Support Groups in South Carolina

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Tapestry Counseling
At Tapestry Counseling we believe that in our search for happiness and meaning in life, we sometimes lose our way and our sense of hope. Life can present us with painful challenges, and we strive to meet you exactly where ...
Photo of Emily P Gilliam, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Emily P Gilliam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CRADC, MISAII
Verified Verified
Group meets in Greenville, SC 29609
At Tapestry Counseling we believe that in our search for happiness and meaning in life, we sometimes lose our way and our sense of hope. Life can present us with painful challenges, and we strive to meet you exactly where ...
(864) 319-0439 View (864) 319-0439
College Life - What Gives?
Coming in August, 2022! Are you a new college student who is a little worried about what life with be like away from home? Or maybe you're a sophomore moving off campus for the first time and know this semester ...
Photo of Keep Moving Forward, LLC, Psychologist in South Carolina
Hosted by Keep Moving Forward, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lexington, SC 29072
Coming in August, 2022! Are you a new college student who is a little worried about what life with be like away from home? Or maybe you're a sophomore moving off campus for the first time and know this semester ...
(803) 258-6256 View (803) 258-6256
Yoga
Corazon Holistic Health offers yoga and meditation Monday-Sunday in both group and private lessons. Check our website for more details at Corazonsc.com or drop in at 1631 Main St. Columbia SC
Photo of Melanie Peebles, Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Melanie Peebles
Counselor, EdS, LAC, LPC A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29201
Corazon Holistic Health offers yoga and meditation Monday-Sunday in both group and private lessons. Check our website for more details at Corazonsc.com or drop in at 1631 Main St. Columbia SC
(803) 258-6093 View (803) 258-6093
Anger Management, Parenting, Stress Reduction
Wellness Counseling Services, LLC offers various support groups in Florence, SC and Columbia, SC that focus on: Managing Anger, Stress Reduction, and Grief support groups. Please call or email to participate in Groups.
Photo of Dr. Aneta B Hopkins - Wellness Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Dr. Aneta B Hopkins - Wellness Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCS, LPC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Florence, SC 29501
Wellness Counseling Services, LLC offers various support groups in Florence, SC and Columbia, SC that focus on: Managing Anger, Stress Reduction, and Grief support groups. Please call or email to participate in Groups.
(843) 751-4256 View (843) 751-4256
First Responder Partner/Spouse Group
This is a 10 week therapy group for spouses/partners of first responders. The purpose of this group is to process the unique circumstances that first responder couples/families experience. This group also helps create a sense of community and support among ...
Photo of Kristin Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in South Carolina
Hosted by Kristin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Summerville, SC 29485
This is a 10 week therapy group for spouses/partners of first responders. The purpose of this group is to process the unique circumstances that first responder couples/families experience. This group also helps create a sense of community and support among ...
(843) 666-2858 View (843) 666-2858
Partners Groups
The Partner's Groups are support groups for those desiring to heal from the effects of infidelity, living with an intimacy disorder or a sex addict. These are structured groups, which involve helpful exercises and step studies. For more information about ...
Photo of Low Country Family Counseling, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Low Country Family Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bluffton, SC 29910
The Partner's Groups are support groups for those desiring to heal from the effects of infidelity, living with an intimacy disorder or a sex addict. These are structured groups, which involve helpful exercises and step studies. For more information about ...
(843) 970-1664 View (843) 970-1664
Beyond Body Image
Maybe you’re wondering why you’d join a group focusing on body image when relationship with our body can feel like one of the most private things we have. It takes a lot of courage to bring our inner thoughts and ...
Photo of Emily Z. Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Emily Z. Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Clemson, SC 29631
Maybe you’re wondering why you’d join a group focusing on body image when relationship with our body can feel like one of the most private things we have. It takes a lot of courage to bring our inner thoughts and ...
(864) 668-1132 View (864) 668-1132
EmpowerHER
EmpowerHER: Elevating Women, Transforming Lives. Our 3-month coaching program is uniquely designed for accomplished and intellectually curious women like Yvonne, seamlessly blending career success with authentic self-discovery. Through a curated blend of personalized coaching, expert insights, and a supportive community, ...
Photo of Dr. Marshanda Carter, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Dr. Marshanda Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fort Mill, SC 29715
EmpowerHER: Elevating Women, Transforming Lives. Our 3-month coaching program is uniquely designed for accomplished and intellectually curious women like Yvonne, seamlessly blending career success with authentic self-discovery. Through a curated blend of personalized coaching, expert insights, and a supportive community, ...
(803) 335-5106 View (803) 335-5106
Women's Empowerment Group
This group is for women that feel overwhelmed by work, taking care of family or life in general. Maybe a crisis has occurred in your life that you haven't been able to recover from. Do you feel alone and as ...
Photo of Chandra Mills, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Chandra Mills
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, AADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Greenville, SC 29601
