Support Groups in San Diego, CA

Earn 44 CE Hours in Cogntive Therapy, Mindfulness!
4 Weekend Program: Take Steps Towards Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy!* Earn up to 44 Continuing Education Hours Please check website academyofct.org for all certification requirements Receive Live Interactive Training via Zoom in CBT, Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy for Depression: June ...
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Hosted by Sherry Reasbeck
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92121
4 Weekend Program: Take Steps Towards Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy!* Earn up to 44 Continuing Education Hours Please check website academyofct.org for all certification requirements Receive Live Interactive Training via Zoom in CBT, Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy for Depression: June ...
(760) 512-8146 View (760) 512-8146
Resilience Rising for Divorced, Single Moms
I invite you to join this 12 week group coaching program that will guide you through 12 live, virtual group coaching sessions, with corresponding worksheets and printables. There will be a private supportive community with daily prompts for further exploration, ...
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Hosted by Cheryll Putt - Trauma Therapy and Divorce Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92127
I invite you to join this 12 week group coaching program that will guide you through 12 live, virtual group coaching sessions, with corresponding worksheets and printables. There will be a private supportive community with daily prompts for further exploration, ...
(619) 374-0415 View (619) 374-0415
Applied DBT Clinicians
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a research-based empirically validated protocol developed by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. at the University of Washington, in Seattle. The treatment was developed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder. It has now been validated for a ...
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Hosted by Applied DBT Clinicians
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92120
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a research-based empirically validated protocol developed by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. at the University of Washington, in Seattle. The treatment was developed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder. It has now been validated for a ...
(619) 377-8309 View (619) 377-8309
Insight Psychological Services Center
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Hosted by Dr. Sara Giglio Patterson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 943-2871 View (858) 943-2871
Holistic Behavioral Medicine Psychologist
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Hosted by Dr. Charles R. Freeman, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
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Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 727-6356 View (619) 727-6356
Spark Mamas MeetUp: Pregnancy Support Group
Join our pregnancy support group starting February 19th! This is a 4-week program that offers a safe and supportive space for mothers to build connections with other moms as they navigate pregnancy and parenthood. This group is meant to provide ...
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Hosted by Elizabeth 'betsy' Muirhead
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
Join our pregnancy support group starting February 19th! This is a 4-week program that offers a safe and supportive space for mothers to build connections with other moms as they navigate pregnancy and parenthood. This group is meant to provide ...
(619) 503-7562 View (619) 503-7562
Weigh 2 Eat Emotional Eating Group
Weight 2 Eat will teach you about the important behaviors associated with long-term weight control. It focuses on BEHAVIORAL strategies for weight control and HEALTHY NUTRITION. Groups contain 6-12 people. It includes 16 weekly (1 hour) sessions over 4 months. ...
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Hosted by everyBody Behavioral Health
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92121
Weight 2 Eat will teach you about the important behaviors associated with long-term weight control. It focuses on BEHAVIORAL strategies for weight control and HEALTHY NUTRITION. Groups contain 6-12 people. It includes 16 weekly (1 hour) sessions over 4 months. ...
(619) 821-2502 View (619) 821-2502
Life Transitions' Group
This is a twelve week structured group with group discussion and sharing, written exercises (optional), readings, along with instruction to help individuals successfully navigate through periods of transition. This could be precipitated by divorce, marriage, a new child, career change,chronic ...
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Hosted by Joseph Jeffers MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92103
This is a twelve week structured group with group discussion and sharing, written exercises (optional), readings, along with instruction to help individuals successfully navigate through periods of transition. This could be precipitated by divorce, marriage, a new child, career change,chronic ...
(619) 609-7940 View (619) 609-7940
Develop and Grow Your Intuition to Have It All
I am an Intuitive Life Coach; women seek me out who want to grow their Self Love, improve their self-esteem, self-worth, their relationships, own their power, and stand in their greatness. I help women who know they deserve more, are ...
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Hosted by Ida Greene
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, RN, DD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92102
I am an Intuitive Life Coach; women seek me out who want to grow their Self Love, improve their self-esteem, self-worth, their relationships, own their power, and stand in their greatness. I help women who know they deserve more, are ...
(858) 567-0683 View (858) 567-0683
Neurospicy Community Support Group
An affirming group for neurodivergent (autistic or ADHD) adults to find support and build community among like-minded peers. This group includes aspects of a traditional process group, with added emphasis on creating and sustaining relationships and finding support. Additionally, this ...
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Hosted by Amaya Tueller ADHD and Autism Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92102
