Support Groups in Virginia Beach, VA

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Grief Support Group --Beginning February 2, 2021--
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
"Saturdays at 3 PM. This is a VIRTUAL support group is for those experience grief and loss and looking for support through therapeutic and social means. Insurance is accepted and can be verified prior to initial Group Meeting. "
(757) 744-2043 
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Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Multi Therapeutic Services LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, CAMS II
Verified
"MTS strives to bring awareness of the need and importance of mental health treatment and to minimize the stigma of seeking help. We recognize that mental health impacts all areas of life including physical health, emotional stability, social development, cognitive ..."
(757) 720-2892 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Coastal Virginia Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, NCSC
Verified
"101 N. Lynnhaven Rd., Suite 308 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Daily: 757-222-4944 Crisis 757-606-0015; Fax 757-544-9880 Monday- Friday 8:30a.m.-7:00 p.m.; 9:00a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Saturday "
(757) 347-8408 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Nutritional Series
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ANP-C
Verified
"The nutritional series is led by a Registered Dietitian once a month who focuses on the benefits of healthy eating, understanding nutritional labels, understanding portion control, healthy snacking and so forth. Enjoy healthy foods while attending the seminar. "
(757) 703-7044 
Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Domestic Violence/Batterer's Intervention Groups
CPLC
"Treatment is provided clients who need domestic violence/batterer's intervention service/education "
(757) 793-2678 
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Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Forgive and Live
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"This group is design for people who are struggling with unforgiveness. Using the video series, "Forgive and Live", a working definition of forgiveness is established as well as an outline of the forgiveness process. "
(757) 351-4899 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Waitlist for new clients
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Transgender Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
"Group starting back up late April / Early May 2019. Contact Leah Crawford at leah@vbmentalhealth.com for more details. "
(757) 694-4723 
Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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A Course In Miracles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"A Course In Miracles is a self-study course designed to transform perception from fear into love. The group functions to support and enrich your own self-study. The format of the group is basically lecture with discussion. Often the group is ..."
(757) 272-1337 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Coping with Chronic Pain or Illness?
Treatment Center, PhD, PsyD
Verified
"The Chronic Illness Therapy Group provides a confidential, safe space to interact with others that focuses on providing mutual support, space to process, and encouragement. Sessions are FREE for Regent students. "
(757) 986-6149 
Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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CalmWhispers
Licensed Psychoanalyst, DDiv, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
"Helping individuals find grace and peace. "
(757) 563-1016 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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SOCOM Veterans: 'Mission: Got Your Back'
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
"As a Veteran you may have experienced inconsistency in the expected support you deserved, or you have messed up and now feel lonely and a person without a country or friends. I am offering a support group for you. SOCOM, ..."
(757) 693-6900 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Adult Interpersonal Process (Virtual) M or Th
Pre-Licensed Professional, RIC, ME
Verified
"An interpersonal process group can be used to accomplish many different types of relational and personal goals. By discussing our challenges, desires, fears, and worldviews with others, we are able to discover both the way we impact others and where ..."
(757) 231-3952 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Adolescent Skill Building Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
"In this group, youth will learn and practice tools for effectively handling challenging situations as they develop emotional and social skills through equine-assisted psychotherapy. "
(757) 563-3161 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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DBT Friends and Family Skills Training
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"DBT Family Skills Training (DBT-FST) group adaptation is a family program. Through a series of twelve sessions, family members and partners will learn skills to better cope and support their loved one struggling with emotional dysregulation. "
(757) 340-6100 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Batterers Intervention/Domestic Violence Group
Treatment Center, CPLC
Verified
"Group counseling and education for those with domestic violence issues. State approved. "
(757) 663-4429 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Adult Interpersonal Process Group: waitlist only
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
"This group is for people who find all or some relationships difficult, struggle with anxiety, depression, and/or anger AND/OR would like to work on social/communication skills. This is an open and ongoing, non-structured group. These groups max out at 6 ..."
(757) 622-1060 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Not accepting new clients
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VASAP Substance Abuse Group--Ongoing
Treatment Center, LPC, PhD
Verified
"This will be a weekly virtual group. This group is conducted by Dr. Preston-Josey. Virginia Beach Counseling Services is listed as a VASAP provider. Self pay only "
(757) 378-0868 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Anger Management
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
"**Virtual groups starting Tuesday May 11, 2021** An ongoing, confidential 6 week group teaching men and women how to manage their anger using cognitive behavioral therapy and practical coping skills. Certificates earned after completion of 6 consecutive weeks. "
(757) 267-9506 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Not accepting new clients
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Substance Use Recovery Group
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
"This process group will support individuals as they continue to navigate their recovery. Sessions may explore topics such as sponsorship, triggers and cravings, healthy relationships and boundaries, coping and communication skills, anger management, relapse prevention, and more. "
(757) 210-5760 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Not accepting new clients
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Silent Heroes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC, CTTS, IMH-E
Verified
"I am committed to you. If you are a a medical professional or someone caring for a COVID-19 patient, I am offering free services to support you on the front lines. Call or text (757) 607-0200 to schedule a free ..."
(757) 347-8303 
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Group meets in:
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


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