Support Groups in Berkeley, CA

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Women: Anger & Assertiveness Psychotherapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"** NOW OFFERING INDIVIDUAL & COUPLE TELEHEALTH ANGER & ASSERTIVENESS SESSIONS until COVID-safe to resume group** Safe, supportive, confidential place for women ready to learn anger management & assertiveness skills. Heal trauma, abuse, bullying from adult, teen, childhood.. Share, witness ..."
(510) 761-5931
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Photo of Kathryn Winship, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA
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) 999-7429
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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) 444-3780
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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 ..."
(916) 237-1471
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Sharleen Lal, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(949) 523-3645
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Traci Ferguson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(858) 371-5498
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Robyn Alagona Cutler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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
Photo of Gina Li, 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) 895-5647
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Living with Authenticity and Power
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
(510) 878-3512
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94707
Photo of David Ha, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(310) 773-5374
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Postponed: Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Couples
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"(POSTPONED) IN THIS COUPLES WORKSHOP WE WILL: Discuss attachment, bonding and how these two affect your current relationship Review the common negative cycles that most couples get stuck in Learn how trauma and our history can get in the way ..."
(510) 422-0349
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Photo of Paula Wadell, Psychiatrist in Berkeley, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Psychiatrist, MD
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) 999-2969
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Sharlotte Tay, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(323) 366-4274
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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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) 895-5620
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Juan Zuluaga, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA
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
Photo of Curt Espinoza, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Berkeley, CA
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) 252-1443
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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 ..."
(909) 281-9572
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Diane Oliver, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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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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) 999-7215
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Rosa Gomez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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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Group meets in:
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.