Support Groups in 94104

Therapy Now SF
Stress is ever present in all of our lives, however, there is a fine line between basic day to day stress and prolonged debilitating stress. Feeling chronically stressed will take a toll on our bodies, minds, and relationships, sometimes without ...
Hosted by Dr. Neko Milton
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Stress is ever present in all of our lives, however, there is a fine line between basic day to day stress and prolonged debilitating stress. Feeling chronically stressed will take a toll on our bodies, minds, and relationships, sometimes without ...
(415) 799-5848 View (415) 799-5848
Thrivers: A Women's Trauma Therapy Group
Thrivers is a 24-week total women’s* trauma therapy program composed of three 8-week phases: Getting the Trauma Recovery Tools, Telling Our Trauma Stories, and Working in the Here-and-Now. Thrivers will meet via online TeleMental Health. Group members find and nurture ...
Hosted by Laine Demetria
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Thrivers is a 24-week total women’s* trauma therapy program composed of three 8-week phases: Getting the Trauma Recovery Tools, Telling Our Trauma Stories, and Working in the Here-and-Now. Thrivers will meet via online TeleMental Health. Group members find and nurture ...
(415) 800-3249 View (415) 800-3249
Coping with Social Anxiety
Hosted by Debra Safren
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
(510) 466-1179 View (510) 466-1179
Body Harmony: Healing Body Image & Food Relations
Virtual Group! "Body Harmony": Healing Body Image & Food Relationships. Our transformative therapy group offers a supportive space to improve your body image and heal your connection with food. I will guide you through evidence-based techniques, self-reflection exercises, and empowering ...
Hosted by Lilac Kenner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Virtual Group! "Body Harmony": Healing Body Image & Food Relationships. Our transformative therapy group offers a supportive space to improve your body image and heal your connection with food. I will guide you through evidence-based techniques, self-reflection exercises, and empowering ...
(510) 876-4340 View (510) 876-4340
Surviving & Thriving: Healing Sexual Trauma
In this challenging political climate many sexual harassment, assault, and abuse survivors are finding themselves triggered on a weekly if not daily basis. If you're a female identified survivor I want you to know that you don't have to experience ...
Hosted by Erika Shershun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
In this challenging political climate many sexual harassment, assault, and abuse survivors are finding themselves triggered on a weekly if not daily basis. If you're a female identified survivor I want you to know that you don't have to experience ...
(415) 801-0456 View (415) 801-0456
Wednesday Evening Men's Groups
These Men's Groups are supportive, challenging settings to receive frank, empathetic feedback from other men within a confidential and growing space. On Zoom & live, one group is composed of straight men, the other of gay men. The group explores ...
Hosted by Kevin Orzech
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
These Men's Groups are supportive, challenging settings to receive frank, empathetic feedback from other men within a confidential and growing space. On Zoom & live, one group is composed of straight men, the other of gay men. The group explores ...
(510) 606-8993 View (510) 606-8993
Sex Addiction Recovery Program
Lee Psychological Services, believes that sex addiction must be addressed within the context of the individual's total spiritual, emotional, psychological and physiological well being. SARP provides: Innovative, state-of-art curriculum tools; Comprehensive Clinical Assessments; Individualized Treatment Plans; Confidential Group Therapy sessions; ...
Hosted by Vernon Lee
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Lee Psychological Services, believes that sex addiction must be addressed within the context of the individual's total spiritual, emotional, psychological and physiological well being. SARP provides: Innovative, state-of-art curriculum tools; Comprehensive Clinical Assessments; Individualized Treatment Plans; Confidential Group Therapy sessions; ...
(415) 842-4206 View (415) 842-4206
Well At Work
Are you distressed by the challenges of work? Frustrations with co-workers, conflicts with leaders, or just burned out by the grind of working so hard? Our Well At Work group will give you an opportunity to learn coping skills that ...
Hosted by Rose F Sneed
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Are you distressed by the challenges of work? Frustrations with co-workers, conflicts with leaders, or just burned out by the grind of working so hard? Our Well At Work group will give you an opportunity to learn coping skills that ...
(510) 953-5726 View (510) 953-5726
Anger in Action
Anger is a wonderful emotion, offering a valuable message and plenty of energy. The difficulty is to manage the energy and understand the message. This is the purpose of the group so people can use their anger to improve their ...
Hosted by Gabriel Thibaut de Maisieres
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Anger is a wonderful emotion, offering a valuable message and plenty of energy. The difficulty is to manage the energy and understand the message. This is the purpose of the group so people can use their anger to improve their ...
(415) 689-5958 View (415) 689-5958
ADHD Skills Group (Currently Remote)
In our 10 week ADHD support group, we will discuss building skills to manage ADHD and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. Our therapists will provide education as well as skills to help you identify where ADHD and RSD are holding you back. ...
Hosted by Karla Schlags
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
In our 10 week ADHD support group, we will discuss building skills to manage ADHD and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. Our therapists will provide education as well as skills to help you identify where ADHD and RSD are holding you back. ...
(415) 524-0582 View (415) 524-0582
Thursday Co-ed Relationships Group
Group therapy is often the most powerful method for working through long-standing relationship patterns, beliefs & habits while learning to find closeness, community and intimacy. On Zoom and live, members of this co-ed group grow in confidence and self-awareness by, ...
Hosted by Kevin Orzech
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Group therapy is often the most powerful method for working through long-standing relationship patterns, beliefs & habits while learning to find closeness, community and intimacy. On Zoom and live, members of this co-ed group grow in confidence and self-awareness by, ...
(510) 606-8993 View (510) 606-8993
Men's Online Process Groups Tues 505p + Thurs 230p
Do you want more freedom and ease in your life? Just wanting a place and people to get real with? I run weekly meeting 90-minute Men's process groups online. Join our ongoing, long term (leave when you like), closed (same ...
Hosted by Brian Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Do you want more freedom and ease in your life? Just wanting a place and people to get real with? I run weekly meeting 90-minute Men's process groups online. Join our ongoing, long term (leave when you like), closed (same ...
(628) 227-5620 View (628) 227-5620
New Generations
You made it! You are the first in your family to become a successful professional, or you're the first to create a stable, loving relationships, or you've broken a family pattern of behaviors such as substance abuse or co-dependency? While ...
Hosted by Rose F Sneed
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
You made it! You are the first in your family to become a successful professional, or you're the first to create a stable, loving relationships, or you've broken a family pattern of behaviors such as substance abuse or co-dependency? While ...
(510) 953-5726 View (510) 953-5726
Compassion Focused Therapy Group for Hoarding
This group is regularly held online for adult residents of California working through issues related to Hoarding or Cluttering. Compassion Focused Therapy is an evidence-based therapy. The treatment goals of this group include: 1) a compassionate understanding of the origins ...
Hosted by Chia-Ying Chou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
This group is regularly held online for adult residents of California working through issues related to Hoarding or Cluttering. Compassion Focused Therapy is an evidence-based therapy. The treatment goals of this group include: 1) a compassionate understanding of the origins ...
(415) 792-1794 View (415) 792-1794
Nurturing the Therapist Mother
This group is for therapists who are also moms. We create a safe space to explore issues in the privacy of a group where you know you will not run into a client or potential client.
Hosted by Elizabeth Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
This group is for therapists who are also moms. We create a safe space to explore issues in the privacy of a group where you know you will not run into a client or potential client.
(415) 226-6255 View (415) 226-6255
Understanding Minority Stress
Join us on 4/27/24 from 9:30-11:00am to learn about the psychological impacts of balancing different value systems, acculturative stress, and exploring our identities. Goals of this workshop include providing a framework for understanding how our layered identities (race, religion, gender, ...
Hosted by Yasmin Akbari
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Join us on 4/27/24 from 9:30-11:00am to learn about the psychological impacts of balancing different value systems, acculturative stress, and exploring our identities. Goals of this workshop include providing a framework for understanding how our layered identities (race, religion, gender, ...
(925) 966-3298 View (925) 966-3298

