Support Groups in Lakewood, CA

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Accountability
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SUD III, M-Level, FAC/CS, CWTS, CCDS
Verified
(714) 650-8036 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, CA 90715
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" Lez Chat "
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
"A GROUP FOR LESBIAN, QUEER, and BISEXUAL WOMEN This is a Virtual Group "ZOOM" This group focus on issues that arise in relationships among women who date women and will provide a platform for participants to check- in and have ..."
(818) 963-9293 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Cóndor Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LPHA, RADT-C
Verified
"Psychotherapy services for adults, career coaching and more. Fees vary. "
(323) 458-5750 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Grief/Loss Recovery Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified
"Group treatment focuses on assisting individuals with recovering from loss no matter how traumatic. Learn how to grieve and be okay with your emotions. Do you have a message to deliver to the person that you loss? It's not to ..."
(424) 253-7147 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Child Abuser Treatment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified
"Attending this group will assist you in understanding the basic stages of development, alternative ways of communicating and disciplining. You may be able to satisfy your court mandated requirements. It explores the law, definitions of abuse and conflict resolution. "
(424) 253-7147 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Relapse Prevention
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SUD III, M-Level, FAC/CS, CWTS, CCDS
Verified
(714) 650-8036 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, CA 90715
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Batterer Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified
"Court Order Batterers group that focuses on decreasing occurrence of domestic/partner violence. "
(424) 253-7147 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, CA 90712
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"In the Moment" Understanding Where You Are
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
"A FOCUS GROUP FOR WOMEN: Virtual Group "ZOOM" Ages25 and over: Discuss topics associated with relationships, anxiety, depression, self esteem, social networking and more. Ask For Details, Registration and Further Information. tsage4change@gmail.com or Call 844-378-2692 or visit my website at ..."
(818) 963-9293 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Check-In & Chat: Coping With Change Virtual Group
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
"This is a Virtual Group "ZOOM" This group provide support to anyone feeling alone, sad, afraid, confused, or disconnected due to the required social distancing. This group will provide a platform for participants to check- in and have conversations with ..."
(818) 963-9293 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, CA 90712

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