Support Groups in Los Alamitos, CA

High School Girl's Group
This group addresses and processes several common concerns for Adolescent Girl's: peer challenges, victim of bullying, self-esteem, anxiety & depression, making healthy friendships, safe dating, emotional health, identity issues, body image, getting along with siblings and parents, grief & loss, ...
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Hosted by February Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
This group addresses and processes several common concerns for Adolescent Girl's: peer challenges, victim of bullying, self-esteem, anxiety & depression, making healthy friendships, safe dating, emotional health, identity issues, body image, getting along with siblings and parents, grief & loss, ...
(310) 626-4069 View (310) 626-4069
Free Virtual Postpartum Support
A virtual 6 week group for mother’s adjusting to the postpartum period. We will discuss and provide tools for transitioning to motherhood, managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, prioritizing self-care and stress management, and improving communication with partners and support ...
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Hosted by Jamie Lesser
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
A virtual 6 week group for mother’s adjusting to the postpartum period. We will discuss and provide tools for transitioning to motherhood, managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, prioritizing self-care and stress management, and improving communication with partners and support ...
(657) 216-6992 View (657) 216-6992
Knitting and Crochet for Mindfulness
Each session will be an opportunity for group members to bring their own project or to learn to knit or crochet very simple projects. Education and practice of mindfulness for anxiety reduction is the main focus. If participants wish to ...
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Hosted by Nina R Barlevy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Each session will be an opportunity for group members to bring their own project or to learn to knit or crochet very simple projects. Education and practice of mindfulness for anxiety reduction is the main focus. If participants wish to ...
(562) 276-2751 View (562) 276-2751
Parenting Coaching - Nova Mental Health
This group is for parents of young children and teenagers that are struggling with disruptive behavior, parenting skills and strategies, and building the skills to improve communication at home.
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Hosted by Nova Mental Health
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
This group is for parents of young children and teenagers that are struggling with disruptive behavior, parenting skills and strategies, and building the skills to improve communication at home.
(562) 568-7511 View (562) 568-7511
Social Anxiety TTRPG Therapy Group (Adults 18-26)
A group using empirically supported therapeutic practices to combine playing table-top role playing games with group processing so that clients can learn to work with others, talk with strangers, and work on symptoms of social anxiety in a fun and ...
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Hosted by Tyler J. Branco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
A group using empirically supported therapeutic practices to combine playing table-top role playing games with group processing so that clients can learn to work with others, talk with strangers, and work on symptoms of social anxiety in a fun and ...
(714) 386-9671 View (714) 386-9671
Empowering You-For Preteens
This group is primarily for preteens who are struggling with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. The group focuses on finding their voice and learning CBT techniques and strategies to help them become a better, and more aware version of themselves.
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Hosted by Tiffany Kapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
This group is primarily for preteens who are struggling with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. The group focuses on finding their voice and learning CBT techniques and strategies to help them become a better, and more aware version of themselves.
(310) 340-2596 View (310) 340-2596
Prenatal and Postpartum Planning
An 8 week virtual group for expectant mothers. We will help prepare you for the transition into motherhood and provide tips and strategies to create a postpartum plan. We will cover topics related to mental health and wellness, changes in ...
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Hosted by Unfiltered Therapy
PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
An 8 week virtual group for expectant mothers. We will help prepare you for the transition into motherhood and provide tips and strategies to create a postpartum plan. We will cover topics related to mental health and wellness, changes in ...
(657) 300-5365 View (657) 300-5365
Moving Forward
Are you finding yourself to be unsteady and unsure as you approach the new leg of your journey? You have made it this far but the next steps feel too big and too hard. Whether its due to loss, change ...
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Hosted by Judy Dodgen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Are you finding yourself to be unsteady and unsure as you approach the new leg of your journey? You have made it this far but the next steps feel too big and too hard. Whether its due to loss, change ...
(562) 320-8916 View (562) 320-8916
Mindful Self-Compassion Support Group
This group meets weekly with the goal of deepening and learning Mindful Self-Compassion Skills.
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Hosted by Wendy N. Block
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
This group meets weekly with the goal of deepening and learning Mindful Self-Compassion Skills.
(562) 655-8668 View (562) 655-8668
Girls Group for adolescent girls
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Hosted by Vanessa Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 418-5781 View (562) 418-5781
Free Virtual Postpartum Support
A virtual 6 week group for mother’s adjusting to the postpartum period. We will discuss and provide tools for transitioning to motherhood, managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, prioritizing self-care and stress management, and improving communication with partners and support ...
Photo of Unfiltered Therapy in Los Alamitos, CA
Hosted by Unfiltered Therapy
PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
A virtual 6 week group for mother’s adjusting to the postpartum period. We will discuss and provide tools for transitioning to motherhood, managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, prioritizing self-care and stress management, and improving communication with partners and support ...
(657) 300-5365 View (657) 300-5365
Prenatal Support and Postpartum Planning
An 8 week virtual group for expectant mothers. We will help prepare you for the transition into motherhood and provide tips and strategies to create a postpartum plan. We will cover topics related to mental health and wellness, changes in ...
