Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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) ...
Hosted by Natalie Jones
Counselor, PsyD, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
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 View (415) 322-5527
Group Is Currently Closed. Small group for women struggling with effects of trauma including sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse, neglect, assault and domestic violence. Trauma interferes with relationships and day-to-day functioning while giving rise to negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors ...
Hosted by Kathy Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
Group Is Currently Closed. Small group for women struggling with effects of trauma including sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse, neglect, assault and domestic violence. Trauma interferes with relationships and day-to-day functioning while giving rise to negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors ...
(628) 300-3570 View (628) 300-3570
This group is a six-week therapy group for women, blending the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model and mindfulness. This group is tailored for those navigating grief, trauma, relationship shifts, and career challenges along with a safe space for exploration. I ...
Hosted by Kelly Albrecht
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
This group is a six-week therapy group for women, blending the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model and mindfulness. This group is tailored for those navigating grief, trauma, relationship shifts, and career challenges along with a safe space for exploration. I ...
(415) 855-7073 View (415) 855-7073
Meet with at least 3 clinicians for weekly consultation about clinical material.
Hosted by Angie N Branham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
Meet with at least 3 clinicians for weekly consultation about clinical material.
(510) 756-2426 View (510) 756-2426
Hosted by Brittaney Latta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94603
(619) 391-3507 View (619) 391-3507
Childhood trauma is defined as an event or events experienced by a child that is emotionally painful, frightening, or distressful, which can often lead to lasting mental and physical effects. Symptoms of childhood trauma in adults can include but are ...
Hosted by Christine Rivlin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
Childhood trauma is defined as an event or events experienced by a child that is emotionally painful, frightening, or distressful, which can often lead to lasting mental and physical effects. Symptoms of childhood trauma in adults can include but are ...
(415) 326-9859 View (415) 326-9859
The Teen Art Therapy group is for girls, genderqueer, non-binary, and trans teens between the ages of 14-18. This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making, journaling, and talk therapy and focuses on self esteem, social skills, transitions, relationships, body ...
Hosted by East Bay Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94610
The Teen Art Therapy group is for girls, genderqueer, non-binary, and trans teens between the ages of 14-18. This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making, journaling, and talk therapy and focuses on self esteem, social skills, transitions, relationships, body ...
(510) 675-7070 View (510) 675-7070
A DBT skills group uses a psycho-educational class format where the emphasis is on learning and practicing behavioral skills. These skills include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. Skills are taught in a series of three modules, each ...
Hosted by Charese Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94610
A DBT skills group uses a psycho-educational class format where the emphasis is on learning and practicing behavioral skills. These skills include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. Skills are taught in a series of three modules, each ...
(510) 876-4191 View (510) 876-4191
Calling all Single Women! It's Your Time. Are your ready to embark on a life changing journey towards attracting a healthy, emotionally available mate? Are you tired of being in a dysfunctional or toxic relationships? Do you repeatedly find yourself ...
Hosted by Dr. Vernita Marsh & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94610
Calling all Single Women! It's Your Time. Are your ready to embark on a life changing journey towards attracting a healthy, emotionally available mate? Are you tired of being in a dysfunctional or toxic relationships? Do you repeatedly find yourself ...
(510) 808-6296 View (510) 808-6296
The Young Adult Art Therapy group is for women, genderqueer, non-binary and trans adults between the ages 18-26 (who are no longer in high school). This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making, journaling, and talk therapy and focuses on ...
Hosted by East Bay Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94610
The Young Adult Art Therapy group is for women, genderqueer, non-binary and trans adults between the ages 18-26 (who are no longer in high school). This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making, journaling, and talk therapy and focuses on ...
(510) 675-7070 View (510) 675-7070
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers structured support for emotional regulation, stress coping, and improved relationships in individuals struggling with various issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, and personality disorders. This group can assist you in learning effective mindfulness practices, distress ...
Hosted by Veronica Ghabour
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers structured support for emotional regulation, stress coping, and improved relationships in individuals struggling with various issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, and personality disorders. This group can assist you in learning effective mindfulness practices, distress ...
(415) 942-6295 View (415) 942-6295
Are you struggling with eating disorders and body image issues? Embark on a transformative journey with this Body Image and Eating Disorders support group. This group utilize a holistic approach addressing factors like media influence, cultural pressures, and personal experiences. ...
Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
Are you struggling with eating disorders and body image issues? Embark on a transformative journey with this Body Image and Eating Disorders support group. This group utilize a holistic approach addressing factors like media influence, cultural pressures, and personal experiences. ...
(415) 992-6925 View (415) 992-6925
Join our Harm Reduction Addiction Support Group for holistic recovery. Our compassionate space embraces diverse needs with structured sessions covering addiction, anxiety, depression, impulse control, relationships, and more. We focus on coping skills, healthy relationships, and relapse prevention, integrating IFS, ...
Hosted by Kelly Albrecht
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
Join our Harm Reduction Addiction Support Group for holistic recovery. Our compassionate space embraces diverse needs with structured sessions covering addiction, anxiety, depression, impulse control, relationships, and more. We focus on coping skills, healthy relationships, and relapse prevention, integrating IFS, ...
(415) 855-7073 View (415) 855-7073
This group offers a holistic, trauma-informed therapeutic approach. Honest dialogue is used to help members develop more agency in their lives and build relationship skills. The group aims to help members discover strengths, uncover and realign belief systems, improve their ...
Hosted by Erica S Wheeler-Dubin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94611
This group offers a holistic, trauma-informed therapeutic approach. Honest dialogue is used to help members develop more agency in their lives and build relationship skills. The group aims to help members discover strengths, uncover and realign belief systems, improve their ...
(510) 683-5650 View (510) 683-5650
It's never easy when a marriage or significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split, whether you wanted it or not, the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down. It triggers all sorts of painful ...
Hosted by Dr. Jayn Rajandran PsyD / Jayn.Org
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94618
It's never easy when a marriage or significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split, whether you wanted it or not, the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down. It triggers all sorts of painful ...
(650) 727-1761 View (650) 727-1761
Have your current or past relationship faced challenges such as communication issues, conflicts, intimacy concerns, and relationship breakdowns? Are you also experiencing relationship trauma such as anxiety, depression, fear, trust issues, and emotional numbness? This group is designed to help ...
Hosted by Veronica Ghabour
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
Have your current or past relationship faced challenges such as communication issues, conflicts, intimacy concerns, and relationship breakdowns? Are you also experiencing relationship trauma such as anxiety, depression, fear, trust issues, and emotional numbness? This group is designed to help ...
(415) 942-6295 View (415) 942-6295
Do you suffer from stress, overthinking, depression, and anxious or worrisome thoughts? Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Immerse yourself in the proven "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)" group over eight dynamic weeks. This ...
Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94609
Do you suffer from stress, overthinking, depression, and anxious or worrisome thoughts? Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Immerse yourself in the proven "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)" group over eight dynamic weeks. This ...
(415) 992-6925 View (415) 992-6925
Are you experiencing a creative block? Looking for a way to decrease stress and anxiety? Feeling isolated and looking for support in a judgment-free setting? Are you interested in getting to know yourself on a deeper level through your art? ...
Hosted by East Bay Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94610
Are you experiencing a creative block? Looking for a way to decrease stress and anxiety? Feeling isolated and looking for support in a judgment-free setting? Are you interested in getting to know yourself on a deeper level through your art? ...
(510) 675-7070 View (510) 675-7070
Listening to your body’s wisdom is re-learning how to trust yourself. This skills group is for those interested in practicing how to quiet the mind for greater connection to one’s intuition. Weekly sessions will include psychoeducation using somatic and IFS ...
Hosted by Lauren Massell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94611
Listening to your body’s wisdom is re-learning how to trust yourself. This skills group is for those interested in practicing how to quiet the mind for greater connection to one’s intuition. Weekly sessions will include psychoeducation using somatic and IFS ...
(510) 405-4241 View (510) 405-4241
As the founder and owner of my private practice, I provide individual therapy to adults and seasoned adults. I also employ two seasoned and talented associates, who provide therapy to a diverse array of people. Collectively, we work with teens, ...
Hosted by Suzanne M Adams, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94611
As the founder and owner of my private practice, I provide individual therapy to adults and seasoned adults. I also employ two seasoned and talented associates, who provide therapy to a diverse array of people. Collectively, we work with teens, ...
(415) 323-6108 View (415) 323-6108
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Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.