Support Groups in Aberdeen, SD

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Men's Domestic Violence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified
"This group is design for men who have been court ordered to complete a approved domestic violence treatment program. "
(605) 937-8099 
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Group meets in:
Aberdeen, SD 57401
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Depression/Anxiety reduction Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MH, NCC, LPC, QMHP
Verified
"This group is designed for individuals who suffer from depression/anxiety. The focus of this group is to is designed to educate and explore clinical depression/anxiety. The client will learn more effective ways to treat their depression/anxiety and regulate difficult emotions, ..."
(605) 884-9808 
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Group meets in:
Aberdeen, SD 57401
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Adolescent Self Injury Recovery Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MH, NCC, LPC, QMHP
Verified
"This group is designed for adolescents who are non-suicidal and self-injuring. The focus of this group is to is designed to enhance the adolescents capacity to experience and regulate difficult emotions, promote strategies to interrupt negative thinking and increase the ..."
(605) 884-9808 
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Group meets in:
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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Photo of Jerry P. Feist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Aberdeen, SD
Men's Domestic Violence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-MH, QMHP
Verified
"This group is design for men who have been court ordered to complete a approved domestic violence treatment program. "
(605) 937-8099 
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Group meets in:
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Photo of Heidie J Holmstrom, Licensed Professional Counselor in Aberdeen, SD
Depression/Anxiety reduction Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MH, NCC, LPC, QMHP
Verified
"This group is designed for individuals who suffer from depression/anxiety. The focus of this group is to is designed to educate and explore clinical depression/anxiety. The client will learn more effective ways to treat their depression/anxiety and regulate difficult emotions, ..."
(605) 884-9808 
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Group meets in:
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Photo of Heidie J Holmstrom, Licensed Professional Counselor in Aberdeen, SD
Adolescent Self Injury Recovery Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MH, NCC, LPC, QMHP
Verified
"This group is designed for adolescents who are non-suicidal and self-injuring. The focus of this group is to is designed to enhance the adolescents capacity to experience and regulate difficult emotions, promote strategies to interrupt negative thinking and increase the ..."
(605) 884-9808 
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Group meets in:
Aberdeen, SD 57401


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