Support Groups in 92054

Women In Transition: The mini series
Start date is July 13, 2017 and the target population is women who want support as they maneuver the next phase of their journey. Perhaps someone new to the area or community looking for healthier ways of coping and or ...
Photo of Candyce Spruel, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Candyce Spruel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
Start date is July 13, 2017 and the target population is women who want support as they maneuver the next phase of their journey. Perhaps someone new to the area or community looking for healthier ways of coping and or ...
(760) 748-1210 View (760) 748-1210
The Social
A bi-weekly one hour group session and monthly one-day weekend social gathering for adolescents and teenagers. This is an opportunity to build confidence in developing relationships and effective social communication skills with like minded individuals. Be free to be who ...
Photo of Ronnie Brooks in 92054, CA
Hosted by Ronnie Brooks
MA, LBA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
A bi-weekly one hour group session and monthly one-day weekend social gathering for adolescents and teenagers. This is an opportunity to build confidence in developing relationships and effective social communication skills with like minded individuals. Be free to be who ...
(951) 330-7186 View (951) 330-7186
Life Enrichment Services
Photo of Liz Weisenburger, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in 92054, CA
Hosted by Liz Weisenburger
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MS, CRC, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
(619) 329-9555 View (619) 329-9555
Female Survivors of Sexual Trauma - Virtual
This is a virtual group for females ages 25+ survivors of childhood sexual abuse and/or rape/assault as an adult. You do not need to try to navigate this complex landscape alone. Surviving childhood sexual abuse and/or living through rape - ...
Photo of Hamsa Healing Space, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 92054, CA
Hosted by Hamsa Healing Space
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, CRC, LPCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
This is a virtual group for females ages 25+ survivors of childhood sexual abuse and/or rape/assault as an adult. You do not need to try to navigate this complex landscape alone. Surviving childhood sexual abuse and/or living through rape - ...
(858) 779-0685 View (858) 779-0685
Positive Pathways
Dr. Lynch and Dr. McAlister have partnered in 2013 with the goal and mission to serve North County, as well as, San Diego County in the capacity of forensic assessment, evaluation and consultation in addition to providing general outpatient clinical ...
Photo of Timothy Lynch, Psychologist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Timothy Lynch
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
Dr. Lynch and Dr. McAlister have partnered in 2013 with the goal and mission to serve North County, as well as, San Diego County in the capacity of forensic assessment, evaluation and consultation in addition to providing general outpatient clinical ...
(619) 367-1105 View (619) 367-1105
Coming soon
I will be adding some groups as time moves forward. Particular groups I am looking at are for aviation and/or medical professionals and relapse prevention for substance use disorders. I may also open a trauma group down the line.
Photo of Kansas (James) Cafferty, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Kansas (James) Cafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MAC, ICAP IV
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
I will be adding some groups as time moves forward. Particular groups I am looking at are for aviation and/or medical professionals and relapse prevention for substance use disorders. I may also open a trauma group down the line.
(442) 200-1345 View (442) 200-1345
SoulCollage ® or Art Therapy
For people with a trauma history, this group is centered around exploring what we create from the heart about our experience. We use SoulCollage® technique to create 4x6" cards that reflect our internal experience and give us insight. We also ...
Photo of Life Enrichment Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Life Enrichment Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
For people with a trauma history, this group is centered around exploring what we create from the heart about our experience. We use SoulCollage® technique to create 4x6" cards that reflect our internal experience and give us insight. We also ...
(442) 244-9172 View (442) 244-9172
Nature Therapy
Nature Therapy at Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside. Spent a 1.5-2 hours in nature doing activities that bring relief to depression and/or anxiety. Connect and commune with the natural world. Mindfulness in nature. Evidence based practices include Forest Bathing, Earth ...
Photo of Life Enrichment Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Life Enrichment Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
Nature Therapy at Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside. Spent a 1.5-2 hours in nature doing activities that bring relief to depression and/or anxiety. Connect and commune with the natural world. Mindfulness in nature. Evidence based practices include Forest Bathing, Earth ...
(442) 244-9172 View (442) 244-9172

