Host: Della Fernandes, LMFT, MPM, PMP
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"Intern support group that meets every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Lafayette and in Burlingame. The objective of the group is to support Interns through the process of their Internship; emotionally and practically, using tools, resources and ..."
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"Intern support group that meets every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Lafayette and in Burlingame. The objective of the group is to support Interns through the process of their Internship; emotionally and practically, using tools, resources and ..."
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Host: Dr. Michael Mayer, PhD
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"In this ongoing group, we will share our journeys though the trials of the various facets of our lives. In each group we'll learn tools for dealing with the troubled times in which we live. In addition to the group ..."
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"In this ongoing group, we will share our journeys though the trials of the various facets of our lives. In each group we'll learn tools for dealing with the troubled times in which we live. In addition to the group ..."
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Host: Mr. Benjamin Jones, MA, LMFT
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"This group is for men 40 and over. It addresses any and all issues that the members wish to bring up. Sometimes these are general issues that affect many members, and sometimes they are specific issues that one member wishes ..."
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"This group is for men 40 and over. It addresses any and all issues that the members wish to bring up. Sometimes these are general issues that affect many members, and sometimes they are specific issues that one member wishes ..."
Host: Dr. Morenike F Oshi-Ojuri, PsyD
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"A group for the aging woman. Group topics focus on life transitions, aging, relationships with adult children, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, empowerment, health psychology issues, sexuality "
(925) 275-5746
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"A group for the aging woman. Group topics focus on life transitions, aging, relationships with adult children, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, empowerment, health psychology issues, sexuality "
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Host: Dr. Susan Overhauser, PhD
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"This is an on-going group for women who have survived sexual trauma, whether it be assault, rape, incest, child sexual abuse, date rape, molestation, or marital rape. We explore the impact of the trauma(s), learn to identify and manage triggers, ..."
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"This is an on-going group for women who have survived sexual trauma, whether it be assault, rape, incest, child sexual abuse, date rape, molestation, or marital rape. We explore the impact of the trauma(s), learn to identify and manage triggers, ..."
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Host: Mr. Doug Ronning, LMFT, RDT-BCT
Group meets in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
"Our online games groups are held via secure video conferencing and utilizes online board games to foster social interaction and build self-esteem. Games are an engaging way to have fun while talking with other people, learn about yourself and others, ..."
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"Our online games groups are held via secure video conferencing and utilizes online board games to foster social interaction and build self-esteem. Games are an engaging way to have fun while talking with other people, learn about yourself and others, ..."
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Host: Maria Viviana (Guerrero) Higbee, LMFT
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"Supporting female identified teens in improving self esteem and developing a strong sense of self. Note- Group will not be meeting during the Global Pandemic. Will reconvene when it is safer to meet in person. "
(925) 297-4288
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"Supporting female identified teens in improving self esteem and developing a strong sense of self. Note- Group will not be meeting during the Global Pandemic. Will reconvene when it is safer to meet in person. "
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Host: Mrs. Andrea (Andy) Cecile Bohn, MA, LMFT, MPH, MS
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"A Recovery Group led by a clean and sober therapist with 24 years clean and sober. This relational group covers all related addiction issues. Early recovery, ongoing recovery and relapse prevention with cross talk encouraged. This group has been ongoing ..."
(510) 497-0848
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"A Recovery Group led by a clean and sober therapist with 24 years clean and sober. This relational group covers all related addiction issues. Early recovery, ongoing recovery and relapse prevention with cross talk encouraged. This group has been ongoing ..."
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Host: Dr. Nashin Joseph, PsyD
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"Feeling angry and can't understand why? Feeling misunderstood? Unheard? Are others telling you that you get angry easily? Unable to fit in or make friends? Unable to talk with others about how you feel? Teens that self identified as male ..."
(925) 430-7574
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"Feeling angry and can't understand why? Feeling misunderstood? Unheard? Are others telling you that you get angry easily? Unable to fit in or make friends? Unable to talk with others about how you feel? Teens that self identified as male ..."
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Host: Peggie Lee, LCSW
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"The divorce process can feel intimidating, overwhelming and isolating. Each person experiences the struggles of separation differently. The road to recovery exists, and you don't have to walk it alone. Come get the necessary support and resources to create your ..."
(415) 968-5418
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"The divorce process can feel intimidating, overwhelming and isolating. Each person experiences the struggles of separation differently. The road to recovery exists, and you don't have to walk it alone. Come get the necessary support and resources to create your ..."
