Support Groups in Herndon, VA

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Mindfulness & Meditation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, LCSW
Verified
"This group has been cancelled for the fall of 2021. Hopefully it can be resumed in 2022. "
(571) 200-2471 
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Herndon, VA 20170
Not accepting new clients
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(703) 828-0508 
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Day Treatment (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Treatment Center, LCSW, CEDS
Verified
"Prosperity specializes in eating disorder day treatment programming (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP). PHP runs 5 days a week from 8-3pm. IOP is offered three days a week from 5 pm-8 pm. We offer Binge Eating IOP, Teens and Adult ..."
(571) 253-7529 
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Social Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
(301) 281-4746 
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Herndon, VA 20170
Waitlist for new clients
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McLean Hypnosis Meetup Group
CHT, CNHP
"McLean Hypnosis Meetup Group explores and explains various hypnotic solutions for issues like stress, weight loss, confidence, and many others. The principles of law of attraction are typically applied and demonstrated to make the hypnotic approaches more effective. "
(703) 517-7902 
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Child & Adolescent Divorce Group
Psychologist
Verified
"This group is designed to give children and adolescents of divorcing families an outlet to manage and process the distinctively difficult emotional experiences that are often a core feature of families undergoing divorce, complex custody issues, and seperation. The group ..."
(703) 662-1922 
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Men's support group
Psychologist
Verified
"The unique concerns of men are the core focus of this group. Men's relationships to the people in their lives (families, children, partners, bosses, and friends) and how to have satisfying and successful relationships is emphasized. This group utilizes a ..."
(703) 662-1922 
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Herndon, VA 20170
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COVID Special Needs Parenting
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"I am in the process of starting 2 new virtual groups to cope with the stressors of parenting medically fragile or behaviorally challenged children during this difficult time. Members would need access to a computer or smart phone. The groups ..."
(703) 828-0508 
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Meal Support
Treatment Center, LCSW, CEDS
Verified
"Breaking old habits can be challenging. Meal Support Group offers a safe, supportive and fun environment eating dinner with other clients and a Prosperity Dietician. This group is a great opportunity to receive support, accountability, and guidance when having and ..."
(571) 253-7529 
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Connected and Resilient Young Adults
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group serves young adults with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders. This group helps young adults find calm, make sense of the social world, connect with others, and chart their own paths. "
(571) 441-5358 
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Herndon, VA 20170
Waitlist for new clients
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Parents of Children with Depression
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, PhD, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
"This group will give parents the tools to recognize the spectrum of the mild to serious symptoms of depression in their child. Parents will learn how to recognize their child's triggers for depression. They will be equipped with the strategies ..."
(703) 782-8059 
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Herndon, VA 20171
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Binge Eating Disorder Group
Treatment Center, LCSW, CEDS
Verified
"Binge Eating disorder can be overwhelming and shameful. In our Binge Eating Disorder Group, we foster an encouraging and safe environment to teach the skills and methods of overcoming Binge Eating Disorder.The use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral ..."
(571) 253-7529 
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Herndon, VA 20170
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Jung's Approach to the Psyche
Psychologist
Verified
"Carl Jung's approach to the psyche is unique in that he integrated so much into the process. His approach to the psyche was not Jungian, rather it was an experience of the psyche, it's peculiarities, nuances, and overall richness. Drawing ..."
(703) 662-1922 
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Herndon, VA 20170

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