Support Groups in Alexandria City County, VA

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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
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
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. ...
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
K-8 Social Skills Groups Now Forming
Please see my web site for more information
Hosted by Dr. Michele Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
Please see my web site for more information
(571) 536-2527 View (571) 536-2527
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 ...
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
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 ...
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
Hypnosis for Pain Management
This monthly workshop series is set in a yoga studio space whereby individuals are led through hypnosis by a therapist to specifically address pain management. $65 per person. Tuesday April 18th: 7-8PM: Back Pain; May 16th 7-8PM: Joint and Hip ...
Hosted by Del Ray Psych & Wellness, LLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22301
This monthly workshop series is set in a yoga studio space whereby individuals are led through hypnosis by a therapist to specifically address pain management. $65 per person. Tuesday April 18th: 7-8PM: Back Pain; May 16th 7-8PM: Joint and Hip ...
(703) 215-2840 View (703) 215-2840
Circle of Security Parenting Group
8 week evidenced based parent group proven by science to help you learn about your children's relational needs.
Hosted by Vanessa Durrant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, RMT, RYT-
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
8 week evidenced based parent group proven by science to help you learn about your children's relational needs.
(571) 512-7496 View (571) 512-7496
Eating Disorder Process Group
Eating Disorders can feel isolating and lonely, therefore having a community of people who understand the challenges is important. This group focuses on providing a safe space for individuals to discuss struggles, celebrate successes, and explore feelings and common experiences ...
Hosted by Hallie Fleisch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
Eating Disorders can feel isolating and lonely, therefore having a community of people who understand the challenges is important. This group focuses on providing a safe space for individuals to discuss struggles, celebrate successes, and explore feelings and common experiences ...
(571) 520-6265 View (571) 520-6265
Dr Goldberg & Assoc
Hosted by Tarnisha Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22302
(571) 322-8520 View (571) 322-8520
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 ...
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
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 ...
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
Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group
www.washingtonnutritionan dcounseling.com
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
Expecting and Nursing Mothers
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.
Hosted by Larkspur Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
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 View (571) 364-7460
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 ...
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
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 ...
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
Teen Girl Support Group
Hi there! I'm so glad you found our group page! This is a weekly group for teen girls who want to connect with other teens and receive support as they process a variety of stressors. Group sessions are tailored to ...
Hosted by Whitney Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
Hi there! I'm so glad you found our group page! This is a weekly group for teen girls who want to connect with other teens and receive support as they process a variety of stressors. Group sessions are tailored to ...
(571) 901-1157 View (571) 901-1157
Women's Therapy Group for Chronic Illness & Pain
Online therapy group for women in their 20's and 30's living in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland & New York. Support group designed to provide trauma informed CBT & mindfulness tools and hope for women navigating chronic illness & pain such ...
Hosted by Kelsey Bates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
Online therapy group for women in their 20's and 30's living in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland & New York. Support group designed to provide trauma informed CBT & mindfulness tools and hope for women navigating chronic illness & pain such ...
(202) 618-9881 View (202) 618-9881
Women's Group
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.
Hosted by The Family Therapy Center of Old Town
RNMSNCS, LMFT, PMHCNS-
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alexandria, VA 22314
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 View (703) 997-2610
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 ...
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
Social Skills & Emotional Regulation
This group is for ages 8 to 9 resuming in September 2023 meeting on Fridays in person at 5 pm
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

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Alexandria City County?

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.