Support Groups in Petaluma, CA

No, you're not crazy: A Group for Adult Children
This group explores the effects of growing up in a family in which members felt alone and inadequate. The focus was on taking care of other people, giving one a sense of purpose. Members are very responsible and dependable, often ...
Hosted by Denise L. Safont
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
This group explores the effects of growing up in a family in which members felt alone and inadequate. The focus was on taking care of other people, giving one a sense of purpose. Members are very responsible and dependable, often ...
(707) 998-5974 View (707) 998-5974
Case Consultation Group
CASE CONSULTATION GROUP FOR THERAPISTS- PSYCHODYNAMIC, DEPTH ORIENTED- BOTH CHILD AND ADULT CASES WELCOME. Each week a group member presents a case for discussion. 6 members.
Hosted by Liza Jill Ravitz
Psychologist, PhD, JA, CST-T
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
CASE CONSULTATION GROUP FOR THERAPISTS- PSYCHODYNAMIC, DEPTH ORIENTED- BOTH CHILD AND ADULT CASES WELCOME. Each week a group member presents a case for discussion. 6 members.
(707) 772-9802 View (707) 772-9802
Psychedelic Integration Group
For people who have used psychedelic medicines in ceremonial, therapeutic, or recreational settings, and who recognize the importance of the meaning-making process of of their journey experiences. The integration process translates the wisdom of medicine experiences into one’s everyday life ...
Hosted by Christina M Ingenito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
For people who have used psychedelic medicines in ceremonial, therapeutic, or recreational settings, and who recognize the importance of the meaning-making process of of their journey experiences. The integration process translates the wisdom of medicine experiences into one’s everyday life ...
(707) 271-9052 View (707) 271-9052
Stress Resilience Group (via Telehealth)
Stress resilience for people in this time of high anxiety and depression about COVID19. Intensive 4 weeks support group offered on Wednesdays, 12:30 pm till 2:00 pm. Cost is $150.00. This 28 day program includes effective approaches to increase your ...
Hosted by Nancy Mena-Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94954
Stress resilience for people in this time of high anxiety and depression about COVID19. Intensive 4 weeks support group offered on Wednesdays, 12:30 pm till 2:00 pm. Cost is $150.00. This 28 day program includes effective approaches to increase your ...
(510) 488-6790 View (510) 488-6790
Mom Circle
Six FREE session groups for expectant mamas. In a supportive community environment you will be provided tools to: manage pregnancy, life transitions, communication, and successful self advocacy. The group will be facilitated by two licensed MFT's. Please email carlareecemft@gmail or ...
Hosted by Carla Reece
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
Six FREE session groups for expectant mamas. In a supportive community environment you will be provided tools to: manage pregnancy, life transitions, communication, and successful self advocacy. The group will be facilitated by two licensed MFT's. Please email carlareecemft@gmail or ...
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Alchemical Art: In the Laboratory
An experiential, creative process to explore various topic such as the unconscious, dreams, dilemmas, and soulful life. This is not a therapy group, but a facilitated art process to support your inner work. Absolutely no art experience needed.
Hosted by Felicia Matto-Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
An experiential, creative process to explore various topic such as the unconscious, dreams, dilemmas, and soulful life. This is not a therapy group, but a facilitated art process to support your inner work. Absolutely no art experience needed.
(707) 635-5954 View (707) 635-5954
Journeying Together: A Unique Cancer Support Group
This is a free Zoom group sponsored by Providence Health of Sonoma County. Cancer patients and survivors through out California are invited regardless of where care is or was received. Group is open to all cancers, all stages and all ...
Hosted by Carol Harvey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
This is a free Zoom group sponsored by Providence Health of Sonoma County. Cancer patients and survivors through out California are invited regardless of where care is or was received. Group is open to all cancers, all stages and all ...
(707) 765-2635 View (707) 765-2635
Stress Resilience Group
Stress resilience for people in this time of high anxiety and depression about COVID 19. Intensive 4 week support group offered on Wednesdays, 12:30 pm till 2:00 pm. Cost is $150.00 per 4 week session. This 28 day program includes ...
Hosted by Bano Ann Cummings
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94954
Stress resilience for people in this time of high anxiety and depression about COVID 19. Intensive 4 week support group offered on Wednesdays, 12:30 pm till 2:00 pm. Cost is $150.00 per 4 week session. This 28 day program includes ...
(707) 684-3931 View (707) 684-3931
The Non-Linear Movement Method Workshop®
Many of you, like the men and women in our community right now are being initiated into such powerful transformative changes... ...relationships shifting, greater self-truths being revealed, and the desire for greater self-empowerment coursing through your being, ...and, it can ...
Hosted by Joanna Intara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 38453
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
Many of you, like the men and women in our community right now are being initiated into such powerful transformative changes... ...relationships shifting, greater self-truths being revealed, and the desire for greater self-empowerment coursing through your being, ...and, it can ...
