"Learn to better handle your emotions, crisis and relationships. Attendees of this group often report more happiness, more confidence, calmer and more satisfying relationships and an increased ability to effectively solve problems. Ultimately, you will live your life with less ..."
"This is a small (5 counselor maximum) clinical supervision group that meets bi-weekly on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The group is open to counselors who are seeking clinical licensure supervision for their LPC. It requires an interview ..."
"Learn the beauty of being in the present moment. As you become aware of your body, breath and surroundings, you will begin to feel more peaceful. In time a feeling of calm and contentedness will spread throughout your life. Come ..."
"For those who have been through difficult experiences in religious settings and need a space to process with others who have similar experiences. A separate group is held for those who have experienced trauma in the Catholic Church. "
"Parents of Kids Suffering with Suicidal Thought, Behavior, or Intent. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe space for parents to process their thoughts and emotions in relation to their children’s struggles, provide social support from other ..."
"This group is an integrated approach to healing chronic pain and dis-ease. The program defines Mind/Body Syndrome as the manifestation of physical symptoms due to repressed emotions. MBS is universal and associated with many common health problems. There are personality ..."
"This is a group for individuals who have had some degree of recovery from substance abuse who are looking for additional support outside of 12-step/celebrate recovery meetings or individual therapy. This is a process group and as a result worksheets ..."
"This is a group that focuses on the source of substance abuse as well as the abstinence of substances. It is important to understand that stopping substance use requires starting a personal look at the areas of your life that ..."
"This group is designed for middle school and up athletes from various sports. This group will help your athlete become more self aware of who they are, increase confidence, develop positive character traits and identify motivation needs. Mental toughness is ..."
"MRT groups offered to voluntary and involuntary clients through the court or probation system. Dependent upon the need, services offered to adults, teens and those with substance abuse issues. Call for more details. Childcare provided at a small additional cost. "
"Individual/group assessment and evaluation for post-traumatic stress related to workplace trauma. Service consists of a evaluation of a formal psychometric screening instrument, individual evaluation interview, and formal evaluation results and fitness for return to work recommendations. "
"This is a group focused on ways to identify and combat negative behaviors caused by reaction to situation instead of response. This group is 12 weeks in length and meets the state wide standard for anger management treatment. "
"Groups are formed upon request of 4-7 persons who commit to group. Groups may include music imagery, creative expressive arts and processing: A 6-Week Support Process Group for Personal Awareness, Mindfulness & Self-Care to balance the ordinary & not-so-ordinary demands ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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.