Support Groups in 94566

This group is an orientation to individual, intensive work using FSAP- Feeling State Addiction Protocol, by Robert Miller, Ph.D.
Hosted by Michael McCratic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, BCETS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
This group is an orientation to individual, intensive work using FSAP- Feeling State Addiction Protocol, by Robert Miller, Ph.D.
(925) 309-7209 View (925) 309-7209
Hosted by Dorothy Ann Torre
MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 892-3362 View (925) 892-3362
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction can reduce anxiety and stress, help you deepen into yourself and your needs, and enhance your relationship with others. Through experiential exercises and group process, this 8 week group will explore a variety of mindfulness practices, ...
Hosted by Margaret Petersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction can reduce anxiety and stress, help you deepen into yourself and your needs, and enhance your relationship with others. Through experiential exercises and group process, this 8 week group will explore a variety of mindfulness practices, ...
(925) 272-9908 View (925) 272-9908
Has your high schooler become increasingly socially anxious or avoidant? Do they express intense fears of being judged or feel awkward in social situations or become overwhelmed at school? Request Starbucks but refuse to go in to place an order? ...
Hosted by Heather Caruso-Maxey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
Has your high schooler become increasingly socially anxious or avoidant? Do they express intense fears of being judged or feel awkward in social situations or become overwhelmed at school? Request Starbucks but refuse to go in to place an order? ...
(925) 660-7895 View (925) 660-7895
DBT Group For High School Aged Teens (In-person only) Does your teen have issues with managing: •Anxiety • Depression • Panic attacks • Mood swings • Avoidance • Anger • Substance abuse • Truancy Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is not ...
Hosted by Laura Michelle Eklund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
DBT Group For High School Aged Teens (In-person only) Does your teen have issues with managing: •Anxiety • Depression • Panic attacks • Mood swings • Avoidance • Anger • Substance abuse • Truancy Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is not ...
(925) 266-3134 View (925) 266-3134
This is a process group for adults ages 30 - 50, who wish to develop skills for forming more intimate and satisfying relationships.
Hosted by Raymond Scott Fortner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
This is a process group for adults ages 30 - 50, who wish to develop skills for forming more intimate and satisfying relationships.
(925) 660-7833 View (925) 660-7833
Process group that values each group member and strives to allow individuals to share their thoughts and feelings about important life issues that are common to women. Feedback from the facilitator and group members welcome.
Hosted by Jennifer Sharples
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
Process group that values each group member and strives to allow individuals to share their thoughts and feelings about important life issues that are common to women. Feedback from the facilitator and group members welcome.
(925) 892-3004 View (925) 892-3004
As a mom to a neurodiverse, medically complex child, I understand the challenges that accompany raising these special kiddos. I've created a safe, welcoming space to share our experiences and get support from other moms on this journey. Please reach ...
Hosted by Katie Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
As a mom to a neurodiverse, medically complex child, I understand the challenges that accompany raising these special kiddos. I've created a safe, welcoming space to share our experiences and get support from other moms on this journey. Please reach ...
(925) 302-9412 View (925) 302-9412
So, middle School can be a brutal time to be a human. How's yours doing? Does your tween express intense fears of being judged or feel awkward in social situations or become overwhelmed at school? Refuse school altogether? Spend more ...
Hosted by Heather Caruso-Maxey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
So, middle School can be a brutal time to be a human. How's yours doing? Does your tween express intense fears of being judged or feel awkward in social situations or become overwhelmed at school? Refuse school altogether? Spend more ...
(925) 660-7895 View (925) 660-7895
This is group is for adult men who wish to explore themselves and how they relate in a safe and supportive environment. This is a process oriented group where opportunities to explore how we are in relationships happen in the ...
Hosted by Raymond Scott Fortner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
This is group is for adult men who wish to explore themselves and how they relate in a safe and supportive environment. This is a process oriented group where opportunities to explore how we are in relationships happen in the ...
(925) 660-7833 View (925) 660-7833
If you are a person who feels your feelings with 110% of your being, experiences hurts or slights by friends and family, or has a hard time managing emotions when other’s are disappointed or up set with you, then learning ...
Hosted by Cyndi Long, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
If you are a person who feels your feelings with 110% of your being, experiences hurts or slights by friends and family, or has a hard time managing emotions when other’s are disappointed or up set with you, then learning ...
(925) 397-5415 View (925) 397-5415
Are you intensely fearful of being judged or just feel awkward in social situations? Do you avoid social interactions altogether? Spend more time socializing online and less IRL? Feel lonely and disconnected? What has your social avoidance cost you, and ...
Hosted by Heather Caruso-Maxey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
Are you intensely fearful of being judged or just feel awkward in social situations? Do you avoid social interactions altogether? Spend more time socializing online and less IRL? Feel lonely and disconnected? What has your social avoidance cost you, and ...
(925) 660-7895 View (925) 660-7895
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training is a weekly group, run like a class, which teaches skills across four main topics: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. Clients are required to complete homework assignments in which they ...
Hosted by Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Board Certified Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training is a weekly group, run like a class, which teaches skills across four main topics: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. Clients are required to complete homework assignments in which they ...
(925) 521-8785 View (925) 521-8785
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training is a weekly group, run like a class, which teaches adolescents skills across four main topics: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. Clients are required to complete homework assignments in which ...
Hosted by Dr. Christine E. Dickson: Board Certified Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasanton, CA 94566
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training is a weekly group, run like a class, which teaches adolescents skills across four main topics: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. Clients are required to complete homework assignments in which ...
(925) 521-8785 View (925) 521-8785
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 94566?

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.