Support Groups in Charlottesville, VA

The Sacred No: Meeting Anger
A group curriculum for anger management that is centered on mindfulness and somatic self regulation. (This group is currently transitioning to be online-only. It fulfills court requirements for anger management therapy.)
Hosted by April Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
A group curriculum for anger management that is centered on mindfulness and somatic self regulation. (This group is currently transitioning to be online-only. It fulfills court requirements for anger management therapy.)
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Womxn's Understanding Self & Others -Process Group
This is an interpersonal process group that focuses on facilitating self-understanding, awareness of relationship patterns, and learning new ways of relating to one's self and others. Group members will learn about themselves, identify and expand their own interpersonal patterns, try ...
Hosted by Charlottesville Empowerment
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22903
This is an interpersonal process group that focuses on facilitating self-understanding, awareness of relationship patterns, and learning new ways of relating to one's self and others. Group members will learn about themselves, identify and expand their own interpersonal patterns, try ...
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Thriving Together: A Therapy Group for Students
This 8-week virtual group is designed to help students cope with college-related stress. Topics for discussion include maintaining healthy relationships with peers and family, dealing with “pressure” culture, preventing burnout, setting boundaries, and managing the transition into young adulthood. This ...
Hosted by Angela Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
This 8-week virtual group is designed to help students cope with college-related stress. Topics for discussion include maintaining healthy relationships with peers and family, dealing with “pressure” culture, preventing burnout, setting boundaries, and managing the transition into young adulthood. This ...
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Men’s Group
What do we find as men? How to handle our emotions, relationships, work, family? Wounds that often happen in groups of men. Developing our strength and courage, and sharing among men is healing, in and of itself. The most difficult ...
Hosted by Fabian Kuttner
Resident in Counseling, MA, RIC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22903
What do we find as men? How to handle our emotions, relationships, work, family? Wounds that often happen in groups of men. Developing our strength and courage, and sharing among men is healing, in and of itself. The most difficult ...
(434) 231-2558 View (434) 231-2558
Meditation and Music for Stress Reduction
This group is for people who want to explore how mind-body approaches can reduce the anxiety, worry, and stress that interfere with one's personal and professional lives. Mindfulness meditation helps people connect more deeply to the present moment and begin ...
Hosted by Erin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, FAMI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
This group is for people who want to explore how mind-body approaches can reduce the anxiety, worry, and stress that interfere with one's personal and professional lives. Mindfulness meditation helps people connect more deeply to the present moment and begin ...
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DBT Skills Training Group: Virtual
Dialectical Behavior Therapy benefits people who struggle with overwhelming emotions and self-destructive behaviors, as well as people looking to gain skills to improve their mood, daily functioning, and relationships. Please find more details about upcoming DBT offerings here: https://www.angelanhlcsw. com/dbt
Hosted by Angela Nemecek-Haag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
Dialectical Behavior Therapy benefits people who struggle with overwhelming emotions and self-destructive behaviors, as well as people looking to gain skills to improve their mood, daily functioning, and relationships. Please find more details about upcoming DBT offerings here: https://www.angelanhlcsw. com/dbt
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Group for parents/spouse whose loved one has ED
Meet at every other Thursday, 7pm - 8pm. This group provides a safe space for parents and spouse to process their difficulties in helping their loved one navigate through the challenging journey of disordered eating; offers an opportunity to learn ...
Hosted by Daphne Ingene
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
Meet at every other Thursday, 7pm - 8pm. This group provides a safe space for parents and spouse to process their difficulties in helping their loved one navigate through the challenging journey of disordered eating; offers an opportunity to learn ...
(434) 326-0527 View (434) 326-0527
ADHD Adult Skills Course Starting April 24, 2024
New Understanding, New Tools is an engaged and active approach to changing habits while accepting ADHD as a neurodevelopmental condition. The Course consists of eight (8) 90-minute classes, held in person on Wednesdays, April 24-June 12 from 5:30-7:00pm. Adult (24 ...
Hosted by Cara Marinucci
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, FAMI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
New Understanding, New Tools is an engaged and active approach to changing habits while accepting ADHD as a neurodevelopmental condition. The Course consists of eight (8) 90-minute classes, held in person on Wednesdays, April 24-June 12 from 5:30-7:00pm. Adult (24 ...
(434) 248-3114 View (434) 248-3114
Full Life PC
Full Life is a small group practice with offices in Charlottesville and Louisa that focuses on providing guidance, support, and solidarity to people challenging past patterns, hurts and stuck places so that they can live a life full of meaning, ...
Hosted by Paige Goodloe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22903
Full Life is a small group practice with offices in Charlottesville and Louisa that focuses on providing guidance, support, and solidarity to people challenging past patterns, hurts and stuck places so that they can live a life full of meaning, ...
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Support Group for Bipolar Professionals
