Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Los Angeles, CA

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Reduce PTSD Symptoms: Cognitive Processing Therapy
An online, 4-6 person group that is focused on reducing symptoms of PTSD using cognitive processing therapy methods. This group is for people who are actively engaged in regular outpatient treatment with a primary mental health provider and must commit ...
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Hosted by Uche Okolie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90017
An online, 4-6 person group that is focused on reducing symptoms of PTSD using cognitive processing therapy methods. This group is for people who are actively engaged in regular outpatient treatment with a primary mental health provider and must commit ...
(818) 806-9851 View (818) 806-9851
Virtual Chronic Illness Support Group
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or you’ve been dealing with chronic illness for years, this group is for you. This group is designed to be a space where you can connect with others living with chronic health conditions to feel ...
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Hosted by Allyson Byers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90046
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or you’ve been dealing with chronic illness for years, this group is for you. This group is designed to be a space where you can connect with others living with chronic health conditions to feel ...
(323) 643-6104 View (323) 643-6104
Collective Mental Health
Mental health services center for teens and adults. Providing individual, group, and family therapy.
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Hosted by Sylvanna M. Vargas
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
Mental health services center for teens and adults. Providing individual, group, and family therapy.
(424) 352-8896 View (424) 352-8896
South Asian Women's Group
I offer groups evening time to women (anyone who has identified as women at least twice in their lifetime) who have experienced IPV, sexual assault of any kind and family/community based trauma.
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Hosted by Vimmi Jaggi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFA, MA
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90028
I offer groups evening time to women (anyone who has identified as women at least twice in their lifetime) who have experienced IPV, sexual assault of any kind and family/community based trauma.
(424) 384-9257 View (424) 384-9257
Complex Trauma Group
The Complex Trauma/DID Group is for women who have survived extreme childhood abuse and/or adult abuse including physical/sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, drug/alcohol addicted parents, rape, violent crimes, traumatic death of loved one(s), suicide and homicide, witnessing torture, kidnapping, torture ...
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Hosted by Cynthia A. Henrie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCETS
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90065
The Complex Trauma/DID Group is for women who have survived extreme childhood abuse and/or adult abuse including physical/sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, drug/alcohol addicted parents, rape, violent crimes, traumatic death of loved one(s), suicide and homicide, witnessing torture, kidnapping, torture ...
(323) 918-3874 View (323) 918-3874
Self-Compassion is A Skill
Those who have THIS SKILL are confident, connected in love, and thriving on purpose! Even when we try hard, it can be impossible to PRACTICE the kindness and care we deserve. This 8-week workgroup supports your healing journey with real ...
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Hosted by Martha Del Bosque
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90048
Those who have THIS SKILL are confident, connected in love, and thriving on purpose! Even when we try hard, it can be impossible to PRACTICE the kindness and care we deserve. This 8-week workgroup supports your healing journey with real ...
(949) 749-6986 View (949) 749-6986
Coming Soon! (Ideas are welcome!)
Before COVID-19, I ran a successful Healing From Trauma group for over a year. I love the energy of people coming together to process their issues and for a common good--e specially when that common good involves improving mental health outcomes. ...
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Hosted by Stara Shakti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
Before COVID-19, I ran a successful Healing From Trauma group for over a year. I love the energy of people coming together to process their issues and for a common good--e specially when that common good involves improving mental health outcomes. ...
(310) 919-5877 View (310) 919-5877
Weekly (Virtual) Trauma Group for Women
A weekly VIRTUAL trauma and support group for women who have survived abuse. This empowering group provides a safe space to process feelings of anger, sadness, resentment and fear. We share, gain support and provide psycho-education on abuse and promote ...
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Hosted by Kala D Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90047
A weekly VIRTUAL trauma and support group for women who have survived abuse. This empowering group provides a safe space to process feelings of anger, sadness, resentment and fear. We share, gain support and provide psycho-education on abuse and promote ...
(424) 348-4019 View (424) 348-4019
Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
An ongoing support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group is built on empowerment, neuroscience, coping skills, psycho-education about trauma and its impact on the brain and body. Group members will understand the ways trauma influences ...
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Hosted by Milena Lukic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90018
An ongoing support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group is built on empowerment, neuroscience, coping skills, psycho-education about trauma and its impact on the brain and body. Group members will understand the ways trauma influences ...
(747) 234-2771 View (747) 234-2771
DBT Skills Group
This 8 week group will focus on the following skillsets of DBT: (1) Mindfulness, (2) Emotion Regulation, (3) Distress Tolerance, (4) Interpersonal Effectiveness. These DBT skill groups differ from conventional "process" groups where individuals openly express emotions, thoughts, and viewpoints ...
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Hosted by Hanna Stensby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90004
This 8 week group will focus on the following skillsets of DBT: (1) Mindfulness, (2) Emotion Regulation, (3) Distress Tolerance, (4) Interpersonal Effectiveness. These DBT skill groups differ from conventional "process" groups where individuals openly express emotions, thoughts, and viewpoints ...
(925) 233-6906 View (925) 233-6906
College Students for Palestine! - a support circle
Have you been engaged and advocating for Palestinian liberation on your campus? Have you been seeking a place to process, connect, learn, and commune with other students who are experiencing the same thing? I am working to curate a group ...
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Hosted by Daniya Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90095
Have you been engaged and advocating for Palestinian liberation on your campus? Have you been seeking a place to process, connect, learn, and commune with other students who are experiencing the same thing? I am working to curate a group ...
