Support Groups in Whittier, CA

An online process-oriented training group for aspiring therapists. The group meets once per month for 3 hours one Saturday per month based on the group members availability.
Hosted by Jeffrey T. Middleton, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Whittier, CA 90601
An online process-oriented training group for aspiring therapists. The group meets once per month for 3 hours one Saturday per month based on the group members availability.
(562) 276-2168 View (562) 276-2168
At Center for Behavior Medicine, patients receive the benefits of a holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric and Psychological practitioners into one, unified center. For over 30 years, Center for Behavior Medicine has been servicing the LA County ...
Hosted by Center For Behavior Medicine
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Whittier, CA 90605
At Center for Behavior Medicine, patients receive the benefits of a holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric and Psychological practitioners into one, unified center. For over 30 years, Center for Behavior Medicine has been servicing the LA County ...
(562) 758-7210 View (562) 758-7210
We provide court-approved parenting classes designed to support parents in navigating the complexities of parenting. Parenting can be challenging. We understand that court orders often mandate attendance in parenting classes to ensure the well-being of the children involved. Our classes ...
Hosted by Hadley House Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Whittier, CA 90601
We provide court-approved parenting classes designed to support parents in navigating the complexities of parenting. Parenting can be challenging. We understand that court orders often mandate attendance in parenting classes to ensure the well-being of the children involved. Our classes ...
(562) 600-8653 View (562) 600-8653
At Center for Behavior Medicine, patients receive the benefits of a holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric and Psychological practitioners into one, unified center. For over 30 years, Center for Behavior Medicine has been servicing the LA County ...
Hosted by Barbara J Justice
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Whittier, CA 90605
At Center for Behavior Medicine, patients receive the benefits of a holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric and Psychological practitioners into one, unified center. For over 30 years, Center for Behavior Medicine has been servicing the LA County ...
(562) 548-8166 View (562) 548-8166
At CBM, patients receive the benefits of a holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric and Psychological practitioners into one. For over 30 years, CBM has been servicing the LA County community, and now also services Orange County with ...
Hosted by Center For Behavior Medicine
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Whittier, CA 90605
At CBM, patients receive the benefits of a holistic medical health practice, bringing together both Psychiatric and Psychological practitioners into one. For over 30 years, CBM has been servicing the LA County community, and now also services Orange County with ...
(714) 248-0470 View (714) 248-0470
Women's process group to process and explore themes such as women's issues, life stressors, relationships, intimacy, boundaries, and self-love. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone.” – Anonymous
Hosted by Cynthia Peña-Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Whittier, CA 90605
Women's process group to process and explore themes such as women's issues, life stressors, relationships, intimacy, boundaries, and self-love. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone.” – Anonymous
(562) 203-0923 View (562) 203-0923
Are you struggling to control your anger? Do you find yourself reacting impulsively in frustrating situations, damaging relationships and opportunities? Take charge of your emotions and transform your life with our specialized anger management classes. We understand the challenges of ...
Hosted by Hadley House Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Whittier, CA 90601
Are you struggling to control your anger? Do you find yourself reacting impulsively in frustrating situations, damaging relationships and opportunities? Take charge of your emotions and transform your life with our specialized anger management classes. We understand the challenges of ...
(562) 600-8653 View (562) 600-8653