Photo of Jamie Lesser, Psychologist in Los Alamitos, CA
Hosted by Jamie Lesser
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
An 8 week virtual group for expectant mothers. We will help prepare you for the transition into motherhood and provide tips and strategies to create a postpartum plan. We will cover topics related to mental health and wellness, changes in ...
(657) 216-6992 View (657) 216-6992
Couples Counseling Group: 5-week Workshop
A support group to improve couple relationships! 1) Identify your interactional pattern in your relationship with your partner. 2) Understand each other's attachment needs and emotional expression styles. 3) Practice new ways of communication. 4) Learn healthier ways to resolve ...
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Hosted by Fei Yang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
A support group to improve couple relationships! 1) Identify your interactional pattern in your relationship with your partner. 2) Understand each other's attachment needs and emotional expression styles. 3) Practice new ways of communication. 4) Learn healthier ways to resolve ...
(626) 270-9400 View (626) 270-9400
Parenting Group
Our parent group is dedicated to nurture strong family connections and supporting you being a parent. We'll explore topics like electronic addiction, motivating teens, and fostering better communication. Together, we'll share insights, strategies, and encouragement to navigate these challenges and ...
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Hosted by Irene Su
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Our parent group is dedicated to nurture strong family connections and supporting you being a parent. We'll explore topics like electronic addiction, motivating teens, and fostering better communication. Together, we'll share insights, strategies, and encouragement to navigate these challenges and ...
(562) 662-3364 View (562) 662-3364
Women in Stepfamilies
Remarriage can be the best time of your life, but do you wonder whether the bliss can last with intrusive exes and acting out stepchildren? Discover how you can be remarried...and happy too! Learn how to: Bring back the romance to your marriage Co-parent ...
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Hosted by Yaffa Rosner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Remarriage can be the best time of your life, but do you wonder whether the bliss can last with intrusive exes and acting out stepchildren? Discover how you can be remarried...and happy too! Learn how to: Bring back the romance to your marriage Co-parent ...
(714) 919-9965 View (714) 919-9965
Kids Social Club (Ages 5-9)
This is an open ongoing group run by a child specialist to support children with practicing healthy social skills and boundaries. Topics related to peer conflict, social anxiety, sharing, and emotional expression with friends will be explored. Group will be ...
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Hosted by Diana Nguyen Borsack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
This is an open ongoing group run by a child specialist to support children with practicing healthy social skills and boundaries. Topics related to peer conflict, social anxiety, sharing, and emotional expression with friends will be explored. Group will be ...
(714) 701-6370 View (714) 701-6370
Parenting Support Group
Welcome to our Parenting Support Group tailored for parents navigating the adolescent years! Here, we provide a safe space for discussing the complexities of parenting teens. Our sessions cover various crucial topics including effective communication strategies, insights into adolescent brain ...
Photo of Fei Yang, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Los Alamitos, CA
Hosted by Fei Yang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Welcome to our Parenting Support Group tailored for parents navigating the adolescent years! Here, we provide a safe space for discussing the complexities of parenting teens. Our sessions cover various crucial topics including effective communication strategies, insights into adolescent brain ...
(626) 270-9400 View (626) 270-9400
Teens Group
Support group for teens, where we come together to navigate academic pressures to peer influences, different relationships, motivation, mood changes and the overwhelming world of social media. We're here to support each other through it all. Let's discuss strategies for ...
Photo of Irene Su, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Los Alamitos, CA
Hosted by Irene Su
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Support group for teens, where we come together to navigate academic pressures to peer influences, different relationships, motivation, mood changes and the overwhelming world of social media. We're here to support each other through it all. Let's discuss strategies for ...
(562) 662-3364 View (562) 662-3364
Beyond Postpartum
The difficulties we experience as mothers can extend past the postpartum period. We are often burdened by the past, and can become triggered when the past clashes with the difficulties of motherhood. Learn the tools to cope more effectively and ...
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Hosted by Unfiltered Therapy
PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
The difficulties we experience as mothers can extend past the postpartum period. We are often burdened by the past, and can become triggered when the past clashes with the difficulties of motherhood. Learn the tools to cope more effectively and ...
(657) 300-5365 View (657) 300-5365
Divorce Support Group
Empower yourself during the emotional and legal divorce process. Acquire tools to heal from your divorce. in a warm and safe environment. Forgive your spouse and yourself. Co-parent effectively. RSVP. Seating is limited. Call: 714.527.8111 to reserve your seat today.
Photo of Yaffa Rosner, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Alamitos, CA
Hosted by Yaffa Rosner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Empower yourself during the emotional and legal divorce process. Acquire tools to heal from your divorce. in a warm and safe environment. Forgive your spouse and yourself. Co-parent effectively. RSVP. Seating is limited. Call: 714.527.8111 to reserve your seat today.
(714) 919-9965 View (714) 919-9965

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Los Alamitos?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.