Host: Lilyan W.j. Campbell, LMFT, BCBA, Individ, Couples, Enterta
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
"ABA WORKS is focused on providing interventions, using evidence based Applied Behavior Analysis, to children/adults/families, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and mental retardation. The group is located in West & East & North Los Angeles, and works in families' ..."
(424) 270-1773
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
"ABA WORKS is focused on providing interventions, using evidence based Applied Behavior Analysis, to children/adults/families, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and mental retardation. The group is located in West & East & North Los Angeles, and works in families' ..."
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Host: Melanie Handelsman, MA, AMFT, EMDR
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
"Group is wonderful platform for helping you: identify and let go of old behavioral patterns, practice new and healthy boundaries, learn to deal with conflict effectively, develop fulfilling relationships, find more purpose in your life, feel safe, and feel supported ..."
(424) 387-3830
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
"Group is wonderful platform for helping you: identify and let go of old behavioral patterns, practice new and healthy boundaries, learn to deal with conflict effectively, develop fulfilling relationships, find more purpose in your life, feel safe, and feel supported ..."
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Host: Lisa S. Powell, PhD, CGP, EMDRIA, Cert
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 341-6512
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Host: Melissa Garner-Lee, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
"Physical and emotional fatigue from over-scheduling and over-committing is an epidemic. Our neurological and nervous systems were not built for the overload they receive in modern life. We are in constant 'fight or flight' mode, cortisone rushing through the body ..."
(310) 229-5392
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
"Physical and emotional fatigue from over-scheduling and over-committing is an epidemic. Our neurological and nervous systems were not built for the overload they receive in modern life. We are in constant 'fight or flight' mode, cortisone rushing through the body ..."
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Host: Nazila Hatami, LMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
"In this group, we focus on becoming aware of our patterns and ways of relating to ourselves and others and explore more conscious, harmonious and fulfilling ways. This group involves movement, dance, sharing, spiritual processes and interactive exercises. It offers ..."
(424) 345-1906
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
"In this group, we focus on becoming aware of our patterns and ways of relating to ourselves and others and explore more conscious, harmonious and fulfilling ways. This group involves movement, dance, sharing, spiritual processes and interactive exercises. It offers ..."
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Host: Annie Armstrong, MA
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
"Have you ever wondered what your dreams say about you and your life experiences? Come join me for a day long workshop to learn basic tools and a theoretical orientation to better understand your dreams and develop a dream practice. ..."
(424) 903-2854
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
"Have you ever wondered what your dreams say about you and your life experiences? Come join me for a day long workshop to learn basic tools and a theoretical orientation to better understand your dreams and develop a dream practice. ..."
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Host: Angela M. Aiello, MA, MFT, PhD
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"The Daring Way (tm) is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families and others. It has been utilized in clinical educational, and professional settings. During ..."
(424) 294-8910
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"The Daring Way (tm) is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families and others. It has been utilized in clinical educational, and professional settings. During ..."
Host: Dawn Delgado, LMFT, CEDS-S, EMDR
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Waiting list for a small in person Recovery Support group in Santa Monica. Please email if interested. Group will be recovery oriented and facilitated by a certified eating disorder specialist, CEDS. "
(424) 347-1784
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Waiting list for a small in person Recovery Support group in Santa Monica. Please email if interested. Group will be recovery oriented and facilitated by a certified eating disorder specialist, CEDS. "
Host: Lisa Chester-Schyman, AMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Ongoing weekly group is designed to support you through times of grief, loss and transition. We will process feelings, discuss topics and participate in exercises. We will give you new approaches to support you in your healing. "
(424) 532-8592
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Ongoing weekly group is designed to support you through times of grief, loss and transition. We will process feelings, discuss topics and participate in exercises. We will give you new approaches to support you in your healing. "
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Host: Claire Hughes, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
"A weekly group (capping at 6-8 people) with alternating weeks of DBT skills and Process co-led by Level 3 Intensive Trained (Behavioral Tech) clinician and substance abuse/trauma specialist. "
(424) 581-0767
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
"A weekly group (capping at 6-8 people) with alternating weeks of DBT skills and Process co-led by Level 3 Intensive Trained (Behavioral Tech) clinician and substance abuse/trauma specialist. "
Host: Matianna Baldassari, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
"Group is currently on hiatus. EXERCISE and PRACTICAL TOOLS for: Stress Relief, Greater Resiliency, Improved Sleep, Greater Flexibility, Building Compassion, Boosting Mood, Quieting the Mind, Improving Posture, Increasing Energy, Promoting Circulation, and Strengthening the Nervous System. These sessions are a ..."
(424) 254-9611
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
