Support Groups in San Leandro, CA

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is an abuse within a relationship where there should be love and trust. This program helps participants understand the dynamics of domestic violence and take responsibility for there actions. Our approach treats clients with dignity and respect. The ...
Hosted by Vaughn L Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
Domestic violence is an abuse within a relationship where there should be love and trust. This program helps participants understand the dynamics of domestic violence and take responsibility for there actions. Our approach treats clients with dignity and respect. The ...
(510) 573-7314 View (510) 573-7314
Introduction to The Work of Byron Katie
I offer periodic one day workshops in The Work of Byron Katie. The Work of Byron Katie helps people see and question their painful thoughts or beliefs to bring them more peace. Learn the basic steps of inquiry to be ...
Hosted by Kristie A Vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
I offer periodic one day workshops in The Work of Byron Katie. The Work of Byron Katie helps people see and question their painful thoughts or beliefs to bring them more peace. Learn the basic steps of inquiry to be ...
(510) 358-8596 View (510) 358-8596
Couples Communications Group
This San Leandro Couples Collective provides a supportive, experiential learning opportunity for couples to strengthen collaborative communication tools and practices. The Purpose of this Group is for Couples to: ?~ Anchor relational security, intimate connection, trust and love ?~ Build ...
Hosted by Michael S Gelbart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
This San Leandro Couples Collective provides a supportive, experiential learning opportunity for couples to strengthen collaborative communication tools and practices. The Purpose of this Group is for Couples to: ?~ Anchor relational security, intimate connection, trust and love ?~ Build ...
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Healing from the Fear of Abandoment
This workshop will help you identify your repetitive relationship challenges and provide guidance on how to break these negative patterns. We all bring to our relationships aspects of our past that continue to show up and impact our ability to ...
Hosted by Valerie Doyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
This workshop will help you identify your repetitive relationship challenges and provide guidance on how to break these negative patterns. We all bring to our relationships aspects of our past that continue to show up and impact our ability to ...
(510) 756-3494 View (510) 756-3494
Therapeutic Group Consultation (online)
As a practicing clinician, having worked in public child welfare and supporting clinicians in obtaining licensure and opening their own private practice, this group is to support new and on-going entrepreneurs in their professional endeavors. Contact for invoice and will ...
Hosted by Colette Katuala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
As a practicing clinician, having worked in public child welfare and supporting clinicians in obtaining licensure and opening their own private practice, this group is to support new and on-going entrepreneurs in their professional endeavors. Contact for invoice and will ...
(341) 222-3963 View (341) 222-3963
Anger Management
Hosted by Vaughn L Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 573-7314 View (510) 573-7314

