Support Groups in Alamo, CA

DBT for Teen Girls
This group is designed to help teens enhance skills essential to managing life stressors. Topics addressed include peers, anxiety, depression, pressures, grief, loss, anger, bullying, self-esteem, academic stress, parents, siblings, expectations, resentments, self-harm, accountability, and substance abuse. Skill-building includes mindfulness, ...
Hosted by Shalini Mongia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo, CA 94507
This group is designed to help teens enhance skills essential to managing life stressors. Topics addressed include peers, anxiety, depression, pressures, grief, loss, anger, bullying, self-esteem, academic stress, parents, siblings, expectations, resentments, self-harm, accountability, and substance abuse. Skill-building includes mindfulness, ...
(925) 392-4042 View (925) 392-4042
Road to Licensure - California & Utah Prelicensees
The process and preparation in becoming a therapist can be both exciting and arduous. It's a long road from grad school to licensure, and along the way a myriad of emotions and concerns can emerge. This is a safe space ...
Hosted by Alamo Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, AMFT, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo, CA 94507
The process and preparation in becoming a therapist can be both exciting and arduous. It's a long road from grad school to licensure, and along the way a myriad of emotions and concerns can emerge. This is a safe space ...
(925) 578-3812 View (925) 578-3812
Teen Talk
Teen Talk is a therapy group to help teens who are feeling sad, withdrawn, anxious, stressed, experiencing academic problems, are dealing with life changes like a new school or divorce, or struggling with risky behaviors like drinking, drugs, and self-harm. ...
Hosted by Alamo Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, AMFT, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo, CA 94507
Teen Talk is a therapy group to help teens who are feeling sad, withdrawn, anxious, stressed, experiencing academic problems, are dealing with life changes like a new school or divorce, or struggling with risky behaviors like drinking, drugs, and self-harm. ...
(925) 578-3812 View (925) 578-3812
DBT Skills for Teens
Issues we address include anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, loss, anger, bullying, self-esteem, academic stress, problems at home, personal accountability, peer pressure, and topics that organically arise. Skill-building includes mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and strategies to reduce negative ...
Hosted by Alamo Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, AMFT, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo, CA 94507
Issues we address include anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, loss, anger, bullying, self-esteem, academic stress, problems at home, personal accountability, peer pressure, and topics that organically arise. Skill-building includes mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and strategies to reduce negative ...
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DBT for Teen Girls
This group is designed to help teens enhance skills essential to managing life stressors. Topics addressed include peers, anxiety, depression, pressures, grief, loss, anger, bullying, self-esteem, academic stress, parents, siblings, expectations, resentments, self-harm, accountability, and substance abuse. Skill-building includes mindfulness, ...
Hosted by Shalini Mongia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo, CA 94507
This group is designed to help teens enhance skills essential to managing life stressors. Topics addressed include peers, anxiety, depression, pressures, grief, loss, anger, bullying, self-esteem, academic stress, parents, siblings, expectations, resentments, self-harm, accountability, and substance abuse. Skill-building includes mindfulness, ...
(925) 392-4042 View (925) 392-4042
Road to Licensure - California & Utah Prelicensees
The process and preparation in becoming a therapist can be both exciting and arduous. It's a long road from grad school to licensure, and along the way a myriad of emotions and concerns can emerge. This is a safe space ...
Hosted by Alamo Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, AMFT, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo, CA 94507
The process and preparation in becoming a therapist can be both exciting and arduous. It's a long road from grad school to licensure, and along the way a myriad of emotions and concerns can emerge. This is a safe space ...
(925) 578-3812 View (925) 578-3812
Teen Talk
Teen Talk is a therapy group to help teens who are feeling sad, withdrawn, anxious, stressed, experiencing academic problems, are dealing with life changes like a new school or divorce, or struggling with risky behaviors like drinking, drugs, and self-harm. ...
Hosted by Alamo Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, AMFT, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo, CA 94507
Teen Talk is a therapy group to help teens who are feeling sad, withdrawn, anxious, stressed, experiencing academic problems, are dealing with life changes like a new school or divorce, or struggling with risky behaviors like drinking, drugs, and self-harm. ...
(925) 578-3812 View (925) 578-3812
DBT Skills for Teens
Issues we address include anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, loss, anger, bullying, self-esteem, academic stress, problems at home, personal accountability, peer pressure, and topics that organically arise. Skill-building includes mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and strategies to reduce negative ...
Hosted by Alamo Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, AMFT, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alamo, CA 94507
Issues we address include anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, loss, anger, bullying, self-esteem, academic stress, problems at home, personal accountability, peer pressure, and topics that organically arise. Skill-building includes mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and strategies to reduce negative ...
(925) 578-3812 View (925) 578-3812
What's Working and What's Not?
We all have ways of dealing with life's stressors. Sometimes they work for us and sometimes they don't. What's Working and What's Not is a support group for anyone who would like to discuss their stressors and expand their coping ...
Hosted by Arie E Koster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
We all have ways of dealing with life's stressors. Sometimes they work for us and sometimes they don't. What's Working and What's Not is a support group for anyone who would like to discuss their stressors and expand their coping ...
(925) 900-5643 View (925) 900-5643
Love & Relationships Group (Currently Inactive)
If you have ever thought "I've never been very good at relationships, of any kind. I don't even know how or where to begin" -- then this is the group for you. All relationships begin with you, because you are ...
