Support Groups in Schenectady, NY

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)
TCTSY is the first yoga-based empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The TCTSY methodology is based on central components of the hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in a series of ...
Hosted by Lotus Integrative Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, TCTSY-F
Verified Verified
Group meets in Schenectady, NY 12303
TCTSY is the first yoga-based empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The TCTSY methodology is based on central components of the hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in a series of ...
(518) 203-2762 View (518) 203-2762
self love group
This group is open to all gender identities! The mission is to lean into the personal self love journey, while building community and fostering healing.
Hosted by Ahvegyil Skolnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Schenectady, NY 12306
This group is open to all gender identities! The mission is to lean into the personal self love journey, while building community and fostering healing.
(518) 632-7769 View (518) 632-7769
Coping Creatively
This 2x/month group is for adult individuals interested in using art and creativity as coping tools for dealing with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. The goals of the group are: Play. A necessity for health and happiness. Process. ...
Hosted by Heather Hutchison
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Schenectady, NY 12305
This 2x/month group is for adult individuals interested in using art and creativity as coping tools for dealing with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. The goals of the group are: Play. A necessity for health and happiness. Process. ...
(518) 400-0310 View (518) 400-0310
black mental wellness
This is a safe place for Black folks/POC to discuss the different places we are in our mental wellness journey.
Hosted by Ahvegyil Skolnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Schenectady, NY 12306
This is a safe place for Black folks/POC to discuss the different places we are in our mental wellness journey.
(518) 632-7769 View (518) 632-7769

