Host: Dr. W. Craig McDermit, PhD
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94117
"The group is available to any licensed mental health professional seeking a supportive environment of peers to help foster their own continuing development of clinical expertise and personal therapeutic style. It provides a safe, non-judgemental space to examine how to ..."
(415) 534-6559
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San Francisco, CA 94117
"The group is available to any licensed mental health professional seeking a supportive environment of peers to help foster their own continuing development of clinical expertise and personal therapeutic style. It provides a safe, non-judgemental space to examine how to ..."
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Host: Ms. Margo Levi, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
"Parents' Turn is a six session, skill building and support group for parents of adolescents and young adults. Offered in a small group, private practice setting , this program offers practical tools, support and professional consultation. Next session begins on ..."
(415) 423-1030
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
"Parents' Turn is a six session, skill building and support group for parents of adolescents and young adults. Offered in a small group, private practice setting , this program offers practical tools, support and professional consultation. Next session begins on ..."
Photo of Delynn Parker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Delynn Parker, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"Stress is hard on everyone but young people seem to be suffering from mild to severe anxiety at alarming rates in this face-paced, Social Media heavy, world. Young girls in particular struggle with perfectionism, self-criticism, rumination, anxious thoughts etc. & ..."
(628) 212-7947
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San Francisco, CA 94110
"Stress is hard on everyone but young people seem to be suffering from mild to severe anxiety at alarming rates in this face-paced, Social Media heavy, world. Young girls in particular struggle with perfectionism, self-criticism, rumination, anxious thoughts etc. & ..."
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Host: Talia Abraham, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"A daylong workshop designed to teach an integrated approach to success. When we drop into our hearts and connect to what is true for us, we can go beyond what the word 'success' typically means. In this workshop you will ..."
(415) 463-1772
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"A daylong workshop designed to teach an integrated approach to success. When we drop into our hearts and connect to what is true for us, we can go beyond what the word 'success' typically means. In this workshop you will ..."
Photo of Spark All Wellness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Christine Mark-Griffin, LCSW, MSW
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
"Having a “mama moment” or maybe even a “mama meltdown?” Breathe mama, breathe. This group is for expecting mamas and new mamas located in California with children ages 0-1. This psychoeducational group provides practical mindfulness techniques for new mamas. Mindfulness ..."
(831) 264-1323
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
"Having a “mama moment” or maybe even a “mama meltdown?” Breathe mama, breathe. This group is for expecting mamas and new mamas located in California with children ages 0-1. This psychoeducational group provides practical mindfulness techniques for new mamas. Mindfulness ..."
Host: Mireya Gonzalez, AMFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
"If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, this is the group for you. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and help our patients understand ..."
(510) 726-9553
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
"If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, this is the group for you. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and help our patients understand ..."
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Host: Mrs. Ephrat Shapiro, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
"In this 8 week class we'll explore fundamental mindfulness practices and how to apply them to different aspects of our lives: conflicts, emotions, and dealing with change. This is the perfect introductory group for those who want to learn about ..."
(415) 484-0193
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
"In this 8 week class we'll explore fundamental mindfulness practices and how to apply them to different aspects of our lives: conflicts, emotions, and dealing with change. This is the perfect introductory group for those who want to learn about ..."
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Host: Ms. Ann Arora, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
"This group is for parents of teenagers who are struggling with the difficult teen years. We teach mindfulness skills to help parents stay calmer when interacting with their teenager "
(415) 570-9484
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
"This group is for parents of teenagers who are struggling with the difficult teen years. We teach mindfulness skills to help parents stay calmer when interacting with their teenager "
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Host: Peggy Burns, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 322-1563
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94127
Photo of Theresa Lucia Cangelosi, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Theresa Lucia Cangelosi, MA, MFT, SEP
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"Somatic Consult Group for Lic. Psychotherapists As a Somatic Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing(tm) Practitioner, and Trauma First Aide(tm) associate, I will help you integrate current neuroscience and attachment theories into your practice with your clients. I will teach somatic principles and how ..."
(415) 236-2912
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"Somatic Consult Group for Lic. Psychotherapists As a Somatic Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing(tm) Practitioner, and Trauma First Aide(tm) associate, I will help you integrate current neuroscience and attachment theories into your practice with your clients. I will teach somatic principles and how ..."
