Support Groups in Essex County, NJ

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Photo of Meredith Strauss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Life skills Group for adolescents
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, RYT
Verified
(973) 949-7354 
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Group meets in:
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Photo of Kira Baskerville-Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Inferility
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdD, CCTP
Verified
"This group focuses on the stress and anxiety as a result of infertility. This group provides support for the emotional trauma that is related to infertility. "
(973) 883-1495 
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Group meets in:
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Behavioral Parenting Strategies for ADHD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Learn new skills and techniques that have been shown to help children with ADHD and find support from fellow parents. During this 8 week group you will: learn about the different types of ADHD, learn behavioral parenting strategies that have ..."
(973) 557-4864 
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Group meets in:
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Meditation and Mindfulness for Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Be part of an in person 6 week program for teenagers that teaches lifelong stress management skills in a peaceful and warm environment. Students will learn a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques to help with self regulation, building empathy ..."
(973) 520-0071 
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Group meets in:
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Eagle Health Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Verified
"Psychiatric Mental Health for all ages including Substance Use, MAT management, medication management and Evaluations. "
(973) 755-7783 
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Group meets in:
Newark, NJ 07105
Photo of Peter Diskin, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Men's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
(973) 671-8170 
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Group meets in:
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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Wellness Direct LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, MSN, PHMNP, APRNBC, DNP
Verified
(973) 755-1548 
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Group meets in:
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Photo of Ruth Rothbart-Mayer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Family Caregiver Group, Dementia/Parkinsons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group meets at the Verona Park Boathouse the first and third Monday of the month for family members caring for someone with dementia and/or Parkinson's. For more information call 917-916-8002. "
(917) 746-8955 
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Group meets in:
Verona, NJ 07044
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Social Emotional Learning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
"We will learn how to regulate our emotions utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, and practice a range of relaxation, self regulation, and emotional coping techniques for children to utilize in their everyday lives. "
(973) 310-5291 
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Group meets in:
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Social Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"For 7th and 8th grade boys needing social skills development and practice social skills in a safe play therapy group using Legos. "
(973) 797-9228 
Group meets in:
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Integrative Therapy Institute of NJ
Psychologist
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 co-founded in 2010 by Dr. Thomas Hollenbach and Dr. Edward Callaghan. ITI-NJ operates at ..."
(973) 381-2792 
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Group meets in:
Montclair, NJ 07042
Photo of Madelyn Petrow-Cohen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Psoriasis Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, SEP
Verified
"This is an ongoing therapy group for individuals ages 16+ who suffer from chronic psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis as well as other chronic skin conditions. The group will have an educational and empowering focus as well as a theraputic goal. ..."
(646) 600-5191 
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Group meets in:
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Stacey Pinilis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Essex County, NJ
Food Allergy Support Group for Parents
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Parents will have the opportunity to get support and learn specific techniques for coping with the stress, anxiety and fear accompanying their child's food allergies. "
(973) 755-1682 
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Group meets in:
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Adult Therapy Group - Mondays
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group is for men and women ages 35+ who want to learn how to express their feelings, resolve conflicts, and gain insight for the purpose of improving their relationships at home and at work. It is a support and ..."
(973) 321-3384 
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Group meets in:
Livingston, NJ 07039
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"Second Saturday" Divorce Workshop for Individuals
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"***WORKSHOP NOW CONDUCTED VIA ONLINE VIDEO PLATFORM*** Divorce is a confusing, challenging and devastating life experience on every level. "Second Saturday" is a two-hour workshop designed to help individuals understand their current situation and explore options for saving time, money ..."
(973) 821-4803 
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Group meets in:
Montclair, NJ 07042
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A Beautiful Me
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS
Verified
"The purpose of this group is to help adolescent girls to learn to love and accept their bodies, and to process their version of "beautiful" with emphasis on their own uniqueness. "
(973) 358-7123 
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Group meets in:
Livingston, NJ 07039
Anger Management Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Anger Management Group for self referrals and court referrals. The group will focus on members' problems and ways to better handle anger and techniques to help better deal with one's anger. "
(973) 731-6970 
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Group meets in:
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Strengthen Your Family
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"A six week group geared at improving communication within the family. Youths and parents attend. Topics covered include discipline and respect, family meetings and communication. "
(973) 860-3181 
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Group meets in:
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
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Adoptive Parents Support Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"The goals of this professionally-led support group are to provide adoptive parents a place to discuss, learn about and receive support for a variety of adoption-related issues. Topics to be discussed include:adoptiive parenting, talking to your children about adoption, creating ..."
(973) 970-3903 
Group meets in:
Caldwell, NJ 07006
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Grief Therapy Group
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd, EdM
Verified
"Grief therapy is an opportunity to tell your story. This group is open to all individuals 18 and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This ten-week group will provide you with a chance to share your ..."
(862) 245-4468 
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Group meets in:
Livingston, NJ 07039


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