Support Groups in Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Body Acceptance & Empowerment Group
Join a group of like-minded people who are ready to rip into patriarchy and let it all hang out! This is a group for those ready to transition from the cultural scripts of body positivity/negativity into acceptance. Society, culture, gender, ...
Hosted by Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Join a group of like-minded people who are ready to rip into patriarchy and let it all hang out! This is a group for those ready to transition from the cultural scripts of body positivity/negativity into acceptance. Society, culture, gender, ...
(310) 455-8053 View (310) 455-8053
Women's Empowerment Group Age 35-55
Our Women's groups are usually 2-3 people at a time, to support goals matching and goodness of fit. Groups are designed to encourage mutual respect and care. Women with similar experiences (marriage conflict or dissatisfaction, and/or emotional or financial abuse), ...
Hosted by ACT5 Metta Self Care
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Our Women's groups are usually 2-3 people at a time, to support goals matching and goodness of fit. Groups are designed to encourage mutual respect and care. Women with similar experiences (marriage conflict or dissatisfaction, and/or emotional or financial abuse), ...
(424) 401-5168 View (424) 401-5168
Changes Life Skills Group for Teens
The Freedom4U Changes Groups support and teach life skills to teens and parents. The Changes Groups uses evidenced-based material, peer mentors, healthy activities and service learning to guide teens and parents toward healthy coping skills. We have separate parent and ...
Hosted by Gregory Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
The Freedom4U Changes Groups support and teach life skills to teens and parents. The Changes Groups uses evidenced-based material, peer mentors, healthy activities and service learning to guide teens and parents toward healthy coping skills. We have separate parent and ...
(310) 846-8403 View (310) 846-8403
Women's Anxiety Therapy Group
Hosted by Dr. Angela Bisignano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
(424) 543-7042 View (424) 543-7042
Communication & Connection Couples Group
Communication skills are the number one piece that couples request when starting out in therapy. This group has a Gottman framework that leads couples through weekly communication exercises to deepen and strengthen love and admiration. Many couples report seeking therapy ...
Hosted by Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Communication skills are the number one piece that couples request when starting out in therapy. This group has a Gottman framework that leads couples through weekly communication exercises to deepen and strengthen love and admiration. Many couples report seeking therapy ...
(310) 455-8053 View (310) 455-8053
Friendship & Intimacy Process Group
Friendships are some of the most enlivening relationships in our lives & they can be difficult to make, maintain, and deepen as we grow into new phases of life, new cities, new interests, and new ideas. This group is for ...
Hosted by Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Friendships are some of the most enlivening relationships in our lives & they can be difficult to make, maintain, and deepen as we grow into new phases of life, new cities, new interests, and new ideas. This group is for ...
(310) 455-8053 View (310) 455-8053

