Men's Issues Support Groups in Valley Stream, NY

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Coupel's Therapy
MFT, PhD
"In these group sessions we work with you and your spouse in some of the difficult areas in your marriage. We create an intimate atmosphere of openness and confidentiality that allows for candid mature discussion about the differences in men ..."
(646) 760-5212
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Group meets in:
Valley Stream, NY 11581

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Coupel's Therapy
MFT, PhD
"In these group sessions we work with you and your spouse in some of the difficult areas in your marriage. We create an intimate atmosphere of openness and confidentiality that allows for candid mature discussion about the differences in men ..."
(646) 760-5212
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Group meets in:
Valley Stream, NY 11581
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Addiction
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
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(516) 289-9680
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Group meets in:
Mineola, NY 11501
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The Challenge of the Difficult Spouse and Ex
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"Our group will address a severely underserved need - men who are struggling with spouses or ex-wives who use emotionally and psychologically abusive behaviors in order to control their husbands, ex-husbands and children. The group will provide support, discuss strategies ..."
(646) 583-3608
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Group meets in:
Flushing, NY 11367

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Valley Stream 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 Valley Stream 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 Valley Stream 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 Valley Stream 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 Valley Stream 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.