Support Groups in Fairfax, VA

Why Are We Here?
Why We Are Here group begins the conversion of self-discovery of what brought you to substance abuse treatment. What consequences or lifestyle stressors did you experience? Accepting ownership of your behavior. Steps One, Two, and Three groups focus on the ...
Hosted by AEDA Associates, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CSAC, NCAC II
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
Why We Are Here group begins the conversion of self-discovery of what brought you to substance abuse treatment. What consequences or lifestyle stressors did you experience? Accepting ownership of your behavior. Steps One, Two, and Three groups focus on the ...
(703) 832-4807 View (703) 832-4807
Finding Solutions Counseling Centers
The journey to health & wholeness looks different for everyone. We walk alongside you, helping navigate your unique path. Therapy is a collaborative relationship, built on trust & empathy. Combining your strengths & our expertise, we'll help you get to ...
Hosted by C Coulter Weaver III
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
The journey to health & wholeness looks different for everyone. We walk alongside you, helping navigate your unique path. Therapy is a collaborative relationship, built on trust & empathy. Combining your strengths & our expertise, we'll help you get to ...
(571) 601-4285 View (571) 601-4285
Child Social Skills Group Therapy (ages 7-11)
Please join our weekly group every Tuesday at 5pm where we will work on conversation skills, joining in, listening, attention, emotional awareness, managing anger and avoiding bullying. Our group will have a maximum of 7 children and while we'll be ...
Hosted by Brittany Musaffi
PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
Please join our weekly group every Tuesday at 5pm where we will work on conversation skills, joining in, listening, attention, emotional awareness, managing anger and avoiding bullying. Our group will have a maximum of 7 children and while we'll be ...
(571) 350-3301 View (571) 350-3301
Virtual Teen Girls Support Group
This group provides adolescent girls with the opportunity to share their experiences, receive support, and learn new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Topics include: emotion regulation, managing stress, social/peer pressure, self awareness and self esteem, healthy friendships and ...
Hosted by Stephanie Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
This group provides adolescent girls with the opportunity to share their experiences, receive support, and learn new skills in a safe and supportive environment. Topics include: emotion regulation, managing stress, social/peer pressure, self awareness and self esteem, healthy friendships and ...
(571) 281-4047 View (571) 281-4047
anger management for women in spanish
Anger Management for women is Spanish
Hosted by Vittoria Donato Grant, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
Anger Management for women is Spanish
(703) 884-2437 View (703) 884-2437
ASAP group therapy
Wednesday nights 6-730, $85/group, 16 week group.
Hosted by Leslie M Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, MAC, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
Wednesday nights 6-730, $85/group, 16 week group.
(703) 932-7107 View (703) 932-7107
ROSE Program: Postpartum Depression Prevention
The ROSE (Reach Out, Stay Strong, Essentials for Mothers of Newborns) Program: An Evidence-based Intervention to Prevent Postpartum Depression. There will be a phone consultation prior to the start of the group and post-natal individual booster session. Topics include psychoeducation ...
Hosted by Jade Tiu Rubino
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
The ROSE (Reach Out, Stay Strong, Essentials for Mothers of Newborns) Program: An Evidence-based Intervention to Prevent Postpartum Depression. There will be a phone consultation prior to the start of the group and post-natal individual booster session. Topics include psychoeducation ...
(703) 997-4508 View (703) 997-4508
Men's Emotional Health Group Therapy - Tuesday
Emotional health affects how men manage behavior and navigate social complexities, both in their personal and professional lives. Most men desire to be emotionally healthy but lack the skills and motivation to get there. We are here to help. With ...
Hosted by Michael M. Fahmy
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
Emotional health affects how men manage behavior and navigate social complexities, both in their personal and professional lives. Most men desire to be emotionally healthy but lack the skills and motivation to get there. We are here to help. With ...
(571) 946-6098 View (571) 946-6098
Children's Social Skills Group (ages 7-11)
Our child social skills group will be led by Dr. Emily Claus and will focus primarily on providing your child with the skills that they'll need to develop and maintain healthy relationships as well as learning and developing essential life ...
Hosted by Emily Claus
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
Our child social skills group will be led by Dr. Emily Claus and will focus primarily on providing your child with the skills that they'll need to develop and maintain healthy relationships as well as learning and developing essential life ...
