Host: Dr. Nancy Wu, MD
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"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 Palo Alto, Santa Monica, Downtown ..."
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"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 Palo Alto, Santa Monica, Downtown ..."
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Host: Phyllis Klein, LCSW
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"In this group, we create a safe space to write and share. No critiquing of the writing occurs, rather, there is support, discussion about meaning, and appreciation of each other. Writing is a powerful healing tool. In the group environment ..."
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"In this group, we create a safe space to write and share. No critiquing of the writing occurs, rather, there is support, discussion about meaning, and appreciation of each other. Writing is a powerful healing tool. In the group environment ..."
Host: Dr. Lindsey Law- Prairie Health, MD
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
"Prairie Health is an innovative online psychiatry service focused on reducing all barriers to mental healthcare and modernizing treatment. We help people with conditions like depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks and more get the best possible care by offering convenient ..."
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"Prairie Health is an innovative online psychiatry service focused on reducing all barriers to mental healthcare and modernizing treatment. We help people with conditions like depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks and more get the best possible care by offering convenient ..."
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Host: Chally Grundwag, MA, LMFT
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
"This is a small (up to 10 participants), confidential virtual (zoom) group that is aimed 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 ..."
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"This is a small (up to 10 participants), confidential virtual (zoom) group that is aimed 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 ..."
Host: Dr. Marguerite Maguire, MD
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"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 Palo Alto, Santa Monica, Downtown ..."
(310) 935-0754
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"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 Palo Alto, Santa Monica, Downtown ..."
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Host: Crystal Rimple, LMFT
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
"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 ..."
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"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 ..."
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Host: Cheryl Seltzer, LMFT
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
"Grief is not limited to the loss we feel when someone dies. I help people navigate the intense emotions we feel when we've lost something meaningful in our lives: loss of employment, loss of mental or physical health, relationship loss, ..."
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"Grief is not limited to the loss we feel when someone dies. I help people navigate the intense emotions we feel when we've lost something meaningful in our lives: loss of employment, loss of mental or physical health, relationship loss, ..."
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Host: Dr. Nicole Redzic, PsyD
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
"An ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) group for anxiety and depression. ACT is an empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies (such as meditation), together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Dr. Redzic ..."
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"An ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) group for anxiety and depression. ACT is an empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies (such as meditation), together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Dr. Redzic ..."
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Host: Dr. Tasha Oswald, PhD
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"Are you a working professional with autistic traits, and you struggle with social interactions? Are you wanting to improve communication skills at work, make friends, reduce stress, and learn about yourself? Then this is the group for you. The group ..."
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"Are you a working professional with autistic traits, and you struggle with social interactions? Are you wanting to improve communication skills at work, make friends, reduce stress, and learn about yourself? Then this is the group for you. The group ..."
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Host: Miss. Lacey Marie Morris, MA
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"Supportive group for woman to have an outlet to discuss their struggles with breast cancer and have other woman they can share their stories with and relate too. "
(408) 207-4475
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"Supportive group for woman to have an outlet to discuss their struggles with breast cancer and have other woman they can share their stories with and relate too. "
Host: Mrs. Jaclyn Kelly Long, MFT
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"In this ongoing mindfulness-based group for moms, mothers (who have kids of all ages from infancy to young adulthood) come together to practice mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and authentic sharing to support each other on the all-important journey of motherhood. "
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"In this ongoing mindfulness-based group for moms, mothers (who have kids of all ages from infancy to young adulthood) come together to practice mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and authentic sharing to support each other on the all-important journey of motherhood. "
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Host: Jayme Murakami, LMFT
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
"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 ..."
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"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 ..."
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Host: Judi Saini, PMHNP
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Palo Alto, CA 94303
"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 ..."
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"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 ..."
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Host: Michael Hahn, PhD
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Host: Marnie Levenson, MA, LPCC, PMH-C
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"Join us for an intimate conversation and Q & A session to learn about the physical and emotional journeys of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Marnie is a licensed therapist certified in perinatal mental health and Melanie is a certified nurse-midwife. ..."
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"Join us for an intimate conversation and Q & A session to learn about the physical and emotional journeys of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Marnie is a licensed therapist certified in perinatal mental health and Melanie is a certified nurse-midwife. ..."
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Host: Dr. Jenifer L Culver, PhD
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"This group teaches DBT skills tailored for individuals with bipolar disorder who are interested in learning skills for managing moods and emotions in a structured group environment. I have conducted this group for 13 years (at Stanford and now in ..."
(650) 656-2601
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"This group teaches DBT skills tailored for individuals with bipolar disorder who are interested in learning skills for managing moods and emotions in a structured group environment. I have conducted this group for 13 years (at Stanford and now in ..."
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Host: Ms. Inhwa Byun, LPCC
Group meets in:
Palo Alto, CA 94303
"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 ..."
(650) 249-2987
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"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 ..."
Host: Loretta Sun Nam, LCSW
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"For those in the helping professions: MDs, RNs, therapists, firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, and those who are studying to enter these professions. Feeling burnt out, compassion fatigue, "not good enough" and countertransference are real struggles in these jobs working for ..."
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"For those in the helping professions: MDs, RNs, therapists, firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, and those who are studying to enter these professions. Feeling burnt out, compassion fatigue, "not good enough" and countertransference are real struggles in these jobs working for ..."
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Host: Ms. Monica Burford, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
"This is a 8 week cognitive behavioral therapy group for adults ages 18 and up and one for teens 13-18 who are struggling with anxiety. Using proven tools, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and group support, we can help you overcome ..."
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"This is a 8 week cognitive behavioral therapy group for adults ages 18 and up and one for teens 13-18 who are struggling with anxiety. Using proven tools, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and group support, we can help you overcome ..."
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Host: Dr. Shani Robins, PhD
Group meets in:
Palo Alto, CA 94309
"A supportive therapy group incorporating treatment techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Wisdom Therapy. Anxiety affects tens of millions of people in the U.S. and can lead to increased stress, health problems, job conflicts, relationship issues, and avoidance and ..."
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"A supportive therapy group incorporating treatment techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Wisdom Therapy. Anxiety affects tens of millions of people in the U.S. and can lead to increased stress, health problems, job conflicts, relationship issues, and avoidance and ..."

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