Support Groups in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Dreaming Into Ourselves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, Jungian, Analyst
Verified
Verified
"Join this warm and relaxed small-group setting as we work with our dreams, the "living images" that reflect our loves, our conflicts, and the as-yet unknown possibilities that await us. Dreams tell us more about the person we are, while ..."
(818) 963-9460
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Anger Management Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, TFT, CAMS-IV
Verified
Verified
"This is a Co-Ed Anger Management Class for those interested in living a more calm life. This group is facilitated by Emma Jaegle, LMFT, on Monday evenings at 7 pm, and and Gayane Aramyan, AMFT, on Tuesdays at 7 pm. ..."
(818) 853-9469
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Couples Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"On-Going Couples Group Romantic Love is the single greatest energy system in the Western psyche. In our culture,...it is the arena in which men and women seek meaning, transcendence, wholeness and ecstasy." Robert A. Johnson, We (p. xi) The "Dance ..."
(818) 650-4376
Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Alyssa Marie Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Alyssa Marie Wellness is a group of clinicians who specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma and helping people connect with their inner child. Clinicians offer weekend and evening appointments and are able to provide super bills if you wish to ..."
(909) 219-9193
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Sherman Oaks Anger Management
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Self referred...court ordered....Sherman Oaks Anger Management taught by Certified Anger Management Facilitators. Private sessions and group opportunities for skill enhancement in self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, relationship management, assertive communication, stress management, empathy, emotional intelligence and anger management. Classes include pre- ..."
(818) 275-7343
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Postpartum Passages
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"transition group for women dealing with motherhood and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. "
(213) 260-4868
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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After the Break-Up Online Group (On Hiatus)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"CURRENTLY ON HIATUS: A weekly ONLINE group for those who have been wounded by loss of a relationship, last week, last month, or long ago but still hurting. Also for those on the verge, trying to decide to stay or ..."
(818) 946-0116
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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DBT Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSPH
Verified
Verified
"San Fernando Valley DBT Skills Groups meet every Saturday in Sherman Oaks. We cover life skills in four modules: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance. DBT can be highly effective treatment not only for those diagnosed with borderline ..."
(424) 570-3092
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Wellness in Illness (for Patients and Caregivers)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
(323) 761-2271
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Real Talk for New Moms
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"As a therapist and a mother of 3, I had no clue what was really coming for me when I had my first child! That's why I created this group! Do you want to know what it's really like to ..."
(818) 960-1331
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
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Social Skills Group for Children and Adolescents
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
Verified
"I offer two types of social skills program: (1) The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for Adolescents - This is a group for boys and girls, (2) Girls Group for Tweens. "
(747) 207-3321
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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Adult DBT Skills Group
Treatment Center, LCSW, MSPH
Verified
Verified
"We offer multiple weekly DBT Skills Groups that meet at a variety of different times throughout the week. These groups meet criteria for adherent DBT therapy. All participants need to be enrolled in individual weekly therapy (even if outside our ..."
(747) 204-3251
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Let's talk about Stress!
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"A group for young professional women with anxiety. During the 10 years I have worked with young professional women in LA, I have noticed some patterns. Ive noticed that hard work, being capable and kicking butt in the professional world ..."
(323) 736-4964
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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I Hate Weekends
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Due to their unstructured nature, weekends can be a difficult time for many people in recovery from depression, anxiety or substance abuse. The "I Hate Weekends" group is an ongoing weekly therapy group that meets on Sundays to provide the ..."
(310) 929-6686
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Gay Parent's Parenting Group NOV/2016
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Verified
"NEW GROUP FORMING Gay Parenting Group: NOV 2016 - 8 Families to Participate, 12 week: $25.00 Per Session: $200.00 NONREFUNDABLE Registration Fee that is applied to cost of sessions, $100.00 payment @ 7th Session, Closed Group- Once the group fills ..."
(818) 962-4212
Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Women's Postpartum Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Group will be focused on postpartum symptoms, relationship issues, common struggles after becoming a mom, and will provide a supportive place to express wants and needs, in a supportive safe environment. New moms, you are more than welcome to bring ..."
(747) 234-2619
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Millennial Women's Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Are you feeling the stress and anxiety of "adulting" in the time of COVID? Is your work or personal life not going the way you hoped it would especially during this difficult time? Are you feeling depression, anxiety or trauma ..."
(310) 846-8107
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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contact Trauma and Beyond for group information
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Groups at Trauma and Beyond (R) will be centered in supporting clients on their journey of healing. Therapists with specialized skills will provide a space for clients to learn about trauma, the nervous system, and the connection between mind, body, ..."
(818) 794-7209
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Anger Management
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CAMS-IV, TFT
Verified
Verified
"Anger Management 818 offers over 20 anger management classes weekly, and is located in 8 cities including Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Glendale, Pasadena, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Studio City, and Hollywood. Materials covered include Anger Management, Stress Management, Emotional Intelligence, Effective ..."
(818) 963-9353
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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8 - Week Anxiety Detox for Teen Girls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPS , PSW
Verified
Verified
"The 8-Week Anxiety Detox helps teen girls develop healthier perceptions of themselves and the world at large. They learn coping skills for dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress-reduction. We explore topics ranging from body image, avoiding the social comparison trap, ..."
(818) 593-0876
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Group meets in:
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Sherman Oaks 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 Sherman Oaks 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 Sherman Oaks 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 Sherman Oaks 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 Sherman Oaks 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.