Support Groups in Philadelphia County, PA

Women's Work/Life Balance Group
This support group focuses on the needs of working mothers who are struggling to find balance between family, career and self-care. By talking and listening to eachother, participants will recognize patterns that lead to exhaustion, define priorities that truly work ...
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Hosted by Jeanine C O'Rourke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19146
This support group focuses on the needs of working mothers who are struggling to find balance between family, career and self-care. By talking and listening to eachother, participants will recognize patterns that lead to exhaustion, define priorities that truly work ...
(267) 712-9987 View (267) 712-9987
virtual queer group therapy for teens
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, ...
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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
Adolescent support groups
The group's goal is for individuals to come together to learn, grow and build skills while forming a connection with peers. The groups provide an effective way to address stressors, gain insight, gain a sense of purpose and hear others ...
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Hosted by Jonathan Michael Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19115
The group's goal is for individuals to come together to learn, grow and build skills while forming a connection with peers. The groups provide an effective way to address stressors, gain insight, gain a sense of purpose and hear others ...
(215) 631-3075 View (215) 631-3075
Eating Disorders Support Group
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 ...
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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
Collage Therapy Collective
We are a group of psychotherapists based in Philadelphia, offering psychotherapy, and letters for accessing gender affirming surgery. Connection is a powerful source of growth and healing - connection to oneself, connection to others, and connection to one's community. Our ...
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Hosted by Sarah M Lewis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19110
We are a group of psychotherapists based in Philadelphia, offering psychotherapy, and letters for accessing gender affirming surgery. Connection is a powerful source of growth and healing - connection to oneself, connection to others, and connection to one's community. Our ...
(267) 715-2291 View (267) 715-2291
Anger Management-starting 11/7/23
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 11/7/23. You will learn 1) how to catch ...
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Hosted by Serenity Solutions, LLC
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 11/7/23. You will learn 1) how to catch ...
(215) 867-5377 View (215) 867-5377
Clinical Supervision Group for Licensure
This group is for new clinicians working toward LCSW/LMFT/LPC licensure; we meet twice monthly for 2 hours (date/time flexible per needs of group members). The group provides a supportive space to grow your skills, connect with peers and gain confidence ...
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Hosted by Bridgett Bollin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19110
This group is for new clinicians working toward LCSW/LMFT/LPC licensure; we meet twice monthly for 2 hours (date/time flexible per needs of group members). The group provides a supportive space to grow your skills, connect with peers and gain confidence ...
(267) 296-8313 View (267) 296-8313
Embodied Parts Work for Adults with ADHD
"All the Moving Parts!" - A virtual experiential workshop series dedicated to "right brain" supports for ADHD adults. In these workshops we will explore movement, play/flow, and parts work (IFS) as both tangible coping skills and pathways to compassion for ...
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Hosted by Erika June Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19143
"All the Moving Parts!" - A virtual experiential workshop series dedicated to "right brain" supports for ADHD adults. In these workshops we will explore movement, play/flow, and parts work (IFS) as both tangible coping skills and pathways to compassion for ...
(215) 398-6077 View (215) 398-6077
Sisters on a Self-Love Journey
In this group you will discover how much there is to love about yourself as you embark on the journey of self-discovery by learning what self-love is and then immersing yourself in exercises to help you build your self-esteem and ...
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Hosted by Yvonne Judge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CCTPII
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19151
In this group you will discover how much there is to love about yourself as you embark on the journey of self-discovery by learning what self-love is and then immersing yourself in exercises to help you build your self-esteem and ...
(727) 594-0113 View (727) 594-0113
Weekly Group for Partners of TGNB Individuals
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 ...
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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
Coming out as Gay, Lesbian or Queer
Are you exploring if you are gay/lesbian or queer? Have you known for a while but are afraid to come out? Are you finding yourself coming out later in life? Do you feel alone in this journey? This group is ...
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Hosted by Alison Gerig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19119
