Support Groups in Allegheny County, PA

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L.I.F.E. Group - DBT skills group
Photo of HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Penn Hills, PA 15235
(412) 444-7250 View (412) 444-7250
412 Therapy Co.
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Hosted by 412 Therapy Co.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMHC, TCT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15226
(412) 415-7926 View (412) 415-7926
Adult Children of EI Parents- Book Study
This group is a book study for the book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson. Designed as a 12 week group to process each chapter effectively. Focus on processing insights from the book and finding validation and ...
Photo of Elizabeth Christine Sammons, Licensed Professional Counselor in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Elizabeth Christine Sammons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15211
This group is a book study for the book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson. Designed as a 12 week group to process each chapter effectively. Focus on processing insights from the book and finding validation and ...
(412) 530-6737 View (412) 530-6737
Support Group 2020
Our world is in a state of constant flux, with the COVID-19 pandemic, mass uprisings, and natural disasters happening all around us. Virtually hosted by Professional Counselors, this group aims to address mental health issues related to current issues while ...
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Hosted by Compassionate Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Our world is in a state of constant flux, with the COVID-19 pandemic, mass uprisings, and natural disasters happening all around us. Virtually hosted by Professional Counselors, this group aims to address mental health issues related to current issues while ...
(878) 205-2102 View (878) 205-2102
West Penn Hospital Grief & Loss Evening Group
This group occurs once a month on the second Monday of each month. It is open to anyone who is suffering from grief, loss, and bereavement, and it is free of charge. This group meets from 7pm-8:30pm in the Karen ...
Photo of Ryan J. King, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Ryan J. King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15224
This group occurs once a month on the second Monday of each month. It is open to anyone who is suffering from grief, loss, and bereavement, and it is free of charge. This group meets from 7pm-8:30pm in the Karen ...
(878) 645-3546 View (878) 645-3546
SO Treatment Phase 1
A brief description of Phase 1 treatment group focusing on sex offender specific treatment could include but is not limited to the following; Teach self-management methods to avoid a sexual re-offense; Relapse Prevention Planning; Safety Planning; Identify and treat thoughts, ...
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Hosted by Janelle Crisp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15222
A brief description of Phase 1 treatment group focusing on sex offender specific treatment could include but is not limited to the following; Teach self-management methods to avoid a sexual re-offense; Relapse Prevention Planning; Safety Planning; Identify and treat thoughts, ...
(412) 453-5828 View (412) 453-5828
Living Through Grief: A Spousal Support Group
This bereavement support group for widows & widowers over age 50 meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00-8:30pm at Saints John and Paul. It also meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 1:00-2:30PM ...
Photo of Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15237
This bereavement support group for widows & widowers over age 50 meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7:00-8:30pm at Saints John and Paul. It also meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 1:00-2:30PM ...
(412) 324-3164 View (412) 324-3164
Children's Social Skills Group
Children learn leadership skills, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills and emotional regulation and management in a group setting through discussion, enjoyable group activities, and the the group's development of a musical event that is presented to senior citizens each year. ...
Photo of Margaret Christopher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Margaret Christopher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Monroeville, PA 15146
Children learn leadership skills, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills and emotional regulation and management in a group setting through discussion, enjoyable group activities, and the the group's development of a musical event that is presented to senior citizens each year. ...
(724) 227-0660 View (724) 227-0660
Women's Empowerment Circle
**Begins January 3rd, 2024** I am holding space for adult women who are looking for support, togetherness, friendship, acceptance, and inspiration. This group will be open discussion and will consist of techniques that include, self-compassion, mindfulness, meditation, CBT and other ...
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Hosted by Emily Yelling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15237
**Begins January 3rd, 2024** I am holding space for adult women who are looking for support, togetherness, friendship, acceptance, and inspiration. This group will be open discussion and will consist of techniques that include, self-compassion, mindfulness, meditation, CBT and other ...
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EMDR Consultation
I am offering individual and group consultation to therapists that are working to become EMDR Trained or Certified. I am currently a Consultant-in-Training (CIT) with Deany Laliotis, LICSW, working towards my EMDRIA certification as an Approved Consultant. Each consultation meeting ...
Photo of Tara Pannell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Tara Pannell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15218
I am offering individual and group consultation to therapists that are working to become EMDR Trained or Certified. I am currently a Consultant-in-Training (CIT) with Deany Laliotis, LICSW, working towards my EMDRIA certification as an Approved Consultant. Each consultation meeting ...
(412) 927-4992 View (412) 927-4992
Counseling Works LLC
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
