Support Groups in Vermont

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Psychodrama Supervision Group for Therapists
Cedar Lake Wholistic Counseling Center offers a monthly psychodrama supervision group. The group offers an enriching supervision space for counselors to enhance their skills and deepen their understanding of themselves and their clients. By actively participating in the psychodrama group, ...
Photo of Dr. Shelley A Jackson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vermont
Hosted by Dr. Shelley A Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S, LPC-TX, LPC-CT, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Saint Albans, VT 05478
Cedar Lake Wholistic Counseling Center offers a monthly psychodrama supervision group. The group offers an enriching supervision space for counselors to enhance their skills and deepen their understanding of themselves and their clients. By actively participating in the psychodrama group, ...
(802) 597-2341 View (802) 597-2341
Women’s Long-Term Therapy Group
This group is by invitation only to pre-screened individuals
Photo of Courtney Bohen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Hosted by Courtney Bohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in White River Junction, VT 05001
This group is by invitation only to pre-screened individuals
(802) 402-4454 View (802) 402-4454
Womens's Support Group
Group for women in transition, or with life challenges, meet weekly, very supportive and healing environment. Accessible over age 25.
Photo of Aida R Luce, Counselor in Vermont
Hosted by Aida R Luce
Counselor, LCMHC, MAFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Burlington, VT 05401
Group for women in transition, or with life challenges, meet weekly, very supportive and healing environment. Accessible over age 25.
(802) 238-5974 View (802) 238-5974
Healing Dialogues for Couples (coming soon)
In this dialogue-based couples therapy group, we will create a safe space to communicate honestly with your partner. You will have the opportunity to: Connect deeply with your partner. Learn to listen more deeply. Practice speaking more authentically. Gain insight ...
Photo of Per Eisenman, MS, PLC, Counselor in Vermont
Hosted by Per Eisenman, MS, PLC
Counselor, LCMHC, MS, CLMA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hinesburg, VT 05461
In this dialogue-based couples therapy group, we will create a safe space to communicate honestly with your partner. You will have the opportunity to: Connect deeply with your partner. Learn to listen more deeply. Practice speaking more authentically. Gain insight ...
(802) 300-3594 View (802) 300-3594
Zen Buddhists
Essentially, all we need do is show up in our bodies. We do not need to change anything, buy into a system of guilt, or join a cult. We can just show up, and see what happens. There's enough there ...
Photo of L. Roen Prowe in Vermont
Hosted by L. Roen Prowe
Verified Verified
Group meets in Marshfield, VT 05658
Essentially, all we need do is show up in our bodies. We do not need to change anything, buy into a system of guilt, or join a cult. We can just show up, and see what happens. There's enough there ...
(802) 736-7797 View (802) 736-7797
Therapeutic Relationship Coaching
Therapeutic Relationship Coaching TRC is a relational, reflective, felt, meaning-making process. You will gain an understanding of relationships and their influence on your future, self-esteem, and sense of self. Our hope is to actualize a way of life that facilitates ...
Photo of Gregory V Wilson, Pastoral Counselor in Vermont
Hosted by Gregory V Wilson
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Vershire, VT 05079
Therapeutic Relationship Coaching TRC is a relational, reflective, felt, meaning-making process. You will gain an understanding of relationships and their influence on your future, self-esteem, and sense of self. Our hope is to actualize a way of life that facilitates ...
(772) 919-8043 View (772) 919-8043
Men In Transition
This group is for men who are undergoing significant changes in their lives. This includes career change, lifestyle, relationships, personal health and/or life path. We share personal life stories in a safe, confidential setting. Based on insights gained, we develop ...
Photo of Martin T. Kemple, Unlicensed Psychotherapist in Vermont
Hosted by Martin T. Kemple
Unlicensed Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Barre, VT 05641
This group is for men who are undergoing significant changes in their lives. This includes career change, lifestyle, relationships, personal health and/or life path. We share personal life stories in a safe, confidential setting. Based on insights gained, we develop ...
(802) 560-4148 View (802) 560-4148
Emotional Self Help/Accessing Your Inner Resources
Many of us suffer because we don't know how to help ourselves with our emotions. Join me in being present with your emotions and Accessing your True Self. This will be virtual. Please contact me for more details.
Photo of Marjorie R Crowe, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Hosted by Marjorie R Crowe, MSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Randolph, VT 05060
Many of us suffer because we don't know how to help ourselves with our emotions. Join me in being present with your emotions and Accessing your True Self. This will be virtual. Please contact me for more details.
(802) 589-4720 View (802) 589-4720
Grief Group
Currently, Grief Group is full. I don't accept new clients for Grief Group. This group is a 3 months closed in-person group. You will have a chance to build resiliency as we explore purpose and meaning in grief. Together, we ...
Photo of Elena Nichols, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Hosted by Elena Nichols
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, VT 05401
Currently, Grief Group is full. I don't accept new clients for Grief Group. This group is a 3 months closed in-person group. You will have a chance to build resiliency as we explore purpose and meaning in grief. Together, we ...
(802) 705-0103 View (802) 705-0103
Presence meditation group
This is a one hour meditation group focused on experiencing presence and practicing sitting in presence together, with instruction. Stillness is the core of our being and your birth right. Even in the midst of our busy lives this peace ...
