Host: Lindsey Vick, MHt, RMT, HCBE
Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22301
"Beginning in January, these small work groups will help you stay focused on your New Year’s resolutions throughout the year. Visit our website to register for an upcoming workshop: www.SunflowersWellness.co m "
(703) 884-2144
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22301
"Beginning in January, these small work groups will help you stay focused on your New Year’s resolutions throughout the year. Visit our website to register for an upcoming workshop: www.SunflowersWellness.co m "
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Host: Dr. Daniel Sanderson, PhD
Group meets in:
Norfolk, VA 23502
"Because of the ease of access to explicit media and the potency of today's pornography, many parents are faced with the difficult and uncomfortable task of addressing pornography use and sexual behavior problems by their children. Research suggests that most ..."
(866) 369-8591
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Group meets in:
Norfolk, VA 23502
"Because of the ease of access to explicit media and the potency of today's pornography, many parents are faced with the difficult and uncomfortable task of addressing pornography use and sexual behavior problems by their children. Research suggests that most ..."
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Host: Ms. Angela N Mitchell, LCSW
Group meets in:
Roanoke, VA 24018
"MRT groups offered to voluntary and involuntary clients through the court or probation system. Dependent upon the need, services offered to adults, teens and those with substance abuse issues. Call for more details. Childcare provided at a small additional cost. "
(540) 657-3153
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Group meets in:
Roanoke, VA 24018
"MRT groups offered to voluntary and involuntary clients through the court or probation system. Dependent upon the need, services offered to adults, teens and those with substance abuse issues. Call for more details. Childcare provided at a small additional cost. "
Photo of Nelson & Bullitt County Counseling Center, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Mr. Michael Dee Hiser, MMFT
Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22314
"American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 112 South Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314-3061 "
(502) 804-2561
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22314
"American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 112 South Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314-3061 "
Photo of Karen Dinuzzo, Psychologist
Host: Ms. Karen Dinuzzo, MEd, MA
Group meets in:
Williamsburg, VA 23185
"Student-Centered Psych. Services is in affiliation with Independence Psychotherapy Services "
(757) 364-0656
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Group meets in:
Williamsburg, VA 23185
"Student-Centered Psych. Services is in affiliation with Independence Psychotherapy Services "
Host: Ms. Shara L Carter, MEd, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Reston, VA 20191
"We will be offering Groups and Workshops on Saturdays. Please stay tuned for types and descriptions on our website: www.sharasmile.com "
(571) 620-5787
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Group meets in:
Reston, VA 20191
"We will be offering Groups and Workshops on Saturdays. Please stay tuned for types and descriptions on our website: www.sharasmile.com "
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Host: Michelle Buhrandt, LSCW
Group meets in:
Richmond, VA 23229
"Weekly group for teens struggling with depression or anxiety. Coping skill learning group. "
(540) 779-1374
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Group meets in:
Richmond, VA 23229
"Weekly group for teens struggling with depression or anxiety. Coping skill learning group. "
Photo of Aigner Fells, Resident in Counseling
Host: Mrs. Aigner Fells, MS, NCC
Group meets in:
Dumfries, VA 22026
"What’s your journey of becoming? Based on Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir & journal, this life coaching group helps you to discover—and rediscover—your story. “It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power ..."
(703) 386-7231
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Group meets in:
Dumfries, VA 22026
"What’s your journey of becoming? Based on Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir & journal, this life coaching group helps you to discover—and rediscover—your story. “It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power ..."
Photo of David L. Charney, Psychiatrist
Host: Dr. David L. Charney, MD
Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22314
"Our program helps you with your Extreme Fear of Public Speaking. We have helped hundreds of Washingtonians over the last 20 years overcome this career-limiting problem. We help people in mid-career who know they will not advance further until they ..."
(703) 836-7130
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Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22314
"Our program helps you with your Extreme Fear of Public Speaking. We have helped hundreds of Washingtonians over the last 20 years overcome this career-limiting problem. We help people in mid-career who know they will not advance further until they ..."
Photo of Meredith L McEver, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Meredith L McEver, LCSW
Group meets in:
Arlington, VA 22204
"Group members participate in guided meditations, experiential exercises, and group discussions designed to help them relax, increase self- awareness and develop new methods for dealing with stress. Special emphasis is placed on effectively dealing with difficult emotions and negative thoughts. ..."
(703) 820-6732
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Group meets in:
Arlington, VA 22204
"Group members participate in guided meditations, experiential exercises, and group discussions designed to help them relax, increase self- awareness and develop new methods for dealing with stress. Special emphasis is placed on effectively dealing with difficult emotions and negative thoughts. ..."
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Host: Thriveworks Fredericksburg
Group meets in:
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
"Does your daughter struggle with self-esteem or self-worth? Has your daughter lost interest in activities she used to love? Does she refuse to talk with you about what's happening in her life? If so, you may want to consider placing ..."
(540) 709-7281
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Group meets in:
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
"Does your daughter struggle with self-esteem or self-worth? Has your daughter lost interest in activities she used to love? Does she refuse to talk with you about what's happening in her life? If so, you may want to consider placing ..."
