Support Groups in Los Gatos, CA

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Perimenopause Support
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #101598
Verified
(408) 717-4407 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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The Journal Workshop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Weekly groups with a focus on creative self-exploration through personal writing. "
(650) 641-0040 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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MY HELP Summer Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"MY HELP (Making boundaries, recoverY, Healing, Ending emotional pain, Learning coping skills, taking your Power back) is a teen girl skill building group based on the Seeking Safety Model. It is designed to teach healthy coping skills, boundaries, and provide ..."
(408) 214-6656 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Los Gatos Hypnotherapy Group
CCHT
Verified
"We are a collective of Hypnotherapists offering a variety of specializations, from transpersonal/spiritual to overcoming addictions. We support each other's practices by sharing techniques and client referrals. We welcome other Hypnotherapists to join us at our office in Los Gatos. "
(408) 763-4350 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Dialogue Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
"Prosocial effective dialogue is essential to all relationships. From couples to friends to co-workers, communication is the foundation of the human interpersonal experience. And it so happens that relationships are one of the top sources of happiness and fulfillment. This ..."
(831) 337-4228 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Life Optimizing Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"We all want to feel that our life has meaning and purpose and at the same time provides us with opportunities for self development, soul sustenance and release from stress. This group will provide opportunities to explore the ways in ..."
(408) 752-5875 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Fertility Support Group- 2020
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Are you currently exploring family building options or in the midst of fertility treatment? Do you experience significant anxiety, depression, anger, stress, grief or hopelessness related to fertility? Or perhaps you are living in quiet shame or feeling isolated? If ..."
(408) 709-7877 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Successful Parenting group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
"Radical changes in our social relationships have produced a new family system that no longer can function under the past autocratic rules. In this new context Children demand more rights. However, have difficulty understanding that more rights mean more responsibilities. ..."
(408) 384-9959 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Online Relapse Prevention
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADDC
Verified
"There are four main ideas in relapse prevention. First, relapse is a gradual process with distinct stages. The goal of the group is to recognize the early stages. Second, recovery is a process of growth and development. Third, the main ..."
(408) 317-1560 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Dream Processing Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Explore your dreams!! Work to make the unconscious conscious. Explore dream symbols, metaphors, and archetypes together in a safe and sacred space. • We will follow the dreamwork protocol as developed by Jeremy Taylor • We follow a structure that ..."
(408) 762-4099 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Men's Support Groups
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"My groups are for support and empowerment. The issues commonly brought to group are: relationships, depression, addictions, anxiety, stress, life changes, self esteem. The minimum commitment is for six weeks but the average stay is 3 1/2 years because men ..."
(408) 622-9368 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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GOAL support group for OCD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"GOAL group is a support group for OCD. It is not a therapy group. Clients find a support group for OCD really helpful to normalize and destigmatize their experience with the different themes in OCD. The group meets virtually every ..."
(215) 839-0045 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Online CBT Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This virtual processing group is composed of small groups totally online and are professionally facilitated utilizing CBT tools and techniques. Weekly handouts will be provided. Go to www.BayAreaCBTGroups.com "
(844) 802-6512 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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ADHD Women Entrepreneurs
"Join us for inspiration and accountability, designed specifically for an ADHD brain. Contact me to learn more. "
(408) 762-1581 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Anxiety Management Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
"Everybody experiences anxiety in the forms of feelings of fear, excessive sensitivity to body sensations, or thoughts of worry. Experiencing these emotions and thoughts by themselves is not problematic. The problem arises when we let our undesired feelings get in ..."
(408) 384-9959 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Anxiety Group
PhD, MS, BS
(408) 329-1674 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Pregnancy After Infertility
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Are you pregnant after infertility? Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, grief or cautious optimism? Does your identity feel in limbo (no longer fertility challenged- but not the average pregnant woman)? Are you seeking community with other pregnant women who ..."
(408) 709-7877 
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Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Integrated Spirituality Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
"Spiritual bypass refers to people who use spiritual ideas and practices to avoid doing the hard psychological work necessary to build an integrated, authentic self. This explains why so many people struggle with religion that over-emphasizes dogma at the expense ..."
(831) 337-4228 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Men's Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Same as Group I "
(408) 622-9368 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Mind the Gap - Mindfulness Support for New Moms
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Your journey into motherhood is an emotional one ... learn how to find your heart without losing your mind. -- Mind the Gap is a 6-week mindfulness-based support and education program, dedicated to helping new and expectant moms ease into ..."
(408) 264-0100 
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Los Gatos, CA 95032


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