Host: Mrs. Katie Poland, MS, LMFT
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Pasadena, CA 91101
"This is a speciality group for 3 couples, who want to deepen their relationship and strengthen communication skills and emotional connectedness. This also helps strengthen couples who are in leadership. The group meets 1x/week, for 9 weeks in total. Christian ..."
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"This is a speciality group for 3 couples, who want to deepen their relationship and strengthen communication skills and emotional connectedness. This also helps strengthen couples who are in leadership. The group meets 1x/week, for 9 weeks in total. Christian ..."
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Host: Dr. Andrea Davis, PhD
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91106
"Therapists work 1:1 in faciliating peer interactions for school-age children with social delays. Groups play outdoors in the yard as well as indoors. Each child has clear, individualized goals which comprise mini-steps toward being an engaging, flexible, cooperative, imaginative friend. "
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"Therapists work 1:1 in faciliating peer interactions for school-age children with social delays. Groups play outdoors in the yard as well as indoors. Each child has clear, individualized goals which comprise mini-steps toward being an engaging, flexible, cooperative, imaginative friend. "
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Host: Kate Hellen, MA, AMFT
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Pasadena, CA 91101
"Our providers are trained in many approaches, but they're all focused on one thing: helping you change your life. All our providers are licensed/registered and have Master's/Doctoral degrees, at least 2,000 hours of professional experience, and must have completed their ..."
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"Our providers are trained in many approaches, but they're all focused on one thing: helping you change your life. All our providers are licensed/registered and have Master's/Doctoral degrees, at least 2,000 hours of professional experience, and must have completed their ..."
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Host: Mr. Daniel S. Leon
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Pasadena, CA 91106
"A specialty group for men with a focus on building intimacy in our lives and families. Life balance, communication, boundary setting and raising our standards are key components of our group driven process.This group addresses issues surrounding co-dependency, intimacy, relationships, ..."
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"A specialty group for men with a focus on building intimacy in our lives and families. Life balance, communication, boundary setting and raising our standards are key components of our group driven process.This group addresses issues surrounding co-dependency, intimacy, relationships, ..."
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Host: Dr. Jonathan Grayson, PhD
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91103
"GOAL (Giving Obsessive-compulsives Another Lifestyle) is now meeting in LA. The support group is free to anyone with OCD. For info on joining go to: LAOCDTreatment.com and click on the free support group tab. There you can read about the ..."
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"GOAL (Giving Obsessive-compulsives Another Lifestyle) is now meeting in LA. The support group is free to anyone with OCD. For info on joining go to: LAOCDTreatment.com and click on the free support group tab. There you can read about the ..."
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Host: Dr. Danielle Neddo, PsyD
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
"This 16-week group integrates the current research on adolescent brain development from Dr. Dan Siegel with useful skills from Dr. Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The group provides a space for parents of adolescents to get support in navigating the ..."
(626) 714-2527
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"This 16-week group integrates the current research on adolescent brain development from Dr. Dan Siegel with useful skills from Dr. Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The group provides a space for parents of adolescents to get support in navigating the ..."
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Host: Kristina Rim Bartek, MA, LMFT, ATR
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
"This group supports new moms adjusting to motherhood. Reflect on the joys and struggles of being a new mom and your relationship with baby, yourself, and significant people in your life such as your partner. Groups are in a warm ..."
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"This group supports new moms adjusting to motherhood. Reflect on the joys and struggles of being a new mom and your relationship with baby, yourself, and significant people in your life such as your partner. Groups are in a warm ..."
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Host: Dr. Jody Joshua Adewale, PsyD, MA
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91106
"Dr. Adewale and Dr. Kao in private practice serving adult and teens with individual and family therapy. "
(909) 547-3466
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"Dr. Adewale and Dr. Kao in private practice serving adult and teens with individual and family therapy. "
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Host: Ms. Angela Gee, MA, LMFT
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Pasadena, CA 91105
"I offer a quarterly support group for adopted teens. It provides a unique setting for adoptees (13 - 19 years) to share thoughts and feelings. "
(310) 845-6975
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"I offer a quarterly support group for adopted teens. It provides a unique setting for adoptees (13 - 19 years) to share thoughts and feelings. "
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Host: Hadley Hudson, MA, AMFT
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Pasadena, CA 91101
"Our providers are trained in many approaches, but they're all focused on one thing: helping you change your life. All our providers are licensed/registered and have Master's/Doctoral degrees, at least 2,000 hours of professional experience, and must have completed their ..."
