Support Groups in 94602

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Langniappe Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
(415) 650-5437
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Mindfulness for Women of Color
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"Women of Color: Learn mindfulness skills to help you increase your calm, sense of peace and comfort within yourself, and to lessen your overwhelm. A six week online course with lessons delivered by email, then followed up with live online ..."
(510) 470-7374
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
(707) 663-4250
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Embodied Authenticity
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Gain awareness of how attachment styles, internal working models and defensive patterns close off one's energy and experiences. Explore the effects of somatic holding patterns. The group will use strengths & capacities that group members already have to explore living ..."
(510) 342-9984
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Orgasms (O's) are Good Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Many women don't have orgasms on a regular basis or "fake" it to please their partner. This group's focus is to empower women to enjoy their bodies and reach their potential through homework exercises and positive group feedback. "
(628) 226-1830
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Moving Throughout Emotional Crisis
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
(650) 887-5802
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Men's Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Our therapy groups are great ways to find friendly fellowship, and have the kinds of important conversations that are often missing from our lives. Groups act as laboratories, where each member has a chance to experiment with new ways of ..."
(510) 617-1243
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Creative Community: Winter Expressive Arts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Start the new year with mornings of guided creativity and connection. This online group introduces participants to expressive arts therapy. This 4-week process is designed to: Invite centered relaxation, process emotions, connect deeply to self and others, explore creative self ..."
(510) 856-5512
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Mixed Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
(510) 408-6852
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Managing Moods: Bipolar Disorders Support Group
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Evidence based treatment strategies for managing Bipolar Mood Disorders. Education and skills provided, as well as support from fellow group members. For people living with Bipolar Disorder, the unique setting of a safe, open space allows for profound connection and ..."
(707) 663-4250
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Living with Chronic Illness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Verified
"This is a psycho-educational group that is topic driven. The group is for six-weeks. Each week will be a new topic. Each session will be a mixture of sharing, discussion and education. The size is limited to 6 people. Materials ..."
(510) 257-9468
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Women's Depression Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Verified
"This group is for women living with depression. The group is limited to six members. Each session is topic driven. Some topics include, setting boundaries; unhelpful thinking patterns; distress tolerance; goal setting; relaxation techniques; communication skills. The topics are modified ..."
(510) 257-9468
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Mixed Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Our groups are great ways to find friendly companionship and have the kinds of important conversations that are often missing from people's lives. They are also places to learn better how to communicate with both warmth and strength, with openness ..."
(510) 408-6852
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602

More Groups Nearby

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Langniappe Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
(415) 650-5437
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
Photo of Cindi Rivera, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94602, CA
Mindfulness for Women of Color
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"Women of Color: Learn mindfulness skills to help you increase your calm, sense of peace and comfort within yourself, and to lessen your overwhelm. A six week online course with lessons delivered by email, then followed up with live online ..."
(510) 470-7374
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
Photo of Mary Deyo, Psychologist in 94602, CA
Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
(707) 663-4250
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
Photo of Trisha Rowe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94602, CA
Embodied Authenticity
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Gain awareness of how attachment styles, internal working models and defensive patterns close off one's energy and experiences. Explore the effects of somatic holding patterns. The group will use strengths & capacities that group members already have to explore living ..."
(510) 342-9984
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
Photo of Alison Leigh, Expert Sex Advice, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94602, CA
Orgasms (O's) are Good Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Many women don't have orgasms on a regular basis or "fake" it to please their partner. This group's focus is to empower women to enjoy their bodies and reach their potential through homework exercises and positive group feedback. "
(628) 226-1830
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
Photo of Mary Deyo, Psychologist in 94602, CA
Moving Throughout Emotional Crisis
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
(650) 887-5802
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
Photo of The Bridge Center, Psychologist in 94602, CA
Men's Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Our therapy groups are great ways to find friendly fellowship, and have the kinds of important conversations that are often missing from our lives. Groups act as laboratories, where each member has a chance to experiment with new ways of ..."
(510) 617-1243
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94602 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 94602 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 94602 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 94602 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 94602 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.