Host: Ms. Theresa M Collins, MA, LMFT, CDS®
Group meets in:
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
"An opportunity for women who are going through the difficult transition of divorce to support one another, process thoughts, feelings and emotions, and discuss specific details of divorce in a safe place. Reserve seating: www.divorcenavigation.com /supportgroups Wednesday s: August 4th - ..."
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La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
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"An opportunity for women who are going through the difficult transition of divorce to support one another, process thoughts, feelings and emotions, and discuss specific details of divorce in a safe place. Reserve seating: www.divorcenavigation.com /supportgroups Wednesday s: August 4th - ..."
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Host: Ms. Kate Sheehan, LCSW
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90024
"Introduction to the renewing practices of Mindful Self-Compassion. Weekly online groups, by donation, starting September 30 and October 3. More information at my website. "
(310) 751-7033
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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"Introduction to the renewing practices of Mindful Self-Compassion. Weekly online groups, by donation, starting September 30 and October 3. More information at my website. "
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Host: Summer Yeramian, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90028
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(323) 313-0789
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Los Angeles, CA 90028
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"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
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Host: Dr. Angela Bisignano, PhD
Group meets in:
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
(424) 543-7042
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Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
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Host: Paul Gutrecht, MA, CAMS-I, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"This Group meets weekly on Thursdays at 6:30pm. It is a co-educational group that addresses the psychological origins of anger and focuses on behavioral adjustments to anger. We have a right to our feelings, including anger, but the way we ..."
(213) 984-2514
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
"This Group meets weekly on Thursdays at 6:30pm. It is a co-educational group that addresses the psychological origins of anger and focuses on behavioral adjustments to anger. We have a right to our feelings, including anger, but the way we ..."
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Host: Relational Center, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, ASW, APCC
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90034
"An effect of trauma is a loss of connection to one's body, to others, and to the world. In healing with others in the group, members begin to feel less alone in their experience of trauma and begin to reconnect ..."
(323) 935-1807
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Los Angeles, CA 90034
"An effect of trauma is a loss of connection to one's body, to others, and to the world. In healing with others in the group, members begin to feel less alone in their experience of trauma and begin to reconnect ..."
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Host: Dr. Barbara J Justice, MD
Group meets in:
Whittier, CA 90605
"At Center for Behavior Medicine, patients receive the benefits of a holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric and Psychological practitioners into one, unified center. For over 30 years, Center for Behavior Medicine has been servicing the LA County ..."
(562) 548-8166
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Whittier, CA 90605
"At Center for Behavior Medicine, patients receive the benefits of a holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric and Psychological practitioners into one, unified center. For over 30 years, Center for Behavior Medicine has been servicing the LA County ..."
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Host: Ms. Prisma Martinez, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
"Is your baby often crying, wont go to sleep, or has a hard time soothing? If so, this non-clinical course is for you. Touch is a very powerful element in Human Bonding. Massage gives parents a chance to connect and ..."
(747) 229-0323
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Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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"Is your baby often crying, wont go to sleep, or has a hard time soothing? If so, this non-clinical course is for you. Touch is a very powerful element in Human Bonding. Massage gives parents a chance to connect and ..."
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Host: Dr. Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT
Group meets in:
Calabasas, CA 91302
"Find who you really are when you are your Best Self. This experience will give you a better understanding of yourself and others and allow you to communicate in ways that you have not experienced before. You will get insight ..."
(323) 703-5537
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Calabasas, CA 91302
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"Find who you really are when you are your Best Self. This experience will give you a better understanding of yourself and others and allow you to communicate in ways that you have not experienced before. You will get insight ..."
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Host: Ms. Marcia Pecora, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Long Beach, CA 90803
"This therapy group is an opportunity to process grief in a warm and supportive environment. The group is open to anyone who needs a safe space, community and tools to facilitate the grief process. This group is for people dealing ..."
(562) 444-1721
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Long Beach, CA 90803
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"This therapy group is an opportunity to process grief in a warm and supportive environment. The group is open to anyone who needs a safe space, community and tools to facilitate the grief process. This group is for people dealing ..."
