Support Groups in 95818

Photo of Healing Pathways Psychological Services Inc, Psychologist in 95818, CA
Building Connections: Youth
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Cultivate relationships, train the mind to quiet and focus. Tame anxious thoughts that prevent healthy social connection. We offer the opportunity to connect with the body, build spatial awareness, and build connections. We have been customizing social skills training programs ..."
(916) 678-0997 
View
Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95818
Photo of Pamela Pisani, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95818, CA
Queer and Questioning
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"For individuals that are struggling with coming out or questioning their sexuality. When I have at least 3 individuals interested then the day and time can be decided. "
(916) 402-8642 
View
Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95818
Photo of Healing Pathways Psychological Services Inc, Psychologist in 95818, CA
Building Connections 18+
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"* How to create supportive friendships * How to effectively use electronic forms of communication * How to use playful humor and assess humor feedback * How to start, enter, and exit conversations between peers * How to organize successful ..."
(916) 678-0997 
View
Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95818
Photo of Healing Pathways Psychological Services Inc, Psychologist in 95818, CA
Wise Minds
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"In Wise Minds, participants will learn evidence based tools for how to be more present in their lives and with others, be better prepared for managing life's stressors, and form quality relationships in a supportive and healing environment. "
(916) 678-0997 
View
Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95818


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
95818 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 95818 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 95818 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 95818 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 95818 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.