Support Groups in El Segundo, CA

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Self-Esteem Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CHT
Verified
"Do you ever struggle with negative self-talk? Do you have a tendency to see yourself less favorably than others see you? Have you ever wished for more confidence or belief in yourself? In this six-week process group, you will set ..."
(323) 902-3028 
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El Segundo, CA 90245
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Dream exploration group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Dream exploration has the power to teach us what we don't consciuosly see in ourselves. This group combines the rich field of dreams with the power of group process. "
(424) 442-9148 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
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Self-Love for the Culture tweens
Psychologist, MS, LEP
Verified
(424) 396-0021 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
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Soul Sessions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW, CEDS
Verified
"This group is a safe space to share life stressors that might be getting in the way of self love and compassion. We will discuss hopes for change, ideas, and support around disruptions that might be going on. "
(724) 717-2076 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
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A Time to Connect, Online Teen Girls Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Adolescence is a time when girls are especially vulnerable to anxiety and depression due to the many changes that are taking place in the body and brain, as well as the social complexities they now face. Using an online format ..."
(424) 532-8573 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
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A Time to Connect, Online Women's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"A Time to Connect is an affordable online support group for women that offers a safe environment to share and process feelings pertaining to the complexities of womanhood and the many changes that have so abruptly taken place. Using Somatic ..."
(424) 532-8573 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
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Being in Relationship
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Support, clarity and hope from others learning how to better themselves in relationship. We'll explore topics such as: *How do I rebuild trust? *How do I sustain the good in my relationship? *How much should I change? *Co-dependence and healthy ..."
(424) 442-9148 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
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Life Reflections
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW, CEDS
Verified
"A 6 week intensive process group with max of 6 participants to create inmate setting and connection with the group. Will learn skills such as mindfulness, DBT, CBT, Conflict Resolution, and Healthy Communication Skills. A longer group (90 minutes) with ..."
(724) 717-2076 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245

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Photo of Niki C Payne, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in El Segundo, CA
Self-Esteem Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CHT
Verified
"Do you ever struggle with negative self-talk? Do you have a tendency to see yourself less favorably than others see you? Have you ever wished for more confidence or belief in yourself? In this six-week process group, you will set ..."
(323) 902-3028 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
Photo of Brian Mattson, Marriage & Family Therapist in El Segundo, CA
Dream exploration group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Dream exploration has the power to teach us what we don't consciuosly see in ourselves. This group combines the rich field of dreams with the power of group process. "
(424) 442-9148 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
Photo of Tanisha Tatum, Psychologist in El Segundo, CA
Self-Love for the Culture tweens
Psychologist, MS, LEP
Verified
(424) 396-0021 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
Photo of Amy Ruffolo Quinn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in El Segundo, CA
Soul Sessions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW, CEDS
Verified
"This group is a safe space to share life stressors that might be getting in the way of self love and compassion. We will discuss hopes for change, ideas, and support around disruptions that might be going on. "
(724) 717-2076 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
Photo of Maria Cappetta, Marriage & Family Therapist in El Segundo, CA
A Time to Connect, Online Teen Girls Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Adolescence is a time when girls are especially vulnerable to anxiety and depression due to the many changes that are taking place in the body and brain, as well as the social complexities they now face. Using an online format ..."
(424) 532-8573 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
Photo of Maria Cappetta, Marriage & Family Therapist in El Segundo, CA
A Time to Connect, Online Women's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"A Time to Connect is an affordable online support group for women that offers a safe environment to share and process feelings pertaining to the complexities of womanhood and the many changes that have so abruptly taken place. Using Somatic ..."
(424) 532-8573 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
Photo of Brian Mattson, Marriage & Family Therapist in El Segundo, CA
Being in Relationship
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Support, clarity and hope from others learning how to better themselves in relationship. We'll explore topics such as: *How do I rebuild trust? *How do I sustain the good in my relationship? *How much should I change? *Co-dependence and healthy ..."
(424) 442-9148 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
Photo of Amy Ruffolo Quinn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in El Segundo, CA
Life Reflections
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW, CEDS
Verified
"A 6 week intensive process group with max of 6 participants to create inmate setting and connection with the group. Will learn skills such as mindfulness, DBT, CBT, Conflict Resolution, and Healthy Communication Skills. A longer group (90 minutes) with ..."
(724) 717-2076 
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Group meets in:
El Segundo, CA 90245
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Asian American Experience Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"A community healing space for Asian Americans to share their experiences, reflect and restore power. Gain support from like-minded Asian Americans, learn how to identify and overcome trauma responses, cultivate voice through sharing, learn assertive communication skills, and apply lessons ..."
(619) 314-5169 
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Group meets in:
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Asian Female & Femme Body Journey Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Feeling good in your body and freeing yourself from body shame is attainable for you! Group members will examine ways that they inherited body image stories and messages from family, unpack them, and rewrite those narratives. "
(310) 750-4902 
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Group meets in:
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Teen Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified
"This group is for teens between 12 and 15 years old. We have another group on Thursdays for teens who are 15+. However, the therapist facilitates at least one individual session, to to determine what group is the best fit ..."
(424) 294-8925 
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Adult ADHD Coaching Group
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified
"A compassionate, neurodiversity-affirming space for Adults with ADHD to share their experiences, receive support, and learn skills. Connect with and support other adults with ADHD. Build motivation and learn the tools needed to meet goals. Empower each other to appreciate ..."
(310) 340-2027 
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Group meets in:
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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