Host: Jessica Sanchez, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Palm Desert, CA 92260
"DBT Skills Training group is part of the comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program. DBT Skills Training covers four modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. During each group a DBT skill is taught to help the client cope ..."
(760) 840-2658
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Group meets in:
Palm Desert, CA 92260
"DBT Skills Training group is part of the comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program. DBT Skills Training covers four modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. During each group a DBT skill is taught to help the client cope ..."
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Host: Dr. Gary A Glickman, PhD, LMFT, SEP, MFA
Group meets in:
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
"Several times a year we create retreats for small groups to explore core emotions (and the adaptations that isolate us from them) with safe, compassionate attention, and community support. Playful, moving, relational, embodied, mindful and respectful communion. "
(310) 893-0533
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Group meets in:
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
"Several times a year we create retreats for small groups to explore core emotions (and the adaptations that isolate us from them) with safe, compassionate attention, and community support. Playful, moving, relational, embodied, mindful and respectful communion. "
Photo of Stephen Thomas Prystash, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mr. Stephen Thomas Prystash, LMFT
Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
"Many individuals are struggling (especially those with addictive tendencies) with exactly what is meant by spiritual development. Using materials from Carl Jung, Thomas Merton and many others, what is meant by spiritual developed and explored. "
(951) 638-3936
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Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
"Many individuals are struggling (especially those with addictive tendencies) with exactly what is meant by spiritual development. Using materials from Carl Jung, Thomas Merton and many others, what is meant by spiritual developed and explored. "
Photo of Mark Manley Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mark Manley, MFT
Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 307-0912
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Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
Photo of Clint Newell, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Host: Mr. Clint Newell, MA, LPCC, CSAT
Group meets in:
Palm Desert, CA 92260
"This group is for men who have worked in recovery for porn/sex addiction for at least 6 months and want to continue to develop the skills necessary for long-term recovery. You will also be asked to be an active participant ..."
(442) 267-3447
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Group meets in:
Palm Desert, CA 92260
"This group is for men who have worked in recovery for porn/sex addiction for at least 6 months and want to continue to develop the skills necessary for long-term recovery. You will also be asked to be an active participant ..."
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Host: Dr. Sandy Islands, PhD, LPCC, CADC II
Group meets in:
Palm Desert, CA 92260
"Are you looking for a weekly after-care therapy group? Join others who are learning to establish a solid foundation in recovery from addiction. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II who has worked for 10 years treating addiction ..."
(442) 777-6478
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Group meets in:
Palm Desert, CA 92260
"Are you looking for a weekly after-care therapy group? Join others who are learning to establish a solid foundation in recovery from addiction. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II who has worked for 10 years treating addiction ..."
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Host: Kristina Mitchell
Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92501
"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 ..."
(909) 302-0489
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Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92501
"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 ..."
Photo of A Bergin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Dr. A Bergin, PsyD, BCPCC, MFT
Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92506
"This is a non-profit providing individual, couple, and family therapy. Play therapy and Equine and Animal Assist Therapy is also offered. "
(951) 291-0978
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Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92506
"This is a non-profit providing individual, couple, and family therapy. Play therapy and Equine and Animal Assist Therapy is also offered. "
Photo of Amber Merziotis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Amber Merziotis, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
"SABI Pathways Holistic Wellness is committed to providing a down-to-earth environment for conscious individuals to explore their mind, body & soul on a deeper level. We believe that through the integration of holistic practices you can build more loving relationships ..."
(760) 428-1529
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Group meets in:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
"SABI Pathways Holistic Wellness is committed to providing a down-to-earth environment for conscious individuals to explore their mind, body & soul on a deeper level. We believe that through the integration of holistic practices you can build more loving relationships ..."
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Host: Truevolution Inc., MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92501
"Our support groups are open to anyone wishing to enroll as a TruEvolution group member. Support groups are free and open to the public, regardless of their insurance coverage. "
(951) 419-4164
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Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92501
"Our support groups are open to anyone wishing to enroll as a TruEvolution group member. Support groups are free and open to the public, regardless of their insurance coverage. "
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Host: Kristin Clark, LMFT
Group meets in:
Corona, CA 92881
"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 ..."
