Support Groups in Brooklyn, NY

Divorce Support Group
I've named the group Divorce: Coming Uncoupled Without Coming Apart. We will address the initial crisis, communicating with children and family members, finding ways to reach out to find resources and connect with others during this time of immense change ...
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Hosted by Paula K Solomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11215
I've named the group Divorce: Coming Uncoupled Without Coming Apart. We will address the initial crisis, communicating with children and family members, finding ways to reach out to find resources and connect with others during this time of immense change ...
(929) 238-8141 View (929) 238-8141
Artful Healing: Depression Support Group (Virtual)
This group is for adults who want to express and process adverse emotions related to depression, such as emptiness and hopelessness, effectively though art therapy. Participants will be encouraged to communicate and share experiences from struggling with depression. Also, group ...
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Hosted by Molly G. Simmons Brusick
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11222
This group is for adults who want to express and process adverse emotions related to depression, such as emptiness and hopelessness, effectively though art therapy. Participants will be encouraged to communicate and share experiences from struggling with depression. Also, group ...
(347) 255-1747 View (347) 255-1747
DBT Group (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
Do you want to feel empowered by learning coping skills for anxiety, panic attacks , depression or emotional reactivity? Do you want to learn how to build meaningful relationships, create more daily peace and find inner strength and meaning? Do ...
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Hosted by Dianne Ghiraj Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11201
Do you want to feel empowered by learning coping skills for anxiety, panic attacks , depression or emotional reactivity? Do you want to learn how to build meaningful relationships, create more daily peace and find inner strength and meaning? Do ...
(646) 832-2513 View (646) 832-2513
Brooklyn Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC
I am the founder of Brooklyn Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC, a family of therapists with diverse specialties. We offer a wide range of specialties to address the needs of clients in the Williamsburg/Bushwick communities.
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Hosted by Brooklyn Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11237
I am the founder of Brooklyn Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC, a family of therapists with diverse specialties. We offer a wide range of specialties to address the needs of clients in the Williamsburg/Bushwick communities.
(347) 960-4628 View (347) 960-4628
Gender Exploration Group
This is a space to dive deeper into one's experience of non-normative gender in a safe & supportive environment. We aim to empower members to share experiences, provide support, & bear witness to the challenges & triumphs of exploring gender ...
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Hosted by Maggie Dunleavy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11238
This is a space to dive deeper into one's experience of non-normative gender in a safe & supportive environment. We aim to empower members to share experiences, provide support, & bear witness to the challenges & triumphs of exploring gender ...
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DBT Skills Group
This is a structured time limited group that teaches individuals skills for managing emotions in more effective ways, improving relationships and managing crises.
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Hosted by Toby Werdyger
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, JD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11215
This is a structured time limited group that teaches individuals skills for managing emotions in more effective ways, improving relationships and managing crises.
(347) 609-0762 View (347) 609-0762
H.E.A.L. Support Group
Learn to HEAL your inner child. Additional topics include: Resolving Trauma; Healthy living and eating; Managing grief/loss; Building self-esteem/confidence; Stress management; Creating Boundaries.
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Hosted by Phadia Jean-Pierre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11210
Learn to HEAL your inner child. Additional topics include: Resolving Trauma; Healthy living and eating; Managing grief/loss; Building self-esteem/confidence; Stress management; Creating Boundaries.
(929) 205-8844 View (929) 205-8844
Stillborn & Neonatal Death Support Group
Processing the loss of a child is the most intense level of grief someone can experience. No words can describe the level of pain that follows. It's something that must be felt, not spoken. As a psychoeducation group, you will ...
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Hosted by Continuum Therapeutic Services, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11201
Processing the loss of a child is the most intense level of grief someone can experience. No words can describe the level of pain that follows. It's something that must be felt, not spoken. As a psychoeducation group, you will ...
(929) 346-4848 View (929) 346-4848
Sensational Life: Mental & Fitness Wellness Group
In a bi-weekly, 90-minute small group exclusive experience, participants are guided in stress relieving and body improvement exercises to address anxiety or depression to feel more capable in moving through their identified life challenges toward desired behavior change goals.
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Hosted by Moyosore Paupau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11238
In a bi-weekly, 90-minute small group exclusive experience, participants are guided in stress relieving and body improvement exercises to address anxiety or depression to feel more capable in moving through their identified life challenges toward desired behavior change goals.
(929) 460-0486 View (929) 460-0486
Dr. Kira Rogers LLC
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Hosted by Tulsa Knox
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11242
(917) 924-4410 View (917) 924-4410
Women and Financial Wellness
This group meets online from Wednesday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. It is for women to discuss their relationships with money, spending, and their career trajectory. We will spend time assessing the money messaging in society and how it may align ...
