Support Groups in Orange County, CA

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Addiction Treatment Clinician Support Group
Beginning 8/18/22 (in person or virtual) : Contact me to reserve* Associate or seasoned clinicians/Case Managers working in addiction treatment who experience significant burnout. Large caseloads, overwhelming documentation, challenging clients, clients who relapse, and clients who overdose and die. This ...
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Hosted by Angelina Gripp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Beginning 8/18/22 (in person or virtual) : Contact me to reserve* Associate or seasoned clinicians/Case Managers working in addiction treatment who experience significant burnout. Large caseloads, overwhelming documentation, challenging clients, clients who relapse, and clients who overdose and die. This ...
(949) 312-4459 View (949) 312-4459
Girl Power-this Winter
An innovated program for children with groups and workshops for girls ranging from 7-17 years old. Topics focus on strengthening self empowerment by focusing on personal strengths. Girls learn how to manage stress and discuss topics such as self esteem, ...
Photo of Melissa Huy, Psychologist in Orange County, CA
Hosted by Melissa Huy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Yorba Linda, CA 92886
An innovated program for children with groups and workshops for girls ranging from 7-17 years old. Topics focus on strengthening self empowerment by focusing on personal strengths. Girls learn how to manage stress and discuss topics such as self esteem, ...
(714) 294-2849 View (714) 294-2849
10-week CBT stress management groups for cancer
Photo of Martin A Perez, Psychologist in Orange County, CA
Hosted by Martin A Perez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 407-5457 View (949) 407-5457
DBT Groups
Welcome to Peace of Mind's Santa Ana hybrid in-person/Online DBT Group! This therapeutic group is led by a licensed therapist and is designed for adults seeking support in managing emotions and skill development in the areas of communication, social skills, ...
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Hosted by Peace of Mind Wellness & Family Counseling, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Santa Ana, CA 92705
Welcome to Peace of Mind's Santa Ana hybrid in-person/Online DBT Group! This therapeutic group is led by a licensed therapist and is designed for adults seeking support in managing emotions and skill development in the areas of communication, social skills, ...
(714) 503-0813 View (714) 503-0813
Divorce Care
Whether you filed or you were blind-sided, particular needs develop when facing a separation or divorce. Lawyers will let you ramble as they charge up your bill. Come hash out the emotions, network for support, get questions answered and develop ...
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Hosted by Margaret J Medhus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, BC-TMH
Verified
Group meets in Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Whether you filed or you were blind-sided, particular needs develop when facing a separation or divorce. Lawyers will let you ramble as they charge up your bill. Come hash out the emotions, network for support, get questions answered and develop ...
(424) 365-9074 View (424) 365-9074
Art Therapy for Stress/Anxiety Management-Adult
This group is for adult clients who want to explore the form of expressive therapy that uses the art making to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The creative process not only improve self-expression, but also help you resolve internal ...
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Hosted by Maryanne Duan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Group meets in Tustin, CA 92780
This group is for adult clients who want to explore the form of expressive therapy that uses the art making to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The creative process not only improve self-expression, but also help you resolve internal ...
(714) 909-1536 View (714) 909-1536
Trauma, Stress Reduction, Self Care & Coping
90 minute weekly group for adults, focusing on trauma, stress reduction, self care and coping.
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Hosted by Rannia Brown
Psychological Associate, PsyD, LAADC
Verified
Group meets in Irvine, CA 92614
90 minute weekly group for adults, focusing on trauma, stress reduction, self care and coping.
(949) 997-2248 View (949) 997-2248
Anxiety Process Group
Anxiety Process Group: group focuses on offering support and providing you CBT anxiety reduction strategies to break free from Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, OCD and Phobias. Evaluation is required prior to joining to determine appropriateness of fit. Group Therapy allows ...
Photo of Alex Ramirez, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Orange County, CA
Hosted by Alex Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Group meets in Orange, CA 92868
Anxiety Process Group: group focuses on offering support and providing you CBT anxiety reduction strategies to break free from Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, OCD and Phobias. Evaluation is required prior to joining to determine appropriateness of fit. Group Therapy allows ...
(949) 536-9401 View (949) 536-9401
Meditation for Health and Stress Management
Dr. Robert Puff, PHD, author of "Reflections on Meditation: A Beginner's Guide" and a practicing mediator himself for over thirty years., will be leading the group. You'll learn the value of meditation for physical and mental health, several different types ...
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Hosted by Dr. Robert Puff
Psychologist, MA, MDiv, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92663
Dr. Robert Puff, PHD, author of "Reflections on Meditation: A Beginner's Guide" and a practicing mediator himself for over thirty years., will be leading the group. You'll learn the value of meditation for physical and mental health, several different types ...
(714) 337-4889 View (714) 337-4889
Jungian Dream Interpretation Group
Carl Jung understood dreams as windows into our soul. Dreams provide insights into our journey in life by balancing out imbalances in our waking attitudes. The symbolic nature of dreams makes them difficult to understand so they often get dismissed ...
