Support Groups in 90703

Photo of Dr. Alex Ballan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 90703, CA
Ballan Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, MSW
Verified
(562) 379-6646 
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Group meets in:
Cerritos, CA 90703
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Group Therapy for Parents of Bipolar Children
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"An opportunity to learn, share, and bond around the issue of bipolar disorder. "
(562) 263-9168 
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Group meets in:
Cerritos, CA 90703
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EAP Programs Compsych, Cambridge. EAP Programs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ARFA
Verified
"I work with various EAP Programs in crises situations, or problems dealing with issues associated with employment or brief family conflicts and that cause individuals problems interrupting their ability to function appropriately at home or at work. Family conflicts can ..."
(562) 841-0348 
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Group meets in:
Cerritos, CA 90703

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Photo of Dr. Alex Ballan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 90703, CA
Ballan Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, MSW
Verified
(562) 379-6646 
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Group meets in:
Cerritos, CA 90703
Photo of David Hirohama, Psychologist in 90703, CA
Group Therapy for Parents of Bipolar Children
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"An opportunity to learn, share, and bond around the issue of bipolar disorder. "
(562) 263-9168 
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Group meets in:
Cerritos, CA 90703
Photo of Sandra K Kaumaya, Marriage & Family Therapist in 90703, CA
EAP Programs Compsych, Cambridge. EAP Programs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ARFA
Verified
"I work with various EAP Programs in crises situations, or problems dealing with issues associated with employment or brief family conflicts and that cause individuals problems interrupting their ability to function appropriately at home or at work. Family conflicts can ..."
(562) 841-0348 
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Group meets in:
Cerritos, CA 90703


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
90703 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 90703 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 90703 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 90703 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 such as Mindfulness Based group 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 90703 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.