Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in San Francisco, CA

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Thrivers: A Women's Trauma Therapy Group
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 ...
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Hosted by Laine Demetria
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
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 View (415) 800-3249
Childhood Trauma Processing Group
Childhood trauma is defined as an event or events experienced by a child that is emotionally painful, frightening, or distressful, which can often lead to lasting mental and physical effects. Symptoms of childhood trauma in adults can include but are ...
Photo of Christine Rivlin, Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Christine Rivlin
Counselor, APCC
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
Childhood trauma is defined as an event or events experienced by a child that is emotionally painful, frightening, or distressful, which can often lead to lasting mental and physical effects. Symptoms of childhood trauma in adults can include but are ...
(760) 206-3607 View (760) 206-3607
From Survival to Thrival – For trauma survivors
There is an incredible possibility available to go beyond the hurt, the wounds and the pain of the past…to create something greater, find the strength and power within, and release our stories and limitations. This is a weekly support group ...
Photo of Adriana Popescu, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Adriana Popescu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
There is an incredible possibility available to go beyond the hurt, the wounds and the pain of the past…to create something greater, find the strength and power within, and release our stories and limitations. This is a weekly support group ...
(415) 968-6889 View (415) 968-6889
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers structured support for emotional regulation, stress coping, and improved relationships in individuals struggling with various issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, and personality disorders. This group can assist you in learning effective mindfulness practices, distress ...
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Hosted by Veronica Ghabour
Counselor, APCC
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers structured support for emotional regulation, stress coping, and improved relationships in individuals struggling with various issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, and personality disorders. This group can assist you in learning effective mindfulness practices, distress ...
(415) 936-8843 View (415) 936-8843
(On Hiatus) Post Abortion Therapy Group for Women
Come and virtually meet other women in a supportive environment and experience the healing power of a group. The group's purpose is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, and politically neutral space to share, connect, and learn from others ...
Photo of Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
Come and virtually meet other women in a supportive environment and experience the healing power of a group. The group's purpose is to provide women with a safe, non-judgmental, and politically neutral space to share, connect, and learn from others ...
(415) 326-7726 View (415) 326-7726
Expressive Arts Process Group
An online interpersonal process group with the goal of helping participants therapeutically process experiences, deepen insight, and gain practice in the art of self expression. Group sessions allow participants the opportunity to explore topics of personal significance through the use ...
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Hosted by Liz Vines
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94110
An online interpersonal process group with the goal of helping participants therapeutically process experiences, deepen insight, and gain practice in the art of self expression. Group sessions allow participants the opportunity to explore topics of personal significance through the use ...
(949) 749-7169 View (949) 749-7169
Somatic Healing for Trauma
Learn to be in your body in a whole new way with a highly experienced, licensed therapist! If you struggle with the issues I mention on my profile, this group is for you! Learn the somatic skills I teach you ...
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Hosted by San Francisco Trauma Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94123
Learn to be in your body in a whole new way with a highly experienced, licensed therapist! If you struggle with the issues I mention on my profile, this group is for you! Learn the somatic skills I teach you ...
(415) 329-0716 View (415) 329-0716
Online Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group
The Lotus Collaborative hosts a free online eating disorder recovery support group. This group is for anyone struggling with an eating disorder to get recovery support as well as to practice giving recovery support to others. While this is not ...
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Hosted by The Lotus Collaborative
Treatment Center, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94123
The Lotus Collaborative hosts a free online eating disorder recovery support group. This group is for anyone struggling with an eating disorder to get recovery support as well as to practice giving recovery support to others. While this is not ...
(415) 886-1753 View (415) 886-1753
Clinical Consultation Group
Designed for San Francisco and North Bay clinicians who are interested in deepening their understanding of the process of recovery from active addiction to ongoing recovery. We focus on issues of trauma and attachment, including individuals, couples, adult children of ...
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Hosted by Mary Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
Designed for San Francisco and North Bay clinicians who are interested in deepening their understanding of the process of recovery from active addiction to ongoing recovery. We focus on issues of trauma and attachment, including individuals, couples, adult children of ...
(415) 689-1690 View (415) 689-1690
Body Image and Eating Disorders Support Group
Are you struggling with eating disorders and body image issues? Embark on a transformative journey with this Body Image and Eating Disorders support group. This group utilize a holistic approach addressing factors like media influence, cultural pressures, and personal experiences. ...
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Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
