Support Groups in 94025

Are you a woman whose heart has been wounded after a lifetime of putting other peoples' needs & wants above your own? Do you find it hard to honor yourself & do what you really want? Have you been hurt ...
Hosted by Sheenie Ambardar, MD, Concierge Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
Are you a woman whose heart has been wounded after a lifetime of putting other peoples' needs & wants above your own? Do you find it hard to honor yourself & do what you really want? Have you been hurt ...
(310) 878-4117 View (310) 878-4117
Very small group of selected clients who participated ina group devoted to accelerated personal growth and development. Some reading and contemplation/meditation is required. Instruction provided.
Hosted by Applied Clinical Neuroscience
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
Very small group of selected clients who participated ina group devoted to accelerated personal growth and development. Some reading and contemplation/meditation is required. Instruction provided.
(650) 288-6479 View (650) 288-6479
Our youth are experiencing stressors including academics, transitions, compromised sense of self and esteem, relationships, perfectionism, depression and increased anxiety. This group aims at providing support, community, coping skills, psychoeducation and more. Very valuable to high achieving persons, it allows ...
Hosted by Lyndsey Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
Our youth are experiencing stressors including academics, transitions, compromised sense of self and esteem, relationships, perfectionism, depression and increased anxiety. This group aims at providing support, community, coping skills, psychoeducation and more. Very valuable to high achieving persons, it allows ...
(650) 249-7194 View (650) 249-7194
This weekly, 8-session group is for people struggling with obsessive-compuslive disorder (OCD). The key focus of the group is on exposure and response prevention (ERP), the first-line psychotherapy treatment for OCD. The group offers new information and tools each week, ...
Hosted by Katie Fracalanza
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
This weekly, 8-session group is for people struggling with obsessive-compuslive disorder (OCD). The key focus of the group is on exposure and response prevention (ERP), the first-line psychotherapy treatment for OCD. The group offers new information and tools each week, ...
(650) 200-4704 View (650) 200-4704
This group is a mindfulness based CBT group that meets twice a week for 16 weeks. It is designed for teens ages 15-18 that have severe mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar. Girls often also have anxiety, body issues, ...
Hosted by Meghan Eileen Howe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
This group is a mindfulness based CBT group that meets twice a week for 16 weeks. It is designed for teens ages 15-18 that have severe mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar. Girls often also have anxiety, body issues, ...
(650) 489-7742 View (650) 489-7742
Dr. Chmura, expert in mental health and the peripartum experience, will lead this support group once a week. Babies welcome. Subjects include depression, anxiety, and parenting/relationship challenges.
Hosted by Palo Alto Wellness
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
Dr. Chmura, expert in mental health and the peripartum experience, will lead this support group once a week. Babies welcome. Subjects include depression, anxiety, and parenting/relationship challenges.
(415) 993-4146 View (415) 993-4146
This group is well suited for beginning therapists/analysts. The focus is on case presentations by group members that will be discussed within a psychoanalytic framework. Some reading will be recommended if helpful and essential to facilitate a psychoanalytic stance. This ...
Hosted by Dr. Beate Klein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
This group is well suited for beginning therapists/analysts. The focus is on case presentations by group members that will be discussed within a psychoanalytic framework. Some reading will be recommended if helpful and essential to facilitate a psychoanalytic stance. This ...
(650) 241-4687 View (650) 241-4687
Hosted by Karen S Gould
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Weekly for ages 15-17 ( younger if appropriate in case by case basis) girls who struggle with anxiety and perfectionism.
Hosted by Palo Alto Wellness
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
Weekly for ages 15-17 ( younger if appropriate in case by case basis) girls who struggle with anxiety and perfectionism.
(415) 993-4146 View (415) 993-4146
We are experiencing new levels of anxiety, peer isolation, academic navigation and stressors, body image and esteem challenges. The Pandemic has changed the way middle school girls navigate through this part of their life span development, putting a larger influence ...
Hosted by Lyndsey Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
We are experiencing new levels of anxiety, peer isolation, academic navigation and stressors, body image and esteem challenges. The Pandemic has changed the way middle school girls navigate through this part of their life span development, putting a larger influence ...
(650) 249-7194 View (650) 249-7194
This group is a mindfulness based CBT group that meets twice a week for 16 weeks. It is designed for girls ages 12-14 that have severe mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder. Girls often also have anxiety, body ...
Hosted by Meghan Eileen Howe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
This group is a mindfulness based CBT group that meets twice a week for 16 weeks. It is designed for girls ages 12-14 that have severe mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder. Girls often also have anxiety, body ...
(650) 489-7742 View (650) 489-7742
For those with anxiety, ADHD, Hugh stress. We will use zentangles, mandalas, to create, self regulate, and connect. All materials provided.
Hosted by Palo Alto Wellness
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
For those with anxiety, ADHD, Hugh stress. We will use zentangles, mandalas, to create, self regulate, and connect. All materials provided.
(415) 993-4146 View (415) 993-4146
Talking about body image, or dysmorphia can very vulnerable subject for young people. Over 30%of our young people experience daily challenges with anxiety, depression, esteem centered around body image challenges. We will work on processing stressors, finding new coping skills, ...
Hosted by Lyndsey Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
Talking about body image, or dysmorphia can very vulnerable subject for young people. Over 30%of our young people experience daily challenges with anxiety, depression, esteem centered around body image challenges. We will work on processing stressors, finding new coping skills, ...
(650) 249-7194 View (650) 249-7194
The group is a psychotherapy/support group for Parents struggling with a Child's addiction. The emphasis is on finding support, resources and new ways to parent and cope.
Hosted by Mary Pat Killoran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Menlo Park, CA 94025
The group is a psychotherapy/support group for Parents struggling with a Child's addiction. The emphasis is on finding support, resources and new ways to parent and cope.
(650) 487-1660 View (650) 487-1660
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 94025?

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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.