Support Groups in Exton, PA

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Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CP/PAT
Verified
(484) 380-9045 
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Exton, PA 19341
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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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LGBTQ+ parent support group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"A group to support parents of LGBTQ kids. Providing support and education on how to best parent, support, and advocate for their children who are exploring their sexuality and/or gender. We also aim to create a space to process the ..."
(610) 851-4876 
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Exton, PA 19341
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Smoking Cessation Group;
MA, LPC, CAC, CCDP
Verified
"The Mission Statement: 1) To ease the disease-inducing behaviors of smoking cigarettes that shortens life by 14 years. . 2) To restore order to disordered thinking. At the start of the 8 week series, each client will be given a ..."
(484) 870-9130 
Group meets in:
Exton, PA 19341
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DaySpring Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"For details about this private practice group, please see its website: www.dayspringpa.com "
(610) 347-5480 
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Exton, PA 19341
Waitlist for new clients
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Yoga Therapy for Anxiety
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-IAYT, CCFP, Reiki M
Verified
"Wellness is about preventing illness & promoting good health. This group empowers individuals to develop & begin a personalized wellness regimen that emphasizes the importance of well­-being on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. We will pull from the practice ..."
(215) 782-6682 
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Exton, PA 19341
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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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Exton, PA 19341
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LGBTQ+ Adolescent Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Adolescent processing and support group for LGBTQ+ clients or those questioning and exploring their gender and sexuality. We aim to create a safe, fun, welcoming environment for teens to come and discuss their fears, excitement, and the possibilities for their ..."
(610) 851-4876 
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Group meets in:
Exton, PA 19341
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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapy Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-IAYT, CCFP, Reiki M
Verified
"Wellness is about preventing illness & promoting good health. This group empowers individuals to develop & begin a personalized wellness regimen that emphasizes the importance of well­-being on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. We will pull from the practice ..."
(215) 782-6682 
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Group meets in:
Exton, PA 19341


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