than paid by insurance.
(919) 885-0121 View (919) 885-0121
Eating and Body Image Issues for Men and Women
Interpersonal psychotherapy group focused on Eating Disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues. Co-ed group for college and graduate school aged clients.
Hosted by Suzanne F Bates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Interpersonal psychotherapy group focused on Eating Disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues. Co-ed group for college and graduate school aged clients.
(919) 429-7291 View (919) 429-7291
Using Relaxation/Guided Imagery for Weight Control
Wellness/weight loss group using relaxation/guided imagery to reduce or remove triggers that contribute to over eating.Four meetings beginning on June 14 (Thursday). Includes interactive workbook and CD. Minimum of 5 members, maximun of 10
Hosted by Charlotte Counseling and Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, SCLPC, NCLPC, NCC, AAETS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hillsborough, NC 27278
Wellness/weight loss group using relaxation/guided imagery to reduce or remove triggers that contribute to over eating.Four meetings beginning on June 14 (Thursday). Includes interactive workbook and CD. Minimum of 5 members, maximun of 10
(919) 648-4309 View (919) 648-4309
DBT Skills Group
This virtual skills group for adults meets weekly on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm and is currently open to new members. Our focus is on learning and practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills to increase mindfulness, improve the quality of our relationships, ...
Hosted by Anne Olivar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
This virtual skills group for adults meets weekly on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm and is currently open to new members. Our focus is on learning and practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills to increase mindfulness, improve the quality of our relationships, ...
(919) 410-8512 View (919) 410-8512
Teen Arts Collective: LGBTQ
This FREE bi-monthly group is a safe and creative space for LGBTQIA+ identifying teens. Group sessions are led by Natalia Torres del Valle, MA, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist #2104. Interest in any art form is welcome. Basic visual art materials ...
Hosted by Natalia Torres del Valle: Expressive Arts Therapy
Counselor, MA, REAT, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hillsborough, NC 27278
This FREE bi-monthly group is a safe and creative space for LGBTQIA+ identifying teens. Group sessions are led by Natalia Torres del Valle, MA, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist #2104. Interest in any art form is welcome. Basic visual art materials ...
(919) 926-0312 View (919) 926-0312
Group for Binge Eating and Emotional Overeating
ACCEPTING NAMES TO BEGIN SOON: The Balance Group offers a safe place for people with binge eating disorder and/or emotional overeating to learn about the role that food is playing in their life and the skills needed to change it. ...
Hosted by Colie Taico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27516
ACCEPTING NAMES TO BEGIN SOON: The Balance Group offers a safe place for people with binge eating disorder and/or emotional overeating to learn about the role that food is playing in their life and the skills needed to change it. ...
(984) 368-5887 View (984) 368-5887
Seeking Acceptance and Authenticity (65+)
The purpose of this virtual group is to relieve feelings of isolation by connecting with others through sharing & listening. By affirming that you are not alone in your struggles, you find your inner strength and open the path towards ...
Hosted by Grow Heal Love, inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27517
The purpose of this virtual group is to relieve feelings of isolation by connecting with others through sharing & listening. By affirming that you are not alone in your struggles, you find your inner strength and open the path towards ...
(888) 204-8409 View (888) 204-8409
The Highly Sensitive Person
Are you highly sensitive? Meet with a group of other highly sensitive individuals and learn more about how to access this tendency as a strength, as well as how to manage the challenges. To learn more about HSP's, go to ...
Hosted by Sacred Listener
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Are you highly sensitive? Meet with a group of other highly sensitive individuals and learn more about how to access this tendency as a strength, as well as how to manage the challenges. To learn more about HSP's, go to ...
(919) 335-6734 View (919) 335-6734
Authentic Presence Meditation & Healing Group
Community group that focuses on self-empowerment and self-healing techniques in a supportive soul-mind-body process. Group includes a variety of meditation practices and mind-body skills. It is offered as a community service to help those who are looking for connection and ...
Hosted by Susanne Kaiser
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Carrboro, NC 27510
Community group that focuses on self-empowerment and self-healing techniques in a supportive soul-mind-body process. Group includes a variety of meditation practices and mind-body skills. It is offered as a community service to help those who are looking for connection and ...
(919) 429-7061 View (919) 429-7061
Oct 30th - 6 Wk Virtual Spousal/Partner Loss
The loss of a loved one can be devastating. Sometimes it might feel like you’re isolated on this island while others around you are able to continue on with their lives. It’s important to know that you are not alone. ...
Hosted by Emdr Paige Mauceri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Carrboro, NC 27510
The loss of a loved one can be devastating. Sometimes it might feel like you’re isolated on this island while others around you are able to continue on with their lives. It’s important to know that you are not alone. ...
(919) 849-3919 View (919) 849-3919
Healthy Relationship Group
Hosted by Zumrad Ahmedjanova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 364-6346 View (919) 364-6346
Connecting with Yourself and Others
Learn to improve your relationship with yourself and others, enhance your decision-making abilities, and relate to others in a healthy, fulfilling manner.
Hosted by Tamara Share
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Carrboro, NC 27510
Learn to improve your relationship with yourself and others, enhance your decision-making abilities, and relate to others in a healthy, fulfilling manner.
(919) 666-3842 View (919) 666-3842
DBT Group for Adolescents
DBT skills classes for adolescents ages 14-18
Hosted by Scout Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Carrboro, NC 27510
DBT skills classes for adolescents ages 14-18
(919) 283-4961 View (919) 283-4961
Jungian Dream Analysis
This small, recurring group will focus on analysis and discussion of participants' dreams, with plenty of time for Q&A about the dream analysis process itself, the role of symbols and archetypes, and the Jungian approach generally. Limited to 6 participants. ...
Hosted by David Shoemaker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27517
This small, recurring group will focus on analysis and discussion of participants' dreams, with plenty of time for Q&A about the dream analysis process itself, the role of symbols and archetypes, and the Jungian approach generally. Limited to 6 participants. ...
(336) 360-5050 View (336) 360-5050
Relationship Workshop (Saturday, May 4)
All relationships take work. Hopefully, your relationship also brings you joy. This workshop will explore ways to find balance in your relationship, understand your partner more fully, improve intimacy, and explore what brings you joy. We hope that you will ...
Hosted by Phillip Bass
Counselor, MDiv, ThM, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
All relationships take work. Hopefully, your relationship also brings you joy. This workshop will explore ways to find balance in your relationship, understand your partner more fully, improve intimacy, and explore what brings you joy. We hope that you will ...
(919) 582-7462 View (919) 582-7462
Mindfulness Meditation in October, November 2019
Learn to meditate in a relaxed and interactive 4 week class taught by me and Bree Kalb. This introductory class provides guidance and structure to help you develop and sustain a regular meditation practice. The class will take place on ...
Hosted by Jean Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Learn to meditate in a relaxed and interactive 4 week class taught by me and Bree Kalb. This introductory class provides guidance and structure to help you develop and sustain a regular meditation practice. The class will take place on ...
(919) 634-6284 View (919) 634-6284

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Orange County?

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.