Host: Prof. Bonnie Rose, MA, MFT
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"This group experience will help you cultivate your compassionate heart. Your sense of trust will grow. Your feelings of safety and comfort will increase. You will feel more confident to seek out new experiences and create new opportunities for yourself. ..."
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"This group experience will help you cultivate your compassionate heart. Your sense of trust will grow. Your feelings of safety and comfort will increase. You will feel more confident to seek out new experiences and create new opportunities for yourself. ..."
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Host: Ms. Elizabeth A Hollon, LMFT
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"Both a women's and men's groups are facilitated separately adhering to Linehan's DBT model. The environment is safe and confidential and the focus is on recovery from life transition, grief, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, anger, depression, PTSD, and ..."
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"Both a women's and men's groups are facilitated separately adhering to Linehan's DBT model. The environment is safe and confidential and the focus is on recovery from life transition, grief, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, anger, depression, PTSD, and ..."
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Host: Heidi Allison Dbt Therapist; New Directions Dbt, MSW, LCSW, DBT
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"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Life Skills Therapy Group in Ventura. VIDEO THERAPY. Decrease depression, anxiety, anger, relationship conflicts, mood disorders, personality disorders & other emotional/mental health issues. Teaches mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance & interpersonal effectiveness skills; offers support. Safe, ..."
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"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Life Skills Therapy Group in Ventura. VIDEO THERAPY. Decrease depression, anxiety, anger, relationship conflicts, mood disorders, personality disorders & other emotional/mental health issues. Teaches mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance & interpersonal effectiveness skills; offers support. Safe, ..."
Host: Teresa R. Morales, LMFT
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Ventura, CA 93003
"*8-Week Sexual Trauma Support Group* This group is for Adult Women who have experienced a sexual trauma. Group Focus: •Provide a safe environment for women to join and support each other. •Share personal struggles related to sexual trauma. •Identify challenges ..."
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"*8-Week Sexual Trauma Support Group* This group is for Adult Women who have experienced a sexual trauma. Group Focus: •Provide a safe environment for women to join and support each other. •Share personal struggles related to sexual trauma. •Identify challenges ..."
Host: Mr. Josh Manney, MS, AMFT, APCC
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Ventura, CA 93001
"Being a parent is undoubtedly one of the hardest things to do as a human being. And being a father has it's own specific and unique challenges. Well my friend, you are not alone in this journey! If you are ..."
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"Being a parent is undoubtedly one of the hardest things to do as a human being. And being a father has it's own specific and unique challenges. Well my friend, you are not alone in this journey! If you are ..."
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Host: Ms. Sherri D Ragan, LMFT, BCBA
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Ventura, CA 93001
"This group is a 12 week series geared to support parents whom have experienced emotional trauma in any form, and desire to explore how their personal trauma affects their parenting and relationships with their children. Coping skills and building mindful ..."
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"This group is a 12 week series geared to support parents whom have experienced emotional trauma in any form, and desire to explore how their personal trauma affects their parenting and relationships with their children. Coping skills and building mindful ..."
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Host: Center For Integrative Change
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Ventura, CA 93003
"If you're feeling trapped by porn, sexting, or other sexual behaviors that feel out of control, you're not alone. This weekly group is designed to provide accessible, affordable help for those struggling with unwanted sexual behaviors. We support in each ..."
(805) 243-3740
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"If you're feeling trapped by porn, sexting, or other sexual behaviors that feel out of control, you're not alone. This weekly group is designed to provide accessible, affordable help for those struggling with unwanted sexual behaviors. We support in each ..."
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Host: Mr. Tomas Joseph Madrigal, CATC-I, CATC-II, L-13546
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Ventura, CA 93001
"Support group for anyone who wants to hear what others are doing to cope and move forward feedback, cross talk, and a licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor to provide Psycho-Educations. "
(805) 232-3895
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"Support group for anyone who wants to hear what others are doing to cope and move forward feedback, cross talk, and a licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor to provide Psycho-Educations. "
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Host: Mrs. Rosetta Katin Willms, MA, LMFT
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(805) 910-1370
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Host: Ms. Terrence (Terri) O'Connor, MA, MFT
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Ventura, CA 93001
"Creating Healthy Relationships, a therapy group for women, focuses on co-dependency issues and empowerment in relationships. In the safety of a secure environment, you will gain insight into yourself and how you function in relationships, starting with the relationship with ..."
