"NEW GROUP BEGINNING MONDAY, JANUARY 24TH. Struggling with depression, anxiety or trauma? There has been a lot interest in this group as of late and I plan to hold the group virtually until we can meet in person. Please email ..."
"I am running 3 separate weekly therapy groups. Two for middle school, (Saturdays 11:30-12:30pm) and (Thurs, 630-730pm), and 1 for high school (7:45-8:45pm) They offer kids a safe place to share their lives, to help (tweens and teens) adolescents explore ..."
"Kidz Helping Kidz is a weekly Social Skills Program combined with Recreational Events for Kindergarten- 18 Plus. Weekly activities include Friday Nights Outs , Saturdays-Girls Day Out and Sunday Socials- enjoying the video game room. Our group is a place ..."
"Parenting is probably the hardest thing you will ever have to do! I am not just a psychologist with an expertise in parent training, but also a mom to 4 children. The struggle is real! This group will help you ..."
"A social skills-recreational program, providing a safe, fun place where 6th grade though 18 plus come together, feel a part of a group, are accepted unconditionally, develop positive self esteem and learn social communication. The goal is to improve awareness ..."
"Do you have a child with social skills challenges? You are not alone. The purpose of this group is to connect with other parents who share your experience. The benefits for parents who participate in a support group are: - ..."
"While social skills is associated with interaction with peers in a group setting, we are charged with the task of thinking more flexibly in our new normal. With that, I would like to offer a social skills group for middle ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Dix Hills 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 Dix Hills 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 Dix Hills 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 Dix Hills 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 Dix Hills 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.