Support Groups in McLean, VA

Social Skills Group for Children (10-12)
Hosted by Gabrielle Lipson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, MPhil
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
(571) 450-9296 View (571) 450-9296
High School Support Group
Our high school support group is a non judgemental, safe space for teens to open up about difficult emotions or experiences and receive support, validation, and peer connection. Our members will not only be able to talk about their own ...
Hosted by Rachel Stewart
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
Our high school support group is a non judgemental, safe space for teens to open up about difficult emotions or experiences and receive support, validation, and peer connection. Our members will not only be able to talk about their own ...
(571) 946-8139 View (571) 946-8139
Sexual Compulsion Men's Group
Sexual Compulsion men's groups suitable for non offenders. Beginners at 4pm Thursday and Advanced at 7pm Also on line via Zoom.
Hosted by Geoff Michaelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
Sexual Compulsion men's groups suitable for non offenders. Beginners at 4pm Thursday and Advanced at 7pm Also on line via Zoom.
(703) 883-1770 View (703) 883-1770
Healing Hearts: Divorce/Separation Recovery
This 10-week group is designed for women who are currently navigating or have recently gone through a separation/divorce. Walking this journey can be painful and lonely, and connecting with others on similar paths can help you heal and rebuild. This ...
Hosted by Sarah McClerren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
This 10-week group is designed for women who are currently navigating or have recently gone through a separation/divorce. Walking this journey can be painful and lonely, and connecting with others on similar paths can help you heal and rebuild. This ...
(571) 200-7594 View (571) 200-7594
Mindful Parenting
Parenting is challenging at any level; being aware of our feelings and yet being aware of our child's feelings goes a long way in successful relationship. Goal is of self awareness, other awareness, and bringing the insight of awareness in ...
Hosted by Mindful One LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22102
Parenting is challenging at any level; being aware of our feelings and yet being aware of our child's feelings goes a long way in successful relationship. Goal is of self awareness, other awareness, and bringing the insight of awareness in ...
(703) 596-8316 View (703) 596-8316
Teen Group for Girls w/Depression or Anxiety
Teens will find validation and connection with others, within a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space. Topics will include Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Loneliness, Authenticity, Leadership, Confidence, Self-Esteem, Relationships, Friendships, Belonging. Teens will come away from the group with a stronger sense ...
Hosted by Victoria Ranade
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
Teens will find validation and connection with others, within a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space. Topics will include Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Loneliness, Authenticity, Leadership, Confidence, Self-Esteem, Relationships, Friendships, Belonging. Teens will come away from the group with a stronger sense ...
(571) 281-3807 View (571) 281-3807
The Helix Center
Hosted by Ashley O'Bryon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
(571) 497-5668 View (571) 497-5668
Integrated Psychological Associates of McLean
Sound Body & Mind Psychiatric Services was created under the philosophy of recognizing both emotional/psychological and physical/medical factors that result in psychiatric symptoms--treating the whole person, and not just the disease Dr. Eva Theodosiadis, M.D., collaborating with Dr. Debra N. ...
Hosted by Eva Maria Theodosiadis
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
Sound Body & Mind Psychiatric Services was created under the philosophy of recognizing both emotional/psychological and physical/medical factors that result in psychiatric symptoms--treating the whole person, and not just the disease Dr. Eva Theodosiadis, M.D., collaborating with Dr. Debra N. ...
(571) 414-0538 View (571) 414-0538
Social Skills Groups
These groups are for boys and girls ages 6-10 who struggle with social skills issues. They have a maximum of six participants. They are co-led by two therapists and focuses on helping children develop and maintain freindships, learn to read ...
Hosted by Anne Fleury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
These groups are for boys and girls ages 6-10 who struggle with social skills issues. They have a maximum of six participants. They are co-led by two therapists and focuses on helping children develop and maintain freindships, learn to read ...
(703) 282-5937 View (703) 282-5937
Co-Gender 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 Nicole W McGarry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
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 ...
(202) 684-2058 View (202) 684-2058
Adolescent Girls Group
we are now VIRTUAL This is an ongoing group for teenage girls. This group allows the opportunity for teenagers to support one another through the many challenges associated with being a teen girl. Topics of interest include dating, relationships, body ...
Hosted by Lisa Anne Maestri
LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
we are now VIRTUAL This is an ongoing group for teenage girls. This group allows the opportunity for teenagers to support one another through the many challenges associated with being a teen girl. Topics of interest include dating, relationships, body ...
(571) 290-2059 View (571) 290-2059
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
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
Adult Processing Group
Hosted by Vincent DAvena
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
(571) 341-7271 View (571) 341-7271
Middle school boys group
This group is designed to help boys in the 4th and 5th grade develop skills for emotional regulation and social recognition. The goal is to teach kids how to interact appropriately with others their age. The group promotes learning conversational, ...
Hosted by Lauren Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
This group is designed to help boys in the 4th and 5th grade develop skills for emotional regulation and social recognition. The goal is to teach kids how to interact appropriately with others their age. The group promotes learning conversational, ...
(571) 934-6252 View (571) 934-6252
Therapeutic Walking Group
The therapeutic walking group is intended for adults who are dealing with depression or anxiety. There is a large body of evidence suggesting that exercise can have a significant positive impact on mood. This group involves moderate walking in a ...
Hosted by Jennifer Lager
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
The therapeutic walking group is intended for adults who are dealing with depression or anxiety. There is a large body of evidence suggesting that exercise can have a significant positive impact on mood. This group involves moderate walking in a ...
(703) 594-1913 View (703) 594-1913
Lifestyle Medicine Group
Lifestyle medicine applies evidence-based, whole-person lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, positive social connections) to prevent, treat, or reverse conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. At Park Psychiatry, we recognized many of our patients ...
Hosted by Meghan Shank
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
Lifestyle medicine applies evidence-based, whole-person lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, positive social connections) to prevent, treat, or reverse conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. At Park Psychiatry, we recognized many of our patients ...
(571) 450-9851 View (571) 450-9851
Sexual Assualt Survivors Group
Hosted by Brenna Chirby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
(703) 957-7541 View (703) 957-7541
Family Therapy Center of McLean.
Specialize in cross-cultural counseling. Have visited many nations. Specialize in individual and couples therapy. Been in practice 30 years. Extensive experience with EAP. Security clearance. Worked as a contractor with various federal agencies. Virginia gubernatorial appointee to a state board ...
Hosted by Sandy C Malawer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
Specialize in cross-cultural counseling. Have visited many nations. Specialize in individual and couples therapy. Been in practice 30 years. Extensive experience with EAP. Security clearance. Worked as a contractor with various federal agencies. Virginia gubernatorial appointee to a state board ...
(703) 293-5440 View (703) 293-5440
Preschool/Kindergarten Social Skills Groups
These groups are for preschool/kindergarten boys and girls ages 3-5 who struggle with social skills issues. They have a maximum of six participants. They are co-led by two therapists and focuses on assisting with school preparation, encouraging collaborative play, helping ...
Hosted by Anne Fleury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in McLean, VA 22101
These groups are for preschool/kindergarten boys and girls ages 3-5 who struggle with social skills issues. They have a maximum of six participants. They are co-led by two therapists and focuses on assisting with school preparation, encouraging collaborative play, helping ...
(703) 282-5937 View (703) 282-5937
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in McLean?

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.