Support Groups in Altadena, CA

The National Health Organization (NHO) recently and finally recognized Burnout as a medical condition. The best and most motivated employees are generally the most vulnerable to burn-out. This 8-week group provides educational, experiential, and process group elements. The purpose is ...
Hosted by Maria C. Shufeldt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Altadena, CA 91001
The National Health Organization (NHO) recently and finally recognized Burnout as a medical condition. The best and most motivated employees are generally the most vulnerable to burn-out. This 8-week group provides educational, experiential, and process group elements. The purpose is ...
(818) 465-5634 View (818) 465-5634
Anxiety, depression, and trauma can weigh heavily on our minds and bodies, often leaving us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected. Nature therapy, also known as ecotherapy or green therapy, is a therapeutic approach that harnesses the healing power of nature to ...
Hosted by Eryn Healy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Altadena, CA 91001
Anxiety, depression, and trauma can weigh heavily on our minds and bodies, often leaving us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected. Nature therapy, also known as ecotherapy or green therapy, is a therapeutic approach that harnesses the healing power of nature to ...
(562) 568-9426 View (562) 568-9426
Have you been given or accepted a role as a family caregiver, a legal Power of Attorney for finances or health, or Successor Trustee within an elder's life? Trusts and wills are often advised, but dealing with all the duties, ...
Hosted by Maria C. Shufeldt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Altadena, CA 91001
Have you been given or accepted a role as a family caregiver, a legal Power of Attorney for finances or health, or Successor Trustee within an elder's life? Trusts and wills are often advised, but dealing with all the duties, ...
(818) 465-5634 View (818) 465-5634
Free group for those interested in a group of men engaged with the issue of spirituality in their lives. The spirituality of this group is very diverse and open to men of all faith traditions interested in an open and ...
Hosted by Robert B. Cornell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Altadena, CA 91001
Free group for those interested in a group of men engaged with the issue of spirituality in their lives. The spirituality of this group is very diverse and open to men of all faith traditions interested in an open and ...
(626) 722-5235 View (626) 722-5235

