Host: Mrs. Beth W. Smith, LCSW, AMS
Group meets in:
Princeton, NJ 08540
"When life throws you a curve ball and you didn’t see it coming. We woman need to bond and collectively join our forces. Recovery from devastation information can only be cured as a group. It takes a village. "
(609) 454-6418
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Group meets in:
Princeton, NJ 08540
"When life throws you a curve ball and you didn’t see it coming. We woman need to bond and collectively join our forces. Recovery from devastation information can only be cured as a group. It takes a village. "
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Host: Ms. Dana Galante, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Fanwood, NJ 07023
""How did you know she/he/they were the 'one'?" This seems to be the most common question we pose to married people...which usually yields the less than revealing answer "I just knew". This group will help you answer that question more ..."
(347) 763-3578
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Group meets in:
Fanwood, NJ 07023
""How did you know she/he/they were the 'one'?" This seems to be the most common question we pose to married people...which usually yields the less than revealing answer "I just knew". This group will help you answer that question more ..."
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Host: Eileen Therese Mansfield, CPC, ELI-MP, ACC
Group meets in:
Lavallette, NJ 08735
"ICF is advancing the coaching profession so coaching becomes an integral part of society. Our members lead this journey by representing the highest quality in professional coaching. The ICF Code of Ethics is designed to provide appropriate guidelines, accountability and ..."
(732) 250-0127
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Group meets in:
Lavallette, NJ 08735
"ICF is advancing the coaching profession so coaching becomes an integral part of society. Our members lead this journey by representing the highest quality in professional coaching. The ICF Code of Ethics is designed to provide appropriate guidelines, accountability and ..."
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Host: Mrs. Vanessa Bell, MS, LPC, LCADC
Group meets in:
Piscataway, NJ 08854
"Codependency is a Human Condition that impacts relationships, the ability to function effectively and mostly the ability to love yourself. This group will focus on understanding how codependency has negatively impacted your ability to be your best self and provide ..."
(732) 587-6626
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Group meets in:
Piscataway, NJ 08854
"Codependency is a Human Condition that impacts relationships, the ability to function effectively and mostly the ability to love yourself. This group will focus on understanding how codependency has negatively impacted your ability to be your best self and provide ..."
Photo of Jessica Semioli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Jessica Semioli, LCSW
Group meets in:
Paramus, NJ 07652
"Join other women for an open discussion by a licensed clinician to discuss challenges of the pandemic, work-life balance, parenting, relationships as well as other women’s issues "
(973) 310-5847
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Group meets in:
Paramus, NJ 07652
"Join other women for an open discussion by a licensed clinician to discuss challenges of the pandemic, work-life balance, parenting, relationships as well as other women’s issues "
Photo of Mark C Still, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mark C Still, MSW, LSW
Group meets in:
Palmyra, NJ 08065
"What does it mean to be a man in 2018? We have our children's wants and needs, and our spouses and partners to consider. We have cash flow problems. We have our parents and siblings to attend. We need to ..."
(215) 337-2236
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Group meets in:
Palmyra, NJ 08065
"What does it mean to be a man in 2018? We have our children's wants and needs, and our spouses and partners to consider. We have cash flow problems. We have our parents and siblings to attend. We need to ..."
Photo of Heather Koenigsfest, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Heather Koenigsfest, MA, LPC, ACS, NCC
Group meets in:
Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732) 365-4562
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Group meets in:
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Host: Kristy Centrelli Fernand, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Wayne, NJ 07470
"Teenage years can be extremely challenging for both child & parent. While it is a time of testing limits and seeking autonomy, a teen must still feel the love & containment provided by Mom/Dad. We will discuss parent/teen conflicts, and ..."
(201) 383-5716
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Group meets in:
Wayne, NJ 07470
"Teenage years can be extremely challenging for both child & parent. While it is a time of testing limits and seeking autonomy, a teen must still feel the love & containment provided by Mom/Dad. We will discuss parent/teen conflicts, and ..."
Photo of Laura Carite, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Ms. Laura Carite, MA, LPC, RYT, ACS
Group meets in:
Chester, NJ 07930
"Interactive group provides a powerful journey into personal growth and healing. Increase your awareness of your current habitual behaviors. Learn by doing. Develop interpersonal skills in a confidential ,safe environment. Learn how to resolve conflict. Become more comfortable ,clear and ..."
(973) 380-0277
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Group meets in:
Chester, NJ 07930
"Interactive group provides a powerful journey into personal growth and healing. Increase your awareness of your current habitual behaviors. Learn by doing. Develop interpersonal skills in a confidential ,safe environment. Learn how to resolve conflict. Become more comfortable ,clear and ..."
Photo of Sara R. Butler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Sara R. Butler, LCSW, CP
Group meets in:
Red Bank, NJ 07701
"Psychodrama is a fantastic action and theatrical therapy, that allows you to literally "move through" whatever you may be facing. Are you coming out and need a supportive group to help you explore how to navigate the process? Are you ..."
(732) 507-9738
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Group meets in:
Red Bank, NJ 07701
"Psychodrama is a fantastic action and theatrical therapy, that allows you to literally "move through" whatever you may be facing. Are you coming out and need a supportive group to help you explore how to navigate the process? Are you ..."
