How To Find Group Therapy Near Me
This video provides four recommendations to find group therapy near you. Of course you can always try using google, and hopefully you will find websites of good group therapists near you. However, many highly skilled therapists can’t be easily found through google.
The four recommendations we use at Group Therapy Central are the following:
(1) Go to the Psychology Today website (https://www.psychologytoday.com). They have an amazing online directory of therapist!
(2) The second recommendation (which is actually probably better than the first) is the American Group Psychotherapy Association website (https://www.agpa.org/) and their directory of Certified Group Psychotherapists.
(3) Our third recommendation is to reach out to us here at Group Therapy Central (grouptherapycentral.com). We are happy to help you find group therapy near you. Most people that contact us haven’t found good results on the Psychology Today or AGPA websites. Maybe you live in a rural area without many group therapists or you are discovering that the group therapists in your area are full. We are well connected with group therapists in the US (and in some other countries) and are happy to help you. We will send out e-mails and make phone calls to discover group therapy options near you. Especially, those that are not listed online. Often we learn of therapists that are wanting to start groups but haven’t posted anything online. Other times we hear about therapist that have recently moved to a new area and are just starting to “set up shop”. Also, there are several highly qualified group therapists that don’t have much of a web presence and we can provide you their contact information.
(4) Consider joining an online therapy group. There are several well-qualified group therapists conducting online therapy groups. Most are using Zoom, a free video conferencing software, that allows group members to all see each other in a virtual meeting room. There are a few limitations to online therapy groups compared to face-to-face therapy groups, and also some distinct advantages. Most group members (and leaders) report that they are surprisingly similar in many ways. Some of the advantages of online groups is the convenience of staying in the privacy of your home and the ability to to attend group sessions from any location in the world (with internet connection). Probably the most compelling reason for choosing an online therapy group if you don’t live close enough to any group therapists and would not be able to access group therapy otherwise. If you are interested in exploring the option of online therapy groups, please contact us and we can provide you a list of anyone offering online groups with openings.
Group Therapy Central: grouptherapycentral.com
Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com
American Group Psychotherapy Association: https://www.agpa.org/
The primary goal of this Group Therapy Central is to help people develop a sense of belonging and mattering within their current relationships. We do this by providing accurate information about group therapy (through our YouTube channel and our website) and also by helping people find therapy groups near their homes or join online therapy groups.
Please reach out to us with any questions you have related to group therapy!