Support Groups in Lake Arrowhead, CA

Photo of Carola Hauer, Psychologist in Lake Arrowhead, CA
Dream Groups starting 2017
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"We will start a dream group in the first quarter of 2020 and are inviting anyone interested in participating in the group to contact Dr. Hauer @ 760-443-9565, who will be leading the group from a depth psychological perspective "
(760) 813-3032 
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Group meets in:
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
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Women of Wisdom, WOW, a woman's support group.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPCC
Verified
"Living in a mountain community is often isolating, and there is a need for newcomers and old-timers to get together to support one another. The group must be limited to 8 people, since that number works best. Confidentiality will be ..."
(909) 281-7395 
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Group meets in:
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
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Couples Awakening May 21-23, 2021 Lake Arrowhead,
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"At this Retreat you will have the chance to: Clarify, explore and expand your vision for your relationship * Illuminate patterns from your family of origin and where these patterns are supporting and getting in the way of intimacy and ..."
(714) 752-0881 
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Group meets in:
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

More Groups Nearby

Photo of Carola Hauer, Psychologist in Lake Arrowhead, CA
Dream Groups starting 2017
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"We will start a dream group in the first quarter of 2020 and are inviting anyone interested in participating in the group to contact Dr. Hauer @ 760-443-9565, who will be leading the group from a depth psychological perspective "
(760) 813-3032 
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Group meets in:
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Photo of Nancy Lewis Lappen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Arrowhead, CA
Women of Wisdom, WOW, a woman's support group.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPCC
Verified
"Living in a mountain community is often isolating, and there is a need for newcomers and old-timers to get together to support one another. The group must be limited to 8 people, since that number works best. Confidentiality will be ..."
(909) 281-7395 
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Group meets in:
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Photo of Lynne E Sheridan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lake Arrowhead, CA
Couples Awakening May 21-23, 2021 Lake Arrowhead,
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"At this Retreat you will have the chance to: Clarify, explore and expand your vision for your relationship * Illuminate patterns from your family of origin and where these patterns are supporting and getting in the way of intimacy and ..."
(714) 752-0881 
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Group meets in:
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Photo of Carolyn R Edwards, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lake Arrowhead, CA
grief and loss group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"A 5 session once a week group Monday evenings, from 5pm-630pm. Group will cover and discuss the stages of grief, the normalcy of emotions, and understanding of all our own reactions to loss of a loved one. Cultural norms and ..."
(909) 303-1738 
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Group meets in:
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Photo of Krista H Renella, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lake Arrowhead, CA
"Love Doesn't Hurt" Codependent/Narcissistic Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"This group is ON HIATUS until further notice. Are you feeling burned out, exhausted, and neglecting other important relationships? Do you find yourself dependent on approval from someone else for your self-worth and identity? This 8-week group was created to ..."
(747) 239-5570 
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Group meets in:
Crestline, CA 92325

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