Support Groups in Berkeley, CA

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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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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 ..."
(510) 529-3974
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Therapeutic Writing Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MS Ed, CCTP
Verified
Verified
(518) 685-4288
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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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 ..."
(916) 269-5148
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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) 766-0838
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Group for Asian Americans - Hyphenated No More
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
"As an Asian American, who are you really? Do you live in the hyphen between cultures, neither 100% this, nor 100% that? Do you feel left out in discussions about race? Not Black, not white. You may have ethnic pride, ..."
(510) 859-4362
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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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) 873-1493
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Foresight Mental Health
Psychiatrist, Psych, 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) 895-6033
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Silk Road Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
"Silk Road Psychology Inc. is a professional cooperation that provides psychotherapy and consultation in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Clinical specialties include anxiety and depression, marriage or relationship issues, work stress, cultural adjustment, trauma, LGBTQ issues, and self-growth. Please view ..."
(650) 284-2893
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Foresight Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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 ..."
(310) 683-5527
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Bold Love Men’s Group Online Workshop June 11, 202
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
"I will be offering a 4-hour Men's Group online workshop on Thursday 6/11/20 from 5pm to 9:30pm, with a 30- minute break for dinner. The fee for workshop will be $100 per person. Given the nature of this workshop, the ..."
(510) 856-5518
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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) 888-6456
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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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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 ..."
(916) 623-7050
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Couples Workshop Series: Crafting the Future
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
"In this small online expressive arts group (4-5 couples), you and your partner will: *Explore your hopes and concerns about the future *Find playful and creative ways to speak deeply on serious topics *Increase communication *Learn ways to maintain calm ..."
(628) 300-3260
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Conscious Mothering therapy group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Break the isolation that comes with the pressure to do it right. The difficult task of conscious parenting is more challenging when our childhood wounding is triggered. It takes intentional healing to show up for our children and ourselves in ..."
(828) 373-2722
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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) 999-7272
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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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Berkeley, CA 94705
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Starts 2/23: Gay Men's Therapy Group (ONLINE)
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
"Gay from the Ground Up: Rebuild and evolve in 2021! In this 10-week, inclusive therapy group, we’ll explore and embody what it is to live more fully as gay men - from the ground up! Using body-based, mindfulness, and experiential ..."
(510) 900-9779
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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) 895-5592
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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.