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"Our providers are trained in many approaches, but they're all focused on one thing: helping you change your life. All our providers are licensed/registered and have Master's/Doctoral degrees, at least 2,000 hours of professional experience, and must have completed their ..."
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Host: Dr. Douglas Thomas, PhD, LCSW
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
"Being in a dream group gives you the opportunity to share your dreams in a small supportive community where you will develop specific skills for working with dreams and benefit from the collective insights of the group. Groups are limited ..."
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"Being in a dream group gives you the opportunity to share your dreams in a small supportive community where you will develop specific skills for working with dreams and benefit from the collective insights of the group. Groups are limited ..."
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Host: Mr. Daniel S. Leon, LCSW
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91106
"I run support groups specifically for women, addressing issues surrounding co-dependency, intimacy, relationships, and parenting. The groups allow for women to establish a place of unity where they are able to obtain the support necessary to create changes in their ..."
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"I run support groups specifically for women, addressing issues surrounding co-dependency, intimacy, relationships, and parenting. The groups allow for women to establish a place of unity where they are able to obtain the support necessary to create changes in their ..."
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Host: Laura Dickson, LCSW
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Pasadena, CA 91101
"Create Mend Heal is a 6-week psychotherapy group that uses community, education, interactive exercises, goal setting, and art to assist clients who have lost a spouse or partner. "
(626) 609-7281
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"Create Mend Heal is a 6-week psychotherapy group that uses community, education, interactive exercises, goal setting, and art to assist clients who have lost a spouse or partner. "
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Host: Dr. David L. Antion, PhD
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91106
"Discuss and learn the principles of anger management in relationships. "
(626) 385-7932
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"Discuss and learn the principles of anger management in relationships. "
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Host: Mr. Jeremy C O'Brien, LCSW
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Pasadena, CA 91106
"This is a long term process Support Group for men suffering from sexual trauma or post traumatic symptoms. This group will provide space to survivors to explore their trauma stories and support for their recovery process. This group will also ..."
(818) 423-5517
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"This is a long term process Support Group for men suffering from sexual trauma or post traumatic symptoms. This group will provide space to survivors to explore their trauma stories and support for their recovery process. This group will also ..."
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Host: William Whitney, MSt, MFT
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Pasadena, CA 91101
"If you have heard about group therapy before but never tried it, this is a great opportunity to see what it is about. This type of group will especially benefit those who have something in their interpersonal life with family, ..."
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"If you have heard about group therapy before but never tried it, this is a great opportunity to see what it is about. This type of group will especially benefit those who have something in their interpersonal life with family, ..."
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Host: Federico G Carmona, MA, DMin
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91103
"Issues like loss of trust, blame allocation, expression of intimacy, and trauma from previous adverse experiences significantly impact couples’ quality of life. Improving communication, learning to compromise, and committing to prioritize the relationship is easier to say than to live ..."
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"Issues like loss of trust, blame allocation, expression of intimacy, and trauma from previous adverse experiences significantly impact couples’ quality of life. Improving communication, learning to compromise, and committing to prioritize the relationship is easier to say than to live ..."
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Host: Dr. David Lorentzen, PsyD
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91101
"GOALS stands for Growth Opportunities for Achieving Life Success. The GOALS Group is a social skills program targeted at children between the ages of 5 and 13. It is an experiential therapy group built upon the idea that children learn social ..."
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"GOALS stands for Growth Opportunities for Achieving Life Success. The GOALS Group is a social skills program targeted at children between the ages of 5 and 13. It is an experiential therapy group built upon the idea that children learn social ..."
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Host: Jennifer R Levin, MFT, PhD, MFC
Group meets in:
Pasadena, CA 91106
"Grief groups for ages 10-18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Groups focus on re-establishing a sense of normalcy and combines playful activities with coping skills and a chance to express emotions in a supportive group of ..."
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"Grief groups for ages 10-18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Groups focus on re-establishing a sense of normalcy and combines playful activities with coping skills and a chance to express emotions in a supportive group of ..."
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Host: Dr. Francisco Chaves, PhD, MDiv
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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.