"We offer process and psychoeducational/skill building groups, consisting of 5-10 people, designed to be flexible and meet the needs of the community. These groups initiate a sense of belonging through empathy and understanding, which is achieved by sharing common experiences ..."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A, LCAS, CSI, CADC, CPS-R
"This program addresses anger management. Concepts addressed include personal awareness, prevention of negative behaviors, and coping skills to aid in reducing and eliminating anger issues. Effective communication and stress management skills are incorporated into the program. Please visit adiatherapy.com for ..."
"Starting a group for teens in July of 2022, ages 15-18 that self-identify as LGBTQ+ If you want to talk about any challenges you are experiencing regarding your identity, this is a safe place for you! "
"Groups are structured interventions lasting for 75-90 minutes that follow a planned treatment protocol (a structured plan for how to address a particular concern). This group will use a mix of motivational interviewing interventions as well as cognitive and behavioral ..."
"I facilitate a free TGNC process group that meets on the first Friday of every month. This is a closed group in a confidential setting. Please contact me to start the screening process if this is something you are interested ..."
"Contact me for contact information for the free support groups in the Wilmington and Jacksonville areas. Therapists present to facilitate as able. Teen support group also available- therapist always present. Message me with age and situation so I can better ..."
"This support group is for weight loss surgery patients at 18 months out from surgery. Maintaining motivation, self-care, appetite awareness, mindful eating, combating emotional eating, and dealing with relapses are commonly addressed. "
"Providing a weekly psycho educational group for Adults geared towards people who want to learn skills that help them regulate emotions, relate better to people, get through the moment without ineffective behaviors. "
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CCMC, CCSI
"This is a therapy group, not a class, and it is by a mental health counselor who is fully licensed and has more than 19 years of education in psychology. My groups have patients who are interested in achieving long-lasting ..."
"This class will meet weekly for 10 weeks on Monday mornings virtually and in person. This means you can come into our office for meditation or we will also be streaming it at the same time for any virtual participants. ..."
"BALANCE provides a monthly support group for those living with chronic health conditions and/or pain and their family members. Supporting Balance is scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at 11:00 am and is offered free of charge. Please ..."
"Enhance your bond through The Baby Class. This group is designed for parents and their pre-crawling babies. Learn tools to interact with your newborn, receive support from a like-minded community of conscious parents, and heal and grow in your new ..."
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CCMHC, NCC
"This group is designed to create a cohesive support group among women of all backgrounds, ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses. We will gather and process emotions, life stressors, relational and other challenges. Today does not dictate our tomorrow, the strength and ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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.