Support Groups in Albany, NY

Recovery Group Work for Male Survivors of Abuse
An in-person men's group for non-offending individuals who are seeking to heal from the emotional scars of childhood sexual, physical & emotional abuse is held every other Monday. Meeting in a safe and encouraging environment, we will explore the complex ...
Hosted by Tom D Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
An in-person men's group for non-offending individuals who are seeking to heal from the emotional scars of childhood sexual, physical & emotional abuse is held every other Monday. Meeting in a safe and encouraging environment, we will explore the complex ...
(518) 351-7447 View (518) 351-7447
Weekly Anxiety Support Group
**New Group Starting Wednesday May 8th 2024** Come and process how anxiety influences your behaviors and relationships with others. Practice ways to reduce anxiety and increase self-care. Discuss social anxiety and ways to form friendships. Learn about how your thinking ...
Hosted by Cayla Cahoon
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12208
**New Group Starting Wednesday May 8th 2024** Come and process how anxiety influences your behaviors and relationships with others. Practice ways to reduce anxiety and increase self-care. Discuss social anxiety and ways to form friendships. Learn about how your thinking ...
(518) 360-1186 View (518) 360-1186
Queering Recovery
Recovery from substance use is a difficult process. Recovering as a queer person can be more challenging. This is an open therapy group for LGBTQIA+ individuals who are on their recovery journey and are looking for support and guidance from ...
Hosted by Prism Counseling & Advocacy
PhD, LMFT, LMSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12206
Recovery from substance use is a difficult process. Recovering as a queer person can be more challenging. This is an open therapy group for LGBTQIA+ individuals who are on their recovery journey and are looking for support and guidance from ...
(838) 444-5847 View (838) 444-5847
Young Adult Online Support Group
This group fosters an inclusive environment and is Diverse by Gender, Orientation, Religion, and Race. We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 5:15 pm to 6 pm. All members promise to respect and honor one another boundaries and privacy. Topics covered ...
Hosted by Michelle Williams
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
This group fosters an inclusive environment and is Diverse by Gender, Orientation, Religion, and Race. We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 5:15 pm to 6 pm. All members promise to respect and honor one another boundaries and privacy. Topics covered ...
(518) 519-3761 View (518) 519-3761
VTOP Group for Women
This group is for women who are experiencing emotional difficulies after terminating a pregnancy. Issues of grief,loss, and PTSD symptoms are taught and discussed. Other topics of importance to group members are covered as well. Group is educational, therapeutic, and ...
Hosted by Laura M Connell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
This group is for women who are experiencing emotional difficulies after terminating a pregnancy. Issues of grief,loss, and PTSD symptoms are taught and discussed. Other topics of importance to group members are covered as well. Group is educational, therapeutic, and ...
(518) 882-4786 View (518) 882-4786
Mindful Meditation
We provide mindfulness instruction for people engaged in our programming. Both online and in-person.
Hosted by Wounded Healers Institute
PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12210
We provide mindfulness instruction for people engaged in our programming. Both online and in-person.
(518) 757-9734 View (518) 757-9734
Guiding Steps Psychotherapy, PLLC
Guiding Steps Psychotherapy, PLLC provides counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We specialize in treating trauma that comes from adverse childhood experiences and other circumstances which disrupt individuals' ability to maintain healthful social connections. The circumstances that cause trauma ...
Hosted by Andrew Xavier Feeney
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
Guiding Steps Psychotherapy, PLLC provides counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We specialize in treating trauma that comes from adverse childhood experiences and other circumstances which disrupt individuals' ability to maintain healthful social connections. The circumstances that cause trauma ...
(518) 692-6842 View (518) 692-6842
12 Week Anger Management Program
12 Week, trauma informed, court approved, evidence based program, designed to teach participants how to identify their triggers, develop healthy behaviors, build empathy and effectively manage conflict long term.
Hosted by New Day Intervention Strategies, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CAMSII
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12206
12 Week, trauma informed, court approved, evidence based program, designed to teach participants how to identify their triggers, develop healthy behaviors, build empathy and effectively manage conflict long term.
(518) 412-3061 View (518) 412-3061
Moving beyond Anger
This is a 10 week group offered on zoom as well as in person on Fridays 12-1 pm. This group will help you get to the root of your anger and learn skills to feel calmer, be more assertive and ...
Hosted by Jamie Coscia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
This is a 10 week group offered on zoom as well as in person on Fridays 12-1 pm. This group will help you get to the root of your anger and learn skills to feel calmer, be more assertive and ...
(518) 620-5039 View (518) 620-5039
Studio e: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Group
An Art Therapy group for adults living with epilepsy. Contact the Epilepsy Foundation for more information: 456-7501
Hosted by Heather Hutchison
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12206
An Art Therapy group for adults living with epilepsy. Contact the Epilepsy Foundation for more information: 456-7501
(518) 400-0310 View (518) 400-0310
Domestic Violence - Men's
For treatment of male domestic violence perpetrators.
