Depression Support Groups in Sacramento, CA

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Stress Management for Depression & Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MA
Verified
"Feel like you just need a little help to keep you going? This group focuses on strength-based interventions to assist people under chronic stressors to remember their own strengths and to compassionately care for themselves. Admission is rolling on a ..."
(805) 312-7832 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95811
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OCD and Anxiety Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I facilitate helpful discussion and encourage peers to support one another in overcoming OCD and anxiety-related disorders. Online only. "
(916) 571-0190 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95831
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OCD and Anxiety Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I facilitate helpful discussion and encourage peers to support one another in overcoming OCD and anxiety-related disorders. Online only. "
(619) 776-3634 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95831
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Assertiveness Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Talking with others about our boundaries doesn’t always feel good; so sometimes we might let things go instead of asserting ourselves. People who are used to passive and passive-aggressive communication styles often feel they can’t be assertive without being aggressive. ..."
(213) 444-4252 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95838
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Teen Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
"Through our peer-mentoring services, teens have an opportunity to participate in teen groups that serve to support clients as they explore effective ways to communicate and interact with peers and adults. Groups provide 6 weeks of counseling and case management. "
(916) 764-3568 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95816
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8- Week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Course
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"MSC is a research-based training program in self-compassion. Self-compassion has been linked to trauma resiliency, body satisfaction and appreciation, healthy aging, decreased depression , decreased anxiety, increased relationship satisfaction, and maintenance of health-related behaviors like diet and exercise. Our teachers were ..."
(916) 525-8938 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95819
Not accepting new clients
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Social Skills Group for Adolescents (Zoom for now)
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
"A social skills group for ages 12 to 18, FREE for existing clients and community members. Join your peers in playing video games (e.g. Minecraft, Among Us, Switch Online, and more), board games, card games, etc. Feel free to bring ..."
(916) 251-0379 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95864
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Adult Children of Distressed Parents Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"You may be aware that there were emotional problems in your family when you were growing up. However, you may not appreciate the ways in which these problems continue to affect you, even as an adult. Your emotional and psychological ..."
(916) 722-7792 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Teens OCD and Anxiety Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I facilitate helpful discussion and encourage peers to support one another in overcoming OCD and anxiety-related disorders. Online only. "
(619) 776-3634 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95831
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Depression Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I facilitate helpful discussion and encourage peers to support one another in overcoming depression and mood issues. Online only. "
(916) 571-0190 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95831
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Mindfulness for Emotional Ups & Downs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Discover the neuroscience behind why we get stuck in negative mental cycles of depression / anxiety/ emotional distress as a result of strong associations that get formed between our negative feelings, thoughts, behavior patterns & physiology/body. Learn Mindfulness practices that offer ..."
(916) 866-7530 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95831
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Art & Music Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
"Our art & music therapy groups provide clients an opportunity to explore effective skills that may foster self-esteem and self-awareness. Our goal is to create an environment that cultivates emotional resilience, insight and enhance social skills through expressive arts; as ..."
(916) 764-3568 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Teen Depression Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I facilitate helpful discussion and encourage peers to support one another in overcoming symptoms of depression . Online only. "
(619) 776-3634 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95831
Photo of Heather L. Damon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Teens OCD and Anxiety Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I facilitate helpful discussion and encourage peers to support one another in overcoming OCD and anxiety-related disorders. Online only. "
(916) 571-0190 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95831
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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"8-week course taught twice per year. MSC is a research-based program designed to teach self-compassion. High self-compassion is associated with improvements in anxiety, depression , relationship satisfaction, body image, trauma resiliency, and maintaining health-related behaviors like diet and exercise. For more ..."
(510) 401-3798 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95833
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Adolescent, parenting, chronic pain, miscarriage
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
(916) 207-3248 
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Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95828

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Photo of Melissa Stolsig, Psychologist in Sacramento, CA
Stress Management for Depression & Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MA
Verified
"Feel like you just need a little help to keep you going? This group focuses on strength-based interventions to assist people under chronic stressors to remember their own strengths and to compassionately care for themselves. Admission is rolling on a ..."
(805) 312-7832 
View
Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95811
Photo of Heather L. Damon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
OCD and Anxiety Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I facilitate helpful discussion and encourage peers to support one another in overcoming OCD and anxiety-related disorders. Online only. "
(916) 571-0190 
View
Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95831
Photo of Heather Damon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
OCD and Anxiety Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I facilitate helpful discussion and encourage peers to support one another in overcoming OCD and anxiety-related disorders. Online only. "
(619) 776-3634 
View
Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95831
Photo of Arrickia McDaniel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Teen Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
"Through our peer-mentoring services, teens have an opportunity to participate in teen groups that serve to support clients as they explore effective ways to communicate and interact with peers and adults. Groups provide 6 weeks of counseling and case management. "
(916) 764-3568 
View
Group meets in:
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Sacramento. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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.