Host: Abc's - Layton And Bluemound Locations
Group meets in:
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
"This is an ongoing support group for individuals with bipolar, anxiety or panic disorder. Within this group, people have the opportunity to connect with others in a supportive environment that encourages cognitive behavioral techniques. • Group Leader: Joel Winston, LCSW. ..."
(414) 600-0397
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Group meets in:
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
"This is an ongoing support group for individuals with bipolar, anxiety or panic disorder. Within this group, people have the opportunity to connect with others in a supportive environment that encourages cognitive behavioral techniques. • Group Leader: Joel Winston, LCSW. ..."
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Host: Shannon Juniper Neimeko, MAAT, LPC
Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53719
"NOW STARTING WAITLIST FOR FALL 2021 This support & psychoeducational group is for adults ages 18+ who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, genderqueer, or any other personally meaningful term indicating you are not cis. This 10 week group is ..."
(608) 765-5238
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Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53719
"NOW STARTING WAITLIST FOR FALL 2021 This support & psychoeducational group is for adults ages 18+ who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, genderqueer, or any other personally meaningful term indicating you are not cis. This 10 week group is ..."
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Host: Dr. Bradley G Nevins, PhD, LP
Group meets in:
Hudson, WI 54016
"This is a 21 week program is facilitated by WBTPA-Certified providers. "
(715) 245-2196
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Group meets in:
Hudson, WI 54016
"This is a 21 week program is facilitated by WBTPA-Certified providers. "
Host: Family Service Madison
Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53713
"The Alternatives to Aggression program is a certified domestic violence treatment program geared to intervene on physical, sexual, and emotional abuse by men toward their intimate partners. The group challenges and educates participants on the belief systems that serve to ..."
(608) 549-5712
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Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53713
"The Alternatives to Aggression program is a certified domestic violence treatment program geared to intervene on physical, sexual, and emotional abuse by men toward their intimate partners. The group challenges and educates participants on the belief systems that serve to ..."
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Host: Ms. Melissa McWilliams, LPC
Group meets in:
Waukesha, WI 53188
"These fun and interactive groups are designed for children ages 11 - 19 with challenges in the areas of social-communication, shyness and peer-relations that affect the quality of their interpersonal relationships and abilities to read social cues. Group goals include ..."
(262) 218-3411
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Group meets in:
Waukesha, WI 53188
"These fun and interactive groups are designed for children ages 11 - 19 with challenges in the areas of social-communication, shyness and peer-relations that affect the quality of their interpersonal relationships and abilities to read social cues. Group goals include ..."
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Host: Dr. Ronald J May, PhD
Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53717
"An interpersonal process style is used to facilitate the development of interpersonal awareness and emotional communication skills. While the groups offer a nurturing and supportive environment to safely explore sensitive issues, direct and honest communication is encouraged. The groups meet ..."
(608) 833-9290
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Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53717
"An interpersonal process style is used to facilitate the development of interpersonal awareness and emotional communication skills. While the groups offer a nurturing and supportive environment to safely explore sensitive issues, direct and honest communication is encouraged. The groups meet ..."
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Host: Miss. Leslie A Clark, MSE, LPC, CSAC
Group meets in:
Elm Grove, WI 53122
"Psycho education on DBT skills and gaining experience utilizing these skills. This group is a closed group. It will restart in mid fall. "
(262) 429-9843
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Group meets in:
Elm Grove, WI 53122
"Psycho education on DBT skills and gaining experience utilizing these skills. This group is a closed group. It will restart in mid fall. "
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Host: Melissa Fannin, MA, LPC, ATR
Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601
"This is an open group that meets every third Thursday from 5:15-6: 30 pm. You will participate in a guided meditation, followed by art-making and sharing. This is an excellent group for self-care, self-exploration, and creation. Registration is required. Call ..."
(608) 480-1676
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Group meets in:
La Crosse, WI 54601
"This is an open group that meets every third Thursday from 5:15-6: 30 pm. You will participate in a guided meditation, followed by art-making and sharing. This is an excellent group for self-care, self-exploration, and creation. Registration is required. Call ..."
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Host: Dr. Alison Kravit, PsyD
Group meets in:
Mequon, WI 53092
"Am planning on starting a group for adults with ADHD; however, will need more individuals committed to attending! Last attempt people said they wanted to join but never showed, so the group ended. Am trying to gather interested individuals before ..."
(262) 241-7778
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Group meets in:
Mequon, WI 53092
"Am planning on starting a group for adults with ADHD; however, will need more individuals committed to attending! Last attempt people said they wanted to join but never showed, so the group ended. Am trying to gather interested individuals before ..."
Host: Ms. Jessica Cline, LCSW
Group meets in:
Menasha, WI 54952
"A group for anyone recovering from infidelity in their relationship. "
(715) 600-5118
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Group meets in:
Menasha, WI 54952
"A group for anyone recovering from infidelity in their relationship. "
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Host: Ms. Nicole Flannery, MS, CSAC, LPC-IT
Group meets in:
Waukesha, WI 53186
"We work on being more mindful with in your everyday life. 12 weeks of mindfulness discussions and tasks. Please contact me for we have limited space. "
(414) 375-0512
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Group meets in:
Waukesha, WI 53186
"We work on being more mindful with in your everyday life. 12 weeks of mindfulness discussions and tasks. Please contact me for we have limited space. "
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Host: Veronica Sosa, MS, LPC, NBCC
Group meets in:
Waukesha, WI 53188
"These fun, interactive groups are for children ages 5 to 18 with challenges that affect their interpersonal relationships and abilities to read social cues. Generally grouped by age or "best fit", participants meet weekly in small group settings with individualized ..."
