Anxiety Support Groups in Bala Cynwyd, PA

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Relationships and Marriage
PsyD
"This group is designed to provide group consultation to people who have limited time, are open to social healing, and are looking for an introduction to psychoeducation at a lower cost. We use a combination of traditional methods and new ..."
(281) 519-2038
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Group meets in:
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Mindfulness Based Men's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"In this eight-week zoom-based group participants learn multiple mindfulness techniques with an emphasis on sitting practice. After each meditation, members reflect on what they noticed emotionally, mentally and physically, and are invited to share in the group. The group is ..."
(484) 262-0402
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Group meets in:
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Support Group for Anxiety Sufferers
Treatment Center
"This free group is informal in nature and appropriate for people experiencing panic disorder and other anxiety issues. It provides an opportunity for discussion and support among participants and is most helpful when used as an adjunct to individual therapy, ..."
(484) 436-4349
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Group meets in:
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Women's Empowerment Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MHS, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Are you looking to jumpstart 2023 in the best way possible? Do you want to achieve something big and boost your self-confidence this new year? Then why not join a group dedicated to mastering emotional regulation, learning tolerance, and controlling ..."
(267) 388-4909
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Group meets in:
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Men's Issues
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
Verified
"The group will be established as a support for men who struggle with self-esteem, self-identity, sexuality related concerns, racial/ethnic identity and finding acknowledgement for our value in society. If you want to get to know yourself more authentically, please contact ..."
(267) 327-4624
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Group meets in:
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Anger Management Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MHS, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Coming soon: call and show your interest and get on our mailing list for updates. "
(267) 388-4909
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Group meets in:
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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Relationships and Marriage
PsyD
"This group is designed to provide group consultation to people who have limited time, are open to social healing, and are looking for an introduction to psychoeducation at a lower cost. We use a combination of traditional methods and new ..."
(281) 519-2038
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Group meets in:
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Mindfulness Based Men's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"In this eight-week zoom-based group participants learn multiple mindfulness techniques with an emphasis on sitting practice. After each meditation, members reflect on what they noticed emotionally, mentally and physically, and are invited to share in the group. The group is ..."
(484) 262-0402
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Group meets in:
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Support Group for Anxiety Sufferers
Treatment Center
"This free group is informal in nature and appropriate for people experiencing panic disorder and other anxiety issues. It provides an opportunity for discussion and support among participants and is most helpful when used as an adjunct to individual therapy, ..."
(484) 436-4349
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Group meets in:
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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Teen Girls Empowered Groups- groups for ages 13-18
MA, LMFT
"Teen Girls Empowered groups are weekly groups designed to support teenage girls with challenges around self-esteem and body image, depression and anxiety , peer and family conflict, and stress about school and future plans. Teens will increase knowledge of healthy ways ..."
(215) 613-4758
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Group meets in:
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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Raising the Resilient Child
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
(845) 263-3579
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Group meets in:
Narberth, PA 19072
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EMDR Consultation Group for Therapists - ONLINE
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"This group is for therapists who have already taken EMDR Basic Training and are interested in pursuing EMDR Certification and/or in deepening their knowledge and understanding of EMDR in practice. Includes case presentation and review of EMDR standard protocols as ..."
(267) 440-6770
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Group meets in:
Flourtown, PA 19031
Waitlist for new clients
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Evening Process Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Clients meet weekly in the evening to discuss and process stressors and insights in order to receive support and feedback. Group members are encouraged to engage in group discussions, give feedback/support, and share common experiences with each other in order ..."
(302) 548-0796
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Group meets in:
Narberth, PA 19072
Waitlist for new clients
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Relationship Focused Group Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"The group process is based on interacting with other members and understanding how you come across to to others and how others impact you. Learning to share thoughts and emotions respectfully without editing your reactions is a main group goal. ..."
(610) 915-8500
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Group meets in:
Wynnewood, PA 19096
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META Program
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"In META's Mindfulness- and Compassion-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy training program interpersonal mindfulness practices cultivate friendly instead of critical relating with both others & yourself. You practice seeing things as they actually are right now, in contrast to how you fear ..."
(267) 287-8347
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Group meets in:
Abington, PA 19001
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T is for Triumph: Black Boy Joy Series (5)
MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"We are currently enrolling 11 and 12 year old boys in our FREE Black Boy Joy group. This group will meet 1x weekly and has 3 objectives. (1) Identify individual strengths. (2) Teach positive coping strategies and responses to adversity. ..."
(215) 798-8025
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Group meets in:
Elkins Park, PA 19027
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The Connecting and Relating Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Members of this group discover they are not alone in facing life's greatest challenges. They feel a sense of belonging as the grow to trust each other. They develop new ways of relating and feel greater vitality and hope. At ..."
(610) 924-2721
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Group meets in:
Wynnewood, PA 19096
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"MBCT is an evidence-based practice that enhances health of mind and body. It not only reduces relapse once people are treated for anxiety , depression, OCD, and other stress-related & exacerbated conditions (e.g.,PTSD), it is also an excellent adjunct to individual ..."
(267) 287-8347
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Group meets in:
Melrose Park, PA 19027
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J Snyder Therapeutic Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
"J Snyder Therapeutic Services is now a group, clinical practice located exclusively in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. We have multiple therapists with openings to see patients, specializing in administering a variety of therapeutic modalities designed to effectively diminish symptoms causing impairment. ..."
(215) 688-5974
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Group meets in:
Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Social Anxiety Art Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
"Calling all shy teens and tweens who are looking for their kindred creative spirits! If your child self-identifies as a “weirdo”, “art kid”, or painfully shy, this is the group for them! One part learning and practicing working through anxiety , ..."
(484) 255-4039
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Group meets in:
Glenside, PA 19038

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Anxiety Support Groups

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.




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