LGBTQ+ Support Groups in Berkeley, CA

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Photo of Miles Murch, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Berkeley, CA
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
Photo of Jon Platania, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
Cinical Consultation Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"To Be Arranged. Currently working psychotherapist or those in training consult with me concerning individual clients. Our focus is basically from the perspective of the psychology of CG JUNG. More directly our work incorporates the theory and practice of Integrative ..."
(510) 937-3920
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94709
Photo of Ava Charney-Danysh, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Sibling Loss Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
"The death of a sibling, either in childhood or adulthood, is a very particular kind of loss that can involve a myriad of complex emotions. In this supportive psychotherapy group, we will explore the impact of losing a sibling with ..."
(510) 898-6230
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Norma Lee Myers, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Anger Mangement
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This twelve week group teaches women to find their strength by expressing their needs in a way that is more likely to be heard. You will learn to feel pride in the way you present in the world. This is ..."
(510) 878-4296
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94709
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Goldie VanHeel, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
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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Photo of Miles Murch, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Berkeley, CA
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
Photo of Kyrie Sedano, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Embracing Healing Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Embracing Healing Therapy Services specializes in helping sensitive BIPOC and LGBTQIA + individuals and couples who are tired of feeling overwhelmed by shame and are ready to dig deep to begin healing emotional wounds and painful intergenerational patterns in order to ..."
(510) 896-3899
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Group meets in:
Alameda, CA 94501
Photo of Jon Platania, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
Cinical Consultation Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"To Be Arranged. Currently working psychotherapist or those in training consult with me concerning individual clients. Our focus is basically from the perspective of the psychology of CG JUNG. More directly our work incorporates the theory and practice of Integrative ..."
(510) 937-3920
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94709
Photo of Ava Charney-Danysh, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Sibling Loss Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
"The death of a sibling, either in childhood or adulthood, is a very particular kind of loss that can involve a myriad of complex emotions. In this supportive psychotherapy group, we will explore the impact of losing a sibling with ..."
(510) 898-6230
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Norma Lee Myers, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Anger Mangement
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This twelve week group teaches women to find their strength by expressing their needs in a way that is more likely to be heard. You will learn to feel pride in the way you present in the world. This is ..."
(510) 878-4296
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94709
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Goldie VanHeel, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
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


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.