Host: Dr. Dr. Harry Motro - Couples Specialist, PsyD, LMFT, PC
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"A couples therapy group breaks through all the pretending. It is relieving to recognize that you are not alone and that your relationship is more normal than you realized. A couples group is a place where it is safe to ..."
(408) 824-7367
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"A couples therapy group breaks through all the pretending. It is relieving to recognize that you are not alone and that your relationship is more normal than you realized. A couples group is a place where it is safe to ..."
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Host: Kathleen Bishop, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95128
"Education and Support Group for Women to learn how to eat intuitively and resolve negative body image. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6:30-8pm. $50 per group "
(408) 831-6830
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95128
"Education and Support Group for Women to learn how to eat intuitively and resolve negative body image. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6:30-8pm. $50 per group "
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Host: Dr. Suzanna Freerksen, MD, FAPA
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
"Looking for 5-8 older adults for a weekly group to talk about interpersonal relationships and process emotions and perhaps painful past events. Planning for a weekly group on Mondays or Tuesdays, in the spirit of Dr. Irvin Yalom. This is ..."
(669) 242-5151
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
"Looking for 5-8 older adults for a weekly group to talk about interpersonal relationships and process emotions and perhaps painful past events. Planning for a weekly group on Mondays or Tuesdays, in the spirit of Dr. Irvin Yalom. This is ..."
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Host: # Admissions, LAADAC-, CA
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"We offer DBT in our residential treatment center as well as in our outpatient program. DBT differs from traditional CBT in the emphasis on validation - a powerful tool whereby the therapist and the patient work on "accepting" uncomfortable thoughts, ..."
(530) 429-3017
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"We offer DBT in our residential treatment center as well as in our outpatient program. DBT differs from traditional CBT in the emphasis on validation - a powerful tool whereby the therapist and the patient work on "accepting" uncomfortable thoughts, ..."
Photo of Maritza Noriega, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Maritza Noriega, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95123
"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for teen girls 14-17 struggling with isolation and depression due to Covid-19. "
(833) 627-0137
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95123
"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for teen girls 14-17 struggling with isolation and depression due to Covid-19. "
Photo of Christian Counseling Center San Jose, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Tina Engel, MFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"We provide Group Therapy around Codependency, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Addiction Recovery, Marriage Groups, Women Leaders, etc. "
(408) 413-4529
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"We provide Group Therapy around Codependency, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Addiction Recovery, Marriage Groups, Women Leaders, etc. "
Host: Mrs. Michelle Ann Farris, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95123
"This is the last class until fall. Join me on May 13th for a 4 week Zoom class on how to manage anger and difficult emotions. Learn practical tools for self-care, anxiety, anger, communication and understanding boundaries. Anger management doesn't ..."
(408) 418-2252
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95123
"This is the last class until fall. Join me on May 13th for a 4 week Zoom class on how to manage anger and difficult emotions. Learn practical tools for self-care, anxiety, anger, communication and understanding boundaries. Anger management doesn't ..."
Photo of Awake DBT, Inc., Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Yvette Duarte, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
"I run comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program. It includes a weekly individual therapy session as well as a weekly skills training group and crisis coaching. At this time, we run groups on Monday and Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. ..."
(408) 465-9929
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
"I run comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program. It includes a weekly individual therapy session as well as a weekly skills training group and crisis coaching. At this time, we run groups on Monday and Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. ..."
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Host: Mr. Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95111
"The Life After Lust program is fully online and available to adults residing in California. The program is available for male sex and pornography addicts. It is a one year customized experience that includes weekly therapy groups, personal challenges, experiential ..."
(916) 702-3528
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95111
"The Life After Lust program is fully online and available to adults residing in California. The program is available for male sex and pornography addicts. It is a one year customized experience that includes weekly therapy groups, personal challenges, experiential ..."
Photo of Bette DiGirolamo, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Bette DiGirolamo, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95118
"Definitions of Anger; four components of anger; consequences and health consequences of anger; perception; assumptions; childhood issues; road rage; workplace issues; conflicts; problem solving; techniques; visualization and guided imagery; and stress management. "
(408) 370-6188
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95118
"Definitions of Anger; four components of anger; consequences and health consequences of anger; perception; assumptions; childhood issues; road rage; workplace issues; conflicts; problem solving; techniques; visualization and guided imagery; and stress management. "
Host: Renee Sanguinetti, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95128
"Explore your dreams!! Work to make the unconscious conscious. Explore dream symbols, metaphors, and archetypes together in a safe and sacred space. • We will follow the dreamwork protocol as developed by Jeremy Taylor • We follow a structure that ..."
(408) 762-4099
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95128
"Explore your dreams!! Work to make the unconscious conscious. Explore dream symbols, metaphors, and archetypes together in a safe and sacred space. • We will follow the dreamwork protocol as developed by Jeremy Taylor • We follow a structure that ..."
