Teen Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Tonia Herrero, Art Therapist in Oakland, CA
Girls Empowerment Art Therapy Group (Sat)
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
"Girls Empowerment Art Therapy group is for teen girls (ages 14-18.) This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making with talk therapy and focuses on self esteem, social skills, relationships, body image, identity, and managing stress and symptoms such as ..."
(510) 675-7070 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Tonia Herrero, Art Therapist in Oakland, CA
Girls Empowerment Art Therapy Group (Wed)
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
"Girls Empowerment Art Therapy group is for teen girls (ages 14-18.) This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making with talk therapy and focuses on self esteem, social skills, relationships, body image, identity, and managing stress and symptoms such as ..."
(510) 675-7070 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Kate Ekman, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Group Therapy for Anxious Teens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This group weaves in cognitive-behavioral approaches and mindfulness strategies so teens can build the tools they need to manage their anxiety. Research has shown that group therapy is an especially effective treatment modality for those suffering from social anxiety. Exposure ..."
(510) 694-2514 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Girls with Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
(510) 640-8613 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Adolescent Anxiety Group
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
"Introducing a teletherapy process/support group to assist adolescents struggling to cope with their current environment due to the recent global pandemic. "
(510) 338-3325 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94607
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Tara Reinertson, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Support Group for Teen Girls During Covid-19
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
""From Here to There " A Nature-Therapy Group for teenage girls (ages 14-16) ~ Spring 2021: This outdoor therapy group is for Teen girls (ages 14-16) and will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm. Groups are limited to ..."
(510) 788-2336 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Online Teens Group (13-18) Insurance accepted
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified
"Adolescence is a tough period in a child's life as it's marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and interest in usual activities. Depression can be a transient response to many situations and stresses. In adolescence, depressed mood is ..."
(650) 727-1761 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Photo of Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
DBT Skills Multi-family
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"please see website for more info "
(510) 876-9674 
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611

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Photo of Tonia Herrero, Art Therapist in Oakland, CA
Girls Empowerment Art Therapy Group (Sat)
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
"Girls Empowerment Art Therapy group is for teen girls (ages 14-18.) This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making with talk therapy and focuses on self esteem, social skills, relationships, body image, identity, and managing stress and symptoms such as ..."
(510) 675-7070 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Tonia Herrero, Art Therapist in Oakland, CA
Girls Empowerment Art Therapy Group (Wed)
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
"Girls Empowerment Art Therapy group is for teen girls (ages 14-18.) This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making with talk therapy and focuses on self esteem, social skills, relationships, body image, identity, and managing stress and symptoms such as ..."
(510) 675-7070 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Kate Ekman, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Group Therapy for Anxious Teens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This group weaves in cognitive-behavioral approaches and mindfulness strategies so teens can build the tools they need to manage their anxiety. Research has shown that group therapy is an especially effective treatment modality for those suffering from social anxiety. Exposure ..."
(510) 694-2514 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Bay Area Clinical Associates - BACA in Oakland, CA
Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
MD, LMFT, LCSW, MPH, MFTI
Verified
"Adolescents (ages 12-17) are good candidates for IOP if they experience frequent, significant mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal behavior that impact functioning in their relationships, school, work, and/or community. IOP offers more severe preventative treatment than ..."
(510) 500-9732 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Erica Fawn Thomas, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Family Mindfulness Skills
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"In my experience, when a kid has the support of their parents they progress quicker and further in therapy. Mindfulness help with stress, social pressures, and improved focus. If you have a teen with depression, anxiety, or trouble in school, ..."
(925) 281-3551 
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Group meets in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Photo of Being: A Psychological Corporation, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Girls with Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
(510) 640-8613 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Bridge Psych Services - Dr. Aisling Forbes, Psychological Associate in Oakland, CA
Adolescent Anxiety Group
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
"Introducing a teletherapy process/support group to assist adolescents struggling to cope with their current environment due to the recent global pandemic. "
(510) 338-3325 
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94607
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Tara Reinertson, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Support Group for Teen Girls During Covid-19
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
""From Here to There " A Nature-Therapy Group for teenage girls (ages 14-16) ~ Spring 2021: This outdoor therapy group is for Teen girls (ages 14-16) and will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm. Groups are limited to ..."
(510) 788-2336 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Online Teens Group (13-18) Insurance accepted
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified
"Adolescence is a tough period in a child's life as it's marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and interest in usual activities. Depression can be a transient response to many situations and stresses. In adolescence, depressed mood is ..."
(650) 727-1761 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Photo of Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
DBT Skills Multi-family
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"please see website for more info "
(510) 876-9674 
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
Photo of Molly Gales, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Stress and Anxiety Reduction for Teens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MAed
Verified
"If you're a teenager , then you know how stressful life can be. It's easy to get stuck. This small group (5-6 teens) is designed to help you learn strategies to cope with stress and more. In a safe and compassionate ..."
(510) 662-6162 
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Group meets in:
Berkeley, CA 94705
Photo of Ojuri Psychology Practices, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Anger and Masculinity for Teens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Feeling angry and cannot understand why? Feeling misunderstood? Unheard? Are others telling you that you get angry easily? Unable to fit in or make friends? Unable to talk with others about how you feel? Perhaps you could benefit from participating ..."
(925) 275-5746 
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Group meets in:
Lafayette, CA 94549


Teen Support Groups
Therapy support groups for teens in Oakland provide support during the transitional period where teens can bring up issues of independence and self-identity in a supportive environment.

Group therapy brings adolescents together who struggle with similar issues. It creates a safe space for teens to connect and support one another, while learning beneficial skills from an experienced therapist who serves as the group leader. Group therapy is an option that teens should consider as a powerful therapy alternative.

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