Support Groups in Santa Clara County, CA

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Photo of Natasha Kazmi, Trust Mental Health, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Clara County, CA
Skills workshop for College Students
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"How to balance life and manage stress and anxiety in College. If students arrive in college already overwhelmed and lower reserves of emotional health, faculty, deans and administrators should expect to see more consequences of stress, poor judgement around time ..."
(408) 583-5692 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
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Gold Crown
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
"Gold Crown is our in-person DBT skills/Process group therapy for high school girls experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low motivation, and/or social isolation. Each group is a 12 weeks long and the teens learn valuable life and social skills to ..."
(408) 668-2601 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
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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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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95128
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Interpersonal Therapy Process Group
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD
Verified
"In a process group, members interact freely as they offer one another empathy, support, and (sometimes) advice. Members learn to skillfully share the impact they have on one another as a means of building relationships and becoming more aware of ..."
(408) 418-2879 
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Group meets in:
Campbell, CA 95008
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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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abbey psychological services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"You may explore our services in great detail at this comprehensive site -- "
(831) 275-8260 
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Group meets in:
Saratoga, CA 95070
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Clinical Supervision Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
(940) 204-5488 
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Group meets in:
Gilroy, CA 95020
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Parenting and Co-parenting Classes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Classes are fun and interactive. Taught in a supportive non-jugemental environment. Co-parenting classes are designed to assist you, or you and your former partner in dealing with the complicated and sometimes painful issues unique to partners parenting the same children ..."
(408) 560-4758 
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Group meets in:
Campbell, CA 95008
Photo of Angèlica Hendrix, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Santa Clara County, CA
Virtual Group for Women who love a First Responder
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
"This group will provide a supportive place for women who are in relationships with first responders, military personnel and police officers to learn and share their experiences. This group is led by Angélica Hendrix who has worked at First Responders ..."
(408) 418-2247 
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Group meets in:
Gilroy, CA 95020
Waitlist for new clients
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Foresight Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/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 ..."
(661) 215-8751 
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Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95113
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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 ..."
(650) 249-2987 
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Group meets in:
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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South Bay Process Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Join a cohort for long term growth! If you have been struggling with isolation, life transitions or stress, you might be looking for an environment that fosters community, support and belonging. Group therapy is a space where individuals can take ..."
(833) 660-0804 
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Group meets in:
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Shani Robins, Psychologist in Santa Clara County, CA
Social Anxiety & Shyness Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"A supportive therapy group incorporating treatment techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Wisdom Therapy. Anxiety affects tens of millions of people in the U.S. and can lead to increased stress, health problems, job conflicts, relationship issues, and avoidance and ..."
(650) 830-5041 
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Group meets in:
Palo Alto, CA 94309
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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 ..."
(650) 629-2379 
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Group meets in:
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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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
Photo of Ann Hawkins, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Clara County, CA
The Journal Workshop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Weekly groups with a focus on creative self-exploration through personal writing. "
(650) 641-0040 
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Group meets in:
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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CalPsychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"CalPsychiatry is a group of informed, empathetic and team-oriented psychiatrists. We have specialties in treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (including OCD), ADHD, addiction and women's mental health. We offer appointments to fit your schedule, including weekends ..."
(650) 449-4677 
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Group meets in:
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Adult Children of Alcoholics
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"A safe place to talk about what happened to you as a result of living in an alcoholic home. We explore strategies that promote wholeness, well being and healing. Individual sessions are also available "
(650) 273-9813 
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Group meets in:
Mountain View, CA 94040
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LEO Spouse/Partner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Support group for partners of Law Enforcement Officers. "
(408) 752-5009 
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Group meets in:
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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Social Skills Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA, MA
Verified
"One big area of need for school aged children and adolescents is to understand and be able to engage in the social community around them. Whether that be making friends or interacting with adults these skills are foundational. I seek ..."
(408) 478-9665 
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Group meets in:
Morgan Hill, CA 95037


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