Support Groups in Pacifica, CA

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Surf Circle
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
"Surf Circle Surf Circle is a surf youth development program for adolescent boys co-facilitated by four licensed psychologists. We provide a support system for middle and high school age boys grounded in surf lessons and facilitated discussion. Through these mediums, ..."
(510) 362-0974 
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044
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Managing Anxiety, Depression, Addiction &GriefLoss
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified
"Managing Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, and Grief/Loss utilizing Holistic Therapeutic Interventions (Mind Body Spirit): This 9-week powerful combination class/therapy group has been developed by Maggie deVera, utilizing CBT, Spiritual-Based Interventions, and other Holistic/Psycho-therapeut ic tools for Healing, Growth, Recovery, and Positive ..."
(415) 237-2396 
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044
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Psycho-Spiritual/Groups for Depression & Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified
"This groups utilizes Psycho-Spiritual education and Holistic therapeutic tools to help manage depression, anxiety, addiction and grief/ loss. Visit www.deveratecs.com "
(415) 237-2396 
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044
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Psycho-Spiritual Education Group: Substance Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified
"This is a 9-week class-series/group developed by Maggie de Vera utilizing Holistic and Psychotherapeutic tools to manage addiction , as well as depression and anxiety. For more info , please visit: www.deveratecs.com/shop.h tml "
(415) 237-2396 
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044

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Photo of Christopher Arrillaga, Psychologist in Pacifica, CA
Surf Circle
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
"Surf Circle Surf Circle is a surf youth development program for adolescent boys co-facilitated by four licensed psychologists. We provide a support system for middle and high school age boys grounded in surf lessons and facilitated discussion. Through these mediums, ..."
(510) 362-0974 
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044
Photo of Maggie B. de Vera, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pacifica, CA
Managing Anxiety, Depression, Addiction &GriefLoss
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified
"Managing Anxiety, Depression, Addictions, and Grief/Loss utilizing Holistic Therapeutic Interventions (Mind Body Spirit): This 9-week powerful combination class/therapy group has been developed by Maggie deVera, utilizing CBT, Spiritual-Based Interventions, and other Holistic/Psycho-therapeut ic tools for Healing, Growth, Recovery, and Positive ..."
(415) 237-2396 
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044
Photo of Maggie B. de Vera, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pacifica, CA
Psycho-Spiritual/Groups for Depression & Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified
"This groups utilizes Psycho-Spiritual education and Holistic therapeutic tools to help manage depression, anxiety, addiction and grief/ loss. Visit www.deveratecs.com "
(415) 237-2396 
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044
Photo of Maggie B. de Vera, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pacifica, CA
Psycho-Spiritual Education Group: Substance Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified
"This is a 9-week class-series/group developed by Maggie de Vera utilizing Holistic and Psychotherapeutic tools to manage addiction , as well as depression and anxiety. For more info , please visit: www.deveratecs.com/shop.h tml "
(415) 237-2396 
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044
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Bay Area Psychological and Forensic Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"We are a group practice focusing on evidence based therapies. Additionally, our practice conducts psychological evaluations for adults and children of all ages. We focus on matching you with a clinician that best fits your individual needs as well as ..."
(650) 437-1506 
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Group meets in:
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Superano Perdidas Emocionales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Una de las emociones menos reconocidas y peor manejadas en nuestra sociedad es el Duelo; La reacción normal y natural ante la pérdida. Ya que tu pérdida sea: *La muerte de un ser querido *Divorcio, *Retiro * Pérdida por dependencia ..."
(650) 458-0189 
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Group meets in:
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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In-Fertile Connections
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"No one should face infertility alone. If you are thinking of or going through IVF, adoption, donation, or surrogacy, this group is for you. This group provides support and education on how to deal with stress, avoid isolation, communicate with ..."
(650) 419-4299 
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Group meets in:
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Surf Circle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Surf Circle is a surf youth development program for adolescent boys co-facilitated by four licensed psychologists. We provide a support system for middle and high school age boys grounded in surf lessons and facilitated discussion. Through these mediums, we foster ..."
(949) 577-6606 
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Group meets in:
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Parent Education
Marriage & Family Therapist, MPH, MS, LMFT, PPS
Verified
"Small groups to discuss strategies for working through difficult conversations with kids and teens. Topics include sex education, drug and alcohol prevention, grief and loss and more. "
(415) 877-4344 
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Group meets in:
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(650) 338-0349 
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Group meets in:
Daly City, CA 94015
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mens group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, MA
Verified
"Professionals facilitating this group are working to provide men with skills to navigate a wide range of obstacles. Some of these can include but are not limited to, problem-solving, emotional awareness, self-care, and relationship building. This is an environment where ..."
(650) 719-4046 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Social Skills Group for Elementary School Students
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"For elementary school students (ages 6 to 11, 1st to 5th grade) who have difficulty with making or keeping friends, reading social cues, perspective-taking/empath y, communication and conversation skills, active listening/attending to others, emotion regulation, impulse control, problem solving, and/or ..."
(650) 762-6917 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Enhancing Your Sexual Relationship
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, CSE, CST
Verified
"This online group is for couples with low/no sexual desire or frequency, and/or desire discrepancy (in which one partner is more interested in sex than the other) who are interested in enhancing their sexual relationship and ready to embark on ..."
(650) 262-5707 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Chinese Anger Management & Domestic Violence Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"***This group is currently accepting new clients.***This Chinese anger management and domestic violence group is facilitated in Mandarin, serving both court-mandated and voluntary clients. This group offers a supportive and compassionate space where participants gain awareness on how cultural factors ..."
(650) 581-9104 
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Group meets in:
Burlingame, CA 94010
Foresight Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(888) 588-8995 
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Group meets in:
Daly City, CA 94015
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Women Survivors of Sexual Assault
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This is a small (up to 10 participants), confidential virtual (zoom) group specifically tailored to support and empower women who are healing from sexual trauma. You will be able to connect with other survivors, share your story, learn coping skills, ..."
(650) 479-1401 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94402

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