Host: Ms. Deborah Gonzalez, MA
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Chantilly, VA 20151
"This support group consists of women who are experiencing difficult life situations such as divorce, rebellious teenagers, marital discontent and other life challenges. We work on personal deficits such as co-dependency, anger, trust, depression, fear and anxiety. We strive to ..."
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"This support group consists of women who are experiencing difficult life situations such as divorce, rebellious teenagers, marital discontent and other life challenges. We work on personal deficits such as co-dependency, anger, trust, depression, fear and anxiety. We strive to ..."
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Host: Mr. Derek Clark, MSW
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Chantilly, VA 20151
(571) 497-4575
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Host: Ms. Claire Von Kahle, MA
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Chantilly, VA 20151
(571) 450-9440
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Host: Ms. Judy Valeski, MEd
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Chantilly, VA 20151
"Our group is open to all middle school students who are seeking help navigating through the challenges presented in their lives. Our group is very welcoming and accepting of new members and provides a safe place to discuss concerns. Topics ..."
(703) 291-0721
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"Our group is open to all middle school students who are seeking help navigating through the challenges presented in their lives. Our group is very welcoming and accepting of new members and provides a safe place to discuss concerns. Topics ..."
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Host: David Heebner, MA, LPC
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Chantilly, VA 20151
"This group meets to offer strength, hope and solutions for women's issues like separation and divorce, co-dependency, parenting, and many other challenges. "
(703) 935-2596
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"This group meets to offer strength, hope and solutions for women's issues like separation and divorce, co-dependency, parenting, and many other challenges. "
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Host: Mrs. Ana Karina Porto, LPC
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Chantilly, VA 20151
"This group is meant to strengthen the use of your mindfulness practice to increase self-awareness, stress management, and emotional regulation. The ultimate goal is to develop the habit of using mindfulness to improve the discovery of your unique life path ..."
(703) 879-3298
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"This group is meant to strengthen the use of your mindfulness practice to increase self-awareness, stress management, and emotional regulation. The ultimate goal is to develop the habit of using mindfulness to improve the discovery of your unique life path ..."
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Host: Ms. Judy Valeski, MEd
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Chantilly, VA 20151
"We welcome all high schoolers who want a place to escape to in order to discuss and receive support from peers who face similar challenges while navigating though their teen years. High school offers it own set of challenges and ..."
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"We welcome all high schoolers who want a place to escape to in order to discuss and receive support from peers who face similar challenges while navigating though their teen years. High school offers it own set of challenges and ..."
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Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 854-9160
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Host: Mr. John Mays, MEd, CHT, NSCA-PT
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Chantilly, VA 20151
"This introductory 3 Week Weight-Management Hypnosis program is different from the other weight loss programs you may have tried. In this program, we focus on returning to your "authentic self" by removing the emotional blocks that lead to weight gain. ..."
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"This introductory 3 Week Weight-Management Hypnosis program is different from the other weight loss programs you may have tried. In this program, we focus on returning to your "authentic self" by removing the emotional blocks that lead to weight gain. ..."
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Host: Mr. John Mays, MEd, CHT, NSCA-PT
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Chantilly, VA 20151
"Midlife Refocusing guides a person towards the art of embracing a "new" meaningful goal for one's life. Midlife is often the point when a person takes control of their story. Early in our lives, we live according to what has ..."
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"Midlife Refocusing guides a person towards the art of embracing a "new" meaningful goal for one's life. Midlife is often the point when a person takes control of their story. Early in our lives, we live according to what has ..."
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Host: Ms. Judy Valeski, MEd
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Chantilly, VA 20151
"Girls & Pearls is designed to be a fun and interactive group experience for girls age 6-18. Members will learn more about embracing and empowering themselves and others through continued growth: *Enhance their self-esteem *Cope with situations in life that may be ..."
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"Girls & Pearls is designed to be a fun and interactive group experience for girls age 6-18. Members will learn more about embracing and empowering themselves and others through continued growth: *Enhance their self-esteem *Cope with situations in life that may be ..."

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