More Groups Nearby

Therapy Now SF
Stress is ever present in all of our lives, however, there is a fine line between basic day to day stress and prolonged debilitating stress. Feeling chronically stressed will take a toll on our bodies, minds, and relationships, sometimes without ...
Hosted by Dr. Neko Milton
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Stress is ever present in all of our lives, however, there is a fine line between basic day to day stress and prolonged debilitating stress. Feeling chronically stressed will take a toll on our bodies, minds, and relationships, sometimes without ...
(415) 799-5848 View (415) 799-5848
Thrivers: A Women's Trauma Therapy Group
Thrivers is a 24-week total women’s* trauma therapy program composed of three 8-week phases: Getting the Trauma Recovery Tools, Telling Our Trauma Stories, and Working in the Here-and-Now. Thrivers will meet via online TeleMental Health. Group members find and nurture ...
Hosted by Laine Demetria
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Thrivers is a 24-week total women’s* trauma therapy program composed of three 8-week phases: Getting the Trauma Recovery Tools, Telling Our Trauma Stories, and Working in the Here-and-Now. Thrivers will meet via online TeleMental Health. Group members find and nurture ...
(415) 800-3249 View (415) 800-3249
Coping with Social Anxiety
Hosted by Debra Safren
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
(510) 466-1179 View (510) 466-1179
Body Harmony: Healing Body Image & Food Relations
Virtual Group! "Body Harmony": Healing Body Image & Food Relationships. Our transformative therapy group offers a supportive space to improve your body image and heal your connection with food. I will guide you through evidence-based techniques, self-reflection exercises, and empowering ...
Hosted by Lilac Kenner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
Virtual Group! "Body Harmony": Healing Body Image & Food Relationships. Our transformative therapy group offers a supportive space to improve your body image and heal your connection with food. I will guide you through evidence-based techniques, self-reflection exercises, and empowering ...
(510) 876-4340 View (510) 876-4340
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 94104?

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.