Support Groups in Marin County, CA

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* Uncover hidden beliefs and conflicts about money. * Identify childhood influences and patterns around money. * Understand your "money personality." * Take three steps to gain control and clarity over money in a supportive environment. * Increase rational financial behavior
Hosted by Laurie Buntain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kentfield, CA 94904
* Uncover hidden beliefs and conflicts about money. * Identify childhood influences and patterns around money. * Understand your "money personality." * Take three steps to gain control and clarity over money in a supportive environment. * Increase rational financial behavior
(415) 488-5974 View (415) 488-5974
As psychotherapists, we have little formal training in recognizing and attending to states of experience that go beyond our usual psychological boundaries. Together we will gain awareness and knowledge of the spiritual dimension and it's wise integration into the psychotherapy ...
Hosted by Ahria Wolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Greenbrae, CA 94904
As psychotherapists, we have little formal training in recognizing and attending to states of experience that go beyond our usual psychological boundaries. Together we will gain awareness and knowledge of the spiritual dimension and it's wise integration into the psychotherapy ...
(415) 881-1561 View (415) 881-1561
Ongoing recovery support for men
Hosted by Michael Skrodzki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Rafael, CA 94901
Ongoing recovery support for men
(650) 262-3430 View (650) 262-3430
Distress Tolerance is one of four modules that make up Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Distress tolerance skills help individuals tolerate and survive crisis situations without making things worse (crisis survival skills), especially when one cannot make the situation better right ...
Hosted by Sara Drotman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Corte Madera, CA 94925
Distress Tolerance is one of four modules that make up Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Distress tolerance skills help individuals tolerate and survive crisis situations without making things worse (crisis survival skills), especially when one cannot make the situation better right ...
(415) 737-5095 View (415) 737-5095
This popular, pioneering training course is for healing arts practitioners wishing to bring the healing powers of nature into their work with clients. Group draws students from around the globe and meets for an initial 8-day immersion on the land ...
Hosted by David Talamo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Rafael, CA 94901
This popular, pioneering training course is for healing arts practitioners wishing to bring the healing powers of nature into their work with clients. Group draws students from around the globe and meets for an initial 8-day immersion on the land ...
(415) 347-8803 View (415) 347-8803
This group is designed to provide emotional, spiritual and practical support to caregivers of partners and spouses who have neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis. It is a safe and welcoming space where we can listen to ...
Hosted by Barbara E Nova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Novato, CA 94949
This group is designed to provide emotional, spiritual and practical support to caregivers of partners and spouses who have neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis. It is a safe and welcoming space where we can listen to ...
(415) 991-3275 View (415) 991-3275
This is a small (up to 10 participants), ongoing group that runs for 10 weeks at a time, confidential virtual (zoom) group aimed to support and empower women who are healing from sexual trauma. Connect with other survivors, share your ...
Hosted by Sasha Georgeson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, REAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Larkspur, CA 94977
This is a small (up to 10 participants), ongoing group that runs for 10 weeks at a time, confidential virtual (zoom) group aimed to support and empower women who are healing from sexual trauma. Connect with other survivors, share your ...
(415) 326-1913 View (415) 326-1913
The challenges of leaving home and becoming more independent are addressed in a safe and informative way with other juniors and seniors.
Hosted by Dee (Laudene) N Treshnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, BA Ed
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mill Valley, CA 94941
The challenges of leaving home and becoming more independent are addressed in a safe and informative way with other juniors and seniors.
(415) 463-3392 View (415) 463-3392
Are you and your partner wanting help to communicate? Would you like to stop arguing and have more fun together? Program consists of a monthly session that teaches the critical skills we need to overcome impasses. You will learn ...
Hosted by Kathy Jarosz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Corte Madera, CA 94925
Are you and your partner wanting help to communicate? Would you like to stop arguing and have more fun together? Program consists of a monthly session that teaches the critical skills we need to overcome impasses. You will learn ...
(650) 741-4387 View (650) 741-4387
The purpose of this group is to create a space where men can share openly and honestly about their experiences and how they are dealing with difficult life problems. We will work on our ability to be vulnerable and openly ...
Hosted by Dylan Kersh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Rafael, CA 94901
The purpose of this group is to create a space where men can share openly and honestly about their experiences and how they are dealing with difficult life problems. We will work on our ability to be vulnerable and openly ...
(510) 901-3771 View (510) 901-3771
A group for mother's who would like to explore themselves and their relationships to their children through using mindfulness in a supportive space with like-minded mothers.
Hosted by Family Matters Of Marin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Rafael, CA 94901
A group for mother's who would like to explore themselves and their relationships to their children through using mindfulness in a supportive space with like-minded mothers.
(415) 639-9164 View (415) 639-9164
Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations, Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations (FFDEs), Annual Employee Psychological Re-certification Evaluations (Secondary Evaluations), Promotional Evaluations for all Police, Law Enforcement, Military Personnel, Firefighters, Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, Emergency Dispatchers, and First Responders.
Hosted by Ryan Dunnigan
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Rafael, CA 94901
Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations, Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations (FFDEs), Annual Employee Psychological Re-certification Evaluations (Secondary Evaluations), Promotional Evaluations for all Police, Law Enforcement, Military Personnel, Firefighters, Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, Emergency Dispatchers, and First Responders.
(415) 870-3867 View (415) 870-3867
Are you struggling with the demands placed on you since COVID began? Are you feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Are you confused about how to move forward safely regarding returning to school and increasing social activities? You are not alone! During ...
Hosted by Alyssa Steiger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kentfield, CA 94904
Are you struggling with the demands placed on you since COVID began? Are you feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Are you confused about how to move forward safely regarding returning to school and increasing social activities? You are not alone! During ...
(628) 227-6278 View (628) 227-6278
Body changes related to: Childbirth Aging S urgery Illness Want to radiate confidence and beauty? In this group, you will learn ways to: &#8226 Use relaxation to calm and center yourself &#8226 Create images for the body you want &#8226 Prepare for surgery &#8226 Develop healing images for recovery &#8226 ...
Hosted by Ilene Ava Serlin
Psychologist, PhD, ADTR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kentfield, CA 94904
Body changes related to: Childbirth Aging S urgery Illness Want to radiate confidence and beauty? In this group, you will learn ways to: &#8226 Use relaxation to calm and center yourself &#8226 Create images for the body you want &#8226 Prepare for surgery &#8226 Develop healing images for recovery &#8226 ...
(415) 594-4898 View (415) 594-4898
Intimate Partners of survivors complex, relational trauma, despite their desires to be loving and supportive, often feel confused, angry, disappointed, emotionally, and sexually frustrated, starved for intimacy and touch. Beneath the surface and often beyond their awareness, they may also ...
Hosted by Scott Nelson Phd Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mill Valley, CA 94941
Intimate Partners of survivors complex, relational trauma, despite their desires to be loving and supportive, often feel confused, angry, disappointed, emotionally, and sexually frustrated, starved for intimacy and touch. Beneath the surface and often beyond their awareness, they may also ...
(415) 413-0849 View (415) 413-0849
Discover the research-based tools of successful relationships and marriages. These workshops are designed to strengthen relationships through engaging presentations and experiential activities. All of its information is backed by years of dedicated research and application to real-life couples. Dates in ...
Hosted by Timothy West
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mill Valley, CA 94941
Discover the research-based tools of successful relationships and marriages. These workshops are designed to strengthen relationships through engaging presentations and experiential activities. All of its information is backed by years of dedicated research and application to real-life couples. Dates in ...
(415) 689-8715 View (415) 689-8715
Being a mom of a young child is challenging at a young age. Being a mom over 40 to a young child is an entirely different experience. This group is designed for moms over 40 with children under 10. You ...
Hosted by Helga Fasching
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sausalito, CA 94965
Being a mom of a young child is challenging at a young age. Being a mom over 40 to a young child is an entirely different experience. This group is designed for moms over 40 with children under 10. You ...
(415) 749-9223 View (415) 749-9223
Parenting has the potential to be a profound spiritual journey. By exploring the Buddhist teachings and different mindfulness practices, we'll cultivate the awareness to offer our children and ourselves the "appropriate response"-- a response rooted in compassion and understanding. Pre-crawling ...
Hosted by Grace Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
Parenting has the potential to be a profound spiritual journey. By exploring the Buddhist teachings and different mindfulness practices, we'll cultivate the awareness to offer our children and ourselves the "appropriate response"-- a response rooted in compassion and understanding. Pre-crawling ...
(415) 691-2785 View (415) 691-2785
This workshop series provides a place for middle school aged girls to connect to their creativity, know themselves better and unwind from daily stresses of school, adolescence, and social media. This group uses various expressive arts techniques to therapeutically enhance ...
Hosted by Boe Elizabeth Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mill Valley, CA 94941
This workshop series provides a place for middle school aged girls to connect to their creativity, know themselves better and unwind from daily stresses of school, adolescence, and social media. This group uses various expressive arts techniques to therapeutically enhance ...
(415) 630-4538 View (415) 630-4538
Twice monthly group offers men and women opportunities to explore and improve interpersonal skills while increasing self-understanding. Led by professional facilitators, the group becomes a safe and supportive container for personal growth. Self-exploration is deepened by peer inquiry and support. ...
Hosted by Diane Harnish
Psychologist, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Novato, CA 94945
Twice monthly group offers men and women opportunities to explore and improve interpersonal skills while increasing self-understanding. Led by professional facilitators, the group becomes a safe and supportive container for personal growth. Self-exploration is deepened by peer inquiry and support. ...
(415) 944-3110 View (415) 944-3110

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Marin County?

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.