Support Groups in Sonoma County, CA

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Psychedelic Integration Group
Come together with other psychonauts to integrate and explore big medicine experiences! Whether recent or from long ago, come share your journey experiences with like-minded others. Learn skills for safely traversing the inner world during psychedelic journeys. Please note, no ...
Hosted by Lani Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Come together with other psychonauts to integrate and explore big medicine experiences! Whether recent or from long ago, come share your journey experiences with like-minded others. Learn skills for safely traversing the inner world during psychedelic journeys. Please note, no ...
(707) 549-6562 View (707) 549-6562
Women's Support Group
This is a group limited to 5 people, with a general focus on supporting women in their relationships. It is also open to women who are currently trying to date new people.
Hosted by Diane DuBois
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sonoma, CA 95476
This is a group limited to 5 people, with a general focus on supporting women in their relationships. It is also open to women who are currently trying to date new people.
(415) 938-3862 View (415) 938-3862
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
Alchemical Art: In the Laboratory
An experiential, creative process to explore various topic such as the unconscious, dreams, dilemmas, and soulful life. This is not a therapy group, but a facilitated art process to support your inner work. Absolutely no art experience needed.
Hosted by Felicia Matto-Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
An experiential, creative process to explore various topic such as the unconscious, dreams, dilemmas, and soulful life. This is not a therapy group, but a facilitated art process to support your inner work. Absolutely no art experience needed.
(707) 635-5954 View (707) 635-5954
Betrayed Partners of Sex Addicts
These groups help to educate and support partners through the process of learning and healing from betrayal trauma. These groups are safe places to share without judgement or advice. These groups are facilitated by licensed therapists who specialize in sex ...
Hosted by Jeanne Vattuone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT-S, CCPC-S, CPTT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95404
These groups help to educate and support partners through the process of learning and healing from betrayal trauma. These groups are safe places to share without judgement or advice. These groups are facilitated by licensed therapists who specialize in sex ...
(707) 200-2332 View (707) 200-2332
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 Codependency Group
The focus of the group will be to identify and improve the impact of internalized messages and behaviors that resulted from family dysfunction, unmet needs and/or trauma.
Hosted by Jeanne Ann Ruth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95404
The focus of the group will be to identify and improve the impact of internalized messages and behaviors that resulted from family dysfunction, unmet needs and/or trauma.
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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
Stress Resilience Group (via Telehealth)
Stress resilience for people in this time of high anxiety and depression about COVID19. Intensive 4 weeks support group offered on Wednesdays, 12:30 pm till 2:00 pm. Cost is $150.00. This 28 day program includes effective approaches to increase your ...
Hosted by Nancy Mena-Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94954
Stress resilience for people in this time of high anxiety and depression about COVID19. Intensive 4 weeks support group offered on Wednesdays, 12:30 pm till 2:00 pm. Cost is $150.00. This 28 day program includes effective approaches to increase your ...
(510) 488-6790 View (510) 488-6790
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
Psychedelic Integration & Support Group
A safe space to integrate and process experiences and insights garnered by Non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC), such as those created by psychedelics, ketamine, breathwork, and other cultural or spiritual practices. Contact Jennifer to find out more about this group. ...
Hosted by Jennifer Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
A safe space to integrate and process experiences and insights garnered by Non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC), such as those created by psychedelics, ketamine, breathwork, and other cultural or spiritual practices. Contact Jennifer to find out more about this group. ...
(707) 800-3131 View (707) 800-3131
Support Group for Frontline Workers
As a hospice nurse, I understand the exhaustion, burnout, mental strain, and fatigue that healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic are experiencing. This group is a place to connect and get support from people who understand your experience ...
Hosted by Shelly Lev-Er
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
As a hospice nurse, I understand the exhaustion, burnout, mental strain, and fatigue that healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic are experiencing. This group is a place to connect and get support from people who understand your experience ...
(707) 664-7961 View (707) 664-7961
Addiction and dual diagnosis adult support group
A support group for individuals struggling with addiction issues as well as with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. the group will take place when filled, in a physical location in Petaluma, CA or online, based on demand.
Hosted by Alina Tsvet King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94954
A support group for individuals struggling with addiction issues as well as with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. the group will take place when filled, in a physical location in Petaluma, CA or online, based on demand.
(707) 896-8638 View (707) 896-8638
Kids off Chemicals; Adolescent Drug Treatment
NEXT STEP: KIDS OFF CHEMICALS is an intensive outpatient program for substance abusing teens and their parents. It is 8 to 16 weeks in length; ages 14 to 18. Individual therapy, family therapy, adolescent recovery groups and drug testing. The ...
Hosted by Mark Falls
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95409
NEXT STEP: KIDS OFF CHEMICALS is an intensive outpatient program for substance abusing teens and their parents. It is 8 to 16 weeks in length; ages 14 to 18. Individual therapy, family therapy, adolescent recovery groups and drug testing. The ...
(707) 639-1490 View (707) 639-1490
How to Set Boundaries With A Narcissist
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 ...
Hosted by Ronald Bauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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 (707) 595-9717
Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Skills Training
*Groups are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic* Do your moods feel out of control? Do you often feel rejected? Do you have thoughts of hurting yourself? You may benefit from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)! DBT can help ...
Hosted by Lisa Rohe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95404
*Groups are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic* Do your moods feel out of control? Do you often feel rejected? Do you have thoughts of hurting yourself? You may benefit from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)! DBT can help ...
(707) 881-7935 View (707) 881-7935
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
Mom Circle
Six FREE session groups for expectant mamas. In a supportive community environment you will be provided tools to: manage pregnancy, life transitions, communication, and successful self advocacy. The group will be facilitated by two licensed MFT's. Please email carlareecemft@gmail or ...
Hosted by Carla Reece
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Petaluma, CA 94952
Six FREE session groups for expectant mamas. In a supportive community environment you will be provided tools to: manage pregnancy, life transitions, communication, and successful self advocacy. The group will be facilitated by two licensed MFT's. Please email carlareecemft@gmail or ...
(707) 289-5673 View (707) 289-5673
Divorce Support Group Online
Ongoing biweekly groups provide emotional support and information at all stages of divorce or separation. Topics include self-esteem, empowerment, and recovery from difficult feelings/situations (The groups are for women only but I have resources for men). Currently, meetings take place ...
Hosted by Susan Pease Gadoua
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Penngrove, CA 94951
Ongoing biweekly groups provide emotional support and information at all stages of divorce or separation. Topics include self-esteem, empowerment, and recovery from difficult feelings/situations (The groups are for women only but I have resources for men). Currently, meetings take place ...
(415) 335-7752 View (415) 335-7752
Retirement Pre and Post
Are you approaching retirement or reinventing yourself in your later years? Join us for exploration into these popular topics and develop your personal plan for the coming years.
Hosted by Marsha W Jacobs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Are you approaching retirement or reinventing yourself in your later years? Join us for exploration into these popular topics and develop your personal plan for the coming years.
(707) 289-6023 View (707) 289-6023

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Sonoma County?

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.