Support Groups in New York

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Anger Management
I provide anger management for people who have been court-mandated. I see people individually or in group, based on your need and schedule. You will receive a certificate of completion when done with the agreed upon number of sessions.
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Hosted by Dr. Dov Finman at Nassau Psychology PC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hewlett, NY 11557
I provide anger management for people who have been court-mandated. I see people individually or in group, based on your need and schedule. You will receive a certificate of completion when done with the agreed upon number of sessions.
(516) 666-4676 View (516) 666-4676
coming out support
Support for individuals who are coming out as gay, lesbian, queer, transgendered.
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Hosted by Jeann Linsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10024
Support for individuals who are coming out as gay, lesbian, queer, transgendered.
(646) 600-5053 View (646) 600-5053
High Conflict Divorce/ Custody Planning Support
Offered twice a year. This small group helps those going through the 'high conflict divorce': psychological and emotional support, new ideas for custody planning (to help reduce ongoing conflict and schedules that work best for children), psycho-education for those separating ...
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Hosted by Robyn Tomlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BAPsych, MFA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Manlius, NY 13104
Offered twice a year. This small group helps those going through the 'high conflict divorce': psychological and emotional support, new ideas for custody planning (to help reduce ongoing conflict and schedules that work best for children), psycho-education for those separating ...
(315) 870-1985 View (315) 870-1985
Emotional Regulation Group for Kids
Emotional Regulation group therapy for children ages 6-8 focusing on emotional identification, relaxation skills, self-awareness and self- management. (In-person;Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)
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Hosted by Fabia DeMartino
MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11209
Emotional Regulation group therapy for children ages 6-8 focusing on emotional identification, relaxation skills, self-awareness and self- management. (In-person;Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)
(929) 265-4457 View (929) 265-4457
Women's Body Image Group
This weekly process group will focus on issues related to body image, including: how our diet culture encourages an unhealthy relationship to food; ways to build self-esteem outside of body shape/size; learning how to use food for nourishment, not punishment; ...
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Hosted by Jennifer Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10024
This weekly process group will focus on issues related to body image, including: how our diet culture encourages an unhealthy relationship to food; ways to build self-esteem outside of body shape/size; learning how to use food for nourishment, not punishment; ...
(917) 809-6671 View (917) 809-6671
Inspiring Wellness
Inspiring Wellness is composed of a collaborative team of Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Reiki Practitioners and Mindfulness Facilitators. Our mission is to improve the emotional, physical and mental wellness of children, adolescents, young ...
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Hosted by Cara Ann Stillwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sayville, NY 11782
Inspiring Wellness is composed of a collaborative team of Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Reiki Practitioners and Mindfulness Facilitators. Our mission is to improve the emotional, physical and mental wellness of children, adolescents, young ...
(631) 309-2971 View (631) 309-2971
Bereavedment: Understanding Grief and Loss
In a safe and compassionate environment, participants share and receive support from an experienced therapist and from peers, in learning to live with a loss. This may be loss of any kind, which may have left you feeling that life ...
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Hosted by Ziva Zaff
Art Therapist, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Scarsdale, NY 10583
In a safe and compassionate environment, participants share and receive support from an experienced therapist and from peers, in learning to live with a loss. This may be loss of any kind, which may have left you feeling that life ...
(914) 529-6365 View (914) 529-6365
Young Women's Group
Adolescence is an important and defining time in a person's development. The Young Women's Group offers a comfortable and safe environment for teens to talk and receive peer and professional consultation. The small group format allows each teen to have ...
Hosted by Dr. Kristin A. Perret & TMS Long Island, Corp.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Carle Place, NY 11514
Adolescence is an important and defining time in a person's development. The Young Women's Group offers a comfortable and safe environment for teens to talk and receive peer and professional consultation. The small group format allows each teen to have ...
(516) 265-7955 View (516) 265-7955
Lives in Transition: Grief, Loss, & Change
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Hosted by Dr. Elise Lark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 630-0823 View (845) 630-0823
Clinical Case Supervision
I provide group supervision to recent and new mental health graduates/professionals who are interested in discussing their clinical cases and applying a strong use of self lens. The group a great way to process your work with clients in a ...
