Depression Support Groups in Brooklyn, NY

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Women's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
"Women's group for women who want to connect, share, support and grow with other women. Group members gain and lend support from one another. "
(646) 755-9294 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11233
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Brooklyn PPD Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Monthly schedule of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) groups meeting in Brooklyn and Manhattan at the offices of Premier Pediatrics. Visit our website (www.brooklynppdsupport.c om) or like us on Facebook for meeting days/times and other relevant information. "
(347) 434-8336 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Not accepting new clients
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Wellness Counseling Services, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC-M
Verified
"Wellness Counseling Services' mission is to help people access personalized therapy that works with their life. Our team of dedicated therapists are here to help you achieve the meaningful change you want, fully remotely and at affordable rates. Our therapists ..."
(929) 362-5274 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Not accepting new clients
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Online DBT Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, ATR, LCAT, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
"This is an online DBT Skills group for adults experiencing anxiety, depression , emotional dysregulation or wish to learn DBT skills. "
(646) 392-7577 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Orenda Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
"Private practice medication management and therapy group offering wholistic mental health treatment. "
(347) 647-6431 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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M & M Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified
"Marina Cecere, DNP & Maria Jensen, DNP We are both Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Acupuncturists. Our bilingual (Spanish/English) practice treats people of different backgrounds, cultures, socioeconomic statuses, races, sexual orientations, and gender. Our expertise includes the treatment of major depression , ..."
(347) 905-4177 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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Student Wellness Group Coaching
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NPP, PMHNP, -BC
Verified
"Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it impossible to maintain a healthy lifestyle and make time for social activities while excelling in school? Join our Virtual Support Group! Closed Group 12 spots every Monday from 6pm - 7pm. "
(646) 846-7248 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Adult Co-ed High functioning
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"While we discuss "content" -- PROCESS is the main focus. Your primary task is to learn as much as you can about how you relate to yourself, and to each person in the Group. . . . How you self-disclose, ..."
(917) 725-3055 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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psychotherapeutic group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC-G
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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Support For Russian Speaking Clients
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
"Please call us ahead of time to sign up for this group. Olga Rothschild, a director of RMHC will provide Free psychological support to Russian speaking clients, who might be struggling with depression , anxiety, and adjustment to living in United ..."
(347) 434-8928 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11229
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Therapy Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This group is available to all adults looking to connect, relate, and deepen their self-understanding, particularly around communication, relationships, and relating to others. Group members discuss issues with depression , anxiety, relationships, stress, family, and loss. Members also observe and explore ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Mindfulness Based CBT
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness skills to overcome feelings of anxiety and depression . Start date: Dec 16 and will continue into 2017. We will learn mindfulness and CBT skills that are useful and practical in daily life for living ..."
(646) 606-2663 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Art therapy workshop
Art Therapist, LCAT, LPAT, ATCS
Verified
"For those who need support moving through daily stress. "
(929) 334-4988 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11242
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Young Adults with Depression and Anxiety
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"20s something, dealing with social anxiety, depression , career and education challenges "
(718) 550-1501 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11214
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Lunch Hour Therapy Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This group is particularly ideal for freelancers who are looking for connection and community during an isolating work week. It is available to all adults looking to connect, relate, and deepen their self-understanding, particularly around communication, relationships, and relating to ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Post Partem Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCFP, SIFI, FORENSI
Verified
"We created group to help women suffering from Post Partum depression feel supported and gain much needed Psychoeducation and information. "
(347) 321-9011 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11219
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Group for Women with Mood Disorders
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"A group has recently formed oriented toward women of any cultural background in their early 30's and to around 40.. The focus is on dealing with the fallout of depression and anxiety disorders, how this may affect relationships. self confidence, ..."
(646) 386-2213 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11233
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Bereavement Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
"This group is for those who have suffered a loss. Members come together and are lead by an expert on loss and bereavement to help them continue to heal. "
(646) 755-9294 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11233
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Understanding Self and Others
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This therapy group is open to adults looking to connect, relate, and deepen their self-understanding, particularly around communication, relationships, and relating to others. Group members discuss issues with depression , anxiety, relationships, stress, family, and loss. Members also observe and explore ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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DBT Skills for Adolescents
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This is a short-term DBT group, running 8 weeks. Each week group members will learn a new skill to help reduce anxiety and depression , and increase emotional control, insight, and interpersonal skills. Group will run 3/21-5/30 with a 3 week ..."
(646) 846-2526 
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11242



Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Brooklyn. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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