Support Groups in Torrance, CA

Hosted by Albert Potash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 879-5392 View (310) 879-5392
We're changing the way mental health is treated. Neuro Wellness is an in-network psychiatry clinic with locations across Los Angeles that offers in-person & virtual appointments for medication management, TMS therapy, Spravato & more. We are proud to be in-network ...
Hosted by Brittany Skinner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
We're changing the way mental health is treated. Neuro Wellness is an in-network psychiatry clinic with locations across Los Angeles that offers in-person & virtual appointments for medication management, TMS therapy, Spravato & more. We are proud to be in-network ...
(310) 620-1898 View (310) 620-1898
Hosted by Julia Baird
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
(424) 293-3130 View (424) 293-3130
This groups purpose is to help identify and integrate family dynamic issues, building on themes of communication, emotional regulation, and compassion and understanding. Members will work together to illuminate patterns of stress in the household and gain coping skills to ...
Hosted by Cody Gauthier
LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90504
This groups purpose is to help identify and integrate family dynamic issues, building on themes of communication, emotional regulation, and compassion and understanding. Members will work together to illuminate patterns of stress in the household and gain coping skills to ...
(424) 360-1426 View (424) 360-1426
Neuro Wellness Spa offers a full range of services on an outpatient basis. Our cutting-edge treatment modalities offer hope to those suffering from a variety of issues associated with mental illness. Opening our doors in 2009, we are proud to ...
Hosted by Martha Koo
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
Neuro Wellness Spa offers a full range of services on an outpatient basis. Our cutting-edge treatment modalities offer hope to those suffering from a variety of issues associated with mental illness. Opening our doors in 2009, we are proud to ...
(424) 378-3116 View (424) 378-3116
This is a solid men's therapy group where you'll find connection, support, and accountability. Men in this group show up regularly, actively engage with the other men, listen and give input, and they share about their own experiences: challenges, goals, ...
Hosted by Kevin Bergen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
This is a solid men's therapy group where you'll find connection, support, and accountability. Men in this group show up regularly, actively engage with the other men, listen and give input, and they share about their own experiences: challenges, goals, ...
(424) 225-1944 View (424) 225-1944
Grupo de concientización sobre violencia doméstica para mujeres. Educacion sobre violencia doméstica, abuso sexual, trauma, el agresor, emociones: ira, culpa, pena, miedo, incrementa tu seguridad y la de tus hijos, autoevaluación y comprensión de la autoestima, comunicate asertivamente y establece ...
Hosted by Mayra Molina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90501
Grupo de concientización sobre violencia doméstica para mujeres. Educacion sobre violencia doméstica, abuso sexual, trauma, el agresor, emociones: ira, culpa, pena, miedo, incrementa tu seguridad y la de tus hijos, autoevaluación y comprensión de la autoestima, comunicate asertivamente y establece ...
(310) 904-6653 View (310) 904-6653
This group will meet for 5 weeks starting on May 1, 2018. The goal of the group is to help grandparents discuss their feelings, thoughts and concerns about raising grandchildren.
Hosted by Lesley M Silverstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
This group will meet for 5 weeks starting on May 1, 2018. The goal of the group is to help grandparents discuss their feelings, thoughts and concerns about raising grandchildren.
(310) 331-8983 View (310) 331-8983
We're changing the way mental health is treated. Neuro Wellness is an in-network psychiatry clinic with locations across Los Angeles that offers in-person & virtual appointments for medication management, TMS therapy, Spravato & more. We are proud to be in-network ...
Hosted by Dr. Joshua Lichtman - Neuro Wellness Spa
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
We're changing the way mental health is treated. Neuro Wellness is an in-network psychiatry clinic with locations across Los Angeles that offers in-person & virtual appointments for medication management, TMS therapy, Spravato & more. We are proud to be in-network ...
(424) 999-0652 View (424) 999-0652
This process group is primarily insight-oriented and encourages self-awareness and introspection. The purpose of the group is to explore your way of being in relationships. It is long term and open ended. Weekly attendance, with minimal reasonable exceptions is required. ...
Hosted by Bonnie Ray Kennan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT, CGP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
This process group is primarily insight-oriented and encourages self-awareness and introspection. The purpose of the group is to explore your way of being in relationships. It is long term and open ended. Weekly attendance, with minimal reasonable exceptions is required. ...
(424) 294-8108 View (424) 294-8108
This is a group for individuals with high daily stress, and problems falling and staying asleep. Goals: 1) Understand and change mindset, thoughts and behaviors that don't let you fall asleep 2) Acquire new lifestyle behaviors that improve sleep 3) ...
Hosted by Corina Gheorghiu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DDS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
