Women's Issues Support Groups in Oakland, CA

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Life Definition for Women in Mid-Life
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"In this new group, we support each other in redefining our life goals. Often for us as women, we have spent our early adult years raising a family and/or establishing ourselves in a career. As we reach midlife and our ..."
(415) 634-9645 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Self-Healing & Empowerment (SHE) Group for Blk Wmn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Society tends to approach and respond to womxn as if we're the caretakers of the world, including in the workplace. And whew, this can feel overwhelming! Black womxn struggle with psychological burdens that result from feeling different from others and ..."
(510) 454-8299 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Orgasms (O's) are Good Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Many women don't have orgasms on a regular basis or "fake" it to please their partner. This group's focus is to empower women to enjoy their bodies and reach their potential through homework exercises and positive group feedback. "
(628) 226-1830 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
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Embodied Connection Circles
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT 200
Verified
(510) 822-8809 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
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The Conscious Mom Reset
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"As a mom, you're likely the center of the household. You're constantly responding to your family's needs, big and small. But when you're so busy caring for others, it's hard to find the perspective to look at the big picture ..."
(510) 735-8944 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94601
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CalPsychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"CalPsychiatry is a group of informed, empathetic and team-oriented psychiatrists. We have specialties in treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (including OCD), ADHD, addiction and women's mental health. We have practices in San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto ..."
(415) 991-0418 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Postpartum Stress Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"*ONLINE* THURSDAYS 11am-12pm. Mothers of young children (0-3 yrs) are welcome to join this weekly group to process, vent, grow, and heal. 5 members per session maximum. $50/hr. Come once or come weekly, based on your need, your schedule, and ..."
(510) 298-3842 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Women's Trauma Healing Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Solace:Online Support Group for Navigating Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"This online group will provide community and support for living with anxiety. Many of us were experiencing high levels of anxiety before the COVID19 crisis. If you are feeling overwhelmed, fearful, alone and unsure about what to do, this is ..."
(415) 237-2667 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Women's Anxiety & Overwhelm Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"*ONLINE* TUESDAYS 9-10am. Get support and learn new ways to manage stress, overwhelm, and related anxiety issues. 5 members per session maximum. $50/hr. Come once or come weekly, based on your need, your schedule, and your budget. No ongoing commitment ..."
(510) 298-3842 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Self-Compassion Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
"We will be running a group for self-identified women to increase self-compassion. We are conducting an interest survey to finalize details at https://forms.gle/WrASSzy mdcwQNyGm6. "
(510) 330-2130 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
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Peer Consultation Group for Therapists
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This consultation group is focused on peer support for therapists around practice development. Call for more details. "
(510) 617-1912 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
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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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Photo of Carol Paxson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, CA
Life Definition for Women in Mid-Life
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"In this new group, we support each other in redefining our life goals. Often for us as women, we have spent our early adult years raising a family and/or establishing ourselves in a career. As we reach midlife and our ..."
(415) 634-9645 
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
Photo of Fellana L Randall, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Self-Healing & Empowerment (SHE) Group for Blk Wmn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Society tends to approach and respond to womxn as if we're the caretakers of the world, including in the workplace. And whew, this can feel overwhelming! Black womxn struggle with psychological burdens that result from feeling different from others and ..."
(510) 454-8299 
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
Photo of Alison Leigh, Expert Sex Advice, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Orgasms (O's) are Good Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Many women don't have orgasms on a regular basis or "fake" it to please their partner. This group's focus is to empower women to enjoy their bodies and reach their potential through homework exercises and positive group feedback. "
(628) 226-1830 
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
Photo of Juliet Morgan, Psychiatrist in Oakland, CA
CalPsychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"CalPsychiatry is a group of informed, empathetic and team-oriented psychiatrists. We have specialties in treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (including OCD), ADHD, addiction and women's mental health. We have practices in San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto ..."
(415) 991-0418 
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
Photo of Kaci Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Postpartum Stress Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"*ONLINE* THURSDAYS 11am-12pm. Mothers of young children (0-3 yrs) are welcome to join this weekly group to process, vent, grow, and heal. 5 members per session maximum. $50/hr. Come once or come weekly, based on your need, your schedule, and ..."
(510) 298-3842 
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
Photo of Sharon Stafanson, Psychologist in Oakland, CA
Embodied Connection Circles
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT 200
Verified
(510) 822-8809 
View
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Nicole George-O'Brien, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
The Conscious Mom Reset
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"As a mom, you're likely the center of the household. You're constantly responding to your family's needs, big and small. But when you're so busy caring for others, it's hard to find the perspective to look at the big picture ..."
(510) 735-8944 
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94601

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Women's Issues Support Groups
Oakland women's support groups who have a special focus on women and women's issues, including women's emotional health, women's mental health and life transitions for women. Women's counseling in Oakland may include caring for women and for women's self esteem, help for abused women, battered women and career women. Counseling for women and psychotherapy for women in Oakland help with mental health issues and life transitions.

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.