Support Groups in Sunnyvale, CA

The Somatica Method is a holistic, loving and systematic approach to sex and relationship coaching that invites people to move beyond shame, clarify their needs and boundaries, live emotionally connected and erotically embodied lives, and experience the joy and satisfaction ...
Hosted by Danielle Harel
PhD, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sunnyvale, CA 94087
The Somatica Method is a holistic, loving and systematic approach to sex and relationship coaching that invites people to move beyond shame, clarify their needs and boundaries, live emotionally connected and erotically embodied lives, and experience the joy and satisfaction ...
(408) 752-5463 View (408) 752-5463
Hosted by Heena Parikh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(650) 549-4964 View (650) 549-4964
We provide highly confidential and effective individual therapy and counseling services to high stressed professionals. Whether you are navigating the corporate world, working in STEM fields, starting your own business, or working in health care, we have a therapist for ...
Hosted by Annette Chan Han
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sunnyvale, CA 94087
We provide highly confidential and effective individual therapy and counseling services to high stressed professionals. Whether you are navigating the corporate world, working in STEM fields, starting your own business, or working in health care, we have a therapist for ...
(714) 461-0682 View (714) 461-0682
Zoom group; client’s may remain anonymous if desired. An excellent group for everyone to sharpen skills in emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, and core mindfulness. DBT Skills will change your life! Sign up at www.PacificMindSpa.com
Hosted by Veronica Calkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Zoom group; client’s may remain anonymous if desired. An excellent group for everyone to sharpen skills in emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, and core mindfulness. DBT Skills will change your life! Sign up at www.PacificMindSpa.com
(562) 268-1415 View (562) 268-1415
Zoom group; client’s may remain anonymous if desired. EMDR groups help client’s gain skills in mindfulness practice, attachment healing, and preparation if client’s ever wish to engage in individual EMDR. Sign up at www.PacificMindSpa.com
Hosted by Veronica Calkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Zoom group; client’s may remain anonymous if desired. EMDR groups help client’s gain skills in mindfulness practice, attachment healing, and preparation if client’s ever wish to engage in individual EMDR. Sign up at www.PacificMindSpa.com
(562) 268-1415 View (562) 268-1415
Zoom group; client’s may remain anonymous if desired. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is helpful for depression, anxiety, personal insight and well-being. Subtle tricks change the way we think and perceive the world, ourselves, and others. Sign up at www.PacificMindSpa.com
Hosted by Veronica Calkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Zoom group; client’s may remain anonymous if desired. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is helpful for depression, anxiety, personal insight and well-being. Subtle tricks change the way we think and perceive the world, ourselves, and others. Sign up at www.PacificMindSpa.com
(562) 268-1415 View (562) 268-1415
Build your mental fitness muscles in this exciting innovative, neuroscience-based coaching program. Contact me for more details. Groups coaching meetings weekly plus App-based activities daily to build your muscles....New groups starting soon. Spaces are limited for individual intensive focus as ...
Hosted by Kim Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Build your mental fitness muscles in this exciting innovative, neuroscience-based coaching program. Contact me for more details. Groups coaching meetings weekly plus App-based activities daily to build your muscles....New groups starting soon. Spaces are limited for individual intensive focus as ...
(858) 204-2599 View (858) 204-2599
September 23rd 2017 Saturday --SoulCollage® is a method of self-discovery through the creation and intuitive analysis of a deck of collaged cards. Through this creative expression practice, you will discover aspects of you that are hidden inside. This awareness will ...
Hosted by Lucia Merino, LCSW (Bilingual Spanish/English)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Sunnyvale, CA 94087
September 23rd 2017 Saturday --SoulCollage® is a method of self-discovery through the creation and intuitive analysis of a deck of collaged cards. Through this creative expression practice, you will discover aspects of you that are hidden inside. This awareness will ...
(408) 868-5524 View (408) 868-5524

