Host: Shaw Strannahan, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92618
"This group is led by an experienced therapist and meets on a monthly basis to discuss various mental health issues. Each month there will be an assigned book dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-compassion, values, Buddhist approach to ..."
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"This group is led by an experienced therapist and meets on a monthly basis to discuss various mental health issues. Each month there will be an assigned book dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-compassion, values, Buddhist approach to ..."
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Host: Jordan Gray, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"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 ..."
(657) 222-2702
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"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 ..."
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Host: Ms. Mitra Golriz, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"This is a 6 weeks virtual group, emphasizing the benefits of learning to bear emotional pain skillfully. The 6 topics rotated through approximately every one and half month. This is an open enrollment therefore, members can join on any Thursday ..."
(949) 429-4683
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"This is a 6 weeks virtual group, emphasizing the benefits of learning to bear emotional pain skillfully. The 6 topics rotated through approximately every one and half month. This is an open enrollment therefore, members can join on any Thursday ..."
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Host: Mrs. Yasaman Mostajeran, PhD, MA, MBA
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"A weekly group focusing on relationship issues from Rumi's perspective. This group integrates mindfulness practices with poetry as well as expressive arts. Group starts Tuesday April 14th , 2020 and it is offered over ZOOM until we can meet in ..."
(949) 344-2847
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"A weekly group focusing on relationship issues from Rumi's perspective. This group integrates mindfulness practices with poetry as well as expressive arts. Group starts Tuesday April 14th , 2020 and it is offered over ZOOM until we can meet in ..."
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Host: Ms. Nadia Abou-Seda Licensed Somatic Psychotherapist, BSW, MA , SEP, LPCC
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"From Nov.7-21. For details, visit: facebook.com/Arabic.Couns eling "
(949) 407-5775
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"From Nov.7-21. For details, visit: facebook.com/Arabic.Couns eling "
Host: Dr. Sadaf Sahibzada @ Mental Wealth Counseling, PsyD, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92618
"Mental Wealth provides counseling, coaching, and consulting services to individuals and companies throughout California. Our secret sauce is effective and competent tele-healthcare available to those in need of emotional support. Additionally, we offer relationship and life coaching to help client ..."
(949) 570-4584
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"Mental Wealth provides counseling, coaching, and consulting services to individuals and companies throughout California. Our secret sauce is effective and competent tele-healthcare available to those in need of emotional support. Additionally, we offer relationship and life coaching to help client ..."
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Host: Marc S. Moawad, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"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 ..."
(949) 541-8065
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Irvine, CA 92612
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"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 ..."
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Host: Dr. Julie Lynn Osborn, LCSW, PsyD
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92604
"This 2 day CBT Workshop is being held on Sept. 21-22, 2013. You will learn how to use CBT in your life by the end of the workshop and make changes in your life. Learning within a group setting is ..."
(949) 505-8407
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Irvine, CA 92604
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"This 2 day CBT Workshop is being held on Sept. 21-22, 2013. You will learn how to use CBT in your life by the end of the workshop and make changes in your life. Learning within a group setting is ..."
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Host: Samantha Lawrence, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"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 ..."
(949) 301-8061
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Irvine, CA 92612
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"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 ..."
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Host: Dr. Elizabeth Kane, PhD, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92614
"The wedding date is set , the location reserved, the guest list in place and the cake and flowers are ordered. You and your fiance are excited to move forward together as a married couple. It is an exciting time ..."
(714) 584-5913
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Irvine, CA 92614
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"The wedding date is set , the location reserved, the guest list in place and the cake and flowers are ordered. You and your fiance are excited to move forward together as a married couple. It is an exciting time ..."
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Host: Dr. Debbie Jason, PhD
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"Difficulty managing emotions can have painful consequences for self-esteem, relationships and overall quality of life. Therapy groups at Trauma Therapy CA support you in learning new skills to take back your life. Our skills groups are backed by years of ..."
(714) 455-3279
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Irvine, CA 92612
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"Difficulty managing emotions can have painful consequences for self-esteem, relationships and overall quality of life. Therapy groups at Trauma Therapy CA support you in learning new skills to take back your life. Our skills groups are backed by years of ..."
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Host: Laurel A. Basbas, PhD
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92602
"Women are finding their voices; in relationships, in careers, and everywhere! This group provides a safe haven where you can get support for life transitions, find help for current stresses and struggles, explore options for your future, and discover the ..."