"Group is currently on hiatus. EXERCISE and PRACTICAL TOOLS for: Stress Relief, Greater Resiliency, Improved Sleep, Greater Flexibility, Building Compassion, Boosting Mood, Quieting the Mind, Improving Posture, Increasing Energy, Promoting Circulation, and Strengthening the Nervous System. These sessions are a ..."
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Host: Sara Barthol, LCSW, CST
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 341-0586
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Host: Kathy Anne Conaty, MA
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
"Losing a pet, is losing a family member. The loss is intensified by the loss of unconditional love that many did not experience as a child. If you Pet was ill there is a sense of feeling lost since many ..."
(424) 570-3114
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
"Losing a pet, is losing a family member. The loss is intensified by the loss of unconditional love that many did not experience as a child. If you Pet was ill there is a sense of feeling lost since many ..."
Host: Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Mixed Adult Group focusing on anger and relationships *Weekend Workshops also available "
(424) 625-3867
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Mixed Adult Group focusing on anger and relationships *Weekend Workshops also available "
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Host: Rachel Boyer, MA, AMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
"This is a group for transwomen wishing to connect with other transwomen and process the many issues unique to our transition and integration process. The group, led by Rachel, a transwoman and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, will explore the ..."
(213) 400-1335
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
"This is a group for transwomen wishing to connect with other transwomen and process the many issues unique to our transition and integration process. The group, led by Rachel, a transwoman and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, will explore the ..."
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Host: Alison Meredith Greiner, LCSW
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"This is a 14 week evidenced based group developed by researchers at UCLA. Groups are for teens and their parents and run concurrently. The focus is to help teens make and keep friends. Topics include: conversational skills, how to deal ..."
(310) 683-4942
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
"This is a 14 week evidenced based group developed by researchers at UCLA. Groups are for teens and their parents and run concurrently. The focus is to help teens make and keep friends. Topics include: conversational skills, how to deal ..."
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Host: Mary Linda Williams, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
"4-member, open support group that explores the mental and emotional implications of the manner in which individuals think about finances and the ensuing ways in which they manage money. Group will begin to look at how to undo unhealthy practices ..."
(323) 918-5771
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
"4-member, open support group that explores the mental and emotional implications of the manner in which individuals think about finances and the ensuing ways in which they manage money. Group will begin to look at how to undo unhealthy practices ..."
Host: Tammy Nelson, PhD , CSCT
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
"Couples Coaching meets once a month for three hours. A minimum commitment of three consecutive months is required. One two hour session prior to Group Couples Coaching is required prior to admission. "
(424) 610-8235
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Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
"Couples Coaching meets once a month for three hours. A minimum commitment of three consecutive months is required. One two hour session prior to Group Couples Coaching is required prior to admission. "
Photo of Taylor L. McMonigle, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Host: Taylor L. McMonigle, MA, AMFT, APCC
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
"A supportive, collaborative, and useful group that: Gives you space to talk about your experience with an eating disorder · Allows for you to connect with others who also have an eating disorder · Provides helpful tools and resources for ..."
(424) 292-2294
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
"A supportive, collaborative, and useful group that: Gives you space to talk about your experience with an eating disorder · Allows for you to connect with others who also have an eating disorder · Provides helpful tools and resources for ..."
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Host: Diana Beck, AMFT, APCC
Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
"This 75 minute group aims to explore the impact of being adopted and relationships with others. Specifically, attachment style will be explored, perfectionism, and the ability to form relationships or create distance between self and others. "
(818) 918-3010
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
"This 75 minute group aims to explore the impact of being adopted and relationships with others. Specifically, attachment style will be explored, perfectionism, and the ability to form relationships or create distance between self and others. "

Santa Monica Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Santa Monica counseling groups, Santa Monica support groups, Santa Monica mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counselor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).

Before joining a Santa Monica support group, first see if the group's issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in Santa Monica to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Santa Monica group?
In a professionally operated support group in Santa Monica, members provide each other with various types of help for a particular shared issue. The help takes the form of relating personal experiences and listening to and accepting others' experiences. Santa Monica group members may also provide a sympathetic understanding and a social network.

Group therapists or group counselors lead or facilitate the group and provide group counseling in Santa Monica. They are sometimes specifically trained in group dynamics and the understanding of small group processes. So 'interpersonal learning', which can involve unfiltered feedback and confrontation between group members (and can be threatening) is safely moderated by the group therapist or group counselor in Santa Monica.

What's the difference between individual and group therapy?