Support Groups in 94611

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For the Loved Ones of Alcoholics and Addicts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"An intimate, rich process group of 4-9 members who seek support around coping with a loved one's addiction or mental illness, and are ready to engage in self-care. Designed for high functioning individuals interested in embracing life's confounding challenges as ..."
(415) 480-5319 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Self Esteem for Teens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"In this group we give an open space for teen girls to learn and discuss their issues while providing psychoeducation to build self esteem and healthy relationships. "
(510) 560-7825 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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The Relational Self
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
"This group offers a holistic, trauma-informed and experiential therapeutic approach. The group aims to help members discover strengths, uncover and realign belief systems, improve their ability to relate and interact with others, receive feedback, and identify how societal/cultural themes influence ..."
(510) 683-5650 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Mindfulness for Stress & Anxiety 6 wk e-course
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified
"Are you feeling stressed and anxious? Do you feel wound up without your usual stress outlets? Have you thought about meditating or tried an app, but it didn't last? In this mindfulness course, I have put together all the tools ..."
(510) 241-4667 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Jungian Dream Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
"I am announcing an ongoing group for individuals interested in participating in a weekly Jungian Dream Group via Zoom. I’ll lead discussions on Jung’s four-part schema for dream interpretation as it applies to dreams of group members. We’ll approach dreams ..."
(925) 302-9717 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Dream Consultation
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
"I developed a gift for dream interpretation early in life. In this group participants practice and gradually gain expertise in the interpretation of their own dreams. We discuss the nature of symbolic dream material, metaphors, archetypes, world mythologies and psychodynamic ..."
(510) 499-6900 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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detoxing masculinity: group for men of color
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This facilitated weekly group will utilize a combination of psychoeducation, group process/discussion and experiential activities (mindfulness, trauma-release, expressive arts,etc) to explore our diverse experience as men of color. Part of our work as self-identified men of color is to unlearn ..."
(510) 944-1657 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Ecotherapy Group (Currently Not Occuring)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"This ongoing group is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in taking their process outdoors-into the beautiful oak, bay, and redwood forests of the Oakland hills. This group is for those who would like a respite from the bustle and ..."
(510) 369-1672 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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DBT Skills Adults
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"Please see website for detailed info: http://www.oaklanddbtcent er.com "
(510) 876-9674 
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Men's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This group is an opportunity for men to cultivate more fulfilling relationships with themselves, loved ones, and other men. Through self-exploration and receiving the support of others, participants have the opportunity to find a deeper strength within. This strength can ..."
(510) 403-8480 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Self-Healing & Empowerment (SHE) Group for Blk Wmn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Society tends to approach and respond to womxn as if we're the caretakers of the world, including in the workplace. And whew, this can feel overwhelming! Black womxn struggle with psychological burdens that result from feeling different from others and ..."
(510) 454-8299 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Virtual ACT for Anxiety and Depression workshop: 8-week course to help you find your path to a life worth living. Whether you struggle with lifelong anxiety and/or depression, feel stuck in life or overwhelmed by current events, this group can ..."
(510) 849-6755 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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New Dad's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"[Meeting via Zoom} Becoming a new parent is a joy beyond words. It is also challenging in ways most of us can’t anticipate until we’re in it. This group is here to support new dads as they navigate the amazing ..."
(510) 403-8480 
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Mixed Genders Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Are you craving connection and feedback? Would you like to have a supportive place to take risks in relating in new ways? Groups function as a microcosm of the real world, and help us explore our patterns, receive valuable feedback, ..."
(510) 947-8446 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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DBT Skills Young adults
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"Our adult DBT Skills Group follows the standard DBT four-module system: Distress Tolerance, Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation. Please see our website for detailed info "
(510) 876-9674 
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Between Us
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
"This group offers a holistic, trauma-informed therapeutic approach. Honest dialogue is used to help members develop more agency in their lives and build relationship skills. The group aims to help members discover strengths, uncover and realign belief systems, improve their ..."
(510) 683-5650 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Addiction Recovery Groups. Please Inquire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"An intimate, rich process groupof 5-10 members. Designed for individuals who would like to embrace recovery as an opportunity to transform their lives, find meaning and guidance around life challenges facilitated by an experienced therapist. This relapse prevention group can ..."
(415) 480-5319 
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Group meets in:
Piedmont, CA 94611
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Advanced DBT Class
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
(510) 369-0373 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Midday Meditation Break
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified
"Join me online every Thursday at 11am PT for a guided mindfulness meditation practice followed by an optional Q + A session. No experience is necessary, and this is a donation-based offering. Visit my website to learn more, or simply ..."
(510) 241-4667 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Combined Addiction Recovery Family Education Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Education for clients and/ or family members impacted by substance abuse. Addresses the science of addiction and how substances change the brain, impacts relationships, behavior, self concept, and values. Education topics cover: PAW (Post Acute Withdraw), relapse prevention, cross addiction, ..."
(415) 480-5319 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611


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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94611 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 94611 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 94611 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 94611 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 94611 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.