Support Groups in San Jose, CA

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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"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 ..."
(309) 247-1573 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95113
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CSC: Community of Survivors & Courage (Recruiting)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"The CSC Group is currently recruiting for Summer session. A phone intake and in-person assessment (via Zoom) is needed to register. Any questions or interest feel free to contact Aria Kenney (akenney@era-center.org / (669) 247-2430. CSC is a process group ..."
(408) 837-7881 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
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Existential-Humanistic Consultation Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This Existential Humanistic Consult Group is intended to give participants hands-on experiential opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of how to work with clients from an E-H perspective. Facilitator(s) will emphasize effective relational and experiential techniques that enable genuine encounters ..."
(408) 837-4786 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
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Monthly Meditation Circle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPS-SC
Verified
"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
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Couples Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, PC
Verified
"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
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Foresight Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(408) 351-6143 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95113
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Anxiety Support Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"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
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Experiencing Joy After Sexual Trauma
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"I hold 12 week groups for up to 8 female survivors of sexual trauma. We will be learn how our past trauma impacts the different areas of our life (e.g., emotions, body sensations, sense of safety, family dynamics, friendships, relationships, ..."
(408) 413-3467 
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San Jose, CA 95126
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PHP/Day Treatment
Treatment Center, CADCII, MHRS, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
"Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) or Day Treatment allow clients to engage in a highly structured treatment service similar to residential treatment, but without requiring clients to remain on-site 24/7. Day Treatment allows clients to attend a full day of therapy ..."
(408) 831-6957 
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San Jose, CA 95128
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Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Groups
LPC, LPCC, NCC
Verified
"Our groups are facilitated by qualified professionals and interns from San Jose State University, which is only one block away. Groups take place Monday through Friday, some during the day and some in the evening. Topics change, as we customize ..."
(408) 385-2507 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95112
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CSC: Community of Survivors & Courage
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
"The CSC Group is currently recruiting to begin August, 2021. A phone intake is needed as part of registering. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Aria Kenney at akenney@era-center.org. CSC is a support group for ..."
(408) 762-4614 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
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Addiction Recovery Center (ARC)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, LAADC, EMDR(C), CSOTP
Verified
"This is a sex addiction group. Various sex addictions are welcomed. There are men's groups and women's groups. "
(408) 498-5610 
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San Jose, CA 95124
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Mindfulness for Mental Health
Counselor, Pre-Lic, MFT, PCC
Verified
"You are welcomed to connect, feel supported with a held container of gentle people in the space of loving kindness through our Mindfulness for Mental Health. The purpose of the group is to help you gain embodied, present-moment practices that ..."
(408) 418-2379 
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San Jose, CA 95126
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Foresight Mental Health
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
"Foresight helps you find your path to mental wellness. We’re a community of mental health experts who offer a dynamic range of care that flexes with your particular needs and goals. Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatric providers, researchers, a ..."
(408) 217-1313 
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San Jose, CA 95113
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Newly Single Life Design and Support
MA, CPC, ABH
"Newly Single Design and Support is for Women who have gone through divorce or break-up and are ready to create a new life for themselves. We are women supporting each other to change. We focus on moving on and being ..."
(408) 409-8394 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
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CBT - Process Group for Young Adults (19-25 y/o)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"There is so much power in meeting with others who are experiencing similar feelings to you. Come join others in your area and learn skills to feel more confident in coping with life during the transition to young adulthood. This ..."
(408) 583-5601 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
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Healing Connections Sex Addiction Recovery Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SATP
Verified
"A compassionate therapeutic support group for sex and pornography addicts in recovery. "
(916) 702-3528 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95111
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Anxiety to Wellness- Teens and one for Adults
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified
"8 week cognitive behavioral therapy group for adults ages 18 and up and one for teens 13-18 who are struggling with anxiety. Using proven tools, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, and group support, we can help you overcome your anxiety and ..."
(650) 461-9026 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95129
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Gold Crown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. Please email if you are interested. "
(408) 599-3606 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
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Cyndy Thomas LCSW & Glenn Thomas LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
"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


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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 such as Mindfulness Based group 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.