Host: Vaheideh Gudeman, CP
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
"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 ..."
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"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 ..."
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Host: Phyu (Phoebe) Htut, LMFT
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
"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 ..."
(805) 222-7786
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"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 ..."
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Host: Dr. Isabel Bernal-Ward, PhD
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
"Weekly counseling support group for men dealing with sexual temptations, pornography, addiction, or exhibitionism issues. Call to set up initial admission evaluation. Upon admission, group meeting date/time will be shared. "
(805) 312-7263
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"Weekly counseling support group for men dealing with sexual temptations, pornography, addiction, or exhibitionism issues. Call to set up initial admission evaluation. Upon admission, group meeting date/time will be shared. "
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Host: Mr. Philip Kufek, MS, AMFT
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
"Roll to Revive is a mental health group that utilizes role playing games (similar to Dungeons and Dragons) to build social skills and foster peer relationships. Sessions will focus on different aspects of mental health or specific social skills. For ..."
(805) 243-2149
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"Roll to Revive is a mental health group that utilizes role playing games (similar to Dungeons and Dragons) to build social skills and foster peer relationships. Sessions will focus on different aspects of mental health or specific social skills. For ..."
Host: Mrs. Michelle C Gross, MA, LMFT
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
"Being a support for an eating disordered individual is not easy! As you watch your child's emotions, eating habits and behaviors spiral out of control, you may have no idea how to help! Does it feel like everything you say ..."
(805) 824-4428
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"Being a support for an eating disordered individual is not easy! As you watch your child's emotions, eating habits and behaviors spiral out of control, you may have no idea how to help! Does it feel like everything you say ..."
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Host: Sara Rector, MFT
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
"Are you having difficulty building your family? You are not alone. Come join other women on the same journey led by Sara Rector MFT infertility expert with personal and professional expertise with access to other experts in the field of ..."
(805) 322-8458
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"Are you having difficulty building your family? You are not alone. Come join other women on the same journey led by Sara Rector MFT infertility expert with personal and professional expertise with access to other experts in the field of ..."
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Host: Ms. Shannon Siaotong
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 600-9004
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Host: Linda Sussman-Swiller, MSW, LCSW
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
"Journaling has been proven to be beneficial in resolving emotional distress, coming to grips with realistic expectations, and breaking down cognitive barriers. Learn to express your emotions in narrative form and find resolution through descriptive writing. This group is for ..."
(805) 576-7545
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"Journaling has been proven to be beneficial in resolving emotional distress, coming to grips with realistic expectations, and breaking down cognitive barriers. Learn to express your emotions in narrative form and find resolution through descriptive writing. This group is for ..."
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Host: Susie Cobb, MA, AMFT
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
(805) 427-8982
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
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Host: Ms. Candice Christensen, MS
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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(805) 243-2652
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Host: Sandy McGlynn, LCSW
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
"Parenting is challenging. Ever ask, Where are the instructions? What should I do? Or, how do I know what I'm doing is right? You are certainly not alone! This virtual weekly parent support group is for parents of children of ..."
(805) 301-9612
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
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"Parenting is challenging. Ever ask, Where are the instructions? What should I do? Or, how do I know what I'm doing is right? You are certainly not alone! This virtual weekly parent support group is for parents of children of ..."
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Host: Ms. Brenda Skelly, LCSW
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
"I currently lead a process group for adults (ranging in age from 40-70) offering weekly support and an opportunity to process a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions and loss. This group is ongoing and full at the ..."
(818) 423-4968
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"I currently lead a process group for adults (ranging in age from 40-70) offering weekly support and an opportunity to process a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions and loss. This group is ongoing and full at the ..."
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Host: Bridge The Gap Services
Group meets in:
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
"Our Biweekly Support Group is a safe and confidential solution focused group. It is a place for members to share their feelings, ask questions and express concerns. The facilitators and other members offer feedback that comes from their own experience, ..."
(805) 398-6508
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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"Our Biweekly Support Group is a safe and confidential solution focused group. It is a place for members to share their feelings, ask questions and express concerns. The facilitators and other members offer feedback that comes from their own experience, ..."
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Host: Dr. Beth Alison Haynes, PhD
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
"Free support group sponsored by Hospice of the Conejo to help support those suffering this difficult loss. Working through this grief with others who understand your emotions can serve as a beginning to healing. Couples and individuals welcomed. Frequent issues ..."
(805) 351-4871
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"Free support group sponsored by Hospice of the Conejo to help support those suffering this difficult loss. Working through this grief with others who understand your emotions can serve as a beginning to healing. Couples and individuals welcomed. Frequent issues ..."
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Host: Dr. Eynav Elgavish Accortt, PhD
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
"Becoming a mother is a life changing experience. It can often be filled with joy and wonder, but can also include anxiety and sadness. Take steps toward postpartum wellness and become a part of a community of women who understand ..."
(818) 616-8121
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"Becoming a mother is a life changing experience. It can often be filled with joy and wonder, but can also include anxiety and sadness. Take steps toward postpartum wellness and become a part of a community of women who understand ..."
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Host: Ms. Noa Zaki, MS, ABD, PsyD
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
(805) 219-7826
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
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Host: Mr. Kevin Kuhlow, LAADC, MS
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
"This is a group for patients with substance abuse problems. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome substance abuse. The group meets ..."
(805) 334-8915
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"This is a group for patients with substance abuse problems. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome substance abuse. The group meets ..."
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Host: Ms. Candice Christensen, MS
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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(805) 243-2652
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Host: Kimberly Zevallos, MA, LMFT
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
"This is a support group for new moms with babies, 0-6 months old. Bring your baby and meet other moms as you share the ups and downs of motherhood. The focus of this group is to support you, MOM in ..."
(818) 946-0811
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"This is a support group for new moms with babies, 0-6 months old. Bring your baby and meet other moms as you share the ups and downs of motherhood. The focus of this group is to support you, MOM in ..."
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Host: Ms. Shannon Siaotong
Group meets in:
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
"Art therapy offers an opportunity for clients to get in touch with their "inner-self." This modality offers clients that have difficulty expressing their feelings, a way to identify feelings that cannot be put into words. Through helping the person with ..."
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"Art therapy offers an opportunity for clients to get in touch with their "inner-self." This modality offers clients that have difficulty expressing their feelings, a way to identify feelings that cannot be put into words. Through helping the person with ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks 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.