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Host: Layla Ashley, LMFT, CCH, CPLC
Group meets in:
Valley Village, CA 91607
"Get in touch with your self-value, and improve your ability to stand up for yourself while honoring others, in this skill building group for strengthening your core self for success. (Contact therapist for details if you are interested in this ..."
(424) 326-0127
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Valley Village, CA 91607
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"Get in touch with your self-value, and improve your ability to stand up for yourself while honoring others, in this skill building group for strengthening your core self for success. (Contact therapist for details if you are interested in this ..."
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Host: Mrs. Alice Dollinger, MFT
Group meets in:
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 850-7369
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Group meets in:
Encino, CA 91316
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Host: Ms. Janet Emily Dion, MA, MBA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90503
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(310) 561-1992
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Torrance, CA 90503
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"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
Host: Ms. Lynne Bidwell, LMFT, LPCC, MA
Group meets in:
Encino, CA 91436
"This women's group brings together women who are seeking support, collaboration, and shared learning regarding relationships and career issues, as well as those who are trying to shed stumbling blocks to greater personal fulfillment and empowerment. Please contact me to ..."
(323) 302-4798
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Encino, CA 91436
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"This women's group brings together women who are seeking support, collaboration, and shared learning regarding relationships and career issues, as well as those who are trying to shed stumbling blocks to greater personal fulfillment and empowerment. Please contact me to ..."
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Host: Mr. Kevin Earl Klebe, LCSW, CSAT
Group meets in:
Long Beach, CA 90803
"Men's process group for sexual addiction and recovery. Unlike 12 step meetings, this group is facilitated by a CSAT trained therapist and the group is an open discussion where members provide feedback to each other. The group meets once per ..."
(443) 539-7341
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Group meets in:
Long Beach, CA 90803
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"Men's process group for sexual addiction and recovery. Unlike 12 step meetings, this group is facilitated by a CSAT trained therapist and the group is an open discussion where members provide feedback to each other. The group meets once per ..."
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Host: Dr. M. Eileen Cronin, PhD
Group meets in:
Encino, CA 91316
"There are groups for women who are in the midst of transition, such as an "empty nest," retirement/career change, or a change in a primary relationship, such as marriage, divorce, or re-marriage. The focus is on identifying and asserting one's ..."
(703) 940-0801
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Encino, CA 91316
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"There are groups for women who are in the midst of transition, such as an "empty nest," retirement/career change, or a change in a primary relationship, such as marriage, divorce, or re-marriage. The focus is on identifying and asserting one's ..."
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Host: Dr. Grace Goodman, PsyD
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
"The Compassion & Grit Group applies current research in engaging, meaningful and fun ways to help teens increase their capacity for self-compassion and compassion for others. Self-compassion is not based on self-evaluation or judgment. It is a consistent attitude of ..."
(626) 314-6180
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
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"The Compassion & Grit Group applies current research in engaging, meaningful and fun ways to help teens increase their capacity for self-compassion and compassion for others. Self-compassion is not based on self-evaluation or judgment. It is a consistent attitude of ..."
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Host: Alli Spotts-De Lazzer, LMFT, LPCC, CEDS-S
Group meets in:
Studio City, CA 91604
"This support and education group for friends and family of people with eating disorders and related eating or body issues has been in existence since 2011. People who love people with eating disorders can benefit from having their own space ..."
(818) 388-2355
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Studio City, CA 91604
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"This support and education group for friends and family of people with eating disorders and related eating or body issues has been in existence since 2011. People who love people with eating disorders can benefit from having their own space ..."
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Host: Sylvia Turk, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90024
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(424) 581-1244
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90024
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
Host: Mrs. Channie Amato, LMFT, AT
Group meets in:
Tarzana, CA 91356
"Adolescent girls ranging from 14-17 in need of support via TeleTherapy. Girls will be invited via Zoom to a group utilizing art materials from home. During a time that we are required for social distancing and isolation, we are forced ..."
(747) 234-2617
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Tarzana, CA 91356
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"Adolescent girls ranging from 14-17 in need of support via TeleTherapy. Girls will be invited via Zoom to a group utilizing art materials from home. During a time that we are required for social distancing and isolation, we are forced ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Los Angeles County 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 Los Angeles County 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 Los Angeles County 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 Los Angeles County 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 Los Angeles County 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.