Support Groups in Contra Costa County, CA

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Pls note, groups are resuming in 2024! Virtual, 10-session DBT skills group for adults. This is a skills group, not a process group. There will be a somatic or mindfulness experiential at the beginning of each group, a brief check-in, ...
Hosted by Haley Woodside (Hewitt)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lafayette, CA 94549
Pls note, groups are resuming in 2024! Virtual, 10-session DBT skills group for adults. This is a skills group, not a process group. There will be a somatic or mindfulness experiential at the beginning of each group, a brief check-in, ...
(925) 275-5742 View (925) 275-5742
Hosted by Jenna M. Narez Hoffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 261-7705 View (925) 261-7705
A group for adult women where they can process and connect around the issues of finding authentic friendships in the increasingly "social" world of media. We look at the struggle of preserving energy, the impact of being an introvert, how ...
Hosted by Mind Matters Psychotherapy Coaching & EMDR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Walnut Creek, CA 94596
A group for adult women where they can process and connect around the issues of finding authentic friendships in the increasingly "social" world of media. We look at the struggle of preserving energy, the impact of being an introvert, how ...
(925) 378-4684 View (925) 378-4684
Being a new mom is always hard, and feelings of anxiety, depression or panic can make it even more difficult. If you’re a new mom trying to figure out who you are and how to thrive, you are not alone! ...
Hosted by Samantha Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lafayette, CA 94549
Being a new mom is always hard, and feelings of anxiety, depression or panic can make it even more difficult. If you’re a new mom trying to figure out who you are and how to thrive, you are not alone! ...
(925) 633-4084 View (925) 633-4084
This 1-1/2 hour long support group allows parents whose children have been diagnosed with cancer to share their experiences and get support with others confronting similar challenges. Topics include: feelings that come up during all stages of treatment and recovery: ...
Hosted by Davida Solwren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pinole, CA 94564
This 1-1/2 hour long support group allows parents whose children have been diagnosed with cancer to share their experiences and get support with others confronting similar challenges. Topics include: feelings that come up during all stages of treatment and recovery: ...
(510) 362-7084 View (510) 362-7084
Queer and Kinky is a discussion group for individuals 18+, designed to promote community and acceptance for all LGBTQ+ people interested in the BDSM lifestyle. We provide a safe-space to explore, learn, and grow. Q & A discussion-based group, this ...
Hosted by Rebecca Michelle Coffey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Concord, CA 94520
Queer and Kinky is a discussion group for individuals 18+, designed to promote community and acceptance for all LGBTQ+ people interested in the BDSM lifestyle. We provide a safe-space to explore, learn, and grow. Q & A discussion-based group, this ...
(925) 722-5323 View (925) 722-5323
Men's group: sex addiction as problem focus; relationship issues. Wed and Thurs groups at 7pm. *now accepting Medi-Cal eligible clients
Hosted by Graeme Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Men's group: sex addiction as problem focus; relationship issues. Wed and Thurs groups at 7pm. *now accepting Medi-Cal eligible clients
(925) 241-5135 View (925) 241-5135
Come join like minded others for an evening of refreshments, conversation, and community as Kellee’ Maranz, M.A. licensed marriage and family therapist speaks on how to have a mindful relationship. Increase connectedness and leave feeling hopeful and excited about being ...
Hosted by Kellee' Maranz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Brentwood, CA 94513
Come join like minded others for an evening of refreshments, conversation, and community as Kellee’ Maranz, M.A. licensed marriage and family therapist speaks on how to have a mindful relationship. Increase connectedness and leave feeling hopeful and excited about being ...
(925) 392-3463 View (925) 392-3463
This group is for female identified teens addressing the topics of self esteem/body image, social skils, anxiety, depression, female empowerment and more.
Hosted by Maria Viviana (Guerrero) Higbee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lafayette, CA 94549
This group is for female identified teens addressing the topics of self esteem/body image, social skils, anxiety, depression, female empowerment and more.
(925) 515-2675 View (925) 515-2675
Couples often present an "everything's beautiful" façade to the world, hiding their struggles and their incompatibilities. This causes a strain to the couple and leaves many feeling a sense of isolation, as if something is wrong with their relationship for ...
Hosted by Josh Gressel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Couples often present an "everything's beautiful" façade to the world, hiding their struggles and their incompatibilities. This causes a strain to the couple and leaves many feeling a sense of isolation, as if something is wrong with their relationship for ...
