Host: Jorge Correa - Peak Performance Wellness, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92154
"Do you ever feel that your friends and family members don't get you? You are not alone. Don't worry; at a wknd wellness retreat, you'll be meeting individuals just like you. It takes someone whose gone through the same situation ..."
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"Do you ever feel that your friends and family members don't get you? You are not alone. Don't worry; at a wknd wellness retreat, you'll be meeting individuals just like you. It takes someone whose gone through the same situation ..."
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Host: Lori Linn Pele, MS, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92109
"Accepting referrals for tele-therapy video teen support group. "
(619) 379-8482
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San Diego, CA 92109
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"Accepting referrals for tele-therapy video teen support group. "
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Host: Melody Donboli, MA, MFT
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
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"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. "
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Host: Klarece Grudzinski, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"We are a group of clinicians who bring a wide range of experience for you. We work with Trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, communication just to name a few. We offer day and evening appointments so that we can best ..."
(619) 320-4630
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San Diego, CA 92108
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"We are a group of clinicians who bring a wide range of experience for you. We work with Trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, communication just to name a few. We offer day and evening appointments so that we can best ..."
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Host: Aku Adjibolosoo, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92105
"The loss of a loved one is a difficult and deeply painful experience. You experience so many emotions: devastation, anger, guilt, hopelessness. Courage Over Comfort’s Grief and Loss Group will provide you a supportive space to express your feelings and ..."
(619) 693-3976
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San Diego, CA 92105
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"The loss of a loved one is a difficult and deeply painful experience. You experience so many emotions: devastation, anger, guilt, hopelessness. Courage Over Comfort’s Grief and Loss Group will provide you a supportive space to express your feelings and ..."
Host: Donna Castelli, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92120
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(619) 292-0248
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San Diego, CA 92120
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"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
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Host: Dr. Candace Fanale, PhD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92117
"WSI has several clinicians with various specialties who each value genuineness with their patients. Clinicians in the group can consult with each other as needed to serve particular patients needs. Therapy groups are available on an interest basis. "
(858) 264-3450
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San Diego, CA 92117
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"WSI has several clinicians with various specialties who each value genuineness with their patients. Clinicians in the group can consult with each other as needed to serve particular patients needs. Therapy groups are available on an interest basis. "
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Host: Personal Evolution Psychotherapy - Soojin Poole, LMFT
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
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San Diego, CA 92108
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"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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Host: Dr. Douglas L Gosney, PsyD , LMFT, SEP
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92111
"California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists "
(424) 377-8190
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San Diego, CA 92111
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"California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists "
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Host: Mr. Chris Chandler, MA, LPCC, LMHC, CSAT, AF-EMDR
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
"888This group is now meeting online to support anyone struggling with addictive or self-medicating behaviors during this isolating time. All forms of self-medicating welcome such as: pornography, sex, drugs/alcohol, food, video games, work, gambling and relationships. This is group of ..."
(619) 369-1884
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San Diego, CA 92121
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"888This group is now meeting online to support anyone struggling with addictive or self-medicating behaviors during this isolating time. All forms of self-medicating welcome such as: pornography, sex, drugs/alcohol, food, video games, work, gambling and relationships. This is group of ..."
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Host: Rafael Cortina, MFT, MBA
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92122
(619) 870-1263
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92122
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Photo of Lorriane Ichiyasu, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Lorriane Ichiyasu, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92127
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(858) 251-7845
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San Diego, CA 92127
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"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
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Host: Dr. John P Rettger, PhD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
"All of the members are males who are interested in working on some type of issue such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns, social isolation – and who want to get support as they do so. During group meetings, members ..."
(858) 465-4492
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San Diego, CA 92121
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"All of the members are males who are interested in working on some type of issue such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns, social isolation – and who want to get support as they do so. During group meetings, members ..."
Host: Prof. Kellye Laughery, MBA, MA, LMFT, RPT-S
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92123
"Blended Family Specialization, "
(619) 738-6960
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San Diego, CA 92123
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"Blended Family Specialization, "
Host: Dr. Denise Grundland, PsyD, MA
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
"Individuals or couples who are going through IVF and the surrogacy process to make their family have unique stressors and pregnancy journeys. This group is intended to help support these individuals or couples who are experiencing a very suspenseful and ..."
(619) 664-4099
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San Diego, CA 92121
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"Individuals or couples who are going through IVF and the surrogacy process to make their family have unique stressors and pregnancy journeys. This group is intended to help support these individuals or couples who are experiencing a very suspenseful and ..."
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Host: Dr. Paul F Fisher, DMin, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92101
"Private Therapy Practice "
(619) 376-1366
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San Diego, CA 92101
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"Private Therapy Practice "
Host: Laurie Chapman, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92122
"This group is for women seeking to strengthen and maintain healthy relationships with their significant others. Clear boundaries, positive communication strategies, and love languages will be reviewed and discussed. Participants will be asked to actively participate in group discussions where ..."
(619) 324-3776
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San Diego, CA 92122
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"This group is for women seeking to strengthen and maintain healthy relationships with their significant others. Clear boundaries, positive communication strategies, and love languages will be reviewed and discussed. Participants will be asked to actively participate in group discussions where ..."
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Host: Dr. Robynn Cavaliere, PMHNP
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92127
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(858) 201-5233
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San Diego, CA 92127
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"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
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Host: Karen Kerschmann, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92101
"Do you know that in California you may be able to receive your intern supervision via videoconferencing? I offer Wednesday and Friday groups via VSee, a free HIPAA compliant platform. We are open to ASWs, AMFTs and APCCs throughout the ..."
(619) 382-2678
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San Diego, CA 92101
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"Do you know that in California you may be able to receive your intern supervision via videoconferencing? I offer Wednesday and Friday groups via VSee, a free HIPAA compliant platform. We are open to ASWs, AMFTs and APCCs throughout the ..."
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Host: Mr. Samuel A. Newman, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92103
"Home to an exceptional group of independent wellness service providers offering counseling, life coaching, massage therapy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, energy work, aromatherapy and more! "
(619) 320-4249
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San Diego, CA 92103
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"Home to an exceptional group of independent wellness service providers offering counseling, life coaching, massage therapy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, energy work, aromatherapy and more! "

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
San Diego 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 Diego 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 Diego 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.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in San Diego allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in San Diego can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.