Host: Ms. Mitra Golriz, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
University Town Center
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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Group meets in:
University Town Center
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 ..."
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Host: Ms. Alysia St. Clair
Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"Emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, core mindfulness skills. Groups meet virtually. Info at www.PacificMindSpa.com "
(310) 361-4164
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Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"Emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, core mindfulness skills. Groups meet virtually. Info at www.PacificMindSpa.com "
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Host: Dr. Carol V. Carlson
Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"This group is for adults, parents, adult children, or individuals who have lost a family member or loved one to suicide. Its focus is to provide a foundational path towards healing from this complex grief reaction. As a result of ..."
(949) 529-5607
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Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"This group is for adults, parents, adult children, or individuals who have lost a family member or loved one to suicide. Its focus is to provide a foundational path towards healing from this complex grief reaction. As a result of ..."
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Host: Tsai-Ling Fraher For Improved Wellbeing, MS , LMFT
Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"If family hasn't been a source of love, acceptance, and safety for you, this group is for you. If you recognize how you're feeling, thinking, behaving is negatively impacted and you want to live the life you desire, this group ..."
(949) 522-7414
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Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"If family hasn't been a source of love, acceptance, and safety for you, this group is for you. If you recognize how you're feeling, thinking, behaving is negatively impacted and you want to live the life you desire, this group ..."
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Host: Ms. Andrea Keith, LMFT, CEAP
Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"Anger Management Program for Adults. Enrollment: $75 by appointment only. Each class: $30. 10-Lesson Curriculum. Classes offered: Tue 5:30pm-7:00pm, Wed 5:30pm-7:00pm, Thur 11:00am-12:30pm One-time enrollment appointment required to participate. Learn new coping skills and improve your professional and personal relationships. ..."
(949) 531-7298
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Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"Anger Management Program for Adults. Enrollment: $75 by appointment only. Each class: $30. 10-Lesson Curriculum. Classes offered: Tue 5:30pm-7:00pm, Wed 5:30pm-7:00pm, Thur 11:00am-12:30pm One-time enrollment appointment required to participate. Learn new coping skills and improve your professional and personal relationships. ..."
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Host: Tsai-Ling Fraher For Improved Wellbeing, MS , LMFT
Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"A 2-hour, weekly process group for therapists-in-training (graduate students, trainees, and associates) in a supportive, growth-oriented, and strength-based environment. Being in the helping profession takes tremendous courage to introspect ourselves, to negotiate values, and to live authentically. This group provides ..."
(949) 522-7414
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Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"A 2-hour, weekly process group for therapists-in-training (graduate students, trainees, and associates) in a supportive, growth-oriented, and strength-based environment. Being in the helping profession takes tremendous courage to introspect ourselves, to negotiate values, and to live authentically. This group provides ..."
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Host: Tsai-Ling Fraher For Improved Wellbeing, MS , LMFT
Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"College life in America is exciting and this is just the beginning of many thrilling experiences for you! This group focuses on 3 "U"s: YOU, University, and USA! Come to connect and support each other and learn useful skills to ..."
(949) 522-7414
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Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"College life in America is exciting and this is just the beginning of many thrilling experiences for you! This group focuses on 3 "U"s: YOU, University, and USA! Come to connect and support each other and learn useful skills to ..."
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Host: Ms. Andrea Keith, LMFT, CEAP
Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"PET LOSS Support Group provides emotional connection and understanding when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Typically the first Saturday of each month. 12:30-1:30pm. Call for confirmation 949-650-2442. $25 fee or what one can afford, but no one turned ..."
(949) 531-7298
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Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"PET LOSS Support Group provides emotional connection and understanding when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Typically the first Saturday of each month. 12:30-1:30pm. Call for confirmation 949-650-2442. $25 fee or what one can afford, but no one turned ..."
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Host: Ms. Andrea Keith, LMFT, CEAP
Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"RELATIONSHIP BOOT CAMP: Recalibrating Codependent Behavior (not for couples but for individuals). Learn about and develop better skills to create and help maintain healthy relationships. This is a closed 4-week group. A one-time enrollment appointment for $75 is required prior ..."
(949) 531-7298
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Group meets in:
University Town Center
Irvine, CA 92612
"RELATIONSHIP BOOT CAMP: Recalibrating Codependent Behavior (not for couples but for individuals). Learn about and develop better skills to create and help maintain healthy relationships. This is a closed 4-week group. A one-time enrollment appointment for $75 is required prior ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
University Town Center, 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 University Town Center, 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 University Town Center, 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 University Town Center, 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 University Town Center, 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.