Trauma Focused Support Groups in Berkeley, CA

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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
Waitlist for new clients
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Women's Metastatic Cancer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Support Group for women with metastatic cancer to share experiences, treatment, journey "
(510) 497-0499
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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In Real Life Men's Group- Tuesdays- In-Person
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"In our culture, men are taught to solve problems, not to find out how we’re feeling. While we are told to “suck it up” when we fall, we're seldom taught to reach out for help when we really need it. ..."
(510) 694-0481
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Group meets in:
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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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
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BRAVE Counseling and Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CRMP
Verified
Verified
"California online practice specializing in PTSD and anxiety "
(805) 303-5324
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94708
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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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Men's Work
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
"This group is for men who want to learn opening up and navigating better their emotions. Even for men, men can be scary, especially when considering opening up to our vulnerabilities and weaknesses. This is a trauma aware, somatically focus ..."
(925) 267-6501
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94702
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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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Befriending Our Emotions Thru Radical Acceptance
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
"Anxiety, depression group "
(510) 400-7417
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94709
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Men's Sex/Porn Addiction Group Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CSAT
Verified
Verified
"Sex/porn addiction group therapy provides a safe and effective place for men to address the multi-layered aspects of their addiction: relationships, family, work, friends, self-esteem, finances, etc. The group provides the opportunity to connect with a social group in which ..."
(510) 343-7391
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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In Real Life Men- Wednesday 5:15pm- Hybrid
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"In our culture, men are taught to solve problems, not to find out how we’re feeling. While we are told to “suck it up” when we fall, we're seldom taught to reach out for help when we really need it. ..."
(510) 694-0481
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Waitlist for new clients
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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
Photo of Robert Schnitzius, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Men's Sex/Porn Addiction Group Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CSAT
Verified
Verified
"Sex/porn addiction group therapy provides a safe and effective place for men to address the multi-layered aspects of their addiction: relationships, family, work, friends, self-esteem, finances, etc. The group provides the opportunity to connect with a social group in which ..."
(510) 343-7391
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
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
Photo of Troy Piwowarski, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
In Real Life Men- Thursday 5:15pm- Hybrid
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"In our culture, men are taught to solve problems, not to find out how we’re feeling. While we are told to “suck it up” when we fall, we're seldom taught to reach out for help when we really need it. ..."
(510) 694-0481
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705

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Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Bill Burmester, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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
View
Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94710
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Kim C Venezia, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Women's Metastatic Cancer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Support Group for women with metastatic cancer to share experiences, treatment, journey "
(510) 497-0499
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Troy Piwowarski, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
In Real Life Men's Group- Tuesdays- In-Person
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"In our culture, men are taught to solve problems, not to find out how we’re feeling. While we are told to “suck it up” when we fall, we're seldom taught to reach out for help when we really need it. ..."
(510) 694-0481
View
Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Eileen Drapiza-Dornan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
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
View
Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Photo of Alison Papion, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
BRAVE Counseling and Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CRMP
Verified
Verified
"California online practice specializing in PTSD and anxiety "
(805) 303-5324
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94708


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.