Hosted by Amy Daisak
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12207
For treatment of male domestic violence perpetrators.
(518) 217-4276 View (518) 217-4276
Growing in Polyamory
This group is for anyone who has experience with navigating polyamorous relationship/s of any kind. Whether you're new to these practices or have been doing polyam for ages, you're welcome in this (virtual) space and likely to discover something new! ...
Hosted by Sophia DeVito
Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12208
This group is for anyone who has experience with navigating polyamorous relationship/s of any kind. Whether you're new to these practices or have been doing polyam for ages, you're welcome in this (virtual) space and likely to discover something new! ...
(518) 989-0982 View (518) 989-0982
Behavioral Health & Wellness Group
Improve your quality of life, maintain safety, and prevent emotional crisis through education and skill building. In this six week open ended program clients receive: comprehensive list of community resources, an individualized personal wellness plan and a strength based crisis ...
Hosted by Pinnacle Behavioral Health IPA, LLC
Treatment Center
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
Improve your quality of life, maintain safety, and prevent emotional crisis through education and skill building. In this six week open ended program clients receive: comprehensive list of community resources, an individualized personal wellness plan and a strength based crisis ...
(518) 692-6347 View (518) 692-6347
Anger Management
For those who have trouble letting go and forgiving...who are more interested in being right or in winning than in resolving the problem or issue.
Hosted by Jonathan Bruce Riven
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12208
For those who have trouble letting go and forgiving...who are more interested in being right or in winning than in resolving the problem or issue.
(518) 348-3917 View (518) 348-3917
Reclaiming Our Power-3 day Intensive Workshop
A 3 day intensive workshop (based on the treatment model developed my Pia Mellody called Survivors) that investigates the origin of adult dysfunctional behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential process, participants learn to identify and address those early childhood ...
Hosted by Kim Ploussard
Counselor, LMHC, SEP, DARTT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
A 3 day intensive workshop (based on the treatment model developed my Pia Mellody called Survivors) that investigates the origin of adult dysfunctional behaviors. In this revolutionary educational and experiential process, participants learn to identify and address those early childhood ...
(518) 290-0918 View (518) 290-0918
Anxiety and Stress Management During Covid Group
This is a six week long counseling group designed to help those who struggle with anxiety. Members will be introduced to discuss healthy coping strategies to learning how to thrive, not just survive during COVID-19. As a result of participation ...
Hosted by Wendy Connelly
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12208
This is a six week long counseling group designed to help those who struggle with anxiety. Members will be introduced to discuss healthy coping strategies to learning how to thrive, not just survive during COVID-19. As a result of participation ...
(518) 347-9661 View (518) 347-9661
Do you need a guest speaker for your event/class?
I provide speaking engagements related to a variety of mental health topics. Topics include but not limited to: suicide prevention, stress management, healthy relationships, mindfulness, and bystander intervention.
Hosted by Heidi R. Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12206
I provide speaking engagements related to a variety of mental health topics. Topics include but not limited to: suicide prevention, stress management, healthy relationships, mindfulness, and bystander intervention.
(518) 241-4173 View (518) 241-4173
Anger and Anxiety Group
Anger Group - helps you get to the bottom of your anger/resentment and figure out how to communicate more effectively with others. Anxiety Group - learn how to understand and transform the message of anxiety in your life. ...
Hosted by Pinnacle Behavioral Health IPA, LLC
Treatment Center
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12203
Anger Group - helps you get to the bottom of your anger/resentment and figure out how to communicate more effectively with others. Anxiety Group - learn how to understand and transform the message of anxiety in your life. ...
(518) 692-6347 View (518) 692-6347
Presencing Practice Group
? Working from yoga-based meditation, clearing breath practices and gentle movements, we will engage in mindful movements & dialogue to access deeper listening & healing. With presence we engage in an innovative, mind-body and integration system that draws upon the ...
Hosted by Allie Middleton
JD, LCSW, E-RYT, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12210
? Working from yoga-based meditation, clearing breath practices and gentle movements, we will engage in mindful movements & dialogue to access deeper listening & healing. With presence we engage in an innovative, mind-body and integration system that draws upon the ...
(518) 631-3578 View (518) 631-3578
Grief Group
Struggling with grief? Looking for community and support as you move through the process? Join our grief group on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 4p-5p. Find us virtually through the link found at www.prismalbany.org/servi ces
Hosted by Prism Counseling & Advocacy
PhD, LMFT, LMSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12206
Struggling with grief? Looking for community and support as you move through the process? Join our grief group on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 4p-5p. Find us virtually through the link found at www.prismalbany.org/servi ces
(838) 444-5847 View (838) 444-5847
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Albany?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.