Support Groups in Jefferson County, TN

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Photo of David G Pittman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Jefferson County, TN
Licensure Supervision Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, LMFT
Verified
"Providing Licensure Supervision Group in addition to individual supervision. Both group and individual supervision aimed at helping supervisees improve themselves as therapists and as persons. Supervisees can expect to grow as a therapist with increased knowledge, confidence in therapeutic skills ..."
(865) 240-2201 
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Group meets in:
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Photo of Ricky Varney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, TN
Still Waters Counseling Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
(865) 375-8524 
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Group meets in:
Jefferson City, TN 37760
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Photo of Alisha L Cobb, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, TN
Licensure Supervision (LPc mhsp)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, LPC, MHSP
Verified
"Alisha L Cobb, MSC, LPC-MHSP – Clinical Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counseling and Mental Health Service Provider Designation. Becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is a long but rewarding journey as it takes years to complete. Typically you will need ..."
(865) 776-6761 
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Group meets in:
Jefferson City, TN 37760
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Photo of Stacey Guthrie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson County, TN
Ladies' Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, MHSP, NCC, ACS
Verified
"Adult women supporting each other as they raise children after a divorce or separation. "
(865) 344-2363 
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Group meets in:
Dandridge, TN 37725
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County 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.