Photo of Sharon Michener, Counselor in Vermont
Hosted by Sharon Michener
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, VT 05401
This is a one hour meditation group focused on experiencing presence and practicing sitting in presence together, with instruction. Stillness is the core of our being and your birth right. Even in the midst of our busy lives this peace ...
(802) 321-0976 View (802) 321-0976
Mission Possible Men's Group
This group is psychotherapy/support group for men addressing issues related to relationships, work/retirement, life purpose, health/mental health and sexuality. This is a group that started in January of 2020.
Photo of David Huesman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Hosted by David Huesman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, VT 05401
This group is psychotherapy/support group for men addressing issues related to relationships, work/retirement, life purpose, health/mental health and sexuality. This is a group that started in January of 2020.
(802) 276-4280 View (802) 276-4280
Women's Therapy Group
This group offers women the opportunity to safely examine personal issues with the support of other women and a therapist. This group consists of 8-9 regular members who meet weekly. New members should contact group leader for more details and ...
Photo of Linda Wackerman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Hosted by Linda Wackerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, VT 05401
This group offers women the opportunity to safely examine personal issues with the support of other women and a therapist. This group consists of 8-9 regular members who meet weekly. New members should contact group leader for more details and ...
(802) 277-3211 View (802) 277-3211
Dream Salon: a dream work group
"Dream Salon" is a time limited group, working with dreams and symbolism in a creative and intimate setting for the purpose of exploring the path of individuation. Guidance is offered through lively discussion, sharing of dreams, knowledge of divinatory methods ...
Photo of Genevieve Jacobs in Vermont
Hosted by Genevieve Jacobs
MA, RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, VT 05401
"Dream Salon" is a time limited group, working with dreams and symbolism in a creative and intimate setting for the purpose of exploring the path of individuation. Guidance is offered through lively discussion, sharing of dreams, knowledge of divinatory methods ...
(802) 559-0202 View (802) 559-0202
Expressive arts psychotherapy for adolescents
These experiential groups offer approaches to emotional and sensory integration issues including physical/abuse and emotional abuse. Themes worked on include safety and control, trust, grounding. boundaries, self identity, positive body image, feelings expression. positive body image, sexuality, grief, self-nurturing, relationships ...
Photo of Karen Chalom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Hosted by Karen Chalom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodstock, VT 05091
These experiential groups offer approaches to emotional and sensory integration issues including physical/abuse and emotional abuse. Themes worked on include safety and control, trust, grounding. boundaries, self identity, positive body image, feelings expression. positive body image, sexuality, grief, self-nurturing, relationships ...
(802) 457-6191 View (802) 457-6191
Living with Presence
This is an open, ongoing mindfulness and meditation group. It is not a therapy group. The purpose of the group is to help you develop a consistent mindfulness practice, support you in discovering deep centeredness within yourself, and provide you ...
Photo of Morella Devost, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Vermont
Hosted by Morella Devost
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, EdM, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, VT 05401
This is an open, ongoing mindfulness and meditation group. It is not a therapy group. The purpose of the group is to help you develop a consistent mindfulness practice, support you in discovering deep centeredness within yourself, and provide you ...
(802) 210-1732 View (802) 210-1732
IOP Groups 5 days a week (CBT, DBT, PTG, and MBRP)
River Rock treatment facilitates multiple different modalities of therapy groups throughout the week at different times every day. For more information please give us a call!
Photo of River Rock Treatment, Treatment Center in Vermont
Hosted by River Rock Treatment
Treatment Center, LADC, LICSW, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, VT 05401
River Rock treatment facilitates multiple different modalities of therapy groups throughout the week at different times every day. For more information please give us a call!
(802) 331-3830 View (802) 331-3830
Calming The Anxious Mind
This is a two session psycho-educational group geared towards teaching practical CBT/Mindfulness skills to cope with anxiety.
Photo of Amy Buckley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vermont
Hosted by Amy Buckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Burlington, VT 05401
This is a two session psycho-educational group geared towards teaching practical CBT/Mindfulness skills to cope with anxiety.
(631) 250-5731 View (631) 250-5731
Grief support groups
This group is for adults at any stage of their grieving process.
Photo of Mika Barker-Hart, Counselor in Vermont
Hosted by Mika Barker-Hart
Counselor, LCSW, FIPA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Middlebury, VT 05753
This group is for adults at any stage of their grieving process.
(802) 676-4531 View (802) 676-4531
Grief Support Groups
This group is a closed 6-week in-person group starting Friday March 29 - May 3rd and welcomes people experiencing and living with any type of loss to join. Grief support circles can help you feel less alone in your grief. ...
Photo of Mollie McElroy - Grief Counseling, Registered Psychotherapist in Vermont
Hosted by Mollie McElroy - Grief Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Montpelier, VT 05602
This group is a closed 6-week in-person group starting Friday March 29 - May 3rd and welcomes people experiencing and living with any type of loss to join. Grief support circles can help you feel less alone in your grief. ...
(802) 328-9115 View (802) 328-9115
The Healing Party
The Healing Party is a peer support group for mothers of school-aged children. It is a place to rediscover what has been lost along the road through motherhood and to slowly reawaken the wild woman inside. It is a group ...
Photo of Sally Rumsey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vermont
Hosted by Sally Rumsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Hartland, VT 05048
The Healing Party is a peer support group for mothers of school-aged children. It is a place to rediscover what has been lost along the road through motherhood and to slowly reawaken the wild woman inside. It is a group ...
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Vermont?

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.