Support Groups in 94618

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Dream Wisdom Circle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"You will be sharing a dream, walking through it as you tell it like a story. With a focused inquiry and and reflection on the symbols in your dream you will experience the guidance and support your dreams can offer. ..."
(510) 655-2823 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Grrrls Group! A group for 7th and 8th graders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"An 8-week group for 7th and 8th grade female-identified youth who want to build supportive friendships and feel more confident in themselves "
(415) 658-6434 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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Ongoing adult therapy group
Psychologist
Verified
"This ongoing group consists of mental health professionals or graduate students who wish to enhance their personal growth and development. It is a very stable group whose participants are interested in expanding their ability to trust, support and gently challenge ..."
(510) 730-3805 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Parent Support Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"I have a deep belief in the value of parent support groups because they offer many advantages. When families with the same concerns meet, it can provide mutually needed information and emotional support. There is a sense of community, understanding, ..."
(510) 270-4090 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Adult Children of Alcoholics
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group addresses the psychological issues of ACAs. There is a maximum of 8 people in the group Please call for information. This group is currently closed. "
(510) 404-8625 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Online Feeling Great Book Club
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"This educational (not a therapy group) Book Club to support people reading Feeling Great by David Burns, starts February 15th and runs weekly for 12 weeks costing only 12 dollars a week. For details and to sign up, see: https:// ..."
(628) 258-6239 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Waitlist for new clients
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Embodied Connection Circles
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT 200
Verified
(510) 822-8809 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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Consultation for Eating Disorder Professionals
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"I currently run a consultation group for eating disorder clinicians. Whether you're a seasoned eating disorder professional or interested in expanding your eating disorder expertise, this ongoing group will provide a supportive environment and fresh perspectives through clinical case presentations ..."
(510) 985-4939 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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Anger Management: Opening Doors to Change
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"NOTE: AT THIS TIME, I'M NOT OFFERING A GROUP BUT MAY BE OFFERING IT IN THE FUTURE. Recognize how and why your anger gets triggered and out of control. Identify feelings and underlying emotions. Interrupt the cycle before it causes ..."
(510) 564-7199 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Trans women group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This is a process therapy group for transgender women. Female identified, group members can be anywhere along the continuum but gender identity female and committed to full transition somewhere in discovery or pathway for transition. "
(510) 248-4318 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Parenting through the College Application Process
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group is to help parents during the stressful period of their child's college application process. It will provide both support and information about your role and how to best help your child. It will provide guidance about when to ..."
(510) 417-3442 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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White Male Resilience -- Unlearning the "isms"
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"This three month group therapy course is for white men who want to make a social difference in their families, communities, and the world. This group will teach you skills necessary to stay present and connected in difficult and uncomfortable ..."
(415) 592-6652 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Online Teens Group (13-18) Insurance accepted
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified
"Adolescence is a tough period in a child's life as it's marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and interest in usual activities. Depression can be a transient response to many situations and stresses. In adolescence, depressed mood is ..."
(650) 727-1761 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Infertility Support Group for Women
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group is 7 weeks, once a week. A new group will not begin until fall 2022. "
(510) 404-8625 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Free Intro to Mindfulness for Stress - Online
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified
"This is a Free Introductory Class to Mindfulness where you get to learn a foundational mindfulness skill that you can start using right away in your everyday life. We'll talk about common misconceptions of meditation to support you in starting ..."
(510) 241-4667 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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OCD Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Weekly group for adults in treatment or post-treatment for OCD. Thursday evenings. Led by Joan Davidson and Lynne Henderson. Contact Joan Davidson at 510-652-4455 x 2. "
(510) 876-9104 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
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Peer Consultation Group for Therapists
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This consultation group is focused on peer support for therapists around practice development. Call for more details. "
(510) 617-1912 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
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Online Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety at Home
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Anxiety sucks. Stress is a pain. During this challenging time, you might be feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life. You might be having trouble sleeping at night because of anxious thoughts. You might feel alone in it all. In this ..."
(510) 878-4017 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
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Stress and Anxiety Reduction for Teens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MAed
Verified
(510) 662-6162 
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Oakland, CA 94618
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Consultation Group
Psychologist
Verified
"For many years I have led Consultation Groups for licensed Mental Health practitioners. Currently I lead one group that meets monthly on Monday mornings. I may add a new group in Spring, 2020, initially via Zoom. If you are licensed ..."
(510) 730-3805 
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Oakland, CA 94618



What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
94618 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 94618 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 94618 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 94618 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 94618 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.