Support Groups in Alexandria, VA

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Comprehensive Clinical Solutions, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSOTP
Verified
"Psychotherapy-Our mission is to provide the highest quality and compassionate mental health care to our clients, families and people in need through a comprehensive arrangement of services and effective clinical care. We partner with whom we serve for the best ..."
(301) 273-1964 
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Alexandria, VA 22304
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K-8 Social Skills Groups Now Forming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"Please see my web site for more information "
(571) 483-0306 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22314
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EMDR trauma grouo
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
(413) 519-1788 
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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group 1
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"in a supportive environment, patients gain greater understanding of how their personal style influences the way they deal with their lives & use these insights to cope better with life stresses & achieve more satisfying relationships "
(703) 931-5050 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22311
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Clinical Supervision Group for VA LPC Residents
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"Clinical Supervision Group: Open, ongoing group that meets one Saturday / month for 3 hours (10am-1pm). $125 per session. Please email me directly if interested. Clinical Group Supervision to Virginia LPC residents. This group includes: utilizing clinical assessments and interview ..."
(571) 253-7986 
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Not accepting new clients
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Women's Wisdom Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TEP
Verified
"This 6-month course has been created to meet the need of awakening women who know they are called to a greater purpose and more joy. You can learn to walk your path with the courage of a warrior, the dignity ..."
(571) 253-7691 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22301
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Stagefright Survival School
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"Our program helps you with your Extreme Fear of Public Speaking. We have helped hundreds of Washingtonians over the last 20 years overcome this career-limiting problem. We help people in mid-career who know they will not advance further until they ..."
(703) 836-7130 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Intuitive Eating Small Group Workshop Series- ZOOM
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Join Dr. Whitney Spears, clinical psychologist and certified intuitive eating counselor, for this small virtual group experience to learn about Intuitive Eating, an approach that teaches you how to cultivate a healthy relationship with food and your body. Dr. Spears ..."
(703) 936-2578 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22301
Not accepting new clients
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Del Ray Psych and Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
(703) 677-8884 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22301
Not accepting new clients
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LPC Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, ATR-BC
Verified
"Sarah Pitkin, LPC, is a registered supervisor offering individual and group supervision services that are designed to provide residents in counseling with the pre-requisite skills required to function independently as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia. ..."
(571) 200-1027 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22301
Not accepting new clients
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Women's Group
RNMSNCS, LMFT, PMHCNS-
Verified
"Psychodynamically process oriented group which focuses on building self esteem through relationships. Skills discussed are assertiveness, communication, parenting, women's health,relationships, sexuality ,marriage , dating and more. "
(703) 997-2610 
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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SMARTer Goal Setting Workshop
MHt, RMT, HCBE
"Beginning in January, these small work groups will help you stay focused on your New Year’s resolutions throughout the year. Visit our website to register for an upcoming workshop: www.SunflowersWellness.co m "
(703) 884-2144 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22301
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Ubuntu Power Circle - adult male group
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
"Ubuntu Power Circle is a virtual psychotherapy group for adult, African American men. The group will offer a safe, inviting, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment for adult, African American men to discuss a variety of daily occurrences (parenting, careers, relationships, family ..."
(571) 200-7657 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Therapy Group: Exploring Relationships
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
"This therapy group is a 'process' oriented group where clients can work on their own concerns, while learning to more effectively interact with others. The therapy group becomes a microcosm of the client's world. Real-life issues are explored and worked ..."
(703) 468-8796 
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Expecting and Nursing Mothers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
"A supportive meeting place for expecting and nursing mothers to connect, share ideas and learn practical ways to positively impact their health and their baby, during and after pregnancy. "
(571) 364-7460 
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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EMDR Consultation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, SEP
Verified
"EMDR in office consultation group. September - January then February - June. Break July and August. Become a certified EMDR practitioner. Enhance your skills. Collaborate with other professionals to improve case work. Stay up to date on developments in the ..."
(703) 291-3406 
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Waitlist for new clients
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Stress Relief Group for Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Many of us are experiencing worry, stress, and anxiety right now. This group may help you in learning what causes anxiety and how to cope with it. Some of the benefits of this group are: Learn how to recognize anxiety, ..."
(571) 200-9994 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22301
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Dungeons and Dragons Therapy Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Appropriate clients for this Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) group would be in individual therapy, or have extensive individual therapy experience, and a desire to "train their dragons" (i.e., work on anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, or whatever blocks they are facing) ..."
(703) 957-7601 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Eating Disorder Recovery for Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
"Eating Disorder Process Group for Teens ages ages 12-18 years old is starting in-person in early April. The group will run in 6-week increments, and will be capped at 8 teens per group. If your teen is struggling from an ..."
(571) 200-6957 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Virtual Eating Disorder Support Group for Teens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"*New group FORMING NOW!* Are you or your teen struggling with disordered eating or working to maintain recovery during this challenging time? This group addresses topics including: diet culture, self-compassion, body image, relationships, social media, and more! This small group ..."
(571) 380-7955 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22314


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