Support Groups in Reading, PA

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Mind Matters, Counseling services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Group of Psychologists, LCSW, and LPC's. "
(610) 621-5127
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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19609
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Postpartum Therapeutic Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C, R-PLC
Verified
Verified
"This weekly group will blend therapeutic support with education and skills to help you during your postpartum period with a certified perinatal specialist. This group is a safe and therapeutic space connecting birthing parents on the shared experiences of the ..."
(484) 558-2688
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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19605
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Women's Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Women's Therapy Support Group - psycho educational/therapist facilitated group for women. (CURRENTLY ON HOLD- please inquire if interested. Taking clients for the next group. Will start again when we have enough). "
(610) 697-9554
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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19608
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Out of the Blue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
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Women's Sacred Circle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, ERYT, CGP
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
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Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"DBT Skill Training Groups are for clients who would like to cope more effectively with intense emotions, addictive behaviors, and/or relationship struggles. DBT Skills are taught to maximaze healthy ways to manage painful emotions. During groups, you have the opportunity ..."
(484) 668-1504
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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19605
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Optimum Care Counceling & Wellness Solutions LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
"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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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19608
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Women's Psychotherapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
Not accepting new clients
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Out of the Blue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
Not accepting new clients
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Empowerment Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
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DBT Skills Group
LPC Intern
Verified
Verified
"This is a 10-week group where we review core skills from the core DBT modules. This is psychoeducational as well as applied, as we provide opportunities for practice and mastery of skills taught. "
(610) 228-0788
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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19608
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Emotional Intelligence Group for Adolescents
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C, R-PLC
Verified
Verified
"Your child will grow in the following areas: Understanding triggers Emotions Body signals Coping skills Communication skills Problem-solving strategies Conflict resolution. "
(484) 558-2688
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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19605

More Groups Nearby

Photo of Julia A Gartner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reading, PA
Mind Matters, Counseling services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Group of Psychologists, LCSW, and LPC's. "
(610) 621-5127
View
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19609
Photo of Hillary Aponte-Chimelis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reading, PA
Postpartum Therapeutic Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C, R-PLC
Verified
Verified
"This weekly group will blend therapeutic support with education and skills to help you during your postpartum period with a certified perinatal specialist. This group is a safe and therapeutic space connecting birthing parents on the shared experiences of the ..."
(484) 558-2688
View
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19605
Photo of St. Pierre Professional Counseling LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reading, PA
Women's Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Women's Therapy Support Group - psycho educational/therapist facilitated group for women. (CURRENTLY ON HOLD- please inquire if interested. Taking clients for the next group. Will start again when we have enough). "
(610) 697-9554
View
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19608
Photo of Everlasting Wellness LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Reading, PA
Out of the Blue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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
View
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
Photo of Caroline Culverhouse, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Reading, PA
Women's Sacred Circle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, ERYT, CGP
Verified
Verified
"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
View
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606
Photo of Zaida E Guadalupe Sánchez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reading, PA
Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"DBT Skill Training Groups are for clients who would like to cope more effectively with intense emotions, addictive behaviors, and/or relationship struggles. DBT Skills are taught to maximaze healthy ways to manage painful emotions. During groups, you have the opportunity ..."
(484) 668-1504
View
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19605
Photo of Ucheena Uzouwku, Psychiatrist in Reading, PA
Optimum Care Counceling & Wellness Solutions LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
"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
View
Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19608
Photo of Tara Elliot, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reading, PA
Women's Psychotherapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Reading, PA 19606

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.