Support Groups in Sterling, VA

Are you struggling with the loss of a loved one? Are you unsure how to move forward following a major life change (ie, loss from death, divorce/separation)? The end of relationship, the death of a loved one, the loss of ...
Hosted by Dulles Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20166
Are you struggling with the loss of a loved one? Are you unsure how to move forward following a major life change (ie, loss from death, divorce/separation)? The end of relationship, the death of a loved one, the loss of ...
(703) 686-5140 View (703) 686-5140
This divorce group is specifically for those that have decided to separate and or have gone through their divorce. Dealing with feelings of sadness and how to "come out of the dark" and "live life, moving forward". This group is ...
Hosted by Janis Manalang
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, MS, ACS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20165
This divorce group is specifically for those that have decided to separate and or have gone through their divorce. Dealing with feelings of sadness and how to "come out of the dark" and "live life, moving forward". This group is ...
(703) 554-2746 View (703) 554-2746
The end of a relationship, the death of a loved one, the loss of a dream you hoped to achieve but now can't... issues of grief affect everyone at some point in their life. Grief is hard yet it is ...
Hosted by Jill Changizi-Kerr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20166
The end of a relationship, the death of a loved one, the loss of a dream you hoped to achieve but now can't... issues of grief affect everyone at some point in their life. Grief is hard yet it is ...
(571) 526-0243 View (571) 526-0243
Loudoun Counseling & Coaching, LLC is a brand new practice which aims to bring mental health, physical health, and financial guidance services to Loudoun and Fairfax County residents under one roof. You are sure to find a connection for your ...
Hosted by Ellen Skogsberg Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20165
Loudoun Counseling & Coaching, LLC is a brand new practice which aims to bring mental health, physical health, and financial guidance services to Loudoun and Fairfax County residents under one roof. You are sure to find a connection for your ...
(703) 810-3866 View (703) 810-3866
Kintsugi or kintsukuroi is a Japanese art form in which breaks and repairs are treated as part of the object's history. Broken ceramics are carefully mended by artisans with a lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. The ...
Hosted by Eric D. Zelsdorf
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20164
Kintsugi or kintsukuroi is a Japanese art form in which breaks and repairs are treated as part of the object's history. Broken ceramics are carefully mended by artisans with a lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. The ...
(703) 468-4137 View (703) 468-4137
Modern science is now showing us how and why the practice of mindfulness works so well for becoming more present in our life. The purpose of this group is two-fold: 1 - the Process part - we will connect, share ...
Hosted by Dulles Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20166
Modern science is now showing us how and why the practice of mindfulness works so well for becoming more present in our life. The purpose of this group is two-fold: 1 - the Process part - we will connect, share ...
(703) 686-5140 View (703) 686-5140
This weekly group will help women cope with anxiety and stress in a healthy manner. The group is for women of all ages. The group will run for 6 one hour sessions. In this group, members will learn cognitive and ...
Hosted by Bluegrass Counseling Services, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20166
This weekly group will help women cope with anxiety and stress in a healthy manner. The group is for women of all ages. The group will run for 6 one hour sessions. In this group, members will learn cognitive and ...
(703) 596-4666 View (703) 596-4666
Tai Chi is slow meditation in motion. It promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. The ultimate purpose of Tai Chi is cultivating the Qi, or life force, within us to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body.
Hosted by Eric D. Zelsdorf
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20164
Tai Chi is slow meditation in motion. It promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. The ultimate purpose of Tai Chi is cultivating the Qi, or life force, within us to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body.
(703) 468-4137 View (703) 468-4137
This is a group workshop tailored for adolescent teenage girls dealing with bullying, self identity, self -esteem, fashion and peer/social challenges. This group is to empower them to accept who they are and foster tools to overcome obstacles and current ...
Hosted by Janis Manalang
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, MS, ACS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20165
This is a group workshop tailored for adolescent teenage girls dealing with bullying, self identity, self -esteem, fashion and peer/social challenges. This group is to empower them to accept who they are and foster tools to overcome obstacles and current ...
(703) 554-2746 View (703) 554-2746
Hosted by Caroline Ibrahim
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 349-7379 View (703) 349-7379

