Support Groups

The Grace Counseling Ministry offers a number of support and care groups to meet the unique challenges we face in life. 

Mental Health & Well-Being Groups


Registration is currently closed // Mondays // 7-9P 

THIS GROUP IS MEETING VIRTUALLY. Please reach out to for any questions.

The Spring 2020 session will meet March 2 – May 4, 2020. 

Do you struggle with your responses to people’s request or demands on your time, talents or resources? This is for those who long for Biblically-based insights setting healthy boundaries with family, friends, co-workers or yourself. Group discussion on challenging issues while reviewing the life changing principle found in the book Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend.


Teen Girls Anxiety Group

Thursdays // 6 – 7P

The next session runs Jan 30 – March 12 (group will not meet on March 5). 

(Parental permission required for teens under 18).

Registration is currently closed. Please fill out this INTEREST FORM and we will notify you when the next groups starts. You can also email

This  confidential 6 week group is designed to help teen girls (ages 13-18) better recognize, understand, and navigate distressing symptoms. Come learn new skills and build on strategies towards coping and reducing distress.

This groups is facilitated by Shang Ji, Licensed Therapist, and a teen peer. 


Healing Journey: Forming

The group meets in the fall. Please check back for registration details.

In Healing Journey: Forming you will discover a fresh, life-giving approach to spiritual growth, restoration, and finding your true identity in Christ. Shift from relying on willpower and self-effort to changing from the inside out through a deeper relationship with God. Practical exercises help you experience more of God.

Workbook is $25. 


Mental Health Support Group for Families & Friends (registration open)

Register Here // Mondays // 7-8:30P (virtual meeting)

The next session runs March 30 – May 18. 

This care group is for families and friends of people dealing with mental health challenges, anxiety, and depression. Find support, give support to others, and gain practical skills and tools. Rebuild your families through a focus on God’s grace for life transformation.

The group is facilitated by Temi and Modesta Akinsanya. Temi currently serves on staff as an Adult Ministry Resident. He received a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and is a graduate of the Lay Counselor Institute. Modesta currently works as a School Counselor in the Montgomery County School System. She completed her undergraduate at University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and her graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in counseling. Modesta is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LGPC) and has over 5 years of counseling experience.


Loss Support Groups

GriefShare (registration open)

REGISTER HERE // Wednesdays // 7P


The Spring 2020 session will meet February 19, 2020 – June 3, 2020. (does not meet 4/8 in observance of Holy Week)

GriefShare is a place where hurting people find healing and hope through a Christ-centered perspective as they examine soul-level questions about death and eternal life. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to join our group.

Click here for more information about GriefShare.


DivorceCare (registration open)

REGISTER HERE // Thursdays // 7P

The winter/spring session runs from Jan 16 through April 16, 2020. (The group will not meet on 4/9 due to Holy Week)

DivorceCare Recovery Group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. DivorceCare group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives.We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We’ll show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation or divorce.  You don’t have to go through it alone.


For those seeking couples counseling, please reach out to

DivorceCare 4 Kids

Thursdays // 7P // this group is currently full. Please check for other locations.  

The winter/spring session runs from Jan 16 through April 16, 2020. (The group will not meet on 4/9 due to Holy Week)

Divorce and separation are hard on the couple.  But we know that it’s also hard on kids. If you have a child who is impacted by a family break up, bring him or her to DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K). DK4K is a special place for kids ages 5-12 to find help and healing. At our weekly DC4K group, kids will make friends with other kids who understand how it feels when parents separate or divorce.

Shiloh Infertility Group

REGISTER // The group will start meeting in fall 2020

Shiloh is a care group for women experiencing infertility and/or miscarriage. Join with other women who understand and be encouraged through drawing near to God’s heart in his Word. Gain practical wisdom to navigate emotions, questions and decisions as we walk side by side in the journey.


After Abortion Healing & Care

You don’t have to go through this alone. Laurel Pregnancy Center offers this confidential support. Contact Cheryl Dudek.

Trauma Support Groups

Healing the Wounded Heart Support Group (registration open)

 REGISTER // Wednesdays // 7P  //

2020 dates: June 10, 17, 24; July 8, 15, 22;  August 5, 12

Healing the Wounded Heart is an honest and hopeful journey into the damage of sexual abuse. With great compassion, the group offers hope for victims of rape, date rape, incest, molestation, and more, exposing the raw wounds that are left behind and clearing the path toward wholeness and healing. Never minimizing victims’ pain or offering pat spiritual answers that don’t truly address the problem, the group instead calls evil evil and lights the way to renewed joy. If you are a victim of sexual abuse or know someone who is, please consider participating in or referring them to this group.

Marie Celano, LCPC, Director of Grace Counseling will be facilitating the group using Dan Allendar’s book “Healing the Wounded Heart.”

Rescued Women - Surviving & Thriving after Sexual Betrayal

Mondays // 7P // Registration is closed. If you are interested in joining the group please email

2019-2020 dates: Oct 14 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18, Dec. 2 & 16, Jan. 6 & 20, 2020, Feb. 3 & 17, March 2 & 16, Apr. 6 & 20, May 4 & 18

Women dealing with the devastating impact of sexual betrayal are invited to join a community of women on this unintended journey. You are not alone! There is hope and healing through Jesus. This confidential group will be a safe place for support, encouragement, and growth. We will be using the workbook The Aftermath of Betrayal by Michelle Mays.

No registration fee, but the workbook is $20.

Addiction Recovery Support Groups

12-Step Recovery Bible Study

This group is currently on hiatus. If you have any questions, please contact

If you or a loved one needs help with addiction you can find help here:


Regeneration Rescue (registration open)

Tuesdays // 7P //

The 2020 session meets January 7 – December 31, 2020. 

The best way to register is to go to the Regeneration website to download the application and scan it back to

The Rescue program is for men who long for purity yet struggle with sexual sin in any form. Rescue runs year-round in four, 12-week quarters. Receive support, coaching, and healing prayer from a team committed to helping you succeed.

Each group cycle closes after the second session but you can get immediate help from Regeneration staff year round. For immediate help, information about Rescue, or to learn about other programs offered by Regeneration for women, spouses, family and children, click here.

Upcoming Grace Counseling Events

06apr7:00 pm9:00 pmRescued WomenSurviving and Thriving after Sexual Betrayal

07apr7:00 pm9:00 pmRegeneration Rescue

13apr7:00 pm8:30 pmMental Health Support Group for Family & Friends

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