Support Groups in South San Francisco, CA

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BIPOC Psychotherapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , MFT
Verified
"Psychotherapy group for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Co-create a safe space to process your experiences. Learn how to be bold and vulnerable. Confront the rough edges of relationship and make deep contact with others. Name and resolve conflict. "
(650) 275-6139 
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Group meets in:
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Exploring Cultural Identity
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"More than ever, our world, our communities, our own lives are a combination of very different -- and sometimes conflicting -- cultures, values, and viewpoints. This group is meant to be a safe place for people to come and explore ..."
(805) 360-3235 
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Group meets in:
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Parenting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"FORMING ONCE MIN. OF 8 CLIENT INTEREST PsychoEducationa l Class for parents of developmentally disabled adults. Issues of: Taking care of yourself Stress Releasing Independence vs. dependence-Letting go Guilt Worry/anxiety Fo rgiveness "
(650) 918-5942 
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Group meets in:
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Superano Perdidas Emocionales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Una de las emociones menos reconocidas y peor manejadas en nuestra sociedad es el Duelo; La reacción normal y natural ante la pérdida. Ya que tu pérdida sea: *La muerte de un ser querido *Divorcio, *Retiro * Pérdida por dependencia ..."
(650) 458-0189 
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Group meets in:
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Photo of Jane Jolindon Alfonso, Marriage & Family Therapist in South San Francisco, CA
BIPOC Psychotherapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , MFT
Verified
"Psychotherapy group for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Co-create a safe space to process your experiences. Learn how to be bold and vulnerable. Confront the rough edges of relationship and make deep contact with others. Name and resolve conflict. "
(650) 275-6139 
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Group meets in:
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Photo of Holly M Stangle, Marriage & Family Therapist in South San Francisco, CA
Exploring Cultural Identity
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"More than ever, our world, our communities, our own lives are a combination of very different -- and sometimes conflicting -- cultures, values, and viewpoints. This group is meant to be a safe place for people to come and explore ..."
(805) 360-3235 
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Group meets in:
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Photo of Omal Bani Saberi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South San Francisco, CA
Parenting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"FORMING ONCE MIN. OF 8 CLIENT INTEREST PsychoEducationa l Class for parents of developmentally disabled adults. Issues of: Taking care of yourself Stress Releasing Independence vs. dependence-Letting go Guilt Worry/anxiety Fo rgiveness "
(650) 918-5942 
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Group meets in:
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Photo of Diana Gómez Ibarra, Marriage & Family Therapist in South San Francisco, CA
Superano Perdidas Emocionales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
"Una de las emociones menos reconocidas y peor manejadas en nuestra sociedad es el Duelo; La reacción normal y natural ante la pérdida. Ya que tu pérdida sea: *La muerte de un ser querido *Divorcio, *Retiro * Pérdida por dependencia ..."
(650) 458-0189 
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Group meets in:
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Infertility Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"This group offers an opportunity to connect with others undergoing fertility treatments while working through the emotions that accompany infertility. This group can help patients learn coping strategies, solve problems, and manage stress while receiving support from fellow group members. ..."
(650) 332-6164 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Social Skills Group for Elementary School Students
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"For elementary school students (ages 6 to 11, 1st to 5th grade) who have difficulty with making or keeping friends, reading social cues, perspective-taking/empath y, communication and conversation skills, active listening/attending to others, emotion regulation, impulse control, problem solving, and/or ..."
(650) 762-6917 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Social Skills Group for Middle School Students
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"For middle school or junior high school students (ages 11 to 14, 6th to 8th grade) who have difficulty with making or keeping friends, reading social cues, perspective-taking/empath y, communication and conversation skills, active listening/attending to others, emotion regulation, impulse ..."
(650) 762-6917 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94401
Foresight Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
"Foresight is a mental health and wellness clinic providing patients with a wide range of treatment and services related to improving mental health and lifestyle. We are a team of psychiatrists, therapists, software engineers, bioengineers, and researchers with a mission ..."
(888) 588-8995 
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Group meets in:
Daly City, CA 94015
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In-Fertile Connections
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"No one should face infertility alone. If you are thinking of or going through IVF, adoption, donation, or surrogacy, this group is for you. This group provides support and education on how to deal with stress, avoid isolation, communicate with ..."
(650) 419-4299 
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Group meets in:
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Social Skills Group for High School Students
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"For high school students (ages 14 to 18, 9th to 12th grade) who have difficulty with making or keeping friends, reading social cues, perspective-taking/empath y, communication and conversation skills, active listening/attending to others, emotion regulation, impulse control, problem solving, and/or ..."
(650) 762-6917 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Mind Over Mood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Mind Over Mood is an eight week CBT group to help you change how you feel by changing the way you think. This group uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or to just cope better ..."
(650) 484-5627 
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Group meets in:
San Bruno, CA 94066
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Women Survivors of Sexual Assault
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This is a small (up to 10 participants), confidential virtual (zoom) group specifically tailored to support and empower women who are healing from sexual trauma. You will be able to connect with other survivors, share your story, learn coping skills, ..."
(650) 479-1401 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94402
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Better Mood Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Are you feeling stuck? Do you struggle with relationships or work satisfaction? Would you like to feel more joyful, satisfied, and less worried? We are here to help. Our therapists provide adolescent, adult, couple, and family counseling. We are skilled ..."
(650) 376-7368 
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Group meets in:
San Mateo, CA 94402
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"A Woman's Journey"
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
"Looking for self-care, healing and/or gaining a deeper understanding of your life's purpose, I have the perfect group. As Lucia Capacchione says, "We can never completely control our emotions; but unless we recognize and express them, they can end up ..."
(650) 727-9535 
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Group meets in:
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Social Skills Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MPH, MS, LMFT, PPS
Verified
"Weekly group helps kids/ pre-teens work with peers to improve social skills through talking through real life scenarios and relationship issues. Helping kids/ pre-teens learn to interact in a positive, healthy way that strengthens peer relationships. "
(415) 877-4344 
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Group meets in:
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Psycho-Spiritual Education Group: Substance Abuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD(c), LMFT, CCHT, CLC
Verified
"This is a 9-week class-series/group developed by Maggie de Vera utilizing Holistic and Psychotherapeutic tools to manage addiction , as well as depression and anxiety. For more info , please visit: www.deveratecs.com/shop.h tml "
(415) 237-2396 
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Group meets in:
Pacifica, CA 94044

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco 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.