Host: Mrs. Jessica DiIenno Crossan, MSS, LCSW
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
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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"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. "
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Host: Mindy Jewell Bell, LPC
Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
"Voluntary and court-ordered treatment for anger management and domestic violence. "
(610) 295-5199
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Downingtown, PA 19335
"Voluntary and court-ordered treatment for anger management and domestic violence. "
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Host: Lauren Cunkelman, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
"A social skills group for Pre-K 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 ..."
(484) 214-2975
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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"A social skills group for Pre-K 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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Host: Katie Gillespie, ATR-BC, LPC
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
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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"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 ..."
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Host: Sandy Zeiset, MA
Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
(484) 364-2509
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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Host: Michele Paiva, PhD, ERYT, MBSR, CHT
Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
"Past life regressions to me, are dream-inspired experiences that help. us to excavate our subconscious. Each month, we might have a new or repetitive experience but we will discuss it and create opportunities for self-awareness and learning. We add an ..."
(484) 364-2221
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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"Past life regressions to me, are dream-inspired experiences that help. us to excavate our subconscious. Each month, we might have a new or repetitive experience but we will discuss it and create opportunities for self-awareness and learning. We add an ..."
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Host: Katie Gillespie, ATR-BC, LPC
Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
"This group is for adults who are looking for additional support while working on their recovery from an eating disorder. The group will be in person on Mondays from 8:30-10 AM. The group will provide support for breakfast and introduce ..."
(484) 430-3676
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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"This group is for adults who are looking for additional support while working on their recovery from an eating disorder. The group will be in person on Mondays from 8:30-10 AM. The group will provide support for breakfast and introduce ..."
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Host: Dr. Jeannie M Lerch, PsyD
Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
"This group is designed for anyone under the transgender, gender queer, or nonbinary umbrella who is exploring their femininity. Many of the group members are transitioning, although that is not a specific goal for the group. We discuss aspects of ..."
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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"This group is designed for anyone under the transgender, gender queer, or nonbinary umbrella who is exploring their femininity. Many of the group members are transitioning, although that is not a specific goal for the group. We discuss aspects of ..."
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Host: Dr. Jeannie M Lerch, PsyD
Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
"The Women's Empowerment group focuses on building healthy relationships and understanding ineffective ways of relating to others. It is also attachment focused and explores how upbringing and relationship experiences have developed into patterns of relating. It is an intimate group ..."
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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"The Women's Empowerment group focuses on building healthy relationships and understanding ineffective ways of relating to others. It is also attachment focused and explores how upbringing and relationship experiences have developed into patterns of relating. It is an intimate group ..."
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Host: Katie Gillespie, ATR-BC, LPC
Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
"This group will provide support to those committed to working on their recovery from an eating disorder. A variety of coping strategies and life skills will be explored in the group sessions. Please call or email with questions 484-693-0111 "
(484) 430-3676
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Downingtown, PA 19335
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"This group will provide support to those committed to working on their recovery from an eating disorder. A variety of coping strategies and life skills will be explored in the group sessions. Please call or email with questions 484-693-0111 "
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Host: Mindy Jewell Bell, LPC
Group meets in:
Downingtown, PA 19335
"This group is for those who are struggling with the loss of a loved one. Grief can lead to isolation, depression, anger and anxiety. This group will allow members to share thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment in order ..."
(610) 295-5199
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Downingtown, PA 19335
"This group is for those who are struggling with the loss of a loved one. Grief can lead to isolation, depression, anger and anxiety. This group will allow members to share thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment in order ..."

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