Host: Ms. Ava Rose, MSW, LCSW
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"I offer recurring 8 week trauma groups focused on exploring complex, relational and developmental traumas. Clients may participate in one or more 8 week series. Concurrent individual therapy is typically required to ensure members have adequate support; referrals can be ..."
(424) 324-3596
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"I offer recurring 8 week trauma groups focused on exploring complex, relational and developmental traumas. Clients may participate in one or more 8 week series. Concurrent individual therapy is typically required to ensure members have adequate support; referrals can be ..."
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Host: Dr. Lisa S. Powell, PhD, CGP, EMDRIA, Cert
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 341-6512
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Host: Jessica Ehrman, AMFT
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Want to learn how to do therapy kids are excited about? I will teach you how to use video games and pop culture in sessions. There will be opportunities for you to request topics that you want to know more ..."
(949) 539-0259
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Want to learn how to do therapy kids are excited about? I will teach you how to use video games and pop culture in sessions. There will be opportunities for you to request topics that you want to know more ..."
Host: Ms. Dawn Delgado, LMFT, CEDS-S, EMDR
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Waiting list for a small in person Recovery Support group in Santa Monica. Please email if interested. Group will be recovery oriented and facilitated by a certified eating disorder specialist, CEDS. "
(424) 347-1784
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"Waiting list for a small in person Recovery Support group in Santa Monica. Please email if interested. Group will be recovery oriented and facilitated by a certified eating disorder specialist, CEDS. "
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Host: Alison Meredith Greiner, LCSW
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"This is a 14 week evidenced based group developed by researchers at UCLA. Groups are for teens and their parents and run concurrently. The focus is to help teens make and keep friends. Topics include: conversational skills, how to deal ..."
(310) 683-4942
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"This is a 14 week evidenced based group developed by researchers at UCLA. Groups are for teens and their parents and run concurrently. The focus is to help teens make and keep friends. Topics include: conversational skills, how to deal ..."
Host: Dr. Paul White, PhD, LMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"The most effective way to find support through a vegan lifestyle is with like-minded community members. Unfortunately, there are times where the stress of reality keeps us from living our lives, making choices guided by our ethics; 'vystopia' describes the ..."
(240) 266-0209
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"The most effective way to find support through a vegan lifestyle is with like-minded community members. Unfortunately, there are times where the stress of reality keeps us from living our lives, making choices guided by our ethics; 'vystopia' describes the ..."
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Host: Dr. Margaret Dunham, PsyD, MFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"12 week Reflective Parenting Workshop Dates -TBA "
(424) 265-4710
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"12 week Reflective Parenting Workshop Dates -TBA "
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Host: Natalie Kazarian, LMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"This group is for women to come together to support each other's process. We are living in a time where feminine power is finally being recognized! But many of us have grown up receiving mixed messages about how we are ..."
(559) 761-1474
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"This group is for women to come together to support each other's process. We are living in a time where feminine power is finally being recognized! But many of us have grown up receiving mixed messages about how we are ..."
Host: Dr. Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Mixed Adult Group focusing on anger and relationships *Weekend Workshops also available "
(424) 625-3867
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Mixed Adult Group focusing on anger and relationships *Weekend Workshops also available "
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Host: Mary Ann Rege, MA, LMFT, TMF
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"If you're stable in recovery from addictive behaviors, committed to living with your new-found freedom, and want solid relapse prevention skills, this 8-week group could be fantastic for you. Through a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices, you'll ..."
(424) 353-2465
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"If you're stable in recovery from addictive behaviors, committed to living with your new-found freedom, and want solid relapse prevention skills, this 8-week group could be fantastic for you. Through a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices, you'll ..."
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Host: Dr. Kenneth Rasmussen, PsyD
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 620-1031
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Host: Lydia Kosinar, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Join us for a DBT Skills Group with a focus on integrating DBT skills into daily life. This group is perfect for anyone who needs a little extra support, whether you're new to DBT or a DBT veteran! Dialectical Behavior ..."
