Support Groups in Sebastopol, CA

Enneagram Study-Work Group using Inquiry Practice
The Enneagram is an ancient system of soul development has a profoundly transformative potential for every human being. It describes personality styles, including styles of interaction, defenses, self delusions & lies we tell ourselves, patterns of stress, & twists in ...
Hosted by Harriet Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
The Enneagram is an ancient system of soul development has a profoundly transformative potential for every human being. It describes personality styles, including styles of interaction, defenses, self delusions & lies we tell ourselves, patterns of stress, & twists in ...
(707) 766-0756 View (707) 766-0756
Women's Monthly Moon Gatherings
This group is a place to connect deeply with yourself and community. We meet monthly on Sundays at or near the full moon to gather and ground through ritual, yoga, expressive art-making, seasonal food-based nourishment, time in nature, movement, drum ...
Hosted by Micheline Worth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RYT200
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
This group is a place to connect deeply with yourself and community. We meet monthly on Sundays at or near the full moon to gather and ground through ritual, yoga, expressive art-making, seasonal food-based nourishment, time in nature, movement, drum ...
(707) 879-4160 View (707) 879-4160
Free peer to peer support for Providers
The Listening Room is a FREE ON LINE peer-to-peer support group for medical and mental health providers . The typical stress of working in health care is increasing, contributing to exhaustion, job dissatisfaction, a sense of disconnection and sometimes compassion ...
Hosted by Edmee Danan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
The Listening Room is a FREE ON LINE peer-to-peer support group for medical and mental health providers . The typical stress of working in health care is increasing, contributing to exhaustion, job dissatisfaction, a sense of disconnection and sometimes compassion ...
(707) 709-1084 View (707) 709-1084
MotherRoots Support Group
MotherRoots provides a space for mamas to gather together in a deep and intentional way. Here we are able to release emotionally, reclaim parts of our individual identities, restore connection with our earth kin, and replenish ourselves with wild nourishment. ...
Hosted by Mary Jane Covell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
MotherRoots provides a space for mamas to gather together in a deep and intentional way. Here we are able to release emotionally, reclaim parts of our individual identities, restore connection with our earth kin, and replenish ourselves with wild nourishment. ...
(518) 255-7539 View (518) 255-7539
Women's Journaling and Support Group
This will be a guided women's support group, fostering connection with each other and yourself. There will be time and space to share from your heart as well as use short journaling exercises that evoke memories, creativity and the unconscious. ...
Hosted by Maya Dincin
MA, CMT, CWT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
This will be a guided women's support group, fostering connection with each other and yourself. There will be time and space to share from your heart as well as use short journaling exercises that evoke memories, creativity and the unconscious. ...
(707) 289-7016 View (707) 289-7016
Somatic Consultation for Therapists
In person and online, trauma-informed, justice-committed somatic consultation geared to track client & self autonomic nervous system(ANS)/physiology shifts, foster mindful curiosity, avoid conversation/content that stagnates process, create movement/gesture/embodime nt/touch experiments, integrate trauma lens and somatics. We practice skills so they're ...
Hosted by Wowlvenn Seward-Katzmiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
In person and online, trauma-informed, justice-committed somatic consultation geared to track client & self autonomic nervous system(ANS)/physiology shifts, foster mindful curiosity, avoid conversation/content that stagnates process, create movement/gesture/embodime nt/touch experiments, integrate trauma lens and somatics. We practice skills so they're ...
(707) 209-7107 View (707) 209-7107
Women's Art Therapy for Stress Relief
A six week trauma-informed journey using mindfulness, somatic practices and expressive arts to tap into the body's deeper intuition. Participants will leave with tools and resources for managing stress and anxiety. No artistic experience is necessary, only an openness and ...
Hosted by Karena Slade Weil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
A six week trauma-informed journey using mindfulness, somatic practices and expressive arts to tap into the body's deeper intuition. Participants will leave with tools and resources for managing stress and anxiety. No artistic experience is necessary, only an openness and ...
(707) 285-9095 View (707) 285-9095
Resourced + Resilient | Somatic tools for trauma
ONLINE group. With polyvagal theory, mindfulness, CBT, and yoga principles, join this supportive body-based journey towards more peace and wholeness. We begin with exercises, describe and get support around our experiences, round out the group with more practices and tools, ...
Hosted by Karen E. Prosen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
ONLINE group. With polyvagal theory, mindfulness, CBT, and yoga principles, join this supportive body-based journey towards more peace and wholeness. We begin with exercises, describe and get support around our experiences, round out the group with more practices and tools, ...
(707) 606-0216 View (707) 606-0216
Sebastopol Fathers' Group
Develop parenting approaches that strengthen your relationship with your child. Learn how to best nurture your child's healthy development. Gain clarity about the basis for disciplinary decisions and actions. Develop strategies for more effective co-parenting. Be part of a supportive ...
Hosted by Doug Silberstein Marriage And Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
Develop parenting approaches that strengthen your relationship with your child. Learn how to best nurture your child's healthy development. Gain clarity about the basis for disciplinary decisions and actions. Develop strategies for more effective co-parenting. Be part of a supportive ...
(415) 697-0532 View (415) 697-0532
Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples
At these two day workshops, you will learn about Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, a well researched and scientifically validated approach to improving your relationship. The Hold Me Tight Workshop will guide you and your intimate partner through private conversations that ...
