Support Groups in Austin, TX

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Mindful Self-Compassion
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"Mindful Self- Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 8-week program designed to cultivate the skills Self-Compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. Kristin Neff from the University of Texas, Austin and the clinical perspective of Dr. Chris Germer, clinical ..."
(512) 961-1457
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78705
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Body Acceptance-Virtual
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
"Join weekly for a process group dedicated for folx looking to ditch dieting for good, explore body acceptace, Health At Every Size and Intuitive Eating. Held Friday's from 7 pm-8 pm virtually. $40/session. "
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78748
Not accepting new clients
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Neurodivergent Adolescent Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTS
Verified
Verified
"A skills and processing group for neurodivergent kids/teens. This groups works with kids who may have autism, adhd, anxiety, or other diagnoses to give them a space to learn skills and validate the way their brains see the world. "
(512) 942-2828
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
Not accepting new clients
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Women in the Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified
Verified
"This group is available in the future, depending on interest. Experience freedom in nature through connection with other women and the natural world. "
(513) 307-2463
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
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Virtual: Trauma Survival Toolbox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Experiencing a traumatic event can wreak havoc on your sense of safety in the world. Thoughts, sensations, and memories flood you at unexpected times leaving you overwhelmed. Although you are having a normal reaction to an abnormal event, it's hard ..."
(512) 548-2795
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78731
Waitlist for new clients
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Overcoming OCD: A skills Group for Adults with OCD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Living with OCD can feel both overwhelming and isolating. In this group, clients learn skills to decrease symptoms of OCD and anxiety in a fun, encouraging atmosphere alongside others who can relate to the unique experience of navigating the ups ..."
(512) 246-7225
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
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Healing from Burnout
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"Do you struggle to manage your emotions and thoughts? Together we will learn mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness! This group will meet once a week and focus incorporating skills to help you live the life you want. ..."
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
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Diving into Mindfulness (1 session: Aug 27th 2022)
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, More
Verified
Verified
"Beginning a mindfulness practice may be easy. But, deepening a mindfulness practice can be a challenge. Diving Into Mindfulness is a comprehensive workshop for learning, practicing, and growing your mindfulness practice. Feel confident you have the skills and the knowledge ..."
(512) 309-7202
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78759
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Parents of Children with Special Needs Support
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This is a support group for parents of children with special needs. We will be embracing each other to build empowerment. "
(512) 580-7309
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
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ACT Workshop for Small Businesses
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RYT
Verified
Verified
"This workshop uses the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) model to teach small business owners and their employees how to increase psychological flexibility by cultivating: mindfulness, emotion regulation skills, values clarification skills, and ways to change your relationship to unworkable ..."
(512) 865-5270
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78759
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Online Relapse Prevention
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ADC, LCDC, ASAT, NCAC
Verified
Verified
"Join with others to get support online. Best suited for those with recovery experience that are not in crisis at this time. "
(844) 955-3009
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78759
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Telehealth offered to clients in Texas and Florida
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Additionally, I offer Telehealth Therapy to clients who reside in the states of Texas and Florida via Simple Practice. Please, feel free to contact me for more information or to schedule an appointment. Once scheduled, you will be given a ..."
(512) 337-3607
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
Not accepting new clients
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Planned Living Assistance Network of Central Texas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
Verified
"Non-profit organization working with individuals, couples, and families who experience mental health conditions. "
(512) 710-2478
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78765
Not accepting new clients
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Destiny Project: 10 week group or retreat format
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This is a transformational experience for women designing their life around their deepest life purpose. You will be led through practical steps that will reawaken your heart's capacity to dream, break you out of stuck patterns, and guide you to ..."
(512) 488-4605
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78749
Waitlist for new clients
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Group Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP
Verified
Verified
"General process group covering a variety of interpersonal issues -- including depression, self esteem, trauma, anxiety, dealing with conflict, family of origin concerns, etc. Group is an excellent way to do longer-term maintenance and growth on oneself in the context ..."
(512) 843-0598
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
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Men in Recovery - Modern Relational Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC, CSAT-S, CPT
Verified
Verified
"This group provides a safe space for men of various sexual orientations to explore healthy male-to-male relationships while in recovery from addiction. This stable ongoing group is currently meeting Fridays from 10-1130AM. (6+ months of continuous sobriety required). This group ..."
(512) 865-6153
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
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Mindfulness Processing Group - Saturdays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW-S, CMHIMP, CKYT
Verified
Verified
"Our 90-minute group uses a Mindfulness and Attachment lens to explore recent and past experiences, emotions and thoughts within a no-judgment safe space. The group provides empathy, validation, insight and compassion and we meditate every session. Since this is psychotherapy ..."
(512) 843-8332
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
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Adult Psychotherapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"I run 2-3 adult therapy groups and they meet 1-2 times per month. These groups are meant to help people working through or managing any type of life experiences, that may include: relationship issues, divorce, family or friend relationships, life ..."
(512) 843-8718
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78759
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Terapia de grupo para la depresión
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Ofrecemos un grupo de terapia para personas que se sienten deprimidas y quieren aprender a mejorar su estado de ánimo. Los participantes identificarán como sus pensamientos, sus conductas, sus relaciones con otras personas y su salud física afectan su estado ..."
(512) 359-3107
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
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Young Adult Emotional Process Group (20s and 30s)
LPC-Associate, NCC, MA
Verified
Verified
"Now screening for new members for this virtual group! This group provides young adults with a safe space to voice their experiences and emotions stemming from peer and family relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and trauma. Group members have the ..."
(737) 727-3952
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78705

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