Support Groups in Encino, CA

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Anxiety Management Group for Young Adults
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This weekly group focuses on management of anxiety and stress in young adult (20's-30's) population. With use of psychoeducation, CBT and Mindfulness-based techniques, we explore the impact of anxiety on our daily lives, and collaborate to develop positive coping skills ..."
(424) 367-0495 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Women in Transition
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"There are groups for women who are in the midst of transition, such as an "empty nest," retirement/career change, or a change in a primary relationship, such as marriage, divorce, or re-marriage. The focus is on identifying and asserting one's ..."
(703) 940-0801 
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Encino, CA 91316
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Somatic, Sensorimotor Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"A group to help process relational neglect and trauma issues. Focus will be on Complex Post Traumatic Stress. "
(818) 918-2741 
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Encino, CA 91436
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social skills
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT
Verified
"social skills for kids and teens on the autistic spectrum "
(818) 351-7146 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Understanding Your Adolescent Daughter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"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 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Newly Separated and Divorcing Group - Virtually
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Inpatient Client Services
Treatment Center
"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 
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Encino, CA 91436
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New Dads
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified
"If you've done the research, there are literally hundreds of groups to support new moms, but scant offerings for the dads. I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist, forming a group for new dads to discuss issues including, but not ..."
(310) 893-1808 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Mindfulness for Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"I am currently forming a new group geared towards helping people work with anxiety by incorporating mindfulness techniques into their daily lives. We focus on breathing techniques to reduce anxious symptoms, cultivating an open, nonjudgmental awareness, and developing self-compassion, among ..."
(818) 479-3100 
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Encino, CA 91316
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Coming Home: Finding Peace in Our Body
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
"Integrating Feldenkrais inspired exercises, body-centered meditation, written exploration and group discussion, participants will gain tools to maintain awareness, stability, balance and integrity unique to their body/mind. "
(818) 483-6695 
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Encino, CA 91316
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BILY (Because I Love You)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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 
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Encino, CA 91316
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support group for victims of homicide
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
"*Victims of crime compensation accepted. This is a support group for people who lost their family members or lost their beloveds. This is a safe place for such individuals to share and process their experiences and feelings. "
(818) 210-4287 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Women's Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, MA
Verified
"This women's group brings together women who are seeking support, collaboration, and shared learning regarding relationships and career issues, as well as those who are trying to shed stumbling blocks to greater personal fulfillment and empowerment. Please contact me to ..."
(323) 302-4798 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Woman's Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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 
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Encino, CA 91316
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Support for Parents of School Aged Children
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Motherhood + Identity Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFTA
Verified
"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 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Finding Inner Peace: An Online Anxiety Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"An online coronavirus anxiety support group. This group is an opportunity to connect and support others during this trying times. Here you can learn to develop a different relationship with anxiety. Learn practical tools to use decrease the impact and ..."
(747) 239-5034 
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Encino, CA 91316
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Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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 
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Encino, CA 91316
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Codependency; What is it and What to do About it?
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
"A different topic will be discussed each week for the first hour. The second hour will be an opportunity to talk about and get support for your personal challenges. Each session will be 6 weeks. Please feel free to contact ..."
(818) 962-6439 
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Encino, CA 91436
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Teens in Recovery Somatic Tools
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"This is a Somatic therapy group for teens in treatment for substance abuse and mood disorders. I provide psycho education about mal-adaptive responses that lead to addiction and teach techniques that help to regulate the nervous system, calm the mind, ..."
(818) 287-0832 
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Encino, CA 91316



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