Relationship Issues Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Group
Counselor, PsyD, LPCC
Verified
"This 12 week group specializes in women who have experienced relationship trauma. This group will discuss: 1) narcissistic abuse 2) setting boundaries 3) dealing with high conflict 4) closure and moving on 5) healthy practices of dealing/communicating with narcissists 6) ..."
(415) 322-5527 
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Oakland, CA 94609
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Workshop-Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"New dates to be determined. Save Your Marriage/ Relationship - an 8 hour relationship workshop based on the research of John Gottman, PhD and his book the Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work. Visit my website for registration information. "
(925) 575-9269 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Self Esteem for Teens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"In this group we give an open space for teen girls to learn and discuss their issues while providing psychoeducation to build self esteem and healthy relationships. "
(510) 560-7825 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Embodied Authenticity
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Gain awareness of how attachment styles, internal working models and defensive patterns close off one's energy and experiences. Explore the effects of somatic holding patterns. The group will use strengths & capacities that group members already have to explore living ..."
(510) 342-9984 
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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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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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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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New Dad's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"[Meeting via Zoom} Becoming a new parent is a joy beyond words. It is also challenging in ways most of us can’t anticipate until we’re in it. This group is here to support new dads as they navigate the amazing ..."
(510) 403-8480 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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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
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Onine Group Therapy for Young Professionials
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
"My online process group is a weekly therapy group for young professionals looking to talk about the things that are typically hard to talk about in daily life. Like, hurt feelings, competition or loneliness after work. My group is a ..."
(415) 877-5304 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Intimacy Workshop for Singles & Couples on 9/3
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"We are wired for love, to reach for one another, to co-regulate through caresses. Then why is it that dating and romantic relationships can be one of the toughest things to figure out? In this experiential workshop you will learn ..."
(415) 868-4515 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
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Mixed Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Our groups are great ways to find friendly companionship and have the kinds of important conversations that are often missing from people's lives. They are also places to learn better how to communicate with both warmth and strength, with openness ..."
(510) 408-6852 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Women's Depression Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
"This group is for women living with depression. The group is limited to six members. Each session is topic driven. Some topics include, setting boundaries; unhelpful thinking patterns; distress tolerance; goal setting; relaxation techniques; communication skills. The topics are modified ..."
(510) 257-9468 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Mindful Dating Support Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Dating in the Bay Area isn’t easy. From the awkward first dates, to the ghosting, to the endless swiping and hoping, you might be feeling frustrated and tired of trying to date. Perhaps you’ve had difficult and even painful dating ..."
(510) 878-4017 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
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The Relational Self
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
"This group offers a holistic, trauma-informed and experiential therapeutic approach. The group aims to help members discover strengths, uncover and realign belief systems, improve their ability to relate and interact with others, receive feedback, and identify how societal/cultural themes influence ..."
(510) 683-5650 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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APA - Asian Pacific-Islander American Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"Centering restorative justice, COVID-19, and the APA experience. "
(510) 256-7863 
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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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Dad Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
"Are you a dad, step-dad, supportive adult, or soon-to-be dad? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities? The Dad group is an ongoing group of male-identified individuals interested in talking about fatherhood and the roles we play as ..."
(510) 916-2529 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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For the Loved Ones of Alcoholics and Addicts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"An intimate, rich process group of 4-9 members who seek support around coping with a loved one's addiction or mental illness, and are ready to engage in self-care. Designed for high functioning individuals interested in embracing life's confounding challenges as ..."
(415) 480-5319 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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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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Relationship Issues Support Groups
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for an Oakland relationship support group, these professionals provide relationship 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.