"This group focuses on the life stressors of having a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's and through the use of art materials and guided directives the groups members find coping mechanisms to reduce stress. Members also reconnect with memories and ..."
"Join us for coffee and conversation in a supportive environment •Come and experience peace! SHARE problems and stressors with others • Learn how to be HAPPY and ENJOY social support you so deserve and desire • How to FOCUS on ..."
"B&D Assessment and Consulting Services offers social skills groups to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Such groups offer an opportunity for individuals with ASD of all ages to practice their social skills with each other and/or neuro-typical peers on ..."
""Out-of-The-Box" Creative Techniques for Integrating Play/Art in Therapy, is a 6 hour workshop for LMFT's, LCSW's, LEP's, LPCC's and other interested individuals. The hands-on interventions incorporate commonly used materials found in most therapist's offices. Participants will learn to engage with ..."
"This group is open to HSP women. It focuses on life events, relationships and sensitivities through the use of art materials and specialized projects. Self-awareness, independence, and improved self-esteem are the goals of the group. Using the art and group ..."
"Self referrals or court ordered adolescents or adults who want to learn coping skills to enable them live without violence in their relationships. Groups are two hour sessions with 12 to 15 members. I am a certified group facilitator in ..."
"B&D Assessment and Consulting Services offers parent training services related to a wide range of evidence-based treatment and best practice interventions. Such interventions include but are not limited to care coordination, psychoeducation, treatments for language or social development, as well ..."
"This group is an open group that meets one Monday per month for those who are needing some creative healing to work on their depression or grief and loss in a small group setting. Max of 8-10 people per group ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Stanislaus County 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 Stanislaus County 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 Stanislaus County 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 Stanislaus County 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 Stanislaus County 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.