Support Groups in Pittsburgh, PA

Embrace Uncertainty: ACT for OCD
Only a few spots remain! Do you find yourself stuck in thought loops? Do you have a hard time resisting compulsive behaviors? If so, this group is for you! This group will focus on developing skills to deal with symptoms ...
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Hosted by Bethany Kregiel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Only a few spots remain! Do you find yourself stuck in thought loops? Do you have a hard time resisting compulsive behaviors? If so, this group is for you! This group will focus on developing skills to deal with symptoms ...
(412) 516-3197 View (412) 516-3197
heArts at Every Size
A creative & expressive arts group for fat, plus-size, and bigger bodies. This group is not restricted to certain genders or sexualities. We will uproot diet culture, challenge notions of health and beauty, and explore our relationships with our bodies ...
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Hosted by Outside the Lines Creative & Relational Therapies
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MMT, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15218
A creative & expressive arts group for fat, plus-size, and bigger bodies. This group is not restricted to certain genders or sexualities. We will uproot diet culture, challenge notions of health and beauty, and explore our relationships with our bodies ...
(412) 293-0570 View (412) 293-0570
Keeping It REAL --Vision for BIPOC men
This program seeks to address the social concerns and issues MEN of color, especially inner-city black and brown men, are facing a myriad of problems and obstacles that are real and perceived and where these problems lead to violence, drug ...
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Hosted by R.E.A.L. Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EMDR, CAADC, DNMS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15233
This program seeks to address the social concerns and issues MEN of color, especially inner-city black and brown men, are facing a myriad of problems and obstacles that are real and perceived and where these problems lead to violence, drug ...
(412) 219-5955 View (412) 219-5955
LPC Group Supervision
Group consultation towards the PA LPC license with up to 4 supervisees, provided via doxy.me.
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Hosted by Diane Elliot McHirella
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Group consultation towards the PA LPC license with up to 4 supervisees, provided via doxy.me.
(412) 328-2929 View (412) 328-2929
Between Us
'Between Us' is an interpersonal process group in which people share and connect with others in a small group. An interpersonal process group can be a powerful tool for self-understanding and transformation, especially regarding ways of relating to others that ...
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Hosted by Daniel Gruner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15222
'Between Us' is an interpersonal process group in which people share and connect with others in a small group. An interpersonal process group can be a powerful tool for self-understanding and transformation, especially regarding ways of relating to others that ...
(412) 207-3740 View (412) 207-3740
Mixed Gender Adult Psychotherapy Group
I have a long-term, adult psychotherapy group which meets on Tuesday evenings. The group met online from March 2020 - May 2023 and now meets in person. There are occasionally openings for this group.
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Hosted by Rita G Drapkin
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I have a long-term, adult psychotherapy group which meets on Tuesday evenings. The group met online from March 2020 - May 2023 and now meets in person. There are occasionally openings for this group.
(724) 359-2749 View (724) 359-2749
Creating Connection
An interpersonal process group for adult individuals living with dissociative disorders related to CPTSD
Photo of Brandi Gurcak, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Brandi Gurcak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
An interpersonal process group for adult individuals living with dissociative disorders related to CPTSD
(412) 844-5814 View (412) 844-5814
Carole Kunkle-Miller, PhD and Associates
In an atmosphere of mutual trust, sensitive issues are explored confidentially with our licenced psychologists, counselors, and social workers. We provide psychotherapy services for children, adolescence, adults, and geriatric persons in the Pittsburgh area. Care is coordinated with your doctor ...
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Hosted by Richard K Miller
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15241
In an atmosphere of mutual trust, sensitive issues are explored confidentially with our licenced psychologists, counselors, and social workers. We provide psychotherapy services for children, adolescence, adults, and geriatric persons in the Pittsburgh area. Care is coordinated with your doctor ...
(412) 339-1987 View (412) 339-1987
Adult DBT Skills Group
**Not taking waitlist applications at this time** Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment method that helps individuals cope with stress, manage intense emotions, decrease impulsive behaviors, and increase positive interpersonal interactions. DBT core skills training consists of 4 ...
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Hosted by Brecken Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15232
**Not taking waitlist applications at this time** Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment method that helps individuals cope with stress, manage intense emotions, decrease impulsive behaviors, and increase positive interpersonal interactions. DBT core skills training consists of 4 ...
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Strong Foundations Psychological Associates
We are a group of highly trained and carefully selected psychologists and therapists. At Strong Foundations our goal is provide excellent mental health care within an emphatic, supportive, and individualized therapeutic relationship.
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Hosted by Elizabeth Reitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15228
We are a group of highly trained and carefully selected psychologists and therapists. At Strong Foundations our goal is provide excellent mental health care within an emphatic, supportive, and individualized therapeutic relationship.
