Support Groups in Columbia, SC

SC Integrative Health Care Association
Purpose: To Promote the Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care by: (1) promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare; (2) support the improvement of integrated care models for primary care and behavioral health ...
Hosted by Dr. Jerome Comprehensive Health & Family Services
PhD, MP, FSMII, FPPR, MAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29201
Purpose: To Promote the Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care by: (1) promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare; (2) support the improvement of integrated care models for primary care and behavioral health ...
(803) 859-4667 View (803) 859-4667
Yoga and Massage
Corazon Holistic Health offers yoga and meditation Monday-Saturday in both group and private lessons. Corazon additionally offers Massage Therapy appointments. Check our website for more details at Corazonsc.com
Hosted by Cynthia N Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, VSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29201
Corazon Holistic Health offers yoga and meditation Monday-Saturday in both group and private lessons. Corazon additionally offers Massage Therapy appointments. Check our website for more details at Corazonsc.com
(803) 368-6448 View (803) 368-6448
Palliative Arts Therapy
Hosted by Chayah Stoneberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, MS, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 676-1871 View (803) 676-1871
Grief Support
We all experience loss at some point in our lives. If you have struggled with grieving the loss of a loved one, a job, or relationship, join Vision Counseling for a six-week support group as we focus on navigating through ...
Hosted by Megan Middleton
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29223
We all experience loss at some point in our lives. If you have struggled with grieving the loss of a loved one, a job, or relationship, join Vision Counseling for a six-week support group as we focus on navigating through ...
(803) 784-4946 View (803) 784-4946
Parenting and Anger Managment
Hosted by Jessica Pena-Cabana
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, PsyD, CSC, NFCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 223-7621 View (803) 223-7621
Anger Management
The Anger Management Group Treatment Model is a combined Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions. Participants draw on these different interventions to develop individualized anger control plans.
Hosted by Present Path Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS-C, CAMSII, MBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29223
The Anger Management Group Treatment Model is a combined Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions. Participants draw on these different interventions to develop individualized anger control plans.
(803) 902-3858 View (803) 902-3858
Coffee with Counselors
This group is for Therapists in Columbia, SC looking to make connections with other Therapists in the area, obtain resources and tools, as well as work as a peer supervision group. We are currently meeting virtually through Zoom as needed. ...
Hosted by Dr. Ashley Waddington
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LPCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29205
This group is for Therapists in Columbia, SC looking to make connections with other Therapists in the area, obtain resources and tools, as well as work as a peer supervision group. We are currently meeting virtually through Zoom as needed. ...
(803) 212-0341 View (803) 212-0341
Conflict resolution, Parenting
Conflict Resolution: the methods and processes involved in facilitating the peaceful ending of conflict. Psycho-social education: points toward solutions for individual who have challenges in interacting with the social environment. Parenting model: is a course that can be followed to ...
Hosted by The Ultimate Choice Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BSW, LPC, LPCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29223
Conflict Resolution: the methods and processes involved in facilitating the peaceful ending of conflict. Psycho-social education: points toward solutions for individual who have challenges in interacting with the social environment. Parenting model: is a course that can be followed to ...
(803) 636-8940 View (803) 636-8940
Group Supervision for LISW Candidates
Clinical Supervision Group meets for two hours online on selected Saturday mornings. Supportive peer group that discusses clinical topics, professional development, and ways to build intervention skills. Cost-effective way ($35/hr) to meet Board of Social Work Examiners' requirements.
Hosted by Michelle Trask
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29201
Clinical Supervision Group meets for two hours online on selected Saturday mornings. Supportive peer group that discusses clinical topics, professional development, and ways to build intervention skills. Cost-effective way ($35/hr) to meet Board of Social Work Examiners' requirements.
(803) 380-8983 View (803) 380-8983
Coping - Various Topics (on-line only)
I rotate between anxiety, stress, depression, grief, conflict resolution, anger and how they affect suicidal ideations. Let's learn from each other and talk through these struggles. Check my website for weekly schedule. www.BetterDecisionsBetter Health.com. REGISTER AT LEAST A DAY BEFORE ...
Hosted by Bertha Y Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29229