An affirming group for neurodivergent (autistic or ADHD) adults to find support and build community among like-minded peers. This group includes aspects of a traditional process group, with added emphasis on creating and sustaining relationships and finding support. Additionally, this ...
(619) 404-5461 View (619) 404-5461
Mindful self-compassion classes
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Hosted by Lorri A Hilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 248-4019 View (858) 248-4019
Eras Support Group
If Taylor Swift is your special interest, this group is for you! A mix of lyric analysis, art therapy, music therapy, and mental health content, this group celebrates the eras of your life. Find community and friendship, vulnerability and fun…. ...
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Hosted by Miranda Millican, PDA Affirming Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92102
If Taylor Swift is your special interest, this group is for you! A mix of lyric analysis, art therapy, music therapy, and mental health content, this group celebrates the eras of your life. Find community and friendship, vulnerability and fun…. ...
(619) 853-2637 View (619) 853-2637
Adolescent DBT group (Multi-Family)
Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ...
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Hosted by Sheela Shivaprasad - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ...
(619) 787-6676 View (619) 787-6676
Dream Interpretation
Do you wake up wondering what your dream means? Do you get the feeling that they are very important and relevant to your life? Then join our group! We have a safe, comfortable space where you can begin the amazing ...
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Hosted by Estela C Bobadilla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92103
Do you wake up wondering what your dream means? Do you get the feeling that they are very important and relevant to your life? Then join our group! We have a safe, comfortable space where you can begin the amazing ...
(619) 324-3909 View (619) 324-3909
Tides Wellness: Crown Point Location
Children learn by playing and having fun! We specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders in children, teens, and young adults. Our unique approach utilizes evidence based practices to treat these disorders in an engaging way with our warm, ...
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Hosted by Melissa Brody
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92109
Children learn by playing and having fun! We specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders in children, teens, and young adults. Our unique approach utilizes evidence based practices to treat these disorders in an engaging way with our warm, ...
(858) 842-5891 View (858) 842-5891
Thriving Beyond Cassandra Syndrome Group
A powerful program to support Allistic partners in Neurodiverse relationships. Impactful tools and guidance serving over 50 women thus far, leading to significant shifts - from feeling alone, disempowered, and confused to clarity, reclaiming themselves and returning to optimism. This ...
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Hosted by Lisa Marie Anzaldua
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92122
A powerful program to support Allistic partners in Neurodiverse relationships. Impactful tools and guidance serving over 50 women thus far, leading to significant shifts - from feeling alone, disempowered, and confused to clarity, reclaiming themselves and returning to optimism. This ...
(858) 682-1477 View (858) 682-1477
Help Therapy
For the past 30 years Help Therapy mental health provider partners have been able to assist members of our communities in a rather unique way, opening the doors to mental health services for a large number of individuals, couples, and ...
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Hosted by #1 Psychological Evaluations & Testing Service
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92103
For the past 30 years Help Therapy mental health provider partners have been able to assist members of our communities in a rather unique way, opening the doors to mental health services for a large number of individuals, couples, and ...
(619) 815-7016 View (619) 815-7016
Green Waves Psychiatry Nursing Inc.
Angela Han, NP is the owner of Green Waves Psychiatry Nursing Inc. Please visit our website for further information: https://www.greenwavespsy ch.com/ and submit a request for consultation.
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Hosted by Angela D Han
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92121
Angela Han, NP is the owner of Green Waves Psychiatry Nursing Inc. Please visit our website for further information: https://www.greenwavespsy ch.com/ and submit a request for consultation.
(760) 334-4559 View (760) 334-4559
Infidelity Support Group - Women
A 10-week support group for women who have experienced trauma from sexual betrayal (infidelity, sexual addiction, etc.). This group will be led by Kelly Robinson, LMFT and Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT) Candidate. Betrayal trauma is often an isolating and ...
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Hosted by Kelly Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
A 10-week support group for women who have experienced trauma from sexual betrayal (infidelity, sexual addiction, etc.). This group will be led by Kelly Robinson, LMFT and Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT) Candidate. Betrayal trauma is often an isolating and ...
(619) 330-0073 View (619) 330-0073
Drug Rehabs San Diego
Best drug rehabs San Diego for substance abuse rehabilitation services. When seeking drug rehabs near me in San Diego, Encinitas, Escondido, or La Jolla we are the best choice. Our California drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers are Joint commission ...
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Hosted by HGR Inpatient Drug Rehabs San Diego near Escondido
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC ll
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92101
Best drug rehabs San Diego for substance abuse rehabilitation services. When seeking drug rehabs near me in San Diego, Encinitas, Escondido, or La Jolla we are the best choice. Our California drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers are Joint commission ...
(619) 383-1983 View (619) 383-1983

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in San Diego?

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.