Host: Emily Pohorence, MEd, LPC
Group meets in:
Lakewood, OH 44107
"A safe, inclusive environment for trans teens to explore their identity, develop positive coping skills, build community, and improve self-esteem. Ages 13 to 18. Currently in session and open to potential new clients. "
(216) 584-9763
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Lakewood, OH 44107
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"A safe, inclusive environment for trans teens to explore their identity, develop positive coping skills, build community, and improve self-esteem. Ages 13 to 18. Currently in session and open to potential new clients. "
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Host: Ms. Joyous D Williams, LPC, ATR-BC, CCTP
Group meets in:
Lakewood, OH 44107
"Are you curious about polyamory or ethical non-monogamy? Did you jump into poly and realize that complicated feelings and experiences are bubbling up? Is it hard to find someone to help you navigate without inserting their agenda or expectations? We ..."
(216) 868-7039
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Lakewood, OH 44107
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"Are you curious about polyamory or ethical non-monogamy? Did you jump into poly and realize that complicated feelings and experiences are bubbling up? Is it hard to find someone to help you navigate without inserting their agenda or expectations? We ..."
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Host: Erik Ribera, MEd, LPC
Group meets in:
Lakewood, OH 44107
"A safe, inclusive environment for trans teens ages 14 to 19 to explore their identity, develop positive coping skills, build community, and improve self-esteem. Starting Jan. 2021. "
(216) 208-7407
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, OH 44107
Not accepting new clients
"A safe, inclusive environment for trans teens ages 14 to 19 to explore their identity, develop positive coping skills, build community, and improve self-esteem. Starting Jan. 2021. "
Photo of Recreating Dawn - Trauma Recovery & Art Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Ms. Joyous D Williams, LPC, ATR-BC, CCTP
Group meets in:
Lakewood, OH 44107
"Trauma-focused Art and Movement based group for Somatic Healing and Community Connection. Goals will include mindfulness, building authenticity, presence and increasing tolerance for connecting to the self through the body. "
(216) 868-7039
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, OH 44107
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"Trauma-focused Art and Movement based group for Somatic Healing and Community Connection. Goals will include mindfulness, building authenticity, presence and increasing tolerance for connecting to the self through the body. "

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