Support Groups in 94103

Authentic Movement
Connect with your essence. Express your soul. Authentic Movement is an inner self-directed somatic practice. It is done with eyes closed, in silence and in the presence of at least one witness. Through 'body-mindful' listening participants follow movement impulses, reawakening ...
Hosted by Maria Lentzou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, NTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Connect with your essence. Express your soul. Authentic Movement is an inner self-directed somatic practice. It is done with eyes closed, in silence and in the presence of at least one witness. Through 'body-mindful' listening participants follow movement impulses, reawakening ...
(415) 862-1656 View (415) 862-1656
Social Anxiety Process Group
Our social anxiety process group was created to provide a space for you to express yourself and lessen the feeling of loneliness that can come with our anxiety. In this group, participants will have the opportunity to process their experiences ...
Hosted by Cirrena Troutt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Our social anxiety process group was created to provide a space for you to express yourself and lessen the feeling of loneliness that can come with our anxiety. In this group, participants will have the opportunity to process their experiences ...
(415) 993-5578 View (415) 993-5578
Rolling with the Changes: Adult Caregivers Group
Support, education and stress management for the sandwich generation -- adults who are managing or providing care for aging relatives, in addition to their other responsibilities.
Hosted by Kate Hellenga
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Support, education and stress management for the sandwich generation -- adults who are managing or providing care for aging relatives, in addition to their other responsibilities.
(628) 333-7534 View (628) 333-7534
Licensure Exam - Managing Your Mind and the Exam
Many ASWs and MFTIs experience anxiety and frustration when studying for and taking their licensure exams, and sometimes this leads to difficulty passing the test. Every unpleasant experience with practice tests or the real thing compounds the anxiety and the ...
Hosted by Kate Hellenga
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Many ASWs and MFTIs experience anxiety and frustration when studying for and taking their licensure exams, and sometimes this leads to difficulty passing the test. Every unpleasant experience with practice tests or the real thing compounds the anxiety and the ...
(628) 333-7534 View (628) 333-7534
Reconnect with your Inner Child
Be carefree to play, move freely, create and recover the sparkle of enthusiasm in your life by reconnecting with your inner child, your own little one in a space for grown ups.
Hosted by Maria Lentzou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, NTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Be carefree to play, move freely, create and recover the sparkle of enthusiasm in your life by reconnecting with your inner child, your own little one in a space for grown ups.
(415) 862-1656 View (415) 862-1656
Coping with Chronic Illness
This group is for those individuals who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness (i.e.: diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure) and are desiring to continue to have a satisfying and fulfilling life. Topics covered: communication with your treatment providers, coping ...
Hosted by Marc Anthony Campos-Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MPH, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
This group is for those individuals who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness (i.e.: diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure) and are desiring to continue to have a satisfying and fulfilling life. Topics covered: communication with your treatment providers, coping ...
(510) 878-4090 View (510) 878-4090

More Groups Nearby

Authentic Movement
Connect with your essence. Express your soul. Authentic Movement is an inner self-directed somatic practice. It is done with eyes closed, in silence and in the presence of at least one witness. Through 'body-mindful' listening participants follow movement impulses, reawakening ...
Hosted by Maria Lentzou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, NTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Connect with your essence. Express your soul. Authentic Movement is an inner self-directed somatic practice. It is done with eyes closed, in silence and in the presence of at least one witness. Through 'body-mindful' listening participants follow movement impulses, reawakening ...
(415) 862-1656 View (415) 862-1656
Social Anxiety Process Group
Our social anxiety process group was created to provide a space for you to express yourself and lessen the feeling of loneliness that can come with our anxiety. In this group, participants will have the opportunity to process their experiences ...
Hosted by Cirrena Troutt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Our social anxiety process group was created to provide a space for you to express yourself and lessen the feeling of loneliness that can come with our anxiety. In this group, participants will have the opportunity to process their experiences ...
(415) 993-5578 View (415) 993-5578
Rolling with the Changes: Adult Caregivers Group
Support, education and stress management for the sandwich generation -- adults who are managing or providing care for aging relatives, in addition to their other responsibilities.
Hosted by Kate Hellenga
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Support, education and stress management for the sandwich generation -- adults who are managing or providing care for aging relatives, in addition to their other responsibilities.
(628) 333-7534 View (628) 333-7534
Licensure Exam - Managing Your Mind and the Exam
Many ASWs and MFTIs experience anxiety and frustration when studying for and taking their licensure exams, and sometimes this leads to difficulty passing the test. Every unpleasant experience with practice tests or the real thing compounds the anxiety and the ...
Hosted by Kate Hellenga
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Many ASWs and MFTIs experience anxiety and frustration when studying for and taking their licensure exams, and sometimes this leads to difficulty passing the test. Every unpleasant experience with practice tests or the real thing compounds the anxiety and the ...
(628) 333-7534 View (628) 333-7534
Reconnect with your Inner Child
Be carefree to play, move freely, create and recover the sparkle of enthusiasm in your life by reconnecting with your inner child, your own little one in a space for grown ups.
Hosted by Maria Lentzou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, NTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
Be carefree to play, move freely, create and recover the sparkle of enthusiasm in your life by reconnecting with your inner child, your own little one in a space for grown ups.
(415) 862-1656 View (415) 862-1656
Coping with Chronic Illness
This group is for those individuals who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness (i.e.: diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure) and are desiring to continue to have a satisfying and fulfilling life. Topics covered: communication with your treatment providers, coping ...
Hosted by Marc Anthony Campos-Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MPH, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94103
This group is for those individuals who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness (i.e.: diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure) and are desiring to continue to have a satisfying and fulfilling life. Topics covered: communication with your treatment providers, coping ...
(510) 878-4090 View (510) 878-4090
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 94103?

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.