Support Groups in Chester County, PA

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I offer group supervision for social workers who are working toward their LCSW. Please contact me directly for more infomation.
Hosted by Lisa Pagano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Paoli, PA 19301
I offer group supervision for social workers who are working toward their LCSW. Please contact me directly for more infomation.
(484) 653-6349 View (484) 653-6349
Hosted by Lori J Budman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CP/PAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Exton, PA 19341
(484) 380-9045 View (484) 380-9045
Supportive and psycho-educational group for women ages 21+ to learn learn positive coping skills as well as strategies to manage anxiety, stress, and depression. Support provided while exploring personal, family, and life transition issues in a confidential and safe environment. ...
Hosted by Springfield Psychological of West Chester
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Chester, PA 19380
Supportive and psycho-educational group for women ages 21+ to learn learn positive coping skills as well as strategies to manage anxiety, stress, and depression. Support provided while exploring personal, family, and life transition issues in a confidential and safe environment. ...
(610) 364-5156 View (610) 364-5156
This group focuses on overcoming anxiety.
Hosted by William Morgan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Paoli, PA 19301
This group focuses on overcoming anxiety.
(610) 644-8182 View (610) 644-8182
This is a free support group which will be held to help those with anxiety manage their symptoms as our world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tuesday at 4pm group will be for adults and held using Zoom - ...
Hosted by James T. Chok
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Chester, PA 19382
This is a free support group which will be held to help those with anxiety manage their symptoms as our world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tuesday at 4pm group will be for adults and held using Zoom - ...
(610) 364-5883 View (610) 364-5883
This group is for parents and other supports of those struggling with an Eating Disorder. The group will focus on self-care, setting boundaries and maintaining your own health and well being while parenting or being in a support role for ...
Hosted by Buttonwood A Place To Heal -Now offering IOP!
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Downingtown, PA 19335
This group is for parents and other supports of those struggling with an Eating Disorder. The group will focus on self-care, setting boundaries and maintaining your own health and well being while parenting or being in a support role for ...
(484) 430-3676 View (484) 430-3676
Hosted by Sandy Zeiset
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Downingtown, PA 19335
(484) 364-2509 View (484) 364-2509
Our passion is supporting adults, adolescents and young adults with group opportunities to recover from mental distress and sociocultural pressures. Our group empowers individuals while compassionately identifying areas of challenge and navigating the healing experience. Together your unique journey joins ...
Hosted by Jason R Saltarelli
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kennett Square, PA 19348
Our passion is supporting adults, adolescents and young adults with group opportunities to recover from mental distress and sociocultural pressures. Our group empowers individuals while compassionately identifying areas of challenge and navigating the healing experience. Together your unique journey joins ...
(484) 591-5047 View (484) 591-5047
Bloom Behavioral Health provides essential and life-sustaining healthcare. We are welcoming new clients.
Hosted by Benjamin Lasner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Chester Springs, PA 19425
Bloom Behavioral Health provides essential and life-sustaining healthcare. We are welcoming new clients.
(610) 686-7502 View (610) 686-7502
Workshop in class format meeting virtually on Saturdays at 12 pm - 1pm EST. People who attend this group will want to have more success in relationships and understand their patterns of interacting with people in romantic partnerships, friendships, and ...
Hosted by Julia Veser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Malvern, PA 19355
Workshop in class format meeting virtually on Saturdays at 12 pm - 1pm EST. People who attend this group will want to have more success in relationships and understand their patterns of interacting with people in romantic partnerships, friendships, and ...
(610) 897-7855 View (610) 897-7855
On-going seminars and study groups, focusing on an object relations approach to theory and practice, are available in several locations. Generally the seminars consist of the discussion of a paper or chapter by a major contributor to object relations theory. ...
Hosted by Karen Fraley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Exton, PA 19341
On-going seminars and study groups, focusing on an object relations approach to theory and practice, are available in several locations. Generally the seminars consist of the discussion of a paper or chapter by a major contributor to object relations theory. ...
