Support Groups in Midland Park, NJ

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Women's Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
"This group consists of 4-6 women age 18 and up, married, divorced, never married etc. coming together to discuss any and all issues that women are confronted with today Topics are decided by the group and include interpersonal relationships, women's ..."
(201) 416-7785 
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Group meets in:
Midland Park, NJ 07432
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Men's Group, Anxiety/Depression, Substance Use
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
(973) 721-9321 
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Group meets in:
Midland Park, NJ 07432
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Trauma Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"The purpose of this group is to provide a safe environment and teach the causes and neurobiology of trauma, provide practical tools for grounding and symptom reduction that you can use NOW, and education about available modalities for individual trauma ..."
(201) 241-2422 
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Group meets in:
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Photo of Vivian Dwyer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midland Park, NJ
Women's Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
"This group is designed for women ages 18 and up. It is a support group whereby women have a platform to express themselves and their concerns in a confidential setting and a warm and supportive environment. It consist of 4-6 ..."
(201) 416-7785 
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Group meets in:
Midland Park, NJ 07432

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