Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Philadelphia, PA

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LGBTQ Veterans
Are you a veteran? Do you identify as LGBTQA? Would you like to explore your experiences in a therapy group with other LGBTQ-identified veterans? If so, email us at bonner1899@outlook.com for more information. We will be in touch to confirm ...
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Hosted by SW@L LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSS, LSW
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19139
Are you a veteran? Do you identify as LGBTQA? Would you like to explore your experiences in a therapy group with other LGBTQ-identified veterans? If so, email us at bonner1899@outlook.com for more information. We will be in touch to confirm ...
(215) 631-8780 View (215) 631-8780
Women's Online Trauma Survivors Therapy Group
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. ...
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Hosted by Samantha Mathews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
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
Virtual Sexual Abuse Group January 2024
This virtual group for female, female identifying, and gender nonconforming survivors of sexual abuse or assault meets weekly over a 10 week period. Group topics include discussions on common reactions to trauma, trust and relationships, sex and intimacy, body image, ...
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Hosted by Mylisa Kesselman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19147
This virtual group for female, female identifying, and gender nonconforming survivors of sexual abuse or assault meets weekly over a 10 week period. Group topics include discussions on common reactions to trauma, trust and relationships, sex and intimacy, body image, ...
(484) 604-2011 View (484) 604-2011
MTR Therapy
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Hosted by Katie Schank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 798-5918 View (215) 798-5918
Trauma Healing Group
Experiences of trauma often have many long-term impacts. Support your healing journey and grow in a community of survivors through this long-term process group for woman-identifying and gender non-conforming survivors. Through the creation of a safe, supportive, and collaborative space, ...
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Hosted by Anne Miller-Uueda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19106
Experiences of trauma often have many long-term impacts. Support your healing journey and grow in a community of survivors through this long-term process group for woman-identifying and gender non-conforming survivors. Through the creation of a safe, supportive, and collaborative space, ...
(215) 709-3425 View (215) 709-3425
Virtual DBT Skills Group
You struggle with really BIG emotions. It's been difficult for you to calm down from your BIG emotions. Maybe you find yourself getting easily upset or having extreme emotional reactions to situations and events. You try your best to deal ...
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Hosted by Spilove Psychotherapy Philadelphia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT, LCSW, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19102
You struggle with really BIG emotions. It's been difficult for you to calm down from your BIG emotions. Maybe you find yourself getting easily upset or having extreme emotional reactions to situations and events. You try your best to deal ...
(610) 298-0489 View (610) 298-0489
Gaslighting, Betrayal Trauma, Narcissistic Abuse
This group is focused on support for those who are healing from the trauma of betrayal, domestic or narcissistic abuse, or intimate partner violence (including violent communication). Members will support each other and I will facilitate the group discussion by ...
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Hosted by Sara Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19147
This group is focused on support for those who are healing from the trauma of betrayal, domestic or narcissistic abuse, or intimate partner violence (including violent communication). Members will support each other and I will facilitate the group discussion by ...
(215) 910-4075 View (215) 910-4075
Partners and Families of Combat Veterans
Living with the aftermath of combat requires certain skills and training, just as skills and training were required for the veteran to go to war in the first place. Spouses, partners, parents, and siblings need training in flexibility and creative ...
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Hosted by Janet A Castellini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, LCADC, CGP, NCPsyA
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19102
Living with the aftermath of combat requires certain skills and training, just as skills and training were required for the veteran to go to war in the first place. Spouses, partners, parents, and siblings need training in flexibility and creative ...
(609) 357-0888 View (609) 357-0888
Adult Survivors of Witnessing DV in Childhood
This group is for adult survivors who has witnessed domestic violence in childhood and struggle with PTSD, depression and anxiety. This group will be VIRTUAL and 6-8 weeks long.
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Hosted by Redefine Lives, LLC - Tysheira Maddox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CIMHP
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19102
This group is for adult survivors who has witnessed domestic violence in childhood and struggle with PTSD, depression and anxiety. This group will be VIRTUAL and 6-8 weeks long.
(267) 641-2223 View (267) 641-2223
DBT Skills Group For Teens (Ages 13-17)
Join our 24-week virtual DBT Skills Group for Teens on Zoom, ideal if DBT therapy has been recommended for your teen. Covering Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Mindfulness, it's led by mental health professionals with extensive training in ...
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Hosted by Lauren Levy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19102
Join our 24-week virtual DBT Skills Group for Teens on Zoom, ideal if DBT therapy has been recommended for your teen. Covering Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Mindfulness, it's led by mental health professionals with extensive training in ...
(484) 559-6774 View (484) 559-6774
Women's Trauma Support Group - Spring 2024
This group is designed to provide both psychoeducation surrounding trauma and allow group members to process their experiences in a safe manner while creating connectivity in the community and move towards healing. The group is being offered virtually only at ...