Are you struggling with eating disorders and body image issues? Embark on a transformative journey with this Body Image and Eating Disorders support group. This group utilize a holistic approach addressing factors like media influence, cultural pressures, and personal experiences. ...
(415) 870-3417 View (415) 870-3417
Embodiment for Dissociative Identity Disorder
Somatic embodiment group for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS). Coming summer 2023! Please schedule a 15 minute consultation to be added to the waitlist for this group.
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Hosted by San Francisco Trauma Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94123
Somatic embodiment group for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS). Coming summer 2023! Please schedule a 15 minute consultation to be added to the waitlist for this group.
(415) 329-0716 View (415) 329-0716
Mind Over Mood
Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. This Group will help you develop something valuable from you current discomfort. It will help you feel better and feel continue to have value in your life long, long after ...
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Hosted by Spiritual Unification Istitute of AIWP
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, PC, FNCPC, FNCCCE, Counsel
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94118
Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. This Group will help you develop something valuable from you current discomfort. It will help you feel better and feel continue to have value in your life long, long after ...
(415) 524-7894 View (415) 524-7894
Mindfulness Group for Anxiety, Depression, Stress
Do you suffer from stress, overthinking, depression, and anxious or worrisome thoughts? Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Immerse yourself in the proven "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)" group over eight dynamic weeks. This ...
Photo of Cathy Trenary, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
Do you suffer from stress, overthinking, depression, and anxious or worrisome thoughts? Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Immerse yourself in the proven "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)" group over eight dynamic weeks. This ...
(415) 870-3417 View (415) 870-3417
Multicultural Support Group
Are you a first-generation adult child of immigrants or an immigrant yourself? Seeking a supportive community to explore the rich tapestry of your multicultural identity? Deepen your understanding of growing up in multicultural families and or cultures across diverse parts ...
Photo of Dr. Nadia Thalji, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Dr. Nadia Thalji
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94123
Are you a first-generation adult child of immigrants or an immigrant yourself? Seeking a supportive community to explore the rich tapestry of your multicultural identity? Deepen your understanding of growing up in multicultural families and or cultures across diverse parts ...
(415) 980-7129 View (415) 980-7129
Providers Resourcing Online Support (PROS)
With open enrollment in every two months, PROS is a virtual group supporting adult industry professionals seeking to process and accomplish professional goals. After years of supporting sex workers as a trauma-informed psychotherapist, I created this group to fill the ...
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Hosted by The Therapist for Sexual Rebels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94110
With open enrollment in every two months, PROS is a virtual group supporting adult industry professionals seeking to process and accomplish professional goals. After years of supporting sex workers as a trauma-informed psychotherapist, I created this group to fill the ...
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The MPI Cycle-Breaker Course Community
This 12-week course and community is designed specifically for Black Women and Women of Color; geared toward helping its members heal from experiences of relational trauma, ditch perfectionism, and effectively combat their impostor syndrome narratives and triggers. As we know, ...
Photo of Carmelle Ellison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Carmelle Ellison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94115
This 12-week course and community is designed specifically for Black Women and Women of Color; geared toward helping its members heal from experiences of relational trauma, ditch perfectionism, and effectively combat their impostor syndrome narratives and triggers. As we know, ...
(510) 573-7745 View (510) 573-7745
Holotropic Breathwork Circle
The Holotropic Breathwork Circle provides self-exploration in a safe and non-judgmental setting. Developed by Stan and Christina Grof, holotropic breathwork sessions are journeys through the realms of the human unconscious. Breathwork Circles take place Monday evenings at 1996 Union Street ...
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Hosted by Holistic Integrative Psychiatry with James Eyerman
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94123
The Holotropic Breathwork Circle provides self-exploration in a safe and non-judgmental setting. Developed by Stan and Christina Grof, holotropic breathwork sessions are journeys through the realms of the human unconscious. Breathwork Circles take place Monday evenings at 1996 Union Street ...
(628) 214-2265 View (628) 214-2265
Effective Listening: Connect + Heal = Thrive
GROUP BEGINS JUNE 14TH: Over the course of the 10-week ONLINE group, we will address the emotional blocks that are holding you back in life - the group is directed toward each person’s unique need. What begins as 6 strangers ...
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Hosted by Ilya Parizhsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94114
GROUP BEGINS JUNE 14TH: Over the course of the 10-week ONLINE group, we will address the emotional blocks that are holding you back in life - the group is directed toward each person’s unique need. What begins as 6 strangers ...
(510) 876-4835 View (510) 876-4835
Mindfully Dating for Singles
Photo of Sonia Amin, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Sonia Amin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94102
(628) 600-0975 View (628) 600-0975

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Thrivers: A Women's Trauma Therapy Group
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 ...
Photo of Laine Demetria, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Laine Demetria
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Group meets in San Francisco, CA 94104
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 View (415) 800-3249

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Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.