Support Groups in 92104

ARE YOU IN THE “WAVES OF CHANGE” AS A TRANSPLANT IN SAN DIEGO? Perhaps you moved to San Diego for a fresh start, a new job, a loved one, or a life event. With each change in our lives comes ...
Hosted by Mona Klausing @ Avani Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, AS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92104
ARE YOU IN THE “WAVES OF CHANGE” AS A TRANSPLANT IN SAN DIEGO? Perhaps you moved to San Diego for a fresh start, a new job, a loved one, or a life event. With each change in our lives comes ...
(619) 724-4725 View (619) 724-4725
This group is an online process group for individuals interested in exploring the -isms (e.g., racism, classism, sexism, ageism, ableism) in our society, our personal experiences with it, our roles in it, and the ways they shape us, and us ...
Hosted by Alice Lim
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92104
This group is an online process group for individuals interested in exploring the -isms (e.g., racism, classism, sexism, ageism, ableism) in our society, our personal experiences with it, our roles in it, and the ways they shape us, and us ...
(619) 949-3591 View (619) 949-3591
I am now accepting LPCC Associates in CA for supervision. I have a background in supporting adult women with trauma and using mind body approaches, EMDR, and parts work. Please contact me for further details!
Hosted by Liz Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, RYT 200
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92104
I am now accepting LPCC Associates in CA for supervision. I have a background in supporting adult women with trauma and using mind body approaches, EMDR, and parts work. Please contact me for further details!
(832) 529-1416 View (832) 529-1416
Do you want to connect to your more creative, authentic self? As an Art Therapist, I believe EVERYBODY is an artist. I also whole heartedly believe in the powerful healing benefits of art. Join me in this 8-week Art Group ...
Hosted by Shannon Jones - Holistic Therapy + Art Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, AT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92104
Do you want to connect to your more creative, authentic self? As an Art Therapist, I believe EVERYBODY is an artist. I also whole heartedly believe in the powerful healing benefits of art. Join me in this 8-week Art Group ...
(858) 257-0319 View (858) 257-0319
This process group is for adolescents whose parents are separating or separated. The objectives of the group to serve as a source of support while members explore the impact, and also locate one's voice and sense of self in order ...
Hosted by Alice Lim
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92104
This process group is for adolescents whose parents are separating or separated. The objectives of the group to serve as a source of support while members explore the impact, and also locate one's voice and sense of self in order ...
(619) 949-3591 View (619) 949-3591
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 92104?

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.