Support Groups in Santa Clara, CA

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Preparing the Field for Play Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Preparing the Field for Play: Working Analytically with Children, Adolescents and their Parents is a consultation group to discuss in depth how to organize the initial phase of treatment. Together we will explore the ways of conceptualizing the nature of ..."
(408) 659-8144 
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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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New Skills and Choices- Parallel and Co-Parenting
Treatment Center, MA, LMFT
"Program objectives: To help parents build new skills in communication and parenting and to make constructive choices for their family. Group interventions include role plays, videos, peer learning and didactic information to assist them in learning. "
(408) 774-1009 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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High School Teen Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Emotional Support and Coping Skills. A weekly group for teenagers coping with stress, anxiety, depression, self- esteem, and difficult relationships. The group is a safe space to process and connect with other teens going through similar experiences. We use discussion, ..."
(877) 411-9559 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Co Occurring Disorders
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-CA
Verified
(408) 606-2416 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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New Skills and Choices
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"New Skills and Choices program is for parents in high conflict over the custody and visitation of their children Classes focus on co-parenting as a separated family, increased communication and reduction of conflict, improved responsiveness to their children's questions/concerns, and awareness ..."
(408) 659-8144 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Parenting Beyond 18, EvoClubs
Counselor, MA
"We offer a variety of groups and classes for parents and for teens and young adults. For more information, check www.evolibri.com/events for details. "
(408) 641-5880 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Teen Domestic and Family Violence Intervention
Treatment Center, MA, LMFT
"PIT was awarded a contract with the San Jose Juvenile Probation Department to provide 26-week Teen Domestic and Family Violence Intervention groups. These are open groups and gender specific. Groups address some of the following topics: Accountability;Dynamics of power and ..."
(408) 774-1009 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Adults Support Group
Counselor, MA
"We run a bi-monthly support group for adults ages 20 and up dealing with life-long challenges. We cover a variety of topics, and work on interpersonal skills "
(408) 641-5880 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Aspergers Tween, Teen, and Adult Social Groups
Counselor, MA
"Three monthly fun social groups for Tweens, Teens, and Young Adults on the Spectrum, run by paraprofessionals....gami ng, pizza, and more. "
(408) 641-5880 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95051

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Photo of Terrance Mclarnan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Clara, CA
Preparing the Field for Play Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Preparing the Field for Play: Working Analytically with Children, Adolescents and their Parents is a consultation group to discuss in depth how to organize the initial phase of treatment. Together we will explore the ways of conceptualizing the nature of ..."
(408) 659-8144 
View
Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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New Skills and Choices- Parallel and Co-Parenting
Treatment Center, MA, LMFT
"Program objectives: To help parents build new skills in communication and parenting and to make constructive choices for their family. Group interventions include role plays, videos, peer learning and didactic information to assist them in learning. "
(408) 774-1009 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Photo of Kaleido Psychological Services, Psychologist in Santa Clara, CA
High School Teen Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Emotional Support and Coping Skills. A weekly group for teenagers coping with stress, anxiety, depression, self- esteem, and difficult relationships. The group is a safe space to process and connect with other teens going through similar experiences. We use discussion, ..."
(877) 411-9559 
View
Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Co Occurring Disorders
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-CA
Verified
(408) 606-2416 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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New Skills and Choices
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"New Skills and Choices program is for parents in high conflict over the custody and visitation of their children Classes focus on co-parenting as a separated family, increased communication and reduction of conflict, improved responsiveness to their children's questions/concerns, and awareness ..."
(408) 659-8144 
View
Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Teen Domestic and Family Violence Intervention
Treatment Center, MA, LMFT
"PIT was awarded a contract with the San Jose Juvenile Probation Department to provide 26-week Teen Domestic and Family Violence Intervention groups. These are open groups and gender specific. Groups address some of the following topics: Accountability;Dynamics of power and ..."
(408) 774-1009 
View
Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Photo of EvoLibri Consulting, Counselor in Santa Clara, CA
Parenting Beyond 18, EvoClubs
Counselor, MA
"We offer a variety of groups and classes for parents and for teens and young adults. For more information, check www.evolibri.com/events for details. "
(408) 641-5880 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Adults Support Group
Counselor, MA
"We run a bi-monthly support group for adults ages 20 and up dealing with life-long challenges. We cover a variety of topics, and work on interpersonal skills "
(408) 641-5880 
View
Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Aspergers Tween, Teen, and Adult Social Groups
Counselor, MA
"Three monthly fun social groups for Tweens, Teens, and Young Adults on the Spectrum, run by paraprofessionals....gami ng, pizza, and more. "
(408) 641-5880 
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Group meets in:
Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Relationship as a Refuge from life - Online 10 wks
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"10 WEEK ZOOM COURSE - RELATIONSHIP AS A REFUGE - Creating healthy relationships! More info: Relationship as Refuge | Annettebarnett (couplesandfamilytherapy. biz) Two Minute YouTube Video - search for Relationship as a Refuge. 10 weeks - every Wednesday THREE FREE ..."
(831) 215-2474 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95117
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Growth Through Relationships (San Jose)
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Would you like to belong to a group where you can be yourself, try out new ways of relating to others, and grow with other people? By trying out new, more authentic ways of relating to people in the group, ..."
(408) 724-8241 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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.