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Women's Empowerment Group Age 35-55
Our Women's groups are usually 2-3 people at a time, to support goals matching and goodness of fit. Groups are designed to encourage mutual respect and care. Women with similar experiences (marriage conflict or dissatisfaction, and/or emotional or financial abuse), ...
Hosted by ACT5 Metta Self Care
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Our Women's groups are usually 2-3 people at a time, to support goals matching and goodness of fit. Groups are designed to encourage mutual respect and care. Women with similar experiences (marriage conflict or dissatisfaction, and/or emotional or financial abuse), ...
(424) 401-5168 View (424) 401-5168
Body Acceptance & Empowerment Group
Join a group of like-minded people who are ready to rip into patriarchy and let it all hang out! This is a group for those ready to transition from the cultural scripts of body positivity/negativity into acceptance. Society, culture, gender, ...
Hosted by Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Join a group of like-minded people who are ready to rip into patriarchy and let it all hang out! This is a group for those ready to transition from the cultural scripts of body positivity/negativity into acceptance. Society, culture, gender, ...
(310) 455-8053 View (310) 455-8053
Changes Life Skills Group for Teens
The Freedom4U Changes Groups support and teach life skills to teens and parents. The Changes Groups uses evidenced-based material, peer mentors, healthy activities and service learning to guide teens and parents toward healthy coping skills. We have separate parent and ...
Hosted by Gregory Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
The Freedom4U Changes Groups support and teach life skills to teens and parents. The Changes Groups uses evidenced-based material, peer mentors, healthy activities and service learning to guide teens and parents toward healthy coping skills. We have separate parent and ...
(310) 846-8403 View (310) 846-8403
Women's Anxiety Therapy Group
Hosted by Dr. Angela Bisignano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
(424) 543-7042 View (424) 543-7042
Communication & Connection Couples Group
Communication skills are the number one piece that couples request when starting out in therapy. This group has a Gottman framework that leads couples through weekly communication exercises to deepen and strengthen love and admiration. Many couples report seeking therapy ...
Hosted by Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Communication skills are the number one piece that couples request when starting out in therapy. This group has a Gottman framework that leads couples through weekly communication exercises to deepen and strengthen love and admiration. Many couples report seeking therapy ...
(310) 455-8053 View (310) 455-8053
Friendship & Intimacy Process Group
Friendships are some of the most enlivening relationships in our lives & they can be difficult to make, maintain, and deepen as we grow into new phases of life, new cities, new interests, and new ideas. This group is for ...
Hosted by Lauren Matern
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Friendships are some of the most enlivening relationships in our lives & they can be difficult to make, maintain, and deepen as we grow into new phases of life, new cities, new interests, and new ideas. This group is for ...
(310) 455-8053 View (310) 455-8053
Women's group
We are interviewing for a support group in Torrance and Beverly Hills location. Please call us for free phone consultation.
Hosted by Maryam Dalili
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, EFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
We are interviewing for a support group in Torrance and Beverly Hills location. Please call us for free phone consultation.
(310) 912-3048 View (310) 912-3048
Self awarness group
This group will be a very safe place for potential clients. The ultimate goal for clients in the group is to feel the support, emotional growth, and be able to express . the clients will get to know more about ...
Hosted by Maryam Dalili
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, EFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
This group will be a very safe place for potential clients. The ultimate goal for clients in the group is to feel the support, emotional growth, and be able to express . the clients will get to know more about ...
(310) 912-3048 View (310) 912-3048
Sexy and Sexual After Children or Conflicts
Sexual satisfaction is disrupted by many issues, including young children, fatigue, stress, infidelity in the past, physiological complications, mistrust, history of sexual abuse or trauma, body changes such as weight gain and hormonal fluctuations. How to be a lover, a ...
Hosted by Counseling for Couples & Families
Psychologist, PsyD, MFCC, CHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Sexual satisfaction is disrupted by many issues, including young children, fatigue, stress, infidelity in the past, physiological complications, mistrust, history of sexual abuse or trauma, body changes such as weight gain and hormonal fluctuations. How to be a lover, a ...
(310) 543-1824 View (310) 543-1824
Adoptive Parents Support Group
This monthly education and support group offers practical guidance in parenting adopted and foster-care/adopted children. Parents discuss family challenges and share success in relationship building and working through various issues in a non-judgmental environment.
Hosted by Hillary Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
This monthly education and support group offers practical guidance in parenting adopted and foster-care/adopted children. Parents discuss family challenges and share success in relationship building and working through various issues in a non-judgmental environment.
(310) 668-1537 View (310) 668-1537
Separation/ Divorce Groups
Zoom Groups forming for Women transitioning from marriage to single life. Gain support weekly on Wednesday's 12-1:30pm. Fee $35 per week
Hosted by Hillary Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
Zoom Groups forming for Women transitioning from marriage to single life. Gain support weekly on Wednesday's 12-1:30pm. Fee $35 per week
(310) 668-1537 View (310) 668-1537
Divorce Difficulties
Divorce is a long and difficult path to take because of legal proceedings, hurt feelings, loss, sense of failure, strife, child custody battles, monetary battles, etc. This group discusses emotional, practical and relationship issues which arise from wanting to divorce, ...
Hosted by Counseling for Couples & Families
Psychologist, PsyD, MFCC, CHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Divorce is a long and difficult path to take because of legal proceedings, hurt feelings, loss, sense of failure, strife, child custody battles, monetary battles, etc. This group discusses emotional, practical and relationship issues which arise from wanting to divorce, ...
(310) 543-1824 View (310) 543-1824
Creating Healthy Relationships for Women
This process group is primarily insight-oriented and encourages self-awareness and introspection. The purpose of the group is to explore your way of being in relationships. It is long term and open ended. Weekly attendance, with minimal reasonable exceptions is required. ...
Hosted by Bonnie Ray Kennan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
This process group is primarily insight-oriented and encourages self-awareness and introspection. The purpose of the group is to explore your way of being in relationships. It is long term and open ended. Weekly attendance, with minimal reasonable exceptions is required. ...
(424) 294-8108 View (424) 294-8108
Virtual Eating Disorder Process Group
All genders & Ages 18+, No diagnosis of eating disorder required - operates as an open process group to enhance peer support & provider feedback.
Hosted by Samantha Lauro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
All genders & Ages 18+, No diagnosis of eating disorder required - operates as an open process group to enhance peer support & provider feedback.
(562) 383-2334 View (562) 383-2334

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Palos Verdes Estates?

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How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.