Support Groups in Los Angeles County, CA

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Online Art Therapy Supervision/Consultation Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC, MA, CGP
Verified
Verified
"This is a group for art therapists who are seeking supervision hours needed for ATR (Registered Art Therapist) certification, stipulated by the Art Therapy Credentialing Board (ATCB). This group is also appropriate for those who are already registered art therapists ..."
(323) 208-0961
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Group meets in:
Van Nuys, CA 91406
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Anti-capitalist struggles in a pro-capital economy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
"This group meets once per month, and is a collaborative therapeutic space to discuss how living in a capitalist-oriented culture can leave us feeling depressed, misunderstood, isolated, and excluded. The influence of individualism, self-sufficiency, and pressure to be productive can ..."
(805) 919-8776
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Former Cult Member Support
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSEd
Verified
Verified
"This group the only on-going support group in Los Angeles specifically for those who have found themselves in controlling and/or cultic environments, and are dealing with the side-effects or after-effects of that experience. Friends and loved ones of those in, ..."
(818) 835-5147
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Group meets in:
Encino, CA 91436
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The private practice of Theodore Burnes PhD.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
(424) 387-3578
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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TFMR Pregnancy Loss
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Have you lost a child due to TFMR? Finding support in the pregnancy loss space can be difficult, but you are welcome here. This group helps you heal from loss while you gain the support of others who understand what ..."
(310) 807-2684
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Group meets in:
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Anger Management
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Do you struggle with managing anger? Do your loved ones, coworkers, friends comment about your anger? Are you mandated to participate in anger management work? I provide a safe space where I support men and women in a co-ed setting ..."
(818) 405-8255
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Women's Circle
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
"Women sharing their journey together. "
(424) 294-8881
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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For Preschoolers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"I run a small group for children who have had difficulty socially interacting with their peers and following instructions in the preschool classroom setting. In this group, which mimics the structure of a preschool classroom, the children will learn to ..."
(747) 223-8777
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Group meets in:
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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Eating Disorder Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Closed group for clients struggling with Eating Disorders of all types. Process-type group. "
(818) 853-9442
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90041
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Women's Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
"This is a psychodynamic process group. Group members will grow in their awareness of themselves and others as they learn to relate to each other in deeper and more meaningful ways. Issues of trust, vulnerability, anxiety, anger and grief will ..."
(323) 282-7354
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Happier Being
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Every human being can become a happier being! Improved happiness produce far more benefits than simply feeling good; it has shown to better health, weight, relationships, productivity and success. Thus, it is the learning of how to increase your happiness ..."
(818) 493-1993
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Group meets in:
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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DBT Skills Group $100 a session
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"DBT Skills group 1x a week "
(310) 953-3491
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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" Lez Chat "
PsyD
"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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Postpartum Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Group is facilitated by Anne M. Dennis LMFT with mothers who are experiencing anxiety/depression after delivery. Gain support and perspective connecting with other women with similar feelings. Group is supportive in a non-judgmental, non-shaming safe environment. "
(626) 325-0318
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Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Teens All Together
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
"A small group of teens talking about whatever is on their mind. There is no set topic but lots of possible solutions discussed in the time. "
(213) 863-1625
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Group meets in:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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(310) 971-9156
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Free Relationships Support Group on Hims.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Eating, Disorde, Seciali
Verified
Verified
"Fridays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT // 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Relationships in the Time of Coronavirus Led by: Diana Benjamin Summary: The stress of coronavirus affects our relationships. From financial uncertainty to lack of personal space, ..."
(747) 279-3037
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Waitlist for new clients
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Mixed-Gender Process Group
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified
Verified
"This is a mixed-gender process group. Members are encouraged to explore connections with each other. Relational dynamics are displayed, observed and discussed in real time; creating a safe environment to take interpersonal risks. This group will be co-lead with Cindy ..."
(424) 226-3470
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
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LGBTQ+ Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
Verified
"Our lives are lived in groups; of friends, coworkers, family, neighbors, culture, & society. Therapy in groups can embolden us for a life lived in community. This group is a process group for LGBTQ+ people to explore how they build ..."
(213) 348-6422
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Not accepting new clients
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The Climb: Healing from COVID-19 Anxiety & Loss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"The year 2020 was an unprecedented time of uncertainty and loss. The loss of opportunity, loved ones, and a sense of community. With quarantine restrictions, we have limited ways to take care of ourselves. The daily demands of life, while ..."
(323) 303-3672
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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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.