Support Groups in 94103

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Authentic Movement
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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) 980-4112 
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Gestalt Consultation Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified
"This is a small Gestalt consultation group (maximum 4 folks) which will be run using Gestalt values and principles. The Gestalt principle of paying attention to what is emergent in one's personal awareness field as one brings forward a consultation ..."
(415) 799-9541 
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Rolling with the Changes: Adult Caregivers Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Not accepting new clients
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Female Rainbow Workshops
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Join us to explore the diverse aspects of our female identity that are strong, vulnerable and multifaceted like a rainbow. We use Greek myths, Authentic Movement explorations and Expressive Art activities to invoke the qualities of the powerful archetypes of ..."
(415) 980-4112 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Licensure Exam - Managing Your Mind and the Exam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Not accepting new clients
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Coping with Chronic Illness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MPH
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Reconnect with your Inner Child
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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) 980-4112 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Authentic Movement
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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) 980-4112 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Photo of Srini Katragadda, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94103, CA
Gestalt Consultation Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified
"This is a small Gestalt consultation group (maximum 4 folks) which will be run using Gestalt values and principles. The Gestalt principle of paying attention to what is emergent in one's personal awareness field as one brings forward a consultation ..."
(415) 799-9541 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Photo of Kate Hellenga, Psychologist in 94103, CA
Rolling with the Changes: Adult Caregivers Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Maria Lentzou, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94103, CA
Female Rainbow Workshops
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Join us to explore the diverse aspects of our female identity that are strong, vulnerable and multifaceted like a rainbow. We use Greek myths, Authentic Movement explorations and Expressive Art activities to invoke the qualities of the powerful archetypes of ..."
(415) 980-4112 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Photo of Kate Hellenga, Psychologist in 94103, CA
Licensure Exam - Managing Your Mind and the Exam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Marc Anthony Campos-Ramos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94103, CA
Coping with Chronic Illness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MPH
Verified
"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
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103
Photo of Maria Lentzou, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94103, CA
Reconnect with your Inner Child
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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) 980-4112 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94103 Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in 94103 is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in 94103 are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in 94103 allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in 94103 can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.