I rotate between anxiety, stress, depression, grief, conflict resolution, anger and how they affect suicidal ideations. Let's learn from each other and talk through these struggles. Check my website for weekly schedule. www.BetterDecisionsBetter Health.com. REGISTER AT LEAST A DAY BEFORE ...
(803) 599-2023 View (803) 599-2023
* Individuals * Couples * Group
Hosted by Pansy Lavonne Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhDABD, MEd, LPC, MS, LBSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 274-6775 View (803) 274-6775
Turning Point Behavioral Health Services LLC
Turning Point Behavioral Health Services staff members are currently treating and evaluating individuals with psychiatric and psychological disorders. Whatsmore, as an effort to respond to the opiate addiction crisis facing our nation Turning Point also provides substance abuse treatment through ...
Hosted by Shaka Abdul Moustafa-I
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29201
Turning Point Behavioral Health Services staff members are currently treating and evaluating individuals with psychiatric and psychological disorders. Whatsmore, as an effort to respond to the opiate addiction crisis facing our nation Turning Point also provides substance abuse treatment through ...
(803) 291-5378 View (803) 291-5378
Be Well Group Counseling $10
Join our Mental Health Group Counseling sessions, designed to provide a supportive and confidential environment for individuals seeking to improve their emotional well-being. Led by experienced licensed therapists, our group offers a safe space to share experiences, learn coping strategies, ...
Hosted by Josetta Cobb (Paragon Wellness)
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29223
Join our Mental Health Group Counseling sessions, designed to provide a supportive and confidential environment for individuals seeking to improve their emotional well-being. Led by experienced licensed therapists, our group offers a safe space to share experiences, learn coping strategies, ...
(803) 887-2734 View (803) 887-2734
Substance Abuse Counseling Group
Different than your average AA or NA self-help group session. Vision focuses on identifying relapse triggers, identifying what's normal, and communication skills.
Hosted by Chaddrick L Middleton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, CVE, LPCS, Candida
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29223
Different than your average AA or NA self-help group session. Vision focuses on identifying relapse triggers, identifying what's normal, and communication skills.
(803) 610-4116 View (803) 610-4116
LPC-Associate Supervision Groups
Limited spots available. LPC-Associates can attend to obtain 4 supervision hours. Topics vary from case studies to treatment modalities/techniques to practice management, etc.
Hosted by Beaumont Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29209
Limited spots available. LPC-Associates can attend to obtain 4 supervision hours. Topics vary from case studies to treatment modalities/techniques to practice management, etc.
(803) 825-4230 View (803) 825-4230
Teen Adoptees
In this adoptees-only space, we will discuss topics such as identity, relationships, talking about adoption, and more. We will engage in creative projects, gain skills and empowerment, and acknowledge the everyday importance of adoptee-identity in our lives.
Hosted by Carolyn Abrahamzon
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29229
In this adoptees-only space, we will discuss topics such as identity, relationships, talking about adoption, and more. We will engage in creative projects, gain skills and empowerment, and acknowledge the everyday importance of adoptee-identity in our lives.
(540) 306-5844 View (540) 306-5844
Omega Psychiatric Solutions, LLC
Small female owned practice that provides both medication management and counseling services.
Hosted by Omega Psychiatric Solutions, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29203
Small female owned practice that provides both medication management and counseling services.
(803) 941-5517 View (803) 941-5517
Against All Odds Fertility Support Group
Against All Odds Fertility Support Group exists to provide a safe space for individuals who seek support from peers who share similar experiences due to infertility. This support group was created to develop a community of support that provides resources, ...
Hosted by Carolyn English
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29205
Against All Odds Fertility Support Group exists to provide a safe space for individuals who seek support from peers who share similar experiences due to infertility. This support group was created to develop a community of support that provides resources, ...
(803) 882-2118 View (803) 882-2118
Better Days Counseling Services
Hosted by Valarie Reese
MS, EdS, LPES, NCSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 291-4775 View (803) 291-4775
Removing the Cape: Overcoming Superwoman Syndrome
This group is committed to providing a safe space for women to explore and confront the pressures of perfectionism, self-sacrifice, and unreasonable expectations that are commonly associated with Superwoman Syndrome. Through shared experiences, mutual support, and practical solutions, participants can ...
Hosted by Jasmine Funn
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29205
This group is committed to providing a safe space for women to explore and confront the pressures of perfectionism, self-sacrifice, and unreasonable expectations that are commonly associated with Superwoman Syndrome. Through shared experiences, mutual support, and practical solutions, participants can ...
(803) 408-4854 View (803) 408-4854

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Columbia?

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.