Support Groups in Philadelphia, PA

We help you confront loss without becoming lost. Grief is a universal experience. Death and other loss of close associations such as family, friends, and/or pets, affects not only the person but everyone that person is connected to and not ...
Hosted by Arcline Associates Counsel Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19149
We help you confront loss without becoming lost. Grief is a universal experience. Death and other loss of close associations such as family, friends, and/or pets, affects not only the person but everyone that person is connected to and not ...
(267) 460-7146 View (267) 460-7146
The focus of the group is to create a supportive environment for group members to deal with sexual addiction and intimacy issues.
Hosted by Alphonse Pignataro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19103
The focus of the group is to create a supportive environment for group members to deal with sexual addiction and intimacy issues.
(215) 995-1185 View (215) 995-1185
Movement therapy groups for children that celebrates neurodiversity in a sensory-friendly therapeutic environment. Chestnut Hill, PA. Now registering for fall 2022 www.thechillverse.co/ther apy
Hosted by Daniella E Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, R-DMT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19118
Movement therapy groups for children that celebrates neurodiversity in a sensory-friendly therapeutic environment. Chestnut Hill, PA. Now registering for fall 2022 www.thechillverse.co/ther apy
(215) 598-6894 View (215) 598-6894
Social Skills Superstars is a 6-week-long class on Sunday mornings in person in Roxborough,PA for children ages 8-11. Classes are filled with engaging activities, role-playing, and interactive games to make learning social skills enjoyable. We understand the importance of strong ...
Hosted by Sarah Burnette
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19128
Social Skills Superstars is a 6-week-long class on Sunday mornings in person in Roxborough,PA for children ages 8-11. Classes are filled with engaging activities, role-playing, and interactive games to make learning social skills enjoyable. We understand the importance of strong ...
(267) 376-7251 View (267) 376-7251
Get real support as you navigate getting/staying sober(ish) from whatever compulsive behavior you want to change (booze, romantic intrigue, codependency, shopping, drugs, etc.) You don‘t need to quit everything forever. You just need to know what you've been doing isn't ...
Hosted by Colette A Grosso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19102
Get real support as you navigate getting/staying sober(ish) from whatever compulsive behavior you want to change (booze, romantic intrigue, codependency, shopping, drugs, etc.) You don‘t need to quit everything forever. You just need to know what you've been doing isn't ...
(484) 559-6756 View (484) 559-6756
As a partner of a TGNB individual, do you often find yourself with questions that are not easily answered by asking peers or browsing the internet? You may feel isolated or confused about how to understand a partnership that is ...
Hosted by Moorestown Therapy Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19147
As a partner of a TGNB individual, do you often find yourself with questions that are not easily answered by asking peers or browsing the internet? You may feel isolated or confused about how to understand a partnership that is ...
(856) 770-2771 View (856) 770-2771
"Life Support" meets weekly and offers ongoing support for gay, bisexual, trans or queer-identified clients in recovery for substance or behavior-related challenges. Call or email for information about whether this group could be a good fit for your support needs.
Hosted by Charles Grove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Life Support" meets weekly and offers ongoing support for gay, bisexual, trans or queer-identified clients in recovery for substance or behavior-related challenges. Call or email for information about whether this group could be a good fit for your support needs.
(267) 271-9916 View (267) 271-9916
Clinical supervision for pre-licensed therapists seeking to deepen their clinical expertise and receive hours toward licensure in Pennsylvania. Held virtually.
Hosted by Olivia Bijou Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19148
Clinical supervision for pre-licensed therapists seeking to deepen their clinical expertise and receive hours toward licensure in Pennsylvania. Held virtually.
(215) 774-5327 View (215) 774-5327
Is traditional therapy not engaging your child? Does your child struggle with anxiety, communication, identity or emotional regulation? Group Therapy in the safe realm of Minecraft can help! Led by a licensed therapist and special education teacher with over 15 ...
Hosted by Victoria Prisco Adhd Certified Clinical Services Provider
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAT, LPC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19147
Is traditional therapy not engaging your child? Does your child struggle with anxiety, communication, identity or emotional regulation? Group Therapy in the safe realm of Minecraft can help! Led by a licensed therapist and special education teacher with over 15 ...
(215) 607-2792 View (215) 607-2792
Dreams can be fun, fascinating, suprising, and transformative. They offer wisdom about our daily life and our inner experience.
Hosted by Lisa Marchiano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NCPsyA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19119
Dreams can be fun, fascinating, suprising, and transformative. They offer wisdom about our daily life and our inner experience.
(267) 348-4078 View (267) 348-4078
This group focuses on general relationship issues, such as communication, commitment, and trust. Membership in the group is open, which means that adults of all ages, sexual orientations and relationship statuses are welcome. In addition to examining relationship issues, this group ...