Photo of Victoria Julita Spiers, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Victoria Julita Spiers, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"We have created this Social Anxiety, Sensitivity, & Shyness Group in the hopes of taking you on a unique journey of observation, exploration, and experimentation that will help you develop a new more adaptive relationship between your anxiety and your ..."
(628) 888-6233
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"We have created this Social Anxiety, Sensitivity, & Shyness Group in the hopes of taking you on a unique journey of observation, exploration, and experimentation that will help you develop a new more adaptive relationship between your anxiety and your ..."
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Host: Wendy Brown, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
"I am excited to announce a new psychotherapy process group for poly people in San Francisco. This group will be a safe place to expand self-understanding, improve understanding of others, and develop insight into their relationship values and patterns, in ..."
(415) 787-2981
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
"I am excited to announce a new psychotherapy process group for poly people in San Francisco. This group will be a safe place to expand self-understanding, improve understanding of others, and develop insight into their relationship values and patterns, in ..."
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Host: Dr. Katy Lonergan, PhD
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
"This group may be right for you if you are a new-ish mom and one or more of the following are true: You are feeling sad or depressed. You find it difficult for you to enjoy yourself. You feel more ..."
(628) 222-4281
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
"This group may be right for you if you are a new-ish mom and one or more of the following are true: You are feeling sad or depressed. You find it difficult for you to enjoy yourself. You feel more ..."
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Host: Dr. Jessica Hegedus, PsyD
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
"Do you live in fear that your dream of having a family will never be realized? Has your sense of self, your relationships, and your view of the world been rocked by the experience of infertility? You are not alone. ..."
(415) 914-8923
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
"Do you live in fear that your dream of having a family will never be realized? Has your sense of self, your relationships, and your view of the world been rocked by the experience of infertility? You are not alone. ..."
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Host: Nina Anderson, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 993-6226
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94127
Host: Dr. Nadia Thalji Phd., PhD
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
"Do you feel “in-between-worlds” and not belonging? If you are a woman raised by immigrants or if you are an immigrant, refugee, expat or a global nomad then this new group is meant to support you. This group is an ..."
(415) 448-7193
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
"Do you feel “in-between-worlds” and not belonging? If you are a woman raised by immigrants or if you are an immigrant, refugee, expat or a global nomad then this new group is meant to support you. This group is an ..."
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Host: Ms. Loryn Hicks, MA, AMFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94117
"Being a mom is hard. Being a mom during a pandemic is unprecedented. I'd like to offer a place for moms to vent, cry, give and receive support. Mom, you don't have to do it alone. "
(415) 831-7691
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94117
"Being a mom is hard. Being a mom during a pandemic is unprecedented. I'd like to offer a place for moms to vent, cry, give and receive support. Mom, you don't have to do it alone. "
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Host: Ms. Sophia Shu Wang, MA, MT-BC, CCGS, CCTP-I, CCBT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
"Explore the topic of grief and loss through Conversation, Art and Music. Meeting online during COVID-19 Social Distancing time. Please reach out to get more information and free initial consultation. "
(341) 766-0668
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
"Explore the topic of grief and loss through Conversation, Art and Music. Meeting online during COVID-19 Social Distancing time. Please reach out to get more information and free initial consultation. "
Photo of Marvin Berkowitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Dr. Marvin Berkowitz, PhD, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"The aim of this Zoom group is to help provide opportunities to Connect with other seniors, given the tremendous disruption of normal activities created by Covid 19. This FREE group requires a 8 session commitment:----my contribution to difficult times. Members ..."
(415) 849-4932
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"The aim of this Zoom group is to help provide opportunities to Connect with other seniors, given the tremendous disruption of normal activities created by Covid 19. This FREE group requires a 8 session commitment:----my contribution to difficult times. Members ..."
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Host: Dr. Meena Rajendren, MD
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
"Psychiatric Alternatives' intake process matches your needs with the right practitioner or referral. Setting up insurance payment with patient copay is a breeze, in most cases. During your treatment, practitioners and staff work together well to create a seamless care ..."
(415) 326-1696
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
"Psychiatric Alternatives' intake process matches your needs with the right practitioner or referral. Setting up insurance payment with patient copay is a breeze, in most cases. During your treatment, practitioners and staff work together well to create a seamless care ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Francisco 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.