Support Groups in Arroyo Grande, CA

A postpartum support group just for mom! Mom Mood Boost is a process group facilitated by Megan Richert, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Perinatal Mental Health Certified Therapist. Come meet other new moms, process all things postpartum and learn coping ...
Hosted by Megan Richert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
A postpartum support group just for mom! Mom Mood Boost is a process group facilitated by Megan Richert, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Perinatal Mental Health Certified Therapist. Come meet other new moms, process all things postpartum and learn coping ...
(805) 590-8515 View (805) 590-8515
A pregnancy & postpartum support group just for mom! Mom Mood Boost is a process group facilitated by Megan Richert, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Perinatal Mental Health Certified Therapist. Come meet other new moms, process all things pregnancy & ...
Hosted by Bloom Maternal Therapy
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
A pregnancy & postpartum support group just for mom! Mom Mood Boost is a process group facilitated by Megan Richert, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Perinatal Mental Health Certified Therapist. Come meet other new moms, process all things pregnancy & ...
(805) 749-7132 View (805) 749-7132
For women dealing with transitions, body image, aging, developing friendships and trust-based relationships.
Hosted by Joan Joanie Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
For women dealing with transitions, body image, aging, developing friendships and trust-based relationships.
(805) 716-6742 View (805) 716-6742

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This is group of men who are invested in exploring intimacy, power, and healthy entitlement. We support, set goals, and connect twice per month.
Hosted by Benjamin Rea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
This is group of men who are invested in exploring intimacy, power, and healthy entitlement. We support, set goals, and connect twice per month.
(415) 787-3932 View (415) 787-3932
This group is designed to help clients change compulsive eating cycles and learn strategies for exercise consistency post weight loss surgery to optimize treatment outcomes. Goals are customized to individual client's needs. Please contact Dr. Michelle Matoff Psy.D., LCSW, CBC ...
Hosted by Michelle Matoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD, CBC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
This group is designed to help clients change compulsive eating cycles and learn strategies for exercise consistency post weight loss surgery to optimize treatment outcomes. Goals are customized to individual client's needs. Please contact Dr. Michelle Matoff Psy.D., LCSW, CBC ...
(805) 716-6438 View (805) 716-6438
Every other Tuesday 6-8pm
Hosted by Benjamin Rea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Every other Tuesday 6-8pm
(415) 787-3932 View (415) 787-3932
This is a group for the college aged dealing with depression, anxiety, and the effects of the pandemic: mainly isolation and social anxiety.
Hosted by Dr. Nicole Lee Dolan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pismo Beach, CA 93449
This is a group for the college aged dealing with depression, anxiety, and the effects of the pandemic: mainly isolation and social anxiety.
(805) 465-6146 View (805) 465-6146
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS via Telehealth - Women's Trauma Group Therapy - Do you need a safe space to process the trauma you experienced? We welcome you to join us for affordable therapy in a group setting., led by two female facilitators. ...
Hosted by Marissa Diane Giblin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Intern
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pismo Beach, CA 93449
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS via Telehealth - Women's Trauma Group Therapy - Do you need a safe space to process the trauma you experienced? We welcome you to join us for affordable therapy in a group setting., led by two female facilitators. ...
(949) 998-3920 View (949) 998-3920
Womens Trauma 90 days meets Wednesday at 9:30am for 90 minutes Starting June 5th or 12th (depending on sign-ups) Touching on: Archetype, trauma, somatics, support/community and psychoeducational components
Hosted by Sacred Path Holistic Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD , MA, LMFT, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Womens Trauma 90 days meets Wednesday at 9:30am for 90 minutes Starting June 5th or 12th (depending on sign-ups) Touching on: Archetype, trauma, somatics, support/community and psychoeducational components
(805) 232-7580 View (805) 232-7580

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Arroyo Grande?

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.