Preteen Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Emotional Regulation and Social Skills
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"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 ..."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(510) 694-2514 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Kate Ekman, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
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 ..."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(510) 694-2514 
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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.