Support Groups in Columbia, SC

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Foundations Family Life Counseling and Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Individuals that struggle with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and other challenges can find help and healing. Couples looking for couples counseling, communication skills, infidelity recovery, and much more can receive the care and compassion they deserve. Our team of highly ..."
(803) 310-2843
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Columbia, SC 29205
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LPC-Associate Supervision Groups
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS
Verified
Verified
"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
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Columbia, SC 29209
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Weekly Tween Empowerment Group (Ages 9-12)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPCA
Verified
Verified
"* Weekly Group for Tweens to become empowered in the areas of Stress Management, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Friendship Skills, Resiliency (Growth Mindset) and Boundaries. *Snacks and Materials are included. Spots are limited to (5) tween girls. The Empowerment Group ..."
(803) 310-2312
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29201
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Substance Abuse Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, CVE, LPCS, Candida
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29223
* Individuals * Couples * Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhDABD, MEd, LPC, MS, LBSW
Verified
Verified
(803) 274-6775
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29210
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First Saturday Supervision Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, Ed, D, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Working on your LPC? Need supervision hours? Looking to connect and network with your peers? Every 1st Saturday of the month, we meet to discuss all things mental health--staff clinical cases, current trends, diagnosing and treatment planning, interventions, private practice ..."
(803) 489-8718
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29223
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SC Integrative Health Care Association
PhD, MP, FSMII, FPPR, MAC
"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
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29201
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Foundations Family Life Counseling and Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Individuals that struggle with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and other challenges can find help and healing. Couples looking for couples counseling, communication skills, infidelity recovery, and much more can receive the care and compassion they deserve. Our team of highly ..."
(803) 814-6218
Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29205
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DBT Skills Training
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, CAC, MAC, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
"Learn the skills you need to navigate life! Reduce stress and misery and increase joy and happiness with DBT skills! We currently meet Tuesdays from 6-7 pm at 140 Stoneridge Dr Columbia. Call 803-413-7535 today for enrollment or further information. ..."
(803) 462-4658
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29210
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Speak To Your Pain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
(803) 258-6658
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29201
Not accepting new clients
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Parenting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, NCC, CCMHC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Active Parenting is a 6 week/2 hours per session weekly group/family/individual/c ouple. Active Parenting uses Adlerian theory of choices and consequences in order to raise children who are respectful, cooperative and can thrive in their world. Active Parenting uses "I" ..."
(803) 828-0199
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29201
Not accepting new clients
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Parenting Skills Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Are you looking for ways to promote positive behaviors in your child? Are you frustrated by your child's behavior? Would you like your child to learn more positive behavioral skills? The Psychology Services Center is offering a parenting skills class ..."
(803) 932-1458
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29205
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Against All Odds Fertility Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified
Verified
"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, ..."
(833) 538-0625
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29205
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Turning Point Behavioral Health Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29201
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Epworth Center for Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Verified
"Epworth Children’s Home opened Epworth Center for Counseling in August 2019. We serve the entire lifespan and individually tailor services based on client needs. We serve as a resource for schools, pediatrician offices, and other community agencies to reduce the ..."
(803) 310-2605
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29204
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Connect! Grow! Thrive!
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
(803) 770-4736
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29201
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Conflict resolution, Parenting, Domestic Violence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BSW, LPC, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29223
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Adolescent Trauma Group-Big T and little t
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This open-ended group will begin when a nucleus is identified. It will teach emtional self-regulation, how attachement theory is interwoven with trauma and anxiety recovery, assist adolescents in assessing their unique energy states, and identify their triggers, and safe and ..."
(803) 258-6489
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29229
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Yoga and Massage
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, VSP
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29201
Not accepting new clients
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Hope Bros. (Group Therapy for Black Men)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"Introducing Hope Bros. This eight week group has been designed for Black men seeking trauma-informed, anti-oppressive clinical support and therapy within a group format. We will target the reduction of symptoms associated with mood disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.) and stress ..."
(864) 412-0895
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Group meets in:
Columbia, SC 29250
Not accepting new clients


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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.