Support Groups in Akron, OH

Romantic Relationships
This group is designed to increase effective communication between partners. This groups goal is to identify the barriers to intimacy and connection. This group also addresses the challenges of parenting as partners.
Hosted by BF Empowerment Center
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44311
This group is designed to increase effective communication between partners. This groups goal is to identify the barriers to intimacy and connection. This group also addresses the challenges of parenting as partners.
(330) 427-4921 View (330) 427-4921
Monthly Jungian Study Group
The group size is limited to seven participants. The focus is on Jung's approach to working with dreams and related psychological practices. It is recommended that participants have read some related materials including "Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination ...
Hosted by F. John Troyer
Counselor, MA, PCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44313
The group size is limited to seven participants. The focus is on Jung's approach to working with dreams and related psychological practices. It is recommended that participants have read some related materials including "Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination ...
(330) 615-6759 View (330) 615-6759
Believe to Achieve Wellness LLC
Parenting, couples, pre-marital,infertility, teens, preteens, etc.
Hosted by Kay Metzler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPCC, MFT, SC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44319
Parenting, couples, pre-marital,infertility, teens, preteens, etc.
(330) 964-5476 View (330) 964-5476
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
This integration group is led by Adriana online, specifically for patients undergoing our rapid treatment options, along with psychiatry and talk therapy. TMS and ketamine change the brain so quickly that patients find this free group helpful in developing their ...
Hosted by Carlos Molina
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44333
This integration group is led by Adriana online, specifically for patients undergoing our rapid treatment options, along with psychiatry and talk therapy. TMS and ketamine change the brain so quickly that patients find this free group helpful in developing their ...
(330) 476-7358 View (330) 476-7358
Florence Kimbo, MD and Associates
Hosted by Florence Kimbo, MD and Associates
Treatment Center, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44333
(330) 767-9634 View (330) 767-9634
Living with Loss
If you have lost a loved one and are having difficulty coping, this group is for you. See our website at www.paramountbehavioral.o rg for more information.
Hosted by Paramount Behavioral Health
Counselor, LPCC/S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44306
If you have lost a loved one and are having difficulty coping, this group is for you. See our website at www.paramountbehavioral.o rg for more information.
(234) 231-9458 View (234) 231-9458
February Jung Study Group
The next Jung Study Group is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th, from 2-4 pm via online Zoom audio visual conferencing. Participants are asked to, prior to the session, view a Youtube video entitled: "Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to living a ...
Hosted by F. John Troyer
Counselor, MA, PCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44313
The next Jung Study Group is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th, from 2-4 pm via online Zoom audio visual conferencing. Participants are asked to, prior to the session, view a Youtube video entitled: "Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to living a ...
(330) 615-6759 View (330) 615-6759