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This group is an adult, mixed gender, interpersonal psychotherapy group. The group provides members with the opportunity to practice sharing their thoughts and feelings with one another in real time, while sharing the salient emotional story of their lives.
Hosted by Matthew Calkins
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
This group is an adult, mixed gender, interpersonal psychotherapy group. The group provides members with the opportunity to practice sharing their thoughts and feelings with one another in real time, while sharing the salient emotional story of their lives.
(213) 260-1968 View (213) 260-1968
Being in a creative field brings into play special problems such as dealing with productivity in a consistent way, physical problems and aging, to name a few. As a classical guitarist with over 35 years of touring Europe, US, Mexico, ...
Hosted by Matthew Elgart
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, DMA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
Being in a creative field brings into play special problems such as dealing with productivity in a consistent way, physical problems and aging, to name a few. As a classical guitarist with over 35 years of touring Europe, US, Mexico, ...
(626) 986-3943 View (626) 986-3943
Our Girl Power and Grit Groups offer girls and teens a therapeutic space to meet with peers, give and gain support, and engage in creative activities while developing skills for fostering mindfulness, resilience, zest and authenticity. Some of our Grit ...
Hosted by Melissa J Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
Our Girl Power and Grit Groups offer girls and teens a therapeutic space to meet with peers, give and gain support, and engage in creative activities while developing skills for fostering mindfulness, resilience, zest and authenticity. Some of our Grit ...
(626) 782-5928 View (626) 782-5928
A weekly group for girls in high school focused on developing skills to navigate tough emotions, troubling thoughts and following our grit curriculum of age-appropriate topics such as body image and social media.
Hosted by Cristina Lugo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
A weekly group for girls in high school focused on developing skills to navigate tough emotions, troubling thoughts and following our grit curriculum of age-appropriate topics such as body image and social media.
(626) 314-6932 View (626) 314-6932
Watching loved ones and important friends suffer from disease and/or a fatal progressive illness can be complicated, devastating, and lonely. This group is meeting one time per week to support those who support others. Ongoing group. Next enrollment in January. ...
Hosted by Cynthia Greenburg-Dunlop
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
Watching loved ones and important friends suffer from disease and/or a fatal progressive illness can be complicated, devastating, and lonely. This group is meeting one time per week to support those who support others. Ongoing group. Next enrollment in January. ...
(323) 831-7616 View (323) 831-7616
Have your current or past relationship faced challenges such as communication issues, conflicts, intimacy concerns, and relationship breakdowns? Are you also experiencing relationship trauma such as anxiety, depression, fear, trust issues, and emotional numbness? This group is designed to help ...
Hosted by Veronica Ghabour
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
Have your current or past relationship faced challenges such as communication issues, conflicts, intimacy concerns, and relationship breakdowns? Are you also experiencing relationship trauma such as anxiety, depression, fear, trust issues, and emotional numbness? This group is designed to help ...
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This is a clinical supervision group for individuals seeking licensure in the State of California. The group will start with at least 3 participants. I will provide weekly supervision that will discuss issues related to the therapeutic process, cultural issues, ...
Hosted by Jennifer Kerr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91104
This is a clinical supervision group for individuals seeking licensure in the State of California. The group will start with at least 3 participants. I will provide weekly supervision that will discuss issues related to the therapeutic process, cultural issues, ...
(323) 870-6970 View (323) 870-6970
Join our Harm Reduction Addiction Support Group for holistic recovery. Our compassionate space embraces diverse needs with structured sessions covering addiction, anxiety, depression, impulse control, relationships, and more. We focus on coping skills, healthy relationships, and relapse prevention, integrating IFS, ...
Hosted by Kelly Albrecht
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
Join our Harm Reduction Addiction Support Group for holistic recovery. Our compassionate space embraces diverse needs with structured sessions covering addiction, anxiety, depression, impulse control, relationships, and more. We focus on coping skills, healthy relationships, and relapse prevention, integrating IFS, ...
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My approach to Anger Managment Couseling is to help the individual identify their belif system which is the foundation of their anger. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anger management can help the patient with, Learning your anger and ...
Hosted by Wings of The Future, NFP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
My approach to Anger Managment Couseling is to help the individual identify their belif system which is the foundation of their anger. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anger management can help the patient with, Learning your anger and ...
(310) 340-2862 View (310) 340-2862
The group is designed for individuals with passionate spirits and firm beliefs who want personal growth toward self-love and improving relationships with others. You will learn to live a life "worth living" by managing emotions in a compassionate, loving, and ...
Hosted by Cognitive Behavioral Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MPA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91105
The group is designed for individuals with passionate spirits and firm beliefs who want personal growth toward self-love and improving relationships with others. You will learn to live a life "worth living" by managing emotions in a compassionate, loving, and ...
(323) 402-5655 View (323) 402-5655
The group provides a safe place an outlet for discussion and interpretation of emotions that children experience with change. The group also provides instructions in coping strategies. The goal of the group is to equip children with tools and skills ...
Hosted by Alice Elizabeth Kevork
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
The group provides a safe place an outlet for discussion and interpretation of emotions that children experience with change. The group also provides instructions in coping strategies. The goal of the group is to equip children with tools and skills ...
(818) 724-9924 View (818) 724-9924
Equip's D&D social skills groups are a fun and engaging way for teens to learn social skills while exploring an imaginary world. The groups meet weekly and play through scenarios that are set up to teach teamwork, patience, active listening, ...
Hosted by Equip - Therapy for Boys and Men
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
Equip's D&D social skills groups are a fun and engaging way for teens to learn social skills while exploring an imaginary world. The groups meet weekly and play through scenarios that are set up to teach teamwork, patience, active listening, ...
(626) 209-9747 View (626) 209-9747
Our Social skills groups include the Superflex Academy - a fun, superpower-based social learning curriculum for 2nd - 5th grades. For middle and high school youth, Girls' Connection and Teen Connection therapy groups provide social skill development via in-the-moment learning ...
Hosted by Melissa J Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
Our Social skills groups include the Superflex Academy - a fun, superpower-based social learning curriculum for 2nd - 5th grades. For middle and high school youth, Girls' Connection and Teen Connection therapy groups provide social skill development via in-the-moment learning ...
(626) 782-5928 View (626) 782-5928
I run support groups specifically for women, addressing issues surrounding co-dependency, intimacy, relationships, and parenting. The groups allow for women to establish a place of unity where they are able to obtain the support necessary to create changes in their ...
Hosted by Daniel S. Leon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91106
I run support groups specifically for women, addressing issues surrounding co-dependency, intimacy, relationships, and parenting. The groups allow for women to establish a place of unity where they are able to obtain the support necessary to create changes in their ...
(844) 707-8420 View (844) 707-8420
The Compassion & Grit Group applies current research in engaging, meaningful and fun ways to help teens increase their capacity for self-compassion and compassion for others. Self-compassion is not based on self-evaluation or judgment. It is a consistent attitude of ...
Hosted by Grace Goodman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
The Compassion & Grit Group applies current research in engaging, meaningful and fun ways to help teens increase their capacity for self-compassion and compassion for others. Self-compassion is not based on self-evaluation or judgment. It is a consistent attitude of ...
(626) 314-6180 View (626) 314-6180
This is a therapy group for men who deal with unmanageable sexual behaviors and attitudes as well as related self-concept and relationship issues. Please call for day and time.
Hosted by Alibrando Psychological Consulting
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pasadena, CA 91101
This is a therapy group for men who deal with unmanageable sexual behaviors and attitudes as well as related self-concept and relationship issues. Please call for day and time.
(626) 249-0555 View (626) 249-0555

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Altadena?

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.