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Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is an abuse within a relationship where there should be love and trust. This program helps participants understand the dynamics of domestic violence and take responsibility for there actions. Our approach treats clients with dignity and respect. The ...
Hosted by Vaughn L Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
Domestic violence is an abuse within a relationship where there should be love and trust. This program helps participants understand the dynamics of domestic violence and take responsibility for there actions. Our approach treats clients with dignity and respect. The ...
(510) 573-7314 View (510) 573-7314
Introduction to The Work of Byron Katie
I offer periodic one day workshops in The Work of Byron Katie. The Work of Byron Katie helps people see and question their painful thoughts or beliefs to bring them more peace. Learn the basic steps of inquiry to be ...
Hosted by Kristie A Vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
I offer periodic one day workshops in The Work of Byron Katie. The Work of Byron Katie helps people see and question their painful thoughts or beliefs to bring them more peace. Learn the basic steps of inquiry to be ...
(510) 358-8596 View (510) 358-8596
Couples Communications Group
This San Leandro Couples Collective provides a supportive, experiential learning opportunity for couples to strengthen collaborative communication tools and practices. The Purpose of this Group is for Couples to: ?~ Anchor relational security, intimate connection, trust and love ?~ Build ...
Hosted by Michael S Gelbart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
This San Leandro Couples Collective provides a supportive, experiential learning opportunity for couples to strengthen collaborative communication tools and practices. The Purpose of this Group is for Couples to: ?~ Anchor relational security, intimate connection, trust and love ?~ Build ...
View
Healing from the Fear of Abandoment
This workshop will help you identify your repetitive relationship challenges and provide guidance on how to break these negative patterns. We all bring to our relationships aspects of our past that continue to show up and impact our ability to ...
Hosted by Valerie Doyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
This workshop will help you identify your repetitive relationship challenges and provide guidance on how to break these negative patterns. We all bring to our relationships aspects of our past that continue to show up and impact our ability to ...
(510) 756-3494 View (510) 756-3494
Therapeutic Group Consultation (online)
As a practicing clinician, having worked in public child welfare and supporting clinicians in obtaining licensure and opening their own private practice, this group is to support new and on-going entrepreneurs in their professional endeavors. Contact for invoice and will ...
Hosted by Colette Katuala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
As a practicing clinician, having worked in public child welfare and supporting clinicians in obtaining licensure and opening their own private practice, this group is to support new and on-going entrepreneurs in their professional endeavors. Contact for invoice and will ...
(341) 222-3963 View (341) 222-3963
Anger Management
Hosted by Vaughn L Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 573-7314 View (510) 573-7314
Orgasms (O's) are Good Women's Group
Many women don't have orgasms on a regular basis or "fake" it to please their partner. This group's focus is to empower women to enjoy their bodies and reach their potential through homework exercises and positive group feedback.
Hosted by Ask Alison Leigh, PHD, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94602
Many women don't have orgasms on a regular basis or "fake" it to please their partner. This group's focus is to empower women to enjoy their bodies and reach their potential through homework exercises and positive group feedback.
(628) 226-1830 View (628) 226-1830
Early Recovery Group, Compassionate Exploration
Are other people encouraging you to seek help, but you're not sure you need it? Maybe you just want to prove them wrong, or perhaps you'd like to find out if your behaviors or bad habits are impacting your life ...
Hosted by Jann Scott
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94610
Are other people encouraging you to seek help, but you're not sure you need it? Maybe you just want to prove them wrong, or perhaps you'd like to find out if your behaviors or bad habits are impacting your life ...
(510) 726-0775 View (510) 726-0775
She's Strong but She's Exhausted
An eight week skill building support group for women of color who feel like they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. What can I get from this? A safe space to openly share aspects of your story ...
Hosted by Akilah V. Vazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94605
An eight week skill building support group for women of color who feel like they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. What can I get from this? A safe space to openly share aspects of your story ...
(510) 466-1874 View (510) 466-1874
Climate Therapy
If you are experiencing distress related to climate change, join my group for people with anxiety and grief related to our changing planet. In the group we will learn skills for managing with climate emotions and practice naming our emotions. ...
Hosted by Dr. Emily Chandler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94610
If you are experiencing distress related to climate change, join my group for people with anxiety and grief related to our changing planet. In the group we will learn skills for managing with climate emotions and practice naming our emotions. ...
(510) 560-7947 View (510) 560-7947
Support Group for Loved Ones of Addicts
If someone else's behaviors are driving you crazy, and others don't seem to understand and you're not getting the compassion you need, then this is a group for you. Often individuals who are close to someone with addictive behaviors, find ...
Hosted by Jann Scott
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94610
If someone else's behaviors are driving you crazy, and others don't seem to understand and you're not getting the compassion you need, then this is a group for you. Often individuals who are close to someone with addictive behaviors, find ...
(510) 726-0775 View (510) 726-0775
Wild Women Unleashed
In this 8 week expressive arts therapy group for women, we will be utilizing movement, drama, painting, writing, and collage to explore the archetype of the Wild Woman as a doorway to personal power, intuitive knowing and creative energy. This ...
Hosted by Judy Noddin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Oakland, CA 94603
In this 8 week expressive arts therapy group for women, we will be utilizing movement, drama, painting, writing, and collage to explore the archetype of the Wild Woman as a doorway to personal power, intuitive knowing and creative energy. This ...
(510) 254-3198 View (510) 254-3198
DBT Consulting Group for Therapists
Peer Consultation Group for therapists who want to practice Dialectical Behavioral Skill building, in a supportive and peer run circle (of up to 10 clinicians).
Hosted by DBT certified: Myra Altenau, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Piedmont, CA 94610
Peer Consultation Group for therapists who want to practice Dialectical Behavioral Skill building, in a supportive and peer run circle (of up to 10 clinicians).
(707) 709-8039 View (707) 709-8039
Parent Support Group
In the parent support group, we focus on how to navigate complex family dynamics with particular focus on substance use and behavioral concerns in teenagers. This is especially for parents who want to foster healthy and loving communication within the ...
Hosted by Sarah Hausman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Alameda, CA 94501
In the parent support group, we focus on how to navigate complex family dynamics with particular focus on substance use and behavioral concerns in teenagers. This is especially for parents who want to foster healthy and loving communication within the ...
(510) 398-4413 View (510) 398-4413

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in San Leandro?

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.