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Hosted by Amy Werman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10024
I provide group supervision to recent and new mental health graduates/professionals who are interested in discussing their clinical cases and applying a strong use of self lens. The group a great way to process your work with clients in a ...
(914) 306-8766 View (914) 306-8766
OCD Virtual Support Group
OCD can feel very isolating, and it often leaves you feeling misunderstood. You no longer have to navigate OCD on your own! Learn skills while feeling supported and validated by others struggling with OCD. Email us to secure your spot! ...
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Hosted by Dr. Megan Piesman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10028
OCD can feel very isolating, and it often leaves you feeling misunderstood. You no longer have to navigate OCD on your own! Learn skills while feeling supported and validated by others struggling with OCD. Email us to secure your spot! ...
(646) 907-6735 View (646) 907-6735
Community Writing Circle!! (CT and NY groups)
In a small and supportive community atmosphere, we will share reading and writing and experiential exercises. No writing experience needed, materials provided. Group meets monthly in two locations - Sunday morning in New Paltz, NY - Saturday afternoon in Ridgefield, ...
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Hosted by Nancy S. Scherlong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New Paltz, NY 12561
In a small and supportive community atmosphere, we will share reading and writing and experiential exercises. No writing experience needed, materials provided. Group meets monthly in two locations - Sunday morning in New Paltz, NY - Saturday afternoon in Ridgefield, ...
(914) 810-3051 View (914) 810-3051
TIME for Change
It's TIME for a Change-TIME Women’s Transformational Group is an 8-session program for women who want to live empowered, fulfilling lives. This is your opportunity to learn in a safe, supported group how to let go of limiting beliefs that ...
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Hosted by The Lighthouse Retreat & Wellness Center
LCSW, RM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Croton On Hudson, NY 10520
It's TIME for a Change-TIME Women’s Transformational Group is an 8-session program for women who want to live empowered, fulfilling lives. This is your opportunity to learn in a safe, supported group how to let go of limiting beliefs that ...
(914) 380-3440 View (914) 380-3440
Mother and Daughter Group
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Hosted by Patti Kaleck German
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10023
(646) 907-6290 View (646) 907-6290
Psychodrama Group
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Hosted by Letitia V. Coburn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 361-5924 View (914) 361-5924
Social Skills Group
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Hosted by Gregory Francis Coffey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10104
(631) 910-6032 View (631) 910-6032
Women's is currently not meeting
Not your typical group. Women gather to talk about what's on their minds and heart...looking to share, support and empower others. This is a very informal group open to all who are looking to simply connect with other kind, non ...
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Hosted by Contemplative Counseling & Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, marriag, couples, family, therapi
Verified Verified
Group meets in Smithtown, NY 11787
Not your typical group. Women gather to talk about what's on their minds and heart...looking to share, support and empower others. This is a very informal group open to all who are looking to simply connect with other kind, non ...
(631) 257-7668 View (631) 257-7668
LGBTQ+ Group
Exploring the concerns of LGBTQ+ individuals in a cross-generational therapeutic setting. Using art, creative writing, and group work to learn coping skills from peers and professionals while processing issues. These issues include: Trauma, Coming Out, Social Justice, Community, Homo/Transphobia, Bullying, ...
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Hosted by The Resource Center
Treatment Center, PMHNP, LCSW-R, LCSW, LMSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Jamestown, NY 14701
Exploring the concerns of LGBTQ+ individuals in a cross-generational therapeutic setting. Using art, creative writing, and group work to learn coping skills from peers and professionals while processing issues. These issues include: Trauma, Coming Out, Social Justice, Community, Homo/Transphobia, Bullying, ...
(716) 869-9520 View (716) 869-9520
Infertility Support Group
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Hosted by Elizabeth Blisko
Counselor, LMHC, EdM, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10018
(646) 374-2593 View (646) 374-2593
Parenting Groups-ages 3-8
Helping parents to become more effective in how they interact with their children enabling more appropriate behaviors, self-esteem and an " I can do it attitude" building confidence and "healthy interacting". Parents learn the "win-win" way of parenting where children ...
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Hosted by Patricia Pitta
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Manhasset, NY 11030
Helping parents to become more effective in how they interact with their children enabling more appropriate behaviors, self-esteem and an " I can do it attitude" building confidence and "healthy interacting". Parents learn the "win-win" way of parenting where children ...
(516) 360-2485 View (516) 360-2485

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in New York?

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.