Trauma Focused Support Groups in Encino, CA

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Photo of Priscilla Harris, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
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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Group meets in:
Encino, CA 91316

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Photo of Priscilla Harris, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
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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Group meets in:
Encino, CA 91316
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DID Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Processing group for individuals with DID "
(747) 207-4454
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Group meets in:
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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Emotional Housecleaning: Ending Bad Memories
Psychologist, PhD, LAC, DiplAc, NCCAOM, AAPM
"Led by Dr. Bresler, this group is for those who have experienced physical or emotional trauma and who continue to have anxiety, fear, rage, depression, shame, guilt, and/or other negative emotional reactions to that experience. In addition to peer support, ..."
(562) 250-5763
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Queer Trauma and Coping Support Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"If you are a queer person living in the aftermath of trauma, this is for you. If you are tired of being triggered and you're ready to learn practical coping strategies from a trained professional and: understand your trauma symptoms ..."
(424) 233-1062
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Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Photo of Maria Gray, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Women's Group Monday Nights
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NMP, CGP
Verified
Verified
"This women's therapy group meets for 75 minutes each week. It offers a therapeutic environment where members can learn how to skillfully put their thoughts and feelings into words while discussing topics like: anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues, workplace challenges, ..."
(310) 846-8954
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Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Coming Soon! (Ideas are welcome!)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Before COVID-19, I ran a successful Healing From Trauma group for over a year. I love the energy of people coming together to process their issues and for a common good--e specially when that common good involves improving mental health outcomes. ..."
(310) 919-5877
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Women’s Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This group combines sharing your challenging life transition in a safe and non judgmental space with psychoeducation on a variety of mental health and personal growth topics. Limited to 8 women at a time allows for weekly support with like ..."
(424) 500-3231
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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12-Step AA & Alanon For individuals & family
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR-II, TRM-II, BSP, NAT
Verified
Verified
"This 12-week, 60 minute group uses the 12-Steps, Somatic Skills, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques to nurture those living with the affects of a loved one's addiction and those dealing with adictions. "
(310) 627-2345
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Shakti Therapy & Healing Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"You know how it feels isolating when it’s just you vs your struggles? As YOUR therapists, we help you shift your struggles into strengths when your anxiety or depression takes over. With us, you take back control of your life, ..."
(424) 625-7809
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Divorce Empowerment Group for Women
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
"Meeting Online, Thursdays at 6:10pm. Rolling Admission, join when ready; stay for 8 sessions - $37.50 each. Topics: Stages of Divorce, Coping with Stress of Legalities, Financial Stress and Self-Care, Sharing the News and Boundaries, Life Stages and Divorce, Existential ..."
(415) 594-5322
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Waitlist for new clients
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Women's Sexual Trauma Survivors Group - Online
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This group will focus on working through the challenges of coping with childhood sexual trauma and its impact on relationships, intimacy, communication, self-esteem, boundaries and all areas of life. You will learn about grounding skills and coping with triggers. Group ..."
(323) 886-0458
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Marlene White Lenard, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Late Divorce Group is Temporarily Canceled
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
"Have you or a friend, relative, client or patient left or been left * after 25+ years of marriage? This increasingly common demographic (media nicknamed "Gray Divorce") may have you asking yourself "what now?" Whether you feel angry and resentful, ..."
(424) 404-6169
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Not accepting new clients
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Domestic Violence Women's Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"We are currently doing virtual groups on Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. This group helps women understand their behavior patterns and learn new empowment skills. Frequent topics include stress management, self-care, relationships, family and parenting issues. Women in group connect ..."
(424) 488-7891
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Group meets in:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Men's Sex/Porn Addiction Treatment Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S
Verified
Verified
"Stay sober and learn to recover healthy sexuality with the support of fellow men. "
(310) 843-9902
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Photo of Maria Gray, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Co-ed Group Therapy California and Texas Online
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NMP, CGP
Verified
Verified
"I’m a Certified Group Therapist (CGP). This group is a co-ed (mixed gender) process group. The group is open to males, females and those who identify as nonbinary. It provides a therapeutic environment where members can learn how to skillfully ..."
(310) 846-8954
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Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Photo of Maria Gray, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Wednesday Co-ed Group Therapy California
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NMP, CGP
Verified
Verified
"This group is a co-ed online process group, open to anyone living in California. It provides a therapeutic environment where members can learn how to skillfully put their thoughts and feelings into words while discussing topics like: anxiety, depression, parenting, ..."
(310) 846-8954
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Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Women's Love Addiction
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CPTT
Verified
Verified
"For women who experience obsessive thinking about or are unable to uncouple from unhealthy or unwanted relationships or find themselves attached to unavailable partners. For help defining a healthy relationship and holding boundaries toward that goal. Call for interview - ..."
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Group meets in:
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Weekly Women's Online Self-Compassion Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
"Our weekly online Women’s Self-Compassion group teaches assertiveness, self-compassion, & self-esteem skills in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment. You will learn how to value your voice, how to lessen codependent behaviors, and how to build a loving relationship with yourself. Participants ..."
(424) 888-5610
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Group meets in:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Stress Management & Somatic Skills
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Thursday’s at 3:30pm – 4:45pm PST Clyde Blair, LMFT This group will help you to understand the nature of anxiety, stress, threat and offer tools for getting through these stressful times. Monday's at 1:30pm – 2:45pm PST Celeste Mendelsohn, C-IAYT, ..."
(818) 794-7209
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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.