Support Groups in Allentown, PA

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Chronic Pain
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
(610) 432-5066 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18103
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Intensive Outpatient (IOP for Drug & Alcohol)
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CAADC, CCTP
Verified
(812) 750-0620 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18109
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Marriage.com articles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
(717) 775-6225 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18104
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parents of adult children
MS , MEd
"This group is a support group for parents who are struggling to have happy, healthy relationships with their adult children. This is a closed group that you must register for in advance to attend. "
(610) 298-9277 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18104
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Mind Matters Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
"counseling "
(610) 978-6621 
Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18106
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Food Allergy Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
(484) 626-5329 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18109
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LPC Group Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified
"Group supervision for professional counselors seeking state licensure. "
(610) 550-8872 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18102
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Workplace and Career Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified
"Executive, Career, and Performance Coaching. The ACP Group provides psychotherapy, professional development, and workforce management consulting, executive coaching, and training for organizations and people in highly technical professions. Led by a team of Corporate Psychotherapists, Executive Performance Consultants, and Industrial/Organizational ..."
(877) 759-0919 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18102
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Sensitive Empaths
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, RM
Verified
"If you have thought of yourself as a sensitive person. If other people have told you that you are too sensitive. If you have noticed that you have more than just a bit of sixth sense knowing, this group is ..."
(610) 427-8836 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18103
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Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, BCBA, LPC, LBS
Verified
"I provide group and individual supervision for counselors seeking licensure "
(908) 731-7675 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18109
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Pride Advocacy Collective for Teens (PACT)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified
"PACT is a virtual Psychoeducational group for adult caregivers of LGBTQIA+ young people through a partnership between Bradbury Sullivan LGBTQ Community Center and The Valley Youth House. "
(484) 496-1937 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18101
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Coping with Fibromyalgia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
(610) 432-5066 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18103
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(610) 632-6316 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18102
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Life Transitions- Coping Well Through Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, RM
Verified
"This will most likely be separate groups for each gender; a Men's group and a Woman's group. Focus will be on needs of participants. Examples of Life Transitions- ie. Job or Career Changes; Retirement of self or partner; Relationship changes- ..."
(610) 427-8836 
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Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18103
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Virtual Clinician Consultation Group @ LGBT Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CAADC
Verified
"Mental Health Clinicians Meet Up @ The Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center: Join this FREE monthly consultation group for clinicians working with LGBTQ+ clients. We typically meet on the LAST Friday of each month from 10:00am-11:30am, monthly emails are sent confirming the ..."
(610) 813-2791 
Group meets in:
Allentown, PA 18101

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