Support Groups in Franklin County, OH

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Photo of Colleen A McClanahan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Franklin County, OH
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy/RO DBT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
"Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a class-based therapy for people with overcontrol disorders. It is different than standard DBT, which seeks to treat undercontrol disorders. RO DBT works to help those outside of their "tribe" (whatever that ..."
(614) 347-0877 
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Group meets in:
Columbus, OH 43220
Photo of Melanie Mcclellan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Franklin County, OH
ICFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, IMFT-S
Verified
"Individual, Couple & Family Therapy, LLC. (ICFT) is a private practice offering excellent individual, couple, and family therapy. "
(614) 902-3885 
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Group meets in:
Dublin, OH 43017
Photo of Jummy Olawale, Counselor in Franklin County, OH
COVID-19 Health Care Workers Group
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
"Group is for health care workers (nurses, doctors etc) that have been affected by working in the frontlines of COVID-19. This is a free 8 week group and it is virtual. "
(614) 349-4025 
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Group meets in:
Columbus, OH 43212
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First Responder Group
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
"The world has been a hectic and a traumatic place over the past year, especially for first responders. This group will provide a secure place for first responders to process the trauma they see and the stress they experience on ..."
(614) 407-3895 
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Group meets in:
Columbus, OH 43214
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True Relationships
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
"True Relationships is a faith-based counseling organization that focuses on providing hope, health, and restoration. We have locations in Kettering and Columbus OH. "
(614) 918-4978 
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Group meets in:
Westerville, OH 43081
Photo of Gwendolyn Rees, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Franklin County, OH
LGBT Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
(614) 341-7090 
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Group meets in:
Columbus, OH 43085
Photo of Carol E McClure, Counselor in Franklin County, OH
Couples Workshop
Counselor, MACMHC, LPCC
Verified
"Successful long term relationships are created through small words, small gestures, and small acts daily with your spouse or partner. Learn to cultivate mutual respect for one another and to have conversations that lead to intimacy. Vibrant relationships are the ..."
(614) 980-0093 
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Group meets in:
Westerville, OH 43081
Photo of New Wings Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Franklin County, OH
Psychodynamic Group Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
"This therapy group is for adults who are looking to work through various issues or problems in their lives. Members learn and share with one another in an atmosphere of trust. This therapy group has a limited number of open ..."
(614) 930-6243 
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Group meets in:
Columbus, OH 43214
Photo of Sue Mocniak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Franklin County, OH
Beyond Words: A Creative Journey Through Grief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
"Loss of a Loved One- Begins: on demand. Registration Required. Grief & Loss Processing: 5 week group utilizes a different creative project each session to help participants express what can't be said in words. No art experience required or expected. ..."
(614) 980-0046 
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Group meets in:
Worthington, OH 43085
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Conquering Chronic Pain Coming April 2020
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group integrates cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques to help patients with chronic pain reclaim their lives. "
(380) 207-1267 
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Group meets in:
Columbus, OH 43220
Photo of Guy P Rowinski, Psychologist in Franklin County, OH
Encounter-style Process Group Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"For adults 25+. Get better at life. Explore issues of interpersonal and family dynamics, relationships, coping with children, coping with aging parents, coping with job stress; all the things that can either make your life great or make your life ..."
(614) 389-9632 
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Group meets in:
Dublin, OH 43017
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Putting Anxiety In Its Place
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
"Anxiety can be a painful, debilitating condition that robs you of a good life. Learn how to manage your anxiety for a lifetime with the help and support of others who live and understand what you're going through. One member ..."
(614) 568-9255 
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Group meets in:
Columbus, OH 43235
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Arbor Counseling LLC
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified
"We are a private, multi-specialty, faith-based, group practice with highly trained, experienced and compassionate providers. We have 4 locations in Northwest Columbus, Circleville, Grove City, and Marysville. We accept most commercial insurances but do not bill for Medicaid, Medicare or ..."
(614) 808-4124 
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Group meets in:
Dublin, OH 43016
DBT Skills Group
Psychiatric Nurse, RN
"We offer 90-120 minute DBT Skills Groups every day of the week at a variety of times. Each group is capped at 8 members.Cost is affordable at $30/session. An initial 90 minute orientation and commitment session is required. Cost is ..."
(740) 617-1032 
Group meets in:
Columbus, OH 43220
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CBT Group Therapy
Treatment Center, LISW-S
Verified
"This group is specifically design for individuals who are struggling with depression and anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the primary modality that is used to treat depression and anxiety. We will use the CBT Skills Building exercises to build new ..."
(614) 528-4026 
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Group meets in:
Westerville, OH 43081
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Columbus Women's Wellness LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
"Columbus Women's Wellness (CWW) is a mental health services provider that focuses on the distinctive needs of adolescent girls and women. Our services include individual, couples, and group psychotherapy as well as community and corporate consulting and coaching. We offer ..."
(380) 207-1113 
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Group meets in:
Gahanna, OH 43230
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Social Skills Groups
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
"We will work on social skills, making and keeping friendships and the various social issues todays preteens and teens face out in their world. Special emphasis is placed on helping kids gain empathy and insight into relationships. "
(614) 300-2014 
Group meets in:
Westerville, OH 43081
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Anger Management
Treatment Center, LPCC, LICDC
(614) 892-7782 
Group meets in:
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Photo of Deborah Fay White, Licensed Professional Counselor in Franklin County, OH
CBT group therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, LPC
Verified
"Group therapy is an excellent way of addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, anger, grief and relationship issues. Group therapy is a time to come together with other adults and discuss a similar issue and together learn new ways to ..."
(380) 207-0596 
Group meets in:
Westerville, OH 43081
Photo of Callie Mitchell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Franklin County, OH
ICFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, IMFT
Verified
"Individual, Couple & Family Therapy, LLC. (ICFT) is a private practice offering excellent individual, couple, and family therapy. "
(614) 532-4475 
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Group meets in:
Dublin, OH 43017


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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Franklin County 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 Franklin County 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 Franklin County 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 Franklin County 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 Franklin County 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.