Support Groups in La Crosse, WI

Photo of Emily Jarrett, Licensed Professional Counselor in La Crosse, WI
Eating Disorder Recovery Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"This group is professionally facilitated and offers support, understanding and encouragement for those who are dealing with an eating disorder. I provide the group topics and facilitate the discussions. Group members learn to deal with everyday struggles and gain skills ..."
(608) 370-5647 
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Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601
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Mindfulness Group
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
"I facilitate a 6-8 week experientially-focused core mindfulness group with sessions typically lasting 50 minutes. Group sessions involve an introduction to mindfulness qualities and strategies, processing of present focused experiences in group, and formal and informal mindfulness practices. For those ..."
(608) 200-2416 
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Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601
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The Other Half (Tentative) Grief Support Group
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
Verified
"Grief Support Group for Care Partners (Late Stage Dementia/End of Life) Grief Is a complex and complicated response to loss emotionally as well as physically. In the end stages and after the loved one with dementia has passed grief takes ..."
(608) 519-3790 
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Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54603
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Alcohol/Drug Education/Treatment (DWI/OWI/DUI)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, DMin, LMFT, CSAC , LPCC
Verified
"I provide drug and alcohol groups meet on a as needed basis. They fulfill the state requirements for those who have been convicted of a DWI or OWI. I offer them at both clinics, in Winona, Minnesota and La Crosse, ..."
(507) 316-0589 
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Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601
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Premarital Counseling (PREP)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, DMin, LMFT, CSAC , LPCC
Verified
"I have been providing premarital counseling since 1985. Couples who choose counseling before they marry learn how to communicate and resolve conflict, manage their money, understand roles and responsibilities, the importance of family and friends, leisure and sexuality. Men and ..."
(507) 316-0589 
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Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601

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Photo of Emily Jarrett, Licensed Professional Counselor in La Crosse, WI
Eating Disorder Recovery Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"This group is professionally facilitated and offers support, understanding and encouragement for those who are dealing with an eating disorder. I provide the group topics and facilitate the discussions. Group members learn to deal with everyday struggles and gain skills ..."
(608) 370-5647 
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Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601
Photo of Kendra A Holzer, Psychologist in La Crosse, WI
Mindfulness Group
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
"I facilitate a 6-8 week experientially-focused core mindfulness group with sessions typically lasting 50 minutes. Group sessions involve an introduction to mindfulness qualities and strategies, processing of present focused experiences in group, and formal and informal mindfulness practices. For those ..."
(608) 200-2416 
View
Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601
Photo of Kinsman Redeemer (KR) Christian Counseling Center, Counselor in La Crosse, WI
The Other Half (Tentative) Grief Support Group
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
Verified
"Grief Support Group for Care Partners (Late Stage Dementia/End of Life) Grief Is a complex and complicated response to loss emotionally as well as physically. In the end stages and after the loved one with dementia has passed grief takes ..."
(608) 519-3790 
View
Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54603
Photo of Jeff Buikema, Marriage & Family Therapist in La Crosse, WI
Alcohol/Drug Education/Treatment (DWI/OWI/DUI)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, DMin, LMFT, CSAC , LPCC
Verified
"I provide drug and alcohol groups meet on a as needed basis. They fulfill the state requirements for those who have been convicted of a DWI or OWI. I offer them at both clinics, in Winona, Minnesota and La Crosse, ..."
(507) 316-0589 
View
Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601
Photo of Jeff Buikema, Marriage & Family Therapist in La Crosse, WI
Premarital Counseling (PREP)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, DMin, LMFT, CSAC , LPCC
Verified
"I have been providing premarital counseling since 1985. Couples who choose counseling before they marry learn how to communicate and resolve conflict, manage their money, understand roles and responsibilities, the importance of family and friends, leisure and sexuality. Men and ..."
(507) 316-0589 
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Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601

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