Are you exploring if you are gay/lesbian or queer? Have you known for a while but are afraid to come out? Are you finding yourself coming out later in life? Do you feel alone in this journey? This group is ...
(267) 293-9121 View (267) 293-9121
Community Care Workshop (Donation Based)
Community Care Workshop is an open, virtual, donation-based, mental health psychoeducation workshop. This workshop is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM (EST). The goal of these workshops is to make mental health information accessible and ...
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Hosted by Ashley C. Whiteside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19121
Community Care Workshop is an open, virtual, donation-based, mental health psychoeducation workshop. This workshop is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM (EST). The goal of these workshops is to make mental health information accessible and ...
(518) 625-8425 View (518) 625-8425
Stop Hurting the People you Love
This is an ongoing group for men who are ready to stop their emotionally and/or physically abusive behavior.
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Hosted by Courdea
Treatment Center, PC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19130
This is an ongoing group for men who are ready to stop their emotionally and/or physically abusive behavior.
(215) 596-4137 View (215) 596-4137
Unresolved Grief Group - Telehealth
Over the course of six weeks we will explore your journey with grief. Each session will allow time for participants to share their unique experience with grief. There will also be a focus on grief education. This is a Closed ...
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Hosted by Sherri McElfatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19125
Over the course of six weeks we will explore your journey with grief. Each session will allow time for participants to share their unique experience with grief. There will also be a focus on grief education. This is a Closed ...
(267) 356-4327 View (267) 356-4327
Men's Connection and Process Group
This group is for men who want insight and practice in knowing ourselves, making sense of our inner experience, and connecting with other people. Issues defining masculinity, coping with changing social expectations, and addressing loneliness are among many topics discussed. ...
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Hosted by Dave Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, MEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19106
This group is for men who want insight and practice in knowing ourselves, making sense of our inner experience, and connecting with other people. Issues defining masculinity, coping with changing social expectations, and addressing loneliness are among many topics discussed. ...
(215) 995-0054 View (215) 995-0054
Anger Management
Anger Management is a service designed to meet the needs of adults struggling with anger issues. The focus of the service is to help individuals address their anger in a group setting or one-to-through counseling or coaching, dialect, role-playing and ...
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Hosted by Peaceful Living Counseling & Professional Svcs
MSW, ACSW, CAMS-II, CGT
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19114
Anger Management is a service designed to meet the needs of adults struggling with anger issues. The focus of the service is to help individuals address their anger in a group setting or one-to-through counseling or coaching, dialect, role-playing and ...
(215) 618-9267 View (215) 618-9267
CBT process group on anxiety and depression.
CBT process group on anxiety and depression.
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Hosted by Joseph Gary Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19131
CBT process group on anxiety and depression.
(484) 559-7349 View (484) 559-7349
Life Transitions
Have you recently experienced a break-up or other loss of a relationship? Are you making a job change? Have you moved homes? Are you kids out of the house or are you wanting them to be? Change can be challenging ...
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Hosted by Jill Lipschutz Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19103
Have you recently experienced a break-up or other loss of a relationship? Are you making a job change? Have you moved homes? Are you kids out of the house or are you wanting them to be? Change can be challenging ...
(215) 995-4027 View (215) 995-4027
PriCARE- trauma informed caregiving program
This 6-session trauma-informed program teaches caregivers of children 2-10 how to positively engage with their child(ren), increase and enhance the positive bond, and set appropriate boundaries and consequences.
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Hosted by The Nava Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19146
This 6-session trauma-informed program teaches caregivers of children 2-10 how to positively engage with their child(ren), increase and enhance the positive bond, and set appropriate boundaries and consequences.
(215) 267-6523 View (215) 267-6523
Surviving Sexual Assault
Please see our website for details. www.chrysalisth erapy.com
Hosted by Dr. Laura Windham (Chrysalis)
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19103
Please see our website for details. www.chrysalisth erapy.com
(267) 362-9980 View (267) 362-9980

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Philadelphia County?

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.