Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Austin, TX

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Men's DBT and Mindfulness Group Starts Jan 12
This is a men's only DBT Skill and mindfulness group. My goal is to provide a safe space to talk about relationships, work, and parenting. We will work to build skillfulness in connecting with others, communicating your needs and goals, ...
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Hosted by Marissa Engel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78746
This is a men's only DBT Skill and mindfulness group. My goal is to provide a safe space to talk about relationships, work, and parenting. We will work to build skillfulness in connecting with others, communicating your needs and goals, ...
(512) 943-6350 View (512) 943-6350
Dance/Movement Therapy
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Hosted by Danielle Elan Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-DMT
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78702
(310) 340-6284 View (310) 340-6284
Multicultural Individuals Support Group - 2024
This mini in-person community support group (limited to 6 participants) is for multicultural individuals from diverse backgrounds to explore their cultural identities and support each other. Music and imagery intervention may be used to build a collective healing community through ...
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Hosted by Bitna Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78731
This mini in-person community support group (limited to 6 participants) is for multicultural individuals from diverse backgrounds to explore their cultural identities and support each other. Music and imagery intervention may be used to build a collective healing community through ...
(512) 881-7011 View (512) 881-7011
Adult Trauma Focused CPT Group
This group will use Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to address the impact of trauma on safety, trust, power/control, esteem, and intimacy. In 6-8 weeks, we aim to: improve understanding of PTSD, reduce distress about memories of the trauma, decrease emotional ...
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Hosted by Jhana Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78731
This group will use Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to address the impact of trauma on safety, trust, power/control, esteem, and intimacy. In 6-8 weeks, we aim to: improve understanding of PTSD, reduce distress about memories of the trauma, decrease emotional ...
(737) 299-8767 View (737) 299-8767
Trauma Recovery Group
Trauma Recovery Group is to support women, who have experienced sexual, emotional, domestic abuse, are seeking support for recovery and healing. You may or may not have a diagnosis of mental health or substance use disorders, and may experience traumatic ...
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Hosted by Group Therapy Austin by Ji Young Kim MA. LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78759
Trauma Recovery Group is to support women, who have experienced sexual, emotional, domestic abuse, are seeking support for recovery and healing. You may or may not have a diagnosis of mental health or substance use disorders, and may experience traumatic ...
(512) 572-9296 View (512) 572-9296
The Counseling Choice, PLLC
For more information visit: www.thecounselingchoice.c om Contact: cassia@thecounselingchoic e.com
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Hosted by Cassia Helena
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIT
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78731
For more information visit: www.thecounselingchoice.c om Contact: cassia@thecounselingchoic e.com
(512) 675-6675 View (512) 675-6675
A Cup of Clarity Psychotherapy
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Hosted by Dr. Danielle Sirles
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78731
(512) 877-4295 View (512) 877-4295
Complex PTSD and dissociation support group
This group is a place for individuals who struggle with PTSD, CPTSD, and dissociation to come together for support and to learn some skills on how to manage overwhelming emotions, work on staying more present in their lives and seek ...
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Hosted by Paige Loria
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78759
This group is a place for individuals who struggle with PTSD, CPTSD, and dissociation to come together for support and to learn some skills on how to manage overwhelming emotions, work on staying more present in their lives and seek ...
(512) 856-1507 View (512) 856-1507
Young Adult (20s and 30s) Emotional Support Group
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 ...
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Hosted by Michael Germany
LPC-Associate, NCC, MA
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78705
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 View (737) 727-3952
Sex Addiction Psychotherapy Group
In this group, you will find support and understanding while learning about how sex addiction affects you emotionally, physically, relationally and spiritually. Expert group facilitation will help you heal and make critical decisions about yourself in a non-judgmental atmosphere. The ...
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Hosted by Lara Dye
Psychologist, MS, PhD, CSAT
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78745
In this group, you will find support and understanding while learning about how sex addiction affects you emotionally, physically, relationally and spiritually. Expert group facilitation will help you heal and make critical decisions about yourself in a non-judgmental atmosphere. The ...
(512) 872-4585 View (512) 872-4585
Interpersonal Trauma Virtual Support Group in TX
Interpersonal traumatic events such as sexual assault, rape, abuse from childhood, domestic or intimate partner violence, or any other experience that elicits feelings of extreme fear, shame, guilt, and/or loss of safety can cause an array of symptoms that disrupt ...
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Hosted by Debra Fludd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78701
Interpersonal traumatic events such as sexual assault, rape, abuse from childhood, domestic or intimate partner violence, or any other experience that elicits feelings of extreme fear, shame, guilt, and/or loss of safety can cause an array of symptoms that disrupt ...
(646) 450-3064 View (646) 450-3064
Loving Bravely
Process group for individuals with relationship trauma and working towards post-traumatic growth. The group is facilitated by Gabby Coolidge, therapist at Onyx Counseling and Wellness Center. Each group is $60 and months cost of group is due at the beginning ...