Photo of Rachel Rudel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Rachel Rudel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Creating an inviting space for self exploration is the backbone of our approach. Our therapists lean into the idea that “two things can be true at once”, believing that when we embody this attitude, our lives become more expansive, rather ...
(412) 415-7560 View (412) 415-7560
Between Us
'Between Us' is an interpersonal process group in which people share and connect with others in a small group. An interpersonal process group can be a powerful tool for self-understanding and transformation, especially regarding ways of relating to others that ...
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Hosted by Daniel Gruner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15222
'Between Us' is an interpersonal process group in which people share and connect with others in a small group. An interpersonal process group can be a powerful tool for self-understanding and transformation, especially regarding ways of relating to others that ...
(412) 207-3740 View (412) 207-3740
Childless Stepmothers Women's Group
I am starting a group in Pittsburgh for women who are married to men with children but have no biological children of their own. This is a unique role in a family and comes with an unusual set of challenges. ...
Photo of Julie Barnes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Julie Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I am starting a group in Pittsburgh for women who are married to men with children but have no biological children of their own. This is a unique role in a family and comes with an unusual set of challenges. ...
(724) 213-3723 View (724) 213-3723
Mt. Lebanon Counseling Group
The Mt. Lebanon Counseling Group provides comprehensive counseling and psychological services to help you and your family find a positive path to growth and wellbeing. The Mt. Lebanon Counseling Group is fully qualified to meet most mental health needs. Marjorie ...
Photo of James M Hepburn, Psychologist in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by James M Hepburn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15228
The Mt. Lebanon Counseling Group provides comprehensive counseling and psychological services to help you and your family find a positive path to growth and wellbeing. The Mt. Lebanon Counseling Group is fully qualified to meet most mental health needs. Marjorie ...
(412) 229-7974 View (412) 229-7974
LPC Group Supervision
Group consultation towards the PA LPC license with up to 4 supervisees, provided via doxy.me.
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Hosted by Diane Elliot McHirella
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Group consultation towards the PA LPC license with up to 4 supervisees, provided via doxy.me.
(412) 328-2929 View (412) 328-2929
Wives of Sexual Addicts
Currently, this group is not being offered. This is a therapy group for wives struggling to cope with their husband's sexual indiscretions, sexual addiction, pornography, multiple affairs, sexting, etc. We use a workbook with a focus on trauma resolution and ...
Photo of Kathleen A Brenckle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Kathleen A Brenckle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Currently, this group is not being offered. This is a therapy group for wives struggling to cope with their husband's sexual indiscretions, sexual addiction, pornography, multiple affairs, sexting, etc. We use a workbook with a focus on trauma resolution and ...
(724) 479-7929 View (724) 479-7929
CBT Skills Group for Adult ADHD
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been shown to be very effective as a treatment for adults with ADHD. Group members will work on ways to improve executive function skills such as time management, organization, planning, stress management, and impulse control. Clients ...
Photo of Leigh Montgomery, Licensed Professional Counselor in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Leigh Montgomery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been shown to be very effective as a treatment for adults with ADHD. Group members will work on ways to improve executive function skills such as time management, organization, planning, stress management, and impulse control. Clients ...
(878) 206-1965 View (878) 206-1965
Come As You Are
Come as you are Third Tuesday of every month Come as You Are is a group space to explore ways to heal and strengthen your emotional ability using the support of other group members and techniques to examine how past ...
Photo of Lauren Heaton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Lauren Heaton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, ICAADC, CMHIMP, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Come as you are Third Tuesday of every month Come as You Are is a group space to explore ways to heal and strengthen your emotional ability using the support of other group members and techniques to examine how past ...
(724) 618-3808 View (724) 618-3808
Carole Kunkle-Miller, PhD and Associates
In an atmosphere of mutual trust, sensitive issues are explored confidentially with our licenced psychologists, counselors, and social workers. We provide psychotherapy services for children, adolescence, adults, and geriatric persons in the Pittsburgh area. Care is coordinated with your doctor ...
Photo of Richard K Miller, Psychologist in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Richard K Miller
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15241
In an atmosphere of mutual trust, sensitive issues are explored confidentially with our licenced psychologists, counselors, and social workers. We provide psychotherapy services for children, adolescence, adults, and geriatric persons in the Pittsburgh area. Care is coordinated with your doctor ...
(412) 339-1987 View (412) 339-1987
Mixed Gender Adult Psychotherapy Group
I have a long-term, adult psychotherapy group which meets on Tuesday evenings. The group met online from March 2020 - May 2023 and now meets in person. There are occasionally openings for this group.
Photo of Rita G Drapkin, Psychologist in Allegheny County, PA
Hosted by Rita G Drapkin
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I have a long-term, adult psychotherapy group which meets on Tuesday evenings. The group met online from March 2020 - May 2023 and now meets in person. There are occasionally openings for this group.
(724) 359-2749 View (724) 359-2749

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Allegheny County?

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.