Host: Miss. Jacqueline Swietochowski, ATR
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60641
"Join other survivors of sexual trauma in exploring your unique creative process. Build coping and resiliency with mind-body tools, visual art, and creative self-expression. You may choose to engage in performance as therapy by sharing a creative representation of your ..."
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"Join other survivors of sexual trauma in exploring your unique creative process. Build coping and resiliency with mind-body tools, visual art, and creative self-expression. You may choose to engage in performance as therapy by sharing a creative representation of your ..."
Host: Mrs. Jacqueline Allen, LCPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60640
"What wounds are you carrying, and where do these live in your mind and body? How can you tap into your brain's innate healing power to process the past and move forward? In Mending Together, Jacqueline will lead a group ..."
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"What wounds are you carrying, and where do these live in your mind and body? How can you tap into your brain's innate healing power to process the past and move forward? In Mending Together, Jacqueline will lead a group ..."
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Host: Mrs. Reenee M Jackson-Hill, BCBA, MA
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60655
"Children's Advocate Social skills groups are small groups (typically two to ten participants) led by an adult who teaches & counsels the kids how to interact appropriately with others. They can also be useful in teaching kids to control their ..."
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"Children's Advocate Social skills groups are small groups (typically two to ten participants) led by an adult who teaches & counsels the kids how to interact appropriately with others. They can also be useful in teaching kids to control their ..."
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Host: Dr. Josiah Miller, PsyD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
"Starting this fall, the practice will be providing a process-oriented trauma therapy group that uses feminist, liberation, and critical psychology theories to explore the injustices in our lives and the ways in which we can empower ourselves and the people ..."
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Chicago, IL 60618
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"Starting this fall, the practice will be providing a process-oriented trauma therapy group that uses feminist, liberation, and critical psychology theories to explore the injustices in our lives and the ways in which we can empower ourselves and the people ..."
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Host: Sarah Vassileff, MA
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
"Confidence and Skill-building Process Group for Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Designed for the woman with a history of emotional, physical, and/or sexual trauma. Process-oriented group therapy, blending trauma-informed, interpersonal, and cognitive-restructuring concepts to help women cope meaningfully ..."
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"Confidence and Skill-building Process Group for Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Designed for the woman with a history of emotional, physical, and/or sexual trauma. Process-oriented group therapy, blending trauma-informed, interpersonal, and cognitive-restructuring concepts to help women cope meaningfully ..."
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Host: Miss. Trashona Fowler, QMHP
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60620
"This group provides individuals with an intimate space to connect with each other based on trauma experiences and general life experiences. This weekly group will provide data supported by evidence of Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills modules to include Mindfulness, Distress ..."
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Chicago, IL 60620
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"This group provides individuals with an intimate space to connect with each other based on trauma experiences and general life experiences. This weekly group will provide data supported by evidence of Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills modules to include Mindfulness, Distress ..."
Host: Ms. Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60641
"Join other survivors of sexual trauma in exploring your unique creative process. Build coping and resiliency with mind-body tools, visual art, and creative self-expression. You may choose to engage in performance as therapy by sharing a creative representation of your ..."
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"Join other survivors of sexual trauma in exploring your unique creative process. Build coping and resiliency with mind-body tools, visual art, and creative self-expression. You may choose to engage in performance as therapy by sharing a creative representation of your ..."
Host: Ms. Christi Chatman, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60604
"If you have been a victim of trauma or abuse, you know that moving forward and finding healing can feel unpredictable and lonely. Overcoming the past and moving forward takes time, community, and resources. Women’s Trauma & Abuse Group is ..."
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Chicago, IL 60604
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"If you have been a victim of trauma or abuse, you know that moving forward and finding healing can feel unpredictable and lonely. Overcoming the past and moving forward takes time, community, and resources. Women’s Trauma & Abuse Group is ..."
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Host: Dr. Samantha Gehr, PsyD
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60601
"This is a long-term, open process group for female survivors of sexual trauma that incorporates some skill-building, grounding techniques, and body-centered interventions when appropriate. Participants can expect to 1) Discuss their experiences with other women who understand 2) Hear other ..."
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Chicago, IL 60601
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"This is a long-term, open process group for female survivors of sexual trauma that incorporates some skill-building, grounding techniques, and body-centered interventions when appropriate. Participants can expect to 1) Discuss their experiences with other women who understand 2) Hear other ..."
Host: Ashton Crain, MA, NCC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Gain psychological insights about mental health, relationships, & work dynamics through group therapy with other female identifying professionals. Facilitated by Anne Carter, LCSW, CADC and Ashton Crain, MA, NCC - Virtually held every Tuesday at 7:30am-8:45am. Insurance accepted. "
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Chicago, IL 60602
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"Gain psychological insights about mental health, relationships, & work dynamics through group therapy with other female identifying professionals. Facilitated by Anne Carter, LCSW, CADC and Ashton Crain, MA, NCC - Virtually held every Tuesday at 7:30am-8:45am. Insurance accepted. "
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Host: Ms. Lauren McBride, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60605
"Our mission is to provide culturally informed therapy treatment to individuals seeking to heal from past experiences to live productive and fulfilled lives. Although we welcome all, we specialize in serving the Black community, individuals of the LGBTQIA+ community, and ..."
