Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Support Groups in Modesto, CA

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Court Ordered Parenting, Domestic Violence Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"You want to learn how to live without violence in your relationships, call to join my anger management, domestic violence or parenting groups. "
(209) 583-5963
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Modesto, CA 95350
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Anger Management
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Self referrals or court ordered adolescents or adults who want to learn coping skills to enable them live without violence in their relationships. Groups are two hour sessions with 12 to 15 members. I am a certified group facilitator in ..."
(209) 583-5963
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Group meets in:
Modesto, CA 95350
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Women's Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Join us for coffee and conversation in a supportive environment •Come and experience peace! SHARE problems and stressors with others • Learn how to be HAPPY and ENJOY social support you so deserve and desire • How to FOCUS on ..."
(209) 257-8954
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Group meets in:
Modesto, CA 95355

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Photo of Lincoln Wachira Waitiki, Marriage & Family Therapist in Modesto, CA
Court Ordered Parenting, Domestic Violence Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"You want to learn how to live without violence in your relationships, call to join my anger management, domestic violence or parenting groups. "
(209) 583-5963
View
Group meets in:
Modesto, CA 95350
Photo of Lincoln Wachira Waitiki, Marriage & Family Therapist in Modesto, CA
Anger Management
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Self referrals or court ordered adolescents or adults who want to learn coping skills to enable them live without violence in their relationships. Groups are two hour sessions with 12 to 15 members. I am a certified group facilitator in ..."
(209) 583-5963
View
Group meets in:
Modesto, CA 95350
Photo of Family Friendly Psychological Group, P.C., Psychologist in Modesto, CA
Women's Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Join us for coffee and conversation in a supportive environment •Come and experience peace! SHARE problems and stressors with others • Learn how to be HAPPY and ENJOY social support you so deserve and desire • How to FOCUS on ..."
(209) 257-8954
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Group meets in:
Modesto, CA 95355

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Support Groups

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.




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