Host: Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC
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Oakland, CA 94609
"This 12 week group specializes in women who have experienced relationship trauma. This group will discuss: 1) narcissistic abuse 2) setting boundaries 3) dealing with high conflict 4) closure and moving on 5) healthy practices of dealing/communicating with narcissists 6) ..."
(415) 322-5527
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"This 12 week group specializes in women who have experienced relationship trauma. This group will discuss: 1) narcissistic abuse 2) setting boundaries 3) dealing with high conflict 4) closure and moving on 5) healthy practices of dealing/communicating with narcissists 6) ..."
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Host: Mrs. Michelle Nicholas, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM
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Oakland, CA 94609
"This is an open support group which meet for 12 weeks. Group addresses the challenges of work/school, interpersonal relationships, mood stability, as well as helping you find something to be passionate about. The focus will be on helping you struggle ..."
(510) 343-7757
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"This is an open support group which meet for 12 weeks. Group addresses the challenges of work/school, interpersonal relationships, mood stability, as well as helping you find something to be passionate about. The focus will be on helping you struggle ..."
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Host: Kathy Brady, LCSW
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Oakland, CA 94609
"Group Is Currently Closed. Small group for women struggling with effects of trauma including sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse, neglect, assault and domestic violence. Trauma interferes with relationships and day-to-day functioning while giving rise to negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors ..."
(628) 300-3570
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"Group Is Currently Closed. Small group for women struggling with effects of trauma including sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse, neglect, assault and domestic violence. Trauma interferes with relationships and day-to-day functioning while giving rise to negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors ..."
Host: Dr. Lesleigh Franklin, PhD, MS
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Oakland, CA 94609
"We are a multiethnic, multilingual agency who provides individual, and group therapy along with psychological assessment. We are grounded in issues related to social justice. "
(510) 800-9531
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"We are a multiethnic, multilingual agency who provides individual, and group therapy along with psychological assessment. We are grounded in issues related to social justice. "
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Host: Jennifer Lilly, MFT
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Oakland, CA 94609
"This online group will provide community and support for living with anxiety. Many of us were experiencing high levels of anxiety before the COVID19 crisis. If you are feeling overwhelmed, fearful, alone and unsure about what to do, this is ..."
(415) 237-2667
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"This online group will provide community and support for living with anxiety. Many of us were experiencing high levels of anxiety before the COVID19 crisis. If you are feeling overwhelmed, fearful, alone and unsure about what to do, this is ..."
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Host: Dr. Angie N Branham, PhD
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"Meet with at least 3 clinicians for weekly consultation about clinical material. "
(510) 756-2426
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"Meet with at least 3 clinicians for weekly consultation about clinical material. "
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Host: Ms. Desirae Torrens, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 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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"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 ..."
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Host: Susan Futterman, MS, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"Hosted by La Cheim Behavioral Services "
(415) 870-8056
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"Hosted by La Cheim Behavioral Services "
Host: Mr. John R. Edwards, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"New dates to be determined. 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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"New dates to be determined. 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. "
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Host: Tina Kopko, MA, LMFT, CGRS
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"Grief Recovery Support Groups - helping people heal and resolve painful loss of any kind, using The Grief Recovery Handbook by J. James and R. Friedman. It's never too early or late to begin healing from loss. GROUPS ARE ON ..."
(510) 606-9784
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"Grief Recovery Support Groups - helping people heal and resolve painful loss of any kind, using The Grief Recovery Handbook by J. James and R. Friedman. It's never too early or late to begin healing from loss. GROUPS ARE ON ..."
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Host: Mr. Erik Vincent Kahn, MA
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"Are you a dad, step-dad, supportive adult, or soon-to-be dad? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities? The Dad group is an ongoing group of male-identified individuals interested in talking about fatherhood and the roles we play as ..."
(510) 916-2529
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Oakland, CA 94609
"Are you a dad, step-dad, supportive adult, or soon-to-be dad? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities? The Dad group is an ongoing group of male-identified individuals interested in talking about fatherhood and the roles we play as ..."
Host: Jennie Powe Runde, LMFT, REAT
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Oakland, CA 94609
"As someone who identifies as bi/multi racial, this group is an opportunity to come together with other folks of mixed and multiracial heritage to share experiences, be seen and heard, "take up space", and explore personal and collective identity using ..."
(510) 944-0438
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"As someone who identifies as bi/multi racial, this group is an opportunity to come together with other folks of mixed and multiracial heritage to share experiences, be seen and heard, "take up space", and explore personal and collective identity using ..."
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Host: Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, DCEP
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"Participants define their goals and then identify their psychological barriers to reaching their goal. Using energy and sound healing, participants clear the barriers to reaching their goal, the group runs in 6 session cycles via Zoom video conferencing. "
(510) 817-2899
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"Participants define their goals and then identify their psychological barriers to reaching their goal. Using energy and sound healing, participants clear the barriers to reaching their goal, the group runs in 6 session cycles via Zoom video conferencing. "
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Host: Natasha Shapiro, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 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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"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 ..."
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Host: Sarah Campbell, MA, MFT, RYT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 250-7483
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Oakland, CA 94609
Host: Karen Navarro, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"support group space with Queer Latinx therapist to discuss coping skills, the impact of intersectionality on our mental health and forming our chosen families with intention to heal. Group will begin through zoom in July 2021. Registration required. "
(510) 399-0329
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"support group space with Queer Latinx therapist to discuss coping skills, the impact of intersectionality on our mental health and forming our chosen families with intention to heal. Group will begin through zoom in July 2021. Registration required. "
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Host: Eric J Young, AMFT, APCC
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"A group for anyone who experiences a chronic illness condition or chronic pain condition, to come together with others to be supported around these conditions "
(628) 203-0512
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"A group for anyone who experiences a chronic illness condition or chronic pain condition, to come together with others to be supported around these conditions "
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Host: Ms. Doreen Meister, MFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 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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"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 ..."
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Host: Ms. Desirae Torrens, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"Over 3 million cases of depression are reported in the US alone. 40 million adults in the US struggle with an anxiety disorder. However, less than half of those suffering seek help with the potentially debilitating symptoms of anxiety and ..."
(415) 301-3940
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Oakland, CA 94609
"Over 3 million cases of depression are reported in the US alone. 40 million adults in the US struggle with an anxiety disorder. However, less than half of those suffering seek help with the potentially debilitating symptoms of anxiety and ..."
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Host: Rae Walker Mountz, LMFT, MA
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"My online process group is a weekly therapy group for young professionals looking to talk about the things that are typically hard to talk about in daily life. Like, hurt feelings, competition or loneliness after work. My group is a ..."
(415) 877-5304
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"My online process group is a weekly therapy group for young professionals looking to talk about the things that are typically hard to talk about in daily life. Like, hurt feelings, competition or loneliness after work. My group is a ..."

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94609 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 94609 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 94609 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 94609 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 94609 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.