Adults Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Senior Support Group, NO FEE, Tues 1pm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
"The aim of this group is to provide opportunities to connect with other seniors and talk about issues in their lives from the "I position" ---from relationships or lacking them, loneliness, depression or anxiety, family, health, housing, finances, aging, feeling ..."
(415) 849-4932 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Men's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This group is an opportunity for men to cultivate more fulfilling relationships with themselves, loved ones, and other men. Through self-exploration and receiving the support of others, participants have the opportunity to find a deeper strength within. This strength can ..."
(510) 403-8480 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Wild Emergence
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Online 6 week group "Wild Emergence" from July 26th-August 9th. In this group I will be teaching coping skills, energy medicine, nature connection, intuition skills, and communication tools to empaths and highly sensitive people who often find themselves in care-taking ..."
(510) 306-7286 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Embodied Connection Circles
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT 200
Verified
(510) 822-8809 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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DBT Skills Adults
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"Please see website for detailed info: http://www.oaklanddbtcent er.com "
(510) 876-9674 
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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DBT Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
(510) 617-1650 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Brain Injury Recovery
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Support group/cognitive function course in brain injury recovery. Each group will start with a short lesson followed by group discussion. With a group of peers you will learn how to manage lingering symptoms, and build healthy habits. Common topics include: ..."
(510) 602-2895 
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Jungian Dream Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
"I am announcing an ongoing group for individuals interested in participating in a weekly Jungian Dream Group via Zoom. I’ll lead discussions on Jung’s four-part schema for dream interpretation as it applies to dreams of group members. We’ll approach dreams ..."
(925) 302-9717 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Queering Grief
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"This group offers a space to process grief and loss for queer identified folx. The space is created together as a community to support and navigate the unique place where grief and identity collide. The focus of this group is ..."
(510) 892-2652 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Waitlist for new clients
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Adult Children of Alcoholics
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group addresses the psychological issues of ACAs. There is a maximum of 8 people in the group Please call for information. This group is currently closed. "
(510) 404-8625 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
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Mindfulness for Women of Color
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Women of Color: Learn mindfulness skills to help you increase your calm, sense of peace and comfort within yourself, and to lessen your overwhelm. A six week online course with lessons delivered by email, then followed up with live online ..."
(510) 470-7374 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Men Relating Better
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"This is a group for men who want better relationships. Men who feel stuck as to how to relate openly or effectively with others, who feel isolated and alone, who who don’t feel like anyone else really knows who they ..."
(510) 216-1751 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94612
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Women's Interpersonal Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"This group meets weekly. It is an intimate group with a six person maximum. Clients explore issues related to managing emotions, strengthening self esteem, and deepening interpersonal relationships. The group offers a combination of psycho-education, support, and interpersonal process. Members ..."
(510) 662-0323 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
MD, LMFT, LCSW, MPH, MFTI
Verified
"Young adults (ages 18-26) are good candidates for IOP if they experience frequent, significant mental health difficulties that impact their family, peer relationships, school, and/or job. IOP offers more severe preventative treatment than a traditional outpatient setting offers and is ..."
(510) 500-9732 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94607
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OCD Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Weekly group for adults in treatment or post-treatment for OCD. Thursday evenings. Led by Joan Davidson and Lynne Henderson. Contact Joan Davidson at 510-652-4455 x 2. "
(510) 876-9104 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
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DBT Skills Young adults
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"Our adult DBT Skills Group follows the standard DBT four-module system: Distress Tolerance, Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation. Please see our website for detailed info "
(510) 876-9674 
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Panic and Avoidance Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"For adults learning to face fears of panic sensations and avoidance. Group will focus on acceptance-based strategies and supporting group members practicing exposures (e.g., sensations, driving, freeways, public transportation). Friday mornings. Led by Joan Davidson. Contact Dr. Davidson at 510-652-4455 ..."
(510) 876-9104 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
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Advanced Gender Therapist VIDEO Consultation Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Experienced gender therapists need space to consult on challenging cases. Join this Zoom video group with Lisette Lahana, a Senior Gender Specialist. Each member has 3-5+ yrs of experience serving the diverse gender community. In group you further develop clinical ..."
(510) 915-4795 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
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Mindfulness Group (Starts April)
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
"This mindfulness group will include journaling, movement, and meditation that can help cultivate healthy coping and self-esteem. We meet online via a secure meeting link. It is an 8-week series with specific topics each week like self-esteem, boundaries, attachment, love ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Self-Compassion during Turbulent Times
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Sliding scale: $5-$50 per session. NO ONE turned away for lack of funds! This group meets remotely on Tuesdays 9/29-11/10, skipping Election Day. Have you been feeling disconnected? Disillusioned? Overwhelmed during these times of COVID-19, global warming, police violence and ..."
(510) 880-1983 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94607


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Adults Support Groups
The Oakland adult support groups listed here have identified their focus on adult therapy in Oakland, adult counseling, help for Oakland adults in therapy, or Oakland adult counseling. An adult support group in Oakland and adult psychologists mostly work with adults, handle a broad range of issues especially as they relate to adult relationships, and adult child relationships.

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.