Support Groups in Austin, TX

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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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Topaz ABA
MA, BCBA, LBA
"Topaz ABA provides behavior therapy and Autism services to people of all ages throughout the Austin area. "
(512) 488-3767 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
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Dance/Movement Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-DMT
Verified
(310) 340-6284 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78702
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Men's Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified
"This is a 1.5 hour group for men who want to expand their ability to feel and express emotion. The group is interactive and supportive. "
(512) 561-9993 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
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DBT for Substance Use Disorders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Weekly DBT skills group for people struggling with addiction, borderline personality, interpersonal stressors and regulating their emotions. This group focuses on helping clients apply core DBT skills to maintain sobriety, improve relationships, manage stress, and communicate effectively. Clients come to ..."
(512) 764-0744 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78759
Trans Men and Non-Binary Process Group
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
"This group is designed to allow group members a safe space to explore their gender with other men, and masculine non-binary people, that are going through or have gone through similar situations. Possible Topics: Coming out to family, friends and ..."
(979) 658-8416 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78723
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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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Co-ed psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Co-ed psychotherapy group, ages 25-40. "
(512) 797-3654 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78701
Not accepting new clients
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Growing Through Grief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Growing Through Grief offers integrated curriculum based group support for those coping with the death of a loved one. "
(970) 414-4519 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78704
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Building Mastery for Young Women
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
"This 12-week young women's group (HS Seniors to 20s) allows participants to come together and process successes and challenges that come with launching into adulthood. While offering lots of support and self-compassion, it also imparts important skills that help young ..."
(512) 648-4313 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78731
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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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Wednesday CBT for Hoarding classes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
"All participants will purchase the "CBT for Hoarding Disorder" workbook through Amazon ISBN 978-1-119-15924-7. Prior to first session/class. This is a zoom meeting. The link will be sent after payment is received. "
(512) 271-4249 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78745
Waitlist for new clients
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Parenting Children with Early Loss & Trauma
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Learn how early loss & trauma affects attachment, behavior and more. Get empowered with parenting skills that work! Come away with confidence & peace that you have what you need within you to help your child thrive! "
(720) 408-6320 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78705
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Co-Led Mixed Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP
Verified
"This personal processing group is co-facilitated by Deborah Sharp, LCSW, CGP and Ryan Spencer, LMFT, CGP. Offering multi-dimensional feedback for participants on their own relational style in a supportive environment, this group offers the opportunity for great personal growth and ..."
(512) 270-6209 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
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DBT Skills Group- Adults
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group: This group targets adults who struggle with intense emotions, relationship problems, and difficulty controlling their emotions. "
(737) 206-8386 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78723
Waitlist for new clients
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Therapy in Focus: Photography for Self Discovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CCTP-II
Verified
(737) 530-7903 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78746
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Ego, Image & Transformation
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"A group for women on the journey through the twenty-something- this group is a safe place for women to explore experiences and support one another on the process of coming into adulthood. "
(512) 357-7916 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78701
Not accepting new clients
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Girls Gone Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Breaking up with relationship habits and behaviors is hard to do and can often leave us feeling depressed, lost, not good enough and empty. This 6-week series will help members: identify (and break up with) unhealthy relationship patterns, create personal ..."
(512) 942-0226 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78701
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Adult Men's Group Therapy - Evening In-Person
RT, MSRLS, CTRS, TRS/TXC
Verified
"Men and women have similar mental health issues, yet men are less likely to receive help than women. This weekly group meets in-person on Wednesday at 6:15 pm (for 90 minutes). We focus on general life challenges with techniques for ..."
(512) 982-4976 
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Group meets in:
Austin, TX 78730
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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



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.