$79 per month, which works out to about $20 per meeting. We offer the first week free so that you can meet your Circle for free, before paying a cent.
We believe emotional support should be available to everyone. The price of one full month of professionally-led Circles group support meetings costs less than one private therapy session, and we intend to keep it that way.
Based on the questions you answer when you sign up, we’ll match you with others going through a similar situation and with a professional facilitator who’s an expert in the area you need support. You’ll be offered a few Circles that we think are a good fit and you’ll choose the time that works best for you.
We currently offer Circles for anyone coping with all types of grief, navigating separation or divorce, or dealing with different types of challenging relationships, but we’ll be opening more topics soon. Our customer care is quick to respond and always available for you to consult. Send us an email at email@example.com.
We know they are, because we’ve seen them work.
Circles was founded on the premise that no one should have to go through life’s challenges alone, and that there’s no one better to support you than those who’ve been there, and really understand you.
We know that 1:1 therapy can be intimidating and expensive, while Facebook groups and online forums can offer misinformation and often aren’t personal enough. Online group support, led by a professional facilitator, provides a lower barrier of entry to getting the support you need.
Group vs. 1:1 Therapy In a group setting, people feel less alone in their struggle and see that others in the group have feelings, experiences and even thoughts, just like theirs. By joining a support group, you can find a place where you are accepted exactly as you are on your good days and bad, surrounded by people who just get it.
Online vs. In-Person Online groups can be used as stand-alone support or can complement individual therapy. Research has shown that online support can be just as meaningful as meeting with a therapist in person. Online support groups allow you to find support in a way that works with your schedule and life. You’ll decide the time and day that works best for you, and log on from your own comfortable and convenient location. You also get the added benefit of group chat, which is available whenever you need someone to talk to in between meetings.
All Circles facilitators are professionally trained social workers, psychologists, or therapists and are experts in their respective areas of specialization. Facilitators undergo comprehensive vetting and training processes by our Head of Emotional Support, to ensure their approach and caregiving techniques match our professional standards.
There is no set end-date to a Circle, it runs for as long as members feel they need it. There’s no minimum commitment, you can cancel anytime, for any reason. The free trial lasts one month, so in your first weekly meeting, you’ll have a chance to get to know your Circle and the support process better, before committing to pay.
You may choose to use a “nickname” or go by only your first name in your group if you’d like to. When you sign up we will ask for your contact information for billing purposes, but on your profile in the Circles app you can decide what information you’ll share with your fellow group members. Keep in mind that the meetings are run via video platform, but if you prefer to begin with your camera off, you are welcome to do so.
The entire Circles experience takes place within the app. That’s where you’ll connect to your group’s video meetings each week, and where you’ll chat with your Circle members and facilitators in between meetings. The Circles app also offers an extensive library of additional free resources to support you, including CBT-based exercises, webinars about coping with different life challenges, and more.
We don’t work directly with insurance providers yet, but we do offer financial assistance to members who need it. Reach out to our customer care team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.