Depression Support Groups in San Bruno, CA

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Mind Over Mood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Mind Over Mood is an eight week CBT group to help you change how you feel by changing the way you think. This group uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety, depression , low self-esteem or to just cope better ..."
(650) 484-5627
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Group meets in:
San Bruno, CA 94066
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Surf Circle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Surf Circle is a surf youth development program for adolescent boys co-facilitated by four licensed psychologists. We provide a support system for middle and high school age boys grounded in surf lessons and facilitated discussion. Through these mediums, we foster ..."
(949) 577-6606
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Group meets in:
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Managing Moods: Bipolar Disorders Online Group
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Evidence based treatment strategies for managing Bipolar Mood Disorders. Education and skills provided, as well as support from fellow group members. For people living with Bipolar Disorder, the unique setting of a safe, open space allows for profound connection and ..."
(707) 336-8493
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Ride the Wave: Mindfulness for Teens
MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
"This will be an 8-week online skills-based group for high-school-aged teens targeted toward those with an interest in developing mindfulness skills starting in Oct 2022 and running for eight Thursdays from 6-7:30pm. We'll cover a number of topics, including: introductory ..."
(415) 903-2756
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94127
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Moving Through Emotional Crisis Online Group
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression , anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
(707) 336-8493
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Mind Over Mood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Mind Over Mood is an eight week CBT group to help you change how you feel by changing the way you think. This group uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety, depression , low self-esteem or to just cope better ..."
(650) 484-5627
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Group meets in:
San Bruno, CA 94066
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Overweight/Overeating recovery group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Group counseling for women who struggle with weight and food...eating over feelings, obsessing about food, gaining and losing weight continuously or frustration with the inability at times to control eating.This group helps individuals break throught their blocks to change, develop ..."
(415) 800-1179
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94403
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CBT Consultation for Asian American Therapists
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"CBT consultation group for Asian American Therapists focuses on sharpening the participants's skills using Dr David Burns' TEAM CBT framework in their work with Asian and Asian Americans. The group will help you to make therapy approachable, and accessible to ..."
(650) 376-7368
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94402
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Managing Anxiety, Depression, Addiction &GriefLoss
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified
Verified
"Managing Anxiety, Depression , Addictions, and Grief/Loss utilizing Holistic Therapeutic Interventions (Mind Body Spirit): This 9-week powerful combination class/therapy group has been developed by Maggie deVera, utilizing CBT, Spiritual-Based Interventions, and other Holistic/Psycho-therapeut ic tools for Healing, Growth, Recovery, and Positive ..."
(415) 237-2396
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044
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Psycho-Spiritual/Groups for Depression & Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified
Verified
"This groups utilizes Psycho-Spiritual education and Holistic therapeutic tools to help manage depression , anxiety, addiction and grief/ loss. Visit www.deveratecs.com "
(415) 237-2396
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044
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BIPOC Connections Process Group
Psychologist, MDiv, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"This is an all gender counseling group for those who need a space to get support and process their experience of being a person of color (POC). We emphasize and strive for deep and authentic emotional connections and relational interactions ..."
(650) 445-0748
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94403
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Mindfulness Training & Life Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT, CPC
Verified
Verified
"Please call for a free phone evaluation--we talk about whether psychotherapy, mindfulness training, or life coaching is best for you. For more info about my practice, please visit my website: www.DrRanjanPatel.com I conduct therapy within CA only. I offer psychotherapy ..."
(650) 918-4643
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Group meets in:
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Group
Psychiatrist, MD, DABMA
Verified
Verified
"Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group is a mindfulness skills-building and meditation group, structured to reflect the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) group, infused with discussions and teaching of cognitive skills for people who have struggled ..."
(415) 903-1898
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Mindful Self-Compassion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
Verified
"Self-Compassion is a way to train the heart and Mind to respond to life's difficult moments with kindness and compassion rather than self-criticism and judgment. It can be learned by anyone, it provides emotional strength and resilience, makes it easier ..."
(510) 377-1082
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94127

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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. 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?
San Bruno 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 San Bruno 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 San Bruno 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.