Support Groups in Somerville, NJ

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Mindful Life Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdM, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified
""I view Psychotherapy as a commitment to your life, relationships, future, and self. Too often life becomes over-whelming, even unbearable. You do not need to struggle alone. I believe in creating a warm, welcoming environment to explore past and present ..."
(908) 332-5994 
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Somerville, NJ 08876
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"Girl Squad"
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS, SAC
Verified
"For the 2019 teen girl, this group, run by our clinician Eboni Gadson, LSW, offers a space for teens to come together and talk about managing anxiety, building confidence and authenticity, relationships and navigating the pressures of the social media ..."
(732) 490-7142 
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Somerville, NJ 08876
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ASWB Approved Social Work Continuing Education
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, , LCSW
Verified
"Please visit my website @ www.LeslieTsukroff.com for more information regarding live, interactive, virtual Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers. "
(908) 304-9768 
Group meets in:
Somerville, NJ 08876
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Girl Connection
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"A support psychotherapy group for teen girls ages 13-17 to help with issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, academic pressures and managing social media. Come together, Connect, Inspire, and Support one another! Call (201)777-3992 to register! "
(201) 669-3349 
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Somerville, NJ 08876
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"Parenting A New Breed: What do I do when...."
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS, SAC
Verified
"This is a group for parents of children and teenagers focusing on both how to build a better relationship and communication with your child, while also maintaining your own sanity. We focus on addressing how to effectively respond to acting ..."
(732) 490-7142 
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Group meets in:
Somerville, NJ 08876
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"Playing Well With Others- Social Skills"
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS, SAC
Verified
"This interactive group, run by Blueprint's child specialist Leah Behar, LCSW, is a space for kids who's anxiety is getting in the way of them just being able to have fun and socialize with other kids. Through playing games and ..."
(732) 490-7142 
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Group meets in:
Somerville, NJ 08876

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