Support Groups in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Solutions Counseling & Family Therapy
Challenges in life bring you to therapy. Hope keeps you coming back. That hope can be lost when sessions are focused primarily on problems and pathology, leaving you overwhelmed and discouraged. We change that dynamic by giving you the tools ...
Hosted by Solutions Counseling & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Challenges in life bring you to therapy. Hope keeps you coming back. That hope can be lost when sessions are focused primarily on problems and pathology, leaving you overwhelmed and discouraged. We change that dynamic by giving you the tools ...
(949) 207-3655 View (949) 207-3655
How We Love (Couples)
This workshop will bring couples closer together in identifying your own personal love style and creating the close relationship you have always wanted in your marriage. You will experience how early imprints affect our marriage how you can find ways ...
Hosted by Maria Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
This workshop will bring couples closer together in identifying your own personal love style and creating the close relationship you have always wanted in your marriage. You will experience how early imprints affect our marriage how you can find ways ...
(657) 317-7335 View (657) 317-7335
Balanced Behavioral Health
Hosted by Balanced Behavioral Health
Physician Assistant, MS, PA-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 647-5310 View (949) 647-5310
Love someone with a substance use disorder?
Real time therapist moderated virtual interaction with peers who are learning how to achieve serenity and peace regardless of what their addicted loved one does or doesn't do about their disease. Group meets on a monthly basis.
Hosted by Ronald A. Bacon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MDiv, MSM
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Real time therapist moderated virtual interaction with peers who are learning how to achieve serenity and peace regardless of what their addicted loved one does or doesn't do about their disease. Group meets on a monthly basis.
(949) 273-2902 View (949) 273-2902
Teen Support Group- Surviving Divorce
HELPING TEENS NAVIGATE CHANGE, UNDERSTAND EMOTIONS, AND HEAL FROM LOSS THROUGH THE USE OF EFFECTIVE COPING MECHANISMS AND VALIDATION FROM PEERS. THIS IS AN OPEN GROUP WITH NO COMMITMENT REQUIRED.
Hosted by Village Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
HELPING TEENS NAVIGATE CHANGE, UNDERSTAND EMOTIONS, AND HEAL FROM LOSS THROUGH THE USE OF EFFECTIVE COPING MECHANISMS AND VALIDATION FROM PEERS. THIS IS AN OPEN GROUP WITH NO COMMITMENT REQUIRED.
(949) 694-3162 View (949) 694-3162
Art Therapy
The goal of art therapy is to honor the creative process within. By exploring self-expression and honesty without censor or judgment, we discover new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. We experience the work of our ...
Hosted by Deb Watt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MACP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
The goal of art therapy is to honor the creative process within. By exploring self-expression and honesty without censor or judgment, we discover new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. We experience the work of our ...
(714) 515-6529 View (714) 515-6529

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Solutions Counseling & Family Therapy
Challenges in life bring you to therapy. Hope keeps you coming back. That hope can be lost when sessions are focused primarily on problems and pathology, leaving you overwhelmed and discouraged. We change that dynamic by giving you the tools ...
Hosted by Solutions Counseling & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Challenges in life bring you to therapy. Hope keeps you coming back. That hope can be lost when sessions are focused primarily on problems and pathology, leaving you overwhelmed and discouraged. We change that dynamic by giving you the tools ...
(949) 207-3655 View (949) 207-3655
How We Love (Couples)
This workshop will bring couples closer together in identifying your own personal love style and creating the close relationship you have always wanted in your marriage. You will experience how early imprints affect our marriage how you can find ways ...
Hosted by Maria Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
This workshop will bring couples closer together in identifying your own personal love style and creating the close relationship you have always wanted in your marriage. You will experience how early imprints affect our marriage how you can find ways ...
(657) 317-7335 View (657) 317-7335
Balanced Behavioral Health
Hosted by Balanced Behavioral Health
Physician Assistant, MS, PA-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 647-5310 View (949) 647-5310
Love someone with a substance use disorder?
Real time therapist moderated virtual interaction with peers who are learning how to achieve serenity and peace regardless of what their addicted loved one does or doesn't do about their disease. Group meets on a monthly basis.
Hosted by Ronald A. Bacon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MDiv, MSM
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Real time therapist moderated virtual interaction with peers who are learning how to achieve serenity and peace regardless of what their addicted loved one does or doesn't do about their disease. Group meets on a monthly basis.
(949) 273-2902 View (949) 273-2902
Teen Support Group- Surviving Divorce
HELPING TEENS NAVIGATE CHANGE, UNDERSTAND EMOTIONS, AND HEAL FROM LOSS THROUGH THE USE OF EFFECTIVE COPING MECHANISMS AND VALIDATION FROM PEERS. THIS IS AN OPEN GROUP WITH NO COMMITMENT REQUIRED.
