Support Groups in Chula Vista, CA

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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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 ..."
(619) 626-2664 
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Trauma Informed / Stress related processing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Trauma Informed psychoeducational group processing; Helping people within a group setting to learn about coping strategies, mindfulness practices, healing trauma related emotional wounds, gaining insight about self limiting irrational beliefs, complicated grief and restorative self-care strategies. A welcoming safe group ..."
(619) 651-9813 
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Anxiety and Stress Management Group
Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified
"A closed group requiring a 4 session commitment during which you will learn coping skills for addressing life's most anxiety provoking and stressful situations, some feeling possibly out-of-nowhere. Feel in control of your life again, and not victim to it. "
(619) 916-4268 
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Social Skills / Life Skills Group
Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified
"A closed group requiring a 4 session commitment during which you will gain confidence in everyday situations through self-exploration and learn ways to feel more comfortable in your skin, no matter the situation. "
(619) 916-4268 
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Multi Family Groups (Problem Solving groups) MFG'S
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
"The Multifamily Group (MFG) model involves working with several families together in a group setting rather than in a single family-to-therapist setting using a highly structured, problem solving format. The unique benefits of MFG to the participants include gaining insight ..."
(858) 433-4356 
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Family Psychoeducation
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
"Family Psychoeducation is an essential part of the PIER Model. It is an evidence-based model of practice in which clients, clinicians/facilitators and family members work together in a structured format on life issues that affect symptoms. This model allows families ..."
(858) 433-4356 
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Chula Vista, CA 91910

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