Support Groups in Sierra Madre, CA

For those that suffer from chronic and debilitating depression and/or anxiety, this is a small group that offers a safe place to share the unique burdens that result from symptoms of isolation, hopelessness and guilt. It is also an opportunity ...
Hosted by Mari Ann Fortuna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
For those that suffer from chronic and debilitating depression and/or anxiety, this is a small group that offers a safe place to share the unique burdens that result from symptoms of isolation, hopelessness and guilt. It is also an opportunity ...
(323) 745-2381 View (323) 745-2381
Women's Ways of Wisdom is an intentional visioning space of co-healing where women committed to living courageously can gather to learn from their feminine power. Using our inner feminine wisdom and traditional women's teachings, we will transform our personal consciousness ...
Hosted by Susan Merletti
Counselor, LPCC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Women's Ways of Wisdom is an intentional visioning space of co-healing where women committed to living courageously can gather to learn from their feminine power. Using our inner feminine wisdom and traditional women's teachings, we will transform our personal consciousness ...
(626) 658-3105 View (626) 658-3105
I am looking for people interested in being part of a group that explores our relationships to each other. I want to focus on improving communication and expression of one's emotions and needs. I also want to focus on development ...
Hosted by Lydia Bangtson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
I am looking for people interested in being part of a group that explores our relationships to each other. I want to focus on improving communication and expression of one's emotions and needs. I also want to focus on development ...
(818) 643-3940 View (818) 643-3940
We offer DBT Skills Group for adults currently participating in therapy outside of our office, particularly for those not in comprehensive DBT. Research indicates that the DBT skills alone can assist a client in moving towards more effective behavior and ...
Hosted by Choices Counseling & Skills Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
We offer DBT Skills Group for adults currently participating in therapy outside of our office, particularly for those not in comprehensive DBT. Research indicates that the DBT skills alone can assist a client in moving towards more effective behavior and ...
(626) 935-9973 View (626) 935-9973
Organizing, sequencing, multi-tasking, sustaining attention, long-range planning, inhibiting impulsive responses, self-checking, initiating tasks without procrastinating. These are the Executive Skills, essential to overcoming the limitations of ADHD. This interactive group affords adolescents the opportunity to learn and practice the Executive ...
Hosted by Joseph B Dilley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Organizing, sequencing, multi-tasking, sustaining attention, long-range planning, inhibiting impulsive responses, self-checking, initiating tasks without procrastinating. These are the Executive Skills, essential to overcoming the limitations of ADHD. This interactive group affords adolescents the opportunity to learn and practice the Executive ...
(626) 539-2001 View (626) 539-2001
This is a weekend Oct 28 and 29, 2017 workshop for Asian American couples or Mixed Race with Asian partner couple.
Hosted by Elizabeth Shon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
This is a weekend Oct 28 and 29, 2017 workshop for Asian American couples or Mixed Race with Asian partner couple.
(626) 671-4930 View (626) 671-4930
If you want to break free from a narcissistic relationship (or have recently left), part one of this group will help end emotional/hidden abuse at the hands of narcissistic partners and family members and begin recovery. Part two of this ...
Hosted by Paula Timon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
If you want to break free from a narcissistic relationship (or have recently left), part one of this group will help end emotional/hidden abuse at the hands of narcissistic partners and family members and begin recovery. Part two of this ...
(626) 507-5013 View (626) 507-5013
Addressing all addictions and family dynamics due to addictions
Hosted by Randy Bailey Marriage And Family Therapy Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Addressing all addictions and family dynamics due to addictions
(818) 797-9629 View (818) 797-9629
I co-lead a group therapy weekly session focused on helping people explore, heal and grow in overcoming difficulties in relating to others. This group is a place for people who struggle making friends, feeling misunderstood by those in their lives, ...
Hosted by Joe Hovemeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
I co-lead a group therapy weekly session focused on helping people explore, heal and grow in overcoming difficulties in relating to others. This group is a place for people who struggle making friends, feeling misunderstood by those in their lives, ...
(626) 610-4330 View (626) 610-4330
Balancing the pressures of school and home with having fun and maintaining friendships is really tough. But some kids seem able to make it happen. This group helps members make it happen for them, too. From completing assignments to confronting ...
Hosted by Joseph B Dilley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Balancing the pressures of school and home with having fun and maintaining friendships is really tough. But some kids seem able to make it happen. This group helps members make it happen for them, too. From completing assignments to confronting ...
(626) 539-2001 View (626) 539-2001
SoulCollage® is a process through which you awaken your intuition by creating a personal deck of incredible, beautiful cards. Some people describe it as "spiritual scrap-booking". By connecting with your subconscious, these cards reveal deep personal meanings and will guide ...
Hosted by Susan Merletti
Counselor, LPCC, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
SoulCollage® is a process through which you awaken your intuition by creating a personal deck of incredible, beautiful cards. Some people describe it as "spiritual scrap-booking". By connecting with your subconscious, these cards reveal deep personal meanings and will guide ...
(626) 658-3105 View (626) 658-3105
This is a weekly group for parents of infants and young children to discuss such topics as attachment issues, developmental questions, relationship issues, early parenthood stress, and early birth experiences/trauma.
Hosted by Mari Ann Fortuna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
This is a weekly group for parents of infants and young children to discuss such topics as attachment issues, developmental questions, relationship issues, early parenthood stress, and early birth experiences/trauma.
(323) 745-2381 View (323) 745-2381
What classes should I take to get into the career I really want? Should I live at home to save money? In essence: Where am I going and who's going with me? These are the kinds of questions we are ...
Hosted by Joseph B Dilley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
What classes should I take to get into the career I really want? Should I live at home to save money? In essence: Where am I going and who's going with me? These are the kinds of questions we are ...
(626) 539-2001 View (626) 539-2001
Designed for people who struggle with managing life's challenges and want to take control of the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that make their lives or relationships more difficult or intolerable. The DBT Skills groups offer individuals tools to decrease the ...
Hosted by Choices Counseling & Skills Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Designed for people who struggle with managing life's challenges and want to take control of the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that make their lives or relationships more difficult or intolerable. The DBT Skills groups offer individuals tools to decrease the ...
(626) 935-9973 View (626) 935-9973

