Support Groups in 92116

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Hosted by Transcend Therapy, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
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(619) 567-3827 View (619) 567-3827
I facilitate a Men's group that supports each man in their quest to live their lives with integrity and passion. This gathering of men has been going on for 8 years now, and the men support each other, learn from ...
Hosted by John Brandeis Boesky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
I facilitate a Men's group that supports each man in their quest to live their lives with integrity and passion. This gathering of men has been going on for 8 years now, and the men support each other, learn from ...
(619) 378-4512 View (619) 378-4512
This is a closed space for folks who are Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of color. This group meets once a week, and is intended to hold space for us to be in community with each other, address our needs, ...
Hosted by Mindy Le Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
This is a closed space for folks who are Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of color. This group meets once a week, and is intended to hold space for us to be in community with each other, address our needs, ...
(619) 374-9918 View (619) 374-9918
Hosted by Anna Barbara Dowd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 374-8898 View (619) 374-8898
It’s time to shift the narrative of perimenopause. Thriving in Community is designed to be a supportive container for women in California navigating the (often bumpy) perimenopause transition. If you are craving connection, understanding and a safe place to process ...
Hosted by Jessika Fruchter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
It’s time to shift the narrative of perimenopause. Thriving in Community is designed to be a supportive container for women in California navigating the (often bumpy) perimenopause transition. If you are craving connection, understanding and a safe place to process ...
(619) 759-7214 View (619) 759-7214
Coming Home Together is a group for Asian American adults who are interested in exploring the relationship between Asian American identity and mental health. It can be hard to discuss mental health in Asian American communities, which feels very isolating. ...
Hosted by Esther Chau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
Coming Home Together is a group for Asian American adults who are interested in exploring the relationship between Asian American identity and mental health. It can be hard to discuss mental health in Asian American communities, which feels very isolating. ...
(619) 870-8580 View (619) 870-8580
Individual session required for assessment and entry into group.
Hosted by Douglas Baker MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
Individual session required for assessment and entry into group.
(619) 332-1274 View (619) 332-1274
My Facilitation Skills Support Group is intended to support other therapists and life coaches who would like to become even better at their craft so that they can offer their clients an even wider array of tools and techniques to ...
Hosted by John Brandeis Boesky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
My Facilitation Skills Support Group is intended to support other therapists and life coaches who would like to become even better at their craft so that they can offer their clients an even wider array of tools and techniques to ...
(619) 378-4512 View (619) 378-4512
This is a comprehensive DBT skills training group designed for people with an issue with substance abuse. The holistic treatment group has multiple components including participating in the weekly group and individual sessions. Phone coaching is available for skills group ...
Hosted by Douglas Baker MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
This is a comprehensive DBT skills training group designed for people with an issue with substance abuse. The holistic treatment group has multiple components including participating in the weekly group and individual sessions. Phone coaching is available for skills group ...
(619) 332-1274 View (619) 332-1274
Virtual Support group for all issues impacting Men. Topics may include: fatherhood, relationships/friendships , health, work-life balance, masculinity. Sessions will be held online for CA residents, every other Monday at 6:30pm. Individual assessment fee is $100, or with Cigna insurance, ...
Hosted by Anna de la Paz Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92116
Virtual Support group for all issues impacting Men. Topics may include: fatherhood, relationships/friendships , health, work-life balance, masculinity. Sessions will be held online for CA residents, every other Monday at 6:30pm. Individual assessment fee is $100, or with Cigna insurance, ...
(619) 722-3329 View (619) 722-3329
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 92116?

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.