Support Groups in Denville, NJ

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Supporting Sobriety for Adolescents
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Support Group for Adolescents who are struggling with addiction issues. Group serves as an emotionally supportive, creative and psycho-educational environment to assist in making healthy choices, learning coping skills, and choosing sobriety. "
(201) 774-7027 
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Denville, NJ 07834
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Rising College Freshmen Support Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The decisions have been made and before you know it, your college-bound teen will be... well, college-bound! Join us for a 6-week group about all things college! This group is held virtually and requires a 6 week commitment (July 5 ..."
(551) 212-5638 
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Group meets in:
Denville, NJ 07834
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Psychoed Trauma Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified
"We are starting a new group for those interested in learning about the neurobiology of trauma and its impacts. This represents the first phase of treatment in a typical trauma therapy individual setting, and is very beneficial in starting the ..."
(973) 355-7636 
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Group meets in:
Denville, NJ 07834
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Girl Talk Social Skills
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Summer can be a fun and exciting time! It can also be a difficult time for tweens to stay connected outside of the classroom. Join us to help foster appropriate communication and social skills with others. This group is held ..."
(551) 212-5638 
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Group meets in:
Denville, NJ 07834

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