Support Groups in Berkeley, CA

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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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 ..."
(747) 269-6016
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Living with Authenticity and Power
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
(510) 878-3512
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Berkeley, CA 94707
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Foresight Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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) 444-3573
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Shyness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"The group is for adults who will develop skills in accepting social anxiety and pursuing valued action while participating in feared situations, conducting behavioral experiments, handling challenging social interactions, and in developing intimacy . Group members will also learn compassionate ..."
(650) 458-4060
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94708
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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) 895-5971
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Mindful Recovery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"This group will utilize mindfulness practices to help individuals overcome destructive behaviors and reconnect with their innate capacities for joy, love, and fulfillment. "
(323) 768-0760
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94709
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Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
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 ..."
(949) 763-4508
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
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) 999-7019
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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) 999-7675
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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) 895-6024
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Amber Simmons, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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) 888-7608
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic in Berkeley, California providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers ..."
(925) 854-4473
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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) 895-5592
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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 ..."
(619) 453-0395
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Men's Groups (2) - Thursday evenings (Berkeley)
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Verified
"For those who learn by doing, you will get immense value and satisfaction from an Interpersonal Psychotherapy Process Group. You will learn about your relationship patterns and change the ones that don't work, all while offering both support and challenge, ..."
(415) 236-5578
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Postpartum Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
"REGISTRATION OPEN (limited space) 8-WEEK POSTPARTUM THERAPY GROUP. This group is specifically designed for first and second time mamas who are struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and other emotional difficulties related to the perinatal time. This is a supportive, ..."
(415) 403-2484
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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) 704-4991
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Women's Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"I co-facilitate an ongoing psychodynamic Women's Therapy Group for women interested in deepening their understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. Women in the group bring a variety of life experiences and personal goals. Members share what they ..."
(510) 629-5154
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
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) 796-1815
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Martha Earley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Berkeley, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(706) 707-2870
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Berkeley, CA 94705


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