Hosted by Village Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
HELPING TEENS NAVIGATE CHANGE, UNDERSTAND EMOTIONS, AND HEAL FROM LOSS THROUGH THE USE OF EFFECTIVE COPING MECHANISMS AND VALIDATION FROM PEERS. THIS IS AN OPEN GROUP WITH NO COMMITMENT REQUIRED.
(949) 694-3162 View (949) 694-3162
Art Therapy
The goal of art therapy is to honor the creative process within. By exploring self-expression and honesty without censor or judgment, we discover new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. We experience the work of our ...
Hosted by Deb Watt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MACP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
The goal of art therapy is to honor the creative process within. By exploring self-expression and honesty without censor or judgment, we discover new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. We experience the work of our ...
(714) 515-6529 View (714) 515-6529
Infertility: Coping with this Emotional Minefield
Infertility flips your life around, no matter what stage in the process you are at. This group can help you navigate the emotional minefield of infertility with psychoeducation and support. I have survived this process myself and can relate with ...
Hosted by KrisTina Brosius-Rodriguez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Infertility flips your life around, no matter what stage in the process you are at. This group can help you navigate the emotional minefield of infertility with psychoeducation and support. I have survived this process myself and can relate with ...
(714) 676-8377 View (714) 676-8377
Depression Support Group
A 10 week research-based supportive group for women suffering from depression. This group introduces brain wellness excercises, nutrition counseling, and assignments on thinking patterns and family systems to decrease depressive symptoms.
Hosted by Dr. Arlene O'Connor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mission Viejo, CA 92691
A 10 week research-based supportive group for women suffering from depression. This group introduces brain wellness excercises, nutrition counseling, and assignments on thinking patterns and family systems to decrease depressive symptoms.
(949) 207-3932 View (949) 207-3932
Women's Codependency Therapy Group
Women's group for codependency, anger, and relationship issues. Tools to grow individually and be empowered to change your life in a supportive group environment.
Hosted by Lisa Merry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mission Viejo, CA 92694
Women's group for codependency, anger, and relationship issues. Tools to grow individually and be empowered to change your life in a supportive group environment.
(949) 298-2916 View (949) 298-2916
addiction group for professional men
Online group for men who want help with alcohol and substance abuse issues that impact relationships. Serious inquiries only as you must qualify to participate. This group is mainly for working professionals. The group meets weekly online for one hour ...
Hosted by Donna Gugliotta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Online group for men who want help with alcohol and substance abuse issues that impact relationships. Serious inquiries only as you must qualify to participate. This group is mainly for working professionals. The group meets weekly online for one hour ...
(949) 242-9640 View (949) 242-9640
Divorced, Coping and Thriving
We have a great, interactive group of adults working on all aspects of divorce and relationship termination. and adult children of divorced families. Are you recently divorced or separated and find yourself alone with a new set of problems? Or ...
Hosted by Heidi A Berman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFCT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Laguna Hills, CA 92653
We have a great, interactive group of adults working on all aspects of divorce and relationship termination. and adult children of divorced families. Are you recently divorced or separated and find yourself alone with a new set of problems? Or ...
(949) 390-9274 View (949) 390-9274
Intensive One Day Workshops For Addicted Families
Addiction is a family disease and affects every single person in the family. This is a dynamic and powerful workshop helping families learn, respond and begin to heal from the impact of addiction. And in doing so, aid their addicted ...
Hosted by Paul Gillane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Addiction is a family disease and affects every single person in the family. This is a dynamic and powerful workshop helping families learn, respond and begin to heal from the impact of addiction. And in doing so, aid their addicted ...
(949) 313-8353 View (949) 313-8353
Thrivers- Women's Sexual Abuse Art Therapy Group
This 8 week group is a safe place for you to find hope and discover that you are not alone as you heal from the wounds of childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault. As a survivor of sexual abuse ...
Hosted by Mary Felch - Life Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mission Viejo, CA 92691
This 8 week group is a safe place for you to find hope and discover that you are not alone as you heal from the wounds of childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault. As a survivor of sexual abuse ...
(714) 584-5796 View (714) 584-5796
Setting Boundaries With Addiction in the Family
Setting Boundaries With an Addict in My Family is a 5 week workshop group for family members that have either an active addict/alcoholic family member or a family member who is in early recovery. Groups are ongoing. Call or email ...
Hosted by Paul Gillane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Setting Boundaries With an Addict in My Family is a 5 week workshop group for family members that have either an active addict/alcoholic family member or a family member who is in early recovery. Groups are ongoing. Call or email ...
(949) 806-3195 View (949) 806-3195

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in San Juan Capistrano?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.