Support Groups in 90402

This a specific group for people who have heart disease and who are interested in gaining insight and support while exploring the emotional issues such as fears and anxieties that they now face. Strengthening your understanding, your network and community ...
Hosted by Ellyn Singer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT, RN
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
This a specific group for people who have heart disease and who are interested in gaining insight and support while exploring the emotional issues such as fears and anxieties that they now face. Strengthening your understanding, your network and community ...
(310) 956-4034 View (310) 956-4034
Hosted by Elaine R. Gordon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 736-4729 View (310) 736-4729
Coming out. Living as a gay person. Partnership. Parenting. Health Issues. Aging. Being alone. Gay men share their diverse experiences and support one another through the challenges of partner relationships, workplace dynamics, self-care and families.
Hosted by Sharon Margaret Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
Coming out. Living as a gay person. Partnership. Parenting. Health Issues. Aging. Being alone. Gay men share their diverse experiences and support one another through the challenges of partner relationships, workplace dynamics, self-care and families.
(310) 736-1423 View (310) 736-1423
Being a mom is incredibly wonderful, and incredibly difficult. I offer a support group that is focused on processing the emotions related to motherhood, pregnancy, infertility, IVF, and parenting, as well as learning new skills to survive and excel. Group ...
Hosted by Leslie Dobson
Psychologist, MSc, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
Being a mom is incredibly wonderful, and incredibly difficult. I offer a support group that is focused on processing the emotions related to motherhood, pregnancy, infertility, IVF, and parenting, as well as learning new skills to survive and excel. Group ...
(562) 509-7933 View (562) 509-7933
In the group you will get in touch with different aspects some of which are listed below: Create awareness of the specific thoughts you carry throughout the day. Is your mood where you would like it to be? Is your ...
Hosted by Dafi Shanti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
In the group you will get in touch with different aspects some of which are listed below: Create awareness of the specific thoughts you carry throughout the day. Is your mood where you would like it to be? Is your ...
(424) 587-2147 View (424) 587-2147
This group provides a safe and comforting environment to deal with grief and loss. It allows for individuals to fully process their losses and to feel connected to others going thru similar states of emotions. A very warm and supportive ...
Hosted by Emily Caroline Pernoll
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
This group provides a safe and comforting environment to deal with grief and loss. It allows for individuals to fully process their losses and to feel connected to others going thru similar states of emotions. A very warm and supportive ...
(310) 254-2304 View (310) 254-2304
Somatic healing is a holistic approach that integrates the mind, body, heart and spirit, allowing you to release stored tension, trauma, and emotional blockages. Somatic experiencing encompasses the use of Interoception and Embodiment, playing with Tension, Bilateral Stimulation, Guided Visualizations, ...
Hosted by Grace Catherine Mickle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
Somatic healing is a holistic approach that integrates the mind, body, heart and spirit, allowing you to release stored tension, trauma, and emotional blockages. Somatic experiencing encompasses the use of Interoception and Embodiment, playing with Tension, Bilateral Stimulation, Guided Visualizations, ...
(619) 374-4417 View (619) 374-4417
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Hosted by Dr. Robert B. Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
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(747) 998-0517 View (747) 998-0517
Losing a partner. Facing aging. Welcoming change. Women in their mid-60s through 80s support each other through the pain of losing loved ones, facing challenges of the aging process, and focusing on new opportunities for growth and fulfillment as their ...
Hosted by Sharon Margaret Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
Losing a partner. Facing aging. Welcoming change. Women in their mid-60s through 80s support each other through the pain of losing loved ones, facing challenges of the aging process, and focusing on new opportunities for growth and fulfillment as their ...
(310) 736-1423 View (310) 736-1423
Do you feel as if you are constantly "giving, giving, giving" while there is nothing left for you? Even doing small things for yourself seems really overwhelming. Begin your journey to becoming more aware, more self worth, and more confident ...
Hosted by Dafi Shanti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
Do you feel as if you are constantly "giving, giving, giving" while there is nothing left for you? Even doing small things for yourself seems really overwhelming. Begin your journey to becoming more aware, more self worth, and more confident ...
(424) 587-2147 View (424) 587-2147
We all need a place to come together to address our unique challenges in recovery.. Women face their own challenges as they engage in new roles, particularly mothers -as a sober partner, parent and friend. Who are we as we ...
Hosted by Emily Caroline Pernoll
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
We all need a place to come together to address our unique challenges in recovery.. Women face their own challenges as they engage in new roles, particularly mothers -as a sober partner, parent and friend. Who are we as we ...
(310) 254-2304 View (310) 254-2304
-If money seems to escape you... -If you believe spiritual people don't have money, and are ready to break out of that belief and into an empowered space of abundance for the benefit of all.. -If you are ready to ...
Hosted by Dafi Shanti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
-If money seems to escape you... -If you believe spiritual people don't have money, and are ready to break out of that belief and into an empowered space of abundance for the benefit of all.. -If you are ready to ...
(424) 587-2147 View (424) 587-2147
Parenting. Managing job loss and career issues. Marriage. Divorce. Fathers in their 30s and 40s share their experiences and support one another through meeting or challenging the expectations they have of themselves as fathers, husbands, role-models, and breadwinners.
Hosted by Sharon Margaret Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90402
Parenting. Managing job loss and career issues. Marriage. Divorce. Fathers in their 30s and 40s share their experiences and support one another through meeting or challenging the expectations they have of themselves as fathers, husbands, role-models, and breadwinners.
(310) 736-1423 View (310) 736-1423
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 90402?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.