Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in San Francisco, CA

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Post-Abortion Support Group [Hosted Online]
Treatment Center
Verified
"A 6-week therapy group welcoming anyone looking to process the spectrum of experience in medical or surgical abortion procedures. In a space that is intentional in the normalization and destigmatization of abortion, the group will be facilitated from a sex-positive ..."
(628) 209-5264 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
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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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Recovery Lab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Recovery Lab is a trauma recovery group designed for those struggling with unresolved truama or childhood abuse recover emotional health and restored sense of self. recoverylabsf.com "
(415) 413-7697 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Trauma Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This is a group for patients with trauma . 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 trauma symptoms. The group meets every Wednesday ..."
(415) 985-8893 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94112
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Online Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group
Treatment Center, MSW, LCSW
"Saturday mornings, The Lotus Collaborative hosts a free online recovery support group that runs from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. This group is for anyone struggling with an eating disorder to get recovery support as well as to practice giving ..."
(415) 886-1753 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Mind Over Mood
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, PC, FNCPC, FNCCCE, Counsel
"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 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Thrivers Phases II & III
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Phase II - Telling Our Trauma Stories: With a stronger self and the support of others, we revisit and retell our trauma stories, allowing us to move forward without feeling haunted by our past. In retelling our stories with our ..."
(415) 800-3249 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Intensive Outpatient Program
Treatment Center
Verified
"Group Topics Explored: Depression & Anxiety Management, Effectively Managing Thoughts & Emotions, Assertiveness Role-play, Building Presence & Communication, Change, Relapse Prevention, Self Esteem, Self Care, Sexual Identity, Shame & Guilt, and Vulnerability. "
(415) 346-2255 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Eco Therapy Seasonal Offerings
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Helloooo Radical Pollinators! Sara and I are thrilled to continue holding radical space for nature connection. Taking time to redirect and re-align your embodied self and imagination with natural processes seeds direct action and propels social change. bit.ly/SummerEcotherapyOf ferings2022 "
(628) 257-2470 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94142
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Fathers Support Group (Virtual)
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This virtual father support group has been created to validate fathers in their experiences and garner peer support. Session may focus on topics such as role change, trauma , and stress. This group is led and/or co-led by male clinician(s) who ..."
(415) 430-4174 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Blue Rock Institute
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
"Our sexual compulsivity group. goal is to support men and women who want to make the decision to live a healthy life. Many people seek out sexual experiences (masturbation, prostitutes, pornography, etc.) in hopes of attaining those things that are ..."
(628) 265-8337 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Holotropic Breathwork Circle
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA
Verified
"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 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Mindfully Dating for Singles
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
(628) 600-0975 
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Photo of The Liberation Institute, Treatment Center in San Francisco, CA
Post-Abortion Support Group [Hosted Online]
Treatment Center
Verified
"A 6-week therapy group welcoming anyone looking to process the spectrum of experience in medical or surgical abortion procedures. In a space that is intentional in the normalization and destigmatization of abortion, the group will be facilitated from a sex-positive ..."
(628) 209-5264 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
Photo of Laine Demetria, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
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 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104
Photo of Maxwell Keller, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Recovery Lab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Recovery Lab is a trauma recovery group designed for those struggling with unresolved truama or childhood abuse recover emotional health and restored sense of self. recoverylabsf.com "
(415) 413-7697 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
Photo of Cameron Froude, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Trauma Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This is a group for patients with trauma . 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 trauma symptoms. The group meets every Wednesday ..."
(415) 985-8893 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94112
Photo of The Lotus Collaborative, Treatment Center in San Francisco, CA
Online Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group
Treatment Center, MSW, LCSW
"Saturday mornings, The Lotus Collaborative hosts a free online recovery support group that runs from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. This group is for anyone struggling with an eating disorder to get recovery support as well as to practice giving ..."
(415) 886-1753 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
Photo of Spiritual Unification Istitute of AIWP, Pastoral Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Mind Over Mood
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, PC, FNCPC, FNCCCE, Counsel
"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
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
Photo of Laine Demetria, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Thrivers Phases II & III
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Phase II - Telling Our Trauma Stories: With a stronger self and the support of others, we revisit and retell our trauma stories, allowing us to move forward without feeling haunted by our past. In retelling our stories with our ..."
(415) 800-3249 
View
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94104

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Trauma and PTSD Support Groups
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.

If you're looking for help with PTSD in San Francisco or for a San Francisco PTSD support group these professionals provide PTSD therapy and PTSD treatment. They include PTSD support groups, PTSD psychologists, PTSD psychotherapists and PTSD counselors. They can help with all aspects of post traumatic stress disorder in San Francisco, PTSD symptoms, veterans' PTSD and PTSD children.

If you're looking for help with trauma group therapy in San Francisco or for a San Francisco trauma support group these professionals provide trauma therapy, trauma treatment and San Francisco trauma counseling. They include trauma support groups, trauma psychologists and trauma counselors. They can help with San Francisco trauma symptoms, veterans' trauma and trauma in children.

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.