Support Groups in 95405

The Winter/Spring 2024 Circle is now full. Visit wiselifetherapy.com/writi ng-circle to add your name to the waitlist. We’re a warm and welcoming community of women who join together every other week to pause and practice reflective writing together. This journaling ...
Hosted by Patty Bechtold
Counselor, MS, LPCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
The Winter/Spring 2024 Circle is now full. Visit wiselifetherapy.com/writi ng-circle to add your name to the waitlist. We’re a warm and welcoming community of women who join together every other week to pause and practice reflective writing together. This journaling ...
(707) 205-3079 View (707) 205-3079
In our complex world, learning to set boundaries is more important than ever before! I have developed this group to help individuals learn how to deal with the narcissist or boundary violator in their lives. We will work together in ...
Hosted by Ronald Bauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
In our complex world, learning to set boundaries is more important than ever before! I have developed this group to help individuals learn how to deal with the narcissist or boundary violator in their lives. We will work together in ...
(707) 595-9717 View (707) 595-9717
A safe space to integrate and process experiences and insights garnered by Non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC), such as those created by psychedelics, ketamine, breathwork, and other cultural or spiritual practices. Contact Jennifer to find out more about this group. ...
Hosted by Jennifer Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
A safe space to integrate and process experiences and insights garnered by Non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC), such as those created by psychedelics, ketamine, breathwork, and other cultural or spiritual practices. Contact Jennifer to find out more about this group. ...
(707) 800-3131 View (707) 800-3131
DREAMS reach out to us on many levels, from the practical to the spiritual, illuminating our blind spots as well as our inner resources. Working with dreams is a creative way to grapple with personal and relationship conflicts as well ...
Hosted by Winnie Piccolo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
DREAMS reach out to us on many levels, from the practical to the spiritual, illuminating our blind spots as well as our inner resources. Working with dreams is a creative way to grapple with personal and relationship conflicts as well ...
(707) 986-8999 View (707) 986-8999
A group to help clients who have undergone psychedelic therapy or used psychedelics for personal growth or ritualistically to integrate their experience. The group will include time for sharing, as well as the use of artwork, movement, and nature-based therapy.
Hosted by Alissa Hirshfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
A group to help clients who have undergone psychedelic therapy or used psychedelics for personal growth or ritualistically to integrate their experience. The group will include time for sharing, as well as the use of artwork, movement, and nature-based therapy.
(707) 730-4840 View (707) 730-4840
Are you a woman in midlife (or beyond) who feels like something’s missing? Are you tired of the constant pressure to push forward in the outer world—and longing to yield to the call of your inner world? In this women's ...
Hosted by Patty Bechtold
Counselor, MS, LPCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Are you a woman in midlife (or beyond) who feels like something’s missing? Are you tired of the constant pressure to push forward in the outer world—and longing to yield to the call of your inner world? In this women's ...
(707) 205-3079 View (707) 205-3079
Narcissistic, and emotional abuse can be difficult to identify because it is intangible-as opposed to more obvious forms of abuse. Therefore, many can be struggling with self esteem, addiction issues, self destructive behaviors, attachment issues, codependency, toxic relationships and the ...
Hosted by Ronald Bauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Narcissistic, and emotional abuse can be difficult to identify because it is intangible-as opposed to more obvious forms of abuse. Therefore, many can be struggling with self esteem, addiction issues, self destructive behaviors, attachment issues, codependency, toxic relationships and the ...
(707) 595-9717 View (707) 595-9717
I’m offering in-person opportunities for licensed mental health professionals (MFTs, PsyDs, Associates, LCSWs) in and around Sonoma County to connect and build community! Come make professional and personal connections, receive and give support, and engage in case and general consultation. ...
Hosted by Jennifer Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
I’m offering in-person opportunities for licensed mental health professionals (MFTs, PsyDs, Associates, LCSWs) in and around Sonoma County to connect and build community! Come make professional and personal connections, receive and give support, and engage in case and general consultation. ...
(707) 800-3131 View (707) 800-3131
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 95405?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.