Depression Support Groups in Nashville, TN

Online RO-DBT Skills Group
PSYCHe PLLC hosts a once weekly online RO-DBT Skills Group on Wednesdays (5:00-6:30pm CST). Enrollment is open now! RO-DBT is a treatment for those struggling with overcontrolled behavior and emotional loneliness. Disorders of overcontrol include chronic depression, anxiety disorders, Anorexia ...
Photo of Sally Roesch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Hosted by Sally Roesch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37215
PSYCHe PLLC hosts a once weekly online RO-DBT Skills Group on Wednesdays (5:00-6:30pm CST). Enrollment is open now! RO-DBT is a treatment for those struggling with overcontrolled behavior and emotional loneliness. Disorders of overcontrol include chronic depression, anxiety disorders, Anorexia ...
(615) 240-2841 View (615) 240-2841
Experiential Therapeutic Group
The goal of group is to facilitate growth, healing, and self-development in a safe space through sharing your own experiences and building relationships with likeminded people in our community. It is designed to support individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, ...
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Hosted by Jiffy Dahlgren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37203
The goal of group is to facilitate growth, healing, and self-development in a safe space through sharing your own experiences and building relationships with likeminded people in our community. It is designed to support individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, ...
(615) 229-6844 View (615) 229-6844
Educate, Equip,, Embrace to Empower
The purpose of this psychoeducational group is to empower a group of disabled individuals by providing accurate, positive philosophy. Members will learn to embrace their characteristics and uniqueness to realize that disabilities do not limit them from pursuing goals, dreams, ...
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Hosted by James Alan Boehm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37209
The purpose of this psychoeducational group is to empower a group of disabled individuals by providing accurate, positive philosophy. Members will learn to embrace their characteristics and uniqueness to realize that disabilities do not limit them from pursuing goals, dreams, ...
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Bariatric Support
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Hosted by Mara Fleischer
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 454-9247 View (615) 454-9247
On Your Mind Counseling, LLC
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Hosted by Kevin Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 802-5798 View (615) 802-5798
Women's Therapy Process Group by Cille and Marlow
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Hosted by Olivia Oakley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 560-7745 View (615) 560-7745
Teen Girls Weekly Group
Group to include mindfulness, skills for communication, healthy coping, decision making and managing extreme emotions as well as our relationships with technology/social media. Groups will include experiential activities such as outdoor activities, yoga, art, music as traditional processing with professional ...
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Hosted by Mary Ann Sokolowski
Counselor, LPC-MHS, M Ed
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37203
Group to include mindfulness, skills for communication, healthy coping, decision making and managing extreme emotions as well as our relationships with technology/social media. Groups will include experiential activities such as outdoor activities, yoga, art, music as traditional processing with professional ...
(615) 682-9072 View (615) 682-9072
Expressive Arts + Community Health = Well Being
Expressive arts group integrated with process therapy, yoga and meditation drawing from a person centered and humanistic approach. Dance movement, poetry, music, storytelling and visual arts are used to facilitate imagination, discovery and growth. This group is specifically designed to ...
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Hosted by KBR Serenity Mind, Body Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37206
Expressive arts group integrated with process therapy, yoga and meditation drawing from a person centered and humanistic approach. Dance movement, poetry, music, storytelling and visual arts are used to facilitate imagination, discovery and growth. This group is specifically designed to ...
(615) 492-3396 View (615) 492-3396
Talking Together
The Talking Together Group becomes a microcosm of life, as members discuss their own unique issues and learn more about their interactions with others, hence, learning more about themselves. By gaining and giving support, listening and responding to others, agreeing ...
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Hosted by Beth Barnard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37205
The Talking Together Group becomes a microcosm of life, as members discuss their own unique issues and learn more about their interactions with others, hence, learning more about themselves. By gaining and giving support, listening and responding to others, agreeing ...
(615) 807-0935 View (615) 807-0935
Menopause Support Group
Menopause is not just hot flashes. The hormonal (and sometimes situational, midlife-related) mental health problems can be just as debilitating. The increased anxiety (especially health anxiety), panic attacks, depression and anger make it even harder for women to be their ...
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Hosted by Edina Kishonthy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37203
Menopause is not just hot flashes. The hormonal (and sometimes situational, midlife-related) mental health problems can be just as debilitating. The increased anxiety (especially health anxiety), panic attacks, depression and anger make it even harder for women to be their ...
(615) 257-9375 View (615) 257-9375
Healthcare Workers Support Group
For Healthcare workers dealing with the stress of their jobs, particularly post-Covid. This will be an open group so folks can come and go according to their schedules. We ask you to please sign up using the form below so ...
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Hosted by Christine Wolf
TLMFT, MedFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37204
For Healthcare workers dealing with the stress of their jobs, particularly post-Covid. This will be an open group so folks can come and go according to their schedules. We ask you to please sign up using the form below so ...