(925) 308-5953 View (925) 308-5953
Teens are walking through frightening levels of depression and anxiety in this era and their coping mechanisms - addiction to drugs/alcohol, screens, gaming and extreme isolation are sounding a critical alarm in our culture. This group offers a safe space ...
Hosted by Karin E Clark
MA, CADCII, MBCBTC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Teens are walking through frightening levels of depression and anxiety in this era and their coping mechanisms - addiction to drugs/alcohol, screens, gaming and extreme isolation are sounding a critical alarm in our culture. This group offers a safe space ...
(925) 291-5301 View (925) 291-5301
Launch Therapy Groups are focused on resolving challenges that may be holding you back from launching into a successful and meaningful future. Launch Groups are small therapy groups where tweens, teens and college students can explore areas in which they ...
Hosted by Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling And Neurotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, CATC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Danville, CA 94526
Launch Therapy Groups are focused on resolving challenges that may be holding you back from launching into a successful and meaningful future. Launch Groups are small therapy groups where tweens, teens and college students can explore areas in which they ...
(925) 212-1018 View (925) 212-1018
Hosted by Walters Wellness Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 328-4445 View (510) 328-4445
This program is designed to help adults recognize and manage anger that impacts themselves and their families. Participants learn different ways to manage stress, improve emotional intelligence and communication skills.
Hosted by C O P E Family Support, Inc
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Walnut Creek, CA 94598
This program is designed to help adults recognize and manage anger that impacts themselves and their families. Participants learn different ways to manage stress, improve emotional intelligence and communication skills.
(925) 892-3457 View (925) 892-3457
Hosted by Christine Wells Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 239-5482 View (925) 239-5482
Does your young child struggle with worries, unrealistic fears, perfectionism or social avoidance? My 8-session group can help reduce daily anxiety, complaints of feeling "sick" (due to somatic symptoms), and allow your child to feel more in control of his/her ...
Hosted by Christina R Sinclair
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Does your young child struggle with worries, unrealistic fears, perfectionism or social avoidance? My 8-session group can help reduce daily anxiety, complaints of feeling "sick" (due to somatic symptoms), and allow your child to feel more in control of his/her ...
(510) 205-5424 View (510) 205-5424
Many are experiencing multiple losses at this time. I offer a simple yet powerful ritual to help process grief. I can personalize the ritual to fit in with your religious beliefs and I find this helpful for people of all ...
Hosted by Kathryn Buys
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ACSP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pablo, CA 94806
Many are experiencing multiple losses at this time. I offer a simple yet powerful ritual to help process grief. I can personalize the ritual to fit in with your religious beliefs and I find this helpful for people of all ...
(925) 291-5873 View (925) 291-5873
This group covers issues such as: Depression, Anxiety, Addiction Recovery & PTSD issues. Therapy: We will be using CBT, Solution Focused and Expressive Arts Therapy in-group. Topics: Check in and supportive feedback, Expression through Art, Parenting, Anger Management, Greif/Loss, Child ...
Hosted by Ryann DeSouza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richmond, CA 94801
This group covers issues such as: Depression, Anxiety, Addiction Recovery & PTSD issues. Therapy: We will be using CBT, Solution Focused and Expressive Arts Therapy in-group. Topics: Check in and supportive feedback, Expression through Art, Parenting, Anger Management, Greif/Loss, Child ...
(650) 235-4676 View (650) 235-4676
Women's group, to work on building self-kindness. Topics include self-esteem, stopping self- criticism, boundaries, communication, and finding a support network. II Group is open to residents of Pennsylvania, California and North Carolina! II Telehealth only. II Self pay and insurance ...
Hosted by Lynne Modzelesky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Ramon, CA 94583
Women's group, to work on building self-kindness. Topics include self-esteem, stopping self- criticism, boundaries, communication, and finding a support network. II Group is open to residents of Pennsylvania, California and North Carolina! II Telehealth only. II Self pay and insurance ...
(272) 227-2695 View (272) 227-2695
The group is designed as a process/support group for those individuals contemplating, preparing, or actively pursuing a divorce. The group is also for those who have recently divorced. The goal of the group is to share stories in a safe ...
Hosted by Anthony Meixner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Walnut Creek, CA 94597
The group is designed as a process/support group for those individuals contemplating, preparing, or actively pursuing a divorce. The group is also for those who have recently divorced. The goal of the group is to share stories in a safe ...
(925) 310-6232 View (925) 310-6232
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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Contra Costa County?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.