More Groups Nearby

Since 2001, our therapists at Hope for Healing Counseling have developed supportive therapeutic relationships with clients and have instilled hope for healing from past trauma. With care and compassion, we promote our clients' progress as we work to equip them ...
Hosted by Hope For Healing Counseling-Group Practice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Paramount, CA 90723
Since 2001, our therapists at Hope for Healing Counseling have developed supportive therapeutic relationships with clients and have instilled hope for healing from past trauma. With care and compassion, we promote our clients' progress as we work to equip them ...
(562) 445-8177 View (562) 445-8177
This group is for individuals needing to complete, DCFS, court or probation requirements. It varies in length from 10 to 52 sessions. Please call for enrollment information. 562-943-6000. We have Monday evening and Saturday morning classes. Proof of enrollment and ...
Hosted by New Directions, Richard Perla, Ph.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, SAP
Verified Verified
Group meets in La Mirada, CA 90638
This group is for individuals needing to complete, DCFS, court or probation requirements. It varies in length from 10 to 52 sessions. Please call for enrollment information. 562-943-6000. We have Monday evening and Saturday morning classes. Proof of enrollment and ...
(562) 250-5845 View (562) 250-5845
An opportunity to learn, share, and bond around the issue of bipolar disorder.
Hosted by Dr. David Hirohama
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cerritos, CA 90703
An opportunity to learn, share, and bond around the issue of bipolar disorder.
(562) 263-9168 View (562) 263-9168
Grupo para aprender el efecto del estres en nuestras vidas, y como manejar la vida cotediana. Estaremos conectandonos con otras mujeres.
Hosted by Ana L. Aguilar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Montebello, CA 90640
Grupo para aprender el efecto del estres en nuestras vidas, y como manejar la vida cotediana. Estaremos conectandonos con otras mujeres.
(323) 693-9884 View (323) 693-9884
Hi, We have our virtual groups. Please call us for more information.
Hosted by New Hope Family Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Downey, CA 90240
Hi, We have our virtual groups. Please call us for more information.
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We are an eclectic group composed of 7 clinicians with a multidisciplinary style. Our style is geared towards helping you the client achieve your goals. WE are family friendly, faith based oriented team. We work in collaboration with you. We ...
Hosted by New Hope Family Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Downey, CA 90241
We are an eclectic group composed of 7 clinicians with a multidisciplinary style. Our style is geared towards helping you the client achieve your goals. WE are family friendly, faith based oriented team. We work in collaboration with you. We ...
(562) 582-7424 View (562) 582-7424
Teach parents (married or single) parenting skills to be able to live a stress free life and raise an obedient happy child. Able to work with parents on children that tantrum, act out, talk back and that do not listen.
Hosted by Analicia Ybarra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Commerce, CA 90040
Teach parents (married or single) parenting skills to be able to live a stress free life and raise an obedient happy child. Able to work with parents on children that tantrum, act out, talk back and that do not listen.
(323) 576-7167 View (323) 576-7167
Our groups offered are part of our Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization programming. Our mental health groups are safe places to discuss your experiences with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health issues. Our therapists will help you understand ...
Hosted by Alternative Options Counseling Center
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Artesia, CA 90701
Our groups offered are part of our Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization programming. Our mental health groups are safe places to discuss your experiences with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health issues. Our therapists will help you understand ...
(310) 742-8524 View (310) 742-8524
Hosted by Dr. Alex Ballan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 379-6646 View (562) 379-6646
This Therapy Group is for Adults who experienced a hard winter of depression or grief aka "The Winter Blues." If you are struggling with seasonal or longterm depression, loss, grief, non-death related losses, break-up's, burnout, divorce, job-loss, health emergencies, & ...
Hosted by Ahneishia Washington
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bellflower, CA 90706
This Therapy Group is for Adults who experienced a hard winter of depression or grief aka "The Winter Blues." If you are struggling with seasonal or longterm depression, loss, grief, non-death related losses, break-up's, burnout, divorce, job-loss, health emergencies, & ...
(562) 553-8227 View (562) 553-8227
Our substance abuse focused groups are part of our Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization programming. These groups treat the abuse of, and addiction to, many different drugs, including benzodiazepines, opiates, prescription medications, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, hallucinogens, inhalants, and others. ...
Hosted by Alternative Options Counseling Center
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Artesia, CA 90701
Our substance abuse focused groups are part of our Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization programming. These groups treat the abuse of, and addiction to, many different drugs, including benzodiazepines, opiates, prescription medications, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, hallucinogens, inhalants, and others. ...
(310) 742-8524 View (310) 742-8524
As of 11/2023, this group is active. It is for individuals looking to do CBT and DBT based therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, borderline personality.
Hosted by TelepsychHealth
Psychiatrist, MD, NP, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Norwalk, CA 90650
As of 11/2023, this group is active. It is for individuals looking to do CBT and DBT based therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar, borderline personality.
(408) 539-0754 View (408) 539-0754
Alternative Options adolescent mental health and eating disorder groups are part of our Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization programming. We offer a safe and supportive environment designed to meet the specific and unique needs of adolescents struggling with issues related ...
Hosted by Alternative Options Counseling Center
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Artesia, CA 90701
Alternative Options adolescent mental health and eating disorder groups are part of our Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization programming. We offer a safe and supportive environment designed to meet the specific and unique needs of adolescents struggling with issues related ...
(310) 742-8524 View (310) 742-8524

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Whittier?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.