Support Groups in 94102

The Anxiety Relief Center
The Anxiety Relief Center is a dynamic and compelling collaboration because of the diversity that Alkmini, Mor, and bring to the psycho-social platform. We appreciate and have been inspired by our broad exposure and experiences as citizens of the world. ...
Hosted by Tara Pratt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
The Anxiety Relief Center is a dynamic and compelling collaboration because of the diversity that Alkmini, Mor, and bring to the psycho-social platform. We appreciate and have been inspired by our broad exposure and experiences as citizens of the world. ...
(415) 704-7263 View (415) 704-7263
"Sex Addiction" Sexual Misbehavior Treatment
Not a group. Highly specialized individual treatment for “Sex Addiction” Serial Affairs-Infidelity-Cheati ng, Child Porn, Prostitution, "Seeking Arrangements", Smart Phone Apps, Cam Girls, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors "Happy Endings", "Sugar Daddy" "Only Fans", Compulsivity Professional Sexual Misconduct, Sex Offenses, as ...
Hosted by Sexual Addiction Sex Misbehavior Infidelity Expert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SOTS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Not a group. Highly specialized individual treatment for “Sex Addiction” Serial Affairs-Infidelity-Cheati ng, Child Porn, Prostitution, "Seeking Arrangements", Smart Phone Apps, Cam Girls, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors "Happy Endings", "Sugar Daddy" "Only Fans", Compulsivity Professional Sexual Misconduct, Sex Offenses, as ...
(415) 639-5474 View (415) 639-5474
Group Therapy
Basically, the focus is on improving interpersonal and relationship skills.  The power of group therapy lies in the ability to receive honest yet supportive feedback from members.  Members tell one another how they are experienced--what are things they do that ...
Hosted by Mary Jean (Mj) Paris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Basically, the focus is on improving interpersonal and relationship skills.  The power of group therapy lies in the ability to receive honest yet supportive feedback from members.  Members tell one another how they are experienced--what are things they do that ...
(650) 385-8070 View (650) 385-8070
Courage Connects - Dare to Lead
Courage Connects is a leadership workshop based on the research of Brené Brown. This workshop appeals to people across all industries and positions. The overarching theme is courage - show up as a braver leader and you will be able ...
Hosted by Rachel Packer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Courage Connects is a leadership workshop based on the research of Brené Brown. This workshop appeals to people across all industries and positions. The overarching theme is courage - show up as a braver leader and you will be able ...
(415) 553-5529 View (415) 553-5529
Non-monogamy Support Group
Due to societal stigma issues related to non-monogamy can feel isolating. These groups strive to ease that isolation by fostering open-minded & non-judgmental social support. We foster values of acceptance for the full range of relationship preferences, welcoming those having ...
Hosted by Vast Love
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Due to societal stigma issues related to non-monogamy can feel isolating. These groups strive to ease that isolation by fostering open-minded & non-judgmental social support. We foster values of acceptance for the full range of relationship preferences, welcoming those having ...
(510) 880-4195 View (510) 880-4195
Connected Moms- Postpartum Group for Moms
Connected Moms: An In-Person Postpartum Support Group For New and New-Again Moms! Join Connective Psychologist, Dr. Nina Eisenberg, and a community of other moms to share your experiences, receive non-judgmental support, and gain tools and resources to help you through ...
Hosted by The Connective (formerly Wellspace SF)
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Connected Moms: An In-Person Postpartum Support Group For New and New-Again Moms! Join Connective Psychologist, Dr. Nina Eisenberg, and a community of other moms to share your experiences, receive non-judgmental support, and gain tools and resources to help you through ...
(415) 335-7793 View (415) 335-7793
SY DBT Skills Group
DBT Skills Group is one component of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This group meets once per week and the co-facilitators teach several new skills each week based on the DBT curriculum. In this group, participants learn Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, ...
Hosted by Jennifer Simon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
DBT Skills Group is one component of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This group meets once per week and the co-facilitators teach several new skills each week based on the DBT curriculum. In this group, participants learn Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, ...
(510) 662-0976 View (510) 662-0976
Postpartum Support Group for New & New Again Moms
Wellspace Moms: A virtual support group for new & new-again moms with babies 0-1 years. Join a community where you can share your authentic experience and receive non-judgmental support as you transition into a new chapter of life. Facilitated by ...
Hosted by Nina Eisenberg @ The Connective
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Wellspace Moms: A virtual support group for new & new-again moms with babies 0-1 years. Join a community where you can share your authentic experience and receive non-judgmental support as you transition into a new chapter of life. Facilitated by ...
(628) 200-4029 View (628) 200-4029
Honeycomb Therapy
We provide specialized counseling services to children and teens ages 6 to 18. We aim to help children and teens develop coping skills and navigate through difficult changes within the family. Specialties include: anxiety, anger management, depression, low self esteem, ...
Hosted by Honeycomb Wellness Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
We provide specialized counseling services to children and teens ages 6 to 18. We aim to help children and teens develop coping skills and navigate through difficult changes within the family. Specialties include: anxiety, anger management, depression, low self esteem, ...
(415) 338-9366 View (415) 338-9366
Woodleaf Eating Disorder Center
We are currently offering eating disorder support groups online and the cost is covered by insurance. We are waiving all fees when possible. Our groups are focused to treat anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Our clinicians are licensed and highly ...
Hosted by Woodleaf Eating Disorder Center
Treatment Center, MA, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
We are currently offering eating disorder support groups online and the cost is covered by insurance. We are waiving all fees when possible. Our groups are focused to treat anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Our clinicians are licensed and highly ...
