Support Groups in Rochester, NY

Pregnancy and early parenting are both rewarding and an emotionally vulnerable time. You are not alone! Join Morgan Kennell, LCSW in this 6 week group where you will learn: How to use Mindfulness to stay present in parenting , skills ...
Hosted by Morgan Kennell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14618
Pregnancy and early parenting are both rewarding and an emotionally vulnerable time. You are not alone! Join Morgan Kennell, LCSW in this 6 week group where you will learn: How to use Mindfulness to stay present in parenting , skills ...
(585) 601-2687 View (585) 601-2687
This online therapy group is for individuals who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse/sexual trauma that also identify as chronically ill/disabled. Many support/therapy groups for individuals who have experienced sexual trauma and are disabled and/or chronically ill often do not ...
Hosted by Relationship And Trauma Therapist Sarah Nunes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, NIC, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14622
This online therapy group is for individuals who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse/sexual trauma that also identify as chronically ill/disabled. Many support/therapy groups for individuals who have experienced sexual trauma and are disabled and/or chronically ill often do not ...
(585) 440-8955 View (585) 440-8955
The Sankofa Teen Anxiety group will begin on Monday June 5th. This is a closed, in person group, with a specific start (June 5) & end date (August 7) and according to a specific pre-planned sequence of treatment modules presented ...
Hosted by Khadijah Tillman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14608
The Sankofa Teen Anxiety group will begin on Monday June 5th. This is a closed, in person group, with a specific start (June 5) & end date (August 7) and according to a specific pre-planned sequence of treatment modules presented ...
(585) 454-8068 View (585) 454-8068
This group is for adults, ages 18 and up. PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. Register by email or online at www.halliganarts.com. Participants will learn creative approaches to self-care. Our focus is to offer support and resources to help manage stress, anxiety, emotional ...
Hosted by Katherine Schied-Deckert
Pre-Licensed Professional, LP-CAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14607
This group is for adults, ages 18 and up. PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. Register by email or online at www.halliganarts.com. Participants will learn creative approaches to self-care. Our focus is to offer support and resources to help manage stress, anxiety, emotional ...
(585) 639-4847 View (585) 639-4847
In-person group for teens age 13-17 to engage with peers through Dungeons and Dragons. No D&D experience necessary! Build skills while being in the moment & enjoying a collaborative storytelling experience. Learn and practice ACT, and DBT principles and skills ...
Hosted by Sam Dinga
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14607
In-person group for teens age 13-17 to engage with peers through Dungeons and Dragons. No D&D experience necessary! Build skills while being in the moment & enjoying a collaborative storytelling experience. Learn and practice ACT, and DBT principles and skills ...
(585) 479-3478 View (585) 479-3478
Becoming and living life as a Dad can be a wonderful, meaningful, life-changing experience… and it also can create serious challenges as you face a new set of expectations and requirements as a father. Beyond the very real “logistical gymnastics” ...
Hosted by Tate Mental Health Counseling PLLC
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14618
Becoming and living life as a Dad can be a wonderful, meaningful, life-changing experience… and it also can create serious challenges as you face a new set of expectations and requirements as a father. Beyond the very real “logistical gymnastics” ...
(585) 595-0718 View (585) 595-0718
Experience a life-changing journey with our upcoming May 2024 Encounter group, where we have just a few precious spots remaining. Limited to only six individuals, this transformative 16-session program fosters a supportive community, enabling participants to overcome challenges, cultivate fulfillment, ...
Hosted by Igor Light
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14618
Experience a life-changing journey with our upcoming May 2024 Encounter group, where we have just a few precious spots remaining. Limited to only six individuals, this transformative 16-session program fosters a supportive community, enabling participants to overcome challenges, cultivate fulfillment, ...
(585) 382-1859 View (585) 382-1859
A group for individuals who are recovering from Adverse Religious Experiences as well as Religious or Spiritual-Based Abuse and/or Trauma: Participants will explore how these experiences have impacted them and engage in mutual support for their healing process. In addition ...
Hosted by Isaac Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14607
A group for individuals who are recovering from Adverse Religious Experiences as well as Religious or Spiritual-Based Abuse and/or Trauma: Participants will explore how these experiences have impacted them and engage in mutual support for their healing process. In addition ...
(585) 672-6678 View (585) 672-6678
Sunday April 14, 2024, sign up now!! This workshop is designed to help parents learn skills to parent their teens more effectively. Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills can help parents to communicate so their teen will hear them, decrease emotional reactivity, ...
