Support Groups in 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 ...
Hosted by Dr. Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified Verified
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 View (424) 358-3098
Hosted by Kenneth Rasmussen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 620-1031 View (310) 620-1031
Adults with ADHD have a variety of challenges to productivity and interpersonal relationships. Past failures may have lead to low self esteem and shame. In this group you will learn more about ADHD, learn to accept your neurodiverse brain and ...
Hosted by Paula A Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
Adults with ADHD have a variety of challenges to productivity and interpersonal relationships. Past failures may have lead to low self esteem and shame. In this group you will learn more about ADHD, learn to accept your neurodiverse brain and ...
(424) 587-2544 View (424) 587-2544
Hosted by Lisa S. Powell
Psychologist, PhD, CGP, EMDRIA, Cert
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 341-6512 View (424) 341-6512
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 ...
Hosted by Alison Meredith Greiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
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 View (310) 683-4942
Hosted by J. Lancaster
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
(661) 349-9328 View (661) 349-9328
This group was created to help people learn to cope w/ mild to moderate anxiety and stress related to social settings whether work, family, romantic, or friendship relationships. This group teaches you to express your needs, feelings, and emotions for ...
Hosted by Bonnie Banafsheh Shayeg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
This group was created to help people learn to cope w/ mild to moderate anxiety and stress related to social settings whether work, family, romantic, or friendship relationships. This group teaches you to express your needs, feelings, and emotions for ...
(424) 552-4598 View (424) 552-4598
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.
Hosted by Lisa Chester-Schyman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
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 View (424) 532-8592
Hosted by Deirdre J. Newell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 905-8117 View (310) 905-8117
12 week Reflective Parenting Workshop Dates -TBA
Hosted by Margaret Dunham
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
12 week Reflective Parenting Workshop Dates -TBA
(424) 265-4710 View (424) 265-4710
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 ...
Hosted by Mary Ann Abosch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TMF
Verified Verified
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 View (424) 353-2465
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 ...
Hosted by Lydia Kosinar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
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 View (323) 379-1328
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 ...
Hosted by Monica Farassat, Psy.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CGP
Verified Verified
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 View (310) 737-8975
Hosted by Kevin Simonson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 306-0269 View (424) 306-0269
Inquire about our virtual Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery groups. Our team provides Nutrition education groups and specialized recovery groups from decades of combined experience running eating disorder and mental health treatment centers. Virtual participation in California.
Hosted by EMDR Collective, Founder Dawn Delgado, CEDS, EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
Inquire about our virtual Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery groups. Our team provides Nutrition education groups and specialized recovery groups from decades of combined experience running eating disorder and mental health treatment centers. Virtual participation in California.
(424) 347-1784 View (424) 347-1784
During this pandemic it is important to have affordable mental healthcare. I will be providing virtual processing groups available for 25 dollars a session. (must live in CA) Group will be a safe space where clients can explore and process ...
Hosted by Ashley Alpert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Monica, CA 90403
During this pandemic it is important to have affordable mental healthcare. I will be providing virtual processing groups available for 25 dollars a session. (must live in CA) Group will be a safe space where clients can explore and process ...
(310) 363-7369 View (310) 363-7369
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 ...
Hosted by Ava Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in 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 View (424) 324-3596
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 ...
Hosted by Josephine McNary
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in 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 View (310) 935-0754
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 ...
Hosted by Natalie Kazarian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
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 View (559) 761-1474
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. ...
Hosted by Brittany Couture
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PsyD, AMFT
Verified Verified
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 View (424) 239-1783
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 90403?

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.