This is a group for individuals with high daily stress, and problems falling and staying asleep. Goals: 1) Understand and change mindset, thoughts and behaviors that don't let you fall asleep 2) Acquire new lifestyle behaviors that improve sleep 3) ...
(310) 504-1935 View (310) 504-1935
This monthly education and support group offers practical guidance in parenting adopted and foster-care/adopted children. Parents discuss family challenges and share success in relationship building and working through various issues in a non-judgmental environment.
Hosted by Hillary Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
This monthly education and support group offers practical guidance in parenting adopted and foster-care/adopted children. Parents discuss family challenges and share success in relationship building and working through various issues in a non-judgmental environment.
(310) 668-1537 View (310) 668-1537
relationship, peer, school, self esteem, general teen angst, and family relationship issues. Differing days & times
Hosted by Debra Kabrin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
relationship, peer, school, self esteem, general teen angst, and family relationship issues. Differing days & times
(310) 331-8510 View (310) 331-8510
These groups are designed for ages 11-17 years old focusing on understanding emotional responses and triggers caused by anxiety, depression and/or social and life pressures. Group members will develop skills including identifying how our thoughts affect our feelings and how ...
Hosted by Sharon Carrigg Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT, LEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90503
These groups are designed for ages 11-17 years old focusing on understanding emotional responses and triggers caused by anxiety, depression and/or social and life pressures. Group members will develop skills including identifying how our thoughts affect our feelings and how ...
(310) 895-9427 View (310) 895-9427
Women's group addressing issues that women encounter in later adulthood, divorce, empty nest, menopause
Hosted by Kathleen Laub, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
Women's group addressing issues that women encounter in later adulthood, divorce, empty nest, menopause
(310) 871-4038 View (310) 871-4038
The group will be run by elementary, Betty McGann, and therapist, Kevin Niehaus, LPCC. Groups will focus on helping parents provide mindful and gentle parenting techniques to their parenting practices. ? ? Now enrolling clients for the 10-group series? $30 ...
Hosted by Kevin Niehaus
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC, MBA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
The group will be run by elementary, Betty McGann, and therapist, Kevin Niehaus, LPCC. Groups will focus on helping parents provide mindful and gentle parenting techniques to their parenting practices. ? ? Now enrolling clients for the 10-group series? $30 ...
(714) 276-1245 View (714) 276-1245
My support groups offer a relaxed and safe environment to openly discuss concerns about caring for someone who is experiencing memory loss. We know that living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other cognitive disorders can be challenging and can bring many ...
Hosted by Family Connect Care (Cognitive/Alzheimer\'s Care)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90503
My support groups offer a relaxed and safe environment to openly discuss concerns about caring for someone who is experiencing memory loss. We know that living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other cognitive disorders can be challenging and can bring many ...
(310) 340-1295 View (310) 340-1295
Feeling down during the holidays can be tough, especially since you seem so out of step with the world. You're feeling lonely and exhausted. Let me help you break free from these feeling. Join our 8-session group therapy where you'll ...
Hosted by Nazanin Moali
Psychologist, PhD, CST
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
Feeling down during the holidays can be tough, especially since you seem so out of step with the world. You're feeling lonely and exhausted. Let me help you break free from these feeling. Join our 8-session group therapy where you'll ...
(310) 692-7938 View (310) 692-7938
Addictions if untreated have the same traits: secrets, ritualistic behavior, obcessions of the mind followed by cravings and compulsive acting out then the shame kicks in and we say, "I'll never do that again and (2) weeks later we are ...
Hosted by Derek Scott Hoxby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
Addictions if untreated have the same traits: secrets, ritualistic behavior, obcessions of the mind followed by cravings and compulsive acting out then the shame kicks in and we say, "I'll never do that again and (2) weeks later we are ...
(310) 861-7215 View (310) 861-7215
This 14 week group is designed for adults who experience significant discomfort, and avoidance when they encounter social situations. This anxiety and avoidance can cause distress and impact one's quality of life. The social anxiety exposure group provides treatment, using ...
Hosted by Liana Georgoulis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Torrance, CA 90505
This 14 week group is designed for adults who experience significant discomfort, and avoidance when they encounter social situations. This anxiety and avoidance can cause distress and impact one's quality of life. The social anxiety exposure group provides treatment, using ...
(310) 421-4513 View (310) 421-4513

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Torrance?

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.