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Hosted by Lori A Tyler
Psychologist, MOB, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Irvine, CA 92618
Carl Jung understood dreams as windows into our soul. Dreams provide insights into our journey in life by balancing out imbalances in our waking attitudes. The symbolic nature of dreams makes them difficult to understand so they often get dismissed ...
(562) 354-8134 View (562) 354-8134
Grief Group for Adults
The Grief Group will meet Mondays for 6 weeks (Fall/Winter 2023/2024 dates TBD). The outline for sessions generally includes the following: beginning journal prompt, followed by group discussion, tools & strategies for managing grief and stress; art therapy directive geared ...
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Hosted by Sydney Hensler
Counselor, MS, LPCC, ATR
Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92660
The Grief Group will meet Mondays for 6 weeks (Fall/Winter 2023/2024 dates TBD). The outline for sessions generally includes the following: beginning journal prompt, followed by group discussion, tools & strategies for managing grief and stress; art therapy directive geared ...
(949) 577-8339 View (949) 577-8339
Positive Psychology Group
Positive Psychology is the science of what makes people happy regardless of their life circumstances. At OCHP, we're advocates of integrating the research of positive psychology into our work, thereby optimizing the health and happiness of our clients. Dr. Kristin ...
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Hosted by Orange County Health Psychologists
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Group meets in Irvine, CA 92618
Positive Psychology is the science of what makes people happy regardless of their life circumstances. At OCHP, we're advocates of integrating the research of positive psychology into our work, thereby optimizing the health and happiness of our clients. Dr. Kristin ...
(949) 446-1600 View (949) 446-1600
Telehealth Group Immunocompromised/Disabled Adults
8 Week group starting at the end of February 2022, with structured curriculum and time for supportive conversation.
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Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Fee Psychology Services, Inc
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92660
8 Week group starting at the end of February 2022, with structured curriculum and time for supportive conversation.
(562) 551-8933 View (562) 551-8933
Parenting Tips and Tricks
In this group we will discuss how to address very common behavior and mood conditions your child or teen/adult maybe suffering from. Sing up on FaceBook via Plant Based Psychiatry Event.
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Hosted by Plant Based Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, BA, MD
Verified
Group meets in Laguna Beach, CA 92651
In this group we will discuss how to address very common behavior and mood conditions your child or teen/adult maybe suffering from. Sing up on FaceBook via Plant Based Psychiatry Event.
(562) 667-2285 View (562) 667-2285
Renew & Revive Spiritual Group
Renew & Revive group is a program established by the team at Fully Health to provide a comprehensive approach to address physical, mental, and spiritual needs. These complimentary group sessions will go over various topics of the Christian faith, and ...
Hosted by Fully Health
Treatment Center
Verified
Group meets in Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Renew & Revive group is a program established by the team at Fully Health to provide a comprehensive approach to address physical, mental, and spiritual needs. These complimentary group sessions will go over various topics of the Christian faith, and ...
(949) 997-2623 View (949) 997-2623
EMDR Consultation Groups for Certification
Small, supportive, monthly EMDR Consultation groups provide an encouraging environment to earn group consultation hours toward certification; seek help with your most challenging EMDR cases; ask any questions you may have about any aspect of EMDR therapy; further develop your ...
Photo of Charlotte Winters, Psychologist in Orange County, CA
Hosted by Charlotte Winters
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92660
Small, supportive, monthly EMDR Consultation groups provide an encouraging environment to earn group consultation hours toward certification; seek help with your most challenging EMDR cases; ask any questions you may have about any aspect of EMDR therapy; further develop your ...
(949) 613-5784 View (949) 613-5784
The Recreative - online art group for moms
The Recreative is an online expressive arts group for busy moms! We meet once a week, I lead you in a creative art prompt, and we explore what comes up with a delightful community. No art skills or experience required!
Photo of Roya Dedeaux, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orange County, CA
Hosted by Roya Dedeaux
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Fullerton, CA 92833
The Recreative is an online expressive arts group for busy moms! We meet once a week, I lead you in a creative art prompt, and we explore what comes up with a delightful community. No art skills or experience required!
(562) 376-2174 View (562) 376-2174
Alumni Group
Weekly meet up for graduates of the program. 12 step focus, supervised by counselor
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Hosted by California Prime Recovery
Treatment Center
Verified
Group meets in Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Weekly meet up for graduates of the program. 12 step focus, supervised by counselor
(657) 245-4401 View (657) 245-4401
Social Skills for Young Adults
This is a weekly social skills group for young adults who struggle in different social situations.
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Hosted by Brandon Wetzler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in Huntington Beach, CA 92647
This is a weekly social skills group for young adults who struggle in different social situations.
(714) 408-2394 View (714) 408-2394
Mindfulness
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Hosted by Lara Barbir
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Group meets in Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 208-7334 View (949) 208-7334

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Orange County 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 Orange County 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 Orange County 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 Orange County 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 Orange County 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.