Support Groups in New Jersey

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Photo of Gina Marie Peccia, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey
Coping in the Present Times
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
"Are you having a difficult time coping? Are you experiencing isolation and desire more connection? Do you need to decrease your anxiety about change? Attain peace of mind? Develop a sense of purpose? Learn better coping skills? Develop support from ..."
(609) 403-3567 
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Group meets in:
Linwood, NJ 08221
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Craig Pearl, Psychologist in New Jersey
Interpersonal Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Single...and wanting more from your relationships? Are you having difficulty finding the relationships that you want? Is it hard for you to express your real feelings to others? Do your relationships tend to end unhappily ro just fade away? Have ..."
(856) 345-9923 
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Group meets in:
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Photo of Courtney E Battista, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey
Mindful Life Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdM, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified
""I view Psychotherapy as a commitment to your life, relationships, future, and self. Too often life becomes over-whelming, even unbearable. You do not need to struggle alone. I believe in creating a warm, welcoming environment to explore past and present ..."
(908) 332-5994 
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Group meets in:
Somerville, NJ 08876
Photo of Anita McLean, Psychologist in New Jersey
Couples Workshops: Hold Me Tight
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified
"This weekend long workshop is for intimate partners who want to deepen their love, resolve conflicts, and find fulfillment. The Hold Me Tight couples workshop is a psycho-educational relationship enhancement program, which provides both information and experiential learning. The workshop ..."
(732) 603-1764 
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Group meets in:
Princeton, NJ 08542
Photo of Stephanie Saintcyr, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Jersey
Building Joy Workshop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MAC
Verified
"In this workshop we will look at ways to build a thriving and joyful life and let go of the endless "chasing after" of success and achievement, or acquiring things which can lead to so much emptiness. Utilizing the work ..."
(503) 536-1880 
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Group meets in:
Morristown, NJ 07960
Photo of Renee F Stemmer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Jersey
DBT Multifamily Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"DBT Multifamily Group provides adolescents and their parents/caregivers an opportunity to learn DBT skills for emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and balanced thinking and acting in a safe group setting. In Multifamily group parents/caregivers learn skills side by ..."
(609) 375-1601 
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Group meets in:
Medford, NJ 08055
Photo of Louise Parente, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Jersey
Change Your Negative Relationship with Food.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CEDS
Verified
"This group will use Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow, Saying Goodbye to an Eating Problem. How to change your relationship with food. The focus is not a diet, rather how to change your relationship with food to a positive one. ..."
(908) 916-3314 
Group meets in:
Flemington, NJ 08822
OCD and ADHD support group.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"Support group and coping skills group for those with OCD and ADHD. Involves group process and experential excercises. "
(732) 853-1116 
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Group meets in:
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Photo of Michael P Ferenschak, Psychologist in New Jersey
Hopewell Springs Counseling Center of N.J.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The Hopewell Springs Counseling Center (HSCC) of Marlton, NJ is proud to have a clinical staff comprised of only doctoral level licensed psychologists! We are your South Jersey center for the professional evaluation and treatment of a multitude of psychological issues. ..."
(856) 281-3135 
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Group meets in:
Marlton, NJ 08053
Photo of Central Jersey Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Jersey
Women's Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
(908) 516-3285 
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Group meets in:
Middlesex, NJ 08846
Photo of Rachel Haley, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey
Women's Issues Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"A therapy group for women to encourage self-understanding, self-acceptance, and growth in a safe, nurturing, and confidential environment with women who share similar goals. This will be a closed group offered on telehealth. This group will not be covered by ..."
(201) 468-8416 
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Group meets in:
Englewood, NJ 07631
Photo of Anthony J DeFazio, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in New Jersey
Professional groups, adult and adolescent groups
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCADC, LLC
Verified
"I provide substance/alcohol use disorder and addiction process groups for adults, adolescents and helping professionals. "
(732) 253-4932 
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Group meets in:
Wall, NJ 07719
Photo of Sarah D Perkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Jersey
Social Skills Group Forming For Early To Mid-Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, NCPsyA
Verified
"I am pleased to offer this social skills group for early adolescents entering middle school years. The emphasis will be on building and forming friendships, learning how to learning, learning how to say the right thing and learning how to ..."
(201) 397-1519 
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Group meets in:
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Photo of Patricia Magnotta, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Jersey
Grief Recovery Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
(848) 246-2662 
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Group meets in:
Manasquan, NJ 08736
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Family and Friends Virtual Support Group
Treatment Center
Verified
"Watching your loved one struggle with addiction can be heartbreaking, but as they begin to heal, you must also embark on your own journey of recovery. For all involved, having a strong support system is key. This virtual support group ..."
(201) 298-0140 
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Group meets in:
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Photo of Care Counseling Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey
Banana Split
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
"The Banana Split is a group for children of divorced parents. This group creates a safe environment for the children to talk about there feelings of depression, fear of change, and other feelings that may arise. Groups are available for ..."
(908) 628-0219 
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Group meets in:
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Photo of Chana Friedman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in New Jersey
Women's Support Group - Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified
"Isolation and disconnection are at the core of a survivor's experience of sexual violence. Connecting with others who have had similar experiences can help an individual build relationships and trust. The group experience has been found to be a powerful ..."
(973) 221-9205 
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Group meets in:
Paramus, NJ 07652
Photo of Charlena D. Sears, Psychologist in New Jersey
Healing for Healers
Psychologist
Verified
(973) 755-1882 
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Group meets in:
Montclair, NJ 07042
Photo of Ann Niles, Psychologist in New Jersey
Perinatal, Postpartum and New Mom Support Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"For pregnant moms who have struggled with mood and anxiety disorders before becoming pregnant, the risk of mood struggles in the perinatal, postpartum and new mom phase is even greater. This group provides a safe and supportive place to talk ..."
(973) 564-1964 
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Group meets in:
Millburn, NJ 07041
Photo of Kathryn Engle Wu, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Jersey
Integrative Therapy Institute of NJ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"The Integrative Therapy Institute of New Jersey (ITI-NJ) is a group practice in clinical and counseling psychology providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and relationships. It was founded in 2012 by Dr. Thomas Blake Hollenbach and Dr. Edward Callaghan, both of ..."
(848) 242-8423 
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Group meets in:
Sparta, NJ 07871


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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 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 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.