Support Groups in Alameda County, CA

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Wednesday Group for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"This therapy group for male survivors of sexual abuse, began in Spring of 2015 and accepts new members as space opens up. I meet on-going with anyone interested in being considered for membership and willing to join a waitlist. Please ..."
(510) 574-7508 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94710
Waitlist for new clients
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Foresight Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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 ..."
(424) 532-9180 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Group for Asian Americans - Hyphenated No More
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"As an Asian American, who are you really? Do you live in the hyphen between cultures, neither 100% this, nor 100% that? Do you feel left out in discussions about race? Not Black, not white. You may have ethnic pride, ..."
(510) 859-4362 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Foresight Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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 ..."
(510) 800-9096 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Suicide Bereavement Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, MFT
Verified
"Hosted by La Cheim Behavioral Services "
(415) 870-8056 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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) 444-3419 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Livia Winnett, Psychologist in Alameda County, CA
LGBTQ Disabled Group
Psychologist, PhD, MS
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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Wild Women Unleashed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"In this 10 week expressive arts therapy group for women we will be utilizing movement, drama, painting, writing, and collage to explore the archetype of the Wild Woman as a doorway to personal power, intuitive knowing and creative energy. This ..."
(510) 254-3198 
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Group meets in:
Emeryville, CA 94608
Photo of Raquel Pazos, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda County, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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 ..."
(415) 873-1493 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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 ..."
(916) 269-5148 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Alison Leigh, Expert Sex Advice, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda County, CA
Orgasms (O's) are Good Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Many women don't have orgasms on a regular basis or "fake" it to please their partner. This group's focus is to empower women to enjoy their bodies and reach their potential through homework exercises and positive group feedback. "
(628) 226-1830 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
Photo of Catarina Maria Rodrigues, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda County, CA
Self Care Strategies for Parents
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
(415) 236-3570 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94703
Waitlist for new clients
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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 ..."
(510) 288-5436 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94612
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Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
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) 999-5342 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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 ..."
(800) 319-2993 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Attachment Focused EMDR Practicum Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
(510) 907-6651 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94601
Photo of Shawna Welton, Psychologist in Alameda County, CA
Del Valle Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The Del Valle Clinic has been established in Livermore, California since 1984. We are a psychological clinic providing psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents, and their families. We also provide psycho-educational and social-emotional testing for children and adolescents. It is our ..."
(510) 944-0974 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94550
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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 ..."
(510) 726-7138 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Debra Tayleur, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda County, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
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
Photo of Jo Burrows, Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda County, CA
Clinical process group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"I offer a clinical psychotherapy process group on Monday evenings in Berkeley from 7-8:30pm. Cost per person: $80.00. Please contact me for the next available start date. "
(510) 306-7232 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94707


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