Support Groups in La Canada, CA

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Parenting Adolescents
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
"This group will focus on understanding the emotional, social and physical changes going on in your teenagers world. Finding ways to communicate, set appropriate limits and boundaries and discipline teens are just some of the topics to be discussed. Each ..."
(626) 581-6982 
Group meets in:
La Canada, CA 91011

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Parenting Adolescents
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
"This group will focus on understanding the emotional, social and physical changes going on in your teenagers world. Finding ways to communicate, set appropriate limits and boundaries and discipline teens are just some of the topics to be discussed. Each ..."
(626) 581-6982 
Group meets in:
La Canada, CA 91011
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Motherhood Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
"Using Jungian analyst Lisa Marchiano's book Motherhood, we delve deeply into the initiatory experience of motherhood, applying archetypal myths and fairy-tales to our own contemporary lives, sparking creativity, and building community. "
(323) 612-0141 
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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HSP Relationships Support Group
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified
"Part 2 of HSP Support Group: a compassionate space for Asian & Desi Heritage American adults to share their relational HSP experiences, receive support, and learn skills. Group members will have a deeper understanding of their sensitivity, uncover their unique ..."
(310) 494-7217 
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Group meets in:
Burbank, CA 91502
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Caring Connected - Pasadena, CA
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"Our providers are trained in many approaches, but they're all focused on one thing: helping you change your life. All our providers are licensed/registered and have Master's/Doctoral degrees, at least 2,000 hours of professional experience, and must have completed their ..."
(626) 269-6601 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Girl Power - Youth & Teen Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFTI
Verified
"Teen Support is group therapy offered for girls with concerns that deserve to be talked about. Always confidential, topics will include anxiety, stress, bullying, academic concerns, family & friend issues, social media, on-line use, safety and more. Feelings such as ..."
(626) 261-7558 
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Group meets in:
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
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Unicorn Day Camp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Unicorn Day Camp is a summer program for transgender and gender nonbinary kids ages 6 to 10. It’s four exciting days of arts, crafts, games, and lots of unicorn magic, brought to you by LA Gender Center and the Institute ..."
(626) 502-6537 
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Group meets in:
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Not accepting new clients
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Caring Connected - Pasadena, CA
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"Our providers are trained in many approaches, but they're all focused on one thing: helping you change your life. All our providers are licensed/registered and have Master's/Doctoral degrees, at least 2,000 hours of professional experience, and must have completed their ..."
(323) 776-1878 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
Not accepting new clients
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Women's Sexual Abuse Survivors Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"The Women’s Sexual Assault Survivors Women’s Support Group is an interpersonal support group designed to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to explore the trauma you have experienced and process the impact this trauma may be having on ..."
(626) 414-5369 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Process Group for Teens
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"Research has shown that emotionally equipped teenagers have higher rates of success across all facets of their lives. During these difficult times, teenagers are faced with social isolation and limited opportunities. Our Process Group for Teens is designed to support ..."
(323) 766-6850 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Online Separation & Divorce Support Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
"Online evening support group for men and women either contemplating, going through, or recovering from separation or divorce. Topics may include communication with an estranged spouse, coping with the legal process, optimizing your relationship with your children, co-parenting, developing a ..."
(818) 551-1714 
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Group meets in:
Glendale, CA 91203
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Single Women Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
"This support group is designed to be a space to process struggles, emotions, and to feel unified with other women who are going through a similar journey. We will be discussing chapters of the "How to be Single and Happy" ..."
(626) 243-7264 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91107
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Compassion and Grit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW
Verified
"Compassion researcher Dr. Kristin Neff describes that the impact on teens is that their self-esteem often goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling with their latest successes and failures. Fortunately, there is an alternative to self-esteem ..."
(626) 314-6336 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Cancer Support Community
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"The Cancer Support Community, formerly called The Wellness Community, has multiple locations in the Los Angeles area. Group support, mind-body approaches, and education programs are free of charge. Contact the organization directly for information. "
(310) 341-7209 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Foresight Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(323) 310-3289 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91105
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"Into Fatherhood" Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This weekly, 90-minute therapeutic group is designed to help "dads" find the connection, support, and mental space to process the challenges of fatherhood and to grow as a parent, partner, and person. This group aims to be inclusive, and is ..."
(626) 314-6722 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Creative Drama for Adolescent Girls
PhD, MA, RDT, BCT
"Six-week groups are for adolescent young women (ages 13-15) (ages 16-18). Groups meet weekly for 2 1/2 hours focusing on self-expression and identity during this developmental stage of individuation. Young women who are shy, outgoing or who may have social ..."
(323) 924-3217 
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Group meets in:
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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New Dads Support
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA-CLPT, MFT, PMH-C
Verified
"Support group for new dads within first 6 months of their infants life. Queer friendly. CBT skills for managing role transition, discussion around expectations and roles. Intake required to attend group. "
(213) 973-4715 
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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"Life Transitions Group"
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
""Life Transitions Group" is a 12-week discussion and support group that focuses on amending feelings of frustration and disappointment due to job loss. Build your confidence and balance again with ten peers in a similar situation. Please call for scheduling. "
(626) 935-9961 
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Group meets in:
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Social Skills Group (ages 7-12 years old)
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"Childhood friendships are a key building block for healthy relationships later in life. Peer relationships are the training grounds for children to hone their skills, increase independence, and develop the capacity for healthy adult relationships later in life. This group ..."
(323) 766-6850 
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91105

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