Host: Debbie A. Freeman, MS, LMFT
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"Those who have experienced being victimized desperately need to talk with others. In my practice we offer a support group for Victims of Crime and offer you trusted space to re-establish your integrity and sense of control through being with ..."
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"Those who have experienced being victimized desperately need to talk with others. In my practice we offer a support group for Victims of Crime and offer you trusted space to re-establish your integrity and sense of control through being with ..."
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Host: Kara M Connell, LMFT
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"Welcome to Seal Beach Counseling. We offer psychological services for adults, children, and families. Our team of mental health specialists will assist you in overcoming current obstacles or working through long-standing issues. We are here to help you reach your ..."
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"Welcome to Seal Beach Counseling. We offer psychological services for adults, children, and families. Our team of mental health specialists will assist you in overcoming current obstacles or working through long-standing issues. We are here to help you reach your ..."
Host: Joshua Pickett, MS , AMFT , CCTSI
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"This group is being offered for individuals currently on the path of Recovery from Substance Use or other addictive behaviors. The group is ideally for individuals who have already completed an outpatient program and are looking for a continuation of ..."
(562) 268-1334
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"This group is being offered for individuals currently on the path of Recovery from Substance Use or other addictive behaviors. The group is ideally for individuals who have already completed an outpatient program and are looking for a continuation of ..."
Host: Ms. Jessica Wellins (Jaurequi), MS, APCC, LMFT
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"Fellow baby-healers go through a lot, and group supervision doesn't always cut it. This group is low cost and offers weekly evening sessions to accommodate the busy lifestyle of an associate marriage and family therapist (social workers and anyone else ..."
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"Fellow baby-healers go through a lot, and group supervision doesn't always cut it. This group is low cost and offers weekly evening sessions to accommodate the busy lifestyle of an associate marriage and family therapist (social workers and anyone else ..."
Host: Ms. Sarah Greenspan, MS, APCC
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"Virtual Parenting Therapy Group: Parenting babies, toddlers and young children can be exhausting, lonely, and isolating! Topics include: Self-Care, Self-Awareness, Coping Skills, Anxiety, Depression, Parenting Skills, Stages of Baby and Toddlers Years. Methods Include: Conscious Parenting, Parenting with Positivity, Self-Compassion, ..."
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"Virtual Parenting Therapy Group: Parenting babies, toddlers and young children can be exhausting, lonely, and isolating! Topics include: Self-Care, Self-Awareness, Coping Skills, Anxiety, Depression, Parenting Skills, Stages of Baby and Toddlers Years. Methods Include: Conscious Parenting, Parenting with Positivity, Self-Compassion, ..."
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Host: Mrs. Vanessa K. Patterson, MA, LMFT
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"A safe and serene place for hope and healing. "
(562) 741-3596
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"A safe and serene place for hope and healing. "
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Host: Ms. Patti Huber, LCSW, PPS
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"Are you touched by adoption or foster care? Are you hoping to expand your family? Have you created your family through third-party reproduction? Do you wonder how to tell your child sensitive pieces of her story? Want to share in ..."
(657) 233-8374
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"Are you touched by adoption or foster care? Are you hoping to expand your family? Have you created your family through third-party reproduction? Do you wonder how to tell your child sensitive pieces of her story? Want to share in ..."
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Host: Danielle Roxborough, MA, AMFT
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"Welcome to Seal Beach Counseling. We offer psychological services for adults, children, and families. Our team of mental health specialists will assist you in overcoming current obstacles or working through long-standing issues. We are here to help you reach your ..."
(562) 207-5630
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"Welcome to Seal Beach Counseling. We offer psychological services for adults, children, and families. Our team of mental health specialists will assist you in overcoming current obstacles or working through long-standing issues. We are here to help you reach your ..."
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Host: Dr. John Edward Martin, PhD, MA
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"I can work with individuals or small groups seeking life, relationship or health coaching, through Internet connection and access. My fee is lower for this service, especially if client pay in advance for groups of sessions. "
(877) 651-3370
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"I can work with individuals or small groups seeking life, relationship or health coaching, through Internet connection and access. My fee is lower for this service, especially if client pay in advance for groups of sessions. "
Host: Ms. Jessica Wellins (Jaurequi), MS, APCC, LMFT
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"Our teachers are truly modern day heroes, -COVID-19 has pushed that title to new heights. Let's make some time for your self care, - you can't water a garden with an empty can. This group is low cost and meets ..."
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"Our teachers are truly modern day heroes, -COVID-19 has pushed that title to new heights. Let's make some time for your self care, - you can't water a garden with an empty can. This group is low cost and meets ..."
Host: Alan Chudnow, MA, LMFT, CCTP
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"This group is for MFT trainees that are pre-, current, or post practicum. The group will teach coping skills to help alleviate symptoms of stress, process stress associated with being an MFT Trainee, Individual, and Helping Professional. Remember, to help ..."
(562) 392-8248
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"This group is for MFT trainees that are pre-, current, or post practicum. The group will teach coping skills to help alleviate symptoms of stress, process stress associated with being an MFT Trainee, Individual, and Helping Professional. Remember, to help ..."
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Host: Ms. Patti Huber, LCSW, PPS
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"ConnecTeen provides a compassionate space for teens touched by third party reproduction, adoption, and foster care to make new connections to swap feelings, thoughts, and stories related to adoption in an understanding, safe, and supportive environment with other teens. In ..."
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"ConnecTeen provides a compassionate space for teens touched by third party reproduction, adoption, and foster care to make new connections to swap feelings, thoughts, and stories related to adoption in an understanding, safe, and supportive environment with other teens. In ..."
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Host: Debbie A. Freeman, MS, LMFT
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"Those who have endured trauma or have been the Victim of a Crime absolutely benefit from being in a Support Group where they feel safe and can understand what they need to MOVE FORWARD and even to help others. This ..."
(424) 543-8473
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"Those who have endured trauma or have been the Victim of a Crime absolutely benefit from being in a Support Group where they feel safe and can understand what they need to MOVE FORWARD and even to help others. This ..."
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Host: Debbie A. Freeman, MS, LMFT
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Seal Beach, CA 90740
"1 out of 6 couples will deal with issues related to Infertility. This group is a place not only to gain support but to find out how others are coping with the reality and learning what the options are for ..."
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"1 out of 6 couples will deal with issues related to Infertility. This group is a place not only to gain support but to find out how others are coping with the reality and learning what the options are for ..."
Host: Alan Chudnow, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Group meets in:
Seal Beach, CA 90740
"A weekly group for therapists and therapists in training (prelicensed). Therapy has proven to be incalculable when training in this field. Learn experientially what it's like to be both therapist and client. You may learn through experience how your therapist ..."
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"A weekly group for therapists and therapists in training (prelicensed). Therapy has proven to be incalculable when training in this field. Learn experientially what it's like to be both therapist and client. You may learn through experience how your therapist ..."

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
90740 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 90740 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 90740 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 90740 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 90740 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.