Host: Dr. Christine Valdez, PhD
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This Women's Trauma Group is a supportive group treatment approach for survivors of interpersonal and complex trauma who are just beginning to come to terms with the impact of interpersonal trauma on their lives. Group is focused on 1) psychoeducation- ..."
(510) 478-9782
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This Women's Trauma Group is a supportive group treatment approach for survivors of interpersonal and complex trauma who are just beginning to come to terms with the impact of interpersonal trauma on their lives. Group is focused on 1) psychoeducation- ..."
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Host: Margarita Lorence, PhD
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Basic mindfulness skills can help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings, making them less intense, and increasing your ability to manage them. This six week mindfulness course was created for beginners who want to turn thoughts and feelings into allies. ..."
(925) 289-9307
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Basic mindfulness skills can help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings, making them less intense, and increasing your ability to manage them. This six week mindfulness course was created for beginners who want to turn thoughts and feelings into allies. ..."
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Host: Ms. Betty Blaney, MA, EdS
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Weekly Social & Life Skills Groups for Children, Teens and Adults. Fall, Winter and Spring sessions. Call for program details and availability or visit www.skillbuildersca.org "
(925) 392-0884
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Weekly Social & Life Skills Groups for Children, Teens and Adults. Fall, Winter and Spring sessions. Call for program details and availability or visit www.skillbuildersca.org "
Photo of Jennifer J.D. Villena, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Jennifer J.d. Villena, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This is a group for women, moms, new moms, women thinking about being a mom or not. This tribe is looking for like-minded women who want to come together, connect authentically, laugh, cry, and learn within a compassionate non-judgmental environment. ..."
(925) 378-4165
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This is a group for women, moms, new moms, women thinking about being a mom or not. This tribe is looking for like-minded women who want to come together, connect authentically, laugh, cry, and learn within a compassionate non-judgmental environment. ..."
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Host: Sorrenta Stuart, LMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A Weekly retreat for women, where we work together to release the inner trauma. Our unique approach allows you to heal your inner wounds and build the self esteem needed to conquer the pain to start the healing process. "
(925) 393-0363
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A Weekly retreat for women, where we work together to release the inner trauma. Our unique approach allows you to heal your inner wounds and build the self esteem needed to conquer the pain to start the healing process. "
Photo of James W (Jim) Holley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mr. James W (Jim) Holley, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Please visit my website at my 'Parents of Teens and Preteens Course' link. "
(925) 965-7769
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Please visit my website at my 'Parents of Teens and Preteens Course' link. "
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Host: Galina Litvin, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A Weekly retreat for women, where we work together to release the inner trauma. Our unique approach allows you to heal your inner wounds and build the self esteem needed to conquer the pain to start the healing process. "
(925) 361-3853
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A Weekly retreat for women, where we work together to release the inner trauma. Our unique approach allows you to heal your inner wounds and build the self esteem needed to conquer the pain to start the healing process. "
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Host: Dr. Ann Colberson Schiebert, PsyD
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Putting together a codependency group at 43 Quail Court, Suite 207, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 If interested call Dr. Schiebert at 510-917 -4001 "
(510) 592-6830
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Putting together a codependency group at 43 Quail Court, Suite 207, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 If interested call Dr. Schiebert at 510-917 -4001 "
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Host: Melissa Montblanc, LCSW
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A group for adult women where they can process and connect around the issues of finding authentic friendships in the increasingly "social" world of media. We look at the struggle of preserving energy, the impact of being an introvert, how ..."
(925) 378-4684
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A group for adult women where they can process and connect around the issues of finding authentic friendships in the increasingly "social" world of media. We look at the struggle of preserving energy, the impact of being an introvert, how ..."
