Support Groups in Arlington County, VA

Boundaries and Healthy Relationships
Whether in love, work, or family, healthy boundaries make for healthy relationships, but so many struggle to know when and how to set limits while remaining compassionate and caring.
Hosted by Sara Rosenquist
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22204
Whether in love, work, or family, healthy boundaries make for healthy relationships, but so many struggle to know when and how to set limits while remaining compassionate and caring.
(571) 520-5893 View (571) 520-5893
Anxiety Group for Teens
Led by Dr. Dee Majko, this group empowers teens to make changes in their own behaviors, learn coping skills to reduce the impact of anxiety and have the support of other members that can relate to those struggles. And the ...
Hosted by Carolin Jassem
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22201
Led by Dr. Dee Majko, this group empowers teens to make changes in their own behaviors, learn coping skills to reduce the impact of anxiety and have the support of other members that can relate to those struggles. And the ...
(703) 293-5276 View (703) 293-5276
Intimacy and relationships group psychotherapy
As a member of this group, patients get the benefit of a male and female co-therapy team. Patients learn how to improve relationship skills, identify barriers to intimacy, and communicate more effectively with men and women.
Hosted by Melinda Mecham Jensen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22209
As a member of this group, patients get the benefit of a male and female co-therapy team. Patients learn how to improve relationship skills, identify barriers to intimacy, and communicate more effectively with men and women.
(540) 212-2081 View (540) 212-2081
Relationship, Breakup, Betrayal & Divorce Support
What happens when your relationship starts to feel like a sh** show? This can happen when an affair or betrayal impacts not just your relationship, but makes your whole life feel completely devastated. Maybe you are the one who was ...
Hosted by Dr. Jenna Budreau
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22201
What happens when your relationship starts to feel like a sh** show? This can happen when an affair or betrayal impacts not just your relationship, but makes your whole life feel completely devastated. Maybe you are the one who was ...
(571) 290-2855 View (571) 290-2855
Parent Loss Support Group for Young Adults
MEETS ONLINE: For young adults in their 20's and 30's who have lost a parent, either recently or years ago. Meets Tuesday evenings online. Building on the success of the group that met in late 2023. For more information and ...
Hosted by Sarah Pyle Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22209
MEETS ONLINE: For young adults in their 20's and 30's who have lost a parent, either recently or years ago. Meets Tuesday evenings online. Building on the success of the group that met in late 2023. For more information and ...
(703) 454-8182 View (703) 454-8182
Emotional Regulation Skill Building
Is traditional therapy not engaging your child? Does your child struggle with anxiety, communication, identity or emotional regulation? Group Therapy in the safe realm of Minecraft can help! Led by a licensed therapist and special education teacher with over 15 ...
Hosted by Victoria Prisco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAT, LPC, CAADC, PMP, ADHD-CP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22205
Is traditional therapy not engaging your child? Does your child struggle with anxiety, communication, identity or emotional regulation? Group Therapy in the safe realm of Minecraft can help! Led by a licensed therapist and special education teacher with over 15 ...
(215) 261-5784 View (215) 261-5784
Relationship, Breakup, Betrayal & Divorce Support
What happens when your relationship starts to feel like a sh** show? This can happen when an affair or betrayal impacts not just your relationship, but makes your whole life feel completely devastated. Maybe you are the one who was ...
Hosted by Dr. Jenna Budreau
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22201
What happens when your relationship starts to feel like a sh** show? This can happen when an affair or betrayal impacts not just your relationship, but makes your whole life feel completely devastated. Maybe you are the one who was ...
(571) 554-6582 View (571) 554-6582
Symbiosis Mental Health and Wellness, LLC
At symbiosis view therapy as a symbiotic relationship between therapist and client, where both parties contribute to growth and healing. As a trauma-informed therapist specializing in art therapy and EMDR, I believe in the power of connection and collaboration in ...
Hosted by Adrienne Terese Iannazzo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22203
At symbiosis view therapy as a symbiotic relationship between therapist and client, where both parties contribute to growth and healing. As a trauma-informed therapist specializing in art therapy and EMDR, I believe in the power of connection and collaboration in ...
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Eating Disorder Support Group in Rosslyn, VA
This is a warm, supportive, kind, and thoughtful eating disorder recovery group for people ages 18-35. The group is for people with a history of restriction, binging, purging, and over-exercise. We welcome participants who have a desire for freedom around ...
Hosted by Heather Leahy Hecht
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22209
This is a warm, supportive, kind, and thoughtful eating disorder recovery group for people ages 18-35. The group is for people with a history of restriction, binging, purging, and over-exercise. We welcome participants who have a desire for freedom around ...
(703) 436-4259 View (703) 436-4259
Relationship, Breakup, Betrayal & Divorce Support
What happens when your relationship starts to feel like a sh** show? This can happen when an affair or betrayal impacts not just your relationship, but makes your whole life feel completely devastated. Maybe you are the one who was ...
Hosted by Dr. Jenna Budreau
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22201
What happens when your relationship starts to feel like a sh** show? This can happen when an affair or betrayal impacts not just your relationship, but makes your whole life feel completely devastated. Maybe you are the one who was ...