Photo of New Focus Marriage & Family Counseling Inc, Treatment Center
Host: Mrs. Janet Elizabeth Akyol, MA, LMFT, CSAT, CPTT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95130
"This is a group for addicts with more than six months sobriety who's behaviors are contained. Many members have more than 12 months. This group works on the deeper components of the addiction, and recovering addicts are moving toward a ..."
(408) 340-7063
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95130
"This is a group for addicts with more than six months sobriety who's behaviors are contained. Many members have more than 12 months. This group works on the deeper components of the addiction, and recovering addicts are moving toward a ..."
Photo of Ashwini N Addala, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ashwini N Addala, MS, LMFT, PPS-SC
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"This Meditation Circle offers a quiet, peaceful environment to help you let go of the mental chatter so you can go inward and connect spiritually. The Meditation Circle will feature Guided Meditations. This group is perfect for beginners, and for ..."
(510) 876-9081
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"This Meditation Circle offers a quiet, peaceful environment to help you let go of the mental chatter so you can go inward and connect spiritually. The Meditation Circle will feature Guided Meditations. This group is perfect for beginners, and for ..."
Photo of Dr. Glenn Thomas & Cyndy Thomas LCSW Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Dr. Glenn Thomas Cyndy Thomas, DSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
"Cyndy Thomas LCSW and Glenn Thomas LCSW are a married couple who work together to help you with your relationship, or marrage. They both meet with you and your partner together in the same sessions. "
(408) 351-9833
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
"Cyndy Thomas LCSW and Glenn Thomas LCSW are a married couple who work together to help you with your relationship, or marrage. They both meet with you and your partner together in the same sessions. "
Host: Misty Johnson, MSW, ACSW
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"The trauma of sexual violence impacts our sense of safety in the world, our sense of self-worth, our capacity to trust, our comfort level with setting boundaries, and our ability to access our own innate capacity for sexual pleasure. We ..."
(408) 583-5606
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"The trauma of sexual violence impacts our sense of safety in the world, our sense of self-worth, our capacity to trust, our comfort level with setting boundaries, and our ability to access our own innate capacity for sexual pleasure. We ..."
Photo of Kalin Ternian Counselor Interventionist, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Host: Ms. Kalin Ternian Counselor Interventionist, CADC-II, NCAC-I, GIP
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"Group meets weekly to discuss topics and current issues that individuals desire to share. Topics include the following: Alcohol & Other Drug Education, Life Skills, Relapse Triggers, Assertive Communication, Stress Management, Brain Chemistry, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Hobbies/Activities, Character Defects, Spirituality, Codependency, ..."
(408) 469-4124
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"Group meets weekly to discuss topics and current issues that individuals desire to share. Topics include the following: Alcohol & Other Drug Education, Life Skills, Relapse Triggers, Assertive Communication, Stress Management, Brain Chemistry, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Hobbies/Activities, Character Defects, Spirituality, Codependency, ..."
Photo of Michelle Powers, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mrs. Michelle Powers, LPCC
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95113
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(844) 935-2888
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95113
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
Photo of Mariya Katrina Punay, Counselor
Host: Ms. Mariya Katrina Punay, MFT, Trainee
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"Every Wednesday, you are welcomed to connect, feel supported with a held container of gentle people in the space of loving kindness through our Mindfulness and Mental Health. The purpose of the group is to help you gain embodied, present-moment ..."
(408) 418-2379
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"Every Wednesday, you are welcomed to connect, feel supported with a held container of gentle people in the space of loving kindness through our Mindfulness and Mental Health. The purpose of the group is to help you gain embodied, present-moment ..."
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Host: Dr. Donald B Dufford, PhD
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"Support group for anxiety. You don't have to feel isolated and alone. Get support from others and learn to overcome generalized anxiety, social anxiety,PTSD, panic disorder, phobias and related issues. Pre-screening required. Contact Dr. Dufford at Anxiety Treatment Services phone ..."
(408) 384-9838
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"Support group for anxiety. You don't have to feel isolated and alone. Get support from others and learn to overcome generalized anxiety, social anxiety,PTSD, panic disorder, phobias and related issues. Pre-screening required. Contact Dr. Dufford at Anxiety Treatment Services phone ..."
Photo of Lucia Merino, LCSW (Bilingual Spanish/English), Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mrs. Lucia Merino, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95129
"This is a group for women going through changes of any kind (i.e. divorce, retirement, relocation, empty nest, midlife). The group provides a safe place to process feelings and thoughts about current situation. Members support each other. Facilitator provides support ..."
(408) 868-5524
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95129
"This is a group for women going through changes of any kind (i.e. divorce, retirement, relocation, empty nest, midlife). The group provides a safe place to process feelings and thoughts about current situation. Members support each other. Facilitator provides support ..."
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
San Jose 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 Jose 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 Jose 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 Jose 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Jose 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.