Depression Support Groups in Skillman, NJ

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Aroga Medical Associates
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified
"My practice specializes in Adult Psychiatric Evaluation & Medication Management, Individual psychotherapy, Couples therapy/counseling, Family therapy/counseling, Adolescent counseling, Group Psychotherapy, Office-based treatment of opioid dependence, Addictions and dual-diagonsis groups. In my commitment to providing the best traditional as well as ..."
(609) 643-0343 
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Group meets in:
Skillman, NJ 08558
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Women's Empowerment Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
(609) 681-2698 
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Group meets in:
Skillman, NJ 08558

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Photo of Arnaldo Negron, Psychiatrist in Skillman, NJ
Aroga Medical Associates
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified
"My practice specializes in Adult Psychiatric Evaluation & Medication Management, Individual psychotherapy, Couples therapy/counseling, Family therapy/counseling, Adolescent counseling, Group Psychotherapy, Office-based treatment of opioid dependence, Addictions and dual-diagonsis groups. In my commitment to providing the best traditional as well as ..."
(609) 643-0343 
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Group meets in:
Skillman, NJ 08558
Photo of Karishma Chawla, Licensed Professional Counselor in Skillman, NJ
Women's Empowerment Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
(609) 681-2698 
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Group meets in:
Skillman, NJ 08558
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DO, DrNP, PhD, LCSW, LPC
Verified
"MBCT is enormously empowering for people who suffer repeated bouts of depression in their lives. It will help you understand what depression is, discover what makes you vulnerable to downward mood spirals and why you get stuck at the bottom ..."
(609) 957-6808 
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Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Grief and Loss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, PsyAnal
Verified
"This women's group meets once a week to discuss issues during times of grief and loss. Through open discussion in an intimate setting this small group shares the challenges faced inevitably by loss. I facilitate by creating a safe space ..."
(609) 964-4952 
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Group meets in:
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Online DBT Skills Group- Currently Full
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This life stuff can be difficult and without effective coping skills, it can be even more challenging. DBT offers skills training to help change behavioral, emotional, thinking, and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in living and help create a life ..."
(609) 554-5387 
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Group meets in:
Kendall Park, NJ 08824
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OCD Young Adults 18 to 30
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"If you have a diagnosis of OCD or suspect that you do, this group is for you. Discuss the trials and tribulations of living with and dealing with your symptoms at work, dating and dealing with everyday life. "
(609) 454-6638 
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Group meets in:
Princeton, NJ 08540


Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Skillman. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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