Support Groups in 94109

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Iranian Women's Circle - Online for CA Residents
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This online group for Iranian American-identified women is intended to be a safe and supportive space to explore issues related to holding a bicultural identity. Topics may include navigating expectations around marriage and relationships, professional life and career; communication norms ..."
(415) 859-1616 
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Telemedicine DBT and Substance Abuse Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Skills, education and process are the three main components of this group. 4-8 individuals are in each group. "
(415) 800-1277 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Compassionate Communication - Online Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"Healthy communication is at the core of our relationships. But it’s easier said than done. Too often, we find ourselves feeling frustrated, unheard, defensive, or shut down when conflict arises. If communication issues in your relationships are leaving you feeling ..."
(415) 859-1616 
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Insomnia Treatment
Psychologist, PsyD, CBSM
Verified
(628) 888-6122 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
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OCD
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified
"ACT and ERP Treatment for OCD. Learn new ways of interacting with OCD so you can get unstuck and live fully. "
(415) 729-3949 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Connections Women's Group
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD
Verified
"If you’re looking to build more connected, fulfilling relationships, joining a process group is a fantastic way to reach that goal. Connections is a safe, supportive place to get feedback from a therapist and peers on how you show up ..."
(415) 859-1616 
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Social Warriors
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"'Social Warriors' is A Social Skills Group Therapy program that uses developmentally appropriate Cognitive and Behavioral therapy to enhance Social intelligence. The group also incorporates age appropriate Life skills assessment and training. This group stands out as being different from ..."
(415) 599-4349 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Winter 2018 Adult Shyness & Social Anxiety Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
"Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for social anxiety disorder. This therapy group is for adults who experience distress in social interactions. Interested individuals will be invited to join the group following one 75 minute pre-group screening and orientation sessions. ..."
(415) 689-4131 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94109 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 94109 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 94109 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 94109 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 94109 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.