Online Support Groups FOR THERAPISTS During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are searching for an online support group of therapists, please consider joining one of these groups.

Also, please email me here at nate@grouptherapycentral.com if you know of a support group that you would like listed on this page. Please send me the name(s) of the leader(s), the name of the group, the details of when you will be meeting, and how potential group members can join the group. Thanks!

Updated 3-27-2020 at 9:30am (CT)

(1) Bojun Hu and Joe Wise are offering free weekly support groups for up to 12 participants. Currently slated for Friday mornings at 9:00am (Eastern Time).

(2) Leo Leiderman PsyD, ABPP, FAACP, CGP, FAGPA had set up a support group for the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society (WGPS) for Sunday (3/22/2020).

(3) Margaret M. Postlewaite, PhD, CGP, SEP, FAGPA offered a support group on Friday afternoon (3/19/2020) to colleagues from the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (WCSPP).

(4) Nate Page, PhD, LP is offering a free “Online Support and Practice Group for Therapists” on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm (Central Time). The group will be limited to 8 participants, and we will meet for (at least) four sessions 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16. You can read full details HERE.

Note – this group is now FULL. Please email Nate if you’d like to be put on a waitlist for another group.

(5) Liz Stewart is offering an Ongoing Body Language Training Group for therapists.

Description: Psychotherapists generally agree that listening is a multilayered, and active process that goes beyond the words. It also includes, and can be both in and out of sync with, the body. In what ways does your body agree with your words? When are your clients’ words out of tune with what their body appears to be saying? We will explore the idea that paying attention to your body provides access to nonverbal and unverbalized realms of communication in your work with clients. This is especially important in this time of all-day video and phone sessions. When we learn to pay closer attention to our own body’s language we expand our instrument’s range to include new information. This training group is designed to help mental health professionals integrate their own body’s subtle cues with the wide range of thoughts and feelings that arise in the course of working with patients.

Format and Fees: The group meets weekly by Zoom on Thursdays, from 10:00-11:30am EST. The fee for the group is $80 per session, payable at the end of the month. To join the group, CLICK HERE to schedule an initial 50 minute interview with Liz to explore your goals and determine fit. The fee for the initial interview is $225.

Learning Intentions:

  1. Notice ways in which tension shows up in the body while working with clients
  2. Distinguish between subtle and obvious embodied cues
  3. Make connections between your own body’s cues and your client’s material
  4. Observe when the intellect interferes with embodied knowledge and when the body interferes with intellectual knowledge
  5. Learn techniques for regulating your nervous system and integrating your myofascia

Liz Stewart draws from 30 years of experience as a highly accomplished Structural Integration (aka Rolfing®) practitioner, supervisor and trainer. Liz both supports and challenges her clients to understand, cultivate and make full use of themselves in their work. Liz’s approach to training mental health professionals in groups is engaging, connective and supportive (much like the fascial network that holds our bodies together) and includes a strong emphasis on body awareness. Her understanding of tensional forces, integration and connection set Liz apart as a supervisor and trainer. She supports mental health professionals in learning their own body’s language – its cues and triggers – that speak in mysterious ways. Liz brings experience in Structural Integration, movement awareness, Polyvagal Theory, neural vascular techniques, modern group therapy, trauma dynamics, decoding body language and business management. Liz’s work has been described as “comprehensive, deeply transformative, highly intuitive, observant, and fun.”

(6) This Wednesday, March 25th from 12pm – 12:50pm (Eastern Time), Joshua M. Gross, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA, FAAGP will be hosting a free Zoom event for therapists where the following will be covered:

We will discuss questions and provide suggestions in regards to building your individual and group therapy online practice.

We will discuss the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s (AGPA) Conference which will include: 1) Why you should consider attending next year’s conference to increase professional and personal development and 2) How there are scholarship opportunities to attend the conference.

We will discuss your feelings and thoughts of Covid-19 and how it impacts you and your practice.

Zoom Link:
Wednesday, 25th from 12pm: https://fsu-hipaa.zoom.us/j/266551808

(7) Vinny Dehili, Vice President of Florida Group Psychotherapy Society, will be holding two FREE FGPS Community Drop in Zoom groups this week entitled: “Q&A consultation for online therapy.”

Zoom Links:
Wednesday, 25th at 8PM: https://zoom.us/j/903262874
Meeting ID: 903 262 874

Friday, 27th at 8PM: https://zoom.us/j/450188300
Meeting ID: 450 188 300

(8) Care and Self-Care in the Age of COVID-19: Challenges and Coping Strategies. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 9:00-10:30 PM Eastern * Please be cognizant of applicable time zones.
Craig Haen, PhD, LCAT, CGP, FAGPA & Suzanne Phillips, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA 


Therapists already have to hold so much for patients, but the therapeutic process is particularly demanding in the context of shared trauma. This webinar addresses the overlapping impact of COVID-19 on personal and professional lives, including: the frightening aspect of viral transmission and contraction; stress responses of adults and children; ambiguous loss; new forms of connection; and professional self-care/resilience strategies. Audience discussion will be encouraged, including attendees’ experiences of stress, burnout, and secondary trauma.
Learning objectives and references are available on the registration pages.

Registration Details:
Registration will close on Wednesday, March 25 at 4PM Eastern. Please be cognizant of applicable time zones.
This event is complimentary for AGPA Members.
1.5 CE credits are available at $30.00 for AGPA members. Participation and 1.5 CE credits are $60.00 for nonmembers. Detailed CE accreditation information can be found here.
This event will be conducted via Zoom, which allows for both audio and video participation. Login information will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of registration.

(9) Promoting our Colleagues’ Well-being: Group Work with Healthcare Providers. Monday, March 30, 9:00-10:30 PM (Eastern)*Please be cognizant of applicable time zones
Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA. AGPA-President Elect


This presentation will examine the role of group support in helping healthcare providers manage in the face of the enormous strain that viral pandemics generate. Using the experience of the presenter with the SARS Pandemic, a practical approach to maximize coping and enhancing resilience in health care colleagues will be outlined.
Learning objectives and references are available on the registration pages, linked below.

Registration Details:
Registration will close on Monday, March 30 at 4PM Eastern. Please be cognizant of applicable time zones.
This event is complimentary for AGPA Members.
1.5 CE credits are available at $30.00 for AGPA members. Participation and 1.5 CE credits are $60.00 for nonmembers. Detailed CE accreditation information can be found here.
This event will be conducted via Zoom, which allows for both audio and video participation. Login information will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of registration.