Support Groups in Monroe County, NY

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Young Professional Women’s Self-Care Support Group
LCAT, MT-BC
Verified
"Have you ever wished you could connect with other women struggling with the same issues you have, who are also dedicated to personal growth and development? Personalized for women in the 20’s, 30's, and 40’s age range, The Young Professional ..."
(585) 542-2179 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14607
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Clinical Supervision and Study
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified
"For licensed professionals or those seeking licensure. "
(585) 401-7102 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14610
Not accepting new clients
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The Postpartum Connection
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"A six week therapeutic group offering education and support for women in the postpartum period. Our group provides a safe and supportive space for women in the first 2 years postpartum, to come together to explore and process the changes ..."
(585) 207-3656 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14622
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Relationship Groups (3 groups: Mon., Wed., Thurs.)
Psychologist, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Verified
"These relationship process groups for adult men and women focus on understanding yourself in relationship with others, and offer opportunities for trying new ways of relating and expressing yourself authentically in a supportive, confidential, and small-group setting. "
(585) 645-0769 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14607
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Women's Sex, Love and Relationship Addiction Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
"Women Recovering Together is an ongoing group for women dealing with sex, love, and relationship addiction. The group provides a structured and accepting context for women to end compulsive sexual behavior, change unhealthy relationships, and reclaim their integrity. Participants are ..."
(585) 433-4003 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14607
Not accepting new clients
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Managing Motherhood
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"Telehealth Group for postpartum moms who youngest are under 3, and looking for support navigating the new world of motherhood, changing roles and bodies, as well juggling expectations. Weekly for 10 weeks. EXPECTED START DATE: Fall 2022 Reserve your spot ..."
(585) 540-1859 
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Group meets in:
Webster, NY 14580
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Interpersonal Relationship Enhancement
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
"Group therapy will help you gain access to your feelings, understand them, and use them constructively. Participation in group can reduce your symptoms and enhance your interpersonal effectiveness as well. My groups provide an opportunity for you to learn about ..."
(585) 563-8165 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14618
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Process Groups
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CASAC-T
Verified
(585) 357-4821 
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Group meets in:
Pittsford, NY 14534
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Anxiety Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "
(585) 432-4514 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14618
Not accepting new clients
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Virtual DBT Skills group for Adults (18 and up)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Virtual DBT Group-Using Zoom!! Emotional reactions can often get in the way of effective communication. Dialectical Behavioral therapy offers skill building to help regulate strong emotions. Everyone can use skills that assist us in tolerating the stress of everyday life ..."
(585) 209-5165 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14618
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Mending Souls Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"A therapy group to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse to develop skills and a have a supportive network to cope with everyday life. Group is designed to be 12 weeks in length, however members can remain for as long ..."
(585) 596-8251 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14607
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NO Grief Groups Offered
Counselor, MS, Psy, LMHC, EAS-C
Verified
"I get multiple calls from people looking for various types of grief groups. I am a LMHC that specializes in traumatic loss in private practice and I do not offer support groups. "
(585) 735-4785 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14607
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Mindfulness for Anxiety
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
"The intent of this group is to teach and practice mindfulness techniques specifically aimed to help people suffering from anxiety. "
(585) 245-0129 
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Group meets in:
Pittsford, NY 14534
Not accepting new clients
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Interpersonal Process Group
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
"Learn more about yourself and others. Understand dynamics in your relationships. Expand your emotional landscape. Give and receive support. Build confidence. "
(585) 294-4776 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14620
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Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts /Men's Issues
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
"People raised in families where substances are or were abused are significantly impacted. If this is you, you may relate to feeling different or disconnected from others, experience shame around your family system, feel the need to overachieve, find yourself ..."
(585) 382-1730 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14620
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general interpersonal process group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
"Helps people identify patterns of relating that cause them distress or "dysfunction". An opportunity to better understand the impact of attachment history, such as relationships with family on current relationships. The experience of hearing feedback and the working through of ..."
(585) 412-8272 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14623
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Young Adult Process Group
Counselor, LMHC, CGP
Verified
"This is a process group in the modern analytic style comprised of people in their 20s and early 30s. "
(585) 454-9141 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14620
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Mindful Eating for Weight Loss Surgery Patients
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group provides an opportunity for pre- and post-bariatric surgery patients to learn long-term approaches to a new lifestyle. This is not a band-aid approach that can lead to another failure with the accompanying loss of self-esteem. Use many sources ..."
(585) 204-2286 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14618
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Mother's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Small process and skills group for Mother's. Please contact therapist for further details. "
(585) 763-0114 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14601
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Anxiety Management Group
Counselor, LMHC, CMHIMP, NCC, MS, CNC
Verified
"“Master Your Negative Energy; An Anxiety Management Group” This group will help you to learn and put into practice a variety of anxiety coping tools, as well as identify and eliminate anxiety triggers before symptoms arise. You will better understand ..."
(585) 524-0008 
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Group meets in:
Pittsford, NY 14534


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