Support Groups in Virginia Beach, VA

One of the most effective treatments for regulating emotions and behaviors is called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is a client-centered, non-judgmental approach based on elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-principle that changing our thinking can change how we feel/behave). ...
Hosted by Donna G Janiec
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23462
One of the most effective treatments for regulating emotions and behaviors is called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is a client-centered, non-judgmental approach based on elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-principle that changing our thinking can change how we feel/behave). ...
(757) 210-3090 View (757) 210-3090
If you, your family, or someone you know is struggling with an experience related to maternal trauma and mortality, attend our support group.
Hosted by Clear Path Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23455
If you, your family, or someone you know is struggling with an experience related to maternal trauma and mortality, attend our support group.
(757) 740-0536 View (757) 740-0536
Is being a highly sensitive person (HSP) your superpower? As an HSP we are born with characteristics that make us different. These characteristics are our greatest asset; however, unless you know how to work with the nervous system; overwhelm, burnout ...
Hosted by Ashton Ralston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Is being a highly sensitive person (HSP) your superpower? As an HSP we are born with characteristics that make us different. These characteristics are our greatest asset; however, unless you know how to work with the nervous system; overwhelm, burnout ...
(757) 847-5095 View (757) 847-5095
A Healthy Marriage Conference February 15th-16th to assist you in strengthening your marriage, understanding your partner, resolving differences, communicating effectively and loving abundantly. Register by calling 757-576-6216 SOON. Cost $250 (conference/ meals) or $350 (conference, meals and overnight stay).
Hosted by The Marriage Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23464
A Healthy Marriage Conference February 15th-16th to assist you in strengthening your marriage, understanding your partner, resolving differences, communicating effectively and loving abundantly. Register by calling 757-576-6216 SOON. Cost $250 (conference/ meals) or $350 (conference, meals and overnight stay).
(757) 785-0771 View (757) 785-0771
People who have gotten a DUI or drug possession often are required to get an assessment and to complete a treatment program. We offer 10 groups per week of people who have substance abuse in common. You are not labeled ...
Hosted by Recovery for Life
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CSAC, MAC, ASAM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23452
People who have gotten a DUI or drug possession often are required to get an assessment and to complete a treatment program. We offer 10 groups per week of people who have substance abuse in common. You are not labeled ...
(757) 384-9650 View (757) 384-9650
This group will focus on women empowerment by identifying and addressing daily barriers, openly expressing our feelings, celebrating our successes and providing guidance, encouragement and acceptance. The goal is for the everyday women to understand just how valuable we our ...
Hosted by Rosa Avant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CSAC, EMDR, SUP-LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23464
This group will focus on women empowerment by identifying and addressing daily barriers, openly expressing our feelings, celebrating our successes and providing guidance, encouragement and acceptance. The goal is for the everyday women to understand just how valuable we our ...
(757) 347-8836 View (757) 347-8836
HOSM4AA is a specific issue modality of Healing of the Soul Ministry. It addresses issues related to African Americans soul wounding and trauma due to racism. Groups consist of 5-15 people. Groups begin January 30, 2024.
Hosted by Rosalind “Roz” Caldwell Stanley
Pastoral Counselor, MA, LPPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23455
HOSM4AA is a specific issue modality of Healing of the Soul Ministry. It addresses issues related to African Americans soul wounding and trauma due to racism. Groups consist of 5-15 people. Groups begin January 30, 2024.
(757) 996-5327 View (757) 996-5327
Group supervision is provided for those interested in or current practitioners of Neurofeedback. Contact Dr. Ellis for additional information
Hosted by Spectrum Forensic Services and Neurotherapy Center
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Group supervision is provided for those interested in or current practitioners of Neurofeedback. Contact Dr. Ellis for additional information
(757) 239-2850 View (757) 239-2850
These 3-day workshops assist those struggling in three relationships. Love addicts assign too much time, attention and value to another person while neglecting to care for themselves. Love avoidants systematically use relational walls during intimate contact in order to prevent ...
Hosted by Cara Ruth Weed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23455
These 3-day workshops assist those struggling in three relationships. Love addicts assign too much time, attention and value to another person while neglecting to care for themselves. Love avoidants systematically use relational walls during intimate contact in order to prevent ...
(757) 324-3574 View (757) 324-3574
Are you an everyday working woman juggling the demands of your career, family, and personal life? Do you often feel overwhelmed, struggling to find the elusive work-life balance and the self-care you deserve? EmpowerHER is here to support and empower ...
Hosted by Dante Kendall
Resident in Counseling, LPC-E
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Are you an everyday working woman juggling the demands of your career, family, and personal life? Do you often feel overwhelmed, struggling to find the elusive work-life balance and the self-care you deserve? EmpowerHER is here to support and empower ...
(757) 586-4160 View (757) 586-4160
Light and Life Therapy uses tele-health to provide high-quality, person-centered, mental health care rooted in the values of love, joy, peace, patience, and kindness to bring healing to the world.
Hosted by John Diamantis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Light and Life Therapy uses tele-health to provide high-quality, person-centered, mental health care rooted in the values of love, joy, peace, patience, and kindness to bring healing to the world.
(757) 294-8406 View (757) 294-8406
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
Hosted by Virginia Beach Counseling Services
Treatment Center, LPC, PhD, LSATP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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) 982-2560 View (757) 982-2560
Participants will work on anger management skills and reducing harmful reactions.
Hosted by Keith A Josey
CPLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Participants will work on anger management skills and reducing harmful reactions.
(757) 793-2678 View (757) 793-2678
Chesapeake Bay Counseling, PLLC is an independent private practice offering online therapy to clients located in the state of Virginia. Chesapeake Bay Counseling serves teens, adults, and couples seeking help from the comfort of their own homes.
Hosted by Rachel Policay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Chesapeake Bay Counseling, PLLC is an independent private practice offering online therapy to clients located in the state of Virginia. Chesapeake Bay Counseling serves teens, adults, and couples seeking help from the comfort of their own homes.
(757) 260-3340 View (757) 260-3340
I provide supervision for residency hours under my LPC license. Please contact me for hours and fees.
Hosted by Mae Winters
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23451
I provide supervision for residency hours under my LPC license. Please contact me for hours and fees.
(757) 740-0339 View (757) 740-0339
Therapy sessions for first responders
Hosted by Dreams Therapeutic Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Therapy sessions for first responders
(757) 607-4849 View (757) 607-4849
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 ...
Hosted by Thomas Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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 View (757) 272-1337
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, ...
Hosted by William H Bates
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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 View (757) 693-6900
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.
Hosted by Beach Therapy & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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 View (757) 340-6100
VIRTUAL GROUP This program is designed to help encourage healthy relationships between parents and their children. Our parenting program offers skills and tools to help parents positively manage the daily responsibilities and challenges of raising a family. The parenting classes ...
Hosted by Rachel Kraemer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Virginia Beach, VA 23462
VIRTUAL GROUP This program is designed to help encourage healthy relationships between parents and their children. Our parenting program offers skills and tools to help parents positively manage the daily responsibilities and challenges of raising a family. The parenting classes ...
(757) 356-6149 View (757) 356-6149
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Virginia Beach?

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.