Support Groups in Carlsbad, CA

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Foresight Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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 ..."
(760) 350-3840 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Breakthrough Parenting Classes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, PPS
Verified
"I offer weekly parenting classes on Thursday evenings. It is an 8-week series but individuals or couples are able to join at any time in the series. Please contact me for more information. "
(760) 973-4379 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Wisdom Circle - Women's Process Group
MA
"Join together with women like yourself who are committed to a path of transformation. An essential part of growth and personal development takes place in the context of community. We join together weekly to bear witness to one another's diverse ..."
(760) 957-0618 
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Carlsbad, CA 92009
Not accepting new clients
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DBT
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"We are currently collecting an interest list for our DBT Groups. All participants must be existing clients with ADR Wellness. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group provides clients skills in mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. "
(760) 991-3243 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Family/Partner Recovery Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CIP
Verified
(916) 823-8697 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
"Low-cost psychoeducational adolescent group for ages 14-17, not for Borderline personality disorder. If you are a parent and your teenager has been struggling with anxiety, depression, self-identity, emotional dysregulation, or ineffectively interacting with peers. Parenting a teen with intense emotions ..."
(760) 648-4057 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Anger Managment - ON HOLD
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Turn Anger into a Strength. Anger is an emotion we all have. Learn how to manage your anger in constructive ways. *Due to Covid new on-line only groups forming now. Text your name and email for more information to begin. "
(858) 352-7564 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Trauma-Informed Relationship Group (PTSD)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"This group runs Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every week. The first 120-minutes will focus on group process of trauma and your relationship(s). The last hour will focus on building and strengthening your social engagement through ..."
(760) 280-6952 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Multifamily DBT Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
(858) 295-1338 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Chronic Pain Process Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
"This purpose of this group is to educate, process, and learn how to cope with chronic physical pain due to a health condition or trauma. "
(858) 258-5663 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Gold Medal Mindset - 90 day e-Course
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"http://www.drjasonrichard son.com/books/ This self-led course is for you if: You're ready to start believing in your personal and business potential. Perform at a level you've never seen before and ready to reengineer your brain for success. You're ready to TAKE ..."
(760) 621-5273 
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Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Seven Dimensions of Transformational Living
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
"Online (and in-person) classes are for adult learners throughout the United States. Class sizes enhance maximum participation and self-cultivation, leading to improved awareness, motivation, and commitment to realize personal and professional life-enriching experiences. Participants: (1) Learn new insights from relevant ..."
(858) 682-0183 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Writing to Heal - Narrative Therapy (ind/group)
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"Has anyone ever told you that your life would make a good story? There is clarity and connection that comes from writing a story for an audience (even just an audience of one), that can be transformational. This process is ..."
(760) 227-5264 
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Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Gray Divorce Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Many adults are faced with divorce after long marriages. These divorces can have unique challenges. Lessen the pain of your Gray Divorce and move on with the support of others. I am facilitating a Gray Divorce Support group for men ..."
(760) 593-7973 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
Waitlist for new clients
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Specialty Focus on Behaviors for Parents
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Specialty Focus on Behaviors explores parenting solutions, talk about challenges raising children and build on resources that children with grow and love. Parenting resources for children age ie, 3-5, 6-8, 8-10 and 10-16 years old. Parents receive resources, worksheets to ..."
(858) 537-4488 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Post Partum Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
(442) 309-4406 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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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 ..."
(760) 280-6538 
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Carlsbad, CA 92010
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Anxiety Online Course
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Learn how to better manage your anxiety and create the life you want with this self-guided anxiety course. "
(442) 244-9321 
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Carlsbad, CA 92011
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grow2gether Marriage Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
"Safe Haven Marriage Intensive Seminar is for couples wanting to enrich and strengthen their marriage. Based on the Safe Haven Model (Emotionally Focused Therapy), couples will understand their argument cycle, how to change the way they argue and learn to ..."
(626) 498-2303 
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Carlsbad, CA 92010
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Trauma-Informed Anger Management Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"This is Telehealth PTSD/Trauma Group is for military, veterans and first responders looking for a safe place for healing trauma and relationships. I am a military veteran and former first responder and also recovering from PTSD so understand the affects ..."
(442) 200-0567 
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Carlsbad, CA 92008



What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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.