(484) 933-4337 View (484) 933-4337
Hosted by Pathway Counseling Services West Chester PA
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Chester, PA 19382
(484) 302-7296 View (484) 302-7296
Individualize treatment for you or your family member. Clinicians provide evidence-based strategies to assist in increasing your personal well-being. (Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples)
Hosted by Aimee Stiefel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LBS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Chester, PA 19382
Individualize treatment for you or your family member. Clinicians provide evidence-based strategies to assist in increasing your personal well-being. (Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples)
(484) 383-0480 View (484) 383-0480
Would you like to approach your life with more optimistic energy and feel supported in making positive changes? I am starting a group with members who would like to encourage and support each other in this. We will be using ...
Hosted by Maria Christina Salomone Gabelberger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Chester, PA 19380
Would you like to approach your life with more optimistic energy and feel supported in making positive changes? I am starting a group with members who would like to encourage and support each other in this. We will be using ...
(610) 915-8793 View (610) 915-8793
These sessions are designed to help individuals who are working towards eating disorder recovery and need help with exposure to certain foods and a weekly schedule. In these sessions you will focus cooking meals and trying them in session. You ...
Hosted by Bridget Carango
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Chester, PA 19382
These sessions are designed to help individuals who are working towards eating disorder recovery and need help with exposure to certain foods and a weekly schedule. In these sessions you will focus cooking meals and trying them in session. You ...
(484) 552-9237 View (484) 552-9237
Are you a pregnant or postpartum mom in the West Chester, PA area? Come for an hour or two of support, hope and humor. The group has been a safe and comforting place for over a decade. It's free of ...
Hosted by Erin Saddic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PMH-C, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Chester, PA 19382
Are you a pregnant or postpartum mom in the West Chester, PA area? Come for an hour or two of support, hope and humor. The group has been a safe and comforting place for over a decade. It's free of ...
(610) 674-6606 View (610) 674-6606
This group focuses on empowering, encouraging, and processing through the dynamic challenges of living with a chronic condition. Our therapy group recognizes the importance of addressing not only the physical aspects of your condition but also the emotional and psychological ...
Hosted by Samantha Ambrico-Custer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Group meets in West Chester, PA 19382
This group focuses on empowering, encouraging, and processing through the dynamic challenges of living with a chronic condition. Our therapy group recognizes the importance of addressing not only the physical aspects of your condition but also the emotional and psychological ...
(484) 309-0709 View (484) 309-0709
Are you a licensed social worker seeking clinical licensure? Or seeking supervision towards your LPC? This group offers clinical supervision to use toward clinical licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
Hosted by Jessica DiIenno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Downingtown, PA 19335
Are you a licensed social worker seeking clinical licensure? Or seeking supervision towards your LPC? This group offers clinical supervision to use toward clinical licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
(610) 595-5170 View (610) 595-5170
This group discusses the ongoing life issues that must be addressed to maintain sobriety, gain coping skills for anxiety and healthy decision making. It also examines relationship issues that arise during the progression of recovery. The purpose of this group ...
Hosted by Wyn Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Paoli, PA 19301
This group discusses the ongoing life issues that must be addressed to maintain sobriety, gain coping skills for anxiety and healthy decision making. It also examines relationship issues that arise during the progression of recovery. The purpose of this group ...
(267) 640-6682 View (267) 640-6682
Our Parent Support Group aims to provide a safe community for parents. You've taken the first step and have connected your child to a mental health professional- what's next? Surrounding yourself with other parents experiencing similar situations and feelings! Group ...
Hosted by Samantha Garrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Malvern, PA 19355
Our Parent Support Group aims to provide a safe community for parents. You've taken the first step and have connected your child to a mental health professional- what's next? Surrounding yourself with other parents experiencing similar situations and feelings! Group ...
(484) 324-7725 View (484) 324-7725
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Chester 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.