Support Groups in Livermore, CA

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Group Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LCMHC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Verified
"Join us for this 2-hour group starting the summer of 2022. This is a group largely focused on processing unresolved childhood feelings and experiences to help members move forward by accessing their strengths in the here and now. Primary theories ..."
(984) 204-6920 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94551
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Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management ONLINE
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"MBCPM is a 13 week group that helps those who suffer from chronic pain to manage their symptoms in a non-medication way. I offer the groups through a zoom platform. "
(925) 961-5308 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94550
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Women's Mid-Life Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group is designed to address the mid-life concerns of women as they pertain to life changes and transitions.This is an interactive support and empowerment group. The following topics will be explored including but not limited to "Re-discovering Ourselves;" "The ..."
(925) 392-3592 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94550
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Del Valle Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The Del Valle Clinic has been established in Livermore, California since 1984. We are a psychological clinic providing psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents, and their families. We also provide psycho-educational and social-emotional testing for children and adolescents. It is our ..."
(510) 944-0974 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94550
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Teen Group
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LCMHC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Verified
"Join us for this 90-minute group for teens starting the summer of 2022. This group is open to teens who are struggling with grief, anxiety, school pressure, life transitions, family changes, anger, etc. An initial screening session is required to ..."
(984) 204-6920 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94551
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Healing Childhood Wounds (for Adults)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Are old wounds hurting today's relationships? This is a therapeutic group for adult children of troubled families, who want to heal from childhood wounds. Pre-registration required. Affordable fee with sliding scale. For more information, please call. "
(510) 296-6511 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94551

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Photo of Emily Ruha Keller, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Livermore, CA
Group Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LCMHC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Verified
"Join us for this 2-hour group starting the summer of 2022. This is a group largely focused on processing unresolved childhood feelings and experiences to help members move forward by accessing their strengths in the here and now. Primary theories ..."
(984) 204-6920 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94551
Photo of Lisa Gray, Marriage & Family Therapist in Livermore, CA
Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management ONLINE
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"MBCPM is a 13 week group that helps those who suffer from chronic pain to manage their symptoms in a non-medication way. I offer the groups through a zoom platform. "
(925) 961-5308 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94550
Photo of Joy Metoyer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Livermore, CA
Women's Mid-Life Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This group is designed to address the mid-life concerns of women as they pertain to life changes and transitions.This is an interactive support and empowerment group. The following topics will be explored including but not limited to "Re-discovering Ourselves;" "The ..."
(925) 392-3592 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94550
Photo of Shawna Welton, Psychologist in Livermore, CA
Del Valle Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The Del Valle Clinic has been established in Livermore, California since 1984. We are a psychological clinic providing psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents, and their families. We also provide psycho-educational and social-emotional testing for children and adolescents. It is our ..."
(510) 944-0974 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94550
Photo of Emily Ruha Keller, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Livermore, CA
Teen Group
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LCMHC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Verified
"Join us for this 90-minute group for teens starting the summer of 2022. This group is open to teens who are struggling with grief, anxiety, school pressure, life transitions, family changes, anger, etc. An initial screening session is required to ..."
(984) 204-6920 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94551
Photo of Joy Wong Liu, Marriage & Family Therapist in Livermore, CA
Healing Childhood Wounds (for Adults)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Are old wounds hurting today's relationships? This is a therapeutic group for adult children of troubled families, who want to heal from childhood wounds. Pre-registration required. Affordable fee with sliding scale. For more information, please call. "
(510) 296-6511 
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Group meets in:
Livermore, CA 94551
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Wellness and Coaching Groups
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"GroupWell offers wellness groups led by trained and certified coaches, addressing various life concerns and areas of focus, including life transitions, goal setting, nutrition, and more. Find a wellness group today at https://www.groupwell.net . "
(925) 744-7110 
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Group meets in:
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Parent Support Group - Emotion Focused Parenting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, NCC
Verified
"Emotion focused parenting group provides a safe and supportive setting to explore the vital role emotions play in the lives of parents and their children plus understand parenting practices. The group aims to support parents in this process through experiential ..."
(925) 308-5397 
Group meets in:
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Moms of Special Needs Children
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"As a mom to a neurodiverse, medically complex child, I understand the challenges that accompany raising these special kiddos. I've created a safe, welcoming space to share our experiences and get support from other moms on this journey. Please reach ..."
(925) 302-9412 
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Group meets in:
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LP
Verified
"Mindfulness in Everyday Life teaches us that meditation isn't about sitting with our eyes closed. It's about using our everyday stressful, annoying, anxiety provoking, or mundane experiences as an opportunity to connect with our mind and body, and to find ..."
(925) 521-8785 
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Group meets in:
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Mindful Eating
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LP
Verified
"Based on my popular seminars on Mindful Eating attended by hundreds, this intensive 6 week workshop will discuss how to apply the techniques of mindfulness to eating; how to differentiate biological urges for food vs. emotional urges; and how to ..."
(925) 521-8785 
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Group meets in:
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Practicing the Power of Now
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LP
Verified
"If you are passionate about putting the principles from the "Power of Now" into practice, this support group is perfect for you. Based on the best selling book by Eckhart Tolle, this weekly support group will help participants put Eckhart's ..."
(925) 521-8785 
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Group meets in:
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Grief Support Group, Online
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"4 Weeks: May 13, 20, 27, and June 3, 2021 11:00 am until 12:30 pm Cost: $200 For registration please contact: Jamie Schellenberg, LMFT, CLC (925) 290 7681 Group counseling for grief recovery offers support for the wide range of ..."
(925) 660-7311 
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Group meets in:
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Anger Management
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Providing anger management and healthy relationship skills for men and women. "
(510) 760-3233 
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Group meets in:
Dublin, CA 94568

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