More Groups Nearby

This is a weekly online Gestalt process therapy group that supports individuals healing from head injury (including concussions) who identify as high performers before their injury, and are now experiencing overwhelm and challenges in one or more areas of life. ...
Hosted by Aliss C. C. Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arcadia, CA 91007
This is a weekly online Gestalt process therapy group that supports individuals healing from head injury (including concussions) who identify as high performers before their injury, and are now experiencing overwhelm and challenges in one or more areas of life. ...
(415) 562-0685 View (415) 562-0685
A compassionate, neurodiversity-affirming space for Adults with ADHD to share their experiences, receive support, and learn skills. Connect with and support other adults with ADHD. Build motivation and learn the tools needed to meet goals. Empower each other to appreciate ...
Hosted by Anthony Gabriel Le
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arcadia, CA 91006
A compassionate, neurodiversity-affirming space for Adults with ADHD to share their experiences, receive support, and learn skills. Connect with and support other adults with ADHD. Build motivation and learn the tools needed to meet goals. Empower each other to appreciate ...
(626) 600-3591 View (626) 600-3591
Feeling good in your body and freeing yourself from body shame is attainable for you! Group members will examine ways that they inherited body image stories and messages from family, unpack them, and rewrite those narratives.
Hosted by Chao Zhao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arcadia, CA 91006
Feeling good in your body and freeing yourself from body shame is attainable for you! Group members will examine ways that they inherited body image stories and messages from family, unpack them, and rewrite those narratives.
(626) 605-3615 View (626) 605-3615
Struggling in your career, personal life, or relationships? Join our transformative group for women tackling obstacles, workplace dynamics, and confidence-building. You may feel overlooked and unsupported. Pursue your dream job, improve relationships, and manage anxiety with tools and a supportive ...
Hosted by Stacey Inal Women's Coaching And Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Monrovia, CA 91016
Struggling in your career, personal life, or relationships? Join our transformative group for women tackling obstacles, workplace dynamics, and confidence-building. You may feel overlooked and unsupported. Pursue your dream job, improve relationships, and manage anxiety with tools and a supportive ...
(626) 986-0072 View (626) 986-0072
Are you seeking support in your journey to build your family? Do you feel misunderstood by those around you? Are you interested in connecting with other women facing infertility? Infertility can be draining physically and emotionally, leading to feelings of ...
Hosted by Stacey Inal Women's Coaching And Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Monrovia, CA 91016
Are you seeking support in your journey to build your family? Do you feel misunderstood by those around you? Are you interested in connecting with other women facing infertility? Infertility can be draining physically and emotionally, leading to feelings of ...
(626) 986-0072 View (626) 986-0072
A community healing space for Asian Americans to share their experiences, reflect and restore power. Gain support from like-minded Asian Americans, learn how to identify and overcome trauma responses, cultivate voice through sharing, learn assertive communication skills, and apply lessons ...
Hosted by Anthony Gabriel Le
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arcadia, CA 91006
A community healing space for Asian Americans to share their experiences, reflect and restore power. Gain support from like-minded Asian Americans, learn how to identify and overcome trauma responses, cultivate voice through sharing, learn assertive communication skills, and apply lessons ...
(626) 600-3591 View (626) 600-3591

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Sierra Madre?

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.