This group is for women that feel overwhelmed by work, taking care of family or life in general. Maybe a crisis has occurred in your life that you haven't been able to recover from. Do you feel alone and as ...
(864) 365-3579 View (864) 365-3579
Parent/Child Event Series, Being Aware:
Parents will learn principles behind children's behavior and begin to adopt a more evolved mindset on how the ways we interact with our children- through our body language, tone of voice, choice of words and actions and how we listen- ...
Photo of Christi Solomon Zerega, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Christi Solomon Zerega
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, IINHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Parents will learn principles behind children's behavior and begin to adopt a more evolved mindset on how the ways we interact with our children- through our body language, tone of voice, choice of words and actions and how we listen- ...
(843) 806-0215 View (843) 806-0215
First Responder Spouse Support Group
Being a spouse of a first responder makes you a part of a unique community. This group will provide you an opportunity to share your experiences with others who have most likely had similar experiences. This group will also provide ...
Photo of Cansas Goller, Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Cansas Goller
Counselor, LPC, MRC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Beaufort, SC 29902
Being a spouse of a first responder makes you a part of a unique community. This group will provide you an opportunity to share your experiences with others who have most likely had similar experiences. This group will also provide ...
(843) 441-2317 View (843) 441-2317
LPC-A Clinical Supervision
LPC - Associates up to 12 Supervisees under LPCS Clinical Supervision. A maximum of 60 Clinical Supervision Group hours under guidelines of the SCLLR Board for Group Supervision. Only 6 Supervisees allowed in a group session. Individual Supervision up to ...
Photo of A Shepherd's Heart Counseling, Pastoral Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by A Shepherd's Heart Counseling
Pastoral Counselor, MA, LPC/S, LAC, MAC, AADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charleston, SC 29407
LPC - Associates up to 12 Supervisees under LPCS Clinical Supervision. A maximum of 60 Clinical Supervision Group hours under guidelines of the SCLLR Board for Group Supervision. Only 6 Supervisees allowed in a group session. Individual Supervision up to ...
(843) 536-1608 View (843) 536-1608
Parenting Anger Mgmt Court Ordered Individualized
Parenting Classes, Anger Management Classes, Depression Support, ADHD Support. All are individually designed and structured for your needs. Call today with any questions and to sign up. Classes for Teens and Adults
Photo of The Sonshine Exchange Lelia Denise McKay , Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by The Sonshine Exchange Lelia Denise McKay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Florence, SC 29501
Parenting Classes, Anger Management Classes, Depression Support, ADHD Support. All are individually designed and structured for your needs. Call today with any questions and to sign up. Classes for Teens and Adults
(843) 883-6620 View (843) 883-6620
Susan Tankersley Family Therapy, LLC
Healing is a unique journey; however, healing does not have to be a journey walked alone. Susan Tankersley Family Therapy has licensed mental health professionals waiting to walk along side of you.
Photo of Susan Tankersley, Marriage & Family Therapist in South Carolina
Hosted by Susan Tankersley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Healing is a unique journey; however, healing does not have to be a journey walked alone. Susan Tankersley Family Therapy has licensed mental health professionals waiting to walk along side of you.
(864) 438-3434 View (864) 438-3434
Beyond Body Image
We offer a 5 session Body Image Group led by our Eating Disorder + Body Image therapist, Emily Miller. You are worthy of a life beyond the confines of body hate and shame, and we want to help you on ...
Photo of Virginia Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Virginia Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Clemson, SC 29631
We offer a 5 session Body Image Group led by our Eating Disorder + Body Image therapist, Emily Miller. You are worthy of a life beyond the confines of body hate and shame, and we want to help you on ...
(864) 613-4128 View (864) 613-4128
Little Tree Psychological Services, LLC
Photo of Nan W Cooley, Psychologist in South Carolina
Hosted by Nan W Cooley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seneca, SC 29672
(864) 778-7883 View (864) 778-7883
Currently on Hiatus - Healthy You, Healthy Us
A women's 18+ group about establishing healthy boundaries, healthy communication, and healthy relationships to create positive changes in current and future relationships. Being able to say "No" is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself. Constantly ...
Photo of Sarah (Pregel) Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Sarah (Pregel) Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Simpsonville, SC 29681
A women's 18+ group about establishing healthy boundaries, healthy communication, and healthy relationships to create positive changes in current and future relationships. Being able to say "No" is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself. Constantly ...
(864) 568-0039 View (864) 568-0039
Autism Family Therapy
Skillssbuilding skills training Behavioral modification management parent training consultation services
Photo of Angels Mental Health Counseling Services ,LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Hosted by Angels Mental Health Counseling Services ,LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BA, C-ASDCS, CAIP, C-IMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Columbia, SC 29206
Skillssbuilding skills training Behavioral modification management parent training consultation services
(803) 741-5354 View (803) 741-5354
Tidewater Neuropsychology
Photo of Joy Wymer, Psychologist in South Carolina
Hosted by Joy Wymer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 412-0927 View (843) 412-0927
* 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

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in South Carolina?

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.