Host: Thomas McDonagh, PsyD
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Our approach is practical, and focused on providing you with relief as fast as possible. Think less long pauses, and more interactive, problem solving skills. That is why we use treatments that incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques. These ..."
(415) 942-8960
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Our approach is practical, and focused on providing you with relief as fast as possible. Think less long pauses, and more interactive, problem solving skills. That is why we use treatments that incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques. These ..."
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Host: Julia Altman, PMH-NP, MSN, RN
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Welcome to our San Francisco Bay Area psychiatry practice, offering psychotherapy and medication consultation, rooted in an integrative psychiatry model. We use the term "integrative" to describe a holistic approach to psychiatric care that draws upon conventional Western and complementary ..."
(415) 914-1170
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Welcome to our San Francisco Bay Area psychiatry practice, offering psychotherapy and medication consultation, rooted in an integrative psychiatry model. We use the term "integrative" to describe a holistic approach to psychiatric care that draws upon conventional Western and complementary ..."
Host: Jessica Anne Engle, MFT, RDT
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Do you fear rejection and criticism? Do you struggle with low self-esteem and self-confidence? If you're ready to cultivate the courage needed to go after what you want, please join us for our workshops and groups, where you'll: learn how ..."
(415) 969-6022
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Do you fear rejection and criticism? Do you struggle with low self-esteem and self-confidence? If you're ready to cultivate the courage needed to go after what you want, please join us for our workshops and groups, where you'll: learn how ..."
Host: J. Brian Thompson, LMFT
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94109
"Do you want more freedom and ease in your relationships? Troy Piwowarski Psy.D and I run four weekly 90-minute Men's process groups in San Francisco and Oakland. Join our ongoing, long term (leave when you like), closed (same men every ..."
(628) 227-5620
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94109
"Do you want more freedom and ease in your relationships? Troy Piwowarski Psy.D and I run four weekly 90-minute Men's process groups in San Francisco and Oakland. Join our ongoing, long term (leave when you like), closed (same men every ..."
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Host: Tara Griffith Baker @ Wellspace, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"SUPPORT GROUP FOR PRE or POST WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY PATIENTS Undergoing bariatric surgery can be an exciting, yet emotionally challenging, experience. Having a solid support system is integral for achieving long-term weight loss success. This group is designed to give those who ..."
(628) 444-4770
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"SUPPORT GROUP FOR PRE or POST WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY PATIENTS Undergoing bariatric surgery can be an exciting, yet emotionally challenging, experience. Having a solid support system is integral for achieving long-term weight loss success. This group is designed to give those who ..."
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Host: Rachel Packer, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Courage Connects is a leadership workshop based on the research of Brené Brown. This workshop appeals to people across all industries and positions. The overarching theme is courage - show up as a braver leader and you will be able ..."
(415) 553-5529
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Courage Connects is a leadership workshop based on the research of Brené Brown. This workshop appeals to people across all industries and positions. The overarching theme is courage - show up as a braver leader and you will be able ..."
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Host: Tahia Haque, MD
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"We have expertise in treating the entire spectrum of mental illness through an integrative approach to psychological well-being — via medications, psychotherapy and alternative treatments. Most psychiatric care of today does not look much different from that of 20 years ..."
(415) 941-4287
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"We have expertise in treating the entire spectrum of mental illness through an integrative approach to psychological well-being — via medications, psychotherapy and alternative treatments. Most psychiatric care of today does not look much different from that of 20 years ..."
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Host: Karen Yeh, JD, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Jennifer Simon, JD, LCSW, and I are currently conducting intakes for a new DBT Skills Group in San Francisco. This group runs for 27 weeks, made up of three 9-week modules. Each module includes mindfulness, followed by emotion regulation, distress ..."
(415) 915-4437
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Jennifer Simon, JD, LCSW, and I are currently conducting intakes for a new DBT Skills Group in San Francisco. This group runs for 27 weeks, made up of three 9-week modules. Each module includes mindfulness, followed by emotion regulation, distress ..."
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Host: Cynthia Rinker, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Group meets weekly and is a mixture of education, support and treatment. Group Members have been charged with or convicted of sexual offenses. we have two other groups specifically designed for Child Pornography offenders. contact me if you want more info. "
(415) 578-7639
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Group meets weekly and is a mixture of education, support and treatment. Group Members have been charged with or convicted of sexual offenses. we have two other groups specifically designed for Child Pornography offenders. contact me if you want more info. "
Photo of Jennifer Simon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Jennifer Simon, JD, LCSW
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"DBT Skills Group is one component of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This group meets once per week and the co-facilitators teach several new skills each week based on the DBT curriculum. In this group, participants learn Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, ..."
(510) 662-0976
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"DBT Skills Group is one component of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This group meets once per week and the co-facilitators teach several new skills each week based on the DBT curriculum. In this group, participants learn Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, ..."
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Host: Stanley Edward Wipfli, LCSW, MAC
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
(510) 756-4991
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Group meets in:
