Support Groups in Encino, CA

Youth and Adoption
Many youth find groups extremely helpful, as they are together with others who have had common experiences.
Hosted by Hilary Rosensweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
Many youth find groups extremely helpful, as they are together with others who have had common experiences.
(747) 204-3134 View (747) 204-3134
Motherhood + Identity Group
There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. Finding your version of being a mother is often a difficult process. How do you navigate being a mom, wife, working person, friend, ...
Hosted by Jaimi Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFTA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. Finding your version of being a mother is often a difficult process. How do you navigate being a mom, wife, working person, friend, ...
(310) 307-3581 View (310) 307-3581
Parenting Adolescents
Hosted by Sabrina Garson, LCSW, PPSC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
(818) 293-1748 View (818) 293-1748
Woman's Process Group
This is a small group for women to explore their joys, sorrows, and struggles in all aspects of their lives. I will guide women who are interested in making their lives work better by understanding and experiencing their feelings, thoughts ...
Hosted by Elaine Rosenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91316
This is a small group for women to explore their joys, sorrows, and struggles in all aspects of their lives. I will guide women who are interested in making their lives work better by understanding and experiencing their feelings, thoughts ...
(818) 493-1415 View (818) 493-1415
Understanding Your Adolescent Daughter
Do you ever wish you had a map or a guideline to follow to parent your adolescent daughter? Managing her emotions and thoughts as well as setting realistic expectations sometimes can be so overwhelming. Join a support and an educational ...
Hosted by Stella Zweben Samuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
Do you ever wish you had a map or a guideline to follow to parent your adolescent daughter? Managing her emotions and thoughts as well as setting realistic expectations sometimes can be so overwhelming. Join a support and an educational ...
(747) 322-4580 View (747) 322-4580
Surviving A Break Up - Moving On
I am starting a group for people struggling to move on after being left. If the pain will not go away, you are not alone. Many find themselves stuck in a loop of Obsessional Thoughts where Memories plague and intrude ...
Hosted by Edward Bowz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
I am starting a group for people struggling to move on after being left. If the pain will not go away, you are not alone. Many find themselves stuck in a loop of Obsessional Thoughts where Memories plague and intrude ...
(818) 877-4255 View (818) 877-4255
Addiction Recovery Group
Educate and support clients, who are in the recovery process from substance abuse. Subjects include: effective coping skills, relationship and communication skills, stress management skills based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Hosted by Shiva Ghardashem
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91316
Educate and support clients, who are in the recovery process from substance abuse. Subjects include: effective coping skills, relationship and communication skills, stress management skills based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(747) 239-4763 View (747) 239-4763
Support for Parents of School Aged Children
My 20+ year background in early education and child development combined with my clinical experience, has enabled me to help parents navigate the ever changing challenges of parenting. I offer weekly support groups to give parents a supportive place to ...
Hosted by Heather Totten
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
My 20+ year background in early education and child development combined with my clinical experience, has enabled me to help parents navigate the ever changing challenges of parenting. I offer weekly support groups to give parents a supportive place to ...
(818) 928-5234 View (818) 928-5234
Anxiety Group for Adults
Hosted by Find Your Balance Ctr For Growth & Change
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
(818) 403-3717 View (818) 403-3717
Parenting Groups
Parenting Groups: parents can share experiences, gain insights, and learn effective strategies, fostering improved communication, enhanced parenting skills, and the development of healthier family dynamics. Parenting groups for children with special needs create a compassionate and inclusive environment where parents ...
Hosted by Debbie B. Dery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
Parenting Groups: parents can share experiences, gain insights, and learn effective strategies, fostering improved communication, enhanced parenting skills, and the development of healthier family dynamics. Parenting groups for children with special needs create a compassionate and inclusive environment where parents ...
(818) 814-6535 View (818) 814-6535
Foresight Mental Health
Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ...
Hosted by Michele Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ...
(747) 294-3646 View (747) 294-3646
Women's Empowerment Groups
Are you goal-oriented, successful at work, but submissive in relationships? Are you good at doing for others, but short-change yourself? Do you experience fear, anxiety, shame or guilt in relationships? Do you hesitate speak up and confront important issues? In love relationships, do you ...