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Host: Katie Malone, MA, LMFT, LPCC
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"This group is geared towards people who are interested in exploring meaning in life and other existential concerns, while also having some fun and making new friendships! This group will explore common themes that come up in the lives of ..."
(925) 326-6614
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"This group is geared towards people who are interested in exploring meaning in life and other existential concerns, while also having some fun and making new friendships! This group will explore common themes that come up in the lives of ..."
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Host: Dr. Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"Get support, make new friends, and build community by joining a parent group. Share and discuss the unique challenges faced by parents of gifted, highly sensitive, and exceptional children. Parent groups are based on the SENG model, which is the ..."
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"Get support, make new friends, and build community by joining a parent group. Share and discuss the unique challenges faced by parents of gifted, highly sensitive, and exceptional children. Parent groups are based on the SENG model, which is the ..."
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Host: Haley Hewitt, MA, LMFT, E-RYT
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"10-session DBT skills group for adults, using The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by McKay, starting this August and ending in December 2019. This is a skills group, not a process group. There will be a somatic or mindfulness experiential ..."
(925) 275-5742
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"10-session DBT skills group for adults, using The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by McKay, starting this August and ending in December 2019. This is a skills group, not a process group. There will be a somatic or mindfulness experiential ..."
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Host: Dr. Wayne Chan, PsyD
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"Self-esteem impacts your decision-making process, your relationships, your emotional health, and your overall well-being. If you have struggled with criticism, doubt, or dissatisfaction with yourself, you are not alone. We will work on understanding how low self-esteem is developed and ..."
(650) 397-6608
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"Self-esteem impacts your decision-making process, your relationships, your emotional health, and your overall well-being. If you have struggled with criticism, doubt, or dissatisfaction with yourself, you are not alone. We will work on understanding how low self-esteem is developed and ..."
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Host: Ms. Judi Warehouse, LMFT
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"DBT incorporates a combination of group therapy sessions that seek to teach individuals valuable self-management skills The skills help individuals who are dealing with the suffering that is caused by negative thought processes and helps them to create mindfulness practices ..."
(925) 403-4181
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"DBT incorporates a combination of group therapy sessions that seek to teach individuals valuable self-management skills The skills help individuals who are dealing with the suffering that is caused by negative thought processes and helps them to create mindfulness practices ..."
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Host: Katie Malone, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Group meets in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
"Our heart goes out to you. We appreciate you. We are offering this group because we care and want to help. We want to support you to get through COVID-19, help you to support those you are committed to help, ..."
(925) 326-6614
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"Our heart goes out to you. We appreciate you. We are offering this group because we care and want to help. We want to support you to get through COVID-19, help you to support those you are committed to help, ..."
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Host: Dr. Ann Steiner
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"Trauma, isolation and loss of connection with others are major issue for most people dealing with chronic pain and illness. This warm, long-term support group addresses hidden disabilities, chronic pain, and life-altering medical challenges. Members of this unique group inspire ..."
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"Trauma, isolation and loss of connection with others are major issue for most people dealing with chronic pain and illness. This warm, long-term support group addresses hidden disabilities, chronic pain, and life-altering medical challenges. Members of this unique group inspire ..."
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Host: Dr. Grace Malonai, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH
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Lafayette, CA 94549
"This Advanced Parent Discussion Group is geared towards parents who want to discuss the trials and triumphs of parenting gifted kids on a deeper level. Focus will be on support, building connections, and exploring important and unique challenges faced while ..."
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"This Advanced Parent Discussion Group is geared towards parents who want to discuss the trials and triumphs of parenting gifted kids on a deeper level. Focus will be on support, building connections, and exploring important and unique challenges faced while ..."
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Host: Mr. Doug Ronning, LMFT, RDT-BCT
Group meets in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
"Our online games groups are held via secure video conferencing and utilizes online board games to foster social interaction and build self-esteem. Games are an engaging way to have fun while talking with other people, learn about yourself and others, ..."
(925) 900-5660
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"Our online games groups are held via secure video conferencing and utilizes online board games to foster social interaction and build self-esteem. Games are an engaging way to have fun while talking with other people, learn about yourself and others, ..."
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Host: Mr. Benjamin Jones, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
"Often we act in ways that do not reflect the way we feel inside because of our fears, upbringing, low self-worth, painful experiences, or other obstacles. An example is being angry about how someone treats us but never doing anything ..."
(925) 238-3961
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"Often we act in ways that do not reflect the way we feel inside because of our fears, upbringing, low self-worth, painful experiences, or other obstacles. An example is being angry about how someone treats us but never doing anything ..."

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