Support Groups in Great Falls, VA

Don't Pop Your Cork!
Manage your anger in don't pop your cork!
Hosted by Courtney Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, L, M, F, T
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Manage your anger in don't pop your cork!
(310) 706-2722 View (310) 706-2722
Grief and the Way of the Horse
The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are spending the season without their loved one. Whether the loss is recent or in years prior, the stress of the holiday season can present unforeseen challenges. As prey animals, ...
Hosted by Ailish R Dermody
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are spending the season without their loved one. Whether the loss is recent or in years prior, the stress of the holiday season can present unforeseen challenges. As prey animals, ...
(571) 462-6494 View (571) 462-6494
Equibliss
Equibliss is an equine assisted psychotherapy practice offering counseling services, workshops and clinical supervision.
Hosted by Ioana Marcus
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, GEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Equibliss is an equine assisted psychotherapy practice offering counseling services, workshops and clinical supervision.
(703) 997-6804 View (703) 997-6804
Unwind: Skills Group to Manage Anxiety (Teens)
Unwind is a group designed for adolescents who express feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, inadequate, or a need for perfection. Integrating concepts from Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), participants will learn new skills and strategies to ...
Hosted by Cate Riihimaki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Unwind is a group designed for adolescents who express feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, inadequate, or a need for perfection. Integrating concepts from Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), participants will learn new skills and strategies to ...
(703) 215-9013 View (703) 215-9013
Keeping Cool
Manage anxiety and stress in Keeping Cool!
Hosted by Courtney Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, L, M, F, T
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Manage anxiety and stress in Keeping Cool!
(310) 706-2722 View (310) 706-2722
Balance: How to Live with Chronic Illness (Teens)
Balance is a skills-based support group for adolescents managing life with a chronic illness (e.g., POTS, migraines, depression, Lyme). Living with a chronic condition brings unique challenges that can upset daily balance; it can be especially overwhelming and lonely as ...
Hosted by Cate Riihimaki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Balance is a skills-based support group for adolescents managing life with a chronic illness (e.g., POTS, migraines, depression, Lyme). Living with a chronic condition brings unique challenges that can upset daily balance; it can be especially overwhelming and lonely as ...
(703) 215-9013 View (703) 215-9013
The Changing Family
Separation, divorce, two mothers or two fathers, children raised by grandparents, loss, birth of a new baby...learn to handle the changing face of family life.
Hosted by Courtney Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, L, M, F, T
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Separation, divorce, two mothers or two fathers, children raised by grandparents, loss, birth of a new baby...learn to handle the changing face of family life.
(310) 706-2722 View (310) 706-2722

