Adults Support Groups in Monterey, CA

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Photo of Paul Mark Stewart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey, CA
Anxiety/Support re COVID-19
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Part education, goal setting and homework, part support/discussion, this group will focus on assisting folks in managing the emotional toll of the current pandemic. There will be education regarding the basis of anxiety and how it can be made worse ..."
(831) 263-4593
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Waitlist for new clients
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Women's Metamorphosis
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Women experience the transformational power of self discovery, validation and attention. The group uses expressive arts, SoulCollage©, poetry and prose to reveal the hidden treasures within themselves. In a supportive, caring environment, participants share their vulnerability, courage and authenticity leading ..."
(831) 278-4714
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Waitlist for new clients
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Living Wisdom: Talks about Mindfulness and the DBT
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Mindfulness skills help us to shift out of distracting thoughts of the past and worries about the future so that you can respond to each moment effectively rather than react from the habit of believing everything you think/feel. DBT skills ..."
(831) 609-9083
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Not accepting new clients
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Young Adults Coping with Chronic Illness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Coping with chronic illness is difficult. In this group, early and middle adults gather to share their experiences, support each other, and learn new coping strategies to maintain the mental strength it takes to live with chronic illness. "
(831) 298-5715
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Not accepting new clients
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Men's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"A Men's Group with Mark Willison, MFT A uniquely formatted group - over a six-month period: Ten weekly session then, five bi-monthly sessions then, one session per month for 2 months For interest or more information contact: Mark Willison, MFT ..."
(831) 204-2784
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
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Prenatal Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
"A therapy process group for expecting mothers and women planning to start a family. We will process how we ourselves were mothered and how we would like to mother. We will explore what it means for each of you to ..."
(831) 264-0628
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
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Addiction Recovery | Eating Disorders
Marriage & Family Therapist, Sc, D
Verified
Verified
"This is an ongoing group of seven clients who have established control over addictive behavior and are now doing the hard work of recovery. These are high-functioning individuals providing support inside and outside of their group. "
(831) 706-4795
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
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Inner Wisdom for Weight Loss
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, RD, MFT, NNTS
Verified
Verified
"Stop the insanity of dieting and regaining over and over. End compulsive eating by meeting the needs that drive the behavior. Includes energy medicine tips and techniques. "
(831) 809-0999
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
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Introduction to Energy Medicine
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, RD, MFT, NNTS
Verified
Verified
"Energy medicine is easy and fun to learn and can prevent or treat many physical and emotional issues. "
(831) 809-0999
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
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Addiction Recovery Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, Sc, D
Verified
Verified
"This is a high-functioning group that deals with common recovery coaching issues once a client has established some control over the addictive behavior. Topics include intimacy, friendships, relationships, sexuality, occupation, interpersonal effectiveness, relapse prevention, anger, assertiveness, parenting, and self-cohesion. "
(831) 706-4795
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Waitlist for new clients
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Healing Healthcare Workers
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"After an unpredictable 2020, this group aims to mitigate the magnitude of psychological distress for hospital staff during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, fear of infection, frustration, physical exhaustion, inadequate personal protective ..."
(831) 278-4714
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Mark F. Schwartz, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Bipolar Disorders
Marriage & Family Therapist, Sc, D
Verified
Verified
"Support for clients with Bipolar Diagnosis "
(831) 706-4795
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Photo of Mary Sue Abernethy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Introduction to Energy Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, RD, MFT, NNTS
Verified
Verified
"Energy psychology (EFT) is easy and fun to learn, it is not therapist dependant for continued use and can be used on almost any chronic condition, patterns or habits that you want to change and beleifs that are blocking your ..."
(831) 809-0999
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Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940

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Photo of Paul Mark Stewart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey, CA
Anxiety/Support re COVID-19
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Part education, goal setting and homework, part support/discussion, this group will focus on assisting folks in managing the emotional toll of the current pandemic. There will be education regarding the basis of anxiety and how it can be made worse ..."
(831) 263-4593
View
Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Mary Welschmeyer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Women's Metamorphosis
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Women experience the transformational power of self discovery, validation and attention. The group uses expressive arts, SoulCollage©, poetry and prose to reveal the hidden treasures within themselves. In a supportive, caring environment, participants share their vulnerability, courage and authenticity leading ..."
(831) 278-4714
View
Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Jared Phillips, Counselor in Monterey, CA
Living Wisdom: Talks about Mindfulness and the DBT
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"Mindfulness skills help us to shift out of distracting thoughts of the past and worries about the future so that you can respond to each moment effectively rather than react from the habit of believing everything you think/feel. DBT skills ..."
(831) 609-9083
View
Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Liana Shapiro-Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Young Adults Coping with Chronic Illness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Coping with chronic illness is difficult. In this group, early and middle adults gather to share their experiences, support each other, and learn new coping strategies to maintain the mental strength it takes to live with chronic illness. "
(831) 298-5715
View
Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Mark P Willison, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Men's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"A Men's Group with Mark Willison, MFT A uniquely formatted group - over a six-month period: Ten weekly session then, five bi-monthly sessions then, one session per month for 2 months For interest or more information contact: Mark Willison, MFT ..."
(831) 204-2784
View
Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Photo of Amy Snyder, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Prenatal Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
"A therapy process group for expecting mothers and women planning to start a family. We will process how we ourselves were mothered and how we would like to mother. We will explore what it means for each of you to ..."
(831) 264-0628
View
Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940
Photo of Mark F. Schwartz, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Addiction Recovery | Eating Disorders
Marriage & Family Therapist, Sc, D
Verified
Verified
"This is an ongoing group of seven clients who have established control over addictive behavior and are now doing the hard work of recovery. These are high-functioning individuals providing support inside and outside of their group. "
(831) 706-4795
View
Group meets in:
Monterey, CA 93940


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