Support Groups in 94301

An ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) group for anxiety and depression. ACT is an empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies (such as meditation), together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Dr. Redzic ...
Hosted by Nicole Redzic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
An ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) group for anxiety and depression. ACT is an empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies (such as meditation), together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Dr. Redzic ...
(650) 409-2611 View (650) 409-2611
Located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, The Palo Alto Psychology Group is a partnership of Stanford-trained clinicians dedicated to evidenced-based treatment. We specialize in a range of clinical approaches to the treatment of various mood, anxiety, and related ...
Hosted by Jason Angel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, The Palo Alto Psychology Group is a partnership of Stanford-trained clinicians dedicated to evidenced-based treatment. We specialize in a range of clinical approaches to the treatment of various mood, anxiety, and related ...
(650) 466-7917 View (650) 466-7917
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers structured support for emotional regulation, stress coping, and improved relationships in individuals struggling with various issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, and personality disorders. This group can assist you in learning effective mindfulness practices, distress ...
Hosted by Veronica Ghabour
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers structured support for emotional regulation, stress coping, and improved relationships in individuals struggling with various issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, and personality disorders. This group can assist you in learning effective mindfulness practices, distress ...
(650) 910-4414 View (650) 910-4414
This group is a six-week therapy group for women, blending the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model and mindfulness. This group is tailored for those navigating grief, trauma, relationship shifts, and career challenges along with a safe space for exploration. I ...
Hosted by Kelly Albrecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
This group is a six-week therapy group for women, blending the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model and mindfulness. This group is tailored for those navigating grief, trauma, relationship shifts, and career challenges along with a safe space for exploration. I ...
(650) 436-4565 View (650) 436-4565
Childhood trauma is defined as an event or events experienced by a child that is emotionally painful, frightening, or distressful, which can often lead to lasting mental and physical effects. Symptoms of childhood trauma in adults can include but are ...
Hosted by Christine Rivlin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Childhood trauma is defined as an event or events experienced by a child that is emotionally painful, frightening, or distressful, which can often lead to lasting mental and physical effects. Symptoms of childhood trauma in adults can include but are ...
(408) 418-2143 View (408) 418-2143
We will begin each evening with a calming and centering ritual, listen to the inspiring words of Jessie Klein's audiobook: “I'll Show Myself Out, Essays on Midlife & Motherhood”, followed by conversation and connection. The group will meet on a ...
Hosted by Becoming Mothers Counseling with Marnie Levenson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
We will begin each evening with a calming and centering ritual, listen to the inspiring words of Jessie Klein's audiobook: “I'll Show Myself Out, Essays on Midlife & Motherhood”, followed by conversation and connection. The group will meet on a ...
(650) 275-5513 View (650) 275-5513
It's important to talk about your loved one, honor your emotions and recognize the various stages of mourning. With loss also comes changes in self-identity and the role a person plays in life. This group is a safe space where ...
Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
It's important to talk about your loved one, honor your emotions and recognize the various stages of mourning. With loss also comes changes in self-identity and the role a person plays in life. This group is a safe space where ...
(650) 628-6703 View (650) 628-6703
Adolescence is a tough period in a child's life as it's marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and interest in usual activities. Depression can be a transient response to many situations and stresses. In adolescence, depressed mood is ...
Hosted by Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, PCC, LMFT, IO, CGE, DTS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Adolescence is a tough period in a child's life as it's marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and interest in usual activities. Depression can be a transient response to many situations and stresses. In adolescence, depressed mood is ...
(415) 237-2282 View (415) 237-2282
Have your current or past relationship faced challenges such as communication issues, conflicts, intimacy concerns, and relationship breakdowns? Are you also experiencing relationship trauma such as anxiety, depression, fear, trust issues, and emotional numbness? This group is designed to help ...
Hosted by Veronica Ghabour
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Have your current or past relationship faced challenges such as communication issues, conflicts, intimacy concerns, and relationship breakdowns? Are you also experiencing relationship trauma such as anxiety, depression, fear, trust issues, and emotional numbness? This group is designed to help ...
(650) 910-4414 View (650) 910-4414
Are you struggling with eating disorders and body image issues? Embark on a transformative journey with this Body Image and Eating Disorders support group. This group utilize a holistic approach addressing factors like media influence, cultural pressures, and personal experiences. ...
Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Are you struggling with eating disorders and body image issues? Embark on a transformative journey with this Body Image and Eating Disorders support group. This group utilize a holistic approach addressing factors like media influence, cultural pressures, and personal experiences. ...
(650) 628-6703 View (650) 628-6703
Join our Harm Reduction Addiction Support Group for holistic recovery. Our compassionate space embraces diverse needs with structured sessions covering addiction, anxiety, depression, impulse control, relationships, and more. We focus on coping skills, healthy relationships, and relapse prevention, integrating IFS, ...
Hosted by Kelly Albrecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Join our Harm Reduction Addiction Support Group for holistic recovery. Our compassionate space embraces diverse needs with structured sessions covering addiction, anxiety, depression, impulse control, relationships, and more. We focus on coping skills, healthy relationships, and relapse prevention, integrating IFS, ...
(650) 436-4565 View (650) 436-4565
You are not alone in feeling troubled or stressed. Join a group of teens so that you can work in a safe and confidential place to voice your issues. Group is a powerful therapy format. You can also support your ...
Hosted by Goolrukh Adi Vakil
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
You are not alone in feeling troubled or stressed. Join a group of teens so that you can work in a safe and confidential place to voice your issues. Group is a powerful therapy format. You can also support your ...
(415) 845-8519 View (415) 845-8519
Trauma-related disorders trap you in the past and are, at their heart, disorders of presence. This group focuses on empowering you to stay in the present and move into the future. This 16 week aims to give you the skills ...
Hosted by Pamela Singer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Trauma-related disorders trap you in the past and are, at their heart, disorders of presence. This group focuses on empowering you to stay in the present and move into the future. This 16 week aims to give you the skills ...
(650) 489-0916 View (650) 489-0916
Do you suffer from stress, overthinking, depression, and anxious or worrisome thoughts? Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Immerse yourself in the proven "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)" group over eight dynamic weeks. This ...
Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Do you suffer from stress, overthinking, depression, and anxious or worrisome thoughts? Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Immerse yourself in the proven "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)" group over eight dynamic weeks. This ...
(650) 628-6703 View (650) 628-6703
This group of 3-8 women meets once a week for periods of 8 weeks. Topics we discuss can involve family issues (spousal, children, in-law, abuse & infidelity); cultural issues (acculturation and adoption of American ways, relationships with non-Indians, cultural differences ...
Hosted by Goolrukh Adi Vakil
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
This group of 3-8 women meets once a week for periods of 8 weeks. Topics we discuss can involve family issues (spousal, children, in-law, abuse & infidelity); cultural issues (acculturation and adoption of American ways, relationships with non-Indians, cultural differences ...
(415) 845-8519 View (415) 845-8519
It's never easy when a marriage or significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split, whether you wanted it or not, the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down. It triggers all sorts of painful ...
Hosted by Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
It's never easy when a marriage or significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split, whether you wanted it or not, the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down. It triggers all sorts of painful ...
(650) 727-1761 View (650) 727-1761
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 94301?

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.