Support Groups in 94115

Mindful Mama Group
This is a Virtual 6 week mindfulness psychoeducation group for expecting & new mamas with babies under 2. Learn how to mindfully cultivate calmness & connection as a collective with other mamas entering motherhood. In this group, you will receive ...
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Hosted by Christine Mark-Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
This is a Virtual 6 week mindfulness psychoeducation group for expecting & new mamas with babies under 2. Learn how to mindfully cultivate calmness & connection as a collective with other mamas entering motherhood. In this group, you will receive ...
(415) 360-7231 View (415) 360-7231
AF-EMDR Consultation Group for Therapists
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 ...
Photo of Tracy Artson, Psychologist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Tracy Artson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
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 ...
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Queer Intimacy
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 ...
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Hosted by CK Olivieri Blackmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
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 ...
(518) 269-5458 View (518) 269-5458
The MPI Cycle-Breaker Course Community
This 12-week course and community is designed specifically for Black Women and Women of Color; geared toward helping its members heal from experiences of relational trauma, ditch perfectionism, and effectively combat their impostor syndrome narratives and triggers. As we know, ...
Photo of Carmelle Ellison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Carmelle Ellison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
This 12-week course and community is designed specifically for Black Women and Women of Color; geared toward helping its members heal from experiences of relational trauma, ditch perfectionism, and effectively combat their impostor syndrome narratives and triggers. As we know, ...
(510) 573-7745 View (510) 573-7745
General Adult Psychotherapy Group (Men & Women)
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 ...
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Hosted by Justin B Hecht
Psychologist, PhD, CJA, CGP, FAGPA, MBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
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 View (415) 639-9109
Happiness through Self-exploration and Compassion
We will cover topics on how to increase psychological flexibility, ways to shift our personal lens and shift perspectives, and working through past traumas. This is an online group.
Photo of Peggy Kwok, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Peggy Kwok
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
We will cover topics on how to increase psychological flexibility, ways to shift our personal lens and shift perspectives, and working through past traumas. This is an online group.
(650) 727-5390 View (650) 727-5390
Breathe Mama Breathe
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. ...
Photo of Spark All Wellness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Spark All Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
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 View (831) 264-1323
Men's Hybrid Process Group (Wed or Thurs evenings)
Do you want more freedom and ease in your relationships? I run weekly 90-minute Men's process groups with my colleague Troy Piwowarski Psy.D -online (3 wks/month) & in-person in Berkeley (1 wk/month). Join our ongoing, long term (leave when you ...
Photo of Brian Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Brian Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
Do you want more freedom and ease in your relationships? I run weekly 90-minute Men's process groups with my colleague Troy Piwowarski Psy.D -online (3 wks/month) & in-person in Berkeley (1 wk/month). Join our ongoing, long term (leave when you ...
(628) 227-5620 View (628) 227-5620
Swipe the Right Way
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 ...
Photo of Olivia Provan, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Olivia Provan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
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 View (415) 870-4181
Women's Body Image Support Group (Telehealth)
This group will be facilitated by Holly Kirth, LMFT to ensure a safe environment. The goal is to provide a mindful space for clients to explore and improve their body image, self-image, and self-esteem. Format: A psycho-education topic on body ...
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Hosted by Holly N Kirth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, ME
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
This group will be facilitated by Holly Kirth, LMFT to ensure a safe environment. The goal is to provide a mindful space for clients to explore and improve their body image, self-image, and self-esteem. Format: A psycho-education topic on body ...
(949) 468-5731 View (949) 468-5731
Peace Tree Mental Health
Psychiatry and psychotherapy in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Practice of Dr. Sanjana Karim. Dr. Karim is a board certified psychiatrist & addiction medicine specialist. She provides therapy, complemented with medication treatment when needed. She specializes in women's mental ...
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Hosted by Sanjana Karim
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
Psychiatry and psychotherapy in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Practice of Dr. Sanjana Karim. Dr. Karim is a board certified psychiatrist & addiction medicine specialist. She provides therapy, complemented with medication treatment when needed. She specializes in women's mental ...
(415) 799-4432 View (415) 799-4432
Social Skills Groups
Due to COVID-19, all groups are on hold at this time.
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Hosted by Debbie Vuong, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
Due to COVID-19, all groups are on hold at this time.
(628) 600-2959 View (628) 600-2959
Coping with COVID anxiety with Somatic Exercises
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.
Photo of Antony Thier, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Antony Thier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
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 View (415) 449-8216
Tuesday night Eating Disorders Anonymous meeting
Photo of Deborah Brenner-Liss, Psychologist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Deborah Brenner-Liss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 608-6307 View (415) 608-6307
Consultation Group for Asian American Therapists
This group aims at sharpening the participant’s ability to discern and conduct a psychoanalytic process in their work with Asian and Asian Americans, while providing a vital space to discuss various issues pertinent to the professional development and maturation of ...
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Hosted by German Cheung
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
This group aims at sharpening the participant’s ability to discern and conduct a psychoanalytic process in their work with Asian and Asian Americans, while providing a vital space to discuss various issues pertinent to the professional development and maturation of ...
(415) 649-1916 View (415) 649-1916
Fertility Journeys
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. ...
Photo of Jessica Hegedus, Psychologist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Jessica Hegedus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
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 View (415) 914-8923
Compassion Cultivation Training
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.
Photo of Ravi Chandra, Psychiatrist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Ravi Chandra
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
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 View (415) 763-5921
From Survival to Thrival – For trauma survivors
There is an incredible possibility available to go beyond the hurt, the wounds and the pain of the past…to create something greater, find the strength and power within, and release our stories and limitations. This is a weekly support group ...
Photo of Adriana Popescu, Psychologist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Adriana Popescu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
There is an incredible possibility available to go beyond the hurt, the wounds and the pain of the past…to create something greater, find the strength and power within, and release our stories and limitations. This is a weekly support group ...
(415) 968-6889 View (415) 968-6889
Sister Circle: These Dating Streets
Overall content in your life except for your dating experiences? Dating today can be hard, ultimately making you question if life long partnership is on the way? If you're looking for a young and vibrant community of black women that ...
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Hosted by The Core Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
Overall content in your life except for your dating experiences? Dating today can be hard, ultimately making you question if life long partnership is on the way? If you're looking for a young and vibrant community of black women that ...
(213) 376-3915 View (213) 376-3915
Build Confidence through Arts-Based Group Therapy
Do you feel anxious or down on yourself? In this online group, you’ll learn skills to alleviate self-criticism and its effects on mood, purpose, and relationships. Two-hour, weekly sessions include topics central to Dialectical Behavior Therapy such as mindfulness, self-compassion, ...
Photo of Melissa Louise Craven, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94115, CA
Hosted by Melissa Louise Craven
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
Do you feel anxious or down on yourself? In this online group, you’ll learn skills to alleviate self-criticism and its effects on mood, purpose, and relationships. Two-hour, weekly sessions include topics central to Dialectical Behavior Therapy such as mindfulness, self-compassion, ...
(925) 281-0056 View (925) 281-0056
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 94115?

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.