(262) 806-7338
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Group meets in:
Waukesha, WI 53188
"These fun, interactive groups are for children ages 5 to 18 with challenges that affect their interpersonal relationships and abilities to read social cues. Generally grouped by age or "best fit", participants meet weekly in small group settings with individualized ..."
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Host: Melinda Pedersen, MS, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
"There is often a sense of identity loss with becoming a mom and a sense of overwhelming emotions or intrusive thoughts. We will work on how to regulate the emotions, so you can begin to feel like yourself again and ..."
(608) 400-4320
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Group meets in:
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
"There is often a sense of identity loss with becoming a mom and a sense of overwhelming emotions or intrusive thoughts. We will work on how to regulate the emotions, so you can begin to feel like yourself again and ..."
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Host: Mr. Greg Cox, LCSW
Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53705
"This men's support group is offered 4 times throughout the year. It is an 8-week closed group meant to work towards building intimacy and healthy connections for those impacted by one or more addictions. Reach out today for more information ..."
(773) 825-5840
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Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53705
"This men's support group is offered 4 times throughout the year. It is an 8-week closed group meant to work towards building intimacy and healthy connections for those impacted by one or more addictions. Reach out today for more information ..."
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Host: Ms. Miche'l Moore, MS, MFT-IT
Group meets in:
Elm Grove, WI 53122
"Holiday support group is almost here! Beings Thursday, November 19th starting at 7pm via Telehealth. Topics revolving around holiday stressors, how to manage anxiety, making YOU a priority and much more. Spaces are limited, call EVOLVEwithin to secure your spot ..."
(262) 394-8053
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Group meets in:
Elm Grove, WI 53122
"Holiday support group is almost here! Beings Thursday, November 19th starting at 7pm via Telehealth. Topics revolving around holiday stressors, how to manage anxiety, making YOU a priority and much more. Spaces are limited, call EVOLVEwithin to secure your spot ..."
Photo of Deb A Meisner, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mrs. Deb A Meisner, MS, LPC
Group meets in:
East Troy, WI 53120
"Mindfulness is the opposite of dissociation. It is about being fully present in the moment, in your body and aware. MBCT was originally developed to help people deal with chronic pain. Our perceptions are affected by how we think about ..."
(262) 205-6839
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Group meets in:
East Troy, WI 53120
"Mindfulness is the opposite of dissociation. It is about being fully present in the moment, in your body and aware. MBCT was originally developed to help people deal with chronic pain. Our perceptions are affected by how we think about ..."
Photo of Beth Whittemore, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Beth Whittemore, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53713
"Groups are held on Wednesdays either from 8:30-10:30 AM or 4:00-6:00 PM. We have a sliding fee scale and can accept standard insurances. Call for an Intake appointment at 608-661-2829 ext 2 "
(608) 713-0686
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Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53713
"Groups are held on Wednesdays either from 8:30-10:30 AM or 4:00-6:00 PM. We have a sliding fee scale and can accept standard insurances. Call for an Intake appointment at 608-661-2829 ext 2 "
Photo of Missy Jenneman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Missy Jenneman, LCSW
Group meets in:
Eau Claire, WI 54701
"This is a non-clinical support group for any/all Mama's who are looking for further purpose, connection, well-being growth, and information on Mama mental health. Each week will be limited to 20 Mom's; so we encourage you to RSVP! Each group ..."
(715) 200-8474
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Group meets in:
Eau Claire, WI 54701
"This is a non-clinical support group for any/all Mama's who are looking for further purpose, connection, well-being growth, and information on Mama mental health. Each week will be limited to 20 Mom's; so we encourage you to RSVP! Each group ..."
Photo of Deidre Marsh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Deidre Marsh, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Mequon, WI 53097
"Mental Health IOP provides structured services in a half-day setting for those adults struggling with their mental health or have impairments in functioning as a result of depressed, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, or other psychosocial stressor. The 6-week program offers ..."
(262) 384-5902
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Group meets in:
Mequon, WI 53097
"Mental Health IOP provides structured services in a half-day setting for those adults struggling with their mental health or have impairments in functioning as a result of depressed, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, or other psychosocial stressor. The 6-week program offers ..."
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Host: Mr. Scott Savage, MA, PC
Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53719
"Operating since 2012, the AcuMen Men's group: a peer learning forum for men utilizes a proven, structured conversational model that promotes learning, effective self-expression, catharsis, and camaraderie. It balances listening and talking. This group is for men functioning at a ..."
(608) 480-6033
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Group meets in:
Madison, WI 53719
"Operating since 2012, the AcuMen Men's group: a peer learning forum for men utilizes a proven, structured conversational model that promotes learning, effective self-expression, catharsis, and camaraderie. It balances listening and talking. This group is for men functioning at a ..."

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