(703) 639-4155 View (703) 639-4155
Renewal of the Mind
Hosted by Naglaa B. Moussa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 972-1797 View (703) 972-1797
COVID19 & Infertility Support
If COVID19 has impacted your family building plans, please join me virtually each Friday. Contact me directly for additional details and the video link.
Hosted by Phyllis (Martin) Fortunato
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
If COVID19 has impacted your family building plans, please join me virtually each Friday. Contact me directly for additional details and the video link.
(703) 794-2167 View (703) 794-2167
Anger Management Group Englisn & Spanish
The course price includes your certificate of completion. We do not charge additional fees for providing these documents.
Hosted by Mirna Quiroga
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
The course price includes your certificate of completion. We do not charge additional fees for providing these documents.
(571) 556-9124 View (571) 556-9124
Art Therapy for Emotional Self-Regulation
This Art Therapy group encourages children to identify, name, and express strong emotions in a healthy manner using art projects for self-exploration and selfregulation. In this group, kids are encouraged to share and communicate with peers while feeling a sense ...
Hosted by EverWhen Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
This Art Therapy group encourages children to identify, name, and express strong emotions in a healthy manner using art projects for self-exploration and selfregulation. In this group, kids are encouraged to share and communicate with peers while feeling a sense ...
(571) 200-1565 View (571) 200-1565
Men's Emotional Health Group Therapy
Emotional health affects how men manage behavior and navigate social complexities in their personal and professional lives. Most men desire to be emotionally healthy but lack the skills and motivation. Employing psycho-education, in-session modeling, and interpersonal processing, we will help ...
Hosted by Andrew (Andy) E. Hart
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
Emotional health affects how men manage behavior and navigate social complexities in their personal and professional lives. Most men desire to be emotionally healthy but lack the skills and motivation. Employing psycho-education, in-session modeling, and interpersonal processing, we will help ...
(571) 556-3731 View (571) 556-3731
High School & Middle School Friends Groups
HS and MS group help you build friendship and emotional intelligence that leads to success in school, sports, relationships, and becoming adult. Groups include wellness discussion and adventure based therapy. The goal of the groups is connection. Self awareness and ...
Hosted by Cabush, Paul and Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
HS and MS group help you build friendship and emotional intelligence that leads to success in school, sports, relationships, and becoming adult. Groups include wellness discussion and adventure based therapy. The goal of the groups is connection. Self awareness and ...
(540) 491-4564 View (540) 491-4564
Coming Out Later in Life
This group is for women who have maybe lived in heterosexual circles or are married with kids who are questioning their sexuality, are ready to come out, are not ready but want to talk about it, religious or not, or ...
Hosted by Noelle Castoro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
This group is for women who have maybe lived in heterosexual circles or are married with kids who are questioning their sexuality, are ready to come out, are not ready but want to talk about it, religious or not, or ...
(757) 362-2216 View (757) 362-2216
Trauma Consultation Group For Clinicians
Monthly case consultation group for those wishing to discuss complex cases involving trauma and dissociation. EMDR training through EMDRIA is required to be a member of this group. This group is limited to 7 participants and meets on the 2nd ...
Hosted by Jan Beauregard
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CSAC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
Monthly case consultation group for those wishing to discuss complex cases involving trauma and dissociation. EMDR training through EMDRIA is required to be a member of this group. This group is limited to 7 participants and meets on the 2nd ...
(703) 349-4558 View (703) 349-4558
Summer Teen Girls Group
Simply Present Counseling is starting a virtual small group for teen girls (ages 12-15 YO) during the summer months. We will be focusing on emotional expression, coping skills, peer socialization, and building self-esteem. The group will be held on Thursdays ...
Hosted by Sarah Frye
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
Simply Present Counseling is starting a virtual small group for teen girls (ages 12-15 YO) during the summer months. We will be focusing on emotional expression, coping skills, peer socialization, and building self-esteem. The group will be held on Thursdays ...
(571) 570-8712 View (571) 570-8712
Marriage Wellness Group
This is a 6 week group / class offered to couples at varying times and at different locations throughout northern Virginia.
Hosted by Glen Denlinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
This is a 6 week group / class offered to couples at varying times and at different locations throughout northern Virginia.
(540) 268-0921 View (540) 268-0921
Sobriety Group
For clients with the ongoing goal of living a clean and sober life.
Hosted by Maria A Hylton, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Fairfax, VA 22030
For clients with the ongoing goal of living a clean and sober life.
(703) 476-2348 View (703) 476-2348
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Fairfax?

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.