Photo of Summit Psychotherapy and Wellness Center. LLC, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Shaun Peter DeMauro, MA, PsyD
Group meets in:
Ramsey, NJ 07446
"We educate, inspire, support, and hold you accountable in a safe & nonjudgmental space to reach the vision that you have created. If you are stressed, have foggy brain, tire easily, feeling down & overwhelmed, & just feel stuck, then ..."
(551) 500-2040
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Group meets in:
Ramsey, NJ 07446
"We educate, inspire, support, and hold you accountable in a safe & nonjudgmental space to reach the vision that you have created. If you are stressed, have foggy brain, tire easily, feeling down & overwhelmed, & just feel stuck, then ..."
Photo of Holly Aschoff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Holly Aschoff, LCSW
Group meets in:
Sparta, NJ 07871
"Groups as needed "
(973) 756-3687
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Group meets in:
Sparta, NJ 07871
"Groups as needed "
Photo of Jen Marshall, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Jen Marshall, MA, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Caldwell, NJ 07006
"DBT Skills (Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) for adults ages 21 and over. Meets weekly (online) for 90 minutes. Enrolling for group beginning in mid-September. "
(201) 597-0022
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Group meets in:
Caldwell, NJ 07006
"DBT Skills (Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) for adults ages 21 and over. Meets weekly (online) for 90 minutes. Enrolling for group beginning in mid-September. "
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Host: Ms. Norah Marler, MA, EdM, LAC, NCC
Group meets in:
Ocean, NJ 07712
"Relationship Problems Can Feel Isolating But You Are Not Alone! Coping with a past or pending break-up, divorce or separation can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, stress, anxiety and depression. Group therapy can be a helpful part of the ..."
(848) 204-0360
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Group meets in:
Ocean, NJ 07712
"Relationship Problems Can Feel Isolating But You Are Not Alone! Coping with a past or pending break-up, divorce or separation can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, stress, anxiety and depression. Group therapy can be a helpful part of the ..."
Photo of Play It ForWords Therapy     Amy Giesler LCSW, RPT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Amy Giesler, LCSW, RPT
Group meets in:
Boonton, NJ 07005
"Now enrolling for a 10 week session of fall social skills groups! In-person with Covid precautions. Space is limited. Contact me for more info! "
(973) 453-0326
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Group meets in:
Boonton, NJ 07005
"Now enrolling for a 10 week session of fall social skills groups! In-person with Covid precautions. Space is limited. Contact me for more info! "
Photo of Heather Christensen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Heather Christensen, LCSW, RPT-S
Group meets in:
Englewood, NJ 07631
"Your child is paired with a developmentally compatible peer that has similar and / or complimentary treatment goals including such play skills as conversation and finding common interests, conceptual processing, compromising and flexibility, frustration tolerance, and fairness. "
(201) 500-3541
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Group meets in:
Englewood, NJ 07631
"Your child is paired with a developmentally compatible peer that has similar and / or complimentary treatment goals including such play skills as conversation and finding common interests, conceptual processing, compromising and flexibility, frustration tolerance, and fairness. "
Photo of Ashley Crooks, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Dr. Ashley Crooks, PhD, LPC, NCC, CCTP, C-DBT
Group meets in:
Ocean City, NJ 08226
"This preteen group is targeted for children between the ages of 11-14. This 10-week program is about making connections, building self-esteem and peer support during the transition into the teenage years. To reserve your child's spot or for more information, ..."
(609) 531-0148
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Group meets in:
Ocean City, NJ 08226
"This preteen group is targeted for children between the ages of 11-14. This 10-week program is about making connections, building self-esteem and peer support during the transition into the teenage years. To reserve your child's spot or for more information, ..."
Photo of Private Care Management, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Cynthia Abbott, MSW, LCSW, MSW INT, LPC, LSW
Group meets in:
West Orange, NJ 07052
"Group members will learn coping skills, socialization skills, positive communications skills and healthy living skills. Career planning groups for 17 - adults. "
(862) 307-9344
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Group meets in:
West Orange, NJ 07052
"Group members will learn coping skills, socialization skills, positive communications skills and healthy living skills. Career planning groups for 17 - adults. "
Photo of Kerry O'Connor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Kerry O'Connor, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Red Bank, NJ 07701
"This group is designed for individuals who currently struggle with tolerating distress. Distress tolerance helps people get through difficult times when emotions are running high. Group members will learn techniques and tools that help people to soothe themselves in healthy ..."
(732) 307-8661
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Group meets in:
Red Bank, NJ 07701
"This group is designed for individuals who currently struggle with tolerating distress. Distress tolerance helps people get through difficult times when emotions are running high. Group members will learn techniques and tools that help people to soothe themselves in healthy ..."
Photo of Advance Counseling Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Christine Lidestri, LCSW
Group meets in:
Teterboro, NJ 07608
"Groups meet weekly. Appointments for new client assessments are available. M-F. This group is designed to help Individuals learn and use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. This group is run like a class, part of the group is spent on ..."
(201) 949-3123
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Group meets in:
Teterboro, NJ 07608
"Groups meet weekly. Appointments for new client assessments are available. M-F. This group is designed to help Individuals learn and use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. This group is run like a class, part of the group is spent on ..."

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 New Jersey 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.