Hosted by Eric B Spiegel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19103
This group focuses on general relationship issues, such as communication, commitment, and trust. Membership in the group is open, which means that adults of all ages, sexual orientations and relationship statuses are welcome. In addition to examining relationship issues, this group ...
(215) 995-5035 View (215) 995-5035
The purpose of this group is to explore and support each other in better knowing ourselves and how to live fulfilling lives. If you are experiencing a sense of being lost, unsure of your purpose or passions, where and how ...
Hosted by Nikita Mahon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19125
The purpose of this group is to explore and support each other in better knowing ourselves and how to live fulfilling lives. If you are experiencing a sense of being lost, unsure of your purpose or passions, where and how ...
(267) 204-2768 View (267) 204-2768
Virtual 6-week group: Moms Who Struggle with Perfectionism and Feeling "Not Good Enough." You're a mom who worries about doing parenting "right", thinks you're not "enough", struggles with decision-making, or feels overwhelmed with all of the transitions in parenthood. You'll ...
Hosted by Megan Furman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19127
Virtual 6-week group: Moms Who Struggle with Perfectionism and Feeling "Not Good Enough." You're a mom who worries about doing parenting "right", thinks you're not "enough", struggles with decision-making, or feels overwhelmed with all of the transitions in parenthood. You'll ...
(610) 813-6206 View (610) 813-6206
Therapy Support Group available for Teens age 13-18 years old dealing with low mood, lack of motivation and depression. If interested, please email me for start dates in the fall 2020!
Hosted by Melisa O. Furman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19103
Therapy Support Group available for Teens age 13-18 years old dealing with low mood, lack of motivation and depression. If interested, please email me for start dates in the fall 2020!
(484) 464-0296 View (484) 464-0296
75 min – Beginner Friendly Yoga Class focused on healing from addiction and trauma of all kinds and it is open to everyone. At the beginning of class, a brief reading from various literature from AA as well as traditional ...
Hosted by Neha Patil
MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19143
75 min – Beginner Friendly Yoga Class focused on healing from addiction and trauma of all kinds and it is open to everyone. At the beginning of class, a brief reading from various literature from AA as well as traditional ...
(267) 551-8907 View (267) 551-8907
If you have experience trauma or abuse (verbal, physical, emotional, financial, sexual, etc.), or maybe you aren't sure if you fit into this category but you would like to understand more about a toxic relationship, this group is for you. ...
Hosted by Samantha Mathews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19130
If you have experience trauma or abuse (verbal, physical, emotional, financial, sexual, etc.), or maybe you aren't sure if you fit into this category but you would like to understand more about a toxic relationship, this group is for you. ...
(215) 712-8667 View (215) 712-8667
An Adherent, virtual DBT Skills Training Group for Adults in Pennsylvania. Group members will be taught the four modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills. All group sessions will be ...
Hosted by Meredith R. Munro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19121
An Adherent, virtual DBT Skills Training Group for Adults in Pennsylvania. Group members will be taught the four modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills. All group sessions will be ...
(267) 388-4742 View (267) 388-4742
Led by Allison Kessler, LCSW. This group is for women who struggle with binge-purging, restricting, over-eating, or other eating disorder behaviors and want the support of a weekly group to help with recovery. The aim of the group is to ...
Hosted by Bloomgarden, Ostroff & Associates
Psychologist, LCSW, LPC, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19102
Led by Allison Kessler, LCSW. This group is for women who struggle with binge-purging, restricting, over-eating, or other eating disorder behaviors and want the support of a weekly group to help with recovery. The aim of the group is to ...
(215) 874-3854 View (215) 874-3854
For individuals 13-17 living in Pennsylvania. Explore emotions, identity, and experiences in a safe, therapeutic space while connecting with others in the LGBTQ+ community. Some topics we may explore together include: gender expansiveness, romantic and sexual identities, LGBTQ rights, intersectionality, ...
Hosted by Meg Costa
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19102
For individuals 13-17 living in Pennsylvania. Explore emotions, identity, and experiences in a safe, therapeutic space while connecting with others in the LGBTQ+ community. Some topics we may explore together include: gender expansiveness, romantic and sexual identities, LGBTQ rights, intersectionality, ...
(267) 863-4956 View (267) 863-4956
Are you struggling to control your temper? Do small things trigger you? Would you like to respond instead of reacting in anger? Serenity Solutions will be running our Anger Management Group starting 7/16/24. You will learn 1) how to catch ...
Hosted by Alisa Kamis-Brinda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19102
Are you struggling to control your temper? Do small things trigger you? Would you like to respond instead of reacting in anger? Serenity Solutions will be running our Anger Management Group starting 7/16/24. You will learn 1) how to catch ...
(215) 883-8574 View (215) 883-8574

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Philadelphia?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.