Support Groups in Charleston, SC

Lgbtqia+ Religious Trauma Group
GROUP THAT HAS NOT BEGUN YET. Please email your interest. This group will be focused on creating support for experiences of "othering" and religious trauma from past experiences such as negative experiences with coming out, and religious trauma specifically from ...
Hosted by Rachael Danforth Yearick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
GROUP THAT HAS NOT BEGUN YET. Please email your interest. This group will be focused on creating support for experiences of "othering" and religious trauma from past experiences such as negative experiences with coming out, and religious trauma specifically from ...
(843) 259-2812 View (843) 259-2812
Anchors of Hope Counseling Center, LLC
Hosted by Jacquie Atkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 905-3932 View (843) 905-3932
Relapse Prevention Group
Small peer support group led by a licensed addictions counselor. All stages of recovery welcome. Meets Tuesdays from 12:30- 1:30pm
Hosted by Barrier Islands Psychiatry
MD, LISW-CP, LPC, TMS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
Small peer support group led by a licensed addictions counselor. All stages of recovery welcome. Meets Tuesdays from 12:30- 1:30pm
(843) 489-8567 View (843) 489-8567
Life Skills, Creative Writing and College Bound
Offered from June 8-August 18 teaching valuable life skills to children and teens needing real world survival tools.
Hosted by West Ashley Counseling Associates, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LPC-S, LAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
Offered from June 8-August 18 teaching valuable life skills to children and teens needing real world survival tools.
(843) 376-6842 View (843) 376-6842
Anchors of Hope Counseling Center, LLC
Located in Charleston, SC, Anchors of Hope Counseling Center is a collection of therapists who have come together with a shared vision for supporting the mental health needs of families, couples, and individuals in the Lowcountry. While our counseling center ...
Hosted by Ryan O'Farrell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29414
Located in Charleston, SC, Anchors of Hope Counseling Center is a collection of therapists who have come together with a shared vision for supporting the mental health needs of families, couples, and individuals in the Lowcountry. While our counseling center ...
(843) 874-8107 View (843) 874-8107
Mindfulness 101
Beginning August 2022. Email Contact@LandrieEthredge.c om to apply.
Hosted by Landrie Ethredge Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29412
Beginning August 2022. Email Contact@LandrieEthredge.c om to apply.
(843) 287-9199 View (843) 287-9199
Psychotherapy Charleston
Hosted by Emily F. Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 212-6007 View (843) 212-6007
Psychotherapy Charleston
Hosted by Madeline Fellabom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 459-7157 View (843) 459-7157
Perinatal Anxiety Tools Group
These groups are for women who are battling anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. Led by one of our counselors, the group members will learn cognitive and behavioral tools to reduce stress and anxiety.
Hosted by Steadfast Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
These groups are for women who are battling anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. Led by one of our counselors, the group members will learn cognitive and behavioral tools to reduce stress and anxiety.
(803) 710-7464 View (803) 710-7464
Mindful Yoga-Based ACT Therapy Group
Group therapy offers a safe support system for individuals seeking to explore and grow from their challenging experiences. This virtual group for adults (18+) led by Dr. Ashley Bullock is an immersive group therapy program based on Acceptance and Commitment ...
Hosted by Ashley Bullock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29412
Group therapy offers a safe support system for individuals seeking to explore and grow from their challenging experiences. This virtual group for adults (18+) led by Dr. Ashley Bullock is an immersive group therapy program based on Acceptance and Commitment ...
(843) 427-3563 View (843) 427-3563
Adult DBT Skills Group
(www.cdbta.com). This is an adult Skills Group providing instruction in Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills over a 6-month period with weekly 2 hour meetings. Mindfulness skills for increasing awareness of the present moment to decrease destructive ...
Hosted by Kristi Galloway
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
(www.cdbta.com). This is an adult Skills Group providing instruction in Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills over a 6-month period with weekly 2 hour meetings. Mindfulness skills for increasing awareness of the present moment to decrease destructive ...
(843) 310-6092 View (843) 310-6092
LAC Supervision
Group Supervision for LACs working towards licensure as an LPC in SC.
Hosted by Ciri Colee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MDiv, LPC, LPCS, AADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29401
Group Supervision for LACs working towards licensure as an LPC in SC.
(843) 814-3348 View (843) 814-3348
Charleston Fibromyalgia Advocacy Group
The Fibromyalgia High Noon group in Charleston, SC is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia High Noon ...
Hosted by Charleston Ketamine Center
Treatment Center, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29401
The Fibromyalgia High Noon group in Charleston, SC is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia High Noon ...
(843) 790-6929 View (843) 790-6929
Psychotherapy Charleston
Private practice
Hosted by Samantha Rukavina
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29403
Private practice
(843) 279-5745 View (843) 279-5745
Collaborative Recovery Process Group
This group is for motivated individuals in early recovery, sustained recovery, seeking support and connection while addressing barriers to recovery. The groups objectives include uncovering barriers, increasing emotional intelligence, learn and effectively apply healthy coping skills and define a personalized ...
Hosted by Abby Foster, Two Wolves Collaborative
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, MAC, CPSS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
This group is for motivated individuals in early recovery, sustained recovery, seeking support and connection while addressing barriers to recovery. The groups objectives include uncovering barriers, increasing emotional intelligence, learn and effectively apply healthy coping skills and define a personalized ...
(843) 896-2814 View (843) 896-2814
Charleston DBT Associates https://www.cdbta.com/
DBT has four primary modes of treatment delivery. At Charleston DBT associates we strive to offer treatment adherent to the model developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD at the University of Washington. This includes weekly individual therapy sessions, weekly skills group, ...
Hosted by Whitney J Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
DBT has four primary modes of treatment delivery. At Charleston DBT associates we strive to offer treatment adherent to the model developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD at the University of Washington. This includes weekly individual therapy sessions, weekly skills group, ...
(843) 885-9407 View (843) 885-9407
Morning DBT Group
The Morning group is for people who are tapering off their medications. Our motto is "Skills before Pills". Groups are 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for 24-30 sessions (7.5-8 weeks)
Hosted by The Middle Path at Barrier Island
Treatment Center, LISW-CP, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
The Morning group is for people who are tapering off their medications. Our motto is "Skills before Pills". Groups are 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for 24-30 sessions (7.5-8 weeks)
(843) 281-7189 View (843) 281-7189
Women Empowering Women
This insight oriented Psychotherapy group will focus on showing up to a safe and nonjudgmental environment. There will be plenty of talking and exploring feelings as well as creative, experiential exercises, deep relaxation and guided imagery. The first group will ...
Hosted by Laura Sabatini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29401
This insight oriented Psychotherapy group will focus on showing up to a safe and nonjudgmental environment. There will be plenty of talking and exploring feelings as well as creative, experiential exercises, deep relaxation and guided imagery. The first group will ...
(843) 491-0342 View (843) 491-0342
Genuine Life Counseling
Individual and couples counseling
Hosted by Nannette E. Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
Individual and couples counseling
(843) 396-2897 View (843) 396-2897
Healing Codependency and Relationship Trauma
Whether you are seeking sobriety or seeking sanity, addressing relationship trauma and codependence is not only for those dealing with sobriety. If you find yourself choosing the same "type" of partner, or facing similar issues in many of your relationships ...
Hosted by Therapeutics Anonymous
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29414
Whether you are seeking sobriety or seeking sanity, addressing relationship trauma and codependence is not only for those dealing with sobriety. If you find yourself choosing the same "type" of partner, or facing similar issues in many of your relationships ...
(843) 427-3684 View (843) 427-3684

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Charleston?

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.