Host: Ms. Malin Mckinley, MSW, LCSW
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
"This is a virtual CBT based skills group for new mothers who are experiencing perinatal or post partum anxiety/and or depression. We practice CBT strategies, process the joys and challenges of motherhood, learn new coping skills and build lasting relationships/friendships ..."
(747) 232-5090
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"This is a virtual CBT based skills group for new mothers who are experiencing perinatal or post partum anxiety/and or depression. We practice CBT strategies, process the joys and challenges of motherhood, learn new coping skills and build lasting relationships/friendships ..."
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Host: Susan Russo, LMFT
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
"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 ..."
(805) 262-8191
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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: Ms. Bette Levy Alkazian, MA, LMFT, BCPC
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
"We meet once a month for education and support. Discussions include anxiety, depression, behavior issues, potty training, limit setting, sleep issues, friends, marriage, self care and so much more. This is an ongoing group open to anyone. Come for support ..."
(805) 246-7604
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"We meet once a month for education and support. Discussions include anxiety, depression, behavior issues, potty training, limit setting, sleep issues, friends, marriage, self care and so much more. This is an ongoing group open to anyone. Come for support ..."
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Host: Mrs. Yashica W Budde, MA, LMFT, CMHIMP
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
"We will be focused on: Resilient Thinking Effective Relationships Managing Emotions Building on Strengths. "
(747) 203-0717
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"We will be focused on: Resilient Thinking Effective Relationships Managing Emotions Building on Strengths. "
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Host: Dr. Lester Summerfield, PhD
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
"Group consists of sophisticated, mixed adult (middle aged) individuals. Group focuses on these areas: *Overcoming alienation *Relationships (including marital and divorce issues) *Work Issues *Addiction *Life Transitions "
(805) 994-0948
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"Group consists of sophisticated, mixed adult (middle aged) individuals. Group focuses on these areas: *Overcoming alienation *Relationships (including marital and divorce issues) *Work Issues *Addiction *Life Transitions "
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Host: Danielle Hoffman, MS, LMFT
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
"Do you know a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder? Are you afraid to say or do the wrong thing? Are you worried that you are enabling versus supporting your loved one? This group is a space ..."
(805) 307-7541
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"Do you know a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder? Are you afraid to say or do the wrong thing? Are you worried that you are enabling versus supporting your loved one? This group is a space ..."
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Host: Cheri L McDonald, PhD, LMFT
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
"Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Root, Rebound & Rise. We create a road map for conquering the rippling impact of complex trauma on the individual and the marriage. We start at the root from where they ..."
(818) 305-6249
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"Heal Your Trauma, Heal Your Marriage: 7 Steps to Root, Rebound & Rise. We create a road map for conquering the rippling impact of complex trauma on the individual and the marriage. We start at the root from where they ..."
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Host: Miss. Brittney Henderson, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
"**Currently forming this group. Group will take place via ZOOM. If interested please contact me directly. Thank you!** This group provides compassion, emotional support, understanding, and positive coping skills for those struggling with depression. There is no judgement. This group ..."
(424) 344-5722
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"**Currently forming this group. Group will take place via ZOOM. If interested please contact me directly. Thank you!** This group provides compassion, emotional support, understanding, and positive coping skills for those struggling with depression. There is no judgement. This group ..."
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Host: Dr. Michael Kaufman, MFT, PsyD
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
"Facilitator certified by Ventura and Los Angeles County Probation Department for over 20 years. Addresses issues related to anger management, effects on spouses and children, communication, assertiveness skills and taking responsibility for behavior. Presented in an open and safe atmosphere. "
(818) 293-5976
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"Facilitator certified by Ventura and Los Angeles County Probation Department for over 20 years. Addresses issues related to anger management, effects on spouses and children, communication, assertiveness skills and taking responsibility for behavior. Presented in an open and safe atmosphere. "
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Host: Mr. Marcos Guillen, CATC, I, RAS
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
"This is for individuals seeking to face and overcome the stigma of addiction, learn new tools for coping with stress and anxiety, build communication skills to confront issues rather than avoid. Subjects addressed include recognizing and managing your addictive voice, ..."
