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Therapy Groups in Alabama (AL)
Host: LTC(R) Tony R. Franklin, Ph.D.
"Adolescent Group targeting the issues that High School age kids struggle with along there journey to Young Adulthood. This is an open ended group which well welcome those in need, however, the intent is to deal with more of the ..."
Parenting with Passion
Host: Garrett Counseling & Consulting
"This group focuses on teaching empathy, self-worth and discipline to children of all ages. Parents with children of ALL ages can attend these groups. There will be breakout sessions each week focusing on specific developmental task of children in each age ..."
Host: Rhonna W. Phillips, MA, LPC, LMFT, CSuperv, CollPr
"8 persons or less discussing various forms of loss and the acute and ongoing grief associated with these and the effects or consequences in their life and what is needed to begin healing and moving forward again. "
Free Depression and Bipolar Support Group
Host: Emily Tucker Counseling Services
"Open group for individuals experiencing difficulties coping with depression or bipolar disorder symptoms. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at the Crisis Center. This is a drop in group open to all community members.This group ..."
Women in Early Recovery with History of Relapse
Host: Emily D Dickinson, MEd, LPC
"This a group that focuses on women early in the recovery process from substance addictions. Most of these women have a history of relapse. There is also a Professional Health Care Group meeting on alternate Monday evenings. "
Host: Marilyn 'Michelle' Knight, MSW, LCSW, CREP, PIP
"This group is for people who have one month of sobriety or more from alcoholism or drug addiction and need extra support. Please contact me prior to starting first group session. "
L.O.C.K (Learning Obessive Compulsive Knockout)
Host: Jessica Dawn Cleveland, MS, NCC, LPC
"Behavioral Sciences of Alabama is offering a group to support those with OCD. The name of the group uses the acronym L.O.C.K. (Learning Obsessive Compulsive Knockout). The group model seeks to assists its members in developing a discipline of self-help ..."
Finding Peace in a Marriage Impacted by Asperger's
Host: Leigh Anne Harrington, MSW, LCSW, PIP
"Sometimes couples enter marriage or partnership without knowledge that their spouse is affected by autism. Married couples affected by Asperger's characteristics can have successful relationships. It takes work and understanding, but it is possible and it is worth it. This ..."
Therapy Group for Professional Gay Men
Host: Judith A Harrington, PhD, LPC, LMFT
"This group is in development with co-therapist, Dr. Rebecca Dossett. Interested persons should call me (Dr. Harrington) at 205-226-2400 for more details. The anticipated start date is sometime after January 1, 2011. "
Women's Chronic Health Condition Support Group
Host: Heather Meggers-Wright, PhD
"This group would focus on providing support for women with chronic medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Stress reduction techniques and problem solving will receive particular focus. This group will meet 2x a month, and will start ..."
Pre-Bariatric Surgery Preparation Group
Host: Heather Meggers-Wright, PhD
"This is an education and support group for men and women preparing to undergo bariatric surgery for weight reduction (bypass, sleeve, band, or other all welcome). The purpose of the group is to help patients build the strongest psychological and ..."
MBCT-Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Host: Connie Oden, LCSW, PIP
"I invite you to participate in a group that will change your life. This 'Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group' has been shown to be effective in preventing relapse in recurrent depression and other emotional problems. The group meets on Monday night ..."
Angry Birds Anger Management & Domestic Violence
Host: Garrett Counseling & Consulting
"Next group starts May 15th and the cost is $60 for all 4 sessions. Please call or email to sign up for group. Certificate will be provided at the end of the 4 week program. Groups for children, teens, and ..."
Overcoming Rape and Sexual Assault Support Group
Host: M. Jill Dean, MA, EdS, LPC
"This group provides support and education for adult women survivors of rape and sexual assault. Group is facilitated by Jill Dean, L.P.C., with 11+ years of experience working with survivors of rape and sexual assault, as well as adult survivors ..."
"Mending the Soul"
Host: Lakeba H Williams, PhD, LPC, NCC
"I'm starting a group for adult survivors of abuse. We will be going through Steven R. Tracy's "Mending the Soul". This group's goal is to help you begin your healing journey in a place that is safe and supportive. You ..."
Couples Group Therapy
Host: Davey James Chastang, BA-Psy, LCSW, PIP
"Couples Group Therapy is a resource where couples, under the guidance of a licensed professional, can share, relate, learn and grow from other couple's experience and insight. "
Alabama (AL) Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Alabama (AL) counseling groups, Alabama (AL) support groups, Alabama (AL) mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counselor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).
Before joining a Alabama (AL) support group, first see if the issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in Alabama (AL) to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in an Alabama (AL) group?
In a professionally operated support group in Alabama (AL), members provide each other with various types of help for a particular shared issue. The help takes the form of relating personal experiences and listening to and accepting others' experiences. Alabama (AL) group members may also provide a sympathetic understanding and a social network.
Group Therapists or group counselors lead or facilitate the group and provide group counseling in Alabama (AL). They are sometimes specifically trained in group dynamics and the understanding of small group processes. So 'interpersonal learning', which can involve unfiltered feedback and confrontation between group members (and can be threatening) is safely moderated by the group therapist or group counselor in Alabama (AL).
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?