Host: Brittani Williams, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92105
"The Awesome Adoption Group is a place where you can meet other adoptees and have your experiences validated. We will learn from each other and work together to transform the internal struggles we have endured into strengths. Together we will ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(626) 469-7146
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92105
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"The Awesome Adoption Group is a place where you can meet other adoptees and have your experiences validated. We will learn from each other and work together to transform the internal struggles we have endured into strengths. Together we will ..."
Host: Dr. Erica Wollerman, PsyD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
"Issues we will address in this group: Anxiety, Perfectionism, Coping skills for High School, Stress, Managing Responsibilities and Expectations. This group is perfect for any teens looking to connect with other teens experiencing similar challenges in high school! We will ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(858) 433-4287
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Issues we will address in this group: Anxiety, Perfectionism, Coping skills for High School, Stress, Managing Responsibilities and Expectations. This group is perfect for any teens looking to connect with other teens experiencing similar challenges in high school! We will ..."
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Host: Dr. Azmaira H Maker, PhD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92130
"This weekly on-going therapy group focuses on girls (14-17 years) who have experienced some form of sexual abuse or sexual assault in their lifetime. The group addresses: self-esteem, coping, sexuality, body issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral and academic difficulties, relationships, ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(858) 437-5583
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92130
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"This weekly on-going therapy group focuses on girls (14-17 years) who have experienced some form of sexual abuse or sexual assault in their lifetime. The group addresses: self-esteem, coping, sexuality, body issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral and academic difficulties, relationships, ..."
Photo of Heather -Soojin Falkner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Heather -Soojin Falkner, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 787-6676
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Host: Dr. Stephanie Knatz Peck, PhD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
"BrightMind is a practice of doctoral-level therapists providing mental health services to children, adolescents and young adults. BrightMind?;(tm)s mission is to provide treatments that are youth-focused and evidence-based. As practitioner-scientists trained at UCSD, we are committed to providing treatments supported ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 452-3950
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"BrightMind is a practice of doctoral-level therapists providing mental health services to children, adolescents and young adults. BrightMind?;(tm)s mission is to provide treatments that are youth-focused and evidence-based. As practitioner-scientists trained at UCSD, we are committed to providing treatments supported ..."
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Host: Jonathan Steele, MA, AMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92101
"Is your teen struggling with anxiety and is it affecting their everyday functioning? Have them join us for an 8 week workshop lead by therapists with years of experience working with teenagers! Through this curriculum your teen will: Understand symptoms ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 494-3583
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92101
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Is your teen struggling with anxiety and is it affecting their everyday functioning? Have them join us for an 8 week workshop lead by therapists with years of experience working with teenagers! Through this curriculum your teen will: Understand symptoms ..."
Photo of Lizeth V Ma, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mrs. Lizeth V Ma, LMFT, MA
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92117
"DBT Skills Training groups are for clients who would like to cope more effectively with intense emotions, addictive behaviors, and/or relationship struggles. DBT Skills are taught to reduce self-destructive behaviors and learn more adaptive ways to manage painful emotions. These ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(858) 433-4356
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92117
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"DBT Skills Training groups are for clients who would like to cope more effectively with intense emotions, addictive behaviors, and/or relationship struggles. DBT Skills are taught to reduce self-destructive behaviors and learn more adaptive ways to manage painful emotions. These ..."
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Host: Will Abshier - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, MA, APCC
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 787-6676
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Photo of Lori Linn Pele, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Lori Linn Pele, MS, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92109
"Accepting referrals for tele-therapy video teen support group. "
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 379-8482
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92109
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Accepting referrals for tele-therapy video teen support group. "
Photo of Center For Educational Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Sandy G. Ansari, MA, ETP, AMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"The social groups for school-aged children are semi-structured, co-ed, activity-based, individualized, and focus on building relationships in a safe environment in which to practice newly learned skills. Each child is evaluated to determine group fit and individual need. We also ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(442) 233-3215
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"The social groups for school-aged children are semi-structured, co-ed, activity-based, individualized, and focus on building relationships in a safe environment in which to practice newly learned skills. Each child is evaluated to determine group fit and individual need. We also ..."
Host: Mrs. Keri Rosen, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92123
"In this course you will learn specific ways of paying attention to your breath, body, thoughts, feelings and the world around you. To be mindful, is to pay attention to here and now, with kindness and curiosity and then choosing ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 780-1596
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92123
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"In this course you will learn specific ways of paying attention to your breath, body, thoughts, feelings and the world around you. To be mindful, is to pay attention to here and now, with kindness and curiosity and then choosing ..."
Photo of Sheela - Shivaprasad, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Sheela - Shivaprasad, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 787-6676
Verified
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
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Host: Dr. Sara Hickmann, PhD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Being diagnosed with a head injury can be anxiety provoking. In this psychoeducational group, we will review sleep hygiene habits and how to keep your thinking balanced and positive. One session will be taught by a sport nutritionist and devoted ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(917) 809-6299
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Being diagnosed with a head injury can be anxiety provoking. In this psychoeducational group, we will review sleep hygiene habits and how to keep your thinking balanced and positive. One session will be taught by a sport nutritionist and devoted ..."
Photo of Anna Hagel - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Anna Hagel - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 878-3170
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Host: Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, PsyD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92130
"This group was designed to assist individuals struggling with a distorted body image and eating disorder. Topics that will be addressed include: develop a sense of hope about one's future, healing and recovery, healthy living, support-system, self-esteem, stress-management, intimate relationships, ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(858) 367-3966
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92130
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"This group was designed to assist individuals struggling with a distorted body image and eating disorder. Topics that will be addressed include: develop a sense of hope about one's future, healing and recovery, healthy living, support-system, self-esteem, stress-management, intimate relationships, ..."
Photo of Kim Brownell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Kim Brownell, LCSW, LICSW, LMSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92130
"(Currently not running) Strong Together is a weekly process-oriented Group for Adolescents/Teens experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Bulling, Family Conflict, Difficulty w/ Peer Interactions & want to learn Coping & Communication Skills. Goals: Make positive life changes, form lasting relationships, ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(760) 840-2827
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92130
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"(Currently not running) Strong Together is a weekly process-oriented Group for Adolescents/Teens experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Bulling, Family Conflict, Difficulty w/ Peer Interactions & want to learn Coping & Communication Skills. Goals: Make positive life changes, form lasting relationships, ..."
Photo of Rachel Kelly - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Rachel Kelly - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, ASW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 639-1021
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Photo of San Diego Institute For Couples Families, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Mary Cipriani-Price, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Teen Support "
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 870-1602
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Teen Support "
Photo of Christy Israel - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Host: Christy Israel - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, MS, APCC
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 787-6676
Verified
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Photo of Abbee Desue - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Abbee Desue - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, AMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(619) 391-2297
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."

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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) Support Groups
Adolescence describes the teenage years between 13 and 19 and can be considered the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. However the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence can start earlier, and it can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity. Sometimes teens may be experimenting with drugs and alcohol or sexuality. During this time, peer groups and external appearance tend to increase in importance.

For help with adolescents or for a San Diego adolescent support group these professionals provide help for adolescent development and adolescent education. They include adolescent support groups in San Diego, adolescent psychologists, and adolescent counselors. They can help with adolescent behavior, adolescent learning and adolescent discipline.

San Diego teen Support Groups also provide help for troubled teens in San Diego or troubled teen boys and girls. For parents of out-of-control teens, San Diego support groups can help with communicating and understanding your teen. And support groups in San Diego can help with teenager behavior and teen learning issues.

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