(415) 965-4841 View (415) 965-4841
Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
An ongoing support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group is built on empowerment, neuroscience, coping skills, psycho-education about trauma and its impact on the brain and body. Group members will understand the ways trauma influences ...
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Hosted by Joshua Beckett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90018
An ongoing support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group is built on empowerment, neuroscience, coping skills, psycho-education about trauma and its impact on the brain and body. Group members will understand the ways trauma influences ...
(310) 928-9781 View (310) 928-9781
Emotional Housecleaning: Ending Bad Memories
Led by Dr. Bresler, this group is for those who have experienced physical or emotional trauma and who continue to have anxiety, fear, rage, depression, shame, guilt, and/or other negative emotional reactions to that experience. In addition to peer support, ...
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Hosted by David E Bresler
Psychologist, PhD, LAC, DiplAc, NCCAOM, AAPM
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
Led by Dr. Bresler, this group is for those who have experienced physical or emotional trauma and who continue to have anxiety, fear, rage, depression, shame, guilt, and/or other negative emotional reactions to that experience. In addition to peer support, ...
(562) 250-5763 View (562) 250-5763
Childhood Trauma Processing Group
Childhood trauma is defined as an event or events experienced by a child that is emotionally painful, frightening, or distressful, which can often lead to lasting mental and physical effects. Symptoms of childhood trauma in adults can include but are ...
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Hosted by Christine Rivlin
Counselor, APCC
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
Childhood trauma is defined as an event or events experienced by a child that is emotionally painful, frightening, or distressful, which can often lead to lasting mental and physical effects. Symptoms of childhood trauma in adults can include but are ...
(818) 369-3275 View (818) 369-3275
Yoga Nidra monthly guided meditation,local studios
2 hour Workshops combining gentle yoga, journaling and guided meditation while lying down on supported mats, bolsters, blocks, in local yoga studios or the office. Different locations each month. Check SC NAMETH PSYCHOTHERAPY AND YOGA NIDRA on Facebook for updates.
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Hosted by S C (Stacy-Colleen) Nameth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR, SEP, RYT
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90041
2 hour Workshops combining gentle yoga, journaling and guided meditation while lying down on supported mats, bolsters, blocks, in local yoga studios or the office. Different locations each month. Check SC NAMETH PSYCHOTHERAPY AND YOGA NIDRA on Facebook for updates.
(323) 905-2256 View (323) 905-2256
Persephone Rising
This online group offers a safe and supportive place for women to explore past trauma, family history, the mother-daughter relationship, etc. Intentional group therapy: To “re-vision” our personal and collectively shared stories - what it means to be a daughter, ...
Photo of Jacqueline A Schreiber, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Jacqueline A Schreiber
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BA, MA, AMFT, PhD Stu
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90010
This online group offers a safe and supportive place for women to explore past trauma, family history, the mother-daughter relationship, etc. Intentional group therapy: To “re-vision” our personal and collectively shared stories - what it means to be a daughter, ...
(310) 929-6977 View (310) 929-6977
Complex Ptsd,PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Addiction
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder / Complex PTSD, Trauma / Sexual Abuse Survivors, Addictions, long term process Support Group. This group is for Women only and meets Thursday evenings from 5-6:30p.m. in Westwood CA. Hybrid optional at this time. Please call ...
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Hosted by Judy Mclaughlin-Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CEU, Teach, Retreat
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90024
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder / Complex PTSD, Trauma / Sexual Abuse Survivors, Addictions, long term process Support Group. This group is for Women only and meets Thursday evenings from 5-6:30p.m. in Westwood CA. Hybrid optional at this time. Please call ...
(310) 692-9680 View (310) 692-9680
Queer Adult Therapy Group
Because queer folks encounter similar experiences living in our cisnormative, heteronormative, and mononormative society, I run a weekly process group where folks can gather in community, feel supported, learn about themselves and how they relate to others, identify and delve ...
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Hosted by Jen Rivers
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, MSW, ASW
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90027
Because queer folks encounter similar experiences living in our cisnormative, heteronormative, and mononormative society, I run a weekly process group where folks can gather in community, feel supported, learn about themselves and how they relate to others, identify and delve ...
(323) 379-5969 View (323) 379-5969
Trauma Support Group for LGBTQ+ Teens
This 8-week psychoeducational group utilizes individual and group exercises in order to build a foundation for safety, insight and integration. Healing takes place at the level of processing and integrating feelings, thoughts, perceptions and behaviors. The goal of this group ...
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Hosted by Alexa Aversano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90004
This 8-week psychoeducational group utilizes individual and group exercises in order to build a foundation for safety, insight and integration. Healing takes place at the level of processing and integrating feelings, thoughts, perceptions and behaviors. The goal of this group ...
(747) 204-3322 View (747) 204-3322
Women's Trauma Group
A small, intimate, psychodynamic weekly support group for women who have experienced sexual trauma or physical violence. The group is ongoing, via Zoom for now. We meet on Wednesday morning from 10:00am to 11:30. I provide a free consultation for ...
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Hosted by Ilana Bar-Din Giannini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90024
A small, intimate, psychodynamic weekly support group for women who have experienced sexual trauma or physical violence. The group is ongoing, via Zoom for now. We meet on Wednesday morning from 10:00am to 11:30. I provide a free consultation for ...
(310) 254-2353 View (310) 254-2353

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Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.