(412) 419-3197 View (412) 419-3197
Awakening the Light Body Meditation Group
Please see my website for a detailed description of this life changing meditation group. The next group begins in September 2020 and meets weekly for 6 months. Space is limited to 6 participants.
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Hosted by Kimberly June
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMT, CST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Please see my website for a detailed description of this life changing meditation group. The next group begins in September 2020 and meets weekly for 6 months. Space is limited to 6 participants.
(724) 359-0802 View (724) 359-0802
Surviving Grief and Loss
Death is often overwhelming and debilitating to survivors. The pain is real whether it is a parent, significant other, child, friend or a family pet. This group explores the stages of grief and shared experiences in the process. Also developed ...
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Hosted by James (Jay) A McGuire
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Death is often overwhelming and debilitating to survivors. The pain is real whether it is a parent, significant other, child, friend or a family pet. This group explores the stages of grief and shared experiences in the process. Also developed ...
(412) 760-7680 View (412) 760-7680
Wives of Sexual Addicts
Currently, this group is not being offered. This is a therapy group for wives struggling to cope with their husband's sexual indiscretions, sexual addiction, pornography, multiple affairs, sexting, etc. We use a workbook with a focus on trauma resolution and ...
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Hosted by Kathleen A Brenckle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Currently, this group is not being offered. This is a therapy group for wives struggling to cope with their husband's sexual indiscretions, sexual addiction, pornography, multiple affairs, sexting, etc. We use a workbook with a focus on trauma resolution and ...
(724) 479-7929 View (724) 479-7929
Neurospicy Queers
8 week VIRTUAL psychoeducation and process group group for neurodivergent (ADHD, ASD) and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Each week we will have a different topic to discuss and process. Individuals can explore their own identity and increase their understanding of being neurodivergent ...
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Hosted by G Hoffer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15220
8 week VIRTUAL psychoeducation and process group group for neurodivergent (ADHD, ASD) and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Each week we will have a different topic to discuss and process. Individuals can explore their own identity and increase their understanding of being neurodivergent ...
(412) 339-1787 View (412) 339-1787
Support Group 2020
Our world is in a state of constant flux, with the COVID-19 pandemic, mass uprisings, and natural disasters happening all around us. Virtually hosted by Professional Counselors, this group aims to address mental health issues related to current issues while ...
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Hosted by Compassionate Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Our world is in a state of constant flux, with the COVID-19 pandemic, mass uprisings, and natural disasters happening all around us. Virtually hosted by Professional Counselors, this group aims to address mental health issues related to current issues while ...
(878) 205-2102 View (878) 205-2102
Intensive Outpatient Step Down
Are you leaving a medical setting after intensive outpatient treatment? This is a weekly group program to help individuals better manage the transition from IOP in a structured, supportive environment.
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Hosted by Kate Rudd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Are you leaving a medical setting after intensive outpatient treatment? This is a weekly group program to help individuals better manage the transition from IOP in a structured, supportive environment.
(412) 900-8251 View (412) 900-8251
Knight Psychological Services, LLC
Photo of Sarah Marie Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
Hosted by Sarah Marie Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, MA, LPC, CFRC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(878) 213-4746 View (878) 213-4746
Stress Management for Professionals
If you are a professional that is feeling overwhelmed, this is the group fro you. You are respected at work, contribute so much to your company & have a great reputation. In the eyes of others, you are a success! ...
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Hosted by Makin Wellness
Counselor, MSEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you are a professional that is feeling overwhelmed, this is the group fro you. You are respected at work, contribute so much to your company & have a great reputation. In the eyes of others, you are a success! ...
(412) 844-2959 View (412) 844-2959
West Penn Hospital Grief & Loss Evening Group
This group occurs once a month on the second Monday of each month. It is open to anyone who is suffering from grief, loss, and bereavement, and it is free of charge. This group meets from 7pm-8:30pm in the Karen ...
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Hosted by Ryan J. King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15224
This group occurs once a month on the second Monday of each month. It is open to anyone who is suffering from grief, loss, and bereavement, and it is free of charge. This group meets from 7pm-8:30pm in the Karen ...
(878) 645-3546 View (878) 645-3546
Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
This group is for adult cisgendered males who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or trauma. It focuses on understanding the impact of abuse on themselves and their loved ones. The group provides a safe space for men to tell their ...
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Hosted by DeMarquis Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pittsburgh, PA 15218
This group is for adult cisgendered males who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or trauma. It focuses on understanding the impact of abuse on themselves and their loved ones. The group provides a safe space for men to tell their ...
(412) 435-1347 View (412) 435-1347

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Pittsburgh?

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.