Support Groups in Union County, NJ

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Photo of Michele R Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Union County, NJ
Confidence Over Cravings Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"This group is perfect for you if: You are tired of dieting, but don't know what else to do; You feel stuck, scared, and out-of-control; You eat to cope with stress and emotions. You will learn: Why diets fail and ..."
(908) 386-4571
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Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
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Mental Health Skills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MPA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Mental Health Skills Support Groups combine the objectives of removing mental and emotional health barriers to various parts of life with exercises that promote practical outcomes. Participants will learn coping strategies to deal with their emotional concerns, and gain knowledge ..."
(908) 615-4928
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Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
Photo of Maria M Runfolo-McCormack, Licensed Professional Counselor in Union County, NJ
Parenting Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"I am starting to explore the need for parenting groups in my area. I was a School Counselor for over 15 years and previously an elementary and middle school teacher. Add the mom-job and you see I'm pretty well-rounded. "
(908) 624-3719
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Group meets in:
Union, NJ 07083
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Addiction Recovery Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"The Recovery Group is a group of men and women who meet weekly to work together on issues and problems that often arise in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse/dependence. The group is jointly led with Jeffrey S. Kahn, Ph.D. ..."
(908) 913-0940
Group meets in:
Summit, NJ 07901
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Relationship Skills Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"This group is intended for individuals who tend to experience instability in interpersonal relationships. Topics to be discussed and explored include: fear of abandonment, self-image issues, codependency, emotional instability as a result of relationship status, communication strategies, etc. A closed ..."
(609) 318-3013
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Group meets in:
Springfield, NJ 07081
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Outsmart Tension with Breathing and Visualization
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
(908) 913-6194
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Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
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N/A
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Not offering groups at this time. "
(609) 245-5097
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Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
Photo of Meryl Pfeiffer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Union County, NJ
Round Table Groups for Middle School Girls
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PD, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Sharing, connecting, learning, supporting each other has power. Do you know a middle schooler who could use some help managing distress, time or relationships? These small social groups provide an awesome opportunity to learn real strategies. Working together, supporting each ..."
(973) 512-4673
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Group meets in:
Summit, NJ 07901
Photo of Jessica Furino, Pastoral Counselor in Union County, NJ
Empowering moms
Pastoral Counselor
"Christian Women's fellowship and empowerment group. "
(508) 386-4035
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Group meets in:
Fanwood, NJ 07023
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Relapse Prevention Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, EdS
Verified
Verified
"As a member of our Relapse prevention group participants would benefit from understanding how to live a life without drugs or alcohol. Our therapeutic group, facilitated by Salvatore Ridente, LPC, LCADC, Ed.S will focus on offering healthy coping skills as ..."
(908) 258-6481
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Group meets in:
Cranford, NJ 07016
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Anger Management Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Verified
Verified
"Our services are highly sought due to the quality of our curriculum and program standards. Our Anger Management program was designed to be client centered. We offer Anger Management Classes that will provide the consumer with the tools needed in ..."
(732) 641-3944
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Group meets in:
Linden, NJ 07036
Photo of Dan Bender, Licensed Professional Counselor in Union County, NJ
Social Skills Training Project groups - Tuesdays.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAEdS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Social skills for teenagers. "
(908) 398-2097
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Group meets in:
Springfield, NJ 07081
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Braving New Motherhood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This 5-week virtual support group is open to mothers who have had added recently added a new baby to their family. It can be difficult for some mothers to feel open to talk about certain topics because of fear of ..."
(908) 386-4639
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Group meets in:
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Anger Management Treatment Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MSCC, MFT, LPC, LCADC
Verified
Verified
"Do you fume when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure rocket when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion - but it's important to deal with it in a positive ..."
(908) 845-8245
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Group meets in:
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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Cohesive Health and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Cohesive Health and Wellness is a private mental health practice that offers an open, compassionate, understanding and practical approach to mental health. We welcome children, adolescents, adults, and couples to our practice. We advocate for ending the stigma surrounding mental ..."
(908) 308-4500
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Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
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Premarital Couples Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
""How did you know she/he/they were the 'one'?" This seems to be the most common question we pose to married people...which usually yields the less than revealing answer "I just knew". This group will help you answer that question more ..."
(929) 499-0140
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Group meets in:
Fanwood, NJ 07023
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Women's Body, Food, and Eating Disorder Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified
Verified
"**This group is led by Dr. Annie McCue at Hilltop Behavioral Health. I am a co-faciliator when called upon. At the cross-section of body and culture this group is an exploration of pivotal moments that have created shifts and changes ..."
(973) 552-2346
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Group meets in:
Summit, NJ 07901
Emotional Intelligence & Resiliency Group for Boys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"A process oriented emotional growth group for boys ages mature 10- young 13. Twice a month, meets for 90 minutes, cost is 75$. Appropriate for boys who are dealing with anger, peer issues, emotional disconnect from families and self-criticism. Also ..."
(908) 854-0239
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Group meets in:
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Academic & Behavioral Problems of Adolescence
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"The high school years can be the most challenging to families. I use compelling Teen-Friendly techniques to improve self-control, self-esteem, and academic performance. Young clients are taught respect, discipline, and accountability. Parents are included for input and training. In addition, ..."
(908) 264-2770
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Group meets in:
Mountainside, NJ 07092
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Parent Group- Understanding and Aiding your Child
Art Therapist, MS, ATR-BC, ATCS
Verified
Verified
"This group is offered for parents that want to gain knowledge and skill in maximizing their childs' potential. This group utilizes art therapy techniques along with verbal processing to enhance a parents' experience in child rearing. Practical skills and application ..."
(908) 242-3816
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Group meets in:
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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