Support Groups in Falls Church, VA

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Ongoing therapy group- Mixed adults
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"This is an ongoing therapy group for adults (30-60 years old), both males and females. Members talk about any issues in their life which they'd like to work on, particularly relationship issues (with spouses or children, families of origin, friends, ..."
(703) 957-7741
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Falls Church, VA 22043
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DBT - Dealing with Difficult Emotions 101
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified
Verified
"A dialectical behavior therapy skills group that focuses on recognizing, dealing with, accepting, and changing our emotions specifically through the use of the first two DBT skills: mindfulness and distress tolerance. I offer both an evening and a daytime group. ..."
(571) 234-1471
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Men's Divorce/Separation Support Group
Resident in Counseling, MS
Verified
Verified
"This group is for men who are recently separated, in the middle of a divorce, or already divorced. Separation can feel frustrating, depressing, and lonely. We will help navigate the stressors of this difficult time by learning and growing together. Topics ..."
(571) 777-0065
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Teen Vaping and Substance Addiction
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LLM, LPC, CCTP-II, CCATP
Verified
Verified
"Teen substance use is at an all time high. Vaping is at crisis levels. Treatment for such issues requires a highly specialized wholistic approach. As part of my proprietary treatment program I offer psycho-education groups for teens, their parents and ..."
(571) 350-3543
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Falls Church, VA 22046
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High School Girls Empowerment Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"For girls who want to be confident, strong and support each other. Topics addressed include: Anxiety and stress, Bullying, Peer relationships, Dating, Social media, Body image/self-esteem, Nutrition and exercise, Positive coping skills. "
(571) 343-4305
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Relational Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This group promotes the growth of self and how to have healthy relationships in which there is mutual understanding and the ability to take care of oneself, while maintaining a sensitivity to the needs of others. We work on emotional ..."
(703) 468-8180
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22044
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Social Skills
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Dr. Brian Razzino is a certified provider of the Program for the Enrichment and Enhancement of Relationships (PEERS) curriculum through the Semel Neuroscience Institute at UCLA. The PEERS method is one of the only research validated social skills curriculums in ..."
(703) 940-9989
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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DBT Friends and Family Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Eight weekly 60 minute learning and support groups for adult friends and family of those with emotion regulation difficulties. Gain support and learn about DBT, not a therapy group. Learn about the structure of DBT. Learn how to support loved ..."
(571) 339-5440
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Art Journaling Group
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Art journaling creates a deeper sense of self-awareness, empowers us, inspires us, encourages us, and can move us in powerful ways. It eases the stresses of life by getting the chaos inside our heads down on paper. In addition, you ..."
(571) 339-0411
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Psychotherapy, Be the Best You Can Be
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIRT, CMT
Verified
Verified
(703) 468-8859
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Empowering Emerging Adults
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Empowering Emerging Adults - Moving Beyong 'Stuckness'", is a focused 8 module group program for young adults to help them express their core identity in a mindful, effective and autonomous ways The modules focus on 8 different components to foster ..."
(703) 997-7523
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Relationships Group in Falls Church
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, IFS
Verified
Verified
"This on-going process group offers a safe and supportive environment for women and men to pursue personal and interpersonal growth. You can be in individual therapy or not. Unfortunately nowadays there is no enough support to process real life. A ..."
(703) 468-8650
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Sexual Assault Support group for Adolescences
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, QMHP
Verified
Verified
"As of June 2022, Sexual Assault support groups for all genders and all sexual identities will be available for adolescents. As a group, the focus will be on how sexual violence or how the assault has affected the teen's mental ..."
(571) 600-6968
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"We provide two services: Standard DBT (Individual DBT Therapy, Group Skills Training, Phone Coaching, and Therapist DBT Consultation Team) and Group Skills Training Only (for clients with an individual therapist). Four Adult DBT Group times are offered. DBT is a ..."
(571) 336-0991
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Self-Esteem and Relationship Building
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"This group was developed over a decade ago, and has helped hundreds of adults build self-esteem and gain healthier coping skills, while also addressing any intimacy and relationship concerns. We work together to eliminate fear based behaviors, and learn how ..."
(571) 449-2731
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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HeartSpace for Educators
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
Verified
"In partnership with EKOE Health, Ashley co-facilitates a free weekly support space for all persons involved in education: educators, administrators and support staff. In response to the unprecedented school year of 2020-2021, and the unique challenges associated with distance learning, ..."
(571) 520-6865
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Trauma Groups
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Trauma groups will be starting Friday evenings. The group will provide a safe and open environment for each member. "
(703) 215-1938
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Parenting the Anxious Child
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, RPT,S
Verified
Verified
"Anxiety is the most common mental health concern for children. Parenting an anxious child can often feel overwhelming. It's hard to see your child so stressed. It's painful to watch them miss so many life experiences because they are too ..."
(703) 940-9052
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22041
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ParentCircle Group: Therapy, Support & Education
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Verified
"The ParentCircle is a parent development program in which a small number of parents meet with a seasoned clinician/trainer to help themselves and one another learn and grow. Parents come to share struggles and sucesses, deepen understanding of themselves and ..."
(703) 596-8852
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Reclaiming Your Peace
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC
Verified
Verified
"A 6-week online group to help adults struggling with anxiety. Learn calming techniques and healthy coping skills to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Are you experiencing symptoms of restlessness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, difficulty sleeping, or excessive worry? These ..."
(703) 215-2163
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046

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