Support Groups in 94118

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San Francisco Men's Group: Tending The Fire Within
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CGP
Verified
""Tending the Fire Within:" A depth and intimacy-oriented group where we embrace and explore issues that men often find themselves struggling with. We share and learn to work with our anger, shame, loneliness, fear, grief and sense of power in ..."
(415) 702-0949 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"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) 304-8907 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"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) 903-1894 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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COVID-19 Anxiety/Worries group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Rainbow Group for Teens and Tweens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"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) 244-3404 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Partners & Spouses Living w Addiction & Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Tame Your Teen by Taming Yourself First!
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Interpersonal Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP, MT-BC
Verified
"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 efforts as they practice ..."
(415) 813-4015 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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No therapy groups are open at this time.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CAS
Verified
"Unfortunately, I have no therapy groups that are open to new clients at this time. The therapy groups that I currently conduct focus on a variety of personal, relationship, marital, family, work, and other issues. If you are interested in ..."
(415) 508-8805 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
"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) 326-1696 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Peaceful timely transitions group
Psychiatrist, PhD, MD
Verified
"to be announced "
(415) 941-3483 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Relationship Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"RCC specializes in working with couples and individuals who want to find more ease and satisfaction with their partner. "
(415) 578-7709 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
"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 
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San Francisco, CA 94118



What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94118 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 94118 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 94118 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 94118 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 94118 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.