Support Groups in San Anselmo, CA

Spiritual Relationship Study Group
This will be an ongoing study group consisting of four members interested in the non-dual teachings of eastern spiritual traditions. We will meet once a week for an hour and a half in my home office. Day and hours to ...
Hosted by Carol Fabric
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This will be an ongoing study group consisting of four members interested in the non-dual teachings of eastern spiritual traditions. We will meet once a week for an hour and a half in my home office. Day and hours to ...
(415) 524-0402 View (415) 524-0402
Life in the Metaphor
This workshop, both didactic and experiential, is designed for an intimate group (max. 8). We will explore the interplay of Sandtray, both traditional and thematic, Expressive Arts and Active Imagination. Our focus will be on various techniques of grounding meditation, ...
Hosted by Jo Sopko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RDT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This workshop, both didactic and experiential, is designed for an intimate group (max. 8). We will explore the interplay of Sandtray, both traditional and thematic, Expressive Arts and Active Imagination. Our focus will be on various techniques of grounding meditation, ...
(415) 799-4143 View (415) 799-4143
Girls Rock
Hosted by Dyer Passano-Manning
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 323-0989 View (415) 323-0989
Sandtray, Expressive Arts & Active Imagination
This two-day workshop, both didactic and experiential, is designed for a small, intimate group (max. 8 participants). We will explore the use and interplay of Sandtray, Expressive Arts and Active Imagination both in a clinical context and in self-inquiry. Our ...
Hosted by Gabriel Rabu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This two-day workshop, both didactic and experiential, is designed for a small, intimate group (max. 8 participants). We will explore the use and interplay of Sandtray, Expressive Arts and Active Imagination both in a clinical context and in self-inquiry. Our ...
(415) 801-3188 View (415) 801-3188
ZOOM:Psychedelic Integration Group for Sex Workers
This circle is a co-created space, a container to explore the internal landscapes that were explored through psychedelic medicine space. Whether this exploration was recent or in the past, in a circle, individually, with a partner, or in a group, ...
Hosted by Dr. Denise Renye
Psychologist, MEd, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This circle is a co-created space, a container to explore the internal landscapes that were explored through psychedelic medicine space. Whether this exploration was recent or in the past, in a circle, individually, with a partner, or in a group, ...
(628) 600-1755 View (628) 600-1755
Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults
This is a weekly Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults (Ages 19-30 years old). In the group we learn Cognitive Behavioral skills and DBT skills for social anxiety. Group also processes challenges of social anxiety and members receive support and ...
Hosted by Lori Sparrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This is a weekly Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults (Ages 19-30 years old). In the group we learn Cognitive Behavioral skills and DBT skills for social anxiety. Group also processes challenges of social anxiety and members receive support and ...
(415) 712-2208 View (415) 712-2208
Seven Channels Process Group on Zoom
Seven Channels Process Group is about cultivating authenticity and truth-telling that builds a depth of connection with self and others. These group sessions move the process of growing bonds that contribute to healing attachment-level wounding from historical trauma and deprivation. ...
Hosted by David S. Mars
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
Seven Channels Process Group is about cultivating authenticity and truth-telling that builds a depth of connection with self and others. These group sessions move the process of growing bonds that contribute to healing attachment-level wounding from historical trauma and deprivation. ...
(415) 766-9866 View (415) 766-9866
Women's Nature Groups
These groups for women are held in peaceful and stunningly beautiful outdoor locations. Groups range in length from 1 day to 3 day retreats, to a yearlong women's circle. These groups are ideal for women who want deeper meaning and ...
Hosted by Amy Biesemeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
These groups for women are held in peaceful and stunningly beautiful outdoor locations. Groups range in length from 1 day to 3 day retreats, to a yearlong women's circle. These groups are ideal for women who want deeper meaning and ...
(514) 400-9341 View (514) 400-9341
ZOOM: Women's Psychedelic Integration Circle
https://www.wholepersonin tegration.com 6 weeks March 21-April 25 1:30-2:30 This multimodality group is for individuals who are seeking a space to integrate their psychedelic experiences. Many people explore their internal landscapes with the use of psychedelics. Whatever the venue, psychedelic experiences ...
Hosted by Dr. Denise Renye
Psychologist, MEd, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
https://www.wholepersonin tegration.com 6 weeks March 21-April 25 1:30-2:30 This multimodality group is for individuals who are seeking a space to integrate their psychedelic experiences. Many people explore their internal landscapes with the use of psychedelics. Whatever the venue, psychedelic experiences ...
(628) 600-1755 View (628) 600-1755