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Hosted by Courtney Loyola Onyx Counseling & Wellness Ctr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78704
Process group for individuals with relationship trauma and working towards post-traumatic growth. The group is facilitated by Gabby Coolidge, therapist at Onyx Counseling and Wellness Center. Each group is $60 and months cost of group is due at the beginning ...
(737) 204-3769 View (737) 204-3769
Contemplating Vices-Group launch date TBD
This group utilizes attachment theory, ACT, DBT, self compassion, parts work, and therapeutic processing for clients to explore patterns and decide whether or not their choices resonate with their core values. This group is a non-judgmental, supportive way for individuals ...
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Hosted by Morgan Grace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC, CCTP, EMDR, TCYM
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78701
This group utilizes attachment theory, ACT, DBT, self compassion, parts work, and therapeutic processing for clients to explore patterns and decide whether or not their choices resonate with their core values. This group is a non-judgmental, supportive way for individuals ...
(507) 509-2169 View (507) 509-2169
How do we Parent from the "Inside Out?"
Parenting in isolation is awful! This group brings parents together to support one another, while experientially learning the concepts related to Daniel Siegel's book titled, Parenting from the Inside Out. Group members will safely explore their own family histories, with ...
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Hosted by Rachael Cayton Barden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78757
Parenting in isolation is awful! This group brings parents together to support one another, while experientially learning the concepts related to Daniel Siegel's book titled, Parenting from the Inside Out. Group members will safely explore their own family histories, with ...
(512) 865-5061 View (512) 865-5061
Phoenix Rising
Process group for individuals who are survivors of Narcissistic Abuse. This group is for individuals who are seeking support from people who 'get it', and have a safe space to process through the trauma of being in a narcissistic relationship. ...
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Hosted by Gabrielle Coolidge
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78704
Process group for individuals who are survivors of Narcissistic Abuse. This group is for individuals who are seeking support from people who 'get it', and have a safe space to process through the trauma of being in a narcissistic relationship. ...
(512) 955-5847 View (512) 955-5847
Trauma and Transitions Women's processing group
Transitioning to college and then to adult life is difficult. Doing so when you struggle with a trauma background is even harder. This group will be a safe place to talk about the difficulties and get helpful feedback and support. ...
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Hosted by Marissa Engel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78746
Transitioning to college and then to adult life is difficult. Doing so when you struggle with a trauma background is even harder. This group will be a safe place to talk about the difficulties and get helpful feedback and support. ...
(512) 943-6350 View (512) 943-6350
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents
Growing up with a parent who is emotionally immature can have lasting impact on self-worth, relationships, & how you connect with the world. Signs of an emotionally immature parent include: disrespect of boundaries, not taking responsibility, blaming others (victim narrative), ...
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Hosted by Marilee Frazier
LPC Associate, MA, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78731
Growing up with a parent who is emotionally immature can have lasting impact on self-worth, relationships, & how you connect with the world. Signs of an emotionally immature parent include: disrespect of boundaries, not taking responsibility, blaming others (victim narrative), ...
(254) 401-0469 View (254) 401-0469
Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parent Group
This group will provide support to foster, adoptive, and kinship parents and exploration of the core issues in adoption and permanency, as covered in the book, "The Seven Core Issues Workbook for Parents of Traumatized Children and Teens." Any parents ...
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Hosted by Keri Moran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78759
This group will provide support to foster, adoptive, and kinship parents and exploration of the core issues in adoption and permanency, as covered in the book, "The Seven Core Issues Workbook for Parents of Traumatized Children and Teens." Any parents ...
(737) 204-6647 View (737) 204-6647
Parents of Chronically-Ill/Seriously Injured Child
Parents with chronically ill or seriously injured children often experience a form of grief and loss called "ambiguous grief". Sometimes, family members in this situation develop PTSD. This group will help members process the feelings of trauma, grief and loss ...
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Hosted by Bianca Bentzin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78750
Parents with chronically ill or seriously injured children often experience a form of grief and loss called "ambiguous grief". Sometimes, family members in this situation develop PTSD. This group will help members process the feelings of trauma, grief and loss ...
(737) 204-3449 View (737) 204-3449
Family Secrets
This is a group for those who have uncovered secrets in the family tree later in life, such as through DNA tests such as Ancestry.com or 23andMe and have discovered any shocking news about their lineage. These experiences may include ...
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Hosted by Morgan Grace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC, CCTP, EMDR, TCYM
Verified
Group meets in Austin, TX 78701
This is a group for those who have uncovered secrets in the family tree later in life, such as through DNA tests such as Ancestry.com or 23andMe and have discovered any shocking news about their lineage. These experiences may include ...
(507) 509-2169 View (507) 509-2169

Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.