Preteen Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Katie Cooper, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Grrrls Group! A group for 7th and 8th graders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"An 8-week group for 7th and 8th grade female-identified youth who want to build supportive friendships and feel more confident in themselves "
Self Esteem
(415) 658-6434 
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Kate Ekman, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Emotional Regulation and Social Skills
Psychologist, PsyD
"Emotional Regulation & Social Skills: Could your child use help managing big feelings and impulses? This group draws from Michelle Garcia-Winner's social thinking curriculum, using a narrative-based approach to these behaviors by externalizing them as "Unthinkables" characters that your child ..."
Self Esteem
(510) 694-2514 
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610

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Preteen Support Groups
The Preteen or Tween years (ages 11-13) are a transitional period when the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence begin.

For help with preteens or for an Oakland preteen support group these Oakland preteen support groups provide help with preteen development issues. They include preteen support groups in Oakland, preteen psychologists, and preteen counselors. They can help with preteen behavior, preteen learning and preteen body image issues.

They'll also help with tweens in Oakland, communicating and understanding your tween tween body image concerns.

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.