Support Groups in Orange County, NY

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Teen DBT Skills & Support
This ongoing support group is meant to connect teens in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Teens will be able to express and work through tough emotions, while learning some of the most important skills for emotional regulation, building healthy relationships, ...
Photo of Ashley Crover, Counselor in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Ashley Crover
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Goshen, NY 10924
This ongoing support group is meant to connect teens in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Teens will be able to express and work through tough emotions, while learning some of the most important skills for emotional regulation, building healthy relationships, ...
(845) 390-2539 View (845) 390-2539
Be You: LGBTQ+ Teen Support Group
Open to All LGBTQIA Individuals Ages 14-18. This group will focus on exploring issues related to gender, identity, mental health, and relationships and connection. Utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy coping skills and a person-centered, strengths-based approach, this group will help teens ...
Photo of Gabrielle Fassman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Gabrielle Fassman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warwick, NY 10990
Open to All LGBTQIA Individuals Ages 14-18. This group will focus on exploring issues related to gender, identity, mental health, and relationships and connection. Utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy coping skills and a person-centered, strengths-based approach, this group will help teens ...
(845) 209-0954 View (845) 209-0954
Journaling "The Write Way"
This group will take you beyond the mundane process of simply recording your daily events. Therapeutic journaling is an opportunity to channel and challenge your ability to express yourself creatively; further diving into your emotions, thoughts, and experiences. This group ...
Photo of Lauren Miranda, Counselor in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Lauren Miranda
Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Goshen, NY 10924
This group will take you beyond the mundane process of simply recording your daily events. Therapeutic journaling is an opportunity to channel and challenge your ability to express yourself creatively; further diving into your emotions, thoughts, and experiences. This group ...
(845) 377-9264 View (845) 377-9264
Young Adult DBT Skills Group AGE 18-24
Ages 18-24. Learn coping skills in the areas of mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness to help you thrive and improve daily functioning. DBT skills can be extremely beneficial for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD and more! Connect ...
Photo of Melissa Quinn, Counselor in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Melissa Quinn
Counselor, LMHC, CDBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warwick, NY 10990
Ages 18-24. Learn coping skills in the areas of mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness to help you thrive and improve daily functioning. DBT skills can be extremely beneficial for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD and more! Connect ...
(845) 378-3147 View (845) 378-3147
2020 Women's Empowerment Group
New group starts January 11th! Join us as learn the keys to building confidence, balance and healthy relationships. We will use a variety of activities, as well as group discussion to learn and practice new skills and tools. Check out ...
Photo of Corey L DeMala, Counselor in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Corey L DeMala
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Westtown, NY 10998
New group starts January 11th! Join us as learn the keys to building confidence, balance and healthy relationships. We will use a variety of activities, as well as group discussion to learn and practice new skills and tools. Check out ...
(845) 406-9759 View (845) 406-9759
Relationship Boot Camp
This is Essential Relational Skills, part of the Relational Life Therapy series of trainings, and a weekend offering designed to bring individuals and couples to an understanding of essential relational skills that can be used to improve the quality of ...
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Hosted by Jerry Sander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warwick, NY 10990
This is Essential Relational Skills, part of the Relational Life Therapy series of trainings, and a weekend offering designed to bring individuals and couples to an understanding of essential relational skills that can be used to improve the quality of ...
(845) 987-0094 View (845) 987-0094
motherless daughters, fatherless/sons
Losing a parent is heartbreaking and devastating. Share your story and develop an understanding that such a loss is not yours alone. Discover and develop coping strategies that will acknowledge your grief as well as allow and help your healing.
Photo of Susan M Isaacson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Susan M Isaacson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, CCC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warwick, NY 10990
Losing a parent is heartbreaking and devastating. Share your story and develop an understanding that such a loss is not yours alone. Discover and develop coping strategies that will acknowledge your grief as well as allow and help your healing.
(845) 763-4099 View (845) 763-4099
Banana Splits
A support group for children age 8-12 who live with a single parent, have experienced divorce, separation, or the death of a parent. This group gives children a safe space to talk about their experience with parental divorce/separation/loss while also ...
Photo of Rebecca Holzhauer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Rebecca Holzhauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warwick, NY 10990
A support group for children age 8-12 who live with a single parent, have experienced divorce, separation, or the death of a parent. This group gives children a safe space to talk about their experience with parental divorce/separation/loss while also ...
(845) 310-0356 View (845) 310-0356
Anger Management
This group helps clients reflect on themselves and the issues that makes them angry. Through deep discussions and positive therapeutic strategies clients learn how to target their triggers, what phrases, gestures or behaviors are shown before the situations gets out ...
Photo of Thomasina Brown in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Thomasina Brown
MA, MS, CAMS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Middletown, NY 10941
This group helps clients reflect on themselves and the issues that makes them angry. Through deep discussions and positive therapeutic strategies clients learn how to target their triggers, what phrases, gestures or behaviors are shown before the situations gets out ...
(845) 832-4102 View (845) 832-4102
Support Along the Fertility Journey
The ever winding path along the journey of fertility is wrought with challenges and stressors that bring roller coaster feelings such as heartache, excitement, confusion, anticipation, anxiety, grief, and so much more. While each individual's experiences differ, the emotions and ...
