Host: Dr. Vivian B Insua-Lopez, PsyD
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Mission Hills, CA 91345
"Welcome to our practice. We are a group practice of several licensed therapists. We provide individual, family, and couples therapy to children, adolescents, adult and the elderly. We have Spanish speaking staff and therapists. We offer evening and weekend appointments. ..."
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Mission Hills, CA 91345
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"Welcome to our practice. We are a group practice of several licensed therapists. We provide individual, family, and couples therapy to children, adolescents, adult and the elderly. We have Spanish speaking staff and therapists. We offer evening and weekend appointments. ..."
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Host: Mrs. Karen Fincher, MA, LMFT, MAC, CBIF, CAMF
Group meets in:
Mission Hills, CA 91345
"This is a co-ed open group that is focused on increasing the emotional intelligence, insight, awareness, and assertive communication skills of individuals who identify as having difficulty managing anger/frustration, or are engaging in angry outbursts. The goal of the group ..."
(818) 638-9973
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Mission Hills, CA 91345
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"This is a co-ed open group that is focused on increasing the emotional intelligence, insight, awareness, and assertive communication skills of individuals who identify as having difficulty managing anger/frustration, or are engaging in angry outbursts. The goal of the group ..."
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Host: Mrs. Karen Fincher, MA, LMFT, MAC, CBIF, CAMF
Group meets in:
Mission Hills, CA 91345
"We offer both men & women's single gender open groups that are focused on increasing insight, and awareness for men & women who have been identified as engaging in emotionally, physically, verbally, or financially abusive behaviors with intimate partners. The ..."
(818) 638-9973
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Group meets in:
Mission Hills, CA 91345
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"We offer both men & women's single gender open groups that are focused on increasing insight, and awareness for men & women who have been identified as engaging in emotionally, physically, verbally, or financially abusive behaviors with intimate partners. The ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Mission Hills 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 Mission Hills 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 Mission Hills 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 Mission Hills 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 Mission Hills 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.