(424) 383-6667
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"This is for individuals seeking to face and overcome the stigma of addiction, learn new tools for coping with stress and anxiety, build communication skills to confront issues rather than avoid. Subjects addressed include recognizing and managing your addictive voice, ..."
Photo of Wendy De Augustine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Wendy De Augustine, LMFT, MA
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
"This is a group for teen girls who are looking for support from other teen girls dealing with Depression. Girls today have many pressures that may negatively impact their self-esteem, body-image, sexuality and sexual identities, peer relationships, school performance and ..."
(818) 624-2284
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"This is a group for teen girls who are looking for support from other teen girls dealing with Depression. Girls today have many pressures that may negatively impact their self-esteem, body-image, sexuality and sexual identities, peer relationships, school performance and ..."
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Host: Sarah Christy Rosas, MS, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been proven effective in the treatment of eating disorders, substance use, anger, depression, reducing suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, psychiatric hospitalizations and improving social functioning. DBT skills include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. ..."
(805) 307-7392
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been proven effective in the treatment of eating disorders, substance use, anger, depression, reducing suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, psychiatric hospitalizations and improving social functioning. DBT skills include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. ..."
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Host: Mrs. Joanna Burke, MS, RN, MBACP, LPCC, EMDR
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
"In a supportive and therapeutic space you'll learn how to reduce your stress levels without changes to your immediate life or relationships - the key is within YOU! You'll start by learning what stress really is and how it impacts ..."
(213) 335-2111
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"In a supportive and therapeutic space you'll learn how to reduce your stress levels without changes to your immediate life or relationships - the key is within YOU! You'll start by learning what stress really is and how it impacts ..."
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Host: Dr. Sandra Andrade, PsyD
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
"DBT Skills Group is designed for to help adolescents learn coping skills in the areas of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal relationships. These skills are highly effective for individuals struggling with emotion dysregulation. "
(805) 491-4856
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
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"DBT Skills Group is designed for to help adolescents learn coping skills in the areas of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal relationships. These skills are highly effective for individuals struggling with emotion dysregulation. "
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Host: Nancy M Herzenach, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 319-7951
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
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Host: Miss. Cailin Greenelsh, MS, AMFT
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
"An empowering group therapy experience that provides the opportunity for teens to gain better understanding of their social anxiety, learn to express themselves, and learn effective ways to take control of their distressing symptoms. As a result of the pandemic, ..."
(818) 614-5796
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"An empowering group therapy experience that provides the opportunity for teens to gain better understanding of their social anxiety, learn to express themselves, and learn effective ways to take control of their distressing symptoms. As a result of the pandemic, ..."
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Host: Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
"This group is broken up into the DBT modules. Each module is focused on for 6 weeks. Clients can enter the group at any time. Group is co-ed for ages 14- 16 years old. It is currently held on Telehealth "
(805) 716-6384
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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"This group is broken up into the DBT modules. Each module is focused on for 6 weeks. Clients can enter the group at any time. Group is co-ed for ages 14- 16 years old. It is currently held on Telehealth "
Photo of Sona DeLurgio, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Dr. Sona DeLurgio, PsyD, LMFT, CEDS
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
"Women coming together can do great things! This online membership group helps women who feel stuck in self-defeating mindsets to grow into their own power by guiding them with small steps and strategies. Learn more: www.WeConnectCircle.com "
(626) 836-2023
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
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"Women coming together can do great things! This online membership group helps women who feel stuck in self-defeating mindsets to grow into their own power by guiding them with small steps and strategies. Learn more: www.WeConnectCircle.com "
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Host: Mr. Mark A Emmitt, MEd, MFT, NBCC
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
"(not currently offering, due to numbers) There is very little in the way of information readily available to men on how to make the transition into father hood. This fact was the starting place for the development of a course ..."
(818) 963-9120
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
"(not currently offering, due to numbers) There is very little in the way of information readily available to men on how to make the transition into father hood. This fact was the starting place for the development of a course ..."
Photo of Phinette Norton, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Phinette Norton, LMFT
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
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(805) 793-0260
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Westlake Village 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 Westlake Village 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 Westlake Village 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 Westlake Village 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 Westlake Village 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.