Support Groups in 94118

A group of up to five clients; through Simple Practice .com;the platform similar to Zoom;once a week or twice if needed.
Hosted by Patricia Jane Weiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
A group of up to five clients; through Simple Practice .com;the platform similar to Zoom;once a week or twice if needed.
(415) 528-3274 View (415) 528-3274
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC administrative staff collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth ...
Hosted by David Hirchak
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC administrative staff collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth ...
(628) 333-3149 View (628) 333-3149
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC administrative staff collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth ...
Hosted by Emily Toch
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC administrative staff collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth ...
(628) 212-6828 View (628) 212-6828
to be announced
Hosted by Living Wills for Dementia / Stanley Terman
Psychiatrist, PhD, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
to be announced
(415) 941-3483 View (415) 941-3483
An inclusive group to support our teens and tweens who identify in the LGBTQIA+ community. Led by a clinically trained psychotherapist to destigmatize and support our LGBTQIA+ teens and tweens!
Hosted by Brooke Bendix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
An inclusive group to support our teens and tweens who identify in the LGBTQIA+ community. Led by a clinically trained psychotherapist to destigmatize and support our LGBTQIA+ teens and tweens!
(248) 733-4899 x2 View (248) 733-4899 x2
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC administrative staff collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth ...
Hosted by Mohsen Vazirian
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC administrative staff collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth ...
(619) 431-3802 View (619) 431-3802
Bodacious Boundaries is a 6-week online therapy group for adult California residents, Aug. 22-Sept. 26, 2023. In Bodacious Boundaries, you’ll: 1.) Learn practical info, including how to deal with people who disrespect your boundaries 2.) Explore and upgrade your boundaries ...
Hosted by Jessica ' Chiara ' Viscomi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
Bodacious Boundaries is a 6-week online therapy group for adult California residents, Aug. 22-Sept. 26, 2023. In Bodacious Boundaries, you’ll: 1.) Learn practical info, including how to deal with people who disrespect your boundaries 2.) Explore and upgrade your boundaries ...
(415) 569-0239 View (415) 569-0239
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth and easy. ...
Hosted by Haleh Nekoorad-Long
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth and easy. ...
(415) 326-1921 View (415) 326-1921
The Partners and Spouses Group is an ongoing therapy group and place to gain awareness, feel understood, grieve, express feelings, practice new skills and heal. Areas of focus include addiction in the family system, loss of control, trauma, feelings expression, ...
Hosted by Mary Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
The Partners and Spouses Group is an ongoing therapy group and place to gain awareness, feel understood, grieve, express feelings, practice new skills and heal. Areas of focus include addiction in the family system, loss of control, trauma, feelings expression, ...
(415) 689-1690 View (415) 689-1690
Psychiatric Alternatives' intake process matches your needs with the right practitioner or referral. Setting up insurance payment with patient copay is a breeze, in most cases. During your treatment, practitioners and staff work together well to create a seamless care ...
Hosted by Noreen Rana
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
Psychiatric Alternatives' intake process matches your needs with the right practitioner or referral. Setting up insurance payment with patient copay is a breeze, in most cases. During your treatment, practitioners and staff work together well to create a seamless care ...
(415) 612-8492 View (415) 612-8492
This group is for parents of teenagers who are struggling with the difficult teen years. We teach mindfulness skills to help parents stay calmer when interacting with their teenager
Hosted by Ann Arora
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
This group is for parents of teenagers who are struggling with the difficult teen years. We teach mindfulness skills to help parents stay calmer when interacting with their teenager
(415) 570-9484 View (415) 570-9484
Relationships can be complicated. This is an ongoing process group that focuses on examining significant relationships in all aspects of life; family, personal, partner, social, work, school, faith and spirit. The members are thoughtful and insightful, and support each other's ...
Hosted by Lois Friedlander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
Relationships can be complicated. This is an ongoing process group that focuses on examining significant relationships in all aspects of life; family, personal, partner, social, work, school, faith and spirit. The members are thoughtful and insightful, and support each other's ...
(415) 813-4015 View (415) 813-4015
PAWC's intake process matches your needs with the right practitioner or referral. Setting up insurance payment with patient copay is a breeze, in most cases. During your treatment, practitioners and staff work together well to create a seamless care experience, ...
Hosted by Igor Weisz
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
PAWC's intake process matches your needs with the right practitioner or referral. Setting up insurance payment with patient copay is a breeze, in most cases. During your treatment, practitioners and staff work together well to create a seamless care experience, ...
(628) 244-8941 View (628) 244-8941
Once the treatment has ended patients are left alone often feel very alone with their experience without the support of the treatment team they have come to know and rely on for a year or more. This group provides a ...
Hosted by Sandrah Susan Henry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
Once the treatment has ended patients are left alone often feel very alone with their experience without the support of the treatment team they have come to know and rely on for a year or more. This group provides a ...
(415) 687-0429 View (415) 687-0429
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth and easy. ...
Hosted by Ela Aguilar Donis
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth and easy. ...
(415) 301-3198 View (415) 301-3198
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC administrative staff collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth ...
Hosted by Samantha Williams
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC administrative staff collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth ...
(415) 763-6086 View (415) 763-6086
Grief groups are offered at various time of the year, for all types of loss. I am starting 8-Week Grief Groups, which consist of eight weekly sessions exploring any type of loss, including traumatic loss, no matter how long ago. ...
Hosted by Nate Hinerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
Grief groups are offered at various time of the year, for all types of loss. I am starting 8-Week Grief Groups, which consist of eight weekly sessions exploring any type of loss, including traumatic loss, no matter how long ago. ...
(628) 215-8084 View (628) 215-8084
What Now? is a group that offers you a soft landing and a supportive space to adjust to this next phase of parenting and reinvention of self. When my daughter left for college I noticed that there was little support ...
Hosted by Lena Mullins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RDT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
What Now? is a group that offers you a soft landing and a supportive space to adjust to this next phase of parenting and reinvention of self. When my daughter left for college I noticed that there was little support ...
(415) 769-3054 View (415) 769-3054
PAWC-affiliated doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC collaborates with you, your doctor, and insurers to keep administration smooth and easy. During your treatment, practitioners and staff work together well to create a seamless care experience, including support ...
Hosted by Sara Hansen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
PAWC-affiliated doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC collaborates with you, your doctor, and insurers to keep administration smooth and easy. During your treatment, practitioners and staff work together well to create a seamless care experience, including support ...
(415) 707-7835 View (415) 707-7835
RCC specializes in working with couples and individuals who want to find more ease and satisfaction with their partner.
Hosted by Sara Bingaman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
RCC specializes in working with couples and individuals who want to find more ease and satisfaction with their partner.
(415) 578-7709 View (415) 578-7709
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 94118?

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.