Support Groups in Rochester, NY

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Mind. Body. Diabetes.
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSW
Verified
"This virtual group is offered to young women ages 17-24 who are living with diabetes and want to improve the relationship with their bodies and mind. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): shame/guilt, disordered eating, mindfulness, diabulimia, acceptance, ..."
(585) 332-5918 
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Interpersonal Relationship Group
Psychologist, PhD, MA, CGP
Verified
"This interpersonal process group for adult men and women focuses on understanding yourself in relationship with others, offering opportunities to try new ways of relating to others in a supportive, confidential, and small-group setting. "
(585) 645-0769 
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Advanced DBT Group (Virtual)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
"This advanced virtual group is an agenda-based, topic-structured, skills integration group that encourages clients to apply their existing skill-based knowledge to current life situations, difficulties, and successes. It includes mindfulness practices and mind-body work. Sessions will integrate skills from all ..."
(585) 302-2431 
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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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Rochester, NY 14607
Not accepting new clients
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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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Rochester, NY 14607
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Pet Grief and Loss Support
Counselor, MSEd, MS, LMHC
Verified
"Compassionate support and practical suggestions for understanding,coping with, and healing from your grief. New 4 week group starting monthly and offered in the afternoons and evenings. Please contact Anne Marie for more detailed information and to register. "
(585) 598-9677 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14618
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Trobling Sexual Behavior
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMFT
Verified
"Group treatment for non-contact sexual behavior clients (pornography, exhibitionism, voyeurism). "
(585) 299-5589 
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Journal to the Self
Art Therapist, L-CAT
Verified
"Join us ONLINE for Saturday Morning Cafe, a journal writing workshop based on the work of Kathleen Adams. In this workshop, we will be exploring journal writing for personal growth, creative expression and life enhancement. This is an open group, ..."
(585) 638-9158 
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Rochester, NY 14607
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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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Rochester, NY 14607
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Sex and love addiction recovery group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Process group regarding the cycle of addiction and information regarding the preoccupation and rituals related to sexual acting out as well as addictive seeking of relationships. Strategies refined to stop the cycle, gain coping skills and begin to pursue healthy, ..."
(585) 765-4347 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14617
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Supportive Parenting for Anxious Child Emotions
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP, MEd, NCC
Verified
"This class is for parents that are raising children with anxiety or OCD. The treatment focuses on changes that parents can make to their own behavior thus reducing their child’s anxiety; they do not need to “make” their child change. ..."
(585) 367-4088 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14618
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Caregivers of Gender Diverse Youth Support Group
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
"****OPENINGS STILL REMAIN FOR GROUP**** Who can participate? Caregivers who are parenting youth or young adults who identify as gender-diverse, transgender, non-binary, or questioning gender identity. What can I expect to gain? 1) A therapeutic space to process common ..."
(585) 449-6380 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14609
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Caregiver Support Group
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
"The stress of caring for a loved one can be very overwhelming. It's is a 24/7 job that takes a great deal of energy. A support group can be a great way to develop and share coping strategies and strength ..."
(315) 675-7944 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14620
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LGBTQ+ Teen Psychoeducation (Not Active Currently)
LMHC, MSEd, CAS
Verified
"In this *virtual* group, LGBTQ+ teens find a safe space to connect with others in their community and share learning experiences through a psychoeducation model. This model is designed to deepen their understanding of identity, community and the resources available ..."
(585) 332-5467 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14618
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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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Rochester, NY 14620
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Inner Work Group
MSW
"The Inner Work Group uses meditation and inquiry, combined with one-on-one work with Dale, group discussion and short talks by Dale, in order to help participants deepen their inner work. The group meets for three hours approximately every other week ..."
(585) 229-8861 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14617
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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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Anxiety Group - Young Adults (late teens/20's)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14624
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Grief Counseling
Lisa, McClary, LMSW
Verified
"This closed group will focus on the cycle of grief and how to manage emotions that accompany it. It is geared toward adolescents who struggle with these emotions and impacts their day to day lives. When a person is grieving, ..."
(585) 326-9872 
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Group meets in:
Rochester, NY 14624
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Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts
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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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester 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.