Support Groups in Austin, TX

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3 Weds. Therapy Groups-7:45am, 4:45pm, 6:30pm
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
"All my groups are ongoing adult groups groups-addressing issues such as depression, social anxiety, etc. I believe the best way to understand people's feelings is by examining them in relationship. Most of the people I see therefore eventually end up ..."
(512) 861-8779 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78703
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Anti-Anxiety Group for adolescent males
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TCYT
Verified
"Adolescence is a stressful time for both teenagers and their parents. Along with the many confusing physical and hormonal changes that accompany puberty, teens are becoming very independent. They are worrying more and more about their social standing and where ..."
(512) 969-2204 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
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See You Tuesday! Interpersonal Process Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified
"This is an ongoing, mixed gender psychotherapy group for clients who would like to learn more about themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships. This group will focus on learning how to recognize, regulate, and communicate what we are feeling, while intentionally ..."
(512) 649-0090 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78759
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Women's Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified
"Women from 18 to 80 sharing in each other's lives. We relate to each other as daughters, partners, mothers and singles. Each person brings a unique set of experiences to share and each has much to learn. "
(512) 699-1561 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
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on-going therapy group
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, AGP
Verified
"My approach is call "systems oriented therapy" and focuses on exploring immediate experience while staying in an undefended relationship with oneself and others. "
(512) 588-3845 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78703
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Kelly Signer, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
Grief Support Group for Young Adults
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified
"Experiencing grief can be isolating, especially as a younger person. Your peers might not have yet experienced an earth-shattering loss like you, and they might not know how to fully support you. If you are in your 20’s or 30’s ..."
(737) 252-1598 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78723
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Body Acceptance-Virtual
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
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
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Mixed Gender/Mixed Sexuality Psychodynamic Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This highly functioning group formed in 1998 is open to referrals only if individuals have had significant therapy experience. "
(512) 337-4961 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78704
Not accepting new clients
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Transgender and Non-Binary Teen Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CCST, CPDPE
Verified
"Adolescence is difficult for most, but it can be really challenging for transgender, non-binary or gender non-conforming teens. Members can explore their gender and other issues in an affirming environment. Activities and topics are developed by the group members with ..."
(512) 675-1817 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78735
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Co-ed Interpersonal Process
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"The group dynamic allows us to model real-world relationships in a safe space. Group therapy can address a variety of issues, including but not limited to, feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety, anger management, setting healthy boundaries, communication techniques and ..."
(512) 782-0084 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78759
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Weekly process group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP, SEP
Verified
"The members of this ongoing group meet together weekly for an hour and a half to delve more deeply into understanding themselves. Because each group member experiences the other members similarly to the ways they experience people from their outside ..."
(512) 540-5328 
Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
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ACT Workshop for Small Businesses
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RYT
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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Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(512) 846-6096 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78701
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Post-Partum Women's group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
"This is a virtual group that meets biweekly. We provide therapeutic support to new moms who are dealing with a variety of challenges that come along with being a new mother, including: postpartum depression, anxiety, birth trauma, working mothers, sleep ..."
(512) 489-9931 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78703
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Men creating the lives that they want!
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"This group is designed to help men work toward creating the life that they want for themselves. It will explore self-esteem, maladaptive behaviors and existential issues. "
(512) 271-5287 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78750
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Men's Sex Addiction Group
Psychologist, PhD, SPSB
Verified
"This is an ongoing process group for men recovering from sex addiction. As members leave, new members may join. The group is limited to men who have some recovery/12 step/therapy history and who are dedicated to healing their seuxal addiciton. "
(737) 204-3352 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
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Women In Relation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP, PA
Verified
"WIR explores the following topics - We will learn to recognize and practice offering bids for connection. We will define and explore the 4 primary modes of attachment. We will work to identify the components of a good life independent of ..."
(512) 540-5571 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78704
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Twitch Mental Health Support Stream
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"My channel is Twitch.tv/neurongamer . I created this support group to further access to mental health education and support via the internet. The aim of the group is to create a safe place to provide support and fight against the ..."
(737) 204-6293 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78701
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Men In Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group is for men in all stages if recovery. The group is forming. If interested you must call to reserve a spot. FOCUS: grief, addiction, divorce, depression, trauma, spiritual direction, infidelity, gambling, pornography, video game addiction. "
(512) 399-1284 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78704
Not accepting new clients
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Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(512) 960-3071 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78701



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.