Host: Anita T Vaccaro, MA, LMFT
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"The last two years have changed our lives substantially. No matter how positive we are, the best of us are being challenged to our greatest capacity. Join a community of supportive individuals while being coached by a professional as to ..."
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"The last two years have changed our lives substantially. No matter how positive we are, the best of us are being challenged to our greatest capacity. Join a community of supportive individuals while being coached by a professional as to ..."
Host: Paul Gillane, LMFT
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"The Boundaries Lab Process Group is a group dedicated to Improving Relationships through Learning about and practicing healthy boundaries. It is designed to be an Emotionally Safe, Supportive Small Group Format. We will be meeting weekly. This is an ongoing group. This group ..."
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"The Boundaries Lab Process Group is a group dedicated to Improving Relationships through Learning about and practicing healthy boundaries. It is designed to be an Emotionally Safe, Supportive Small Group Format. We will be meeting weekly. This is an ongoing group. This group ..."
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Host: Ms. Allison Davis Maxon, MS, LMFT
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"The group is for adult adoptees only and is focused exclusively on the needs of adults who have been adopted. Adoption, as experienced by the adoptee, begins with loss and can create unique and complex issues related to attachment, rejection, ..."
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"The group is for adult adoptees only and is focused exclusively on the needs of adults who have been adopted. Adoption, as experienced by the adoptee, begins with loss and can create unique and complex issues related to attachment, rejection, ..."
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Host: Dr. Arlene O'Connor, PsyD
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"A 10 week research-based supportive group for women suffering from depression. This group introduces brain wellness excercises, nutrition counseling, and assignments on thinking patterns and family systems to decrease depressive symptoms. "
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"A 10 week research-based supportive group for women suffering from depression. This group introduces brain wellness excercises, nutrition counseling, and assignments on thinking patterns and family systems to decrease depressive symptoms. "
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Host: Ms. Tracy Reid, MS, AMFT
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"We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 12-1pm "
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Host: Ms. Denise Dunn, MA, LMFT
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"We feel alone in our struggles and we are not. Group therapy via telehealth is a supportive environment that allows us to connect with others who can relate to our struggles. This is a support group that creates safety, where ..."
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"We feel alone in our struggles and we are not. Group therapy via telehealth is a supportive environment that allows us to connect with others who can relate to our struggles. This is a support group that creates safety, where ..."
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Host: Mary Felch - Life Coach, MA, LMFT
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"This 8 week group is a safe place for you to find hope and discover that you are not alone as you heal from the wounds of childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault. As a survivor of sexual abuse ..."
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"This 8 week group is a safe place for you to find hope and discover that you are not alone as you heal from the wounds of childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault. As a survivor of sexual abuse ..."
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Host: Dr. Curtis Hsia, PhD
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Once a month OCAC hosts a free informational group to help people of all ages and issues related to anxiety have their questions answers by a doctoral level psychologist. Please RSVP at info@ocanxietycenter.com "
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"Once a month OCAC hosts a free informational group to help people of all ages and issues related to anxiety have their questions answers by a doctoral level psychologist. Please RSVP at info@ocanxietycenter.com "
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Host: Ms. Lisa Merry, MA, LMFT
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Mission Viejo, CA 92694
"Women's group for codependency, anger, and relationship issues. Tools to grow individually and be empowered to change your life in a supportive group environment. "
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"Women's group for codependency, anger, and relationship issues. Tools to grow individually and be empowered to change your life in a supportive group environment. "
Host: Twin Town Treatment Centers - Mission Viejo
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Adult addiction day treatment session "
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"Adult addiction day treatment session "
Host: Mr. Paul Gillane, LMFT
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Setting Boundaries With an Addict in My Family is a 5 week workshop group for family members that have either an active addict/alcoholic family member or a family member who is in early recovery. Groups are ongoing. Call or email ..."
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"Setting Boundaries With an Addict in My Family is a 5 week workshop group for family members that have either an active addict/alcoholic family member or a family member who is in early recovery. Groups are ongoing. Call or email ..."
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Host: Mary Felch - Life Coach, MA, LMFT
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"In this 8 week group you will gain tools and learn assertive skills that will help to reduce the anxiety within you and cause you to find your authentic voice. We use art materials to help us explore, process and ..."
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"In this 8 week group you will gain tools and learn assertive skills that will help to reduce the anxiety within you and cause you to find your authentic voice. We use art materials to help us explore, process and ..."
Host: Paul Gillane, LMFT
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Setting Boundaries With an Addict in My Family is a 5 week workshop group for family members that have either an active addict/alcoholic family member or a family member who is in early recovery. Groups are ongoing. Call or email ..."
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"Setting Boundaries With an Addict in My Family is a 5 week workshop group for family members that have either an active addict/alcoholic family member or a family member who is in early recovery. Groups are ongoing. Call or email ..."
Host: Twin Town Treatment Centers - Mission Viejo
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Adult substance use disorder evening group "
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Host: Stacie Fanelli, MSW, LCSW
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"A skills- and process-based virtual group in California is forming now for adults with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodivergences who are navigating recovery from any eating disorder. Focus will be placed on validating and troubleshooting struggles unique ..."
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"A skills- and process-based virtual group in California is forming now for adults with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodivergences who are navigating recovery from any eating disorder. Focus will be placed on validating and troubleshooting struggles unique ..."
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Host: Ms. Lisa Merry, MA, LMFT
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Couples group counseling for sexual addiction, where husband is the sex addict. Learn tools to communicate, build intimacy, and overcome anger from issues related to sexual addiction. "
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"Couples group counseling for sexual addiction, where husband is the sex addict. Learn tools to communicate, build intimacy, and overcome anger from issues related to sexual addiction. "
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Host: Laurel Sugden, PsyD, MPA
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Comfortable, relaxed small group that integrates a Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness-based approach. "
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"Comfortable, relaxed small group that integrates a Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness-based approach. "
Host: Twin Town Treatment Centers - Mission Viejo
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Adolescent addiction recovery group "
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Host: Paul Gillane, LMFT
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Addiction is a family disease and affects every single person in the family. This is a dynamic and powerful workshop helping families learn, respond and begin to heal from the impact of addiction. And in doing so, aid their addicted ..."
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"Addiction is a family disease and affects every single person in the family. This is a dynamic and powerful workshop helping families learn, respond and begin to heal from the impact of addiction. And in doing so, aid their addicted ..."
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Host: Mary Felch - Life Coach, MA, LMFT
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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
"Use Expressive Arts to explore the shifts and changes in your personal and professional life as you become a therapist and build your career. Develop a deeper understanding of how to nurture your own creative and caring therapist heart. Share ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Mission Viejo 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 Viejo 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 Viejo 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 Viejo 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 Viejo 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.