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CSC is a process group for female-identified survivors whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault. This space strives to bring together survivors who seek community, empowerment, and a long-term healing process. CSC opens dialogue about loss and rebuilding of ...
Hosted by Theresa Samuel Boko
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Jose, CA 95126
CSC is a process group for female-identified survivors whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault. This space strives to bring together survivors who seek community, empowerment, and a long-term healing process. CSC opens dialogue about loss and rebuilding of ...
(669) 400-0224 View (669) 400-0224
We use novels and memoirs as a therapeutic tool. Members read the story and come together to share interpretations. Opening the door to seeing the world from different viewpoints, enables changes to take place.
Hosted by Janice Lee Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Campbell, CA 95008
We use novels and memoirs as a therapeutic tool. Members read the story and come together to share interpretations. Opening the door to seeing the world from different viewpoints, enables changes to take place.
(408) 816-1062 View (408) 816-1062
"Books are mirrors: You only see in them what you already have inside you." This quote from THE SHADOW OF THE WIND sums up Bibliotherapy With Janice in one sentence! Everyone reads stories differently. I utilize novels and group interaction ...
Hosted by Janice Lee Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Campbell, CA 95008
"Books are mirrors: You only see in them what you already have inside you." This quote from THE SHADOW OF THE WIND sums up Bibliotherapy With Janice in one sentence! Everyone reads stories differently. I utilize novels and group interaction ...
(408) 816-1062 View (408) 816-1062
Gold crown is an in-person DBT/process group for high school teens 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. All genders welcome. Groups are held in-person and virtually. Please email if you are interested.
Hosted by Maritza Noriega
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Jose, CA 95128
Gold crown is an in-person DBT/process group for high school teens 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. All genders welcome. Groups are held in-person and virtually. Please email if you are interested.
(408) 539-3501 View (408) 539-3501
CSC is a process group for female-identified survivors whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault. This space strives to bring together survivors who seek community, empowerment, and a long-term healing process. CSC opens dialogue about loss and rebuilding of ...
Hosted by Kim Panelo Xue
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Jose, CA 95126
CSC is a process group for female-identified survivors whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault. This space strives to bring together survivors who seek community, empowerment, and a long-term healing process. CSC opens dialogue about loss and rebuilding of ...
(408) 837-7881 View (408) 837-7881
Recorded CBTi (CBT for insomnia) course with live interactions. CBTi has been recognized as the first-line treatment of insomnia by American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Psychiatric Association, NIMH, WHO, etc. The successful rate for this ...
Hosted by Yishan Xu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Altos, CA 94022
Recorded CBTi (CBT for insomnia) course with live interactions. CBTi has been recognized as the first-line treatment of insomnia by American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Psychiatric Association, NIMH, WHO, etc. The successful rate for this ...
(415) 417-1462 View (415) 417-1462
Zoom group; client’s may remain anonymous if desired. EMDR groups help client’s gain skills in mindfulness practice, attachment healing, and preparation if client’s ever wish to engage in individual EMDR. Sign up at www.PacificMindSpa.com
Hosted by Veronica Calkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cupertino, CA 95014
Zoom group; client’s may remain anonymous if desired. EMDR groups help client’s gain skills in mindfulness practice, attachment healing, and preparation if client’s ever wish to engage in individual EMDR. Sign up at www.PacificMindSpa.com
(562) 268-0957 View (562) 268-0957
Groups discuss topics & current issues that individuals desire to share. Topics include: Alcohol & Drug Education, Life Skills, Relapse Triggers, Communications, Stress, Brain Chemistry, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Hobbies, Character Defects, Spirituality, Codependency, High Risk Situations, Anger, Roots of Addiction, Irrational ...
Hosted by Scott Henrywestwood Licensed
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LAADC, NCAC-II, SAP, IS-E
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Jose, CA 95126
Groups discuss topics & current issues that individuals desire to share. Topics include: Alcohol & Drug Education, Life Skills, Relapse Triggers, Communications, Stress, Brain Chemistry, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Hobbies, Character Defects, Spirituality, Codependency, High Risk Situations, Anger, Roots of Addiction, Irrational ...
(408) 409-8277 View (408) 409-8277
It's important to talk about your loved one, honor your emotions and recognize the various stages of mourning. With loss also comes changes in self-identity and the role a person plays in life. This group is a safe space where ...
Hosted by Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
It's important to talk about your loved one, honor your emotions and recognize the various stages of mourning. With loss also comes changes in self-identity and the role a person plays in life. This group is a safe space where ...
(650) 628-6703 View (650) 628-6703
Our goal is to process and review recent social and emotional transitions within a safe community environment. Process Interpersonal Process oriented group; all types of interpersonal issues will be explored through active trying of new social behavior: increase and deepen ...
Hosted by Marco Antonio Alejandro
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Gatos, CA 95032
Our goal is to process and review recent social and emotional transitions within a safe community environment. Process Interpersonal Process oriented group; all types of interpersonal issues will be explored through active trying of new social behavior: increase and deepen ...
(408) 351-7458 View (408) 351-7458
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers structured support for emotional regulation, stress coping, and improved relationships in individuals struggling with various issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, and personality disorders. This group can assist you in learning effective mindfulness practices, distress ...
Hosted by Veronica Ghabour
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Palo Alto, CA 94301
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers structured support for emotional regulation, stress coping, and improved relationships in individuals struggling with various issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, and personality disorders. This group can assist you in learning effective mindfulness practices, distress ...
(650) 910-4414 View (650) 910-4414
Ongoing video-based psychotherapy group for individuals who are in addiction recovery and identity as dually diagnosed. Offers an opportunity to learn skills and obtain support from peers.
Hosted by Jennifer Clark-Fujihara
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Santa Clara, CA 95051
Ongoing video-based psychotherapy group for individuals who are in addiction recovery and identity as dually diagnosed. Offers an opportunity to learn skills and obtain support from peers.
(408) 538-3315 View (408) 538-3315

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Sunnyvale?

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.