(909) 244-3420
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Group meets in:
Corona, CA 92881
"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 ..."
Photo of Jill Virgen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Jill Virgen, LMFT
Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
"The teenage years can be hard. This group focuses in on helping teens find themselves and feel good about who they are. Specific social skills will be taught so the teen can interact well with their peers. Whether a teen ..."
(951) 383-6425
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Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
"The teenage years can be hard. This group focuses in on helping teens find themselves and feel good about who they are. Specific social skills will be taught so the teen can interact well with their peers. Whether a teen ..."
Photo of Taalya T. Areli, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Taalya T. Areli, PhD , LMFT
Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 419-3357
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Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
Photo of Collaborative Psychology Group, APC, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Tanika Gayle, PsyD
Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92507
"Starting May 7, 2016 at 1pm. Are you wondering about: How to understand your sexual orientation? How to understand your gender identity? How to come out to friends and family? Finding acceptance? Where to go now that you know? If ..."
(951) 878-0665
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Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92507
"Starting May 7, 2016 at 1pm. Are you wondering about: How to understand your sexual orientation? How to understand your gender identity? How to come out to friends and family? Finding acceptance? Where to go now that you know? If ..."
Photo of Robyn Winks, Marriage & Family Therapist
"Our closest relationships can either provide an extremely valuable buffer to help calm our stress level, or they can add fuel to inner anxiety and chaos, and often hinder our efforts to manage our emotional overwhelm and reactivity. Despite our ..."
(951) 325-4590
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Group meets in:
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
"Our closest relationships can either provide an extremely valuable buffer to help calm our stress level, or they can add fuel to inner anxiety and chaos, and often hinder our efforts to manage our emotional overwhelm and reactivity. Despite our ..."
Photo of Jill Diamond, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Jill Diamond, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
"Facing unexpected challenges in life can be an isolating experience. Often friends and family members want to support but don't know how. Join a therapeutic and supportive community to freely share your experiences without judgment. We will use art and ..."
(951) 339-2485
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Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
"Facing unexpected challenges in life can be an isolating experience. Often friends and family members want to support but don't know how. Join a therapeutic and supportive community to freely share your experiences without judgment. We will use art and ..."
Photo of Tiffany Libby, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mrs. Tiffany Libby, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
"Bullying, drama, frenemies, no matter what you call it, it hurts the same. Feeling isolated, abandoned, or rejected? Wondering why you are being targeted when you've done nothing wrong? If you have experienced verbal, emotional, physical or cyber bullying, by ..."
(951) 467-3623
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Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
"Bullying, drama, frenemies, no matter what you call it, it hurts the same. Feeling isolated, abandoned, or rejected? Wondering why you are being targeted when you've done nothing wrong? If you have experienced verbal, emotional, physical or cyber bullying, by ..."
Photo of Clair Tristan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Clair Tristan, LCSW
Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92501
"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 ..."
(909) 308-2571
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Group meets in:
Riverside, CA 92501
"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 ..."
Photo of Sara Baker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Sara Baker, MA, LMFT, CYT
Group meets in:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
"Sara Ashley Baker Integrative Pathways is committed to providing a down-to-earth environment for conscious individuals to explore their mind, body & soul on a deeper level. We believe that through the integration of holistic practices you can build more loving ..."
(760) 904-3171
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Group meets in:
Palm Springs, CA 92262
"Sara Ashley Baker Integrative Pathways is committed to providing a down-to-earth environment for conscious individuals to explore their mind, body & soul on a deeper level. We believe that through the integration of holistic practices you can build more loving ..."
Photo of Ray Montella, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Ray Montella, PhD
Group meets in:
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
"This group focuses on combining all the aspects that work in concert in order to create what you want. It takes from many schools of treatment, self help, and therapy and combines them is a direct simple concrete way. "
(808) 784-7938
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Group meets in:
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
"This group focuses on combining all the aspects that work in concert in order to create what you want. It takes from many schools of treatment, self help, and therapy and combines them is a direct simple concrete way. "

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Riverside County 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 Riverside County 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 Riverside County 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 Riverside County 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Riverside County 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.