Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Support Groups in Torrance, CA

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Mind Power
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT, LEP
Verified
Verified
"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
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Building Social Skills
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT, LEP
Verified
Verified
"Children have difficulty with social skills for different reasons. Some children appear as they don't want friends but really, they do not have the necessary skills to engage in the process. Some children have friends but for some reason the ..."
(310) 895-9427
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Teenager Save Haven
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT, LEP
Verified
Verified
"Being a teenager is hard! Group members will learn strategies to identify triggers, cope with depressive thoughts, increase self esteem/awareness, communicate more effectively and set boundaries with family and friends. The benefit of this group is to feel support from ..."
(310) 895-9427
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Parenting Group
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC, MBA
Verified
Verified
"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
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Torrance, CA 90505
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High Conflict Parenting Class
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Better Parenting Better Divorce is a parenting class designed for high conflict parents. We teach divorced or separated parents how to better communicate and focus on their children instead of the anger and hurt that comes with divorce. This 6 week ..."
(310) 373-7994
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Adult Day Intensive
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive Outpatient Treatment for substance use disorders for adult "
(310) 736-1982
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Torrance, CA 90502
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Adoptive Parents Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"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
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Torrance, CA 90505
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cancelled Healing Stress and Insomnia Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DDS
Verified
Verified
"This is a eight-week group for individuals with problems falling and staying asleep and for people who wish to reduce or eliminate sleep medication. Goals: 1) Understand and change thoughts and behaviors that don't let you fall asleep 2) Acquire ..."
(310) 504-1935
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This group will be for clients that are experiencing high levels of anxiety symptom. We will process and help support each other to improve and reduce distressful symptoms including Social withdrawal * Unemployment * Decreased work productivity & attendance * ..."
(424) 395-3942
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Torrance, CA 90503
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Separation/ Divorce Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Zoom Groups forming for Women transitioning from marriage to single life. Gain support weekly on Wednesday's 12-1:30pm. Fee $35 per week "
(310) 668-1537
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Trans Peer Group
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC, MBA
Verified
Verified
"A support group for our transgender community adolescent members and their families ? ? Groups will occur weekly $30 per group? Self –pay/Insurance (Optum, UHC, Cigna, Anthem, BCBS) ? Email kniehaus@beachcitiesmg.or g to enroll or with questions ? ? "
(714) 276-1245
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Adult Evening Intensive
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive Outpatient Treatment for adult substance use disorder "
(310) 736-1982
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Torrance, CA 90502
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Evening Outpatient Adult
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive outpatient substance use disorder treatment "
(562) 912-3047
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Torrance, CA 90502
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Divorce Group for kids
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC, PPS
Verified
Verified
"Family transitions, such as divorce and remarriage, are complex processes that have major impact on children's mental health, behavior, and academic performance. It can be difficult for a child to understand why such changes are happening, and have difficulty expressing ..."
(310) 361-3214
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Career Social & Development Group
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC, MBA
Verified
Verified
"The group will be run by therapist and businessman, Kevin Niehaus, LPCC. Groups will focus on helping participants grow and develop their career and their professional identity . ? ? Now enrolling clients for the 10-group series? $30 per group/$300 ..."
(714) 276-1245
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Torrance, CA 90505
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Adolescent Intensive
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"Intensive outpatient substance use disorder treatment for adolescents "
(310) 736-1982
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90502
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New Moms New Challenges
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"If you are a new Mom I know how the major change of having a child can impact your life. Joining a group with other new Moms can be a wonderful support. Or, If you suspect you have postpartum depression ..."
(310) 373-7994
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Torrance, CA 90503

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Photo of Sharon Carrigg Bailey, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Mind Power
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT, LEP
Verified
Verified
"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
Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90503
Photo of Sharon Carrigg Bailey, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Building Social Skills
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT, LEP
Verified
Verified
"Children have difficulty with social skills for different reasons. Some children appear as they don't want friends but really, they do not have the necessary skills to engage in the process. Some children have friends but for some reason the ..."
(310) 895-9427
View
Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90503
Photo of Sharon Carrigg Bailey, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Teenager Save Haven
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT, LEP
Verified
Verified
"Being a teenager is hard! Group members will learn strategies to identify triggers, cope with depressive thoughts, increase self esteem/awareness, communicate more effectively and set boundaries with family and friends. The benefit of this group is to feel support from ..."
(310) 895-9427
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Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90503


Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Support Groups

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.




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