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Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)
TCTSY is the first yoga-based empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The TCTSY methodology is based on central components of the hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in a series of ...
Hosted by Lotus Integrative Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, TCTSY-F
Verified Verified
Group meets in Schenectady, NY 12303
TCTSY is the first yoga-based empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The TCTSY methodology is based on central components of the hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in a series of ...
(518) 203-2762 View (518) 203-2762
self love group
This group is open to all gender identities! The mission is to lean into the personal self love journey, while building community and fostering healing.
Hosted by Ahvegyil Skolnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Schenectady, NY 12306
This group is open to all gender identities! The mission is to lean into the personal self love journey, while building community and fostering healing.
(518) 632-7769 View (518) 632-7769
Coping Creatively
This 2x/month group is for adult individuals interested in using art and creativity as coping tools for dealing with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. The goals of the group are: Play. A necessity for health and happiness. Process. ...
Hosted by Heather Hutchison
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Schenectady, NY 12305
This 2x/month group is for adult individuals interested in using art and creativity as coping tools for dealing with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. The goals of the group are: Play. A necessity for health and happiness. Process. ...
(518) 400-0310 View (518) 400-0310
black mental wellness
This is a safe place for Black folks/POC to discuss the different places we are in our mental wellness journey.
Hosted by Ahvegyil Skolnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Schenectady, NY 12306
This is a safe place for Black folks/POC to discuss the different places we are in our mental wellness journey.
(518) 632-7769 View (518) 632-7769
Combat Veterans
Meeting for combat veterans suffering from PTSD
Hosted by Andrew S Berry
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Niskayuna, NY 12309
Meeting for combat veterans suffering from PTSD
(518) 430-5949 View (518) 430-5949
Clifton Park Psychiatry NP Care, Mental Health
Nurse Practitioners who specialize in Mental Health and Psychiatry. Medication and therapeutic modalities.
Hosted by Laurie Pollard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NPP, BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Latham, NY 12110
Nurse Practitioners who specialize in Mental Health and Psychiatry. Medication and therapeutic modalities.
(518) 288-2984 View (518) 288-2984
The Borderline Experience- Understanding my BPD
One of the more pervasive issues that can result from trauma is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The Borderline Experience can be very difficult for so many as they struggle with dissociation, extreme mood and affect dysreulation, getting stuck in the ...
Hosted by Identities Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Colonie, NY 12205
One of the more pervasive issues that can result from trauma is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The Borderline Experience can be very difficult for so many as they struggle with dissociation, extreme mood and affect dysreulation, getting stuck in the ...
(518) 240-3965 View (518) 240-3965
Gay Men's Relationship Skills Group
In both my practice and personal life, I have witnessed many gay men struggling sustaining intimate relationships. Often times, I have seen individuals showing signs of CPTSD when it comes to taking action that could lead to a mutual loving ...
Hosted by Terence Hoyt, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWRNY, LCSW-NJ, PhD, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
In both my practice and personal life, I have witnessed many gay men struggling sustaining intimate relationships. Often times, I have seen individuals showing signs of CPTSD when it comes to taking action that could lead to a mutual loving ...
(518) 730-4977 View (518) 730-4977
Pornography Addiction Group
A group dedicated to overcoming the stigma and supporting people struggling in their relationship with pornography.
Hosted by Joshua McCormick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
A group dedicated to overcoming the stigma and supporting people struggling in their relationship with pornography.
(518) 520-4568 View (518) 520-4568
Anxiety for Female (cis or other) Adolescents
No Group 2022. Hey! Got anxiety? You're in good company! Speaking of good company, I have the best clients. Come join us for a fun, supportive experience. We'll do a little psychoeducation (that means learning about how to Make Anxiety ...
Hosted by Beth Ehrichs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
No Group 2022. Hey! Got anxiety? You're in good company! Speaking of good company, I have the best clients. Come join us for a fun, supportive experience. We'll do a little psychoeducation (that means learning about how to Make Anxiety ...
(518) 267-7277 View (518) 267-7277
Adolescent Coping Skills (not currently offered)
Teens will utilize DBT to learn about and increase tolerance for distress, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Each teen will walk away with a collection of various favorite and healthy tools to use when feeling anxious, panicky, or distressed.
Hosted by Shyla A. Dauria
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Colonie, NY 12205
Teens will utilize DBT to learn about and increase tolerance for distress, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Each teen will walk away with a collection of various favorite and healthy tools to use when feeling anxious, panicky, or distressed.
(518) 293-4115 View (518) 293-4115
Half and full-day online trauma intensive retreats
NOW ACCEPTING FIRST RESPONDERS AND THOSE IMPACTED BY COVID-19: Our trauma specialist, Kathleen Hoffman-Hart, offers half-day and full-day trauma intensive retreats, online, for a self-pay fee. These retreats allow clients to engage in trauma-related work for consecutive days, which can ...
Hosted by CommonSense Wellness Network, IPA, LLC
Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Clifton Park, NY 12065
NOW ACCEPTING FIRST RESPONDERS AND THOSE IMPACTED BY COVID-19: Our trauma specialist, Kathleen Hoffman-Hart, offers half-day and full-day trauma intensive retreats, online, for a self-pay fee. These retreats allow clients to engage in trauma-related work for consecutive days, which can ...
(518) 430-5726 View (518) 430-5726
Professionals In/New To Recovery Support Group
This ONLINE weekly support group is for adults who are employed or recently retired who are looking to begin, re-start, or maintain their recovery from substances. The focus of the group is on the intersectionality of a life of sobriety ...
Hosted by Dr. Brian Freidenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Albany, NY 12205
This ONLINE weekly support group is for adults who are employed or recently retired who are looking to begin, re-start, or maintain their recovery from substances. The focus of the group is on the intersectionality of a life of sobriety ...
(518) 348-8689 View (518) 348-8689
Social Skills Group
No Groups Currently (2022): Adolescent females with Downs Syndrome, Autism SD, FAS, ADHD, etc. We will meet weekly for 4 weeks to develop social skills. Activities include role playing, fun(ny) social skills education, and discussion formats. Group will be adaptable ...
Hosted by Beth Ehrichs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ballston Lake, NY 12019
No Groups Currently (2022): Adolescent females with Downs Syndrome, Autism SD, FAS, ADHD, etc. We will meet weekly for 4 weeks to develop social skills. Activities include role playing, fun(ny) social skills education, and discussion formats. Group will be adaptable ...
(518) 267-7277 View (518) 267-7277
Grove Counseling, LLC
We’re not a big online conglomerate. Our local, and highly experienced therapists work together with you to build a relationship of mutual trust and caring. Your story and unique needs serve as the driving force behind choosing the type and ...
Hosted by Grove Counseling
M, H, N, P
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ballston Lake, NY 12019
We’re not a big online conglomerate. Our local, and highly experienced therapists work together with you to build a relationship of mutual trust and caring. Your story and unique needs serve as the driving force behind choosing the type and ...
(518) 839-1554 View (518) 839-1554
Weight Loss/Nutritarian Life Style Support
This group, for women, is a place to share personal growth challenges around food. It aims to encourage, promote changes in eating, and how we relate to food. It attempts to answer the WHY we overeat, and addictions to food, ...
Hosted by Nanette J Eddy
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burnt Hills, NY 12027
This group, for women, is a place to share personal growth challenges around food. It aims to encourage, promote changes in eating, and how we relate to food. It attempts to answer the WHY we overeat, and addictions to food, ...
(518) 791-4491 View (518) 791-4491

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Schenectady?

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.