Adults Support Groups in Berkeley, CA

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Being With Bodies in Pain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"An integrative support group for women and gender expansive folks to process the lived experience of being in a body with pain. Through psychotherapy, art therapy, yoga therapy and other valuable mind/body techniques, participants will learn valuable tools to utilize ..."
(510) 422-0057
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Berkeley, CA 94705
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EMDR Informational Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"In this group I provide information and answer questions about EMDR, an incredibly powerful, and deceptively simple therapy. This group might be beneficial for people * who have suffered a trauma (PTSD, accidents, abuse, neglect, disenfranchisement, poverty, war veterans, experiences ..."
(510) 421-0320
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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Trauma Processing Group- online
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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
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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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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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Men's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"A 4-6 week process group for those identifying as men to speak about personal topics and support one another. Topics may include: intimate relationships, the experience and pressures of being a man in society, understanding and expressing emotions, building deeper ..."
(510) 674-1523
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94702
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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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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
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Codependency Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This ongoing support group meets online every Tuesday night to help each other in accelerating our recovery. This group focuses on education, skills building and thriving. Join us as we create a comfortable, safe, warm and welcoming community of people ..."
(341) 895-4613
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Women's Holistic Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This group focuses on growing your strengths, self esteem, amplifying your best Self, and clarifying and supporting the highest vision for your life. Profound healing comes from sharing our stories and supporting each other in community. Often times we get ..."
(510) 344-6577
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94702
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Wednesday Group for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
"This therapy group for male survivors of sexual abuse, began in Spring of 2015 and accepts new members as space opens up. I meet on-going with anyone interested in being considered for membership and willing to join a waitlist. Please ..."
(510) 574-7508
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94710
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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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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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Therapy Group For Psychotherapists Personal Growth
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
"An on-going group for psychotherapists and clinicians dedicated to personal growth, developing meaningful relationships, and living creatively. We focus on dream work and family of origin exploration, incorporating practices of Gestalt, Psychodrama, Redecision Therapy, and Group Analysis. This group of ..."
(510) 359-5756
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94707
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Overcoming Anxiety and Depression
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
"A new group for men and women that will address issues of anxiety, depression, and loneliness with the goal of assisting members as they negotiate the complexity of societal demands with their own personal growth. Together, they are able to ..."
(510) 359-5756
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94707
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Interpersonal Relations Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"This group is for individuals who would like to work on building stronger relationships. All ages and genders are welcome. Please schedule an appointment to attend. "
(510) 827-1036
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Monday Group for Men Healing from Sexual Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
"This therapy group for male survivors of sexual abuse, began late 2016 and accepts new members as space opens up. I meet on-going with anyone interested in being considered for membership and willing to join a waitlist. Please contact me ..."
(510) 574-7508
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94710
Waitlist for new clients
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Codependency Retreat
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Our San Francisco Bay Area Codependency Retreat is called "Return to Self". At this codependency retreat in Marin we focus on helping adults facing codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Adult Children of Narcissists and C-PTSD. At this comprehensive 7 day ..."
(341) 895-4613
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Creative Therapy Group for Elder Women
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
"My creative women's group consists of very intelligent and creative individuals who are committed to making positive changes in their lives as they mature into age. Together, we explore the possibilities of a more fulfilling life and more meaningful relationships. ..."
(510) 359-5756
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94707
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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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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.