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Don't Pop Your Cork!
Manage your anger in don't pop your cork!
Hosted by Courtney Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, L, M, F, T
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Manage your anger in don't pop your cork!
(310) 706-2722 View (310) 706-2722
Grief and the Way of the Horse
The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are spending the season without their loved one. Whether the loss is recent or in years prior, the stress of the holiday season can present unforeseen challenges. As prey animals, ...
Hosted by Ailish R Dermody
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are spending the season without their loved one. Whether the loss is recent or in years prior, the stress of the holiday season can present unforeseen challenges. As prey animals, ...
(571) 462-6494 View (571) 462-6494
Equibliss
Equibliss is an equine assisted psychotherapy practice offering counseling services, workshops and clinical supervision.
Hosted by Ioana Marcus
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, GEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Equibliss is an equine assisted psychotherapy practice offering counseling services, workshops and clinical supervision.
(703) 997-6804 View (703) 997-6804
Unwind: Skills Group to Manage Anxiety (Teens)
Unwind is a group designed for adolescents who express feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, inadequate, or a need for perfection. Integrating concepts from Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), participants will learn new skills and strategies to ...
Hosted by Cate Riihimaki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Unwind is a group designed for adolescents who express feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, inadequate, or a need for perfection. Integrating concepts from Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), participants will learn new skills and strategies to ...
(703) 215-9013 View (703) 215-9013
Keeping Cool
Manage anxiety and stress in Keeping Cool!
Hosted by Courtney Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, L, M, F, T
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Manage anxiety and stress in Keeping Cool!
(310) 706-2722 View (310) 706-2722
Balance: How to Live with Chronic Illness (Teens)
Balance is a skills-based support group for adolescents managing life with a chronic illness (e.g., POTS, migraines, depression, Lyme). Living with a chronic condition brings unique challenges that can upset daily balance; it can be especially overwhelming and lonely as ...
Hosted by Cate Riihimaki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Balance is a skills-based support group for adolescents managing life with a chronic illness (e.g., POTS, migraines, depression, Lyme). Living with a chronic condition brings unique challenges that can upset daily balance; it can be especially overwhelming and lonely as ...
(703) 215-9013 View (703) 215-9013
The Changing Family
Separation, divorce, two mothers or two fathers, children raised by grandparents, loss, birth of a new baby...learn to handle the changing face of family life.
Hosted by Courtney Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, L, M, F, T
Verified Verified
Group meets in Great Falls, VA 22066
Separation, divorce, two mothers or two fathers, children raised by grandparents, loss, birth of a new baby...learn to handle the changing face of family life.
(310) 706-2722 View (310) 706-2722
Adolescent Groups
The primary goals of adolescent groups are to provide a safe environment for preadolescents and adolescents to talk about peer pressure, process their feelings about social interactions, develop and maintain friendships, increase self esteem, and improve family relationships. These groups ...
Hosted by Anne Fleury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
The primary goals of adolescent groups are to provide a safe environment for preadolescents and adolescents to talk about peer pressure, process their feelings about social interactions, develop and maintain friendships, increase self esteem, and improve family relationships. These groups ...
(703) 282-5937 View (703) 282-5937
K/1st Group
This group is designed to help children from kindergarten and 1st grade develop skills for emotional regulation and social connection. The goal is to teach kids how to interact appropriately with others their age. The group promotes learning conversational, friendship ...
Hosted by Lauren Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
This group is designed to help children from kindergarten and 1st grade develop skills for emotional regulation and social connection. The goal is to teach kids how to interact appropriately with others their age. The group promotes learning conversational, friendship ...
(571) 934-6252 View (571) 934-6252
Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection
The Hold Me Tight Program is a 16 hour educational course for couples hoping to foster a deeper connection with their partner. The program is based on the theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Couples will learn about ...
Hosted by LuAnn C. Oliver, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
The Hold Me Tight Program is a 16 hour educational course for couples hoping to foster a deeper connection with their partner. The program is based on the theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Couples will learn about ...
(703) 991-7301 View (703) 991-7301
Binge Eating Group
THIS GROUP ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF FOOD ADDICTION AND BINGE EATING DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT THIS GROUP IS ALSO OFFERED AT OUR WOODBRIDGE LOCATION ON TUESDAYS--- PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION AT (703) 356-9136 OR ADMIN@MCLEAN-THERAPY.COM
Hosted by Mona Abuhamda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
THIS GROUP ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF FOOD ADDICTION AND BINGE EATING DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT THIS GROUP IS ALSO OFFERED AT OUR WOODBRIDGE LOCATION ON TUESDAYS--- PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION AT (703) 356-9136 OR ADMIN@MCLEAN-THERAPY.COM
(703) 356-9136 View (703) 356-9136
Autistic Women / Non-Binary Person Support Groups
This support group offers connection, psycho-educational, and neurodiverse affirmative support for like-minded Adult Women / Nonbinary individuals. Topics include sensory overstimulation, social anxiety, executive functioning, masking, rejection sensitivity, identity, personal challenges, self-acceptance, and developing confidence in yourself. We will explore ...
Hosted by Sondra Wolff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
This support group offers connection, psycho-educational, and neurodiverse affirmative support for like-minded Adult Women / Nonbinary individuals. Topics include sensory overstimulation, social anxiety, executive functioning, masking, rejection sensitivity, identity, personal challenges, self-acceptance, and developing confidence in yourself. We will explore ...
(703) 794-4514 View (703) 794-4514
Radically Open DBT Classes
Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RODBT) is an evidenced-based approach to treat emotional over control We teach skills to understand our neuroregulatory system, and how this affects our relationships and contributes to feelings of loneliness. We also teach skills to ...
Hosted by Clarity Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Reston, VA 20190
Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RODBT) is an evidenced-based approach to treat emotional over control We teach skills to understand our neuroregulatory system, and how this affects our relationships and contributes to feelings of loneliness. We also teach skills to ...
(571) 336-1246 View (571) 336-1246

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Great Falls?

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.