Support Groups in San Diego, CA

If you're dealing with Sexually compulsive behaviors and can't seem to stop, a group could be the best thing for you. I focus on utilizing the best treatment tools available and the support you need to help you move past ...
Hosted by Oasis Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
If you're dealing with Sexually compulsive behaviors and can't seem to stop, a group could be the best thing for you. I focus on utilizing the best treatment tools available and the support you need to help you move past ...
(619) 346-4433 View (619) 346-4433
DBT Skills Training groups are for clients who would like to cope more effectively with intense emotions, addictive behaviors, and/or relationship struggles. DBT Skills are taught to reduce self-destructive behaviors and learn more adaptive ways to manage painful emotions. These ...
Hosted by Lizeth V Ma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92117
DBT Skills Training groups are for clients who would like to cope more effectively with intense emotions, addictive behaviors, and/or relationship struggles. DBT Skills are taught to reduce self-destructive behaviors and learn more adaptive ways to manage painful emotions. These ...
(858) 433-4356 View (858) 433-4356
Develop increased awareness of the patterns that pertain to the co-dependent tendencies that are significantly interfering with your life and relationships. Learn skills in setting more effective boundaries and communicating more assertively as you alleviate doubt, build confidence, and effectively ...
Hosted by Matthew H. Koch, Marriage & Family Therapist, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92123
Develop increased awareness of the patterns that pertain to the co-dependent tendencies that are significantly interfering with your life and relationships. Learn skills in setting more effective boundaries and communicating more assertively as you alleviate doubt, build confidence, and effectively ...
(619) 376-1244 View (619) 376-1244
Groups are microsystems that mimic our societal view. We are empowered to become self-aware, counter negative thoughts, grow, hold firm to our values and/or accept life. Come gain skills to make choices that literally work for You! VIRTUAL Mon or ...
Hosted by Latrese Thompson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, CRC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92105
Groups are microsystems that mimic our societal view. We are empowered to become self-aware, counter negative thoughts, grow, hold firm to our values and/or accept life. Come gain skills to make choices that literally work for You! VIRTUAL Mon or ...
(858) 500-1238 View (858) 500-1238
Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to decrease anxiety, depression, and feeling out of control. DBT also helps to increase communication skills and decrease relationship issues. Call or email PEP today for more information ...
Hosted by Christina Edwards - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to decrease anxiety, depression, and feeling out of control. DBT also helps to increase communication skills and decrease relationship issues. Call or email PEP today for more information ...
(619) 787-6676 View (619) 787-6676
It’s a new decade. The perfect time to create the life we WANT, attract the relationships we DESERVE and become the BEST version of ourselves. Join a fantastic group of single women who are share common goals, feelings and experiences. ...
Hosted by UpThink Personal Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92121
It’s a new decade. The perfect time to create the life we WANT, attract the relationships we DESERVE and become the BEST version of ourselves. Join a fantastic group of single women who are share common goals, feelings and experiences. ...
(619) 492-3737 View (619) 492-3737
By arrangement with therapist.
Hosted by Donna M Chapman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
By arrangement with therapist.
(619) 780-2559 View (619) 780-2559
These groups help men cope with their history of non-consensual sex, either sexual abuse in childhood or sexual assault in adulthood. These experiences have lifelong repercussions in emotional, psychological and interpersonal realms. The group provides participants a safe place to ...
Hosted by C. Allen Ruyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
These groups help men cope with their history of non-consensual sex, either sexual abuse in childhood or sexual assault in adulthood. These experiences have lifelong repercussions in emotional, psychological and interpersonal realms. The group provides participants a safe place to ...
(619) 821-2477 View (619) 821-2477
Being a new mom is not an easy transition, join me as I provide a safe space to guide you on your journey. E-mail me to join the waitlist.
Hosted by Tatiana Bogy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92109
Being a new mom is not an easy transition, join me as I provide a safe space to guide you on your journey. E-mail me to join the waitlist.
(619) 776-3405 View (619) 776-3405
This group is for teens (age 13-18) who are in recovery from an eating disorder. Group will allow space to explore situations and relationships teens face while working on their own recovery. Through recovery teens must navigate school, peer relationships, ...