(415) 840-0670 View (415) 840-0670
Psilocybin Microdosing & Psychedelic Integration
VIRTUAL GROUP! Next Cohort starts June 2024, once full. This group is for you if you’re exploring healing through psilocybin and want more guidance along your journey. We discuss where to begin and common protocols. Mondays 5:30 - 7:00 pm ...
Hosted by Rima Danielle Jomaa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
VIRTUAL GROUP! Next Cohort starts June 2024, once full. This group is for you if you’re exploring healing through psilocybin and want more guidance along your journey. We discuss where to begin and common protocols. Mondays 5:30 - 7:00 pm ...
(442) 255-7027 View (442) 255-7027
ADDvantage: Women w ADHD (not currently running)
Harness your inner creativity and strengths by learning the skills and information to take you from feeling disorganized to thriving in your life. During this 6 week group you will learn to: develop self-compassion, use meditation to focus your attention, ...
Hosted by Dr. Dana Blu Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Harness your inner creativity and strengths by learning the skills and information to take you from feeling disorganized to thriving in your life. During this 6 week group you will learn to: develop self-compassion, use meditation to focus your attention, ...
(646) 362-2082 View (646) 362-2082
Grief Medicine: Tending to Grief in Community
Being in community, either in an ongoing group, or in ritual space, is a powerful way to feel less alone in grief, and learn from the wisdom of others. Sometimes we feel totally alone in our struggle only to find ...
Hosted by Amy Hyun Swart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Being in community, either in an ongoing group, or in ritual space, is a powerful way to feel less alone in grief, and learn from the wisdom of others. Sometimes we feel totally alone in our struggle only to find ...
(650) 295-0420 View (650) 295-0420
(On Hiatus) Post Abortion Therapy Group for Women
Come and virtually meet other women in a supportive environment and experience the healing power of a group. The group's purpose is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, and politically neutral space to share, connect, and learn from others ...
Hosted by Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Come and virtually meet other women in a supportive environment and experience the healing power of a group. The group's purpose is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, and politically neutral space to share, connect, and learn from others ...
(415) 326-7726 View (415) 326-7726
Let's Talk About Sex, Drugs & Alcohol
This is a process psychotherapy and psycho-educational group that aims to provide participants the opportunity to address behavioral issues related to drugs, sex and alcohol and its impact in their relationships. It accomodates both the abstinence model and harm reduction ...
Hosted by Richard R Lugo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LAADC, CADCII, CACS
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
This is a process psychotherapy and psycho-educational group that aims to provide participants the opportunity to address behavioral issues related to drugs, sex and alcohol and its impact in their relationships. It accomodates both the abstinence model and harm reduction ...
(415) 801-0156 View (415) 801-0156
Group Therapy for Men
Group is a confidential place where folks can communicate feelings and strengthen relationships. Together we share and learn to work with our anger, shame, loneliness, fear, grief and sense of agency in the world. We embrace men from all diverse ...
Hosted by Shanon Sitkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Group is a confidential place where folks can communicate feelings and strengthen relationships. Together we share and learn to work with our anger, shame, loneliness, fear, grief and sense of agency in the world. We embrace men from all diverse ...
(415) 980-7682 View (415) 980-7682
Introduction to Drama Therapy for Mandarin Speaker
This workshop will introduce participants to this powerful means for changing self-defeating patterns and practicing new roles and constructive behaviors. This 3 hour Workshop! We will use theatre to uncover and transform your life script, rekindle your creativity, playfulness and ...
Hosted by Clark Hsu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
This workshop will introduce participants to this powerful means for changing self-defeating patterns and practicing new roles and constructive behaviors. This 3 hour Workshop! We will use theatre to uncover and transform your life script, rekindle your creativity, playfulness and ...
(408) 512-1315 View (408) 512-1315
Young Professional Interpersonal Process Group (2)
This is a process group for young professionals interested in learning more about how they are perceived by others and improving their personal and professional relationships, professional growth and identity. This is a high-functioning co-ed adult group looking for clients ...
Hosted by Dan Zuiches MBA PhD
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
This is a process group for young professionals interested in learning more about how they are perceived by others and improving their personal and professional relationships, professional growth and identity. This is a high-functioning co-ed adult group looking for clients ...
(415) 488-8372 View (415) 488-8372
Postpartum Support Group for New + New Again Moms
Wellspace Moms: A virtual support group for new & new-again moms with babies 0-1 years. Join a community where you can share your authentic experience and receive non-judgmental support as you transition into a new chapter of life. Facilitated by ...
Hosted by The Connective (formerly Wellspace SF)
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Wellspace Moms: A virtual support group for new & new-again moms with babies 0-1 years. Join a community where you can share your authentic experience and receive non-judgmental support as you transition into a new chapter of life. Facilitated by ...
(415) 335-7793 View (415) 335-7793
Blake Rawdin, MD, A PMC
Welcome to our San Francisco Bay Area psychiatry practice, offering psychotherapy and medication consultation, rooted in an integrative psychiatry model. We use the term "integrative" to describe a holistic approach to psychiatric care that draws upon conventional Western and complementary ...
Hosted by Blake Rawdin
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Welcome to our San Francisco Bay Area psychiatry practice, offering psychotherapy and medication consultation, rooted in an integrative psychiatry model. We use the term "integrative" to describe a holistic approach to psychiatric care that draws upon conventional Western and complementary ...
(415) 944-4156 View (415) 944-4156
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 94102?

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.