Support Groups in 94122

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Infertility Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This Infertility Support Group is a professionally-led virtual support group. The group has weekly topics, support strategies and opportunities for you to share and to support each other in a safe, confidential, and judgment-free environment while building a infertility community. ..."
(415) 886-1758 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Adult Children of Narcissists
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAS, ATR-BC
Verified
"This ongoing, mixed gender, psychotherapy/support group explores the effect a narcissistic parent has on self esteem and relationships. It will examine dysfunctional, repetitive patterns learned in childhood and reenacted in adult life. The group will explore the origin of narcissism ..."
(415) 319-9740 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Expecting Mothers' Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Support for issues related to: - feelings around becoming a mother - shifts in identity/ role in family - changes in lifestyle/ life balance - pregnancy, labor & delivery caring for newborn - relationship with your parents/ role models - childhood experiences & parenting concerns - preparing ..."
(415) 390-5620 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Psychotherapy Process Group for Poly People
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"I am excited to announce a new psychotherapy process group for poly people in San Francisco. This group will be a safe place to expand self-understanding, improve understanding of others, and develop insight into their relationship values and patterns, in ..."
(415) 787-2981 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Couples and Relationship Skill building group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"In our time-starved world, couples all too easily drift apart with little opportunity for healing conflict and building the caring, nourishing, affectionate and loving relationships we deserve. We offer a range of possibilities - CouplesToolbox Workshop or Teleseminar or Home-study ..."
(415) 689-8021 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Harm Reduction Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, this is the group for you. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and help our patients understand ..."
(510) 726-9553 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Gratitude-Practice & Application
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Come find your "off" switch for focusing on all that ails you and find or develop an "on" switch to focus on all the positives that are in you and in your life. Achieving this takes purposeful practice. Discover the ..."
(415) 237-2330 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Holiday Survival Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
(415) 237-2330 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Online CRAFT Group for Parents and Partners
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Addiction can have a negative impact on anyone caught in its wake. If you are a concerned significant other (family, partner) of someone struggling with addiction, this 10-week group will help you learn strategies put forth by Community Reinforcement and ..."
(415) 969-3982 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Couples Conflicts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
"Using a developmental model to couples relationships, Dr. Santos and her husband, Cesar Santos, MA, MBA, Integral Life Coach, will conduct a 12-week psychoeducational couples' group with the purpose of teaching and developing relationational skills based on mindfulness-oriented techniques. The ..."
(510) 606-8607 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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College/Career in The US: Immigrant Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
"With The Dream Act, a new demand appeared: young immigrants and their families who do not know which steps to take towards a College Degree and professional career in the USA. This support group will give these young immigrants, already ..."
(510) 606-8607 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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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 94122
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DBT Skills Training Group
Verified
"We provide adherent multi-family skills training groups, which we combine with individual DBT and parent coaching. We teach skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. "
(858) 267-4821 
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San Francisco, CA 94122


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94122 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 94122 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 94122 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 94122 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 94122 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.