Support Groups in Venice, CA

Photo of Kayna Cassard, Marriage & Family Therapist in Venice, CA
Pelvic Pain Treatment Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"An on-going weekly treatment and support group for women with chronic pelvic pain issues. Learn how to manage your pain, gain support from other members, utilize effective relaxation techniques, understand how to have control over your pain, and heal through ..."
(424) 353-2701
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Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
Photo of Danielle Birrittella, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Venice, CA
Expressive Arts Process Group for Teen Girls
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MFA
Verified
Verified
"In this group clients explore their inner and outer worlds through creative practices such as writing and art therapy. Clients are encouraged to connect with and process their feelings and experiences as they explore the realm of imagination and creativity ..."
(424) 233-1239
Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
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Meal Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Taking care of yourself and eating regularly is hard enough when you struggle with an eating disorder and it’s only become more difficult during social isolation. We want to support you in sitting with difficult emotions, staying accountable to your ..."
(424) 581-0767
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Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
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Expressive Arts Process Group for Adults
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MFA
Verified
Verified
"In this group clients explore their inner and outer worlds through creative practices such as writing and art therapy. Integrating a trauma-informed approach using somatic mindfulness and self-expression, clients are encouraged to connect with and process their feelings and experiences. ..."
(424) 233-1239
Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
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Mixed Gender Process Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Verified
"Participation in a therapy group can provide significant benefits, either in combination with individual therapy or by itself. Some of the health benefits of group therapy include: improved relationship skills, experience in directly and effectively expressing emotions, discovering why you ..."
(310) 340-0978
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Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
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Adult (late 20's/30's) Mixed Gender Process Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Verified
(310) 340-0978
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Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
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Adult (all ages) Mixed Gender Process Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Verified
(310) 340-0978
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Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291

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Photo of Kayna Cassard, Marriage & Family Therapist in Venice, CA
Pelvic Pain Treatment Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"An on-going weekly treatment and support group for women with chronic pelvic pain issues. Learn how to manage your pain, gain support from other members, utilize effective relaxation techniques, understand how to have control over your pain, and heal through ..."
(424) 353-2701
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Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
Photo of Danielle Birrittella, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Venice, CA
Expressive Arts Process Group for Teen Girls
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MFA
Verified
Verified
"In this group clients explore their inner and outer worlds through creative practices such as writing and art therapy. Clients are encouraged to connect with and process their feelings and experiences as they explore the realm of imagination and creativity ..."
(424) 233-1239
Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
Photo of Claire Hughes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Venice, CA
Meal Support
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Taking care of yourself and eating regularly is hard enough when you struggle with an eating disorder and it’s only become more difficult during social isolation. We want to support you in sitting with difficult emotions, staying accountable to your ..."
(424) 581-0767
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Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
Photo of Danielle Birrittella, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Venice, CA
Expressive Arts Process Group for Adults
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MFA
Verified
Verified
"In this group clients explore their inner and outer worlds through creative practices such as writing and art therapy. Integrating a trauma-informed approach using somatic mindfulness and self-expression, clients are encouraged to connect with and process their feelings and experiences. ..."
(424) 233-1239
Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
Photo of Shannon Magnis, Psychologist in Venice, CA
Mixed Gender Process Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Verified
"Participation in a therapy group can provide significant benefits, either in combination with individual therapy or by itself. Some of the health benefits of group therapy include: improved relationship skills, experience in directly and effectively expressing emotions, discovering why you ..."
(310) 340-0978
View
Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
Photo of Shannon Magnis, Psychologist in Venice, CA
Adult (late 20's/30's) Mixed Gender Process Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Verified
(310) 340-0978
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Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
Photo of Shannon Magnis, Psychologist in Venice, CA
Adult (all ages) Mixed Gender Process Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Verified
(310) 340-0978
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Group meets in:
Venice, CA 90291
Photo of Beth Rosenblatt, Marriage & Family Therapist in Venice, CA
Explore Inside-Insight Through Art Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, MBA
Verified
Verified
"Experiential Art Therapy group developed to increase insight and emotional well being "
(310) 415-3416
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Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Photo of Marie Freschl, Marriage & Family Therapist in Venice, CA
Parenting Class
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"The class is structured to provide education on various topics but also provide a space for support. The topics address important information regarding healthy development, behavior modifications, and impacts of parenting styles. The class also has discussions that focus on ..."
(424) 305-1297
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Group meets in:
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Alumni Social Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"We offer a weekly social group for our alimni free of charge so they can stay connected with the community as well as their treatment team. "
(424) 532-7734
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Group meets in:
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Introduction to Dream Tending Workshop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
"Have you ever wondered what your dreams say about you and your life experiences? Come join me for a day long workshop to learn basic tools and a theoretical orientation to better understand your dreams and develop a dream practice. ..."
(424) 903-2854
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Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Vista Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Our therapists and psychiatrists provide quality mental health care to our local community. "
(310) 742-1963
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Neuro Wellness Spa Santa Monica
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
"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, IV ketamine, Spravato & more. We are proud to ..."
(424) 999-0652
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Group meets in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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