Support Groups in 94122

Adult Children of Narcissists
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 ...
Photo of Ami E. Hartley, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Ami E. Hartley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAS, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (415) 319-9740
Infertility Support Group
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. ...
Photo of Samantha Franklin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Samantha Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (415) 886-1758
Online Polyamory & ENM group (online via Zoom)
Online group to discuss, process, and receive support in navigating the challenges of polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and open relationships. After working for many years with people in both individual therapy & relationship therapy, I came to realize how important it ...
Photo of Misty Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Misty Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, WGS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
Online group to discuss, process, and receive support in navigating the challenges of polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and open relationships. After working for many years with people in both individual therapy & relationship therapy, I came to realize how important it ...
(408) 583-5606 View (408) 583-5606
Harm Reduction Group
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 ...
Photo of Mireya Peña, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Mireya Peña
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (510) 726-9553
ADHD Support Groups
Our groups are supportive, collaborative spaces for adults to find community concerning ADHD and RSD struggles. In our ADHD support group, we discuss Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria and what that really looks like in daily life. Our therapists will provide education ...
Photo of Cecilia (Ceci) Walken, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Cecilia (Ceci) Walken
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
Our groups are supportive, collaborative spaces for adults to find community concerning ADHD and RSD struggles. In our ADHD support group, we discuss Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria and what that really looks like in daily life. Our therapists will provide education ...
(415) 650-2886 View (415) 650-2886
Expecting Mothers' Support Group
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 ...
Photo of Melodie Del Rio, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Melodie Del Rio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (415) 390-5620
Psychotherapy Process Group for Poly People
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 ...
Photo of Wendy Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Wendy Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (415) 787-2981
Couples Conflicts
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 ...
Photo of Meire Santos, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Meire Santos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (510) 606-8607
Online CRAFT Addiction Support Group for Parents
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 ...
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Hosted by California Center for Change
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (415) 969-3982
College/Career in The US: Immigrant Support Group
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 ...
Photo of Meire Santos, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Meire Santos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (510) 606-8607
San Francisco Men's Group: Tending The Fire Within
"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 ...
Photo of Robert Schene, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Robert Schene
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
"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 View (415) 702-0949
DBT Skills Training Group
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.
Photo of DBT Centers of California in 94122, CA
Hosted by DBT Centers of California
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (858) 267-4821

More Groups Nearby

Adult Children of Narcissists
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 ...
Photo of Ami E. Hartley, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Ami E. Hartley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAS, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (415) 319-9740
Infertility Support Group
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. ...
Photo of Samantha Franklin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Samantha Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (415) 886-1758
Online Polyamory & ENM group (online via Zoom)
Online group to discuss, process, and receive support in navigating the challenges of polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and open relationships. After working for many years with people in both individual therapy & relationship therapy, I came to realize how important it ...
Photo of Misty Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Misty Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, WGS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
Online group to discuss, process, and receive support in navigating the challenges of polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and open relationships. After working for many years with people in both individual therapy & relationship therapy, I came to realize how important it ...
(408) 583-5606 View (408) 583-5606
Harm Reduction Group
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 ...
Photo of Mireya Peña, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Mireya Peña
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (510) 726-9553
ADHD Support Groups
Our groups are supportive, collaborative spaces for adults to find community concerning ADHD and RSD struggles. In our ADHD support group, we discuss Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria and what that really looks like in daily life. Our therapists will provide education ...
Photo of Cecilia (Ceci) Walken, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Cecilia (Ceci) Walken
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
Our groups are supportive, collaborative spaces for adults to find community concerning ADHD and RSD struggles. In our ADHD support group, we discuss Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria and what that really looks like in daily life. Our therapists will provide education ...
(415) 650-2886 View (415) 650-2886
Expecting Mothers' Support Group
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 ...
Photo of Melodie Del Rio, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Melodie Del Rio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (415) 390-5620
Psychotherapy Process Group for Poly People
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 ...
Photo of Wendy Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Wendy Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (415) 787-2981
Couples Conflicts
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 ...
Photo of Meire Santos, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94122, CA
Hosted by Meire Santos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94122
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 View (510) 606-8607
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 94122?

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.