Hosted by Charlyne Gelt
Psychologist, Ph, D, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
Are you goal-oriented, successful at work, but submissive in relationships? Are you good at doing for others, but short-change yourself? Do you experience fear, anxiety, shame or guilt in relationships? Do you hesitate speak up and confront important issues? In love relationships, do you ...
(818) 649-9832 View (818) 649-9832
Inpatient Client Services
BOOK STUDY * PROCESS GROUP * EDUCATION GROUP * FAMILY GROUP * STEP ONE GROUP * LIFELINE GROUP * RELAPSE PREVENTION * COPING SKILLS * SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES * VOLUNTEER TASKS * PHYSICAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES * MEDICATION
Hosted by Sanctuary Treatment Center - Alcohol & Drug Rehab
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
BOOK STUDY * PROCESS GROUP * EDUCATION GROUP * FAMILY GROUP * STEP ONE GROUP * LIFELINE GROUP * RELAPSE PREVENTION * COPING SKILLS * SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES * VOLUNTEER TASKS * PHYSICAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES * MEDICATION
(818) 322-4507 View (818) 322-4507
social skills
social skills for kids and teens on the autistic spectrum
Hosted by Gary Michael Larkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
social skills for kids and teens on the autistic spectrum
(818) 351-7146 View (818) 351-7146
Somatic, Sensorimotor Therapy
A group to help process relational neglect and trauma issues. Focus will be on Complex Post Traumatic Stress.
Hosted by Pamela Sobo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
A group to help process relational neglect and trauma issues. Focus will be on Complex Post Traumatic Stress.
(818) 918-2741 View (818) 918-2741
Newly Separated and Divorcing Group - Virtually
A weekly VIRTUAL GROUP for men and women newly separated and divorcing. A place to share with others the difficulties of getting through the new reality and moving on. Must be willing to abide by the rules of the Calif. ...
Hosted by Judith Cotton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RLT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
A weekly VIRTUAL GROUP for men and women newly separated and divorcing. A place to share with others the difficulties of getting through the new reality and moving on. Must be willing to abide by the rules of the Calif. ...
(818) 748-9424 View (818) 748-9424
Multifamily Teen DBT Group-Encino
In our DBT group, we meet with teens & parents for the first half of the session where we teach mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and effective communication skills. In the second half of each session, the group splits into ...
Hosted by Curt Widhalm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
In our DBT group, we meet with teens & parents for the first half of the session where we teach mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and effective communication skills. In the second half of each session, the group splits into ...
(424) 570-6049 View (424) 570-6049
Building Strong Relationships
This group is a six week group that is designed to: To develop relationships skills. Participants will learn communication skills, how family of origin impacts our relationships and how to create healthy and happy relationships.
Hosted by Morella Hammer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91436
This group is a six week group that is designed to: To develop relationships skills. Participants will learn communication skills, how family of origin impacts our relationships and how to create healthy and happy relationships.
(818) 533-9979 View (818) 533-9979
Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse
Have you experienced Narcissistic Abuse from a parent or caregiver in your childhood? If so, that most probably has had a profound impact on your relationships and development. Accommodating behaviors, co-dependency traits, and perfectionism can result as well as many ...
Hosted by Priscilla Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91316
Have you experienced Narcissistic Abuse from a parent or caregiver in your childhood? If so, that most probably has had a profound impact on your relationships and development. Accommodating behaviors, co-dependency traits, and perfectionism can result as well as many ...
(818) 649-2742 View (818) 649-2742
BILY (Because I Love You)
In our weekly Tuesday night group, our focus is on strengthening the bonds between teenager and parent. At BILY (Because I Love You) we take a recovery-based approach to address addiction, gang life, self-esteem and personal responsibility-ultimately encouraging teens to ...
Hosted by Greg Arata
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Encino, CA 91316
In our weekly Tuesday night group, our focus is on strengthening the bonds between teenager and parent. At BILY (Because I Love You) we take a recovery-based approach to address addiction, gang life, self-esteem and personal responsibility-ultimately encouraging teens to ...
(626) 658-3875 View (626) 658-3875
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Encino?

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.