Support Groups in New York

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LBGTQ+
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This is a weekly group for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+. This group provides support and a safe space to explore and process experiences. Group will start when there are 5-8 committed members. It will take place virtually and it ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Coping After Suicide Support Groups (Zoom)
MPhil, CT, JD
"You'd be amazed at how warm and welcoming Zoom support groups can be. I keep the groups small, so they're a safe space for meaningful sharing. And I'm right there with you, helping you cope with this unique, complicated, and ..."
(917) 877-0613 
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10019
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Eating Disorders Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"We meet once a week for 90 minutes to discuss issues and challenges relating to living with an eating disorders, incorporating tools such as DBT, CBT, and Buddhism. We also read relevant books (e.g., Buddhist, assertiveness, schemas) and relate these ..."
(646) 770-2992 
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10003
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Expressive Arts Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
(518) 302-2443 
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Group meets in:
Albany, NY 12208
Waitlist for new clients
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Couples Group for Sexual Desire Concerns
MD, FECSM
Verified
"Would you and your partner like to improve your sex life? Couples with low/no sexual desire or frequency, and/or desire discrepancy (in which one partner is more interested in sex than the other) who are interested in enhancing their sexual ..."
(585) 487-8663 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14625
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Madison Suites
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
"Madison Suites is a collection of private therapists and psychiatrists. "
(917) 809-7563 
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10016
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Addiction Recovery Group
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
"This group serves those at risk of becoming addicted, who are addicted, or who are in remission. It doesn't matter what the addiction is because all addictions have common root causes. What matters is that you're seeking help. A group ..."
(917) 725-5103 
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Group meets in:
Staten Island, NY 10310
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Teen Counseling Group
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Call to find out more information about our new Teen Counseling Groups Beginning in Sept 2012. Most insurances accepted or pay low $10 fee per session. (718) 766-7160 "
(347) 947-2441 
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Group meets in:
Astoria, NY 11103
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Mindfulness for Anxiety
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
(212) 335-0511 
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10016
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Emotional Sobriety Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This is a weekly group for people in recovery to develop their emotional sobriety. The group will expand your emotional literacy and availability. You’ll build skills for more self-awareness, spontaneous authentic expression, and learn to resolve feelings of isolation. We ..."
(917) 809-6962 
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10011
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Courageous Kids Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
(914) 768-4899 
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Group meets in:
New City, NY 10956
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Queer Therapy Group
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
(646) 480-9204 
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10007
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Adult Anger Management Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CAMF
Verified
"8 Week Anger Management. Learn communication skills, stress management, emotional intelligence, self awareness, emotional awareness, emotional regulation and impulse control. "
(631) 498-8294 
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Group meets in:
Stony Brook, NY 11790
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Group for Single Parents of Special Needs Children
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
"This group is for single parents who are raising special needs children. There are unique challenges to this lifestyle. "
(914) 354-3286 
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Group meets in:
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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Moms Preparing to Launch a Child to College
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Sending a child to college is a complicated and long process - applications, tuition, rejections, what ifs, decisions, are followed by the big step of launching them: actually letting them go. This 4 session group will identify the issues that ..."
(914) 908-2059 
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Group meets in:
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Mindfulness Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"For adults with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, attention/concentration difficulties, emotion regulation and distress tolerance difficulties. Goals: • Increases acceptance of uncomfortable physical and emotional states •Improves ability to orient and maintain attention •Improves ability to process information accurately ..."
(718) 667-5530 
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Grief & Loss/Death & Dying
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"A 10 week online group to support individuals in coping with loss. Gain education on the stages of grief and explore use of psychodrama, music therapy, & narrative therapy to process your loss. Group is offered via zoom and is ..."
(315) 302-1225 
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Group meets in:
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
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Young Professional Black Women
FOT/CFP, SEP, CMT-P, IFOT, RLT
"Navigating Life as a Young Professional Black Woman: 8 wk virtual support group, Thursday nights in February and March 2022; additional 2022 dates to be announced. For women in their 20's, 30's and early 40's. Topics include imposter syndrome, relationships ..."
(646) 974-9695 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Relapse Prevention
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MSW, SAP, DWI-Eva
Verified
"Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. Matching treatment settings, interventions, and services to an individual's particular problems and needs is critical to his or her success. We offer a complete evaluation, and a ..."
(845) 393-0696 
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Group meets in:
Goshen, NY 10924
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Understanding women's & men's attachment styles
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This is a group for women. Women are often baffled by men's behavior (and vice versa!). Through discussion and sharing and reading some very solid books on the subject, I will help members to understand how and why men and ..."
(607) 800-4692 
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Group meets in:
Ithaca, NY 14850


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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
New York 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 York 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 York 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 York 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 York 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.