Hosted by Sarah E Jolley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
At these two day workshops, you will learn about Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, a well researched and scientifically validated approach to improving your relationship. The Hold Me Tight Workshop will guide you and your intimate partner through private conversations that ...
(707) 340-3914 View (707) 340-3914
Single Parent Community - CominG SooN
Are you sweeping your emotional care under the proverbial rug for all the demands on your life? And do you want to share the unique stressors of your life with others on a similar path? If yes, I want to ...
Hosted by Rebecca S Haralabatos
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CIYT, CYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
Are you sweeping your emotional care under the proverbial rug for all the demands on your life? And do you want to share the unique stressors of your life with others on a similar path? If yes, I want to ...
(628) 219-0233 View (628) 219-0233
Expressive Arts for Caregivers
Are you caring for a loved one with a terminal illness? If so, then you know that more often than often your needs are sublimated by the demands of caregiving. This group offers you an opportunity to process the experience ...
Hosted by Debra Melmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
Are you caring for a loved one with a terminal illness? If so, then you know that more often than often your needs are sublimated by the demands of caregiving. This group offers you an opportunity to process the experience ...
(650) 727-9974 View (650) 727-9974
Meditation group, Zen/Vipassana
I am transmitted to teach in the Zen tradition but I have studied and also teach Vipassana mindfulness meditation. The group is relaxed and informal. Thirty minutes of meditation, ten minutes of walking meditation then a lecture and discussion on ...
Hosted by Bruce Fortin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
I am transmitted to teach in the Zen tradition but I have studied and also teach Vipassana mindfulness meditation. The group is relaxed and informal. Thirty minutes of meditation, ten minutes of walking meditation then a lecture and discussion on ...
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LEAD: A Therapeutic Group for Youth
LEAD empowers youth to discover an increased sense of calm, connection, and confidence within themselves and in their relationships. This interactive and collaborative group focuses on building your child’s resilience through a creative, holistic, and innovative approach. LEAD provides the ...
Hosted by Shanti Hill-Gauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
LEAD empowers youth to discover an increased sense of calm, connection, and confidence within themselves and in their relationships. This interactive and collaborative group focuses on building your child’s resilience through a creative, holistic, and innovative approach. LEAD provides the ...
(707) 466-0325 View (707) 466-0325
Women's Group-Must register in advance
This group is designed to assist women in addressing the unique issues that are relevant to women. Topics often include: Achieving balance between self and others, managing family/career; self-esteem, stress-management, intimacy, body image. Whether you're coping with a health issue ...
Hosted by Ilene English
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
This group is designed to assist women in addressing the unique issues that are relevant to women. Topics often include: Achieving balance between self and others, managing family/career; self-esteem, stress-management, intimacy, body image. Whether you're coping with a health issue ...
(707) 402-9459 View (707) 402-9459
Online dating and your well-being support (women)
Group starting for women who would like support as they navigate the emotional roller-coaster of online dating. Online dating can take it's toll on your self esteem, hope and well being. It is impersonal and often demoralizing yet, it is ...
Hosted by M J Barrett
MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
Group starting for women who would like support as they navigate the emotional roller-coaster of online dating. Online dating can take it's toll on your self esteem, hope and well being. It is impersonal and often demoralizing yet, it is ...
(628) 265-3400 View (628) 265-3400
Mothering Arts Postpartum Support Group
Parents with babies in their first year are warmly welcomed to join! Here you will: meet local caregivers offering resources and practical tools focused on aiding your postpartum journey, receive emotional support within a sharing circle of sisterhood, learn songs ...
Hosted by Mary Jane Covell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
Parents with babies in their first year are warmly welcomed to join! Here you will: meet local caregivers offering resources and practical tools focused on aiding your postpartum journey, receive emotional support within a sharing circle of sisterhood, learn songs ...
(518) 255-7539 View (518) 255-7539
Therapy with Tea
A meditation and mindfulness group that utilizes Cha Dao, 'The Way of Tea’, as a vehicle for experiencing stillness and connection with self and others. Come to deepen self-awareness, learn valuable coping skills, cultivate a sense of inner peace, and ...
Hosted by Karen E. Prosen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
A meditation and mindfulness group that utilizes Cha Dao, 'The Way of Tea’, as a vehicle for experiencing stillness and connection with self and others. Come to deepen self-awareness, learn valuable coping skills, cultivate a sense of inner peace, and ...
(707) 606-0216 View (707) 606-0216
Women's group now open for members
We will be meeting on Zoom. Please reach out if you are looking to be part of a supportive community of women.
Hosted by Ilene English
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
We will be meeting on Zoom. Please reach out if you are looking to be part of a supportive community of women.
(707) 402-9459 View (707) 402-9459
Teen Stress Reduction
This is a psycho-education group for teens aged 14-18 years of age. We experience the use of mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral techniques to address the unique challenges that teens face as they grow into and adapt to changes in ...
Hosted by Debra Melmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sebastopol, CA 95472
This is a psycho-education group for teens aged 14-18 years of age. We experience the use of mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral techniques to address the unique challenges that teens face as they grow into and adapt to changes in ...
(650) 727-9974 View (650) 727-9974

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Sebastopol?

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.