Transgender Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Photo of Lisette R Lahana, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Advanced Gender Therapist VIDEO Consultation Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Experienced gender therapists need space to consult on challenging cases. Join this Zoom video group with Lisette Lahana, a Senior Gender Specialist. Each member has 3-5+ yrs of experience serving the diverse gender community. In group you further develop clinical ..."
(510) 915-4795
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Lisette R Lahana, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Therapist Gender-Focused Consult Group (VIDEO)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"We meet on the first tuesday of the month by Zoom video meeting for consultation about transgender , non binary and questioning clients age 10+. Consult with a gender therapist with twenty years of experience in the field as well as ..."
(510) 915-4795
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94619
Photo of Lisette R Lahana, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Online Transgender and Non Binary Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This online group is designed for trans masculine, trans feminine, non binary or intersex adults age 24 and up.  During COVID19 crisis you may be feeling isolated & stressed.  You may want your days to be more meaningful and feel more ..."
(510) 915-4795
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610

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Photo of Lisette R Lahana, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Advanced Gender Therapist VIDEO Consultation Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Experienced gender therapists need space to consult on challenging cases. Join this Zoom video group with Lisette Lahana, a Senior Gender Specialist. Each member has 3-5+ yrs of experience serving the diverse gender community. In group you further develop clinical ..."
(510) 915-4795
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Photo of Lisette R Lahana, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Therapist Gender-Focused Consult Group (VIDEO)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"We meet on the first tuesday of the month by Zoom video meeting for consultation about transgender , non binary and questioning clients age 10+. Consult with a gender therapist with twenty years of experience in the field as well as ..."
(510) 915-4795
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94619
Photo of Lisette R Lahana, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Online Transgender and Non Binary Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This online group is designed for trans masculine, trans feminine, non binary or intersex adults age 24 and up.  During COVID19 crisis you may be feeling isolated & stressed.  You may want your days to be more meaningful and feel more ..."
(510) 915-4795
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610

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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Oakland allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Oakland can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.