"This is a small group to allow sufficient focus on individual dreams. Group members will share their dreams in a safe and confidential environment as they learn to use their dreams to inform them with my guidance and experience. Since ..."
"DAY AND TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Join this unique support group for parents, facilitated by parents. This group is for adults who are struggling to balance being parent, provider, and now homeschool teacher. This group will address boundary setting, parenting ..."
"Wilmes-Reitz Psychological offers a choice of doctors, treatment modalities and appointment times, including evenings and weekends. We specialize in relationship issues but collectively we have a full range of expertise. Whether psychodynamic, cognitive or behavioral modalities are used, our therapists ..."
"This 2hour group is co-facilitated by two licensed psychologists and provides a safe, intimate and empowering environment where people are free to talk, listen, cry, and connect about the challenges (and benefits!) of divorce. This group is offered Tuesday evenings ..."
"Do you dream of receiving something you've been longing to have that’s been elusive for years? A wonderful Life-partner to share life with. More financial freedom. More peace & calm? The Abundance Circle is an online 8-session small group for ..."
"Find who you really are when you are your Best Self. This experience will give you a better understanding of yourself and others and allow you to communicate in ways that you have not experienced before. You will get insight ..."
"This is a therapeutic group for adolescents who have problematic internet use (smartphone, gaming, social media, gambling, porn, etc.) This group will offer support and guidance in navigating adolescence while balancing tech use and addressing real world concerns and problems. ..."
"This group is co-run by a therapist and Registered Dietitian and open to all body sizes. This group offers space to discuss the struggles of living in a weight-centric world. Group will provide education and support on how to create ..."
"This group is a safe space facilitated by a multi-racial female therapist to openly talk about what it is to be mixed in today's world. We will take the opportunity to unpack a wide variety of topics including racial identity, ..."
"Every issue that impacts a teenager's life gets talked about in this room - in depth! Friends, family, school, sexuality, substances, loss, life goals, self control, motivation; we talk about it all. I am constantly amazed at the insight and ..."
"This class is a highly interactive experience, with an emphasis on mindful, empathic parenting and optimizing your baby's development through your relationship. We meet weekly for 75 minute classes, which would ideally continue throughout your baby's first year. "
"We run a group for preschoolers that have had difficulty getting along with their peers. The group is run by several therapists and is structured like a preschool class. The children learn to take turns, deal with frustration and have ..."
"Individuals who have completed TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) have a unique perspective on therapeutic growth. This group is a safe place for TMS patients to find community, gain strength and learn more about themselves. [Third Wednesday of each month] "
"This group is open to clinicians, interns and trainees for the purposes of developing their skills in dream interpretation from a Jungian psychoanalytic perspective. It is a small group allowing for deep exploration and growth. BBS CEU's are available.
"This is a safe and confidential group for Adult Male Clientele. Groups are structured utilizing a Hybrid approach via in-person or virtually on a bi-weekly basis for your convenience! Are you looking to process pertinent causes of psychological distress with ..."
"The latency age group is for elementary age children and focuses on social skills, impulse control and emotional regulation. Children in this group are working on issues related to ADHD, social anxiety and spectrum characteristics. "
"Being a mom is both wonderful and incredibly challenging. For many of us, the role of "mother" pushes us to our edges. Taking the time to bring awareness to our great and not so great moments as moms, what other ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Calabasas 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 Calabasas 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 Calabasas 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 Calabasas 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 Calabasas 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.