The group meets every other week and is limited to six individuals.
Hosted by Russ Federman
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22903
The group meets every other week and is limited to six individuals.
(434) 200-8326 View (434) 200-8326
Group Psychotherapy - Wednesdays
This weekly group, which is in-person and modern analytic, meets weekly on Wednesdays. Modern analytic group psychotherapy places emphasis on here-and-now interpersonal processing with the goal of addressing old patterns of relating to self and others as they arise in ...
Hosted by Eric Michael Eyerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22903
This weekly group, which is in-person and modern analytic, meets weekly on Wednesdays. Modern analytic group psychotherapy places emphasis on here-and-now interpersonal processing with the goal of addressing old patterns of relating to self and others as they arise in ...
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Anger Management Group
12 Groups to help you effectively manage your anger. Call today for more details.
Hosted by Wright Group Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22903
12 Groups to help you effectively manage your anger. Call today for more details.
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Loving and Compassionate Parenting Workshops
Email or call for a descriptive flyer.
Hosted by Christine Ann Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
Email or call for a descriptive flyer.
(434) 207-5494 View (434) 207-5494
Counseling Ministry of Charlottesville
The nexus of spiritual, mental and physical health is the key to finding that life balance so many of us are looking for. The journey begins with growing trust. It is a great joy is to assist others to traverse ...
Hosted by Diana C. Brawley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MDiv, ThM, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22903
The nexus of spiritual, mental and physical health is the key to finding that life balance so many of us are looking for. The journey begins with growing trust. It is a great joy is to assist others to traverse ...
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Living for Peace--Attachment & Trauma Workshop
This provides two days (or more) of intensive work. I present an overview of attachment and trauma theory (to include birth psychology), and integrate it with a safe format for people to address their personal issues. Participants often make powerful ...
Hosted by Christine Ann Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
This provides two days (or more) of intensive work. I present an overview of attachment and trauma theory (to include birth psychology), and integrate it with a safe format for people to address their personal issues. Participants often make powerful ...
(434) 207-5494 View (434) 207-5494
Anger Management Group
The Anger Management Group Treatment Model is a combined cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions. Participants draw on these different interventions to develop individualized anger control plans.
Hosted by Wright Group Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22903
The Anger Management Group Treatment Model is a combined cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions. Participants draw on these different interventions to develop individualized anger control plans.
(434) 201-7641 View (434) 201-7641
Meditation for Psychotherapy: Support for Practice
Establishing a mindfulness practice can be very helpful to making progress in psychotherapy. This group is open to everyone, and serves as both a friendly introduction to practice, as well as a support for ongoing practitioners of all levels. You ...
Hosted by April Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
Establishing a mindfulness practice can be very helpful to making progress in psychotherapy. This group is open to everyone, and serves as both a friendly introduction to practice, as well as a support for ongoing practitioners of all levels. You ...
(434) 337-3568 View (434) 337-3568
Music and Mandalas for Mindfulness
This group will offer people the opportunity to learn how mandalas and music can be used to develop greater self-awareness and self-confidence, and to work through blocks to creativity. Music has the capacity to evoke insights, images and memories that ...
Hosted by Erin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, FAMI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
This group will offer people the opportunity to learn how mandalas and music can be used to develop greater self-awareness and self-confidence, and to work through blocks to creativity. Music has the capacity to evoke insights, images and memories that ...
(434) 337-3853 View (434) 337-3853
Women's Experiential Psychotherapy Group
I offer a women's Experiential Psychotherapy Group for high functioning adults ages 35 -60. The group is designed to provide a safe, supportive environment to increase interpersonal and relational capacity through group interaction. This is an on-going, open-ended process group ...
Hosted by Nealy V Johnston, PhD, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22903
I offer a women's Experiential Psychotherapy Group for high functioning adults ages 35 -60. The group is designed to provide a safe, supportive environment to increase interpersonal and relational capacity through group interaction. This is an on-going, open-ended process group ...
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Creative Women Group
Are you wanting to engage your creativity but have difficulty getting started? Do you keep encountering roadblocks like fear and the "inner critic" when you do start to follow through with your creative urges? Join other women on a similar ...
Hosted by Erin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, FAMI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Charlottesville, VA 22902
Are you wanting to engage your creativity but have difficulty getting started? Do you keep encountering roadblocks like fear and the "inner critic" when you do start to follow through with your creative urges? Join other women on a similar ...
(434) 337-3853 View (434) 337-3853

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How can I find a support group in Charlottesville?

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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.