(323) 379-1328
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Join us for a DBT Skills Group with a focus on integrating DBT skills into daily life. This group is perfect for anyone who needs a little extra support, whether you're new to DBT or a DBT veteran! Dialectical Behavior ..."
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Host: Dr. Angela M. Aiello, MA, MFT, PhD
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"The Daring Way (tm) is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families and others. It has been utilized in clinical educational, and professional settings. During ..."
(424) 294-8910
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"The Daring Way (tm) is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families and others. It has been utilized in clinical educational, and professional settings. During ..."
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Host: Dr. Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d, PsyD, SEP
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"This ongoing, weekly group will empower anyone who has experienced a trauma or suffered a loss. Working together using a mix of talking and experiential activities, we will uncover your natural resilience: exploring how trauma and grief affect the mind ..."
(424) 358-3098
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"This ongoing, weekly group will empower anyone who has experienced a trauma or suffered a loss. Working together using a mix of talking and experiential activities, we will uncover your natural resilience: exploring how trauma and grief affect the mind ..."
Host: Ms. Danielle Nay, MA, APCC, AMFT
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"I know that the past few months have been very stressful with numerous changes for many of us. I will be providing virtual processing groups to help people get through this trying time. You must live in CA to join ..."
(949) 271-7803
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"I know that the past few months have been very stressful with numerous changes for many of us. I will be providing virtual processing groups to help people get through this trying time. You must live in CA to join ..."
Host: Dr. Josephine McNary, MD
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"CalPsychiatry is a group of informed, empathetic and team-oriented psychiatrists. We have specialties in treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (including OCD), ADHD, addiction and women's mental health. We have practices in Santa Monica, Downtown LA, Echo ..."
(310) 935-0754
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"CalPsychiatry is a group of informed, empathetic and team-oriented psychiatrists. We have specialties in treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (including OCD), ADHD, addiction and women's mental health. We have practices in Santa Monica, Downtown LA, Echo ..."
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Host: Dr. Monica Farassat, PsyD, LMFT, CGP
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Group therapy is a very powerful venue for self exploration and provides speedy results. In a safe, confidential and supportive setting every individual's uniqueness emerges as the social interpersonal and emotional issues are explored. By participating,(max. 8 men and women), the ..."
(310) 737-8975
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Group therapy is a very powerful venue for self exploration and provides speedy results. In a safe, confidential and supportive setting every individual's uniqueness emerges as the social interpersonal and emotional issues are explored. By participating,(max. 8 men and women), the ..."
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Host: Jessica Gallo, LCSW
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"A weekly virtual gathering to support the postpartum mama. Motherhood was not meant to be done alone, but in community. Whether you are simply having a difficult time adjusting, trying to navigate developing a new normal for work/life balance, had ..."
(424) 372-0962
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"A weekly virtual gathering to support the postpartum mama. Motherhood was not meant to be done alone, but in community. Whether you are simply having a difficult time adjusting, trying to navigate developing a new normal for work/life balance, had ..."
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Host: Dr. Brittany Couture, PsyD, AMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Does your teen need more support during these uncertain times? Please have your teen join us in this 6 week virtual support group. Support groups provide a forum to address issues with peers and to know they are not alone. ..."
(424) 239-1783
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Does your teen need more support during these uncertain times? Please have your teen join us in this 6 week virtual support group. Support groups provide a forum to address issues with peers and to know they are not alone. ..."
Host: Lisa Chester-Schyman, AMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Ongoing weekly group is designed to support you through times of grief, loss and transition. We will process feelings, discuss topics and participate in exercises. We will give you new approaches to support you in your healing. "
(424) 532-8592
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Ongoing weekly group is designed to support you through times of grief, loss and transition. We will process feelings, discuss topics and participate in exercises. We will give you new approaches to support you in your healing. "
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
90403 Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in 90403 is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in 90403 are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in 90403 allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in 90403 can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.