Teen Support Groups in Franklin, TN

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Teen Girls Anxiety & Self Worth Group
Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Verified
"This small, intimate group is for anxious high school girls who are ready to go from feeling down and bad about themselves to happy and confident in who they are, without hating the process. This group will help her feel ..."
(931) 299-2899
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37067
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Adolescent DBT-Teen (Franklin)
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified
Verified
"DBT skills group led by comprehensively trained DBT therapists. "
(615) 745-1066
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064

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Photo of Cody Higgs, Counselor in Franklin, TN
Teen Girls Anxiety & Self Worth Group
Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Verified
"This small, intimate group is for anxious high school girls who are ready to go from feeling down and bad about themselves to happy and confident in who they are, without hating the process. This group will help her feel ..."
(931) 299-2899
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37067
Photo of The Village of Kairos, Psychologist in Franklin, TN
Adolescent DBT-Teen (Franklin)
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified
Verified
"DBT skills group led by comprehensively trained DBT therapists. "
(615) 745-1066
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Crystal R. Owens, Licensed Professional Counselor in Franklin, TN
Anxiety Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Verified
"This will be a 6-week, 1-hour virtual group designed to explain the impact of anxiety, teach teens how to recognize the slow and steady increase of anxious thinking, and demonstrate ways to cope with the avoidance that often comes with ..."
(615) 763-4328
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
Not accepting new clients
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"8-session group helping teens to develop a personal mindfulness practice in order to improve stress management, increase focus and attention, and enjoy life more! - Date and Time listed are for High School Group, Middle School group meets on Wednesdays ..."
(615) 861-8136
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
Photo of Sophia Barringhaus, Pre-Licensed Professional in Franklin, TN
Teen Girl Group Therapy-Virtual Groups & In-person
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, LPCtemp
Verified
Verified
"For teen girls that are ready to ditch feeling anxious and become confident and connected. Group will: Improve her mood and learn effective coping strategies that help her better navigate difficult emotions without her shutting down, missing school, and withdrawing ..."
(615) 640-3831
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
Photo of Hannah Grisham, Pre-Licensed Professional in Franklin, TN
Teen Girl Group Therapy & Pre-Teen Group Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Our groups focus on building healthy copings skills, practicing communication and relational building with peers, and providing a space for validation and acceptance. We often use art, music, or other expressive therapies to make our groups fun and interactive. Our ..."
(615) 802-6533
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
Photo of Christine Finnegan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Franklin, TN
LGBTQ+ Support Group for Teens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, NCC, MT-BC
Verified
Verified
"This is a supportive group for adolescents that are exploring their full authentic identity, including their sexuality and/or gender identity. This group seeks to develop a sense of community for teens, in knowing that there are other people that share ..."
(615) 265-6574
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
Photo of Anslie Ruckman, Pre-Licensed Professional in Franklin, TN
LGBTQ+ Support Group for Teens
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
"This is a supportive group for adolescents that are exploring their full authentic identity, including their sexuality and/or gender identity. This group seeks to develop a sense of community for teens, in knowing that there are other people that share ..."
(615) 378-3719
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
Photo of Vanessa Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Franklin, TN
Teen Girl Group Therapy & Pre-Teen Group Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, MT-BC
Verified
Verified
"Our groups focus on building healthy copings skills, practicing communication and relational building with peers, and providing a space for validation and acceptance. We often use art, music, or other expressive therapies to make our groups fun and interactive. Our ..."
(615) 258-5557
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Teen Processing Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
Verified
"Being a teenager in the Williamson County School system is incredibly stressful. Adolescent girls are having to balance countless hours of homework every night, manage high expectations to get straight A's, worry daily about finding ways to create a competitive ..."
(615) 392-6496
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
Photo of Christine Finnegan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Franklin, TN
Teen Girl Group Therapy & Pre-Teen Group Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, NCC, MT-BC
Verified
Verified
"Our groups focus on building healthy copings skills, practicing communication and relational building with peers, and providing a space for validation and acceptance. We often use art, music, or other expressive therapies to make our groups fun and interactive. Our ..."
(615) 265-6574
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
Photo of Rick Underwood Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Franklin, TN
Male Adolescent Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP, NCC, SATP
Verified
Verified
"This group is designed for male adolescents to learn more about themselves and how to navigate the relationship with others. The group format facilitated by Dr. Underwood allows for structured conversations and modeling of processing anger, frustration, and feelings of ..."
(615) 601-3537
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Social Skills Training for ASD Teens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"“Expressions” is a therapeutic social skills training program focusing on self-discovery and friendship. ASD teens are paired up with mainstream peers in interactive activities designed to improve their ability to build and maintain friendships, as well as respond appropriately in ..."
(615) 257-9375
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Group meets in:
Brentwood, TN 37027


Teen Support Groups

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.




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