(816) 306-1125 View (816) 306-1125
Emotional Intelligence: Why it Matters
Hosted by Carla Messenger Shuman
Psychologist, Ph, D
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-1200 View (703) 527-1200
Elysian Psychological Services
When life gets complicated, it’s natural for our mental health state to follow suit. However, it doesn’t have to stay that way, and you certainly don’t have to walk the healing path alone. Our collective of top-tier doctors, all of ...
Hosted by Donna Frank
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22201
When life gets complicated, it’s natural for our mental health state to follow suit. However, it doesn’t have to stay that way, and you certainly don’t have to walk the healing path alone. Our collective of top-tier doctors, all of ...
(571) 620-6181 View (571) 620-6181
Anxiety Group for Teen Girls
An interactive group for teen girls that are experiencing anxiety. This group is a supportive and safe space to explore and practice skills to reduce anxiety and learn and practice coping skills.
Hosted by Dee Majko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22201
An interactive group for teen girls that are experiencing anxiety. This group is a supportive and safe space to explore and practice skills to reduce anxiety and learn and practice coping skills.
(202) 951-9961 View (202) 951-9961
Concerned Persons Group Zoom
This is a series of weekly educational sessions presented by experienced treatment professionals to provide relevant information about substance abuse, treatment, and recovery. Join Us on Zoom! No RSVP needed Every Wednesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM please follow the ...
Hosted by National Capital Treatment & Recovery
Treatment Center
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22203
This is a series of weekly educational sessions presented by experienced treatment professionals to provide relevant information about substance abuse, treatment, and recovery. Join Us on Zoom! No RSVP needed Every Wednesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM please follow the ...
(703) 420-4780 View (703) 420-4780
Mens Group
An open-ended process group for men (25-55 y/o). Group focus on emotional expression and relationship building. Ideally for men with intact social skills but struggling with emotional range or opportunities for developing close relationships. Group seeks to provide a safe ...
Hosted by Anthony LoPresti
Psychologist, MS, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22209
An open-ended process group for men (25-55 y/o). Group focus on emotional expression and relationship building. Ideally for men with intact social skills but struggling with emotional range or opportunities for developing close relationships. Group seeks to provide a safe ...
(571) 200-5286 View (571) 200-5286
Early Recovery Group for Eating Disorders - Online
Embarking on the recovery journey can be a scary experience, and it is important to know you're not alone. This group is designed to give you a space to connect to others who are new to recovery, develop realistic expectations ...
Hosted by Amy Taddeo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22209
Embarking on the recovery journey can be a scary experience, and it is important to know you're not alone. This group is designed to give you a space to connect to others who are new to recovery, develop realistic expectations ...
(571) 520-5917 View (571) 520-5917
Meal Support Therapy Group (In-person or Virtual)
A weekly, eating disorder therapy group to help you increase flexibility and overcome food fears in a safe environment. Led by a therapist, this group offers a supported meal, and a group therapeutic activity and processing. This group is uniquely ...
Hosted by Rock Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22209
A weekly, eating disorder therapy group to help you increase flexibility and overcome food fears in a safe environment. Led by a therapist, this group offers a supported meal, and a group therapeutic activity and processing. This group is uniquely ...
(703) 349-7496 View (703) 349-7496
Mindfulness Based Creativite Therapy Group
Join this eight-session self- discovery group and participate in guided meditations, group discussions, and intuitive painting.  I’ll show you a path to deep relaxation and a way to deal with challenging thoughts and emotions.  You'll learn to lead with your ...
Hosted by Meredith L McEver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22204
Join this eight-session self- discovery group and participate in guided meditations, group discussions, and intuitive painting.  I’ll show you a path to deep relaxation and a way to deal with challenging thoughts and emotions.  You'll learn to lead with your ...
(571) 470-5613 View (571) 470-5613
Loss of a Parent Grief Support Group
SPOTS OPENING JULY 2024. Meets every other Tuesday for 6 sessions. Grief isn't 5 stages. Grief has no time limit. Whether recent or longer term, sudden or expected, a serious diagnosis for or death of a parent can be devastating ...
Hosted by Tara R. Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22209
SPOTS OPENING JULY 2024. Meets every other Tuesday for 6 sessions. Grief isn't 5 stages. Grief has no time limit. Whether recent or longer term, sudden or expected, a serious diagnosis for or death of a parent can be devastating ...
(703) 420-7173 View (703) 420-7173
Relationship, Breakup, Betrayal & Divorce Support
What happens when your relationship starts to feel like a sh** show? This can happen when an affair or betrayal impacts not just your relationship, but makes your whole life feel completely devastated. Maybe you are the one who was ...
Hosted by Britt Lindon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, VA 22201
What happens when your relationship starts to feel like a sh** show? This can happen when an affair or betrayal impacts not just your relationship, but makes your whole life feel completely devastated. Maybe you are the one who was ...
(540) 572-1006 View (540) 572-1006

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Arlington 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.