More Groups Nearby

Romantic Relationships
This group is designed to increase effective communication between partners. This groups goal is to identify the barriers to intimacy and connection. This group also addresses the challenges of parenting as partners.
Hosted by BF Empowerment Center
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44311
This group is designed to increase effective communication between partners. This groups goal is to identify the barriers to intimacy and connection. This group also addresses the challenges of parenting as partners.
(330) 427-4921 View (330) 427-4921
Monthly Jungian Study Group
The group size is limited to seven participants. The focus is on Jung's approach to working with dreams and related psychological practices. It is recommended that participants have read some related materials including "Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination ...
Hosted by F. John Troyer
Counselor, MA, PCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44313
The group size is limited to seven participants. The focus is on Jung's approach to working with dreams and related psychological practices. It is recommended that participants have read some related materials including "Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination ...
(330) 615-6759 View (330) 615-6759
Believe to Achieve Wellness LLC
Parenting, couples, pre-marital,infertility, teens, preteens, etc.
Hosted by Kay Metzler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPCC, MFT, SC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44319
Parenting, couples, pre-marital,infertility, teens, preteens, etc.
(330) 964-5476 View (330) 964-5476
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
This integration group is led by Adriana online, specifically for patients undergoing our rapid treatment options, along with psychiatry and talk therapy. TMS and ketamine change the brain so quickly that patients find this free group helpful in developing their ...
Hosted by Carlos Molina
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44333
This integration group is led by Adriana online, specifically for patients undergoing our rapid treatment options, along with psychiatry and talk therapy. TMS and ketamine change the brain so quickly that patients find this free group helpful in developing their ...
(330) 476-7358 View (330) 476-7358
Florence Kimbo, MD and Associates
Hosted by Florence Kimbo, MD and Associates
Treatment Center, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44333
(330) 767-9634 View (330) 767-9634
Living with Loss
If you have lost a loved one and are having difficulty coping, this group is for you. See our website at www.paramountbehavioral.o rg for more information.
Hosted by Paramount Behavioral Health
Counselor, LPCC/S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44306
If you have lost a loved one and are having difficulty coping, this group is for you. See our website at www.paramountbehavioral.o rg for more information.
(234) 231-9458 View (234) 231-9458
February Jung Study Group
The next Jung Study Group is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th, from 2-4 pm via online Zoom audio visual conferencing. Participants are asked to, prior to the session, view a Youtube video entitled: "Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to living a ...
Hosted by F. John Troyer
Counselor, MA, PCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Akron, OH 44313
The next Jung Study Group is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th, from 2-4 pm via online Zoom audio visual conferencing. Participants are asked to, prior to the session, view a Youtube video entitled: "Sacred Selfishness: A Guide to living a ...
(330) 615-6759 View (330) 615-6759
Intensive Outpatient Program- Mental Health
IOP is a group therapy program that occurs after school or during the day on school breaks. Children and teens who are struggling with their mental health or behavioral issues can benefit from the structured, therapeutic environment of our day ...
Hosted by Beyond Healthcare- Fairlawn, OH
Treatment Center, LCDCIII
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairlawn, OH 44333
IOP is a group therapy program that occurs after school or during the day on school breaks. Children and teens who are struggling with their mental health or behavioral issues can benefit from the structured, therapeutic environment of our day ...
(330) 574-8816 View (330) 574-8816
Women in transition
Need help and support navigating life's transitions? Whether it is a new career, motherhood, empty nest, or the first or "second" marriage, this group is designed to dispel myths, affirm feelings, and boost self worth.
Hosted by Gizelle A Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairlawn, OH 44333
Need help and support navigating life's transitions? Whether it is a new career, motherhood, empty nest, or the first or "second" marriage, this group is designed to dispel myths, affirm feelings, and boost self worth.
(234) 813-4711 View (234) 813-4711
Children & Teens
This is a 5 session closed-group, based on age. I coach the small group for 5 (1 hour) sessions to teach age-appropriate coping skills to effectively manage BIG emotions and increase self-esteem. Whole group activities and individual reflection at home ...
Hosted by Fairhaven Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Stow, OH 44224
This is a 5 session closed-group, based on age. I coach the small group for 5 (1 hour) sessions to teach age-appropriate coping skills to effectively manage BIG emotions and increase self-esteem. Whole group activities and individual reflection at home ...
(330) 734-5230 View (330) 734-5230
Additional Services
We can provide a full Biopsychosocial Assessment which includes the diagnostic code and a level of care with treatment recommendations. Our assessments are conducted by a licensed clinical counselor and fulfills most court-ordered requests. For our clients, we also provide ...
Hosted by Wellsprings Recovery Center LLC
Treatment Center, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
We can provide a full Biopsychosocial Assessment which includes the diagnostic code and a level of care with treatment recommendations. Our assessments are conducted by a licensed clinical counselor and fulfills most court-ordered requests. For our clients, we also provide ...
(330) 426-7177 View (330) 426-7177
Koru Mindfulness Meditation
At a loss when it comes to quieting your mind? Do you experience racing thoughts or difficulties sleeping or relaxing? Do you have a hard time offering self-compassion? Join us at our office for a1 hour, 4 week long, skill-based ...
Hosted by Creative Family Wellness
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Stow, OH 44224
At a loss when it comes to quieting your mind? Do you experience racing thoughts or difficulties sleeping or relaxing? Do you have a hard time offering self-compassion? Join us at our office for a1 hour, 4 week long, skill-based ...
(330) 732-8152 View (330) 732-8152
Summer 2023 SUD Evening & Weekend Groups
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) group services are available during the evenings and/or on the weekends for patients who are not available in the day due to work, school, or other commitments. Our onsite evening IOP group hours are from 6:00 ...
Hosted by Wellsprings Recovery Center LLC
Treatment Center, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) group services are available during the evenings and/or on the weekends for patients who are not available in the day due to work, school, or other commitments. Our onsite evening IOP group hours are from 6:00 ...
(330) 426-7177 View (330) 426-7177
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Akron?

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.