Support Groups in Pleasant Hill, CA

Imago couples' group
Couples often present an "everything's beautiful" façade to the world, hiding their struggles and their incompatibilities. This causes a strain to the couple and leaves many feeling a sense of isolation, as if something is wrong with their relationship for ...
Photo of Josh Gressel, Psychologist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Josh Gressel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Couples often present an "everything's beautiful" façade to the world, hiding their struggles and their incompatibilities. This causes a strain to the couple and leaves many feeling a sense of isolation, as if something is wrong with their relationship for ...
(925) 308-5953 View (925) 308-5953
Anger Management for Teen Boys
This group helps boys to learn how to deal with their emotions and how to make appropriate choices instead of using anger. The group addresses self-esteem, drug issues, bullying issues, self-respect, respecting parents and other authority figures
Photo of Michael J Rubino III, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Michael J Rubino III
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
This group helps boys to learn how to deal with their emotions and how to make appropriate choices instead of using anger. The group addresses self-esteem, drug issues, bullying issues, self-respect, respecting parents and other authority figures
(925) 267-6505 View (925) 267-6505
Social Heroes Friendship Groups (Boys 7yo - 9yo)
Starting June 2024: 1 hour / week for 8 weeks. Boys 7yo - 9yo Tuesdays 4:00PM - 5:00PM Small group of participants in a structured supportive environment for children to have the opportunity to focus on building and further developing ...
Photo of Janelle K Brady, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Janelle K Brady
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Starting June 2024: 1 hour / week for 8 weeks. Boys 7yo - 9yo Tuesdays 4:00PM - 5:00PM Small group of participants in a structured supportive environment for children to have the opportunity to focus on building and further developing ...
(925) 297-1843 View (925) 297-1843
52 Week Domestic Violence Treatment Program
Photo of Jenna M. Narez Hoffman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Jenna M. Narez Hoffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 261-7705 View (925) 261-7705
Women's Divorce Survival Group
10-week group for women struggling with the overwhelm of divorce or separation. Get professional and group support and learn new tools to manage the emotional challenges that go along with one of the most stressful times any of us will ...
Photo of Katherine Jewett, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Katherine Jewett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
10-week group for women struggling with the overwhelm of divorce or separation. Get professional and group support and learn new tools to manage the emotional challenges that go along with one of the most stressful times any of us will ...
(925) 322-1681 View (925) 322-1681
Anger management
16 week, court approved anger management group. Focus in on learning new life, and thinking skills to best manage anger. Anger is a normal emotion, management is a skill that can be learned.
Photo of Michael T Carolla, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Michael T Carolla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
16 week, court approved anger management group. Focus in on learning new life, and thinking skills to best manage anger. Anger is a normal emotion, management is a skill that can be learned.
(925) 233-0419 View (925) 233-0419
Live Your Vision
Live Your Vision is a 2 1/2 day Weekend Intensive - clarifying your deepest desires, life purpose and releasing the things that stand in the way of manifesting it. Learn the technology of Manifesting Miracles and begin to bring into ...
Photo of Kathleen E Sims, Pastoral Counselor in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Kathleen E Sims
Pastoral Counselor, CHT, CRC
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Live Your Vision is a 2 1/2 day Weekend Intensive - clarifying your deepest desires, life purpose and releasing the things that stand in the way of manifesting it. Learn the technology of Manifesting Miracles and begin to bring into ...
(925) 914-0098 View (925) 914-0098
Attracting Your Soulmate
Attracting Your Soulmate is a 2 1/2 day Weekend Intensive - that empowers you to bring up to the surface your obstacles to love so they can be healed. You will be guided through a step by step process of ...
Photo of Kathleen E Sims, Pastoral Counselor in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Kathleen E Sims
Pastoral Counselor, CHT, CRC
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Attracting Your Soulmate is a 2 1/2 day Weekend Intensive - that empowers you to bring up to the surface your obstacles to love so they can be healed. You will be guided through a step by step process of ...
(925) 914-0098 View (925) 914-0098
Meet Your Life Partner
This is a six-week boot camp for women who are done dating but want a life partner. Graduate, and what you want will be in front of you, available, and live near by. The rest will be up to you! ...
Photo of www.valeriejkeimtherapy.com, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by www.valeriejkeimtherapy.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
This is a six-week boot camp for women who are done dating but want a life partner. Graduate, and what you want will be in front of you, available, and live near by. The rest will be up to you! ...
(925) 429-8023 View (925) 429-8023
How to Survive High School
YOUR SON IS NOW IN HIGH SCHOOL DEALING WITH SCHOOL, FRIENDS, GIRLS, SEX, DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND GANGS. OUR WORLD IS MOVING AND CHANGING FAST AND HE IS OVERWHELMED TRYING TO KEEP UP. ALLOW HIM TO ELPORE SAFELY IN A GROUP ...
Photo of Michael J Rubino III, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Michael J Rubino III
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
YOUR SON IS NOW IN HIGH SCHOOL DEALING WITH SCHOOL, FRIENDS, GIRLS, SEX, DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND GANGS. OUR WORLD IS MOVING AND CHANGING FAST AND HE IS OVERWHELMED TRYING TO KEEP UP. ALLOW HIM TO ELPORE SAFELY IN A GROUP ...
(925) 267-6505 View (925) 267-6505
Domestic Violence
Certified Domestic Violence intervention group. Focus is on learning to manage emotions and behavior to best be empowered to live a healthy, violence free life. Skills learned include anger management, relationship building skills, self management skills, physical health maintenance, conflict ...
Photo of Michael T Carolla, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Michael T Carolla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Certified Domestic Violence intervention group. Focus is on learning to manage emotions and behavior to best be empowered to live a healthy, violence free life. Skills learned include anger management, relationship building skills, self management skills, physical health maintenance, conflict ...
(925) 233-0419 View (925) 233-0419
Social Heroes Friendship Groups (Girls 8yo - 10yo)
Starting June 2024: 1 hour / week for 8 weeks. Girls 8yo - 10yo Saturdays 10:00AM-11:00AM Small group of participants in a structured supportive environment for children to have the opportunity to focus on building and further developing their social ...
Photo of Janelle K Brady, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Janelle K Brady
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Starting June 2024: 1 hour / week for 8 weeks. Girls 8yo - 10yo Saturdays 10:00AM-11:00AM Small group of participants in a structured supportive environment for children to have the opportunity to focus on building and further developing their social ...
(925) 297-1843 View (925) 297-1843
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction for Teens
Teen years are particularly stressful and anxiety filled. No longer a child, but not yet an adult, there are so many changes that are happening in a teens world: social pressures, role changes, and brain changes. Part of the brain ...
Photo of Katherine Jewett, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Katherine Jewett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Teen years are particularly stressful and anxiety filled. No longer a child, but not yet an adult, there are so many changes that are happening in a teens world: social pressures, role changes, and brain changes. Part of the brain ...
(925) 322-1681 View (925) 322-1681
Empowerment - Conversations from the Heart
Empowerment - Conversations from the Heart is a 5 day Intensive. Profoundly life changing - opening your Heart to give and receive True Love in all your relationships. Your way of Being in relationship will be altered in such a ...
Photo of Kathleen E Sims, Pastoral Counselor in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Kathleen E Sims
Pastoral Counselor, CHT, CRC
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Empowerment - Conversations from the Heart is a 5 day Intensive. Profoundly life changing - opening your Heart to give and receive True Love in all your relationships. Your way of Being in relationship will be altered in such a ...
(925) 914-0098 View (925) 914-0098
MFT/LPC Trainee Process and Support Group
Beginning the journey toward your LMFT, LPCC, or LSW can be daunting, confusing, and anxiety provoking. This group is part psychoeducational, part process, and part support and can help you to manage and thrive on your journey. Participation is also ...
Photo of Katherine Jewett, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Katherine Jewett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Beginning the journey toward your LMFT, LPCC, or LSW can be daunting, confusing, and anxiety provoking. This group is part psychoeducational, part process, and part support and can help you to manage and thrive on your journey. Participation is also ...
(925) 322-1681 View (925) 322-1681