More Groups Nearby

This group is for young adult women focusing on areas of self care, family and intimate relationships, and life direction.
Hosted by Craig James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ashburn, VA 20147
This group is for young adult women focusing on areas of self care, family and intimate relationships, and life direction.
(703) 646-7664 x1 View (703) 646-7664 x1
Let's get crafty with some art therapy instead of talking about our feelings. Come to Brambleton Library or opt for virtual groups and I will provide a craft list. We will do fun activities that will help you process your ...
Hosted by Vee Fuhriman
Resident in Counseling, MA, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ashburn, VA 20148
Let's get crafty with some art therapy instead of talking about our feelings. Come to Brambleton Library or opt for virtual groups and I will provide a craft list. We will do fun activities that will help you process your ...
(571) 771-1302 View (571) 771-1302
TF-CBT is a short-term therapy that involves 12-25 treatment sessions. These sessions can be conducted in a clinical setting, at home, or in school. TF-CBT was initially introduced as an intervention for children or teens that had experienced sexual abuse. ...
Hosted by Embark Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ashburn, VA 20147
TF-CBT is a short-term therapy that involves 12-25 treatment sessions. These sessions can be conducted in a clinical setting, at home, or in school. TF-CBT was initially introduced as an intervention for children or teens that had experienced sexual abuse. ...
(703) 665-5323 View (703) 665-5323
Bringing Baby Home is a 12-hour educational workshop which was designed and created by relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Their research demonstrates that when couples become parents, there is a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction. The goal ...
Hosted by Sunstone Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ashburn, VA 20147
Bringing Baby Home is a 12-hour educational workshop which was designed and created by relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Their research demonstrates that when couples become parents, there is a significant decrease in their relationship satisfaction. The goal ...
(540) 947-1929 View (540) 947-1929
Hosted by Insight Into Action Therapy
Treatment Center, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 215-9660 View (703) 215-9660
**On Hold**Maybe you have tried dealing with the loss of a loved one on your own or you have opened up to others and no one understands. Whether you have lost someone 40+ years ago or it's only been a ...
Hosted by Luna Counseling Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leesburg, VA 20176
**On Hold**Maybe you have tried dealing with the loss of a loved one on your own or you have opened up to others and no one understands. Whether you have lost someone 40+ years ago or it's only been a ...
(540) 274-1583 View (540) 274-1583
We provide group sessions for people pursuing their LCSW and LPC in the state of Virginia. Our group rate is $50 per session. Individual supervision is also offered at $80 per session. Our clinicians have experience working in residential, outpatient ...
Hosted by Hopeworks Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leesburg, VA 20175
We provide group sessions for people pursuing their LCSW and LPC in the state of Virginia. Our group rate is $50 per session. Individual supervision is also offered at $80 per session. Our clinicians have experience working in residential, outpatient ...
(540) 924-3241 View (540) 924-3241
Hosted by Piedmont Behavioral Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leesburg, VA 20176
(984) 207-5331 View (984) 207-5331
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based treatment that teaches coping skills to help manage emotions and stress through positive behavioral change. Clarity will spend 6 weeks on each of the 4 modules of DBT. Group members will learn skills ...
Hosted by Clarity Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Ashburn, VA 20147
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based treatment that teaches coping skills to help manage emotions and stress through positive behavioral change. Clarity will spend 6 weeks on each of the 4 modules of DBT. Group members will learn skills ...
(571) 520-6408 View (571) 520-6408
I am currently accepting supervisees for online individual and clinical group supervision for LCSW track. Groups will take place every first and third Saturday of the month for 2 hour sessions. Groups are capped at 5 participants to ensure compliance ...
Hosted by Heather Bohon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Leesburg, VA 20176
I am currently accepting supervisees for online individual and clinical group supervision for LCSW track. Groups will take place every first and third Saturday of the month for 2 hour sessions. Groups are capped at 5 participants to ensure compliance ...
(540) 456-9572 View (540) 456-9572

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Sterling?

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.