Support Groups in Alexandria, VA

Elementary Girls
In our group therapy sessions, you'll have the opportunity to connect with others who may be experiencing similar challenges. Sharing experiences and insights in a supportive group setting can provide a sense of belonging and understanding.
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Hosted by Project SAFE
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
In our group therapy sessions, you'll have the opportunity to connect with others who may be experiencing similar challenges. Sharing experiences and insights in a supportive group setting can provide a sense of belonging and understanding.
(571) 496-8915 View (571) 496-8915
Virtual Break Up Support Group
Hello, I'm Chelsea and I lead our virtual break-up support group with a trauma-informed approach. As a therapist, I understand the profound impact of heartbreak and the journey toward healing. In our group, we prioritize safety, empathy, and validation, recognizing ...
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Hosted by Chelsea Barbosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22302
Hello, I'm Chelsea and I lead our virtual break-up support group with a trauma-informed approach. As a therapist, I understand the profound impact of heartbreak and the journey toward healing. In our group, we prioritize safety, empathy, and validation, recognizing ...
(571) 749-2110 View (571) 749-2110
Social Skills & Emotional Regulation
This group is for ages 8 to 9 resuming in September 2023 meeting on Fridays in person at 5 pm
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Hosted by Janell Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, RPT, ACS, WISA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
This group is for ages 8 to 9 resuming in September 2023 meeting on Fridays in person at 5 pm
(703) 991-8344 View (703) 991-8344
Dungeons and Dragons Therapy Group
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) ...
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Hosted by Fox Vernon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
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 View (703) 957-7601
Stagefright Survival School
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 ...
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Hosted by David L. Charney
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
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 View (703) 836-7130
LPC Supervision
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. ...
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Hosted by Sarah Pitkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22301
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 View (571) 200-1027
Substance Abuse Group
**Discover a New Path at Inner Tranquility Counseling Group, LLC.** Battling substance abuse? Let our licensed experts in Alexandria, VA, guide you. We offer personalized individual sessions and empowering group therapies. Our certified substance abuse counselor is dedicated to your ...
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Hosted by Nyrisha Hall
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
**Discover a New Path at Inner Tranquility Counseling Group, LLC.** Battling substance abuse? Let our licensed experts in Alexandria, VA, guide you. We offer personalized individual sessions and empowering group therapies. Our certified substance abuse counselor is dedicated to your ...
(703) 783-9450 View (703) 783-9450
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) Retreats
We offer monthly 5 hour KAP retreats in our yoga studio located in the Wellness Junction. Attendance is limited to up to 7 attendees. The retreat format offers the benefit of healing in community with the added support and energy ...
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Hosted by Lauren Fisher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22301
We offer monthly 5 hour KAP retreats in our yoga studio located in the Wellness Junction. Attendance is limited to up to 7 attendees. The retreat format offers the benefit of healing in community with the added support and energy ...
(703) 957-7764 View (703) 957-7764
Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group
Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group is Individualized Mental Health Therapy with Licensed Counselors & Psychologists, Psychiatry/Medication Management w/ Licensed Psychiatrists, & Medical Nutrition Therapy Nutrition Counseling with Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists. Our providers are In-network with most insurance companies We have ...
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Hosted by Christopher Wall–Psychiatric Medication Management
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, PMHNP-B, RN, BSN, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group is Individualized Mental Health Therapy with Licensed Counselors & Psychologists, Psychiatry/Medication Management w/ Licensed Psychiatrists, & Medical Nutrition Therapy Nutrition Counseling with Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists. Our providers are In-network with most insurance companies We have ...
(703) 936-2574 View (703) 936-2574
Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group
www.washingtonnutritionan dcounseling.com
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Hosted by Alima S Mustapha-Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
www.washingtonnutritionan dcounseling.com
(571) 470-5393 View (571) 470-5393
Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group
www.washingtonnutritionan dcounseling.com
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Hosted by Mary Jouett Rodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
www.washingtonnutritionan dcounseling.com
(703) 947-0647 View (703) 947-0647
Smart Strategies: A Skills-Based Group ADHD
5-Week Group ADHD Skills-Based Group for 5th Grade through 8th Graders meeting weekly beginning Wednesday, February 7th. Executive functioning skills are crucial for kids who have ADHD and may have difficulties concentrating in class, procrastinating homework, or staying organized with ...
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Hosted by Meghan Burns
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22301
5-Week Group ADHD Skills-Based Group for 5th Grade through 8th Graders meeting weekly beginning Wednesday, February 7th. Executive functioning skills are crucial for kids who have ADHD and may have difficulties concentrating in class, procrastinating homework, or staying organized with ...
(703) 828-0531 View (703) 828-0531
Eating Disorder Support and Processing Group
Are you looking for support and understanding in your journey towards recovery from an eating disorder? Join our Adult Eating Disorder Group, where you will find a safe and non-judgmental space to share experiences, gain insights, and build connections with ...
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Hosted by Kristin Nygaard-Daugherty
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA , LPC-R
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
Are you looking for support and understanding in your journey towards recovery from an eating disorder? Join our Adult Eating Disorder Group, where you will find a safe and non-judgmental space to share experiences, gain insights, and build connections with ...
(540) 845-6940 x1 View (540) 845-6940 x1
Del Ray Psych and Wellness
Photo of Eleni Boosalis, Psychologist in Alexandria, VA
Hosted by Eleni Boosalis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 677-8884 View (703) 677-8884
Overcoming Work Stress and Burnout
Are you feeling overwhelmed or tired by your current work-life balance? If so, you might be burned out. Experiencing work stress and burnout can be very isolating. Our group will help you connect with others experiencing similar struggles. You can ...
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Hosted by Kathryn Ziemer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
Are you feeling overwhelmed or tired by your current work-life balance? If so, you might be burned out. Experiencing work stress and burnout can be very isolating. Our group will help you connect with others experiencing similar struggles. You can ...
(571) 478-9499 View (571) 478-9499
AAMFT
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 112 South Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314-3061
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Hosted by Nelson & Bullitt County Counseling Center
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCADC, MMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 112 South Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314-3061
(502) 804-2561 View (502) 804-2561
Intensive In Home Services for Virginia Medicaid
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Individuals qualifying for in-home counseling shall demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from mental, behavioral or emotional illness which results in significant functional impairments in major life activities. The diagnosis must be the primary clinical issue ...
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Hosted by Connect to Care Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC-S, LPC-AS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Individuals qualifying for in-home counseling shall demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from mental, behavioral or emotional illness which results in significant functional impairments in major life activities. The diagnosis must be the primary clinical issue ...
(571) 380-7811 View (571) 380-7811
Relational Trauma
The purpose of this group is to define, explore and process the Components of Relationship Trauma and its effects on the individual. Exploring tactics used by high conflict individuals, the Cycle of Abuse and experiences, as well as learning healthier ...
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Hosted by Nikki Lemke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
The purpose of this group is to define, explore and process the Components of Relationship Trauma and its effects on the individual. Exploring tactics used by high conflict individuals, the Cycle of Abuse and experiences, as well as learning healthier ...
(571) 470-6368 View (571) 470-6368
Women's Process Group
Women's process group
Photo of Robyn Brickel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Hosted by Robyn Brickel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
Women's process group
(571) 200-8264 View (571) 200-8264
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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
Photo of Arnold Kaplin, Psychiatrist in Alexandria, VA
Hosted by Arnold Kaplin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22311
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 View (703) 931-5050

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Alexandria?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.