Depression Support Groups in Harrisburg, PA

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Create Your Space
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"In these sessions participants ages 13 to 17 receive guided instruction in creative self expression for the development of healthy coping skills "
(717) 773-4080
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Group meets in:
Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Mental Peace Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, ASDCS, C-DBT
Verified
Verified
"Mental Peace Psychiatry provides cost-effective, high-quality health services to diverse populations suffering from emotional, behavioral, mental, psychological, and substance abuse disorders. Our team of experienced professionals help improve mental health through quality education and assistance. We use evidence-based medical findings, ..."
(717) 910-6769
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Group meets in:
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Group Therapy For Teen Girls of Color
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Brown Girls empowering themselves through connecting with peers, learning self care strategies, exploring self expression, and developing practical skills to cope with stress and anxiety. This is a 12 week group for teens ages 14-16, from 5:30-7pm. Lite snack will ..."
(717) 366-6723
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Group meets in:
Harrisburg, PA 17112

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LifeWay Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This is an outpatient counseling office that offering counsel to individuals, couples, and families by a licensed professional counselor in New Cumberland, PA. "
(717) 546-9658
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Group meets in:
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Akoma Healing Center, LLC., Licensed Professional Counselor in Harrisburg, PA
Create Your Space
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"In these sessions participants ages 13 to 17 receive guided instruction in creative self expression for the development of healthy coping skills "
(717) 773-4080
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Group meets in:
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Abigail Frimpong, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Harrisburg, PA
Mental Peace Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, ASDCS, C-DBT
Verified
Verified
"Mental Peace Psychiatry provides cost-effective, high-quality health services to diverse populations suffering from emotional, behavioral, mental, psychological, and substance abuse disorders. Our team of experienced professionals help improve mental health through quality education and assistance. We use evidence-based medical findings, ..."
(717) 910-6769
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Group meets in:
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Photo of Purposefully Soaring Counseling Services LLC., Licensed Professional Counselor in Harrisburg, PA
Group Therapy For Teen Girls of Color
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Brown Girls empowering themselves through connecting with peers, learning self care strategies, exploring self expression, and developing practical skills to cope with stress and anxiety. This is a 12 week group for teens ages 14-16, from 5:30-7pm. Lite snack will ..."
(717) 366-6723
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Group meets in:
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Photo of Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC in Harrisburg, PA
Virtual Depression & Anxiety Support Group
MA, CFTP, CGCS, CCAP
"Attend once or often, but you will never leave the same way you came! You will get connected with others who get it. You will be reminded that you are not alone. You will learn evidence-based strategies to improve your ..."
(717) 502-9314
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Group meets in:
Camp Hill, PA 17011

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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