(872) 204-2152
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Chicago, IL 60605
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"Our mission is to provide culturally informed therapy treatment to individuals seeking to heal from past experiences to live productive and fulfilled lives. Although we welcome all, we specialize in serving the Black community, individuals of the LGBTQIA+ community, and ..."
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Host: Dr. Kellie Rice, PsyD, CGP, CHHIMP
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60602
"Group Psychotherapy focused on the treatment of eating disorders through recovery, mindfulness & coping skills. Group also appropriate for women who have experienced traumatic or less than nurturing relationships. "
(312) 487-3526
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Chicago, IL 60602
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"Group Psychotherapy focused on the treatment of eating disorders through recovery, mindfulness & coping skills. Group also appropriate for women who have experienced traumatic or less than nurturing relationships. "
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Host: Wioleta Koziol, LCSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
"At Koziol Therapy and Coaching, we are currently offering 3 groups: 1) Trauma Process Group for Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence ($50.00 or insurance), 2) Support Group for Non-Binary/Transgender Individuals ($40.00 or insurance), and 3) Support Group for BIPOC ..."
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Chicago, IL 60618
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"At Koziol Therapy and Coaching, we are currently offering 3 groups: 1) Trauma Process Group for Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence ($50.00 or insurance), 2) Support Group for Non-Binary/Transgender Individuals ($40.00 or insurance), and 3) Support Group for BIPOC ..."
Host: Holly Chuang, MA, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60622
"This group will serve as a space for young professionals living alone or feeling lonely to build social supports and connect over the shared experience of feeling stuck in their job or in meeting new people. Every group will begin ..."
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Chicago, IL 60622
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"This group will serve as a space for young professionals living alone or feeling lonely to build social supports and connect over the shared experience of feeling stuck in their job or in meeting new people. Every group will begin ..."
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Host: Mr. Jason T Best, LCSW, 2711222
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60622
"“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” Vicki Harrison This ongoing psychoeducational group for adults who have ..."
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Chicago, IL 60622
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"“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” Vicki Harrison This ongoing psychoeducational group for adults who have ..."
Host: Ms. Amanda Mitchell, LCPC, BC-DMT
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60641
"Join other survivors of sexual trauma in exploring your unique creative process. Build coping and resiliency with mind-body tools, visual art, and creative self-expression. You may choose to engage in performance as therapy by sharing a creative representation of your ..."
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"Join other survivors of sexual trauma in exploring your unique creative process. Build coping and resiliency with mind-body tools, visual art, and creative self-expression. You may choose to engage in performance as therapy by sharing a creative representation of your ..."
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Host: Dr. Julieta Perez, LCSW, LPHA, DSW, CBIS, RPT
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
"$30 per session (This is a 10 session group) Parenting Certificate included upon completion. Saturday English Parenting class: 9:30am-10:45am. In person or Virtual options. "
(312) 584-3498
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Chicago, IL 60618
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"$30 per session (This is a 10 session group) Parenting Certificate included upon completion. Saturday English Parenting class: 9:30am-10:45am. In person or Virtual options. "
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Host: Roxie Garza, LSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60618
"Group focuses on providing support to individuals who identify as Transgender or Non-Binary by discussing topics that relate to the participants’ experience, allowing for sharing, support, and a collective processing. The purpose is to empower individuals to be comfortable and ..."
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Chicago, IL 60618
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"Group focuses on providing support to individuals who identify as Transgender or Non-Binary by discussing topics that relate to the participants’ experience, allowing for sharing, support, and a collective processing. The purpose is to empower individuals to be comfortable and ..."
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Host: Mr. Scott Robinowitz, LCSW
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60657
"We are currently running groups both virtually and in-person. Current open groups are focused on the topic of Children of emotionally immature parents. We will be holding groups for adventure and wilderness therapy in the coming months so please check ..."
(872) 395-6022
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Chicago, IL 60657
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"We are currently running groups both virtually and in-person. Current open groups are focused on the topic of Children of emotionally immature parents. We will be holding groups for adventure and wilderness therapy in the coming months so please check ..."
Host: Erin Trainor, LPC
Group meets in:
Chicago, IL 60614
"The focus of this group is to provide survivors of trauma and those in need of more mind-body connection with guidance and a grounded space, as well as the companionship and connection of a group. Group is held in 6-week ..."
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Chicago, IL 60614
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"The focus of this group is to provide survivors of trauma and those in need of more mind-body connection with guidance and a grounded space, as well as the companionship and connection of a group. Group is held in 6-week ..."

Trauma Focused Support Groups
Chicago Trauma focused therapy (TF-CBT) helps people who may be experiencing post-traumatic stress after a traumatic event to return to a healthy state. These Support Groups can help with Trauma focused therapy in Chicago.

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