Host: Jennifer DiSomma, LMFT
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Astoria, NY 11106
"Going through a divorce is a loss of someone significant in your life & it is important to have support during this time & be reminded that you are not alone in this process. The structure of the group is ..."
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"Going through a divorce is a loss of someone significant in your life & it is important to have support during this time & be reminded that you are not alone in this process. The structure of the group is ..."
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Host: Ms. Karin Roach, MA, LMHC, CASAC
Group meets in:
Astoria, NY 11103
"We foster a safe environment by building a therapeutic alliance with you. We provide treatment for a wide range of mental health issues, with expertise in substance use, addiction, and risky behaviors. If you are struggling with these issues, or ..."
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"We foster a safe environment by building a therapeutic alliance with you. We provide treatment for a wide range of mental health issues, with expertise in substance use, addiction, and risky behaviors. If you are struggling with these issues, or ..."
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Host: Dr. Jessica Koblenz, PsyD
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Astoria, NY 11105
"Remote support to help parents and students navigating homeschool remote learning. We offer support for parents and students, individualized per student, with daily accountability. "
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"Remote support to help parents and students navigating homeschool remote learning. We offer support for parents and students, individualized per student, with daily accountability. "
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Host: Ms. Rachel Rothman Borrero, LCSW-R
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Astoria, NY 11106
"A 3-hour workshop for and about parents of special needs children. Along with support the workshop focuses on topics specifically impacting parents of children with special needs. The group addresses parenting practices, family relationships, family life and parental self-care. The ..."
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"A 3-hour workshop for and about parents of special needs children. Along with support the workshop focuses on topics specifically impacting parents of children with special needs. The group addresses parenting practices, family relationships, family life and parental self-care. The ..."
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Host: Ms. Raquel A Crespo, MA, LMHC
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Astoria, NY 11103
"Call to find out more information about our new Teen Counseling Groups Beginning in Sept 2012. Most insurances accepted or pay low $10 fee per session. (718) 766-7160 "
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Host: Ms. Amaranta Henriquez, LMHC
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Astoria, NY 11102
"Online around Mid-January. This is an open group for women 18+ from all walks of life. Do you find yourself struggling to be assertive in the work place or in your social life? Having difficulties in your relationships? Struggling with ..."
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"Online around Mid-January. This is an open group for women 18+ from all walks of life. Do you find yourself struggling to be assertive in the work place or in your social life? Having difficulties in your relationships? Struggling with ..."
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Host: Jennifer DiSomma, LMFT
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Astoria, NY 11106
"Going through a loss can make us feel very alone and isolated. It is important to know you are not alone through this journey. This group is designed to help create a warm, safe, and compassionate environment and help you ..."
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"Going through a loss can make us feel very alone and isolated. It is important to know you are not alone through this journey. This group is designed to help create a warm, safe, and compassionate environment and help you ..."
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Host: Jennifer DiSomma, LMFT
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Astoria, NY 11106
"Are you having a hard time dating? Does dating feel sometimes like a chore or job interview for you? This group will focus on dating in the digital age. Topics include, but are not limited to, online dating, relationship challenges ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Astoria 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 Astoria 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 Astoria 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 Astoria 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 Astoria 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.