Support Groups in 94115

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Therapy Group for Therapists (2)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Group for Mental Health Professionals and Trainees. SF, Thursday morning (currently meeting on Zoom). This group is intended to promote a richer understanding of oneself through the perceptions of other members; greater awareness of one's impact on others in both ..."
(415) 569-7286 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dual Diagnosis Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
"Themes and issues related to identity, grief and loss, ambivalent loss, personal meaning, the critical voice, body image and body image narratives, self-compassion, shame resilience work, and explorations of trauma and family of origin issues. Blending narrative therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion ..."
(628) 265-8809 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Eating Disorder Workshop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Could You Use More Support in Growing Free From Food, Weight, and Body Issues? Come Join with Other Women to Learn about and Explore these Topics in a Safe, Nurturing, Environment Themes we will explore: Inner Solutions vs Outer solutions Rainbow Thinking vs Black ..."
(650) 209-7995 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Coping with COVID anxiety with Somatic Exercises
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Learn Somatic techniques to help you manage anxiety during these unprecedented times. Learn breathing techniques, ways to notice and relax tension, diminish anxiety before it takes hold of your behavior. We will use a video platform for this group. "
(415) 449-8216 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Compassion Cultivation Training
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified
"Based on the work of Stanford's CCARE and the Compassion Institute, partnering with Thupten Jinpa, CCT builds self- and other- compassion for resilience and personal growth. This is an 8 week, empirically supported group workshop series, offered through sflovedojo.org. "
(415) 763-5921 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Intensive Outpatient Program
Treatment Center
Verified
"Group Topics Explored: Depression & Anxiety Management, Effectively Managing Thoughts & Emotions, Assertiveness Role-play, Building Presence & Communication, Change, Relapse Prevention, Self Esteem, Self Care, Sexual Identity, Shame & Guilt, and Vulnerability. "
(415) 346-2255 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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AF-EMDR Consultation Group for Therapists
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"I am providing consultation for therapists newly trained by Laurel Parnell. I offer consultation for those who have completed Part I & Part II of Basic Training and are collecting their required 10 hours prior to enrolling in Part III ..."
(415) 923-0866 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Swipe the Right Way
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Sick of dating? Join Swipe the Right Way, a 2-part online workshop that focuses on Attachment Theory and the life-changing science behind it. Together, we’ll explore and understand how your earliest and most formative relationships show up in your dating ..."
(415) 870-4181 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Supervision Group for Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Please contact me for more information. "
(415) 689-9551 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Breathe Mama Breathe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
"Having a “mama moment” or maybe even a “mama meltdown?” Breathe mama, breathe. This virtual group is for expecting mamas and new mamas located in California with children ages 0-1. This psychoeducational group provides practical mindfulness techniques for new mamas. ..."
(831) 264-1323 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Waitlist for new clients
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(415) 608-6307 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Intimacy and Authenticity
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
"Authenticity is the ability to know what is true for you and to remain true to yourself without being swayed by others. Intimacy occurs when you can fully and authentically be yourself while deeply connecting with another. We all long ..."
(415) 795-2685 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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General Adult Psychotherapy Group (Men & Women)
Psychologist, PhD, CJA, CGP, FAGPA, MBA
Verified
"In my general adult psychotherapy groups, we create a warm and engaging climate to work on problems of personal growth and relationships. These are ongoing dynamic groups that are especially effective in ameliorating long-standing conflicts and problems. We also work to ..."
(415) 639-9109 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Online Adult Eating Disorder Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, ME
Verified
"This Online Support Group is intended to provide adults suffering from eating disorders a safe place to connect to others with similar struggles. This group is facilitated by Holly Kirth, LMFT to give guidance and to maintain a safe environment. ..."
(949) 468-5731 
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Fertility Journeys
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Do you live in fear that your dream of having a family will never be realized? Has your sense of self, your relationships, and your view of the world been rocked by the experience of infertility? You are not alone. ..."
(415) 914-8923 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Listening Mama's Circle (mama's & babes 0-12 mon)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Mama's circle is a safe, unconditionally loving space to share and connect with other mamas. You will be able to process your emergence of becoming a mother in the world around you, gain a clearer picture of how you want ..."
(650) 302-6802 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Social Skills Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Due to COVID-19, all groups are on hold at this time. "
(628) 600-2959 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Parenting with Compassion Class
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"This class focuses on taking care of Mom and Dad. It's about understanding that the most effective ways to raise a happy and healthy child is to offer them positive emotional connection. For most parents, this isn't always easy. Developing ..."
(415) 255-3254 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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20s and 30s Interpersonal Process Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"I currently have 2 openings in a newly forming interpersonal process group for clients in their 20s and early 30s dealing with depression, anxiety, and relationships. This is a high-functioning co-ed younger adult group looking for clients with a capacity ..."
(415) 488-8372 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Queer Intimacy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
"Queer Intimacy is a group for any individual who identifies as queer and any individual in a romantic relationship with a queer identified individual. Topics covered span queer-specific intimacy concerns within relationship and within the larger context of society. It ..."
(415) 496-5092 
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94115 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 94115 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 94115 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 94115 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 94115 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.