Relationship Issues Support Groups in San Francisco, CA

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"Triggered Much?" Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
"A 6-Week Saturday Series. (NOT yet active. Submit requests to be added to our contact list.) We hope this group WILL OFFER YOU: greater awareness around your individual triggers, thoughts, and behaviors * an understanding of more mindful choices, and ..."
(415) 599-4084 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Tuesday Evening Men's Groups
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"These Men's groups are supportive and challenging settings to receive frank, empathetic feedback from other men within a confidential and growing space. One group is composed of straight identified men, the other predominantly gay men. You make use of the ..."
(510) 606-8993 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Couples and Relationship Skill building group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"In our time-starved world, couples all too easily drift apart with little opportunity for healing conflict and building the caring, nourishing, affectionate and loving relationships we deserve. We offer a range of possibilities - CouplesToolbox Workshop or Teleseminar or Home-study ..."
(415) 689-8021 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Sex Therapy Throughout United States Via SKYPE
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
"Dr. Prosterman now seeing clients who live anywhere in the United States with broadband internet, via Skype. Skype technology is efficient and effective, and it offers the intimacy and immediacy of an in-office consultation, including the important visual cues which ..."
(650) 209-7901 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dating Coaching Group for Asian American Men
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Asian American men have been sent messages their whole life about how to act, how to dress, how they should behave, how they should talk, what it means to be a man, and all the ways they don't fit the ..."
(415) 969-4331 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Group Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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:
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Embracing a Mature Masculinity
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"There is a shortage of elders and mature men to guide our youth and support our adults in leaving behind their boy-psychology and embrace maturity. This group aims to introduce and deepen a notion that has been lost in contemporary ..."
(510) 788-2328 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
Not accepting new clients
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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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Mind Body: Total Wellness Group 2022
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"CALIFORNIA-AUSTRIA WELLNESS GROUP 2022 Focus on MIND BODY HEALTH- Join us! Topics: Stress & Anxiety Management * Relationships, Communication,Dating *Nutrition & Weight Management * Personal Health &Emotional Growth * Executive Coaching. Every week: 45 minutes personal development & emotional wellbeing- ..."
(858) 295-1058 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Compassion Cultivation Training
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified
"Based on the work of Stanford's CCARE and the Compassion Institute, partnering with Thupten Jinpa, CCT builds self- and other- compassion for resilience and personal growth. This is an 8 week, empirically supported group workshop series, offered through sflovedojo.org. "
(415) 763-5921 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Clinical Supervision Group for Therapists
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Postpartum Support Group for New & New Again Moms
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Wellspace Moms: A virtual support group for new & new-again moms with babies 0-1 years. Join a community where you can share your authentic experience and receive non-judgmental support as you transition into a new chapter of life. Facilitated by ..."
(628) 200-4029 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Surviving & Thriving: Healing Sexual Trauma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"In this challenging political climate many sexual harassment, assault, and abuse survivors are finding themselves triggered on a weekly if not daily basis. If you're a female identified survivor I want you to know that you don't have to experience ..."
(415) 801-0456 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Queer Intimacy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
"Queer Intimacy is a group for any individual who identifies as queer and any individual in a romantic relationship with a queer identified individual. Topics covered span queer-specific intimacy concerns within relationship and within the larger context of society. It ..."
(415) 496-5092 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Iranian Women's Circle - Online for CA Residents
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This online group for Iranian American-identified women is intended to be a safe and supportive space to explore issues related to holding a bicultural identity. Topics may include navigating expectations around marriage and relationships, professional life and career; communication norms ..."
(415) 859-1616 
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Interpersonal Therapy Process Group, San Francisco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MFT
Verified
"This therapy group will focus on what arises between group members, with a sensitivity to the group process as a whole, and the emotional development of each member. The group will be helpful if you: Have challenges with intimacy/difficulty finding ..."
(415) 463-4605 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
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20s and 30s Interpersonal Process Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"I currently have 2 openings in a newly forming interpersonal process group for clients in their 20s and early 30s dealing with depression, anxiety, and relationships. This is a high-functioning co-ed younger adult group looking for clients with a capacity ..."
(415) 488-8372 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Couples Conflicts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
"Using a developmental model to couples relationships, Dr. Santos and her husband, Cesar Santos, MA, MBA, Integral Life Coach, will conduct a 12-week psychoeducational couples' group with the purpose of teaching and developing relationational skills based on mindfulness-oriented techniques. The ..."
(510) 606-8607 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Anxiety & Relationship
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"? Topics: ? Stress & Anxiety Management ? Relationships Communication and Dating ? Nutrition & Weight Management ? Personal Health &Emotional Growth ? Executive Coaching "
(858) 295-1058 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Sex Sex Therapy in CA, USA & Worldwide via SKYPE
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
"Dr. Prosterman also sees couples and individuals via SKYPE who live anywhere in California and other States such as New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington, etc. Skype technology is efficient and effective. It offers the intimacy and immediacy of an in-office ..."
(650) 209-7901 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123


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Relationship Issues Support Groups
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a San Francisco relationship support group, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in San Francisco.

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.