Support Groups in Chester County, PA

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Sobriety Maintenance Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Paoli, PA 19301
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Teen Girls Group (9/13/16 - 11/1/16)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, IMFT
Verified
"Participants will learn about how emotions work, how to increase positive emotions, and how to deal with difficult emotions. Group will include a mix of learning new skills, discussion, and sharing. This group is appropriate both for girls who are ..."
(513) 657-4197 
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Group meets in:
Chester Springs, PA 19425
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Saturday Night Supper Club
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CGCS
Verified
"This experiential social event is for grieving people who want some virtual company on a Saturday night. Free to all attendees, this program meets one Saturday per month from 6-8pm over Zoom. Come join us for a light supper and ..."
(484) 261-2013 
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Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
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Equine-Facilitated Coaching/Emerging from Hardship
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified
"OUTDOORS & SOCIALLY-DISTANCED The Art of Kintsugi: Emerging from hardship with strength & wisdom. Based on the Japanese practice of repairing broken pottery that leaves cracks shining with gold, Kintsugi creates a more valuable & stronger vessel from the broken ..."
(610) 320-2069 
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Group meets in:
Coatesville, PA 19320
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Alanna Higgins, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"CW019847 I believe that any person is able to reach recovery from their mental health issues unique to each person. No matter the challenges someone may be facing I do my best to help them find ways to reach the ..."
(484) 999-3298 
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Group meets in:
West Chester, PA 19380
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Trans Adult Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
"Creating a safe space for adults at any stage of their transition. Use this group to talk about transitioning, get to know other trans individuals, have a supportive therapeutic space for other life events, gather ideas and resources, and more. ..."
(610) 580-0630 
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Group meets in:
Paoli, PA 19301
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Individual and Group Supervision
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
"I am able to provide individual and group supervision to post-graduates working towards licensure as an LPC, MFT, or LCSW. I help therapist discover who they want to be as a therapist by utilizing the person of the therapist model. "
(610) 795-9737 
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Group meets in:
Honey Brook, PA 19344
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Social Skills Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group provides social skills for children who have behavioral issues, or are shy, socially awkward, reserved, or have difficulty making and maintaining friendships. Specific skills focus on self-esteem building, connecting with peers, problem solving, and dealing with bullying and ..."
(610) 915-8984 
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Group meets in:
Exton, PA 19341
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LCSW Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"If you are a LSW looking for supervision to earn your LCSW please contact me. I am available for individual or small group supervision sessions. Please call me for additional details on availability and fees. I look forward to hearing ..."
(610) 601-2365 
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Group meets in:
Chester Springs, PA 19425
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Family/ Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
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Kindergarten Social Skills
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC
Verified
"A social skills group for Kindergarten aged children with a focus on easing them back into social interaction in a developmentally-focused, small group setting, post-pandemic. The group session will be semi-structured. We will start each session with a welcome/get to ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
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Adult Anxiety and OCD Support Group for COVID-19
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
West Chester, PA 19382
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Study group for therapists.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Exton, PA 19341
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Women's Codependency Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MHS, CADC, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
(336) 223-8669 
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Group meets in:
West Chester, PA 19380
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Women's Lotus Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
"Are you ready to deepen your identity? Are you ready to gather with other women and share stories? Are you ready to heal life's wounds and discover your authentic self? If so, then the Lotus Group is for YOU! The ..."
(484) 801-4332 
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Group meets in:
Spring City, PA 19475
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Children of Divorce
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NBC
Verified
"A safe place for children to express their emotions about divorce, Through the use of group and arts children can heal faster with others that are experiencing same type of issues. "
(610) 246-3051 
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Group meets in:
Devon, PA 19333
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* Social Cognition-Focused Social Skills Groups
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
"A traditional social skills group, we teach Theory-of-Mind, perspective-taking, reading social cues, and the hidden rules of socialization. From there, the group works on critical interaction skills such as assertiveness, flexibility, and compromise. The goal is for participants to successfully ..."
(610) 854-8286 
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Group meets in:
Paoli, PA 19301
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Women's Group
Psychologist
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
West Chester, PA 19380
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Codependency Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified
(267) 433-2140 
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Group meets in:
West Chester, PA 19380
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At A Loss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Presently this group is being offered virtually via Zoom and meets the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM. It is available to parents who have lost a child to substance use. Each Fall, an 8 week ..."
(484) 313-4287 
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Group meets in:
Malvern, PA 19355
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Chester County 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 Chester County 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 Chester County 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 Chester County 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 Chester County 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.