"This is a free support group which will be held to help those with anxiety manage their symptoms as our world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tuesday at 4pm group will be for adults and held using Zoom - ..."
"Supportive and psycho-educational group for women ages 21+ to learn learn positive coping skills as well as strategies to manage anxiety, stress, and depression. Support provided while exploring personal, family, and life transition issues in a confidential and safe environment. ..."
"Get your team of support in place to help you reach your daughter in a way that opens her heart and mind to you. Finally make room for yourself, minus the guilt. Our virtual circle of support and empowerment cheers ..."
"I assist with groups for adoptive and foster parents and guardians of fostered and adopted children, every other Wednesday evening from 6PM-7:30PM (EST). Groups for adopted and fostered children are also provided. RSVP by the Monday before each group to ..."
"CW019847 I believe that any person is able to reach recovery from their mental health issues unique to each person. No matter the challenges someone may be facing I do my best to help them find ways to reach the ..."
"This online video chat group is for men and women struggling with any addictive or compulsive behavior. Members will have an opportunity to share their experiences in recovery, receive support and feedback from others, and learn helpful tools to maintain ..."
"I'm looking to start a clinical supervision group for those pursuing LCSW/LPC licensure in PA to start in January 2022. I have over 50 hours of training and 7 years experience providing supervision to students pursing Master degrees or those ..."
"These sessions are designed to help individuals who are working towards eating disorder recovery and need help with exposure to certain foods and a weekly schedule. In these sessions you will focus cooking meals and trying them in session. You ..."
"Incorporated in 2011, Matthew J. Mauriello, MA, P.C. (DBA "The Mauriello Group") is a professional corporation that specializes in the practice of behavioral healthcare services in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. "
"Addiction & Psychological Therapy is primarily a mental health outpatient program with a drug and alcohol component. We provide multiple therapists who accept a wide variety of insurance. The therapist treat most mental health disorders ranging from: ADD, OCD, Separation ..."
"Would you like to approach your life with more optimistic energy and feel supported in making positive changes? I am starting a group with members who would like to encourage and support each other in this. We will be using ..."
"A group designed to support the recovery process for individuals with an eating disorder who are discharging from higher level of care, or those seeking a safe space to connect with others on the path to recovery. "
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
West Chester 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 West Chester 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 West Chester 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 West Chester 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 West Chester 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.