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Hosted by Karla Karpowicz
Creative Arts Therapist, MA, LCAT, BC-DMT, RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newburgh, NY 12550
The ever winding path along the journey of fertility is wrought with challenges and stressors that bring roller coaster feelings such as heartache, excitement, confusion, anticipation, anxiety, grief, and so much more. While each individual's experiences differ, the emotions and ...
(845) 669-6238 View (845) 669-6238
EQ Lab Men's Group
When it comes to happiness and success in life, EQ matters just as much as IQ. Learn how you can boost your emotional intelligence, build stronger relationships, and achieve your goals. Connect with other open-minded men in a safe and ...
Photo of Sharon Mohan, Counselor in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Sharon Mohan
Counselor, LMHC, CDWF
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warwick, NY 10990
When it comes to happiness and success in life, EQ matters just as much as IQ. Learn how you can boost your emotional intelligence, build stronger relationships, and achieve your goals. Connect with other open-minded men in a safe and ...
(845) 303-2993 View (845) 303-2993
LGBTQ+ Teen Support Group
The LGBTQ+ Teen Support Group is a counseling and support group that will meet weekly for 6 weeks starting on March 2nd. Designed and led by SLMW's seasoned licensed clinical therapist, Victoria Britton. The mission of this group is to ...
Photo of Sarah Emanuel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Sarah Emanuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chester, NY 10918
The LGBTQ+ Teen Support Group is a counseling and support group that will meet weekly for 6 weeks starting on March 2nd. Designed and led by SLMW's seasoned licensed clinical therapist, Victoria Britton. The mission of this group is to ...
(518) 380-2687 View (518) 380-2687
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - 6 Week Course
Join us and learn powerful evidence-based tools to improve your quality of life presented by Amanda N. Karam, LMHC, FNS, MBSR. Certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from UMass Medical School, Amanda is honored to share this beneficial, evidence-based program ...
Photo of Amanda N Karam, Counselor in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Amanda N Karam
Counselor, LMHC, FNS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warwick, NY 10990
Join us and learn powerful evidence-based tools to improve your quality of life presented by Amanda N. Karam, LMHC, FNS, MBSR. Certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from UMass Medical School, Amanda is honored to share this beneficial, evidence-based program ...
(845) 203-8531 View (845) 203-8531
possible Women’s, Depression, Codependency, Grief
Photo of Deborah Shields, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Deborah Shields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 261-7401 View (845) 261-7401
Survivors of Sexual Trauma
Six week group series will take place once per season. Participants can re-enroll at the beginning of each new series. Group Therapy provides not just one, but many sources of support, validation, and understanding. Group members learn how to talk ...
Photo of Natalie Gmora-Nyman, Creative Arts Therapist in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Natalie Gmora-Nyman
Creative Arts Therapist, MA, LCAT, RDT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newburgh, NY 12550
Six week group series will take place once per season. Participants can re-enroll at the beginning of each new series. Group Therapy provides not just one, but many sources of support, validation, and understanding. Group members learn how to talk ...
(845) 286-9059 View (845) 286-9059
Mindfulness and Meditation
Weekly groups meet to practice techniques to reduce stress, increase focus and feelings of well being.
Photo of Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega & Associates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-R, ACSW, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in New Windsor, NY 12553
Weekly groups meet to practice techniques to reduce stress, increase focus and feelings of well being.
(845) 720-4276 View (845) 720-4276
Children Directive Play Therapy Group
CURRENTLY TAKING REFERRALS FOR CHILDREN’S GROUP. I am taking referrals at that time for children ages 8-11 who are open and willing to work together in a directive play therapy group setting. The children will work on improving behaviors and ...
Photo of Tanya L Merritts-Carr, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Tanya L Merritts-Carr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Newburgh, NY 12550
CURRENTLY TAKING REFERRALS FOR CHILDREN’S GROUP. I am taking referrals at that time for children ages 8-11 who are open and willing to work together in a directive play therapy group setting. The children will work on improving behaviors and ...
(845) 565-0600 View (845) 565-0600
Young Adult Support & Skills Group
This therapy group provides a space where you can talk about the feelings and challenges you’re experiencing on the threshold of adulthood, such as school and career issues, difficulties with family and peers, sexual identity issues, and so on.
Photo of Emily Mortelliti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Emily Mortelliti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Monroe, NY 10950
This therapy group provides a space where you can talk about the feelings and challenges you’re experiencing on the threshold of adulthood, such as school and career issues, difficulties with family and peers, sexual identity issues, and so on.
(845) 413-2974 View (845) 413-2974
Anxiety & Me
Life can be challenging as a kid. A positive energy peer support group. Where kids can connect and socialize in a safe space, while learning coping skills to reduce anxiety and build strategies to navigate everyday stressors. This group will ...
Photo of Jennifer Ortiz, Counselor in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Jennifer Ortiz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Warwick, NY 10990
Life can be challenging as a kid. A positive energy peer support group. Where kids can connect and socialize in a safe space, while learning coping skills to reduce anxiety and build strategies to navigate everyday stressors. This group will ...
(845) 757-6439 View (845) 757-6439
Acceptance & Forgivenss
This group is catered for women. Therapeutic dance/movement session with the integration of Trauma informed Yoga, somatic practices, mindfulness meditation and verbal processing. This group will focus on integrating the mind/emotions, body, and spirit for holistic health. Movement is proven ...
Photo of Orith Zabari in Orange County, NY
Hosted by Orith Zabari
LCAT, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Monroe, NY 10950
This group is catered for women. Therapeutic dance/movement session with the integration of Trauma informed Yoga, somatic practices, mindfulness meditation and verbal processing. This group will focus on integrating the mind/emotions, body, and spirit for holistic health. Movement is proven ...
(646) 647-3407 View (646) 647-3407

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Orange County?

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.