"Genesis Psychotherapy and Integrative Health offers a unique, integrative, and evidenced based group therapy for individuals who are enduring losses in their lives. This gentle, wholesome and short-duration approach has been created to address losses in the workplace, and has ..."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD, LPC, LAC, LSW
"Teenagers (12-18yrs) learn mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Mindfulness Skills will help group members to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Distress Tolerance Skills will help group members to manage ..."
"Join in the fun with our Sunday biweekly Social Skills Group for children, ages 9-11.Groups are held via telehealth and topics include: learning non-verbal cues, friendships, communication, joining peers in play, conflict resolution, taking responsibility, recognizing and expressing feelings, self-esteem, ..."
"If your child or teen is a worrier, this group is for you. Learn Strategies to help your child and yourself to manage anxiety, panic and worry. Meet other parents and discover new approaches that you may not have thought ..."
"In this unique small group opportunity, adults will learn how to relax, meditate and effectively manage the inner world of stress and anxiety. The Managing Stress and Anxiety group meets weekly for 4 weeks. Call today to sign up for ..."
"GRIEF GROUP RETURNING THIS SPRING! Spring 2022 Session Enrolling Now! The Grief Art Therapy group is a 6-week group facilitated spring & fall. The group focuses on the individual's experience and journey through grief and loss. There are 4 weeks ..."
"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 ..."
"Group coaching has the added benefit of a community of supportive and like-minded women helping each other along by providing accountability to one another. If you have friends, co-workers or other people in your community that would like to benefit ..."
"Parenthood is not something you need to go through alone. New single moms, veteran parents, families with teens, and empty-nesters alike are sharing their experiences and having fun together. Come join me and find friends who understand exactly what you’re ..."
"The Men's Group will assist men experiencing difficulties within their marriages, who are struggling with separation, and working through divorce and the complications that accompany the aforementioned subjects. "
"Next workshop July 23-24, 2016. The weekend workshop is for couples who wish to resolve difficulties and deepen their emotional connection with each other. The Hold Me Tight educational program based on principles of EFT and the book Hold Me ..."
"Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused by the mental health or substance use issues your loved one is facing? If so, join us at the "Kitchen Table". In this group, you will learn the difference between supporting and enabling. You ..."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, PsyAnal
"Adolescents is a time of turmoil and confusion. There is a tug between these two contrasting feelings and needs. Separation from parents and closeness to friends.
As parents we must help our teens deal with navigating their feelings with friends ..."
"Divorce can be a devastating and life-changing experience, limiting one's ability to effectively problem solve and move forward. Life can feel lonely and very out of control. Through a supportive environment, participants will create a path to healing, rebuilding, and ..."
"Join us for a weekly exploration of gender and discussions about living authentically, coping with dysphoria, coming out strategies, gender and sexuality, various types of transition, finding resources, and fostering gender euphoria & self-love. The group will meet virtually every ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Lawrence Township 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 Lawrence Township 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 Lawrence Township 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 Lawrence Township 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 Lawrence Township 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.