Parenting Support Groups in Orange County, CA

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SMART Parenting: From Science to the Skills
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
"If you have read all the books and maybe even met with a professional but the skills aren’t sticking, this group is for you. S.M.A.R.T parenting group will help you set specific goals for both yourself and your child’s behavior. ..."
(949) 482-4367
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Group meets in:
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Moms Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
"Get together with other intentional moms to connect, alleviate stress and refine the path you are on to create the life you want for you, and your family. Meet therapist Rosemary Kane, LMFT, and other amazing women, like you, to ..."
(949) 397-6605
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Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92618
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Various
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Here at Insightful Matters, we frequently offer groups for different ages dealing with various mental health issues. Please contact us to learn more about active groups currently running by one of our elite mental health professionals. "
(714) 654-1570
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Group meets in:
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Support Group for New and New Again Moms
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
"A weekly group meeting for those adjusting to motherhood. This postpartum group provides connection, support for the huge transition that becoming a parent brings, tools for building up coping skills and social supports, and help establishing goals for making your ..."
(657) 224-7632
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Group meets in:
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Parenting of Teens/Support Groups ADD/Single Mom's
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTA
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" Parenting of Teens Group meeting weekly for support and Psycho-education raising teens today and helping through those challenges. Support group/Psycho-education for those living with a family member struggling with ADHD/ADD. Support group/Psycho-education for single women and single mom's on how ..."
(657) 341-0785
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Group meets in:
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Parenting with Intention & Connection
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CIMHP
Verified
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"A parenting workshop that explores what it means to mindfully and intentionally parent our children in a way that builds and preserves the parent -child relationship, while raising emotionally healthy, resilient, kind, and confident children. I encourage parents to look at ..."
(657) 213-2988
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Group meets in:
Tustin, CA 92780
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MOMS of TEENS
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
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"MOMS of TEENS is a class/discussion Group for parents of students in the Z Generation. I chose the text, UNDERSTANDING YOUR TEEN by Jim Burns because it is comprehensive and foundational as well as functional. The author tackles the realities ..."
(714) 646-6563
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Group meets in:
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Postpartum Support Group
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
"This is an active support group for new moms in the North Orange County area, and it is facilitated by two MFTAs. It is perfect for moms with babies up to six months old, and it will give you tools ..."
(657) 220-6617
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Group meets in:
Anaheim, CA 92807
Parent Education & Support
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
" Parent will learn how to have a better relationship with their children & develop simply parenting skills that are useful in achieving this. Parents will also learn how to take care of themselves & deal with stress. This group will ..."
(714) 593-2355
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Group meets in:
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Perfectly Imperfect Parenting
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Perfectly Imperfect Parenting is a Straight Talk O.C. support group that knows a good parent doesn’t have to be perfect. Each week, we will be addressing the difficulties of modern parenting . Topics include: addressing challenging behaviors, fostering your child's self-esteem, ..."
(714) 942-1345
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Group meets in:
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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Hope for Parents with Struggling Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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"A FREE group for parents who are struggling with their teen or twenty-something year old. If your child struggles with behavior issues, mental illness, motivation problems, or relationship problems... "
(909) 474-7630
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Group meets in:
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
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Parenting Classes|Parenting Support Orange County
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
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"COVID19 Update: All classes currently offered via Zoom. We offer parenting classes for personal and court requirements every Tuesday at 7pm in Laguna Beach starting (11/13/2018). Ideal for first time parents as well as parents with teens. Structured format, fun ..."
(949) 214-4801
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Group meets in:
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Parenting Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Being a parent is a full time job! It’s not unusual to find yourself feeling unprepared for a season of parenting that brings about challenges in either the parent -child relationship, your relationship with your spouse or the difficulties of co- parenting ..."
(714) 203-6189
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Group meets in:
Brea, CA 92821
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Adoptive, Foster and Kin Parent Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Our parent support group is currently be done via zoom. Becoming a parent to a child with a history of loss, neglect, trauma and/or disrupted attachments can be both challenging and rewarding. If you are a parent or caregiver who ..."
(949) 438-5965
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Group meets in:
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Parenting Adolescents: Help!
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Adolescence can be one of the most challenging times for both parents and teens. It can present a parent with a sudden learning curve that is overwhelming. In this group we explore the basic needs of adolescents and target the ..."
(949) 829-4644
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Group meets in:
Irvine, CA 92606
Not accepting new clients
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Because I Love You (B.I.L.Y.)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
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Verified
"A free, weekly community based parent support group for parents who feel out of balance in managing difficult behaviors of their child/children (any age). Focuses on how parents can change aspects of their own behavior as part of a strategic, ..."
(949) 485-2505
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Group meets in:
San Clemente, CA 92672
Not accepting new clients
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Beyond Birth - Monthly Postpartum Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"This complimentary group offers education, support, and tools to help you feel like yourself again and to help you build connections with other new moms. The group meets virtually on Zoom. Contact Rachel for the link. "
(714) 930-2536
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Group meets in:
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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My New Boss is Out to Get Me: Why?
Psychologist, Laura Roth, PsyD, MA
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"This is a group for people who are in the middle of an organizational change, and are suddenly feeling alienated at work. Meet other people who are going through the same thing, and find strategies for handling the anxiety associated ..."
(949) 556-4519
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Group meets in:
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Birth Trauma Healing Circle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
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"If you have unpleasant, unhappy, painful, or scary memories about the day you gave birth this healing circle will help you. Please join us if you gave birth recently or many years ago….. A safe place for women to share ..."
(562) 513-6676
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Group meets in:
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Parenting Teens Tune Up
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC
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Verified
"This is a Level 1 “check under the hood” parental tune-up to learn basic parenting skills and brush up on skills that need help while learning in a fun and non-judgemental environment. Utilizes a trauma-informed basis for understanding the parent /child ..."
(714) 622-7394
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Group meets in:
Fullerton, CA 92831

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Parenting Support Groups
In a rapidly changing world, parenting can be subject to fads and changing styles, and parenting in some privileged circles has become a competitive sport. But the needs of child development as delineated by science remain relatively stable: safety, structure, support, and love.

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.