Support Groups in Berkeley, CA

Photo of Jaazar Shalabi, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(341) 222-3875 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Erica Garcia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(323) 366-3954 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Pali Khalsa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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 ..."
(628) 500-8504 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Sabrina Warner, Counselor in Berkeley, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Counselor, LMHC
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 ..."
(813) 519-6525 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Yoko Ichimura, Counselor in Berkeley, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Counselor, LPCC
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 ..."
(424) 402-5529 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Liliana Urenda, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(323) 366-4053 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Roxanne Shakoori, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(341) 444-3956 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Loida Almaguel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(747) 200-8781 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Kara Vesely, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(510) 529-3974 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Michelle Powers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Berkeley, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
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 ..."
(844) 935-2888 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Tony Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(916) 623-7050 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Jane Sia Flaherty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(341) 999-2378 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Caroline Mok, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
Women's Processing Group- online
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Therapist: Caroline Mok Ph.D.When: Every Other Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm Cost: $80/session "
(510) 827-1036 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Photo of Tinelle Evans Reno, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Berkeley, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
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 Emel Kayaer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(916) 579-6980 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Jo Anna Evans, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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 ..."
(341) 444-2142 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Morgan Velin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(916) 252-1266 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Laura Ormand, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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 ..."
(341) 444-3684 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Noah Bach Bar-Tura, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
Expecting and New Mothers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Pregnancy and motherhood can be exciting times in your life. They are, however, also times of significant change and uncertainty. This group assists you in adjusting to the life changes that accompany these life transitions. Dr. Bach Bar-Tura specializes in ..."
(341) 999-7770 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Photo of Sik-Lam Wong, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Trauma Recovery Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"You may be a high-functioning individual on the outside, yet beneath the surface, life is chaos. Memories from the past keep coming back to haunt you when you are alone, or when you are triggered. And you feel so alone ..."
(510) 500-8567 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94707


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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.