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Hosted by Mj Merkley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11222
This group meets online from Wednesday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. It is for women to discuss their relationships with money, spending, and their career trajectory. We will spend time assessing the money messaging in society and how it may align ...
(718) 550-2054 View (718) 550-2054
Teens and Self-esteem
Teenage girls notoriously have lots of self-esteem issues. They are unhappy with their appearance and weight, their social lives and sometimes their ability to compete academically. Pressures on them seem to be larger then in previous generations. Since teens flourish ...
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Hosted by Geri Leah Ness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11215
Teenage girls notoriously have lots of self-esteem issues. They are unhappy with their appearance and weight, their social lives and sometimes their ability to compete academically. Pressures on them seem to be larger then in previous generations. Since teens flourish ...
(718) 569-7617 View (718) 569-7617
Psychodrama Group Therapy - May - June
Accepting new members for May! Are you feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns and relationships? Are you hoping to unpack messages you received early in life in order to be healthy and free? Psychodrama is an active group therapy process that ...
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Hosted by Hollis Witherspoon - Creative Psychotherapist
MA, RDT, LCAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11211
Accepting new members for May! Are you feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns and relationships? Are you hoping to unpack messages you received early in life in order to be healthy and free? Psychodrama is an active group therapy process that ...
(718) 865-2896 View (718) 865-2896
psychotherapeutic group
psychotherapeutic group to address symptoms of depression, stress, chronic pain, anxiety, panic attacks, social skills, coping mechanism to deal with stressors in your life.
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Hosted by J. ovalles psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC-G
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11206
psychotherapeutic group to address symptoms of depression, stress, chronic pain, anxiety, panic attacks, social skills, coping mechanism to deal with stressors in your life.
(347) 515-6017 View (347) 515-6017
Melissa's Group for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Melissa's Group for Female Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse was designed to help women understand the effects of trauma, reduce feelings of shame and guilt, and empower women. This 12-session group progresses through 3 stages: Trauma and Its Manifestations, ...
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Hosted by Mollie Aklepi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11242
Melissa's Group for Female Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse was designed to help women understand the effects of trauma, reduce feelings of shame and guilt, and empower women. This 12-session group progresses through 3 stages: Trauma and Its Manifestations, ...
(646) 849-4744 View (646) 849-4744
Parenting Skills
It's true there is no manual to follow in raising kids, but we do have an enormous amount of information to help us along the way. Teach your children how to make acceptable choices and truly understand the consequences of ...
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Hosted by Sara Schulman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11230
It's true there is no manual to follow in raising kids, but we do have an enormous amount of information to help us along the way. Teach your children how to make acceptable choices and truly understand the consequences of ...
(917) 746-8480 View (917) 746-8480
Healing Arts Workshop
In the Art Therapy Place Healing Arts Workshop, you will make artwork reflecting on topics such as safety, self-esteem, identity, interpersonal relationships, interests and goals.
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Hosted by Brittany Knapp
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11237
In the Art Therapy Place Healing Arts Workshop, you will make artwork reflecting on topics such as safety, self-esteem, identity, interpersonal relationships, interests and goals.
(878) 313-2084 View (878) 313-2084
Brooklyn Hypnosis
Brooklyn Hypnosis provides hypnotherapy for anyone that would like to reach their goals more quickly and easily. Hypnosis isn't only for for smoking cessation or weight management. It can be applied to anything; from stress management to hypno-birthing to sports ...
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Hosted by Hervé Pierre Boisdé
CMS, CHT, FIBH
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brooklyn Hypnosis provides hypnotherapy for anyone that would like to reach their goals more quickly and easily. Hypnosis isn't only for for smoking cessation or weight management. It can be applied to anything; from stress management to hypno-birthing to sports ...
(347) 599-9116 View (347) 599-9116
Women's Holistic Therapy Group -- Carroll Gardens
***This group is not currently scheduled. I will be offering an 8-week women's holistic therapy group once or twice a year. The group will be limited to 6 members. We will focus on holistic self-care and wellness, to address anxiety, ...
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Hosted by Risa Neuwirth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11231
***This group is not currently scheduled. I will be offering an 8-week women's holistic therapy group once or twice a year. The group will be limited to 6 members. We will focus on holistic self-care and wellness, to address anxiety, ...
(347) 694-4412 View (347) 694-4412
Chronic Illnesss Support - Online
Join this group to learn about strategies for noticing and managing the difficult thoughts and feelings that come up throughout this health experience. Through this group you will get a foundational understanding of one therapeutic modality that can be particularly ...
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Hosted by Brittany Butts - Jamron Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11222
Join this group to learn about strategies for noticing and managing the difficult thoughts and feelings that come up throughout this health experience. Through this group you will get a foundational understanding of one therapeutic modality that can be particularly ...
(516) 469-3683 View (516) 469-3683


FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Brooklyn?

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.