Support Groups in San Pedro, CA

PTSD Group
The focus of this group is to identify ways in which you may be impacted by trauma, how it is effecting your life and to have a safe place to share your experience. The goal is to identify incremental ways ...
Hosted by Heather Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
The focus of this group is to identify ways in which you may be impacted by trauma, how it is effecting your life and to have a safe place to share your experience. The goal is to identify incremental ways ...
(562) 512-6595 View (562) 512-6595
Recovery Choices - Addiction Recovery Skills
Recovery Choices is a support group sponsored by Recovery NOW, Inc. and is supported by group member donations. This group welcomes anyone seeking recovery skills and support to achieve and remain clean & sober. Individuals involved with 12-step programs as ...
Hosted by Recovery NOW, Inc.
Treatment Center, LCSW, LAADC, CAI
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
Recovery Choices is a support group sponsored by Recovery NOW, Inc. and is supported by group member donations. This group welcomes anyone seeking recovery skills and support to achieve and remain clean & sober. Individuals involved with 12-step programs as ...
(310) 853-5323 View (310) 853-5323
Latinx Professionals Process Group
Culturally-relevant, decolonized process group for Latinx professionals – by a fellow Latinx professional. This group will begin in summer, 2023. Benefits of This Group: Cultivate the way you relate with others; Share and hear about our experiences in the professional ...
Hosted by Henry J. Ortiz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90731
Culturally-relevant, decolonized process group for Latinx professionals – by a fellow Latinx professional. This group will begin in summer, 2023. Benefits of This Group: Cultivate the way you relate with others; Share and hear about our experiences in the professional ...
(310) 776-2667 View (310) 776-2667
Virtual DBT Adolescent Skills Group
This group is for all genders & Ages 12 - 17. The style of the group is structured, it includes; skills review and learned Implementation from peers & provider.
Hosted by Samantha Lauro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
This group is for all genders & Ages 12 - 17. The style of the group is structured, it includes; skills review and learned Implementation from peers & provider.
(562) 383-2334 View (562) 383-2334
Postpartum Support Group San Pedro
New Moms and Children Up to 9 Months Old Welcome - NO FEE A FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE. Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or fatigued with the challenges of motherhood? If So, Please Attend This Support Group
Hosted by Recovery NOW, Inc.
Treatment Center, LCSW, LAADC, CAI
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
New Moms and Children Up to 9 Months Old Welcome - NO FEE A FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE. Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or fatigued with the challenges of motherhood? If So, Please Attend This Support Group
(310) 853-5323 View (310) 853-5323
Virtual Eating Disorder Process Group
All genders & Ages 18+, No diagnosis of eating disorder required - operates as an open process group to enhance peer support & provider feedback.
Hosted by Samantha Lauro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
All genders & Ages 18+, No diagnosis of eating disorder required - operates as an open process group to enhance peer support & provider feedback.
(562) 383-2334 View (562) 383-2334
Postpartum Support Group
Group provides support with transition to motherhood. Visit website for details and registration for the group. FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE.
Hosted by Alicia MacGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAADC, CAI
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
Group provides support with transition to motherhood. Visit website for details and registration for the group. FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE.
(424) 645-5156 View (424) 645-5156
When Life Gives You Lemons
Group members will learn to use humor, positive affirmations, relaxation, visualization and other strategies to combat stress, setbacks and disappointments and to enable you to stay "in the zone" and be successful in work, school, and your personal life. Reach ...
Hosted by Mark Hurrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90731
Group members will learn to use humor, positive affirmations, relaxation, visualization and other strategies to combat stress, setbacks and disappointments and to enable you to stay "in the zone" and be successful in work, school, and your personal life. Reach ...
(424) 258-5092 View (424) 258-5092