(615) 845-5951 View (615) 845-5951
CBT for Depression
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Hosted by Mara Fleischer
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 454-9247 View (615) 454-9247
Interpersonal Process Group
Group therapy is an excellent opportunity to experience tremendous personal growth in a supportive environment with individuals struggling with similar difficulties. When individuals' problems center on interpersonal issues, group therapy may be the preferred mode of treatment, which would provide ...
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Hosted by Daniel Goldstein
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37212
Group therapy is an excellent opportunity to experience tremendous personal growth in a supportive environment with individuals struggling with similar difficulties. When individuals' problems center on interpersonal issues, group therapy may be the preferred mode of treatment, which would provide ...
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Grief and Loss Support Group
This is a process and support group for adults experiencing grief and loss. While grief is a natural part of the healing process after a loss, it can be painful and difficult to move forward on your own. Sharing the ...
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Hosted by Kyra Rane Weyenberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, TLMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37212
This is a process and support group for adults experiencing grief and loss. While grief is a natural part of the healing process after a loss, it can be painful and difficult to move forward on your own. Sharing the ...
(615) 558-8548 View (615) 558-8548
DBT Group
Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT helps you learn how to accept yourself and your life as it is, while also figuring out how to change the things that aren’t working for you. It’s like a toolkit for dealing with tough ...
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Hosted by Amy Narusas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37204
Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT helps you learn how to accept yourself and your life as it is, while also figuring out how to change the things that aren’t working for you. It’s like a toolkit for dealing with tough ...
(615) 454-9914 View (615) 454-9914
Smith Behavioral Health and Wellness
Our mission at Smith Behavioral Health and Wellness is to provide exceptional care by addressing the whole person and promoting a healthy lifestyle integrating all of the dimensions of wellness (physical, spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, occupational, environmental, and financial).
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Hosted by Smith Behavioral Health and Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37203
Our mission at Smith Behavioral Health and Wellness is to provide exceptional care by addressing the whole person and promoting a healthy lifestyle integrating all of the dimensions of wellness (physical, spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, occupational, environmental, and financial).
(615) 863-1691 View (615) 863-1691
First Friday Virtual Art & Mindfulness Workshop
Are you thinking about starting a regular mindfulness practice? Maybe you've heard about the benefits, and you've tried the apps and recordings. But you're finding it hard to sit still and truly connect to the practice. HeartSpace Wellness Studio Art ...
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Hosted by Catherine Harris
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, RYT 200
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37215
Are you thinking about starting a regular mindfulness practice? Maybe you've heard about the benefits, and you've tried the apps and recordings. But you're finding it hard to sit still and truly connect to the practice. HeartSpace Wellness Studio Art ...
(615) 265-6116 View (615) 265-6116
Linehan Board Certified™ Adult DBT Skills Group
Thursday Online Adult DBT Skills Group (4:30-6:00pm CST) is led weekly by PSYCHe’s Owner and DBT Linehan Board Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist™, Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D. Each group lasts 90 minutes, once a week. Groups cover specific skills to increase mindfulness, ...
Photo of Stephanie Hathcock Vaughn, Psychologist in Nashville, TN
Hosted by Stephanie Hathcock Vaughn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37215
Thursday Online Adult DBT Skills Group (4:30-6:00pm CST) is led weekly by PSYCHe’s Owner and DBT Linehan Board Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist™, Stephanie Vaughn, Psy.D. Each group lasts 90 minutes, once a week. Groups cover specific skills to increase mindfulness, ...
(615) 745-1019 View (615) 745-1019
Adult DBT group Online
Online DBT groups for Adults offered on Wednesdays. DBT Group focuses on training skills that are helpful for managing overwhelming emotions, getting through a crisis without making it worse, setting boundaries and asking for what you want, changing self talk ...
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Hosted by Diana Partington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37212
Online DBT groups for Adults offered on Wednesdays. DBT Group focuses on training skills that are helpful for managing overwhelming emotions, getting through a crisis without making it worse, setting boundaries and asking for what you want, changing self talk ...
(615) 205-4476 View (615) 205-4476
Online RO-DBT Skills Group
PSYCHe PLLC hosts a once weekly online RO-DBT Skills Group on Wednesdays (5:00-6:30pm CST). Enrollment is open now! RO-DBT is a treatment for those struggling with overcontrolled behavior and emotional loneliness. Disorders of overcontrol include chronic depression, anxiety disorders, Anorexia ...
Photo of PSYCHe, PLLC, Treatment Center in Nashville, TN
Hosted by PSYCHe, PLLC
Treatment Center, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Nashville, TN 37215
PSYCHe PLLC hosts a once weekly online RO-DBT Skills Group on Wednesdays (5:00-6:30pm CST). Enrollment is open now! RO-DBT is a treatment for those struggling with overcontrolled behavior and emotional loneliness. Disorders of overcontrol include chronic depression, anxiety disorders, Anorexia ...
(615) 933-2637 View (615) 933-2637

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Depression Support Groups

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.