"The Voluntary Pregnancy Termination (VPT) group was designed for women who have had an abortion. While not all abortions result in emotional and/or mental health issues, this group creates a private and safe space for women to process the complicated ..."
"Sarah Holesha leads this weekly group for kids. This group will teach clients how to utilize mindfulness techniques through the practice of yoga and diaphragmatic breathing. This group will also help show there are different ways to utilize coping skills ..."
"Pre-Teen Boys group being offered with limited availability. Topics will including building self confidence, social skills, peer relationships, internet safety, handling bullying and more! Call today to be registered "
"This group meets to discuss and support each other around the various pitfalls and challenges of adulthood, as well as the difficulty in finding and building authentic relationships in the digital age. Meetings occur virtually. "
"This group meets to discuss and support each other around grief and loss in its many forms and complications. Our group is dedicated to the mutual support of all members who experience the pain, sadness, and isolation associated with grief ..."
"A safe place to grieve and heal the suicide tsunami that changed your life as you knew it. Using the book Aftermath: Picking Up the Pieces After a Suicide by award-winning author, speaker and grief counselor, Gary Roe, this support ..."
"In this group we will cover issues pertaining to women with goals of separating our view from the world's view and expectations to develop healthier perspectives of ourselves. At this time there will be a waiting list until there's at ..."
"Sarah Holesha facilitates a fun and interactive 6 week group for kids. The goal of quarterly social skills group are to reach kids through creative interventions to ensure healthy emotional development. Ages 7-10 welcome. "
"This group will cover issues pertaining to men with goals of separating individual views from the world's view and expectations to develop healthier perspectives. At this time there will be a waiting list until there's at least 8 participants with ..."
"Safe Haven couple's intensive November 11-12 helps begin the process of healing after the discovery of an affair or sexual addiction. We desire to aid the couple in strengthening their marriage through the process of rebuilding trust, respect and a ..."
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, LPC-A
"The purpose and intention of a DBT skills group is skills acquisition. DBT skills groups meet on weekly basis. They are between one and a half to two hours long. This may be slightly longer than other therapy groups. It ..."
"At Counseling4Survivors, a subsidiary of Counseling4Life, LLC, our practice's focus is to enhance survivorship by providing counseling support and effective, evidenced-based counseling treatment for oncological and chronic medical conditions. We believe a life well-lived, is a life lived with intention. "
"Highly-experiential group opportunity to learn a variety of effective, efficient mind-body-energy skills that you can use in your every day life. Groups are two (2) hours per week on Saturdays for 12 weeks. Investment is $50/hour ($100 for each weekly ..."
""The ICFE was founded based in the knowledge that relationships are a central part of all of our lives. When relationships are strong, they provide us with a sense of security and a confidence in ourselves. The mission of the ..."
"LIFE AFTER DIVORCE: A space for individuals dealing with the after effects of divorce to discuss frustrations and resolutions. TEEN GIRLS (AGES 13-17): A space for teen girls to discuss social pressures, peer relationships, & stress management.
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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.