Host: Ms. Patty Davis, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19119
"In this 6 week session, we will identify practical ways to help you get through this difficult time. Stress reduction techniques, ways to take care of yourself, and health/ wellness concerns in addition to the other concerns will be addressed.The ..."
(215) 391-1781
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19119
"In this 6 week session, we will identify practical ways to help you get through this difficult time. Stress reduction techniques, ways to take care of yourself, and health/ wellness concerns in addition to the other concerns will be addressed.The ..."
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Host: Ms. Lisa L Broadrup, MS, LPC
Group meets in:
Exton, PA 19341
"In-person anxiety group for adults starting in mid-May, I will be running groups to help clients cope with anxiety. These groups can offer a safe and comforting environment for those struggling with several types of anxiety such as generalized anxiety, ..."
(484) 696-1446
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Group meets in:
Exton, PA 19341
"In-person anxiety group for adults starting in mid-May, I will be running groups to help clients cope with anxiety. These groups can offer a safe and comforting environment for those struggling with several types of anxiety such as generalized anxiety, ..."
Host: Dr. Margaret Mary Christopher, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Group meets in:
Monroeville, PA 15146
"Children learn leadership skills, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills and emotional regulation and management in a group setting through discussion, enjoyable group activities, and the the group's development of a musical event that is presented to senior citizens each year. ..."
(724) 227-0660
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Group meets in:
Monroeville, PA 15146
"Children learn leadership skills, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills and emotional regulation and management in a group setting through discussion, enjoyable group activities, and the the group's development of a musical event that is presented to senior citizens each year. ..."
Photo of Wendy M McSparren, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Wendy M McSparren, LCSW, BCD
Group meets in:
Murrysville, PA 15668
"Helping & Healing Therapy: Our clinicians have a vast wealth of experience using this model when treating Anxiety and Depression. By treating anxiety and depression using this model we offer hope by focusing the thought process, developing coping strategies, new ..."
(724) 580-4315
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Group meets in:
Murrysville, PA 15668
"Helping & Healing Therapy: Our clinicians have a vast wealth of experience using this model when treating Anxiety and Depression. By treating anxiety and depression using this model we offer hope by focusing the thought process, developing coping strategies, new ..."
Photo of Karolina Lazarov, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mrs. Karolina Lazarov, LPC, LBS, MS, MA
Group meets in:
Wayne, PA 19087
"Mothers Support Group is designed for all moms who transition to the new role as a parent. Even if you are not a first -time mom, you may struggle with common parenting obstacles and developmental challenges. Come and meet other ..."
(267) 915-6026
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Group meets in:
Wayne, PA 19087
"Mothers Support Group is designed for all moms who transition to the new role as a parent. Even if you are not a first -time mom, you may struggle with common parenting obstacles and developmental challenges. Come and meet other ..."
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Host: Dr. William J Heran, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LPC
Group meets in:
Media, PA 19063
"In early and sustained recovery, women often need to address and receive emotional support for a variety of concerns. These are concerns that can be especially profound and transformative to a woman's self-esteem, trauma history, relationships, sexuality, ethnicity, and effects ..."
(215) 240-4043
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Group meets in:
Media, PA 19063
"In early and sustained recovery, women often need to address and receive emotional support for a variety of concerns. These are concerns that can be especially profound and transformative to a woman's self-esteem, trauma history, relationships, sexuality, ethnicity, and effects ..."
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Host: Dr. Patricia M Constantinian, PsyD
Group meets in:
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
"Today's environment is made up of powerful structures and messages that make food addiction, metabolic imbalance, and increased body mass the "default position", accompanied by a decrease in life satisfaction. While we cannot affect the food and lifestyle ecology we ..."
(267) 633-3098
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Group meets in:
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
"Today's environment is made up of powerful structures and messages that make food addiction, metabolic imbalance, and increased body mass the "default position", accompanied by a decrease in life satisfaction. While we cannot affect the food and lifestyle ecology we ..."
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Host: Stephanie Dowling, MA
Group meets in:
Exton, PA 19341
"Each week we focus on basic spiritual principles, such as Surrender, Hope, Faith, Courage, Integrity, Forgiveness... Practice Conscious Connection as you Explore, Experience and Express Who You Really Are and Who You Would Like to Become. Through discussion, manipulatives, meditations ..."
(484) 873-4639
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Group meets in:
Exton, PA 19341
"Each week we focus on basic spiritual principles, such as Surrender, Hope, Faith, Courage, Integrity, Forgiveness... Practice Conscious Connection as you Explore, Experience and Express Who You Really Are and Who You Would Like to Become. Through discussion, manipulatives, meditations ..."
