Support Groups in Alameda, CA

Photo of Livia Winnett, Psychologist in Alameda, CA
LGBTQ Disabled Group
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Verified
"(Past Group) - Currently at Pacific Center. In collaboration with the Center for Independent Living, I will be developing and facilitating groups to address the specific needs of individuals within the disabled community. Groups will address a range of psychological ..."
(510) 240-1972
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
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Parent Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"In the parent support group, we focus on how to navigate complex family dynamics with particular focus on substance use and behavioral concerns in teenagers. This is especially for parents who want to foster healthy and loving communication within the ..."
(510) 398-4413
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
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Embracing Healing Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Embracing Healing Therapy Services specializes in helping sensitive BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples who are tired of feeling overwhelmed by shame and are ready to dig deep to begin healing emotional wounds and painful intergenerational patterns in order to ..."
(510) 896-3899
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
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Codependency Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This ongoing support group meets online weekly every Tuesday night to help each other in living our best lives. This group focuses on education, skills building and thriving. Join us as we create a comfortable, safe, warm and welcoming community ..."
(858) 240-8647
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
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Codependency Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This ongoing support group meets weekly online Tuesday nights to help each other in accelerating our recovery. This group focuses on education, skills building and thriving. Join us as we create a comfortable, safe, warm and welcoming community of people ..."
(510) 640-8387
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
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Family of Origin Retreat
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Our San Francisco Bay Area Family of Origin Retreat is called "Return to Self". At this codependency retreat in Marin we focus on helping adults facing codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Adult Children of Narcissists and C-PTSD. At this comprehensive ..."
(858) 240-8647
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501

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Photo of Sarah Hausman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda, CA
Parent Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"In the parent support group, we focus on how to navigate complex family dynamics with particular focus on substance use and behavioral concerns in teenagers. This is especially for parents who want to foster healthy and loving communication within the ..."
(510) 398-4413
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
Photo of Livia Winnett, Psychologist in Alameda, CA
LGBTQ Disabled Group
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Verified
"(Past Group) - Currently at Pacific Center. In collaboration with the Center for Independent Living, I will be developing and facilitating groups to address the specific needs of individuals within the disabled community. Groups will address a range of psychological ..."
(510) 240-1972
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
Photo of Kyrie Sedano, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda, CA
Embracing Healing Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Embracing Healing Therapy Services specializes in helping sensitive BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples who are tired of feeling overwhelmed by shame and are ready to dig deep to begin healing emotional wounds and painful intergenerational patterns in order to ..."
(510) 896-3899
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
Photo of Rachel Rosenfeld, Psychologist in Alameda, CA
Codependency Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This ongoing support group meets online weekly every Tuesday night to help each other in living our best lives. This group focuses on education, skills building and thriving. Join us as we create a comfortable, safe, warm and welcoming community ..."
(858) 240-8647
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
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Codependency Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This ongoing support group meets weekly online Tuesday nights to help each other in accelerating our recovery. This group focuses on education, skills building and thriving. Join us as we create a comfortable, safe, warm and welcoming community of people ..."
(510) 640-8387
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
Photo of Rachel Rosenfeld, Psychologist in Alameda, CA
Family of Origin Retreat
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Our San Francisco Bay Area Family of Origin Retreat is called "Return to Self". At this codependency retreat in Marin we focus on helping adults facing codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Adult Children of Narcissists and C-PTSD. At this comprehensive ..."
(858) 240-8647
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(341) 999-3001
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(720) 410-5754
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Dream Consultation
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
"I developed a gift for dream interpretation early in life. In this group participants practice and gradually gain expertise in the interpretation of their own dreams. We discuss the nature of symbolic dream material, metaphors, archetypes, world mythologies and psychodynamic ..."
(510) 499-6900
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Men's Work
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
"This group is for men who want to learn opening up and navigating better their emotions. Even for men, men can be scary, especially when considering opening up to our vulnerabilities and weaknesses. This is a trauma aware, somatically focus ..."
(925) 267-6501
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94702
Photo of Debra Tayleur, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(833) 618-1255
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Recover Your Hidden Healing Story
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
(510) 372-2224
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Trauma Processing Group- online
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Therapist: Caroline Mok Ph.D.When: Every Other Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm Cost: $80/session "
(510) 827-1036
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Brain Injury Recovery
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Support group/cognitive function course in brain injury recovery. Each group will start with a short lesson followed by group discussion. With a group of peers you will learn how to manage lingering symptoms, and build healthy habits. Common topics include: ..."
(510) 602-2895
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610

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