Support Groups in San Francisco County, CA

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(415) 608-6307 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Adult Children of Narcissists
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAS, ATR-BC
Verified
"This ongoing, mixed gender, psychotherapy/support group explores the effect a narcissistic parent has on self esteem and relationships. It will examine dysfunctional, repetitive patterns learned in childhood and reenacted in adult life. The group will explore the origin of narcissism ..."
(415) 319-9740 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Anxiety Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
"This is a group for patients with anxiety. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome anxiety symptoms. The group meets every Wednesday ..."
(415) 304-8180 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth and easy. ..."
(415) 903-1894 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Intimacy and Authenticity
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
"Authenticity is the ability to know what is true for you and to remain true to yourself without being swayed by others. Intimacy occurs when you can fully and authentically be yourself while deeply connecting with another. We all long ..."
(415) 795-2685 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Mindful Self-Compassion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
"Self-Compassion is a way to train the heart and Mind to respond to life's difficult moments with kindness and compassion rather than self-criticism and judgment. It can be learned by anyone, it provides emotional strength and resilience, makes it easier ..."
(510) 377-1082 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94127
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Sex Addiction Recovery Program
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT-S
Verified
"Lee Psychological Services, believes that sex addiction must be addressed within the context of the individual's total spiritual, emotional, psychological and physiological well being. SARP provides: Innovative, state-of-art curriculum tools; Comprehensive Clinical Assessments; Individualized Treatment Plans; Confidential Group Therapy sessions; ..."
(415) 842-4206 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Men's Groups
MFT
Verified
"Mens groups that focus on specific mindfulness skills for dealing with anxiety, anger, trust issues communication skills and all aspects of relationships and work themes. Monday 7:00-9:30 PM SF Thursday 6:00-7:30 PM SF Learn to live more fully in the present moment and ..."
(510) 497-0537 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Achieving Intimacy in Relationships
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
"This group will focus on men and women who have difficulty with relationships, especially in feeling emotional intimacy with others. The members may be married or single but share the desire to connect in a healthy way with others. The ..."
(628) 214-2027 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Rainbow Group for Teens and Tweens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"An inclusive group to support our teens and tweens who identify in the LGBTQIA+ community. Led by a clinically trained psychotherapist to destigmatize and support our LGBTQIA+ teens and tweens! "
(248) 733-4899 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Anti-racist White Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"My colleague, Connor Benefield, and I are excited to offer an Anti-Racist White Process Group through the Integral Counseling Center at Church Street beginning on January 7, 2021. This group is for self-identified white California residents who want to increase ..."
(628) 209-6422 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94131
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Group
Psychiatrist, MD, DABMA
Verified
"Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group is a mindfulness skills-building and meditation group, structured to reflect the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) group, infused with discussions and teaching of cognitive skills for people who have struggled ..."
(415) 903-1898 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Cultivating Courage: Skill-Building for Introverts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RDT
Verified
"Do you fear rejection and criticism? Do you struggle with low self-esteem and self-confidence? Are you single or isolated because you avoid situations that make you nervous? In this group, learn how to: cultivate the courage needed to achieve your ..."
(415) 969-6022 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Therapy Group for Therapists (2)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Group for Mental Health Professionals and Trainees. SF, Thursday morning (currently meeting on Zoom). This group is intended to promote a richer understanding of oneself through the perceptions of other members; greater awareness of one's impact on others in both ..."
(415) 569-7286 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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 ..."
(628) 266-4258 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Tuesday Night Men's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
"An ongoing men's therapy group that supports men in dealing with relationships in the workplace and at home. We strive to be a place where we are honest, empathic, curious and supportive. "
(650) 741-3364 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Online Adult Eating Disorder Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, ME
Verified
"This Online Support Group is intended to provide adults suffering from eating disorders a safe place to connect to others with similar struggles. This group is facilitated by Holly Kirth, LMFT to give guidance and to maintain a safe environment. ..."
(949) 468-5731 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Thrivers: A Women's Trauma Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Thrivers is a 24-week total women’s* trauma therapy program composed of three 8-week phases: Getting the Trauma Recovery Tools, Telling Our Trauma Stories, and Working in the Here-and-Now. Thrivers will meet via online TeleMental Health. Group members find and nurture ..."
(415) 800-3249 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Gratitude-Practice & Application
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Come find your "off" switch for focusing on all that ails you and find or develop an "on" switch to focus on all the positives that are in you and in your life. Achieving this takes purposeful practice. Discover the ..."
(415) 237-2330 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"PAWC's provider group is among the largest in CA and includes only Board Certified or Licensed Practitioners. Our doctors focus on your needs and feelings, while PAWC collaborates with you, your doctor and insurers to keep administration smooth and easy. ..."
(415) 304-8907 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118


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