Support Groups in Waco, TX

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DBT Skills Training Group for Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Dialectical behavior therapy helps people feel better and take control of their lives. Baylor University, Texas A&M, MCC, TSTC, and Mary Hardin-Baylor students welcome! Our weekly group meets on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. "
(941) 704-4328 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76701
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LCSW Clinical Supervision Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, SEP,RYT, CEDS-S, EMDIRA, ERP-C
Verified
"As a Clinical Supervisor, I value individual learning styles and acknowledge each individual's process in developing their "clinical social work voice/lens." I use an eclectic approach to supervision, drawing from developmental/trauma-info rmed models, psychodynamic/attachment and cognitive-behavioral models. Clinical Supervision is ..."
(254) 239-0784 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
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Adult ASD group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ASDCS
Verified
"This is an open Zoom group strictly for autistic adults that are diagnosed and/or self identify as autistic. This group is a social interaction group for autistics who need other autistics for support with "neurotypical" rules/issues/CONFUSION! This is a safe ..."
(254) 312-2785 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
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Thrive Wellness Waco
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
(254) 271-0794 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
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Feminist Consciousness Raising Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Based on the group model came into being during the 1960's women's right movement, Conscious Raising group (CR) create a sense of sisterhood. CR groups allow women to verbalize feelings they may have dismissed as unimportant but often lead to ..."
(254) 870-6329 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76701
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Connection to Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified
"Virtual and in-person therapy group located in Waco, Texas. Offering services for children through seniors, to help with life transitions, grief, depression, divorce, addiction, and many other mental health challenges. Insurance accepted and sliding scale for those who are uninsured ..."
(817) 242-6357 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76708
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Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MHA, LPC-S, CEDS-S, BC-TMH
Verified
(254) 232-6234 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
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Clinical Social Work Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
"Clinical Social Work Supervision is offered individually as well as in group settings. This group will allow social workers to enrich their social work expertise while learning from like-minded individuals who will serve not only as professional peers but supporters. ..."
(254) 400-2203 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76701
Photo of Autistic Working for Autistics, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco, TX
ASD communication skills therapeutic group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ASDCS
Verified
"This is a small closed zoom group of 6 members. The group will run at 12 week intervals. This group will focus on expressive and receptive language skills (conversations) and explore ways to cope during stressful life transitions and social ..."
(254) 312-2785 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
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Care for the Carers: ED Family Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MHA, LPC-S, CEDS-S, BC-TMH
Verified
(254) 232-6234 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712

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Photo of Amanda L Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Waco, TX
DBT Skills Training Group for Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Dialectical behavior therapy helps people feel better and take control of their lives. Baylor University, Texas A&M, MCC, TSTC, and Mary Hardin-Baylor students welcome! Our weekly group meets on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. "
(941) 704-4328 
View
Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76701
Photo of Dr. Tancy C. Horn Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Waco, TX
LCSW Clinical Supervision Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, SEP,RYT, CEDS-S, EMDIRA, ERP-C
Verified
"As a Clinical Supervisor, I value individual learning styles and acknowledge each individual's process in developing their "clinical social work voice/lens." I use an eclectic approach to supervision, drawing from developmental/trauma-info rmed models, psychodynamic/attachment and cognitive-behavioral models. Clinical Supervision is ..."
(254) 239-0784 
View
Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
Photo of Emma J Church, Psychologist in Waco, TX
Feminist Consciousness Raising Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Based on the group model came into being during the 1960's women's right movement, Conscious Raising group (CR) create a sense of sisterhood. CR groups allow women to verbalize feelings they may have dismissed as unimportant but often lead to ..."
(254) 870-6329 
View
Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76701
Photo of Autistic Working for Autistics, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco, TX
Adult ASD group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ASDCS
Verified
"This is an open Zoom group strictly for autistic adults that are diagnosed and/or self identify as autistic. This group is a social interaction group for autistics who need other autistics for support with "neurotypical" rules/issues/CONFUSION! This is a safe ..."
(254) 312-2785 
View
Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
Photo of Austin Daron, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Waco, TX
Thrive Wellness Waco
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
(254) 271-0794 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
Photo of Linda Owen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco, TX
Connection to Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified
"Virtual and in-person therapy group located in Waco, Texas. Offering services for children through seniors, to help with life transitions, grief, depression, divorce, addiction, and many other mental health challenges. Insurance accepted and sliding scale for those who are uninsured ..."
(817) 242-6357 
View
Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76708
Photo of Erin McGinty Fort, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco, TX
Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MHA, LPC-S, CEDS-S, BC-TMH
Verified
(254) 232-6234 
View
Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
Photo of Sharon Miles, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Waco, TX
Clinical Social Work Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
"Clinical Social Work Supervision is offered individually as well as in group settings. This group will allow social workers to enrich their social work expertise while learning from like-minded individuals who will serve not only as professional peers but supporters. ..."
(254) 400-2203 
View
Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76701
Photo of Autistic Working for Autistics, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco, TX
ASD communication skills therapeutic group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ASDCS
Verified
"This is a small closed zoom group of 6 members. The group will run at 12 week intervals. This group will focus on expressive and receptive language skills (conversations) and explore ways to cope during stressful life transitions and social ..."
(254) 312-2785 
View
Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712
Photo of Erin McGinty Fort, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waco, TX
Care for the Carers: ED Family Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MHA, LPC-S, CEDS-S, BC-TMH
Verified
(254) 232-6234 
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Group meets in:
Waco, TX 76712


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