Host: Dr. Christopher Hawkey, PhD
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
"This is a weekly adult DBT skills group. DBT Skills group is one mode of treatment for full model DBT and is run similar to a class. Skills covered include mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. Group runs ..."
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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"This is a weekly adult DBT skills group. DBT Skills group is one mode of treatment for full model DBT and is run similar to a class. Skills covered include mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. Group runs ..."
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Host: Mr. Brian Thompson, CATC-IV, CHT, CCA, CI, LMFT
Group meets in:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
"This group is specifically designed to help friends of families that are dealing with someone else's addiction. This is an educational and support based group. "
(714) 942-2736
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"This group is specifically designed to help friends of families that are dealing with someone else's addiction. This is an educational and support based group. "
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Host: Dr Roxanne Cherry, PhD, MFT
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
"Please come to my monthly Transgender Support Group, which meets on the LAST Sunday of every month from 3:30-5pm in Laguna Niguel. This group is for adults, anywhere on the transition spectrum. Free. There will also be an opportunity for ..."
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"Please come to my monthly Transgender Support Group, which meets on the LAST Sunday of every month from 3:30-5pm in Laguna Niguel. This group is for adults, anywhere on the transition spectrum. Free. There will also be an opportunity for ..."
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Host: Dr. Enas Elshiwick, PsyD, MFT
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Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 485-2836
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Host: Dr. Isaac Y Taitz, PhD, MS
Group meets in:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
"Help you and yours get a restorative night's rest without losing sleep over the cost of one-on-one sessions. Through this group, I will teach you the latest proven cognitive and behavioral strategies to improve and maintain your sleep hygiene. I ..."
(949) 522-7500
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"Help you and yours get a restorative night's rest without losing sleep over the cost of one-on-one sessions. Through this group, I will teach you the latest proven cognitive and behavioral strategies to improve and maintain your sleep hygiene. I ..."
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Host: Dr. KrisTina Brosius-Rodriguez, PsyD
Group meets in:
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
"Infertility flips your life around, no matter what stage in the process you are at. This group can help you navigate the emotional minefield of infertility with psychoeducation and support. I have survived this process myself and can relate with ..."
(714) 676-8377
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"Infertility flips your life around, no matter what stage in the process you are at. This group can help you navigate the emotional minefield of infertility with psychoeducation and support. I have survived this process myself and can relate with ..."

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