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Hosted by Kristine M. Dolce
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19118
This group is designed to provide both psychoeducation surrounding trauma and allow group members to process their experiences in a safe manner while creating connectivity in the community and move towards healing. The group is being offered virtually only at ...
(215) 509-5167 View (215) 509-5167
Gaslighting, Betrayal Trauma, Narcissistic Abuse
This group is focused on support for those who are healing from the trauma of betrayal, domestic or narcissistic abuse, or intimate partner violence (including violent communication). Members will support each other and I will facilitate the group discussion by ...
Photo of Sara Johnson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by Sara Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19147
This group is focused on support for those who are healing from the trauma of betrayal, domestic or narcissistic abuse, or intimate partner violence (including violent communication). Members will support each other and I will facilitate the group discussion by ...
(215) 910-4075 View (215) 910-4075
Men's Trauma Support Group - Spring 2024
This group is designed to provide both psychoeducation surrounding trauma and allow group members to process their experiences in a safe manner while creating connectivity in the community and move towards healing. The group is being offered virtually only at ...
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Hosted by Kristine M. Dolce
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19118
This group is designed to provide both psychoeducation surrounding trauma and allow group members to process their experiences in a safe manner while creating connectivity in the community and move towards healing. The group is being offered virtually only at ...
(215) 509-5167 View (215) 509-5167
Modern Intervention Strategies
MIS is an online solution focused therapy practice helping people feel in control, confident and certain about their decisions to improve communication, relationships and overall quality of life. We work with teens, adults, couples and families dealing with anxiety, depression ...
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Hosted by Salome Saah, MS.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19147
MIS is an online solution focused therapy practice helping people feel in control, confident and certain about their decisions to improve communication, relationships and overall quality of life. We work with teens, adults, couples and families dealing with anxiety, depression ...
(267) 489-2785 View (267) 489-2785
DBT & Mindfulness Group
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of talk therapy designed to help individuals with mental health conditions learn how to understand and regulate their emotions. The goal is to encourage self-acceptance and improve interpersonal relationships through validation and behavior ...
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Hosted by The Nourished Nest Foundation
Treatment Center
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19122
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of talk therapy designed to help individuals with mental health conditions learn how to understand and regulate their emotions. The goal is to encourage self-acceptance and improve interpersonal relationships through validation and behavior ...
(267) 656-7411 View (267) 656-7411
Virtual DBT Program for PA Residents
Our DBT program includes individual components: Weekly individual therapy—This provides a space for you to explore all your thoughts and concerns in a one-on-one setting that’s uniquely devoted to your needs. Weekly skills training group—You and other members of the ...
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Hosted by DBT Program- Growth thru Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19146
Our DBT program includes individual components: Weekly individual therapy—This provides a space for you to explore all your thoughts and concerns in a one-on-one setting that’s uniquely devoted to your needs. Weekly skills training group—You and other members of the ...
(215) 607-2251 View (215) 607-2251
Trauma Recovery
Experiences of trauma often have many long-term impacts. Support your healing journey and grow in a community of survivors through this long-term process group for woman-identifying and gender non-conforming survivors. Through the creation of a safe, supportive, and collaborative space, ...
Hosted by Turning Leaf Therapy, LLC
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19106
Experiences of trauma often have many long-term impacts. Support your healing journey and grow in a community of survivors through this long-term process group for woman-identifying and gender non-conforming survivors. Through the creation of a safe, supportive, and collaborative space, ...
(267) 754-2809 View (267) 754-2809
CBT Group
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of mental health treatment used to help identify and change the negative thought patterns and behaviors that may contribute to a wide array of mental health issues. CBT is often used to treat ...
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Hosted by The Nourished Nest Foundation
Treatment Center
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19122
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of mental health treatment used to help identify and change the negative thought patterns and behaviors that may contribute to a wide array of mental health issues. CBT is often used to treat ...
(267) 656-7411 View (267) 656-7411
Adult DBT Skills Group
DBT Skills Group covers 4 Modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Groups are one hour weekly covering a six month duration and free for current clients of Bread and Roses Therapy.
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Hosted by 'aloe' Sarah Michelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Group meets in Philadelphia, PA 19123
DBT Skills Group covers 4 Modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Groups are one hour weekly covering a six month duration and free for current clients of Bread and Roses Therapy.
(215) 706-8905 View (215) 706-8905

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Women's Online Trauma Survivors Therapy Group
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. ...
Photo of Samantha Mathews, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by Samantha Mathews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
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

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Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.