Hosted by Gregory E Newton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
If you have ever thought "I've never been very good at relationships, of any kind. I don't even know how or where to begin" -- then this is the group for you. All relationships begin with you, because you are ...
(925) 452-4842 View (925) 452-4842
Exploration of Anger Group
Are you angry and not understanding why? Do you sometimes have strong and uncontrollable emotions? Frustrated and confused by the Lock-Down due to the Corona Virus? Are you pushing away those you love the most? Want to have a better ...
Hosted by Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling - Serving California And Idaho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, CATC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
Are you angry and not understanding why? Do you sometimes have strong and uncontrollable emotions? Frustrated and confused by the Lock-Down due to the Corona Virus? Are you pushing away those you love the most? Want to have a better ...
(925) 212-1018 View (925) 212-1018
Hope Therapy Group - exploration on grief and loss
Hope Therapy Group offers a Christian perspective on the impact and effects of grief and loss on everyday life. Based upon the book “Hope When Your Heart Breaks” by Michael W. Newman, there will be exploration of how the presence ...
Hosted by Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling - Serving California And Idaho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, CATC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
Hope Therapy Group offers a Christian perspective on the impact and effects of grief and loss on everyday life. Based upon the book “Hope When Your Heart Breaks” by Michael W. Newman, there will be exploration of how the presence ...
(925) 212-1018 View (925) 212-1018
Grief and Loss Group
Losing someone you love can be one of the most painful life experiences. Sometimes, the most at peace you can be is surrounded by people who understand what you are experiencing. Our next 10 week group starts Wednesday August 30th. ...
Hosted by Arie E Koster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
Losing someone you love can be one of the most painful life experiences. Sometimes, the most at peace you can be is surrounded by people who understand what you are experiencing. Our next 10 week group starts Wednesday August 30th. ...
(925) 900-5643 View (925) 900-5643
What's Working and What's Not?
We all have ways of dealing with life's stressors. Sometimes they work for us and sometimes they don't. What's Working and What's Not is a support group for anyone who would like to discuss their stressors and expand their coping ...
Hosted by Growing Together Preventive & Psychological Svcs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
We all have ways of dealing with life's stressors. Sometimes they work for us and sometimes they don't. What's Working and What's Not is a support group for anyone who would like to discuss their stressors and expand their coping ...
(925) 667-3930 View (925) 667-3930
Grief and Loss Group
Losing someone you love can be one of the most painful life experiences. Sometimes, the most at peace you can be is surrounded by people who understand what you are experiencing. Our next 10 week group starts Wednesday August 30th. ...
Hosted by Growing Together Preventive & Psychological Svcs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
Losing someone you love can be one of the most painful life experiences. Sometimes, the most at peace you can be is surrounded by people who understand what you are experiencing. Our next 10 week group starts Wednesday August 30th. ...
(925) 667-3930 View (925) 667-3930
Calming the Anxious Mind - Teen anxiety group
Adolescent girls, grades 9-12, learn about the physical and psychological effects of anxiety as well as patterns that perpetuate “The Cycle of Worry”. In a supportive group setting, they will develop healthy ways of seeing themselves, others and the world. ...
Hosted by Nardine Azab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
Adolescent girls, grades 9-12, learn about the physical and psychological effects of anxiety as well as patterns that perpetuate “The Cycle of Worry”. In a supportive group setting, they will develop healthy ways of seeing themselves, others and the world. ...
(925) 494-0920 View (925) 494-0920
Launch Therapy Groups - Teens / Young Adults
Launch Therapy Groups are focused on resolving challenges that may be holding you back from launching into a successful and meaningful future. Launch Groups are small therapy groups where tweens, teens and college students can explore areas in which they ...
Hosted by Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling - Serving California And Idaho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, CATC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
Launch Therapy Groups are focused on resolving challenges that may be holding you back from launching into a successful and meaningful future. Launch Groups are small therapy groups where tweens, teens and college students can explore areas in which they ...
(925) 212-1018 View (925) 212-1018
She/They Group: Support Group for Teen Girls
She/They Group is a process focused group that centers on the relationships and interactions of group members. A safe space is created for group members to explore and discuss what is most relevant to them and to gain insights through ...
Hosted by Discovery Counseling Center
LMFT, PsyD, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
She/They Group is a process focused group that centers on the relationships and interactions of group members. A safe space is created for group members to explore and discuss what is most relevant to them and to gain insights through ...
(925) 837-0505 View (925) 837-0505
Social Skills for Kids
We have fun together, and at the same time work on how to start conversations, how to read what other kids may be feeling, and how to respect personal space and other people. Kids learn concrete skills and get lots ...
Hosted by Susan Bray
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
We have fun together, and at the same time work on how to start conversations, how to read what other kids may be feeling, and how to respect personal space and other people. Kids learn concrete skills and get lots ...
(925) 521-6431 View (925) 521-6431
Danville Men's Group (Currently inactive)
This is an ongoing safe and caring group of men that have been changing lives for over five years. It is a therapy group, not a support group, and the members do their work at a deep and authentic level. ...
Hosted by Gregory E Newton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
This is an ongoing safe and caring group of men that have been changing lives for over five years. It is a therapy group, not a support group, and the members do their work at a deep and authentic level. ...
(925) 452-4842 View (925) 452-4842
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Alamo?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.