Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPH, CAADC, CEDS, CCTp
"Are you a young person who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning or Intersex? This group is a supportive, affirming place to discuss living as a LGBTQI+ individual in today's world. Come express yourself and explore your identity in ..."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MS, ICAADC, CCTP
"Bucks Support Services is a collaborative psychotherapy practice comprised of Master's and Doctoral level therapists. Bucks Support Services is a safe place to seek out support for a variety of psychological issues. Bucks Support Services is located in Barclay Commons ..."
"Looking to learn skills to support recovery? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps individuals learn how to apply Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills to their daily life to support their recovery journey. Appropriate for adults in recovery ..."
"Are you a young person who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Expansive or Queer/Questioning? This group is a supportive, affirming place to discuss living as a LGBTQ+ individual in today's world. Come express yourself and explore your identity ..."
"This is a yoga class that focuses on nurturing the needs of clients with eating disorders. Focus is on gentle yoga practice, restorative poses to promote relaxation, body awareness and mindfulness meditation. Yogic philosophy is woven throughout the class to ..."
"Well respected practice in Newtown, PA with a wide variety of providers including licensed psychologists, behavior specialists, social workers, professional counselors, yoga instructors, and neurofeedback specialists. www.newtowntherapy.com "
"Modern Behavioral was created with a vision of connecting clients with a rejuvenating healing atmosphere in mind. We understand the value of attending to details in design, quality of staff and services when it comes to creating a Zen experience ..."
"For women who want a confidential place to process their sexual abuse. The group is limited to 10 and will utilize the book and workbook, Healing the Wounded Heart by Dan Allender. Topics to be explored are: definitions of sexual ..."
"Life comes with a flood of external and internal expectations. It can be easy to feel unsettled and as if you always need to be doing, moving, achieving in order to feel good enough. DBT teaches that we are doing ..."
"Want to beat the stress of the coronavirus, come enjoy a creative group process with like minded people. If you like collage art, scrapbooking you will enjoy this class. This will be held virtually in Google Hangout. Stacey has extensive ..."
"This cutting-edge performance enhance group is for athletes of all ages and disciplines. A traditional mental skills program based on the Olympic training model for elite athletes combined with mind-body interventions & biofeedback; this revolutionary training methodology is coming soon ..."
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPH, CAADC, CEDS, CCTp
"Are you a college student or emerging adult identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Expansive or Queer/Questioning? This group is a supportive, affirming place to discuss living as a LGBTQ+ individual in today's world while adjusting to life as ..."
"An open process group for adults who identify as transgender, gender diverse, or questioning their gender identity. Discussion includes navigating gender identity, transition, and coming out, as well as managing co-occurring issues as a person who is transgender or gender ..."
"For women who have completed a Level 1 group, and who would like to further delve into the impact of their abuse through exploring the details of their particular story. This group will be limited to 6, and will cover ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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.