Hosted by Quiet Mind Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14618
Sunday April 14, 2024, sign up now!! This workshop is designed to help parents learn skills to parent their teens more effectively. Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills can help parents to communicate so their teen will hear them, decrease emotional reactivity, ...
(585) 207-0432 View (585) 207-0432
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.
Hosted by Marie T Sergent
Psychologist, PhD MA, CGP, AGPA-F
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14607
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 View (585) 645-0769
For licensed professionals or those seeking licensure.
Hosted by Tina DiSanto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14610
For licensed professionals or those seeking licensure.
(585) 401-7102 View (585) 401-7102
This group is a place where you may meet other like minded individuals who are seeking out ways to tap into their inner knower. Through meditation, conversation, sharing and exercises, you will have the chance to work with your intuition ...
Hosted by Susan Bennett LMHC, LLC
Counselor, MEd, CAGS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14614
This group is a place where you may meet other like minded individuals who are seeking out ways to tap into their inner knower. Through meditation, conversation, sharing and exercises, you will have the chance to work with your intuition ...
(351) 207-3006 View (351) 207-3006
Hosted by Helena Boersma
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, MS, NCC, IIN
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 229-6778 View (585) 229-6778
A group for adults looking to work on interpersonal relationships, increased emotional awareness, and more authentic expression of their thoughts and feelings.
Hosted by Arjan Berkeljon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14607
A group for adults looking to work on interpersonal relationships, increased emotional awareness, and more authentic expression of their thoughts and feelings.
(585) 367-4434 View (585) 367-4434
We believe group treatment helps people connect with others and build lifelong skills. At Charlie Health, our curated groups include CBT Groups, CFT Groups, DBT Skills Groups, ACT Groups, Experiential Therapy Groups, Processing Groups, Trauma Groups, and more. Clients meet ...
Hosted by Charlie Health
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14623
We believe group treatment helps people connect with others and build lifelong skills. At Charlie Health, our curated groups include CBT Groups, CFT Groups, DBT Skills Groups, ACT Groups, Experiential Therapy Groups, Processing Groups, Trauma Groups, and more. Clients meet ...
(585) 207-3259 View (585) 207-3259
Skills group format aimed at improving client's quality of life. Participants will gain skills for emotion regulation, emotion acceptance, and healthy expression of emotions. *Skills to tolerate distress and act effectively when distressed. *Skills to improve relationships, end unhealthy relationships, ...
Hosted by Kathleen Murtha
Counselor, LMHC, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14618
Skills group format aimed at improving client's quality of life. Participants will gain skills for emotion regulation, emotion acceptance, and healthy expression of emotions. *Skills to tolerate distress and act effectively when distressed. *Skills to improve relationships, end unhealthy relationships, ...
(607) 333-7844 View (607) 333-7844
The workshop is designed for couples of all orientations, who are in committed relationships. For considering couples therapy but who are not "ready" for weekly therapy yet. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP: Foster respect, affection and closeness ...
Hosted by Shawn James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14607
The workshop is designed for couples of all orientations, who are in committed relationships. For considering couples therapy but who are not "ready" for weekly therapy yet. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP: Foster respect, affection and closeness ...
(585) 304-1720 View (585) 304-1720
This group is for young adults, ages 20-30 years old. The group is ongoing and open to new member. If you are interested, please contact me!
Hosted by Amy Normann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14625
This group is for young adults, ages 20-30 years old. The group is ongoing and open to new member. If you are interested, please contact me!
(585) 300-4184 View (585) 300-4184
This therapy group is for female identified survivors of childhood sexual abuse to develop skills and participate in/develop a supportive network with others to improve functioning in daily life. Group is designed to be 12 weeks in length, with open ...
Hosted by Stefanie M. Greisch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14607
This therapy group is for female identified survivors of childhood sexual abuse to develop skills and participate in/develop a supportive network with others to improve functioning in daily life. Group is designed to be 12 weeks in length, with open ...
(585) 596-8251 View (585) 596-8251
This will be a closed group with focus on education, learning skills to manage symptoms and obtaining support from others also dealing with various forms of anxiety (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive thoughts, etc.. I am anticipating a start date ...
Hosted by Michelle Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rochester, NY 14624
This will be a closed group with focus on education, learning skills to manage symptoms and obtaining support from others also dealing with various forms of anxiety (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive thoughts, etc.. I am anticipating a start date ...
(585) 454-8102 View (585) 454-8102
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Rochester?

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.