(406) 559-4660 View (406) 559-4660
Addiction and dual diagnosis adult support group
A support group for individuals struggling with addiction issues as well as with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. the group will take place when filled, in a physical location in Petaluma, CA or online, based on demand.
Hosted by Alina Tsvet King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94954
A support group for individuals struggling with addiction issues as well as with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. the group will take place when filled, in a physical location in Petaluma, CA or online, based on demand.
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Support Group for Frontline Workers
As a hospice nurse, I understand the exhaustion, burnout, mental strain, and fatigue that healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic are experiencing. This group is a place to connect and get support from people who understand your experience ...
Hosted by Shelly Lev-Er
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
As a hospice nurse, I understand the exhaustion, burnout, mental strain, and fatigue that healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic are experiencing. This group is a place to connect and get support from people who understand your experience ...
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Moon Circle
This group is all about supporting women & girls in finding their truth and reconstructing their personal myths through radical authentic discussions, and magical creative activities. Moon circle sessions are designed to alternate between discussion circles and creative process toward ...
Hosted by Mary Mccrystal
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
This group is all about supporting women & girls in finding their truth and reconstructing their personal myths through radical authentic discussions, and magical creative activities. Moon circle sessions are designed to alternate between discussion circles and creative process toward ...
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You and Your Aging Parents
Watching our parents get older and more frail is often very difficult and challenging for people. This group will provide a safe place to explore issues related to aging parents, cognitive decline, taking care of yourself while caring for others, ...
Hosted by Judy Iwanier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
Watching our parents get older and more frail is often very difficult and challenging for people. This group will provide a safe place to explore issues related to aging parents, cognitive decline, taking care of yourself while caring for others, ...
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Women Healing from Autoimmune Disease
This group is designed to help women remember themselves and reclaim their Power. If you have forgotten to put yourself first, and have come to suffer physically for it, this group is for you. Together you will empower each other ...
Hosted by Kelly Jeanne Zehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
This group is designed to help women remember themselves and reclaim their Power. If you have forgotten to put yourself first, and have come to suffer physically for it, this group is for you. Together you will empower each other ...
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The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop®
The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop® is a set of techniques and exercises for inviting presence, connecting through the heart, and exploring the play of masculine and feminine for strong sexual attraction. This potent set of tools will enable you to ...
Hosted by Joanna Intara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 38453
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop® is a set of techniques and exercises for inviting presence, connecting through the heart, and exploring the play of masculine and feminine for strong sexual attraction. This potent set of tools will enable you to ...
(406) 559-4660 View (406) 559-4660
Sandplay Consultation Group
Sandplay Case consultation and training for therapists. Both Child and Adult cases. Each meeting a group member presents a sandplay case for discussion. 6 members. $75.00 per session.
Hosted by Liza Jill Ravitz
Psychologist, PhD, JA, CST-T
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
Sandplay Case consultation and training for therapists. Both Child and Adult cases. Each meeting a group member presents a sandplay case for discussion. 6 members. $75.00 per session.
(707) 772-9802 View (707) 772-9802
New Moms Support Group
Are you a postpartum mom? Are you wondering if you will ever feel like yourself again? This group is for you. We are a space for moms of babies <6 months old to process the drastic life change that motherhood ...
Hosted by Kylie Hempy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94954
Are you a postpartum mom? Are you wondering if you will ever feel like yourself again? This group is for you. We are a space for moms of babies <6 months old to process the drastic life change that motherhood ...
(707) 306-4996 View (707) 306-4996
Wise Girl Workshops 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th
Wise Girl Workshops happens at McKinley School in central Petaluma! Girls will gain a well rounded experience of how to care for themselves socially, emotionally, and physically. And bonus…friendships are made! Workshops focus on the 8 Core Foundations Of Wise ...
Hosted by Sierra Dator
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
Wise Girl Workshops happens at McKinley School in central Petaluma! Girls will gain a well rounded experience of how to care for themselves socially, emotionally, and physically. And bonus…friendships are made! Workshops focus on the 8 Core Foundations Of Wise ...
(707) 595-2105 View (707) 595-2105
Girls In-Service for High School Youth
A program for girls and female identified teens focused on the leadership, service, creativity, purpose, and wellness. Monthly core foundation meetings and service projects all while making friends. Wise Girl Workshops is not therapy and offers a wellness program for ...
Hosted by Sierra Dator
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
A program for girls and female identified teens focused on the leadership, service, creativity, purpose, and wellness. Monthly core foundation meetings and service projects all while making friends. Wise Girl Workshops is not therapy and offers a wellness program for ...
(707) 595-2105 View (707) 595-2105
Wise Parent Workshop: Helping Worried Kids
Join us for a 6 week series focused on how to best support your child when it comes to living well with worry. This workshop series helps parents understand why kids worry and gives you helpful tools to be truly ...
Hosted by Sierra Dator
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
Join us for a 6 week series focused on how to best support your child when it comes to living well with worry. This workshop series helps parents understand why kids worry and gives you helpful tools to be truly ...
(707) 595-2105 View (707) 595-2105

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Petaluma?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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.