Host: Mackenzie Sodestrom, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Discovery of sexual betrayal produces shock, anguish and despair-as well as profound isolation. Group provides a safe, confidential community of peer support and is regarded as the most crucial component of partner treatment. The Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model (MPTM) conceptualizes ..."
(925) 259-3133
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Discovery of sexual betrayal produces shock, anguish and despair-as well as profound isolation. Group provides a safe, confidential community of peer support and is regarded as the most crucial component of partner treatment. The Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model (MPTM) conceptualizes ..."
Susan Futterman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Susan Futterman, MS, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Hosted by La Cheim Behavioral Services "
(415) 870-8056
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"Hosted by La Cheim Behavioral Services "
Desirae Torrens, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Desirae Torrens, M.S., LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you struggling with a loss that has left you feeling unable to cope or to move forward with your life? American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "there is no grief like the grief that does not speak". Grief can ..."
(415) 301-3940
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Are you struggling with a loss that has left you feeling unable to cope or to move forward with your life? American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "there is no grief like the grief that does not speak". Grief can ..."
Tina Kopko, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Tina Kopko, MA, LMFT, CGRS
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Grief Recovery Support Groups - helping people heal and resolve painful loss of any kind, using The Grief Recovery Handbook by R. Friedman and J. James. It's never to early or late to begin healing from loss. TO REGISTER, VISIT ..."
(510) 606-9784
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Grief Recovery Support Groups - helping people heal and resolve painful loss of any kind, using The Grief Recovery Handbook by R. Friedman and J. James. It's never to early or late to begin healing from loss. TO REGISTER, VISIT ..."
Michelle Nicholas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Michelle Nicholas, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"This weekly therapy group will address the challenges of work, relationships, parents, money, friends, bosses, politics, as well as helping you find something to be passionate about. The focus will be on helping you struggle less with the thoughts, emotions, ..."
(510) 343-7757
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Oakland, California 94609
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"This weekly therapy group will address the challenges of work, relationships, parents, money, friends, bosses, politics, as well as helping you find something to be passionate about. The focus will be on helping you struggle less with the thoughts, emotions, ..."
Erika Crowell Altobelli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Erika Crowell Altobelli, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"I am currently providing group and individual supervision for ACSW clinical hours, for those needing LCSW specific hours. I will also create separate groups for Clinician and Law & Ethics exams preparation if there is interest! Please e-mail with your ..."
(510) 907-6872
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Oakland, California 94609
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"I am currently providing group and individual supervision for ACSW clinical hours, for those needing LCSW specific hours. I will also create separate groups for Clinician and Law & Ethics exams preparation if there is interest! Please e-mail with your ..."
Sarah Campbell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Sarah Campbell, MA, MFT, RYT
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Please contact me for information on a variety of weekly gatherings including Yoga for Middle School Girls, WellMama Groups, and Support Groups for Mothers with Chronically Ill Children. "
(510) 250-7483
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Please contact me for information on a variety of weekly gatherings including Yoga for Middle School Girls, WellMama Groups, and Support Groups for Mothers with Chronically Ill Children. "
Natalie Jones, Counselor
Host: Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"This 12 week group will specialize in working with women who were victims of childhood and relationship trauma. This group will discuss: 1) how being hurt in past relationships have affected the quality of current relationship 2) learning how to ..."
(704) 997-2065
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Oakland, California 94609
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"This 12 week group will specialize in working with women who were victims of childhood and relationship trauma. This group will discuss: 1) how being hurt in past relationships have affected the quality of current relationship 2) learning how to ..."
Jennifer Lilly, Marriage & Family Therapist
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you feeling overwhelmed? Feeling alone and unsure about what to do? These are signs that you are experiencing a heightened state of anxiety. As if life were not stressful enough, the past couple of years have been particularly overwhelming ..."
(415) 237-2667
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Are you feeling overwhelmed? Feeling alone and unsure about what to do? These are signs that you are experiencing a heightened state of anxiety. As if life were not stressful enough, the past couple of years have been particularly overwhelming ..."
Jenny Randt, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Jenny Randt, AMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Currently interviewing for two different groups that will start in July 2019 and run for 12 weeks through early October 2019. The group will either meet on Wednesday nights or Saturday days. Cost per session is $40 and maximum number ..."
(510) 319-1271
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Currently interviewing for two different groups that will start in July 2019 and run for 12 weeks through early October 2019. The group will either meet on Wednesday nights or Saturday days. Cost per session is $40 and maximum number ..."
Natasha Shapiro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Natasha Shapiro, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Graduating from college is a major life change. Before graduation, you were probably asked several times what you plan to do once college is over. That question may incite various feelings including fear, excitement, annoyance, etc. You may have a ..."
(415) 236-3185
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Graduating from college is a major life change. Before graduation, you were probably asked several times what you plan to do once college is over. That question may incite various feelings including fear, excitement, annoyance, etc. You may have a ..."
John R. Edwards, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Saturday April 27th, 2019 - Save Your Marriage/Relationship - an 8 hour relationship workshop based on the research of John Gottman, PhD and his book the Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work. Visit my website for registration information. "
(925) 575-9269
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Saturday April 27th, 2019 - Save Your Marriage/Relationship - an 8 hour relationship workshop based on the research of John Gottman, PhD and his book the Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work. Visit my website for registration information. "
