Bipolar Disorder Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Bipolar Psychotherapy Group-Temp CLOSED
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM
Verified
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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Managing Moods: Bipolar Disorders Support Group
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Evidence based treatment strategies for managing Bipolar Mood Disorders. Education and skills provided, as well as support from fellow group members. For people living with Bipolar Disorder , the unique setting of a safe, open space allows for profound connection and ..."
(707) 663-4250
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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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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Photo of Restorative Counseling & Consultation, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Bipolar Psychotherapy Group-Temp CLOSED
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM
Verified
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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Photo of Ojuri Psychology Practices, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Psychoeducation Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"A basic introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a form of psychotherapy that was originally conceptualized by Marsha M. Linehan. DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful ..."
(925) 275-5746
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Group meets in:
Lafayette, CA 94549
Photo of Mary Deyo, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Managing Moods: Bipolar Disorders Support Group
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Evidence based treatment strategies for managing Bipolar Mood Disorders. Education and skills provided, as well as support from fellow group members. For people living with Bipolar Disorder , the unique setting of a safe, open space allows for profound connection and ..."
(707) 663-4250
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
Photo of Oakland DBT and Mindfulness Center, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
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

Bipolar Disorder Support Groups
The defining feature of bipolar disorder is mania. It can be the triggering episode of the disorder, followed by a depressive episode, or it can first manifest after years of depressive episodes. The switch between mania and depression can be abrupt, and moods can oscillate rapidly. But while an episode of mania is what distinguishes bipolar disorder from depression, a person may spend far more time in a depressed state than in a manic or hypomanic one.

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.