More Groups Nearby

Imago couples' group
Couples often present an "everything's beautiful" façade to the world, hiding their struggles and their incompatibilities. This causes a strain to the couple and leaves many feeling a sense of isolation, as if something is wrong with their relationship for ...
Photo of Josh Gressel, Psychologist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Josh Gressel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Couples often present an "everything's beautiful" façade to the world, hiding their struggles and their incompatibilities. This causes a strain to the couple and leaves many feeling a sense of isolation, as if something is wrong with their relationship for ...
(925) 308-5953 View (925) 308-5953
Anger Management for Teen Boys
This group helps boys to learn how to deal with their emotions and how to make appropriate choices instead of using anger. The group addresses self-esteem, drug issues, bullying issues, self-respect, respecting parents and other authority figures
Photo of Michael J Rubino III, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Michael J Rubino III
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
This group helps boys to learn how to deal with their emotions and how to make appropriate choices instead of using anger. The group addresses self-esteem, drug issues, bullying issues, self-respect, respecting parents and other authority figures
(925) 267-6505 View (925) 267-6505
Social Heroes Friendship Groups (Boys 7yo - 9yo)
Starting June 2024: 1 hour / week for 8 weeks. Boys 7yo - 9yo Tuesdays 4:00PM - 5:00PM Small group of participants in a structured supportive environment for children to have the opportunity to focus on building and further developing ...
Photo of Janelle K Brady, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Janelle K Brady
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Starting June 2024: 1 hour / week for 8 weeks. Boys 7yo - 9yo Tuesdays 4:00PM - 5:00PM Small group of participants in a structured supportive environment for children to have the opportunity to focus on building and further developing ...
(925) 297-1843 View (925) 297-1843
52 Week Domestic Violence Treatment Program
Photo of Jenna M. Narez Hoffman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Jenna M. Narez Hoffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 261-7705 View (925) 261-7705
Women's Divorce Survival Group
10-week group for women struggling with the overwhelm of divorce or separation. Get professional and group support and learn new tools to manage the emotional challenges that go along with one of the most stressful times any of us will ...
Photo of Katherine Jewett, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA
Hosted by Katherine Jewett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
10-week group for women struggling with the overwhelm of divorce or separation. Get professional and group support and learn new tools to manage the emotional challenges that go along with one of the most stressful times any of us will ...
(925) 322-1681 View (925) 322-1681

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Pleasant Hill?

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.