Support Groups in Washington County, PA

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This is an 8 week therapeutic support group for individuals wanting to learn body based techniques to improve their coping skills associated with anxiety, depression and chronic stress. Many people benefit from additional techniques to talk therapy, known in the ...
Hosted by Christina Pucel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Monongahela, PA 15063
This is an 8 week therapeutic support group for individuals wanting to learn body based techniques to improve their coping skills associated with anxiety, depression and chronic stress. Many people benefit from additional techniques to talk therapy, known in the ...
(724) 972-4894 View (724) 972-4894
Associates in Counseling & Wellness, LLC is offering a group therapy program for adolescents interested in improving skills to cope and deal with peer relationships & self esteem. This skills / process group will address four key areas for adolescents ...
Hosted by Elizabeth Ventura
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in McMurray, PA 15317
Associates in Counseling & Wellness, LLC is offering a group therapy program for adolescents interested in improving skills to cope and deal with peer relationships & self esteem. This skills / process group will address four key areas for adolescents ...
(412) 339-2018 View (412) 339-2018
Promoting Your Spiritual Development & Growth
Hosted by Leza Vivio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSTIP, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Strabane, PA 15363
Promoting Your Spiritual Development & Growth
(724) 607-8157 View (724) 607-8157
Disordered eating patterns effect a lot of individuals, many suffer in silence. This group is intended to provide a safe place to discuss your eating patterns, to obtain your voice and be heard and to heal from the underlying issues ...
Hosted by Rachel Anne Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, QCSW, DCSW, CFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Venetia, PA 15367
Disordered eating patterns effect a lot of individuals, many suffer in silence. This group is intended to provide a safe place to discuss your eating patterns, to obtain your voice and be heard and to heal from the underlying issues ...
(724) 361-8956 View (724) 361-8956
Starting August 2023 Virtual Anger Management Counseling. Do you struggle with handing your anger? Is it causing problems in your relationships and daily interactions? We are here to help. We are now offering Virtual Group Sessions to support individuals with ...
Hosted by Pioneer Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, EdD, PMHNP, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, PA 15301
Starting August 2023 Virtual Anger Management Counseling. Do you struggle with handing your anger? Is it causing problems in your relationships and daily interactions? We are here to help. We are now offering Virtual Group Sessions to support individuals with ...
(724) 885-3195 View (724) 885-3195
This is a 12 week confidential group developed for those struggling with explosive and persistent anger, or impulse control issues in intimate relationships. Our anger management groups meet the requirements of any referring court system, or agency. In addition, those ...
Hosted by Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleroi, PA 15022
This is a 12 week confidential group developed for those struggling with explosive and persistent anger, or impulse control issues in intimate relationships. Our anger management groups meet the requirements of any referring court system, or agency. In addition, those ...
(724) 558-8028 View (724) 558-8028
This is a 12 week confidential group developed for those struggling with explosive and persistent anger, or impulse control issues in intimate relationships. Our anger management groups meet the requirements of any referring court system, or agency. In addition, those ...
Hosted by Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Washington, PA 15301
This is a 12 week confidential group developed for those struggling with explosive and persistent anger, or impulse control issues in intimate relationships. Our anger management groups meet the requirements of any referring court system, or agency. In addition, those ...
(724) 472-4157 View (724) 472-4157
This is a 12 week confidential group developed for those struggling with explosive and persistent anger, or impulse control issues in intimate relationships. Our anger management groups meet the requirements of any referring court system, or agency. In addition, those ...
Hosted by Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in McDonald, PA 15057
This is a 12 week confidential group developed for those struggling with explosive and persistent anger, or impulse control issues in intimate relationships. Our anger management groups meet the requirements of any referring court system, or agency. In addition, those ...
(724) 270-3201 View (724) 270-3201
Communication -- we should all be able to express how we feel but often times we can't or don't know how to. Come and learn the benefits of effective communication!
Hosted by Rachel Anne Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, QCSW, DCSW, CFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Venetia, PA 15367
Communication -- we should all be able to express how we feel but often times we can't or don't know how to. Come and learn the benefits of effective communication!
(724) 361-8956 View (724) 361-8956
March 12-15, 2020. Coming Home To Self: An Integrative Trauma Recovery Program is designed to assist participants in Body, Mind and Spirit by: Letting go of the trauma that is mentally, physically and emotionally trapped in the body; Returning their ...
Hosted by Kimberly June
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMT, CST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Eighty Four, PA 15330
March 12-15, 2020. Coming Home To Self: An Integrative Trauma Recovery Program is designed to assist participants in Body, Mind and Spirit by: Letting go of the trauma that is mentally, physically and emotionally trapped in the body; Returning their ...
(724) 359-0802 View (724) 359-0802
Come and learn how to manage your anger and aggression. Learn the cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral responses many people experience; develop an anger control plan and gain the insight to manage your feelings and reactions.
Hosted by Rachel Anne Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, QCSW, DCSW, CFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Venetia, PA 15367
Come and learn how to manage your anger and aggression. Learn the cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral responses many people experience; develop an anger control plan and gain the insight to manage your feelings and reactions.
(724) 361-8956 View (724) 361-8956

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Washington 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.