Anxiety Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Moving Throughout Emotional Crisis
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
(650) 887-5802 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Solace:Online Support Group for Navigating Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"This online group will provide community and support for living with anxiety . Many of us were experiencing high levels of anxiety before the COVID19 crisis. If you are feeling overwhelmed, fearful, alone and unsure about what to do, this is ..."
(415) 237-2667 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
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Online Feeling Great Book Club
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"This educational (not a therapy group) Book Club to support people reading Feeling Great by David Burns, starts September 13th and runs weekly for 12 weeks costing only 12 dollars a week. For details and to sign up, take out ..."
(628) 258-6239 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Waitlist for new clients
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Grief & Loss Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Are you struggling with a loss that has left you feeling unable to cope or to move forward with your life? American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "there is no grief like the grief that does not speak". Grief can ..."
(415) 301-3940 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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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
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Improv For Growth - Next Group March 2022
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This 10-week group pairs improv techniques with a facilitated process group. The principles that help actors create scenes and stories are the same principles that help people create fulfilling connections with others and live their lives with grace and joy. ..."
(415) 870-1727 
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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
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CalPsychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"CalPsychiatry is a group of informed, empathetic and team-oriented psychiatrists. We have specialties in treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (including OCD), ADHD, addiction and women's mental health. We have practices in San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto ..."
(310) 935-0754 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Bipolar Psychotherapy Group-Temp CLOSED
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM
Verified
"This is an open support group which meet for 12 weeks. Group addresses the challenges of work/school, interpersonal relationships, mood stability, as well as helping you find something to be passionate about. The focus will be on helping you struggle ..."
(510) 343-7757 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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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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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Virtual ACT for Anxiety and Depression workshop: 8-week course to help you find your path to a life worth living. Whether you struggle with lifelong anxiety and/or depression, feel stuck in life or overwhelmed by current events, this group can ..."
(510) 849-6755 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
(707) 663-4250 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Men's Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Our therapy groups are great ways to find friendly fellowship, and have the kinds of important conversations that are often missing from our lives. Groups act as laboratories, where each member has a chance to experiment with new ways of ..."
(510) 617-1243 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Between Us
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
"This group offers a holistic, trauma-informed therapeutic approach. Honest dialogue is used to help members develop more agency in their lives and build relationship skills. The group aims to help members discover strengths, uncover and realign belief systems, improve their ..."
(510) 683-5650 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Finding Balance in Transition, Women's Art Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Are you feeling overwhelmed by changes in your life, longing to manage the up's and down's with more ease? Find support in a community of other vital women who are wanting to live true to their most creative and authentic ..."
(510) 358-4980 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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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
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Online Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety at Home
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
" Anxiety sucks. Stress is a pain. During this challenging time, you might be feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life. You might be having trouble sleeping at night because of anxious thoughts. You might feel alone in it all. In this ..."
(510) 878-4017 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
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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
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Taking Charge of Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Does your child struggle with constant worrying or anxious ruminations? Are their fears getting in the way of their ability to enjoy life? This group will present the origins of anxiety in a way that children can understand and resonate ..."
(510) 694-2514 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Playful Process Group - Accepting New Members
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Each session of this process group begins with a guided playful somatic exercise. The playful body-based experience is intended to help participants connect with themselves and each other more deeply during the process group. This group is ideal for those who ..."
(415) 870-1727 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610



Anxiety Support Groups
At the core of anxiety is a mistaken appraisal of danger in which threats are exaggerated, triggering an array of negative feelings that overwhelm patients and lead to avoidant behavior. Therapists take aim at the three big components of anxiety—worry, physical arousal or edginess, and avoidance—by teaching one or more well-researched programs of skills that are custom-tailored to patients’ own worst thoughts.

If you're looking for an Oakland anxiety support group, these professionals provide anxiety therapy and counseling in Oakland.

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.