Sexual Abuse Support Groups in Contra Costa County, CA

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Sexual Abuse and Assault
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
" Sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent. Long-term symptoms include anxiety, fear or post-traumatic stress disorder. Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity or ..."
(925) 281-0785 
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Group meets in:
Antioch, CA 94509
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Women's Support Group: Survivors of Sexual Trauma
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This is an on-going group for women who have survived sexual trauma, whether it be assault , rape, incest, child sexual abuse , date rape, molestation, or marital rape. We explore the impact of the trauma(s), learn to identify and manage triggers, ..."
(925) 392-6507 
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Group meets in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Creating Sanctuary through Expressive Arts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Creating Sanctuary is a biweekly group forming January 2022. Are you in the middle of a metamorphosis? Sloughing off old beliefs and habits that no longer fit, opening to curiosity and wonder about what you might create for yourself? Interested ..."
(925) 705-4006 
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Men's Group - Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Psychologist
Verified
"Men’s Empowering Support Group creates a comforting haven for all men to come together and help each other unlock personal, spiritual, and emotional barriers associated with meaningful healing. This group paves a pathway towards soft awakening while amplifying self-worth, letting ..."
(925) 243-7061 
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Women's Group-Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Psychologist
Verified
"Women’s Empowering Support Group creates a comforting haven for all women to come together and help each other unlock personal, spiritual, and emotional barriers associated with meaningful healing. This group paves a pathway towards soft awakening while amplifying self-worth, letting ..."
(925) 243-7061 
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Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Sexual Abuse Support Groups
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a support group that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in Contra Costa County or for Contra Costa County sexual abuse counseling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse support groups, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse counselors. Support Groups can help with child abuse in Contra Costa County and sexual violence in Contra Costa County. An Contra Costa County support group can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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 Contra Costa County 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.