Support Groups in San Diego, CA

Drop-In Groups are for patients experiencing acute stressors who need access to a supportive community right away without waiting for your next appointment with your provider. Our drop-in groups are process-oriented experiences that allow you to manage your symptoms or ...
Hosted by Well Psychology, Inc
PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92130
Drop-In Groups are for patients experiencing acute stressors who need access to a supportive community right away without waiting for your next appointment with your provider. Our drop-in groups are process-oriented experiences that allow you to manage your symptoms or ...
(858) 251-8048 View (858) 251-8048
RSVP is required. To RSVP or if you have questions, PLEASE ONLY EMAIL GROUP4OCD@GMAIL.COM, this is different than the email that is linked in my PT profile. Free support groups for adults (18+) who have been diagnosed with OCD. 3 ...
Hosted by Susan Chudy, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92103
RSVP is required. To RSVP or if you have questions, PLEASE ONLY EMAIL GROUP4OCD@GMAIL.COM, this is different than the email that is linked in my PT profile. Free support groups for adults (18+) who have been diagnosed with OCD. 3 ...
(619) 391-2854 View (619) 391-2854
Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Gill
Counselor, PhD, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
(858) 786-1496 View (858) 786-1496
Hosted by Nicholas Donat
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 658-6338 View (619) 658-6338
Grief is the natural reaction to loss. Grief is both a universal and a personal experience. This is a support group for those who have experienced personal losses. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to ...
Hosted by Aimee Cornelius Pearson
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92110
Grief is the natural reaction to loss. Grief is both a universal and a personal experience. This is a support group for those who have experienced personal losses. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to ...
(619) 456-0259 View (619) 456-0259
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 Megan Barroso - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC, AMFT
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
Hosted by Cathy Himlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 333-8570 View (858) 333-8570
This group meets online to support any man 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 8-10 ...
Hosted by Chris Chandler
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92121
This group meets online to support any man 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 8-10 ...
(619) 369-1884 View (619) 369-1884
Hosted by Dr. Sara Giglio Patterson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 943-2871 View (858) 943-2871
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 Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD, LMFT
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
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 ...
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
Our men's process groups serve as a kind of "social laboratory" in which 6-8 members try out new behaviors and gain insights about themselves interpersonally so that they can use those skills and competencies in relationships outside of group. Most ...
Hosted by Hudson Jones
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92121
Our men's process groups serve as a kind of "social laboratory" in which 6-8 members try out new behaviors and gain insights about themselves interpersonally so that they can use those skills and competencies in relationships outside of group. Most ...
(858) 544-1116 View (858) 544-1116
Our virtual wellness circle is an intentional, safe, and supportive space for Black College Students across the country to engage and build community with others as students of color pursuing a college degree.
Hosted by Alissa Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92101
Our virtual wellness circle is an intentional, safe, and supportive space for Black College Students across the country to engage and build community with others as students of color pursuing a college degree.
(619) 612-5932 View (619) 612-5932
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
Modern men navigate challenges in work, relationships, and parenting largely in solitude which may increase stress and isolation. This group provides a safe and collaborative environment where members provide support to one another and hold each other accountable for making ...
Hosted by Therapy Changes
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
Modern men navigate challenges in work, relationships, and parenting largely in solitude which may increase stress and isolation. This group provides a safe and collaborative environment where members provide support to one another and hold each other accountable for making ...
(619) 438-0953 View (619) 438-0953
Hosted by Robyn Reddell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 815-5645 View (619) 815-5645
Black People + Black Clinicians. BLK Haven is an online mental health platform connecting Black people to Black clinicians and empowering Black clinicians to launch and grow thriving private practices. Our company specializes in providing culturally competent counseling, therapy, psychiatry, ...
Hosted by BLK Haven Corp
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92101
Black People + Black Clinicians. BLK Haven is an online mental health platform connecting Black people to Black clinicians and empowering Black clinicians to launch and grow thriving private practices. Our company specializes in providing culturally competent counseling, therapy, psychiatry, ...
(619) 514-0240 View (619) 514-0240
Our center provides counseling and Neurofeedback services. Trauma impacts the brain’s ability to regulate effectively. Neurofeedback helps your nervous system to shift to appropriate states, stabilize uncomfortable and dysregulated physiological symptoms, and strengthen appropriate brain performances. Thereby reducing anxiety and ...
Hosted by San Diego Therapy Center & Neurofeedback
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92108
Our center provides counseling and Neurofeedback services. Trauma impacts the brain’s ability to regulate effectively. Neurofeedback helps your nervous system to shift to appropriate states, stabilize uncomfortable and dysregulated physiological symptoms, and strengthen appropriate brain performances. Thereby reducing anxiety and ...
(619) 304-6506 View (619) 304-6506
Join an ongoing, 1 a week, psychotherapy group for any type of pregnancy loss for couples and/or women only. The group will focus on grieving the loss, and exploring and healing the impact on your self and relationships. You will ...
Hosted by Azmaira H Maker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Diego, CA 92130
Join an ongoing, 1 a week, psychotherapy group for any type of pregnancy loss for couples and/or women only. The group will focus on grieving the loss, and exploring and healing the impact on your self and relationships. You will ...
(858) 367-0931 View (858) 367-0931
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

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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.