Support Groups in 95472

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Expressive Arts for Caregivers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Are you caring for a loved one with a terminal illness? If so, then you know that more often than often your needs are sublimated by the demands of caregiving. This group offers you an opportunity to process the experience ..."
(650) 727-9974 
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Enneagram Study-Work Group using Inquiry Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"The Enneagram is an ancient system of transformative in nature of nine types of personalities. Each type has a particular twist in your orientation to the world and to yourself. These include defensive reactions, lies we tell ourselves, & patterns ..."
(707) 766-0756 
Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Meditation group, Zen/Vipassana
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"I am transmitted to teach in the Zen tradition but I have studied and also teach Vipassana mindfulness meditation. The group is relaxed and informal. Thirty minutes of meditation, ten minutes of walking meditation then a lecture and discussion on ..."
(707) 520-4953 
Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Women Gather
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RYT200
Verified
"This group is a place to connect deeply with yourself and others via a medley of modalities as indicated by group interest. We meet monthly on Saturdays to gather and ground through yoga, expressive art-making, cooking, time in nature, ritual-creating, ..."
(707) 879-4160 
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Self-Care Support Group
Counselor, MA, CMT
"I am offering a self-care support group via zoom. We will meet once per week for 4 weeks initially. The focus will be on improving our self-care habits, which include: walking in nature, meditation, breathing exercises, taking a bath etc. ..."
(707) 289-7016 
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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MotherRoots Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"MotherRoots provides a space for mamas to gather together in a deep and intentional way. Here we are able to release emotionally, reclaim parts of our individual identities, restore connection with our earth kin, and replenish ourselves with wild nourishment. ..."
(518) 255-7539 
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
Waitlist for new clients
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'COVID isolation' support group
MA
"NEW ZOOM group dealing with the isolation/loneliness that is now an 'epidemic' Ironically, we are more technically connected than ever but most people report an increased sense of isolation/loneliness. What's missing is authentic connection. Connection where you feel really seen, ..."
(628) 265-3400 
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"At these two day workshops, you will learn about Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, a well researched and scientifically validated approach to improving your relationship. The Hold Me Tight Workshop will guide you and your intimate partner through private conversations that ..."
(707) 340-3914 
Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Waitlist for new clients
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Mindfulness-Based Support for Teens
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CMI, AMFT
Verified
"A new group for youth in grades 9-12 begins June 15, 2022. We’ll meet six times — in person — in Sebastopol and explore mindfulness-based strategies for decreasing stress, anxiety, depression, and resolving grief. Please inquire for more information. "
(707) 513-4262 
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Single Parent Community - CominG SooN
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CIYT, CYT
Verified
"Are you sweeping your emotional care under the proverbial rug for all the demands on your life? And do you want to share the unique stressors of your life with others on a similar path? If yes, I want to ..."
(628) 219-0233 
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Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Gender Expansive Kids' Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RYT200
Verified
"Through a combination of art media and outdoor activities we will create deep connection with ourselves and each other in a safely held space. This group is inclusive and welcoming of any child aged 11 to 13 who feels they ..."
(707) 879-4160 
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Paths to Stillness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RYT200
Verified
"Meet once a month in a beautiful regional park to walk the land of a coastal redwood forest. Discover the power between thresholds, both internal and external, as we explore ways to land in deep inner stillness, including solo walks, ..."
(707) 879-4160 
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Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Teen Stress Reduction
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This is a psycho-education group for teens aged 14-18 years of age. We experience the use of mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral techniques to address the unique challenges that teens face as they grow into and adapt to changes in ..."
(650) 727-9974 
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Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Child Loss Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"I'm so sorry you find yourself searching for this group, yet I know from the loss of my own child that this group can offer healing, solace and community to the broken hearted parent(s). This group is divided into two ..."
(650) 727-9974 
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Calm Mind, Calm Body
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"If you are tired of ruminating on the same old worries and feeling trapped in repetitive thought patterns this may be the group for you. This 5 week series focuses on learning to calm the mind and body with various ..."
(707) 282-5231 
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Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Photo of Debra Melmon, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95472, CA
Expressive Arts for Caregivers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Are you caring for a loved one with a terminal illness? If so, then you know that more often than often your needs are sublimated by the demands of caregiving. This group offers you an opportunity to process the experience ..."
(650) 727-9974 
View
Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Photo of Harriet Katz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 95472, CA
Enneagram Study-Work Group using Inquiry Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"The Enneagram is an ancient system of transformative in nature of nine types of personalities. Each type has a particular twist in your orientation to the world and to yourself. These include defensive reactions, lies we tell ourselves, & patterns ..."
(707) 766-0756 
Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Photo of Bruce Fortin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95472, CA
Meditation group, Zen/Vipassana
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"I am transmitted to teach in the Zen tradition but I have studied and also teach Vipassana mindfulness meditation. The group is relaxed and informal. Thirty minutes of meditation, ten minutes of walking meditation then a lecture and discussion on ..."
(707) 520-4953 
Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Photo of Micheline Worth, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95472, CA
Women Gather
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RYT200
Verified
"This group is a place to connect deeply with yourself and others via a medley of modalities as indicated by group interest. We meet monthly on Saturdays to gather and ground through yoga, expressive art-making, cooking, time in nature, ritual-creating, ..."
(707) 879-4160 
View
Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Photo of Maya Dincin, Counselor in 95472, CA
Self-Care Support Group
Counselor, MA, CMT
"I am offering a self-care support group via zoom. We will meet once per week for 4 weeks initially. The focus will be on improving our self-care habits, which include: walking in nature, meditation, breathing exercises, taking a bath etc. ..."
(707) 289-7016 
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Group meets in:
Sebastopol, CA 95472


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
95472 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 95472 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 95472 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 95472 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 95472 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.