Support Groups in Encinitas, CA

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Movin' Dad's: Personal Development Hiking Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT, BCBA
Verified
"Are you a Dad looking to get outdoors, get active, & get healthy? Join other dads in these weekly hiking adventures throughout San Diego. We will be meeting once a week to experience the trails of North County, San Diego. ..."
(657) 218-5373 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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SPORT (Supporting Parents of Recovering Teens)
CAC
"This group is a parent support group, we meet once a week for provide support and resources for parents dealing with: out of control teens, addiction, tobacco cessation, co-dependency, cognitive distortions, learning disabilities, school failure, advanced treatment, and parents with ..."
(760) 254-0838 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Gottman 7 Principles Couples Weekend Workshop
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
"The Seven Principles Couples Program is appropriate for couples contemplating engagement, for premarital couples, for couples living together, and for couples who have been together or married for decades. Psycho-educational classes are not appropriate for all couples, including those with ..."
(619) 330-0442 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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DBT Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CADC
Verified
"Co-Ed DBT Group meets Wednesdays at 11am to provide social support and life skills. "
(442) 300-9256 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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The Renaissance Experience (since 1984)
PhD
"Small group personal growth focusing on inner child healing, regression therapy, and hypnotherapy. "
(760) 563-5268 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Guided Breath Work Meditation
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"The breathwork is an active meditation that creates the opportunity for powerful healing to occur. This ancient eastern breathing technique allows the conscious mind to relax enabling access to the subconscious mind. Once awareness is brought to the belief system ..."
(760) 513-6126 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
Not accepting new clients
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Infertility Group
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
"This is a support group for navigating the rollercoaster of ups and downs inherent with infertility struggles. It's not easy going through these challenges, especially when you feel like you are the only one in your circle of friends or ..."
(760) 840-5332 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Agents of Change Family Therapy Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Agents of Change Family Therapy Inc is a private practice headed by Nina Sandberg, MA, LMFT. Ms. Sandberg specializes in humanistic and psychodynamic psychotherapy to help her clients connect their past to the present, understand patterns, and uncover what holds ..."
(760) 388-7515 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Reduce PTSD Symptoms: Cognitive Processing Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"An online, 4-6 person group that is focused on reducing symptoms of PTSD using cognitive processing therapy methods. This group is for people who are actively engaged in regular outpatient treatment with a primary mental health provider and must commit ..."
(818) 724-8077 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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2020 Online Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"This has been a challenging year! If you are experiencing new or increased anxiety, depression or feelings of overwhelm, this is the place for you. Group therapy can be especially helpful in ways individual therapy doesn't provide. Group requirements: pre-registration ..."
(760) 452-3671 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Mindful Adolescents
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Group designed to assist adolescents in Mindfulness- where they can learn to focus attention where they choose: Their environment, body, thoughts and emotions-responding non-judgmentaly, as opposed to reacting to life- where they are present in the moment, leading to balance ..."
(760) 938-5171 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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DBT Skills Training for Teens & Families
Treatment Center, PhD
Verified
"Adolescence can be a challenging time for teens and families-even more so when mood swings are intense and teens turn to risky behaviors, such as self-harm, suicidality, drinking, drug use, and disordered eating. . . Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for ..."
(573) 250-4153 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Assertiveness Skills Group for Women ONLINE
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This 6-week group helps you develop your confidence to stand up for yourself; manage your anxiety in intimidating conversations; set boundaries and say no when you need/want to; undo passive and/or aggressive communication habits; and strengthen your non-verbal communication skills. ..."
(760) 683-8770 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Anger Management (Men)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This group explores male anger and patterns of behavior that contribute to the inappropriate expression of negative emotions. Group focus is on coping skills, conflict resolution and appropriate expression of emotions. "
(760) 490-0511 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Social Skills for Young Adults: Autistim Spectrum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Young adults with a diagnosis of ASD frequently possess the academic skills and innate intelligence to succeed in college. Unfortunately, deficits in social skills can make their experience in a new social setting miserable! If someone you know struggles with ..."
(760) 621-0547 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Postpartum Support Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This support group welcomes mothers who are struggling with Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety to a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to learn and process together. Benefits of the group include: * coping tools, self care and healing * your changing ..."
(760) 363-5746 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Managing Emotions! DBT Skills Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"*No active groups running at this time.* This group is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills groups for people struggling to regulate their emotions, maintain healthy relationships, manage anxiety symptoms, and cope effectively in social environments. Specific DBT skills will ..."
(619) 458-3663 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Teen Self-Esteem/Social Skills Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT
Verified
"Teenagers' emotions can be intense and ever-changing. These feelings are confusing not only to the teens themselves, but also family members and friends. Sometimes a teen begins having trouble with peer and family relationships. When relationships falter, self-esteem is impacted. ..."
(760) 654-6868 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Brene Brown's The Daring Way Weekend Intensive
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Now enrolling for January 2019! The Daring Way(tm) group is an experiential class in which the skills to overcome shame and live authentically are learned and practiced. The goal is to develop self-worth and a courage-practice that rests on ..."
(760) 531-4570 
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Mindfulness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Based on the concepts of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion, this group will help you to work with stress caused by the various challenges of life, including chronic pain, relationship problems, work/school stress, and family problems. This group ..."
(760) 671-2069 
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Encinitas, CA 92024


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