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"Creating Healthy Relationships, a therapy group for women, focuses on co-dependency issues and empowerment in relationships. In the safety of a secure environment, you will gain insight into yourself and how you function in relationships, starting with the relationship with ..."
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Host: Dr. Brandi Quinn, PhD, CHT, CCDC
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"I would like to offer a pro bono session to anyone who has been directly impacted by the horrendous attack in Las Vegas . I am offering one , session (pro bono) as a service to my community. A group ..."
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"I would like to offer a pro bono session to anyone who has been directly impacted by the horrendous attack in Las Vegas . I am offering one , session (pro bono) as a service to my community. A group ..."
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Host: Laurel Connell, MA, LMFT
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Ventura, CA 93001
"Our group comes together to honor your loss while creating a space to share, receive support and connect with others who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy. Losing a pregnancy is often a loss that is undervalued in our ..."
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"Our group comes together to honor your loss while creating a space to share, receive support and connect with others who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy. Losing a pregnancy is often a loss that is undervalued in our ..."
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Host: Dr. T. Taylor, PsyD
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Ventura, CA 93004
"This is a group designed to instruct adults on the basic principles of finance: Budgetting, Effective Communication, Living within your means. This runs for 24 sessions, There is a waiting list, if interested please contact Dr T. Taylor "
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"This is a group designed to instruct adults on the basic principles of finance: Budgetting, Effective Communication, Living within your means. This runs for 24 sessions, There is a waiting list, if interested please contact Dr T. Taylor "
Host: Tara Gilmaher, LMFT, MFA, CHT
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Ventura, CA 93001
"Awareness, Embodiment, Self-Work, & Soul Growth. Meets online Weds 5-6 pm PDT. Safe, supportive dream group to engage in heart-centered, connection-centered, integrative dream work. This group explores community social dreaming and each member's inner emotional, physical, and spiritual journey. No ..."
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"Awareness, Embodiment, Self-Work, & Soul Growth. Meets online Weds 5-6 pm PDT. Safe, supportive dream group to engage in heart-centered, connection-centered, integrative dream work. This group explores community social dreaming and each member's inner emotional, physical, and spiritual journey. No ..."
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Host: Ms. Heidi Johnson, LMFT
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Ventura, CA 93003
"Ordered to attend anger management classes? Our program meets courted mandated requirements and our facilitators are certified specialists from the National Anger Management Association. Call to schedule an intake appointment today. At the intake you must bring the following: Court ..."
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"Ordered to attend anger management classes? Our program meets courted mandated requirements and our facilitators are certified specialists from the National Anger Management Association. Call to schedule an intake appointment today. At the intake you must bring the following: Court ..."
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Host: Maggie Lavey, MS, APCC, EMDR, trained
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"Support group for family members affected by a loved ones addiction. For parents, spouses, siblings who have been affected by a family members substance use. Weekly Support Group with educational material, support, process groups, coping tools. Join the confidential group ..."
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"Support group for family members affected by a loved ones addiction. For parents, spouses, siblings who have been affected by a family members substance use. Weekly Support Group with educational material, support, process groups, coping tools. Join the confidential group ..."
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Host: Ms. Whitney McGillicuddy, LMFT
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Ventura, CA 93001
"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: Dr. Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
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Ventura, CA 93003
"Beginners+ Virtual, Jan. 23, 2021, Saturday morning, 10-11 AM starts my next 6- week class. Learn how to meditate and to live more mindfully. The class combines meditation time followed by questions to help you tweak your meditation experience and ..."
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"Beginners+ Virtual, Jan. 23, 2021, Saturday morning, 10-11 AM starts my next 6- week class. Learn how to meditate and to live more mindfully. The class combines meditation time followed by questions to help you tweak your meditation experience and ..."
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Host: Curtis Knecht, LMFT, PCC
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Ventura, CA 93001
"When trouble occurs within a couple or family, the most effective treatment is relationship or family therapy. The thought of meeting as a family or couple may be daunting but imagine the benefits of improving your communication around tender topics ..."
(323) 772-5918
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"When trouble occurs within a couple or family, the most effective treatment is relationship or family therapy. The thought of meeting as a family or couple may be daunting but imagine the benefits of improving your communication around tender topics ..."
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Host: Dr. Kristi Walsh, PhD, LMFT
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Ventura 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 Ventura 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 Ventura 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 Ventura 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 Ventura 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.