Hosted by Johanna (Jo) Stadtmueller
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92101
This group is for teens (age 13-18) who are in recovery from an eating disorder. Group will allow space to explore situations and relationships teens face while working on their own recovery. Through recovery teens must navigate school, peer relationships, ...
(858) 358-7234 View (858) 358-7234
This group is for individuals who have a loved one who is currently struggling with psychosis. This 5 week group focuses primarily on psychoeducation and problem solving together to better help our loved ones with struggling with psychosis.
Hosted by Melody Donboli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92128
This group is for individuals who have a loved one who is currently struggling with psychosis. This 5 week group focuses primarily on psychoeducation and problem solving together to better help our loved ones with struggling with psychosis.
(858) 376-7580 View (858) 376-7580
Eating Disorder Group addresses issues with Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Exercise Addiction. We look for issues creating these disorders, rituals and ways to stop. Focus is on how to live a healthy, balanced life. Join the group and gain knowledge by ...
Hosted by Susan K Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92121
Eating Disorder Group addresses issues with Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Exercise Addiction. We look for issues creating these disorders, rituals and ways to stop. Focus is on how to live a healthy, balanced life. Join the group and gain knowledge by ...
(858) 943-4727 View (858) 943-4727
SD Wellness Group is dedicated to quality care. All of our providers are board-certified and specialize in psychiatric treatment. While we primarily focus on medication management, we aim to offer holistic and innovative treatments. Our providers also work closely with ...
Hosted by Deomel Soriano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C, MSN
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92103
SD Wellness Group is dedicated to quality care. All of our providers are board-certified and specialize in psychiatric treatment. While we primarily focus on medication management, we aim to offer holistic and innovative treatments. Our providers also work closely with ...
(858) 281-0652 View (858) 281-0652
This is a virtual group offered to adults seeking Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. The skills provided by DBT are provided once per week over the course of about 6 months. You will learn skills to improve mindful awareness, emotion regulation, distress ...
Hosted by Shaina Ponce
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92121
This is a virtual group offered to adults seeking Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. The skills provided by DBT are provided once per week over the course of about 6 months. You will learn skills to improve mindful awareness, emotion regulation, distress ...
(858) 667-7265 View (858) 667-7265
Next round starts 3/2/23 in person. PEERS (Program for Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) for Adolescents is an evidenced-based social skills intervention for teens and their parents who want to learn how to make and keep friends. PEERS for ...
Hosted by Tesserae Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92127
Next round starts 3/2/23 in person. PEERS (Program for Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) for Adolescents is an evidenced-based social skills intervention for teens and their parents who want to learn how to make and keep friends. PEERS for ...
(858) 295-7413 View (858) 295-7413
Group for Ages 19-29 - Navigating Young Adulthood. Receive guidance, support and skills for life transitions, self esteem, communication skills, social skills, societal pressures and social media, and relationships.
Hosted by Hilber Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
Group for Ages 19-29 - Navigating Young Adulthood. Receive guidance, support and skills for life transitions, self esteem, communication skills, social skills, societal pressures and social media, and relationships.
(619) 489-1467 View (619) 489-1467
Group therapy offers an understanding environment to process feelings and learn new healthy coping skills. It is a time and space to be with others who understand thoughts and behaviors associated with eating disorders/ disordered eating and to gain support ...
Hosted by Monica Rixon
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92101
Group therapy offers an understanding environment to process feelings and learn new healthy coping skills. It is a time and space to be with others who understand thoughts and behaviors associated with eating disorders/ disordered eating and to gain support ...
(858) 251-8207 View (858) 251-8207
Hosted by Dr. Charles R. Freeman, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 727-6356 View (619) 727-6356
The Family Guidance & Therapy Center is a group of caring professionals who believe treatment should be a collaboration that includes your values, the latest research and our expertise. We are committed to helping you and your family members make ...
Hosted by Janel Cullen
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92110
The Family Guidance & Therapy Center is a group of caring professionals who believe treatment should be a collaboration that includes your values, the latest research and our expertise. We are committed to helping you and your family members make ...
(619) 361-8027 View (619) 361-8027
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, ...
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
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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.