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Host: Ephrat Shapiro, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Downtown
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:
Downtown
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 ..."
Host: Jessica Anne Engle, LMFT, RDT
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Do you avoid dating because you fear rejection and criticism? Do you struggle with low self-esteem and confidence? If you're ready to cultivate the courage needed to build a satisfying love life, please join us for this weekly skill-building group. ..."
(415) 650-1844
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Do you avoid dating because you fear rejection and criticism? Do you struggle with low self-esteem and confidence? If you're ready to cultivate the courage needed to build a satisfying love life, please join us for this weekly skill-building group. ..."
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Host: Mindy Huang, MA, LCSW
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"We are currently offering eating disorder support groups online and the cost is covered by insurance. We are waiving all fees when possible. Our groups are focused to treat anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Our clinicians are licensed and highly ..."
(415) 658-6133
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"We are currently offering eating disorder support groups online and the cost is covered by insurance. We are waiving all fees when possible. Our groups are focused to treat anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Our clinicians are licensed and highly ..."
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Host: Dr. Dana Blu Cohen, PsyD
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Harness your inner creativity and strengths by learning the skills and information to take you from feeling disorganized to thriving in your life. During this 6 week group you will learn to: develop self-compassion, use meditation to focus your attention, ..."
(646) 362-2082
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Harness your inner creativity and strengths by learning the skills and information to take you from feeling disorganized to thriving in your life. During this 6 week group you will learn to: develop self-compassion, use meditation to focus your attention, ..."
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Host: Blue Humming Therapy
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94108
"BHT Stress Management is an innovative stress management program with which we can offer the holistic and customized care for each client. BHT therapists have been concerned that clients often feel overwhelmed by too much stress management information, or continue ..."
(833) 300-0192
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94108
"BHT Stress Management is an innovative stress management program with which we can offer the holistic and customized care for each client. BHT therapists have been concerned that clients often feel overwhelmed by too much stress management information, or continue ..."
Photo of Richard R Lugo, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Host: Richard R Lugo, MA, LAADC, CADCII, CACS
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"This is a process psychotherapy and psycho-educational group that aims to provide participants the opportunity to address behavioral issues related to drugs, sex and alcohol and its impact in their relationships. It accomodates both the abstinence model and harm reduction ..."
(415) 801-0156
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"This is a process psychotherapy and psycho-educational group that aims to provide participants the opportunity to address behavioral issues related to drugs, sex and alcohol and its impact in their relationships. It accomodates both the abstinence model and harm reduction ..."
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Host: Mary Jean Paris, PhD
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Basically, the focus is on improving interpersonal and relationship skills.  The power of group therapy lies in the ability to receive honest yet supportive feedback from members.  Members tell one another how they are experienced--what are things they do that ..."
(650) 385-8070
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Basically, the focus is on improving interpersonal and relationship skills.  The power of group therapy lies in the ability to receive honest yet supportive feedback from members.  Members tell one another how they are experienced--what are things they do that ..."
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Host: Amy Hyun Swart, MA, MFT, RYT
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Being in community, either in an ongoing group, or in ritual space, is a powerful way to feel less alone in grief, and learn from the wisdom of others. Sometimes we feel totally alone in our struggle only to find ..."
(650) 295-0420
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Being in community, either in an ongoing group, or in ritual space, is a powerful way to feel less alone in grief, and learn from the wisdom of others. Sometimes we feel totally alone in our struggle only to find ..."
Host: Christy Tadros, LPCC
Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94108
"The SM Group Intensive is a 1 week program for children with selective mutism. The goal is to create an analog classroom and provide opportunities for children to talk to new people, in new places and in activities that are ..."
(415) 908-1593
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Group meets in:
Downtown
San Francisco, CA 94108
"The SM Group Intensive is a 1 week program for children with selective mutism. The goal is to create an analog classroom and provide opportunities for children to talk to new people, in new places and in activities that are ..."

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Downtown, San Francisco Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Downtown, San Francisco counseling groups, Downtown, San Francisco support groups, Downtown, San Francisco mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counselor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).

Before joining a Downtown, San Francisco support group, first see if the group's issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in Downtown, San Francisco to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Downtown, San Francisco group?
In a professionally operated support group in Downtown, San Francisco, members provide each other with various types of help for a particular shared issue. The help takes the form of relating personal experiences and listening to and accepting others' experiences. Downtown, San Francisco group members may also provide a sympathetic understanding and a social network.

Group therapists or group counselors lead or facilitate the group and provide group counseling in Downtown, San Francisco. They are sometimes specifically trained in group dynamics and the understanding of small group processes. So 'interpersonal learning', which can involve unfiltered feedback and confrontation between group members (and can be threatening) is safely moderated by the group therapist or group counselor in Downtown, San Francisco.

What's the difference between individual and group therapy?