More Groups Nearby

Women In Transition: The mini series
Start date is July 13, 2017 and the target population is women who want support as they maneuver the next phase of their journey. Perhaps someone new to the area or community looking for healthier ways of coping and or ...
Photo of Candyce Spruel, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Candyce Spruel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
Start date is July 13, 2017 and the target population is women who want support as they maneuver the next phase of their journey. Perhaps someone new to the area or community looking for healthier ways of coping and or ...
(760) 748-1210 View (760) 748-1210
The Social
A bi-weekly one hour group session and monthly one-day weekend social gathering for adolescents and teenagers. This is an opportunity to build confidence in developing relationships and effective social communication skills with like minded individuals. Be free to be who ...
Photo of Ronnie Brooks in 92054, CA
Hosted by Ronnie Brooks
MA, LBA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
A bi-weekly one hour group session and monthly one-day weekend social gathering for adolescents and teenagers. This is an opportunity to build confidence in developing relationships and effective social communication skills with like minded individuals. Be free to be who ...
(951) 330-7186 View (951) 330-7186
Life Enrichment Services
Photo of Liz Weisenburger, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in 92054, CA
Hosted by Liz Weisenburger
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MS, CRC, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
(619) 329-9555 View (619) 329-9555
Female Survivors of Sexual Trauma - Virtual
This is a virtual group for females ages 25+ survivors of childhood sexual abuse and/or rape/assault as an adult. You do not need to try to navigate this complex landscape alone. Surviving childhood sexual abuse and/or living through rape - ...
Photo of Hamsa Healing Space, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 92054, CA
Hosted by Hamsa Healing Space
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, CRC, LPCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
This is a virtual group for females ages 25+ survivors of childhood sexual abuse and/or rape/assault as an adult. You do not need to try to navigate this complex landscape alone. Surviving childhood sexual abuse and/or living through rape - ...
(858) 779-0685 View (858) 779-0685
Positive Pathways
Dr. Lynch and Dr. McAlister have partnered in 2013 with the goal and mission to serve North County, as well as, San Diego County in the capacity of forensic assessment, evaluation and consultation in addition to providing general outpatient clinical ...
Photo of Timothy Lynch, Psychologist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Timothy Lynch
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
Dr. Lynch and Dr. McAlister have partnered in 2013 with the goal and mission to serve North County, as well as, San Diego County in the capacity of forensic assessment, evaluation and consultation in addition to providing general outpatient clinical ...
(619) 367-1105 View (619) 367-1105
Coming soon
I will be adding some groups as time moves forward. Particular groups I am looking at are for aviation and/or medical professionals and relapse prevention for substance use disorders. I may also open a trauma group down the line.
Photo of Kansas (James) Cafferty, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Kansas (James) Cafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MAC, ICAP IV
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
I will be adding some groups as time moves forward. Particular groups I am looking at are for aviation and/or medical professionals and relapse prevention for substance use disorders. I may also open a trauma group down the line.
(442) 200-1345 View (442) 200-1345
SoulCollage ® or Art Therapy
For people with a trauma history, this group is centered around exploring what we create from the heart about our experience. We use SoulCollage® technique to create 4x6" cards that reflect our internal experience and give us insight. We also ...
Photo of Life Enrichment Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Life Enrichment Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
For people with a trauma history, this group is centered around exploring what we create from the heart about our experience. We use SoulCollage® technique to create 4x6" cards that reflect our internal experience and give us insight. We also ...
(442) 244-9172 View (442) 244-9172
Nature Therapy
Nature Therapy at Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside. Spent a 1.5-2 hours in nature doing activities that bring relief to depression and/or anxiety. Connect and commune with the natural world. Mindfulness in nature. Evidence based practices include Forest Bathing, Earth ...
Photo of Life Enrichment Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92054, CA
Hosted by Life Enrichment Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oceanside, CA 92054
Nature Therapy at Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside. Spent a 1.5-2 hours in nature doing activities that bring relief to depression and/or anxiety. Connect and commune with the natural world. Mindfulness in nature. Evidence based practices include Forest Bathing, Earth ...
(442) 244-9172 View (442) 244-9172
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 92054?

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.