Photo of Claudia L Bailey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Claudia L Bailey, LCSW
Group meets in:
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 457-1748
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Group meets in:
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Photo of MySpectrum Counseling & Coaching, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Myspectrum Counseling Coaching
Group meets in:
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
"MySpectrum has Therapists with various backgrounds. Our current Therapists are Jennifer Ralsten, LCSW, RPT; Kim Mondezie, LPC, LSATP; Pamela Heithaus, LCSW; Sharon Theiner, LCSW; Jenny Yates, LCSW; Kevin Hanger, LCSW; Barbara Barden, LCSW; Jennifer Grim, LCSW; Melissa Andersen, LPC; Maria ..."
(804) 424-5754
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Group meets in:
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
"MySpectrum has Therapists with various backgrounds. Our current Therapists are Jennifer Ralsten, LCSW, RPT; Kim Mondezie, LPC, LSATP; Pamela Heithaus, LCSW; Sharon Theiner, LCSW; Jenny Yates, LCSW; Kevin Hanger, LCSW; Barbara Barden, LCSW; Jennifer Grim, LCSW; Melissa Andersen, LPC; Maria ..."
Photo of Kim Cogle,
Host: Ms. Kim Cogle, CHT, CNHP
Group meets in:
Herndon, VA 20170
"McLean Hypnosis Meetup Group explores and explains various hypnotic solutions for issues like stress, weight loss, confidence, and many others. The principles of law of attraction are typically applied and demonstrated to make the hypnotic approaches more effective. "
(703) 517-7902
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Group meets in:
Herndon, VA 20170
"McLean Hypnosis Meetup Group explores and explains various hypnotic solutions for issues like stress, weight loss, confidence, and many others. The principles of law of attraction are typically applied and demonstrated to make the hypnotic approaches more effective. "
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Host: Allie Longworth, MS, MT-BC
Group meets in:
Richmond, VA 23226
"This group focuses on identity development, coping skills and other aspects of being a teenager who identifies as LGBTQ+. 6-8 teenagers meet together weekly for eight weeks to participate in songwriting, music-making, song discussion, and other interventions designed to facilitate ..."
(804) 238-7178
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Group meets in:
Richmond, VA 23226
"This group focuses on identity development, coping skills and other aspects of being a teenager who identifies as LGBTQ+. 6-8 teenagers meet together weekly for eight weeks to participate in songwriting, music-making, song discussion, and other interventions designed to facilitate ..."
Photo of Shelia E Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mrs. Shelia E Williams, MDiv, LPC, LSATP, CAADC, ASAM
Group meets in:
Chester, VA 23831
"This group is for persons who have received a DUI; license suspended or revoked;, and/or are using an interlock system as a consequence of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Complete this court-approved program in as little as ..."
(804) 396-2006
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Group meets in:
Chester, VA 23831
"This group is for persons who have received a DUI; license suspended or revoked;, and/or are using an interlock system as a consequence of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Complete this court-approved program in as little as ..."
Photo of Dan McDonald, Resident in Counseling
Host: Dan McDonald, MS
Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
"This group is for men who are recently separated, in the middle of a divorce, or already divorced. Separation can feel frustrating, depressing, and lonely. We will help navigate the stressors of this difficult time by learning and growing together. Topics ..."
(571) 777-0065
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Group meets in:
Falls Church, VA 22046
"This group is for men who are recently separated, in the middle of a divorce, or already divorced. Separation can feel frustrating, depressing, and lonely. We will help navigate the stressors of this difficult time by learning and growing together. Topics ..."
Photo of Ann Lane, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Ann Lane, PsyD
Group meets in:
Herndon, VA 20170
(301) 281-4746
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Group meets in:
Herndon, VA 20170
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Host: Cara Joyner, MA
Group meets in:
Henrico, VA 23233
"When it comes to body image and food, the messages received during childhood become deeply rooted beliefs in adulthood. This group is designed to create community and accountability while doing the brave work of removing unhealthy roots and building something ..."
(434) 227-5648
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Group meets in:
Henrico, VA 23233
"When it comes to body image and food, the messages received during childhood become deeply rooted beliefs in adulthood. This group is designed to create community and accountability while doing the brave work of removing unhealthy roots and building something ..."
Photo of Stuart Moore LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Stuart C Moore, LCSW
Group meets in:
Vienna, VA 22180
"Research indicates that traditional psychotherapy doesn't impact much on insomnia. Psychiatric sleep aides like ambien can lead to dependency and rebound insomnia when stopped. This is a six session psychoeducational class (not therapy) in which you will learn the cognitive ..."
(703) 634-4669
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Group meets in:
Vienna, VA 22180
"Research indicates that traditional psychotherapy doesn't impact much on insomnia. Psychiatric sleep aides like ambien can lead to dependency and rebound insomnia when stopped. This is a six session psychoeducational class (not therapy) in which you will learn the cognitive ..."
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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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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.