Support Groups in Washington County, VT

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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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
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. ...
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
Trans + Enby Support Group
Topics such as questioning identity, social transition, family and work relationships and medical transition are covered. This is a relaxed, fun and welcoming support group.
Hosted by Poa Mutino
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Barre, VT 05641
Topics such as questioning identity, social transition, family and work relationships and medical transition are covered. This is a relaxed, fun and welcoming support group.
(802) 723-2714 View (802) 723-2714
Zen and the Art of Recovery
Can you sit and accept what your experience is with substance? That's all that is required for this group exploration of traditional recovery. Relating to, and balancing our use of cannabis, alcohol, and food need not be a guilt trip, ...
Hosted by L. Roen Prowe
Verified Verified
Group meets in Marshfield, VT 05658
Can you sit and accept what your experience is with substance? That's all that is required for this group exploration of traditional recovery. Relating to, and balancing our use of cannabis, alcohol, and food need not be a guilt trip, ...
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Death & Grief Meditation
Hosted by Mollie McElroy - Grief Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Montpelier, VT 05602
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Trans and/or Non-binary Clinician Peer Group
This monthly virtual peer group offers Trans and ENBY clinicians an affinity space for collegial support. Dependent on group desires/needs we will discuss case conceptualization, share resources, explore collaborations, and offer general support. Please email with any questions and feel ...
Hosted by Natalia Holubec
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Montpelier, VT 05602
This monthly virtual peer group offers Trans and ENBY clinicians an affinity space for collegial support. Dependent on group desires/needs we will discuss case conceptualization, share resources, explore collaborations, and offer general support. Please email with any questions and feel ...
(802) 500-1159 View (802) 500-1159
The Resilient Practioner
Are you in a care taking profession? A nurse practitioner, a physical therapist, psychologist or healer? Have you been experiencing symptoms like: not being able to settle down, relax or sleep? Do you feel angry for no reason? Or maybe ...
Hosted by Jennifer Degen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waitsfield, VT 05673
Are you in a care taking profession? A nurse practitioner, a physical therapist, psychologist or healer? Have you been experiencing symptoms like: not being able to settle down, relax or sleep? Do you feel angry for no reason? Or maybe ...
(802) 392-4214 View (802) 392-4214
Trans affirmative Case consultation for Clinicians
This group has not yet started. This group is set up to offer case consultation from an experienced, Trans identified clinician who has taught Nationally and Internationally on Trans affirmative practices, including letter writing, rural Trans care, Trans 101, and ...
Hosted by Natalia Holubec
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Plainfield, VT 05667
This group has not yet started. This group is set up to offer case consultation from an experienced, Trans identified clinician who has taught Nationally and Internationally on Trans affirmative practices, including letter writing, rural Trans care, Trans 101, and ...
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Positive Intelligence
I am taking members for this group on a waitlist. Positive Intelligence is offered over 7 weeks and meets once a week. You will learn cognitive behavioral strategies that will help you relate in a highly skilled way for your ...
Hosted by Jennifer Degen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Waitsfield, VT 05673
I am taking members for this group on a waitlist. Positive Intelligence is offered over 7 weeks and meets once a week. You will learn cognitive behavioral strategies that will help you relate in a highly skilled way for your ...
(802) 392-4214 View (802) 392-4214
Dance Fitness For All! (Zumba-style weekly class)
Can dance fitness class be therapeutic? That depends on the teacher, the community of students, and the class design! I've been teaching trauma-informed, super-playful, inclusive dance fitness for over 10 years, and I'm proud of the deep, hilarious fun we ...
Hosted by Megan Pow Sheldon
PCC, CPCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Middlesex, VT 05602
Can dance fitness class be therapeutic? That depends on the teacher, the community of students, and the class design! I've been teaching trauma-informed, super-playful, inclusive dance fitness for over 10 years, and I'm proud of the deep, hilarious fun we ...
(802) 755-2876 View (802) 755-2876

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Washington County?

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.