Host: Ms. Renée St. Pierre, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19608
"Men’s Support Group - psycho educational and therapist facilitated group for men between the ages of 25-40. "
(610) 697-9554
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"Men’s Support Group - psycho educational and therapist facilitated group for men between the ages of 25-40. "
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Host: Caroline Culverhouse, MSS, LCSW, ERYT, CGP
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
"Please visit www.homepym.com for latest information on this online and in person 10 class group series for women interested in exploring the metaphysical and spiritual aspects of themselves in a safe, loving environment with other like-minded women. "
(610) 427-8979
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"Please visit www.homepym.com for latest information on this online and in person 10 class group series for women interested in exploring the metaphysical and spiritual aspects of themselves in a safe, loving environment with other like-minded women. "
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Host: Denise Heifer, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
"As you participate in the Empowerment Group experience, you will begin to benefit in the following ways: feeling that you are not alone in your challenges, discovering your own strength and resilience, deepening your relationship with your innate wisdom, guidance, ..."
(610) 850-9199
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Reading, PA 19606
"As you participate in the Empowerment Group experience, you will begin to benefit in the following ways: feeling that you are not alone in your challenges, discovering your own strength and resilience, deepening your relationship with your innate wisdom, guidance, ..."
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Host: Tara Elliot, MA, LPC, RYT
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
"Women to come together and continue their healing process through the use of experiential activities, movement, yoga, meditation, & psychoeducation. Tara takes a trauma-informed integrative approach incorporating mind, body, and spirit. For women who: desire to find their authentic voice, ..."
(610) 756-0896
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Reading, PA 19606
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"Women to come together and continue their healing process through the use of experiential activities, movement, yoga, meditation, & psychoeducation. Tara takes a trauma-informed integrative approach incorporating mind, body, and spirit. For women who: desire to find their authentic voice, ..."
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Host: Mrs. Amanda Hunter, LCSW, PMH-C, CCTP
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
"Virtual Pregnancy, Postpartum and Maternal Support Group. Free and open to all. Babies are welcome. Feel free to contact with any questions. "
(484) 706-9465
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Reading, PA 19606
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"Virtual Pregnancy, Postpartum and Maternal Support Group. Free and open to all. Babies are welcome. Feel free to contact with any questions. "
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Host: Dr. Ucheena Uzouwku, MD
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19608
"Optimum Care Counseling & Wellness Solutions provides confidential, client focused counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples, and families specializing in areas that include, but are not limited to: Autism, Anger Management, Panic Attack, Child Abuse, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, Couples ..."
(610) 624-4474
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Reading, PA 19608
"Optimum Care Counseling & Wellness Solutions provides confidential, client focused counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples, and families specializing in areas that include, but are not limited to: Autism, Anger Management, Panic Attack, Child Abuse, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, Couples ..."
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Host: Everlasting Wellness Llc, LCSW
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
"Free and Open Support Group for all moms. If you’re struggling with stress, need a support system, anxiety, depression, or anything else, this group is for you. Currently Virtual. Add yourself to Facebook Group Pennsylvania Maternal, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Support ..."
(610) 379-2041
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Reading, PA 19606
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"Free and Open Support Group for all moms. If you’re struggling with stress, need a support system, anxiety, depression, or anything else, this group is for you. Currently Virtual. Add yourself to Facebook Group Pennsylvania Maternal, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Support ..."
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Host: Everlasting Wellness Llc, LCSW
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
"“Growing Together”, a support group held by Georgia Charleston, providing support and resources for TEEN MOTHERS. This is a free and open virtual group for teen mother’s under 18 and will start Tuesday, April 20th at 6:00PM and every 3rd ..."
(610) 379-2041
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Reading, PA 19606
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"“Growing Together”, a support group held by Georgia Charleston, providing support and resources for TEEN MOTHERS. This is a free and open virtual group for teen mother’s under 18 and will start Tuesday, April 20th at 6:00PM and every 3rd ..."

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading 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.