"Are you and your partner wanting help to communicate? Would you like to stop arguing and have more fun together?
Program consists of a monthly session that teaches the critical skills we need to overcome impasses. You will learn ..."
"I am creating a group most recently for middle school kids in the Bay Area. We will begin using Tele-therapy, due to the proximity of those interested. It will be a process group and I will cap it at six ..."
"Stress, overwhelming emotion, and pain may have you feeling irritable, tense, depressed and anxious, which impacts your entire life. Mindfulness-based approaches to healing the body and mind are highly effective and can even change our brain. Mindfulness meditation has proven ..."
"A weekly therapy/support groups for expats who feel personally, socially or culturally isolated in the US. This group helps participants explore their hopes and dreams, as well as their regrets and grief over the loss of ties with family and ..."
"Supporting Mothers emotionally and physically through a collaborative approach. This class will address managing birth plan expectations, changing relationships with partners, the importance of "me time," sleep, and nutrition in recovery and long-term health, common types of mental health problems ..."
"Traumatic/severely stressful, upsetting events can trigger anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, and unhelpful ways of coping with the overwhelming effects of such major life crises. Posttraumatic growth involves an intentional attempt to understand and assign meaning to these events, transforming negative ..."
"Distress Tolerance is one of four modules that make up Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Distress tolerance skills help individuals tolerate and survive crisis situations without making things worse (crisis survival skills), especially when one cannot make the situation better right ..."
"Mind Therapy Clinic’s Men’s Group offers participants the opportunity to connect with other men with the goal of deepening self-expression and moving through the sense of isolation some men can experience. Participants will enhance their personal strengths through building relationship ..."
"This is a group for professional men and women who are in recent or long term recovery from their addiction. The group is kept small and consists of a maximum of 4-6 people. The purpose of the group is to ..."
"Anxiety Therapy Group is a caring and supportive environment where members learn coping strategies to reduce anxiety symptoms, and gain a better understanding of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that perpetuate anxiety. "
"The death of a child leaves parents experiencing life as it falls apart. Coping with the death of your child, individually as well as in relationship, requires intensive therapeutic support that allows for understanding ourselves and one another. Experiencing the ..."
"Women’s Psychotherapy Group is a transformative skills and process group that is influenced by Seeking Safety principles, a present-focused counseling model to help individuals attain safety from trauma and/ or substance abuse. The group provides a safe, non-judgmental place where ..."
"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on exploring the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By identifying negative or false beliefs and testing or restructuring them, members uncover unhealthy patterns to develop constructive ways of thinking. The clarity allows for more effective ..."
"Radically Open DBT is an alternative form of DBT that targets people with problems of over-control. Although transdiagnostic in focus, RO DBT is often helpful for those with a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder and Recurrent Major Depression, where ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Corte Madera 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 Corte Madera 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 Corte Madera 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 Corte Madera 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 Corte Madera 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.