Adults Support Groups in Encino, CA

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Former Cult Member Support
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSEd
Verified
Verified
"This group the only on-going support group in Los Angeles specifically for those who have found themselves in controlling and/or cultic environments, and are dealing with the side-effects or after-effects of that experience. Friends and loved ones of those in, ..."
(818) 835-5147
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Encino, CA 91436
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Codependency; What is it and What to do About it?
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
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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Women in Transition
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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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Building Strong Relationships
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
"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
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Encino, CA 91436
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Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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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Motherhood + Identity Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFTA
Verified
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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Anxiety Management Group for Young Adults
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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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Coming Home: Finding Peace in Our Body
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
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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Woman's Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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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Women's Empowerment Groups
Psychologist, Ph, D, CGP
Verified
Verified
"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
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Encino, CA 91436
Not accepting new clients
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Women's Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, MA
Verified
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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DBTherapy/ Skills Training
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"I run a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy/ coping skills training group.If you find that you suffer from chronic feelings of emptiness, fear of abandonment, unstable and intense interpersonal relationships, unstable self-image, intense anger or lack of control with anger, suicidal thoughts ..."
(747) 300-0204
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Encino, CA 91316
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Somatic, Sensorimotor Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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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Addiction Recovery Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"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
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Encino, CA 91316
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Newly Separated and Divorcing Group - Virtually
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RLT
Verified
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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Jody's Wednesday Morning Women's Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW, CAS
Verified
Verified
"This is a fabulous women’s group about finding your voice, sharing your truth, establishing healthy boundaries and engaging with other amazing women. Identify what you want and need, release what causes you discontent and angst. Reflect on what brings you ..."
(818) 986-0600
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Encino, CA 91436
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Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"I run a dually diagnosed substance abuse group that works on helping members identify the triggers that lead them to abuse alcohol/drugs. In most settings, substance abuse is worked on independantly without focus on understanding how emotional triggers plays a ..."
(747) 300-0204
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Encino, CA 91316
Not accepting new clients
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Groups, Workshops & Retreats
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Monthly Workshops and Groups at our office in Encino and Bi-annual Weekend Workshops & Silent Retreats in various locations in and outside of Los Angeles. Please contact us for more information. Also, inquire about our groups for creative (acting, writing, ..."
(818) 962-6352
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Encino, CA 91316
Not accepting new clients
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Fertility Forum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
(310) 954-9045
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Encino, CA 91436
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Mindfulness and Anxiety Group - via Zoom
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"The groups I offer are open to all adults and I solicit the widest diversity. I currently offer three groups: one for licensed psychotherapists, one for pre-licensed therapists, and one for the general public. The groups for psychotherapists are process ..."
(424) 258-5432
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Encino, CA 91436

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.