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Host: Mrs. Jane Back, LCSW, LMSW, MSW
Group meets in:
Southampton, PA 18966
"At North Star Counseling we are conscious of clients in their totality; we take an integrative approach to healing the mind. Ultimately, we seek to heal by helping our clients to break free from destructive behaviors and enjoy a new ..."
(215) 960-9389
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Group meets in:
Southampton, PA 18966
"At North Star Counseling we are conscious of clients in their totality; we take an integrative approach to healing the mind. Ultimately, we seek to heal by helping our clients to break free from destructive behaviors and enjoy a new ..."
Photo of Amelie Yang Custer (Sheherhers), Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Amelie Yang Custer (Sheherhers), LPC, NCC, MPhilEd, MSEd
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"This group aims to support and empower women/female-identifying individuals through a combination of education and skills training around trauma and stressors specific to females. We will learn and have open discussions about the basic biological effects of trauma and the ..."
(267) 592-3863
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"This group aims to support and empower women/female-identifying individuals through a combination of education and skills training around trauma and stressors specific to females. We will learn and have open discussions about the basic biological effects of trauma and the ..."
Photo of Elizabeth Ventura, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Dr. Elizabeth Ventura, PhD, LPC, NCC
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
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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 ..."
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Host: Ms. Amanda Gigante, LSW, MSW, MSS, RYT-200, CPRP
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19106
"Life After Being with a Narcissist is a women's support group for individuals healing from the confusion and pain of being close to a narcissist. In this space, we will honor all perceptions and work to hear each other's personal ..."
(267) 668-2994
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19106
"Life After Being with a Narcissist is a women's support group for individuals healing from the confusion and pain of being close to a narcissist. In this space, we will honor all perceptions and work to hear each other's personal ..."
Photo of Johanna Kulp, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Johanna Kulp, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Narberth, PA 19072
"Through a confidential and therapeutic environment, women (ages 18 and above) can explore their own emotional needs and barriers in the recovery process. Group topics include a focus on coping skills for recovery, utilizing supports, body image, and stress management. "
(610) 810-1492
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Group meets in:
Narberth, PA 19072
"Through a confidential and therapeutic environment, women (ages 18 and above) can explore their own emotional needs and barriers in the recovery process. Group topics include a focus on coping skills for recovery, utilizing supports, body image, and stress management. "
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Host: Dr. William Morgan, PsyD
Group meets in:
Paoli, PA 19301
"This group focuses on overcoming anxiety. "
(610) 644-8182
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Group meets in:
Paoli, PA 19301
"This group focuses on overcoming anxiety. "
Photo of Heather L Vargo LCSW owner of Life Guidance Assoc., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mrs. Heather L Vargo, LCSW
Group meets in:
Paoli, PA 19301
"Bi-weekly Wednesdays @ 5:15 "
(484) 209-0422
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Group meets in:
Paoli, PA 19301
"Bi-weekly Wednesdays @ 5:15 "
Photo of Emotional Wellness LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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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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, ..."
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Host: Ms. Janice Lynn Lawrence, MA, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Lancaster, PA 17603
"Co-occurring group therapy will offer a strong support network for individuals in recovery struggling with mental health issues as well substance use disorders. Treatment will allow clients to address their unique relapse triggers, such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, attention ..."
(717) 885-9543
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Group meets in:
Lancaster, PA 17603
"Co-occurring group therapy will offer a strong support network for individuals in recovery struggling with mental health issues as well substance use disorders. Treatment will allow clients to address their unique relapse triggers, such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, attention ..."
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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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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 ..."
Photo of Jill Corvino, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mrs. Jill Corvino, NCC, LPC
Group meets in:
Lancaster, PA 17601
"If you are in need of supervision hours for state licensure please call for availability (717) 537-1640 "
(717) 537-1640
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Group meets in:
Lancaster, PA 17601
"If you are in need of supervision hours for state licensure please call for availability (717) 537-1640 "
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Host: Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Lubow, PhD, LPC, MT-BC
Group meets in:
Quakertown, PA 18951
"This is a group addressing how we hurt ourselves by displacing our emotional problems on our bodies. Participants must be ready to move beyond their self-harming behaviors. We discuss how self-harming behaviors are addictive because they were 'adapted' for dealing ..."
(267) 261-9987
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Group meets in:
Quakertown, PA 18951
"This is a group addressing how we hurt ourselves by displacing our emotional problems on our bodies. Participants must be ready to move beyond their self-harming behaviors. We discuss how self-harming behaviors are addictive because they were 'adapted' for dealing ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Pennsylvania 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.