Host: Dr. Susan K Faron, PhD, MA
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
"The creation of an experiential seminar for exploring the Wise Old Woman spirit, an aspect of the feminine Divine, awaits your response! I am searching for six participants who are curious, open, humble and willing to engage with this old/new ..."
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"The creation of an experiential seminar for exploring the Wise Old Woman spirit, an aspect of the feminine Divine, awaits your response! I am searching for six participants who are curious, open, humble and willing to engage with this old/new ..."
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Host: Ms. Harimandir Khalsa, LMFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
"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. Loren Eliot Pedersen, PhD
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
"The men's group provides a safe environment for a small group of men to further their personal growth by focusing on some of the psychological, emotional, cultural, and spiritual issues that men must face in contemporary society. "
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"The men's group provides a safe environment for a small group of men to further their personal growth by focusing on some of the psychological, emotional, cultural, and spiritual issues that men must face in contemporary society. "
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Host: Mr. Graeme Daniels, MFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Men's group: sex addiction as problem focus; relationship issues. Wed and Thurs groups at 7pm. *now accepting Medi-Cal eligible clients "
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"Men's group: sex addiction as problem focus; relationship issues. Wed and Thurs groups at 7pm. *now accepting Medi-Cal eligible clients "
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Host: Jackie Bergmann, MA, LMFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94595
"I offer women's groups based on personal growth books, such as 'Boundaries' by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend and 'I Thought It was Just Me (but it isn't)' by Dr. Brené Brown. These groups typically run 16 to 24 ..."
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"I offer women's groups based on personal growth books, such as 'Boundaries' by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend and 'I Thought It was Just Me (but it isn't)' by Dr. Brené Brown. These groups typically run 16 to 24 ..."
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Host: Ms. Jennifer J.d. Villena, MA, LMFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This is a group for women, moms, new moms, women thinking about being a mom or not. This tribe is looking for like-minded women who want to come together, connect authentically, laugh, cry, and learn within a compassionate non-judgmental environment. ..."
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"This is a group for women, moms, new moms, women thinking about being a mom or not. This tribe is looking for like-minded women who want to come together, connect authentically, laugh, cry, and learn within a compassionate non-judgmental environment. ..."
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Host: Dr. Neli R Geonetta, PhD
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A group for committed couples to explore, in a supportive environment, new ways to improve communication, increase intimacy and fun in their relationship. The group is structured around a main topic. Coaching, psycho-education and other supportive method will be used ..."
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"A group for committed couples to explore, in a supportive environment, new ways to improve communication, increase intimacy and fun in their relationship. The group is structured around a main topic. Coaching, psycho-education and other supportive method will be used ..."
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Host: Melissa Montblanc, LCSW
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A group for adult women where they can process and connect around the issues of finding authentic friendships in the increasingly "social" world of media. We look at the struggle of preserving energy, the impact of being an introvert, how ..."
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"A group for adult women where they can process and connect around the issues of finding authentic friendships in the increasingly "social" world of media. We look at the struggle of preserving energy, the impact of being an introvert, how ..."
Host: Mrs. Poppy Haines, MA, BCBA, AMFT, RYT-200
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Grief group to process, connect and heal with others who understand. "
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"Grief group to process, connect and heal with others who understand. "
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Host: Dr. Jean-Arellia Tolentino, PhD
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"In this period of unknown, in recognition of growing discrimination, and in honoring API Heritage Month, we are offering space where Asian Americans can share their experiences, strengths, and hopes together. "
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"In this period of unknown, in recognition of growing discrimination, and in honoring API Heritage Month, we are offering space where Asian Americans can share their experiences, strengths, and hopes together. "
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Host: Katherine Milano, LMFT
Group meets in:
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
"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 ..."
Host: Celeste Cruz, AMFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A safe space to be real about the highs, the lows, and everything in-between about being in the 4th trimester. We will discuss motherhood, grief, relationship shifts, relationship with ones own body shift, postpartum and everything that is affecting your ..."
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"A safe space to be real about the highs, the lows, and everything in-between about being in the 4th trimester. We will discuss motherhood, grief, relationship shifts, relationship with ones own body shift, postpartum and everything that is affecting your ..."
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Host: Mr. James W (Jim) Holley, MA, MFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Please visit my website at my 'Parents of Teens and Preteens Course' link. "
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Host: Dr. Dr. Paul Kramer, EdD, LMFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"This Men's therapy group began in 2005 and has been going strong ever since. The focus of the group is men's issues as they pertain to interpersonal relationships outside of the therapy office. The group often provides a safe place ..."
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"This Men's therapy group began in 2005 and has been going strong ever since. The focus of the group is men's issues as they pertain to interpersonal relationships outside of the therapy office. The group often provides a safe place ..."
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Host: Sorrenta Stuart, LMFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"A Weekly retreat for women, where we work together to release the inner trauma. Our unique approach allows you to heal your inner wounds and build the self esteem needed to conquer the pain to start the healing process. "
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"A Weekly retreat for women, where we work together to release the inner trauma. Our unique approach allows you to heal your inner wounds and build the self esteem needed to conquer the pain to start the healing process. "
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Host: Ms. Francesca Battaglia, AMFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Open to all MFT trainees, AMFT, ASW, APCC. This is a group that is meant to be a safe, nonjudgmental space for mental health professionals in the early stages of their careers to come together. We will be meeting once ..."
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"Open to all MFT trainees, AMFT, ASW, APCC. This is a group that is meant to be a safe, nonjudgmental space for mental health professionals in the early stages of their careers to come together. We will be meeting once ..."
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Host: Margarita Lorence, PhD
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Basic mindfulness skills can help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings, making them less intense, and increasing your ability to manage them. This six week mindfulness course was created for beginners who want to turn thoughts and feelings into allies. ..."
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"Basic mindfulness skills can help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings, making them less intense, and increasing your ability to manage them. This six week mindfulness course was created for beginners who want to turn thoughts and feelings into allies. ..."
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
"Putting together a codependency group at 43 Quail Court, Suite 207, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 If interested call Dr. Schiebert at 510-917 -4001 "
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"Putting together a codependency group at 43 Quail Court, Suite 207, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 If interested call Dr. Schiebert at 510-917 -4001 "
Host: Gagandip Judge, LPC
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
"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: Lauren Ellis, LMFT
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
"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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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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.