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PTSD Group
The focus of this group is to identify ways in which you may be impacted by trauma, how it is effecting your life and to have a safe place to share your experience. The goal is to identify incremental ways ...
Hosted by Heather Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
The focus of this group is to identify ways in which you may be impacted by trauma, how it is effecting your life and to have a safe place to share your experience. The goal is to identify incremental ways ...
(562) 512-6595 View (562) 512-6595
Recovery Choices - Addiction Recovery Skills
Recovery Choices is a support group sponsored by Recovery NOW, Inc. and is supported by group member donations. This group welcomes anyone seeking recovery skills and support to achieve and remain clean & sober. Individuals involved with 12-step programs as ...
Hosted by Recovery NOW, Inc.
Treatment Center, LCSW, LAADC, CAI
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
Recovery Choices is a support group sponsored by Recovery NOW, Inc. and is supported by group member donations. This group welcomes anyone seeking recovery skills and support to achieve and remain clean & sober. Individuals involved with 12-step programs as ...
(310) 853-5323 View (310) 853-5323
Latinx Professionals Process Group
Culturally-relevant, decolonized process group for Latinx professionals – by a fellow Latinx professional. This group will begin in summer, 2023. Benefits of This Group: Cultivate the way you relate with others; Share and hear about our experiences in the professional ...
Hosted by Henry J. Ortiz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90731
Culturally-relevant, decolonized process group for Latinx professionals – by a fellow Latinx professional. This group will begin in summer, 2023. Benefits of This Group: Cultivate the way you relate with others; Share and hear about our experiences in the professional ...
(310) 776-2667 View (310) 776-2667
Virtual DBT Adolescent Skills Group
This group is for all genders & Ages 12 - 17. The style of the group is structured, it includes; skills review and learned Implementation from peers & provider.
Hosted by Samantha Lauro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
This group is for all genders & Ages 12 - 17. The style of the group is structured, it includes; skills review and learned Implementation from peers & provider.
(562) 383-2334 View (562) 383-2334
Postpartum Support Group San Pedro
New Moms and Children Up to 9 Months Old Welcome - NO FEE A FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE. Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or fatigued with the challenges of motherhood? If So, Please Attend This Support Group
Hosted by Recovery NOW, Inc.
Treatment Center, LCSW, LAADC, CAI
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
New Moms and Children Up to 9 Months Old Welcome - NO FEE A FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE. Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or fatigued with the challenges of motherhood? If So, Please Attend This Support Group
(310) 853-5323 View (310) 853-5323
Virtual Eating Disorder Process Group
All genders & Ages 18+, No diagnosis of eating disorder required - operates as an open process group to enhance peer support & provider feedback.
Hosted by Samantha Lauro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
All genders & Ages 18+, No diagnosis of eating disorder required - operates as an open process group to enhance peer support & provider feedback.
(562) 383-2334 View (562) 383-2334
Postpartum Support Group
Group provides support with transition to motherhood. Visit website for details and registration for the group. FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE.
Hosted by Alicia MacGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAADC, CAI
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90732
Group provides support with transition to motherhood. Visit website for details and registration for the group. FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE.
(424) 645-5156 View (424) 645-5156
When Life Gives You Lemons
Group members will learn to use humor, positive affirmations, relaxation, visualization and other strategies to combat stress, setbacks and disappointments and to enable you to stay "in the zone" and be successful in work, school, and your personal life. Reach ...
Hosted by Mark Hurrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Pedro, CA 90731
Group members will learn to use humor, positive affirmations, relaxation, visualization and other strategies to combat stress, setbacks and disappointments and to enable you to stay "in the zone" and be successful in work, school, and your personal life. Reach ...
(424) 258-5092 View (424) 258-5092
Supportive Group Therapy for couples
Hosted by Windows of Hope Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Long Beach, CA 90802
(310) 928-2319 View (310) 928-2319
Jealousy in CNM- 10 week workshop series
We are rarely taught how to manage/ navigate this overwhelming emotion but it always comes up in Consensual Non-Monogamous (CNM) relationships. Through the Jealousy Workbook by Kathy Labriola, we will explore: relationship role models/orientation, loss and grief, understanding triggers and ...
Hosted by Chai Benson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Long Beach, CA 90804
We are rarely taught how to manage/ navigate this overwhelming emotion but it always comes up in Consensual Non-Monogamous (CNM) relationships. Through the Jealousy Workbook by Kathy Labriola, we will explore: relationship role models/orientation, loss and grief, understanding triggers and ...
(562) 600-9083 View (562) 600-9083
Saving Marriage After an Affair
Marriage can survive and even improve after one or both partners have engaged in an affair but the percentage of success is low. When both partners want to save the marriage because of children, love and regret, this group helps ...
Hosted by Counseling Adults, Children & Couples
Psychologist, PsyD, MAMFCT, CHYP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90503
Marriage can survive and even improve after one or both partners have engaged in an affair but the percentage of success is low. When both partners want to save the marriage because of children, love and regret, this group helps ...
(310) 421-2863 View (310) 421-2863
Effective Therapy
Hosted by Barbara Mignosi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 736-2060 View (310) 736-2060

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in San Pedro?

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.