(714) 699-9764
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Irvine, CA 92602
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"Women are finding their voices; in relationships, in careers, and everywhere! This group provides a safe haven where you can get support for life transitions, find help for current stresses and struggles, explore options for your future, and discover the ..."
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Host: Mrs. Karen Cladis, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"This group is for couples who have an autistic child in their family. It is free of charge to the couple because it is supported by TACA. The groups form once we have four couples. The focus is on couples relationship ..."
(949) 484-0996
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Irvine, CA 92612
"This group is for couples who have an autistic child in their family. It is free of charge to the couple because it is supported by TACA. The groups form once we have four couples. The focus is on couples relationship ..."
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Host: Dr. Robert Yeilding, PsyD
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92612
"The Social Anxiety Group is a very cost-effective alternative to individual therapy, and is currently available as a tele-health group, utilizing a virtual format available to anyone in the state of California to participate in. These empirically based groups consist ..."
(949) 528-4784
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Irvine, CA 92612
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"The Social Anxiety Group is a very cost-effective alternative to individual therapy, and is currently available as a tele-health group, utilizing a virtual format available to anyone in the state of California to participate in. These empirically based groups consist ..."
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Host: Jaci Schoen - Relationship Specialist, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92614
"Rekindle! - Reconnect! - Revitalize Your Relationship! 1) Identify your repetitive negative cycle. 2) Learn how this cycle gets in the way of closeness. 3) Understand each other's relationship needs. 4) Rekindle the ability to reach out and know that ..."
(714) 202-4742
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Irvine, CA 92614
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"Rekindle! - Reconnect! - Revitalize Your Relationship! 1) Identify your repetitive negative cycle. 2) Learn how this cycle gets in the way of closeness. 3) Understand each other's relationship needs. 4) Rekindle the ability to reach out and know that ..."
Host: Trinh Nguyen, LCSW
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92618
"Having Asian parents can be difficult at times. You may find yourself feeling guilty, angry, and sad in your relationship with your parents. The frustrating part is not knowing how to get out of that uncomfortable place. Maybe you want ..."
(657) 301-4201
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Irvine, CA 92618
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"Having Asian parents can be difficult at times. You may find yourself feeling guilty, angry, and sad in your relationship with your parents. The frustrating part is not knowing how to get out of that uncomfortable place. Maybe you want ..."
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Host: Dr. James Tobin, PhD
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92618
"This group is for men who would like to learn about the challenges of masculinity in contemporary culture. Issues pertaining to career, relationships, fatherhood, health/stress management, and family of origin will be addressed in a supportive environment. In each group ..."
(949) 338-4388
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Irvine, CA 92618
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"This group is for men who would like to learn about the challenges of masculinity in contemporary culture. Issues pertaining to career, relationships, fatherhood, health/stress management, and family of origin will be addressed in a supportive environment. In each group ..."
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Host: Mrs. Kristie Cain, MA, LMFT, RPT, RPT-S
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92618
"Get together with other intentional moms to connect, alleviate stress and refine the path you are on to create the life you want for you, and your family. Meet therapist Rosemary Kane, LMFT, and other amazing women, like you, to ..."
(949) 397-6605
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Irvine, CA 92618
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"Get together with other intentional moms to connect, alleviate stress and refine the path you are on to create the life you want for you, and your family. Meet therapist Rosemary Kane, LMFT, and other amazing women, like you, to ..."
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Host: Ms. Monica Marie Huston, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92618
"This 8-week therapy group is designed for adults seeking support for their anxiety and depression symptoms. The 1st and 3rd week of each month targets depression symptoms while the 2nd and 4th week addresses anxiety symptoms. There is no commitment. ..."
(949) 354-4905
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Irvine, CA 92618
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"This 8-week therapy group is designed for adults seeking support for their anxiety and depression symptoms. The 1st and 3rd week of each month targets depression symptoms while the 2nd and 4th week addresses anxiety symptoms. There is no commitment. ..."
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Host: Amirnaz (Ami) Novid, LMFT, CHT, CSMC
Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92604
"Hypnosis for stress management, positive energy, self esteem, confidence, and deep emotional healing. "
(949) 544-1604
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Irvine, CA 92604
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"Hypnosis for stress management, positive energy, self esteem, confidence, and deep emotional healing. "

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