Support Groups in Bakersfield, CA

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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 ..."
(661) 727-7438 
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Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family 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 ..."
(661) 215-8852 
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Group meets in:
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Hello Moms a post partum therapy group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group will help all moms adjust to that "fourth trimester" after your baby is born. We will have tools to help you take care of yourself and learn from each other. Contact me to find out when the group ..."
(661) 735-1251 
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Think Good Feel Good-
Marriage & Family Therapist, LFMT
Verified
"Changing your negative thoughts into positive thoughts to promote healthier living. This is an open group that you can stop and participate in. This group runs Saturdays at 10:00am, please call to reserve your spot. "
(661) 218-1635 
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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MindfulYou Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA, CMT
Verified
"Welcome to Mindful You Psychotherapy! We are a group of like-minded psychotherapists who's sole purpose is to help individuals, children, couples and families along their journey towards healing. Call us to set up an appointment! "
(661) 218-1760 
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Cooperative Parenting & Divorce
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified
"I offer a co-parenting class for divorced parents or caregivers who are in co-parenting situations (e.g. mother and grandparents). The 4- hour class is held approximately twice per month, on either a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. The cost is ..."
(661) 426-8354 
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Bold Love
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
"One in four females in the U.S. will suffer the staggering effects of sexual abuse before they reach the age of eighteen; a majority of which will be at the hands of someone they know and trust. KCM wants you ..."
(661) 441-3263 
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Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Narcissistic Support Group for Women Live on Zoom
"ALL OF OUR SUPPORT GROUPS ARE FREE OF CHARGE SIGN UP ON WEBSITE- WWW.THELIVINGWELLCOACHING .COM Narcissistic Abuse is traumatic. Those of us who are dealing with toxic relationships feel ways only others who are suffering with this can understand. The ..."
(661) 218-1425 
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Group meets in:
Bakersfield, CA 93313
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Coming soon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified
"Groups coming fall 2021 "
(661) 215-6319 
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Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Trauma Conscious Yoga and Meditation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Traumatic memories are held in the body. When a trigger occurs, people experience the affect in their bodies in the form of racing heart, shallow breathing, clouded thinking, sweating, etc. Therefore when we consider healing from trauma, it only makes ..."
(661) 367-8493 
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Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Gnostic Pneumatherapy®
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
(661) 349-9328 
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Pure Love (Codependency)
Pastoral Counselor, ThD
"Pure Love is a group for women who struggle in relationships. "
(661) 443-5367 
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Bakersfield, CA 93309
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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 ..."
(661) 690-4854 
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Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Time Management Bootcamp (Online Group)
Psychologist, MA, LEP, PPS
Verified
"5 weekly sessions to learn the tips and tricks to become more efficient in managing your time. Topics include: The Brain & Executive Functioning Skills Time Management Calendering for Success Meeting Due Dates Conquering the Mountains of Paper Goal Setting ..."
(661) 215-8760 
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Group meets in:
Bakersfield, CA 93312
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Anger Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CAMS-II
Verified
"The Anger Management group provides court approved Anger Management Classes that last for 12 weeks to court mandated and other individuals who need this group. "
(661) 490-9225 
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
Not accepting 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 ..."
(661) 218-1372 
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Process Group (treat most life issues)
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
(661) 349-9328 
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Empower
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
"Statistics show that some 40 million adult Americans are affected by anxiety. Empower is a Christ-centered, Scripturally-rooted group program specifically geared to address generalized anxiety. This type of anxiety involves excessive worry about a variety of topics, events or activities, ..."
(661) 441-3263 
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Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Think Good Feel Good
Marriage & Family Therapist, LFMT
Verified
"CBT group that emphasizes ones need to have a healthy thought pattern to have a healthy life. This group brings fun and excitement to mental health and is filled with education, laughter, deep questions, and personal challenges all aimed at ..."
(661) 218-1635 
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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Codependency Recovery Support Group Live on Zoom
"ALL OF OUR SUPPORT GROUPS ARE FREE OF CHARGE SIGN UP ON WEBSITE- www.healingthewound.org Happening Online Weekly Wednesday, Via zoom Due to security reasons we will ask you to turn on your camera and verify your identity. This group is ..."
(661) 218-1425 
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Group meets in:
Bakersfield, CA 93313


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