Support Groups in Virginia

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The Audacity To Heal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Virtual Platform Only: Saturday, September 11, 2021 – November 13, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. OR Thursday, October 21, 2021 – December 23, 202 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 10-week group The journey of healing as an adult from ..."
(703) 260-9829 
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Group meets in:
Lorton, VA 22079
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Unvaled Psychological
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
"Therapy for Individuals & Families suffering from trauma and other psychological disorders "
(757) 384-1204 
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Group meets in:
Norfolk, VA 23502
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Child & Adolescent Divorce Group
Psychologist
Verified
"This group is designed to give children and adolescents of divorcing families an outlet to manage and process the distinctively difficult emotional experiences that are often a core feature of families undergoing divorce, complex custody issues, and seperation. The group ..."
(703) 662-1922 
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Group meets in:
Herndon, VA 20170
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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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United Family Resources, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"solo private practice. "
(804) 441-7680 
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Group meets in:
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Children's Social Skills Group (ages 7-11)
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
"Our child social skills group will be led by Dr. Emily Claus and will focus primarily on providing your child with the skills that they'll need to develop and maintain healthy relationships as well as learning and developing essential life ..."
(703) 639-4155 
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Group meets in:
Fairfax, VA 22030
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"Untangled" Support Group/Group Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"**New Group Starting Soon - Contact Me for info.** 5-week Group utilizing my book "Untangled: Running our Race without Getting Sidelined by Emotions". PART ONE of the Untangled Support Group will focus on coping with: Fear/Worry, Guilt/Shame, Anger, & Sadness/Grief/Depression. ..."
(703) 457-8550 
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Group meets in:
Burke, VA 22015
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Mother's time out Group
Counselor, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"Group for women who parent children with special needs. Focus of the group is on restoring the mental well being and self esteem of mothers who are over extended and care deeply. "
(540) 274-2604 
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Group meets in:
Roanoke, VA 24019
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Separation/Divorce
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, MS, ACS, LMHC, LPC
Verified
"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 ..."
(571) 313-8750 
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Group meets in:
Sterling, VA 20165
Integrated Psychological Associates of McLean
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"Sound Body & Mind Psychiatric Services was created under the philosophy of recognizing both emotional/psychological and physical/medical factors that result in psychiatric symptoms--treating the whole person, and not just the disease Dr. Eva Theodosiadis, M.D., collaborating with Dr. Debra N. ..."
(571) 414-0538 
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Group meets in:
McLean, VA 22101
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Women's Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group usually has about 4-6 members with women ranging in age typically from 25 to 55. The members are encouraged to bring up any issues that are of concern to them. Typical issues are self esteem, depression, anxiety, relationships, ..."
(703) 465-1515 
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Group meets in:
Arlington, VA 22209
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Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, NCC, NCSC
Verified
"A counseling group for parents with children ages 2-12 who hope to improve their parent-child relationship. Parents improve communication with children and work to overcome parenting challenges. "
(703) 791-9942 
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Group meets in:
Leesburg, VA 20176
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Adult Processing Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"We have a group for young adults to address difficulties in their daily lives, from college and career problems, social anxiety, and depression. Adult Processing Group is focused on supporting one another, as well as learning new strategies for coping ..."
(804) 203-0383 
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Group meets in:
Glen Allen, VA 23058
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Winter Depression Breakthrough
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Don't allow major depression/winter blues ruin your holidays or prevent you from getting out of bed this season. Make a decision to be proactive instead of reactive to predictable changes in your mood. Winter Depression Breakthrough is designed to help ..."
(703) 997-8383 
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22315
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Substance Abuse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC, ADS
Verified
"I facilitate groups to address drug and alcohol addictions. I take court/ self/ step-down referrals. "
(855) 962-4005 
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Group meets in:
Midlothian, VA 23113
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Industrial Post Traumatic Stress Evaluation
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified
"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. "
(540) 947-1814 
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Group meets in:
Roanoke, VA 24018
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Integrative Group for Treatment of Trauma
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, CCTP
Verified
"Ongoing trauma group focused on healing negative thoughts, emotions and behaviors associated with traumatic life experiences throughout the lifetime. Participants engage in intensive and transformative process which includes, clinical psychotherapy in a supportive group environment while learning useful tools to ..."
(757) 600-6613 
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Group meets in:
Norfolk, VA 23502
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Social Skills/Friendship/Connection Groups
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"We specialize in teaching social skills to children, adolescents, and adults using my Peer Process Social Skills Groups technique. Please visit the F.A.Q. section of our website at SocialSkillsCenter.com for more information. "
(703) 634-4785 
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Group meets in:
Woodbridge, VA 22193
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Boys Social Skills Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Verified
"Offered to children in the 2nd through 4th-grade, this group utilizes both competitive and cooperative gameplay to promote and develop interpersonal skills, self-regulation, and challenge executive functioning. "
(434) 277-2971 
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Group meets in:
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Not accepting new clients
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Reclaiming Your Peace
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC
Verified
"A 6-week online group to help adults struggling with anxiety. Learn calming techniques and healthy coping skills to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Are you experiencing symptoms of restlessness, fatigue, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, difficulty sleeping, or excessive worry? These ..."
(703) 215-2163 
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046


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