Support Groups in San Diego County, CA

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Family Connections Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
(858) 333-8570 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92128
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Foresight Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(619) 363-9241 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92101
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Stage I Breaking-up Mindfully
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Are you in a relationship you want out of? Wishing you could break-up, but don't know what to do or how to do it. Unhealthy, addicted relationships, i.e. with mind/mood altering substances, or sex, porn, gambling and or with people, ..."
(415) 800-3854 
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Group meets in:
Fallbrook, CA 92028
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Anxiety Online Course
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Learn how to better manage your anxiety and create the life you want with this self-guided anxiety course. "
(442) 244-9321 
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Group meets in:
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
"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) 295-0594 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92127
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General Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Process group open to all presenting concerns, and goals. "
(858) 842-5625 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
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Intro to Therapy - Men's Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Toughen up, get over it, man up, let it go. The language around emotion that men grow up with and use around each other paints a telling picture. Over time, this language can become a barrier to working through challenges ..."
(619) 304-6168 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92101
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Foresight Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(760) 230-9695 
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Group meets in:
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Packed Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"At Packed Wellness we have 10+ mental health providers that can help you with whatever you need. Please visit our website at www.packedwellness.com for additional information. "
(858) 422-3328 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92103
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Art & Science of Love: A Workshop for Couples
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
"A very special and private Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop limited to six couples held in a peaceful retreat style setting in the WindanSea Beach area of scenic La Jolla, California. The brand new Art and Science of ..."
(858) 496-7681 
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Group meets in:
La Jolla, CA 92037
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The Daring Way Workshop
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BBS-SME
Verified
"These workshops will focus on acquiring communication skills for couples to implement the principles of Dr. Brene Brown's Daring Way curriculum that focuses on creating and maintaining emotional vulnerability in an intimate relationship. You will learn the theory, the science, ..."
(619) 762-1673 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
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It's Never Too Late to Begin Again
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Explore the question what's next in this eight-week series for women based on Julia Cameron's new book, It's Never Too Late To Begin Again. The author of The Artist's Way has written a powerful guide for "Discovering Creativity and Meaning ..."
(619) 536-1503 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92116
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Family/Partner Recovery Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CIP
Verified
(916) 823-8697 
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Group meets in:
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Women's Empowerment Group - Virtual Starts Now!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Are you struggling to assert yourself in relationships with partners, family, friends? Do you tend to dismiss your own needs in order for others to get their needs met? Do you sometimes lose yourself in your relationships? Is your self-esteem ..."
(858) 923-4942 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
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Women's Empowerment Group - Virtual Starts Now!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Are you struggling to assert yourself in relationships with partners, family, friends? Do you tend to dismiss your own needs in order for others to get their needs met? Do you sometimes lose yourself in your relationships? Is your self-esteem ..."
(858) 465-4732 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
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Purity Culture Process Group: Male Messaging
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This nine week group is for individuals looking to replace the harmful messages learned from religious purity cultures. Join with others in deconstructing the underlying beliefs that result in body insecurity, mistrust of pleasure, and sexual shame. Time is spent ..."
(760) 652-9680 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92127
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The Gerson Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"I actively volunteer with the Gerson Institute in San Diego. Gerson Institute is a non for profit organization and provides holistic approach to curing diseases such as cancer. "
(423) 205-5757 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92123
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Gray Divorce Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Many adults are faced with divorce after long marriages. These divorces can have unique challenges. Lessen the pain of your Gray Divorce and move on with the support of others. I am facilitating a Gray Divorce Support group for men ..."
(760) 593-7973 
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Group meets in:
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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New Mom's Support Group
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
"Support group for mother's with a child 18 months or younger who struggle with managing their emotions. The group is a place Mom's can develop coping skills, learn more effective ways to communicate their needs and frustrations, and develop a ..."
(858) 780-4763 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92130
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Relapse Prevention
Treatment Center
Verified
"This group will provide you with information on important topics related to relapse, give you some practical ideas to help minimize the chances of relapse, help you take responsibility for identifying specific high risk factors that may lead to relapse ..."
(888) 259-1474 
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92115


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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
San Diego County 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 County 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 County 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 County 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 County 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.