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Host: Mrs. Poppy Haines, MA, BCBA, AMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Weekly support for those experiencing grief and bereavement. I firmly believe we heal in and through community and sharing our challenges with others who understand is invaluable. "
(925) 568-7420
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Weekly support for those experiencing grief and bereavement. I firmly believe we heal in and through community and sharing our challenges with others who understand is invaluable. "
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Host: Parisa Rahimian, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This is a support group for LGBTQ+ teens 16-19 connecting with peers as well as learning tools and coping skills can help teens feel less alone and have a safe place to talk. "
(925) 403-4375
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This is a support group for LGBTQ+ teens 16-19 connecting with peers as well as learning tools and coping skills can help teens feel less alone and have a safe place to talk. "
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Host: Dr. Jean-Arellia Tolentino, PhD
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"In this period of unknown, in recognition of growing discrimination, and in honoring API Heritage Month, we are offering space where Asian Americans can share their experiences, strengths, and hopes together. "
(925) 948-8778
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"In this period of unknown, in recognition of growing discrimination, and in honoring API Heritage Month, we are offering space where Asian Americans can share their experiences, strengths, and hopes together. "
Photo of Neli R Geonetta, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Neli R Geonetta, PhD
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A group for committed couples to explore, in a supportive environment, new ways to improve communication, increase intimacy and fun in their relationship. The group is structured around a main topic. Coaching, psycho-education and other supportive method will be used ..."
(925) 238-3917
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A group for committed couples to explore, in a supportive environment, new ways to improve communication, increase intimacy and fun in their relationship. The group is structured around a main topic. Coaching, psycho-education and other supportive method will be used ..."
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Host: Dr. Dr. Paul Kramer, EdD, LMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This Men's therapy group began in 2005 and has been going strong ever since. The focus of the group is men's issues as they pertain to interpersonal relationships outside of the therapy office. The group often provides a safe place ..."
(925) 320-0698
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This Men's therapy group began in 2005 and has been going strong ever since. The focus of the group is men's issues as they pertain to interpersonal relationships outside of the therapy office. The group often provides a safe place ..."
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Host: Dr. Paul Kramer, EdD, LMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"The Men's therapy group is geared towards the working family man who is seeking to learn effective ways to balance their relationships and careers. Through support and accountability, men are able to state their goals in a supportive environment. Over ..."
(925) 436-1725
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"The Men's therapy group is geared towards the working family man who is seeking to learn effective ways to balance their relationships and careers. Through support and accountability, men are able to state their goals in a supportive environment. Over ..."
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Host: Ms. Cindy A Mayne, BS, NCAC, NAADAC, CHT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"We have a group for those family members affected by substance use disorder. This group is facilitated professionals who ran family groups in a treatment program setting. You will get all the education and tools you would get in a ..."
(707) 981-0317
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"We have a group for those family members affected by substance use disorder. This group is facilitated professionals who ran family groups in a treatment program setting. You will get all the education and tools you would get in a ..."
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Host: Teresa D Ramakrishnan, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Group Therapy can provide a safe place to work on issues with the support of fellow members, as well as, a mental health professional. Group therapy can be just as beneficial as individual therapy. It can allow members to share ..."
(925) 271-7369
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Group Therapy can provide a safe place to work on issues with the support of fellow members, as well as, a mental health professional. Group therapy can be just as beneficial as individual therapy. It can allow members to share ..."
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Host: Mr. Graeme Daniels, MFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Men's group: sex addiction as problem focus; relationship issues. Wed and Thurs groups at 7pm. *now accepting Medi-Cal eligible clients "
(925) 241-5135
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Men's group: sex addiction as problem focus; relationship issues. Wed and Thurs groups at 7pm. *now accepting Medi-Cal eligible clients "
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Host: Dr. Christine Valdez, PhD
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"People affected by trauma tend to feel unsafe in their bodies, and they can easily be triggered in a way that regulating and soothing emotions in everyday life becomes a constant challenge. Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness builds capacity to contact difficult, uncomfortable, ..."
(510) 478-9782
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"People affected by trauma tend to feel unsafe in their bodies, and they can easily be triggered in a way that regulating and soothing emotions in everyday life becomes a constant challenge. Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness builds capacity to contact difficult, uncomfortable, ..."
Photo of Dr. Paul Kramer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Dr. Dr. Paul Kramer, EdD, LMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"The focus of this group is marriage enrichment where couples learn various tools to utilize in their relationship in practical ways between sessions. "
(925) 320-0698
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"The focus of this group is marriage enrichment where couples learn various tools to utilize in their relationship in practical ways between sessions. "
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94596 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 94596 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 94596 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 94596 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 94596 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.