Depression Support Groups in Santa Rosa, CA

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How to Set Boundaries With A Narcissist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"In our complex world, learning to set boundaries is more important than ever before! I have developed this group to help individuals learn how to deal with the narcissist or boundary violator in their lives. We will work together in ..."
(707) 595-9717
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Group meets in:
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
$175 (individual)$175 (couples)
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New Mom's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"A postpartum group for Moms with babies up to 1.5 years. This group is designed to connect you to other moms, build community and support and make some new friends. I create a safe place to talk about the trials ..."
(707) 238-5224
Group meets in:
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
$160 per session
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Divorce Care
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"This is a 13 week video series and support group offered at Spring Hills Church on Wednesday evenings. There are normally 8-12 attendees and they are either going through a divorce, are separated or contemplating divorce. This support group is ..."
(707) 549-6053
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Group meets in:
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
$110 per session

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Photo of Ronald Bauer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
How to Set Boundaries With A Narcissist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"In our complex world, learning to set boundaries is more important than ever before! I have developed this group to help individuals learn how to deal with the narcissist or boundary violator in their lives. We will work together in ..."
(707) 595-9717
View
Group meets in:
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
$175 (individual)$175 (couples)
Photo of Lily M. Rossman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
New Mom's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"A postpartum group for Moms with babies up to 1.5 years. This group is designed to connect you to other moms, build community and support and make some new friends. I create a safe place to talk about the trials ..."
(707) 238-5224
Group meets in:
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
$160 per session
Photo of Rebecca Lane Worsley, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
Divorce Care
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
"This is a 13 week video series and support group offered at Spring Hills Church on Wednesday evenings. There are normally 8-12 attendees and they are either going through a divorce, are separated or contemplating divorce. This support group is ..."
(707) 549-6053
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Group meets in:
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
$110 per session
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Key Insights Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
"Key Insights Counseling is a diverse and friendly private practice serving a wide range of people and families. "
(925) 406-3583
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Group meets in:
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
$100 (individual)$140 (couples)

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.


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