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Spiritual Relationship Study Group
This will be an ongoing study group consisting of four members interested in the non-dual teachings of eastern spiritual traditions. We will meet once a week for an hour and a half in my home office. Day and hours to ...
Hosted by Carol Fabric
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This will be an ongoing study group consisting of four members interested in the non-dual teachings of eastern spiritual traditions. We will meet once a week for an hour and a half in my home office. Day and hours to ...
(415) 524-0402 View (415) 524-0402
Life in the Metaphor
This workshop, both didactic and experiential, is designed for an intimate group (max. 8). We will explore the interplay of Sandtray, both traditional and thematic, Expressive Arts and Active Imagination. Our focus will be on various techniques of grounding meditation, ...
Hosted by Jo Sopko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RDT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This workshop, both didactic and experiential, is designed for an intimate group (max. 8). We will explore the interplay of Sandtray, both traditional and thematic, Expressive Arts and Active Imagination. Our focus will be on various techniques of grounding meditation, ...
(415) 799-4143 View (415) 799-4143
Girls Rock
Hosted by Dyer Passano-Manning
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 323-0989 View (415) 323-0989
Sandtray, Expressive Arts & Active Imagination
This two-day workshop, both didactic and experiential, is designed for a small, intimate group (max. 8 participants). We will explore the use and interplay of Sandtray, Expressive Arts and Active Imagination both in a clinical context and in self-inquiry. Our ...
Hosted by Gabriel Rabu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This two-day workshop, both didactic and experiential, is designed for a small, intimate group (max. 8 participants). We will explore the use and interplay of Sandtray, Expressive Arts and Active Imagination both in a clinical context and in self-inquiry. Our ...
(415) 801-3188 View (415) 801-3188
ZOOM:Psychedelic Integration Group for Sex Workers
This circle is a co-created space, a container to explore the internal landscapes that were explored through psychedelic medicine space. Whether this exploration was recent or in the past, in a circle, individually, with a partner, or in a group, ...
Hosted by Dr. Denise Renye
Psychologist, MEd, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This circle is a co-created space, a container to explore the internal landscapes that were explored through psychedelic medicine space. Whether this exploration was recent or in the past, in a circle, individually, with a partner, or in a group, ...
(628) 600-1755 View (628) 600-1755
Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults
This is a weekly Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults (Ages 19-30 years old). In the group we learn Cognitive Behavioral skills and DBT skills for social anxiety. Group also processes challenges of social anxiety and members receive support and ...
Hosted by Lori Sparrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
This is a weekly Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults (Ages 19-30 years old). In the group we learn Cognitive Behavioral skills and DBT skills for social anxiety. Group also processes challenges of social anxiety and members receive support and ...
(415) 712-2208 View (415) 712-2208
Seven Channels Process Group on Zoom
Seven Channels Process Group is about cultivating authenticity and truth-telling that builds a depth of connection with self and others. These group sessions move the process of growing bonds that contribute to healing attachment-level wounding from historical trauma and deprivation. ...
Hosted by David S. Mars
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
Seven Channels Process Group is about cultivating authenticity and truth-telling that builds a depth of connection with self and others. These group sessions move the process of growing bonds that contribute to healing attachment-level wounding from historical trauma and deprivation. ...
(415) 766-9866 View (415) 766-9866
Women's Nature Groups
These groups for women are held in peaceful and stunningly beautiful outdoor locations. Groups range in length from 1 day to 3 day retreats, to a yearlong women's circle. These groups are ideal for women who want deeper meaning and ...
Hosted by Amy Biesemeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
These groups for women are held in peaceful and stunningly beautiful outdoor locations. Groups range in length from 1 day to 3 day retreats, to a yearlong women's circle. These groups are ideal for women who want deeper meaning and ...
(514) 400-9341 View (514) 400-9341
ZOOM: Women's Psychedelic Integration Circle
https://www.wholepersonin tegration.com 6 weeks March 21-April 25 1:30-2:30 This multimodality group is for individuals who are seeking a space to integrate their psychedelic experiences. Many people explore their internal landscapes with the use of psychedelics. Whatever the venue, psychedelic experiences ...
Hosted by Dr. Denise Renye
Psychologist, MEd, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Anselmo, CA 94960
https://www.wholepersonin tegration.com 6 weeks March 21-April 25 1:30-2:30 This multimodality group is for individuals who are seeking a space to integrate their psychedelic experiences. Many people explore their internal landscapes with the use of psychedelics. Whatever the venue, psychedelic experiences ...
(628) 600-1755 View (628) 600-1755
Men's Recovery Group (Sex Addiction) - San Rafael
Ongoing homework/process group helping create & maintain sobriety, establish recovery, & address underlying issues.
Hosted by Tim Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S, CCPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Rafael, CA 94901
Ongoing homework/process group helping create & maintain sobriety, establish recovery, & address underlying issues.
(707) 200-2332 View (707) 200-2332
Men's Psychotherapy Group
Support for the challenges of being a man, partner and/or father. Men deal with unique social pressures that often reinforce isolation and suffering. Luckily with gender identity becoming more fluid, more basic human needs can be met for both genders. ...
Hosted by Community Institute for Psychotherapy
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Rafael, CA 94901
Support for the challenges of being a man, partner and/or father. Men deal with unique social pressures that often reinforce isolation and suffering. Luckily with gender identity becoming more fluid, more basic human needs can be met for both genders. ...
(415) 870-2294 View (415) 870-2294

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in San Anselmo?

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.