Catherine Barber, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Catherine Barber, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Seeking Safety is aimed at reducing distress and symptoms of PTSD related to trauma. The goals of this program is to increase coping skills, reduce distress (detaching from emotional pain), improve self-care, and improve relapse preventions skills. This is both ..."
(408) 741-9438
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Seeking Safety is aimed at reducing distress and symptoms of PTSD related to trauma. The goals of this program is to increase coping skills, reduce distress (detaching from emotional pain), improve self-care, and improve relapse preventions skills. This is both ..."
Melinda Perales, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Melinda Perales, MA, RAMFT, #103897
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Beyond maintaining abstinence from sexually compulsive behaviors, weekly men's group encourages confidentiality and candor in discussing the challenges common to recovering men. In addition to practicing and refining the tools for sexual recovery, men are also encouraged to take risks ..."
(510) 681-0296
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Beyond maintaining abstinence from sexually compulsive behaviors, weekly men's group encourages confidentiality and candor in discussing the challenges common to recovering men. In addition to practicing and refining the tools for sexual recovery, men are also encouraged to take risks ..."
James Francis Gallagher Jr., Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: James Francis Gallagher Jr., MA, AMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Many men who struggle with substance use disorders also suffer from trauma, repeating fight, flight or freeze responses when exposed to similar triggering events. Trauma from violent childhood experience often create adaptations (defenses mechanism) to keep one safe from violence ..."
(510) 876-9446
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Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
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"Many men who struggle with substance use disorders also suffer from trauma, repeating fight, flight or freeze responses when exposed to similar triggering events. Trauma from violent childhood experience often create adaptations (defenses mechanism) to keep one safe from violence ..."
Jenny Randt, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Jenny Randt, AMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"I'm looking to start a trauma informed, process / support group for women who identify as "survivors". The group will meet weekly on Friday's from 5:30-7pm for a minimum of 12 weeks. The cost of the group is $40 per ..."
(510) 319-1271
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Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
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"I'm looking to start a trauma informed, process / support group for women who identify as "survivors". The group will meet weekly on Friday's from 5:30-7pm for a minimum of 12 weeks. The cost of the group is $40 per ..."
Natasha Shapiro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Natasha Shapiro, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Being a kid is difficult, especially when interacting with others does not come naturally. This group will help you learn valuable skills so as to make school and socializing easier and more enjoyable. The group is for children aged 9-12 ..."
(415) 236-3185
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Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
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"Being a kid is difficult, especially when interacting with others does not come naturally. This group will help you learn valuable skills so as to make school and socializing easier and more enjoyable. The group is for children aged 9-12 ..."
Carrie K Evenden, Psychologist
Host: Carrie K Evenden, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Cancer Caregivers are distinguished from other family caregivers due to the unique nature of cancer and its treatments. Cancer caregivers can feel challenged to assume complex and multiple responsibilities including medical decision-making, activities of daily living care, financial and emotional ..."
(415) 234-4674
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Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
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"Cancer Caregivers are distinguished from other family caregivers due to the unique nature of cancer and its treatments. Cancer caregivers can feel challenged to assume complex and multiple responsibilities including medical decision-making, activities of daily living care, financial and emotional ..."
Doreen Meister, Marriage & Family Therapist
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Are you feeling overwhelmed by changes in your life, longing to manage the up's and down's with more ease? Find support in a community of other vital women who are wanting to live true to their most creative and authentic ..."
(510) 358-4980
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Are you feeling overwhelmed by changes in your life, longing to manage the up's and down's with more ease? Find support in a community of other vital women who are wanting to live true to their most creative and authentic ..."
Melinda Perales, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Melinda Perales, MA, RAMFT, #103897
Group meets in:
Oakland, California 94609
"Men's Weekly Psychotherapy Group (WED NIGHT) TOPICS COVERED: *Cycle of Sex Addiction *Shame & Guilt *Distress Tolerance *Boredom & Entitlement *Abandonment/Rejection *Avoidant Behaviors *Emotional Intimacy *Relationship Repair *Masculinity Issues *Sexuality & Satisfaction *Honesty & Accountability *Appropriate Boundaries *Effective Communication *Self-Esteem ..."
(510) 681-0296
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Oakland, California 94609
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"Men's Weekly Psychotherapy Group (WED NIGHT) TOPICS COVERED: *Cycle of Sex Addiction *Shame & Guilt *Distress Tolerance *Boredom & Entitlement *Abandonment/Rejection *Avoidant Behaviors *Emotional Intimacy *Relationship Repair *Masculinity Issues *Sexuality & Satisfaction *Honesty & Accountability *Appropriate Boundaries *Effective Communication *Self-Esteem ..."

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Oakland 94609 Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as 94609 counseling groups, 94609 support groups, 94609 mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counselor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).

Before joining a Oakland 94609 support group, first see if the group's issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in 94609 to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in an 94609 group?
In a professionally operated support group in 94609, members provide each other with various types of help for a particular shared issue. The help takes the form of relating personal experiences and listening to and accepting others' experiences. Oakland 94609 group members may also provide a sympathetic understanding and a social network.

Group therapists or group counselors lead or facilitate the group and provide group counseling in 94609. They are sometimes specifically trained in group dynamics and the understanding of small group processes. So 'interpersonal learning', which can involve unfiltered feedback and confrontation between group members (and can be threatening) is safely moderated by the group therapist or group counselor in 94609.

What's the difference between individual and group therapy?