Support Groups in Woodacre, CA

Path of Parenting
Parenting has the potential to be a profound spiritual journey. By exploring the Buddhist teachings and different mindfulness practices, we'll cultivate the awareness to offer our children and ourselves the "appropriate response"-- a response rooted in compassion and understanding. Pre-crawling ...
Hosted by Grace Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
Parenting has the potential to be a profound spiritual journey. By exploring the Buddhist teachings and different mindfulness practices, we'll cultivate the awareness to offer our children and ourselves the "appropriate response"-- a response rooted in compassion and understanding. Pre-crawling ...
(415) 691-2785 View (415) 691-2785
Good Grief: A Heart Circle for Grievers
Welcome Beloved Grievers! This experiential compassion and heart-centered group will explore the mystery of your grieving heart. We will use mindfulness-based listening, along with poetry, journaling, guided meditation and expressive arts. I offer a group of 4-8 participants, to gather ...
Hosted by Buddhist Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
Welcome Beloved Grievers! This experiential compassion and heart-centered group will explore the mystery of your grieving heart. We will use mindfulness-based listening, along with poetry, journaling, guided meditation and expressive arts. I offer a group of 4-8 participants, to gather ...
(415) 849-4108 View (415) 849-4108
Sensitivity Circles for Highly Sensitive Women
Highly Sensitive Women who are seeking community and ready to grow. Mindfulness, spirituality, expressive arts, writing, group process. Guiding principles: When it's hard, it's hard, & we work hard to move through. Make the right thing easy and the wrong ...
Hosted by Alane Freund
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, ICHS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
Highly Sensitive Women who are seeking community and ready to grow. Mindfulness, spirituality, expressive arts, writing, group process. Guiding principles: When it's hard, it's hard, & we work hard to move through. Make the right thing easy and the wrong ...
(415) 463-4587 View (415) 463-4587
Women's Meditation Group
"There is no house like the house of belonging." David Whyte This group offers women a place to come together in community, and strengthen our sense of belonging in the world. The group includes time for silent meditation, a short ...
Hosted by Grace Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
"There is no house like the house of belonging." David Whyte This group offers women a place to come together in community, and strengthen our sense of belonging in the world. The group includes time for silent meditation, a short ...
(415) 691-2785 View (415) 691-2785
The Move Your HSP Book Club
We will be reading and discussing the phenomenal book Built to Move by Kelly and Juliet Starrett. In this five week book club, we will unpack 10 life-changing but simple health practices. Each week we will study and experiment with ...
Hosted by Alane Freund
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, ICHS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
We will be reading and discussing the phenomenal book Built to Move by Kelly and Juliet Starrett. In this five week book club, we will unpack 10 life-changing but simple health practices. Each week we will study and experiment with ...
(415) 463-4587 View (415) 463-4587

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Path of Parenting
Parenting has the potential to be a profound spiritual journey. By exploring the Buddhist teachings and different mindfulness practices, we'll cultivate the awareness to offer our children and ourselves the "appropriate response"-- a response rooted in compassion and understanding. Pre-crawling ...
Hosted by Grace Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
Parenting has the potential to be a profound spiritual journey. By exploring the Buddhist teachings and different mindfulness practices, we'll cultivate the awareness to offer our children and ourselves the "appropriate response"-- a response rooted in compassion and understanding. Pre-crawling ...
(415) 691-2785 View (415) 691-2785
Good Grief: A Heart Circle for Grievers
Welcome Beloved Grievers! This experiential compassion and heart-centered group will explore the mystery of your grieving heart. We will use mindfulness-based listening, along with poetry, journaling, guided meditation and expressive arts. I offer a group of 4-8 participants, to gather ...
Hosted by Buddhist Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
Welcome Beloved Grievers! This experiential compassion and heart-centered group will explore the mystery of your grieving heart. We will use mindfulness-based listening, along with poetry, journaling, guided meditation and expressive arts. I offer a group of 4-8 participants, to gather ...
(415) 849-4108 View (415) 849-4108
Sensitivity Circles for Highly Sensitive Women
Highly Sensitive Women who are seeking community and ready to grow. Mindfulness, spirituality, expressive arts, writing, group process. Guiding principles: When it's hard, it's hard, & we work hard to move through. Make the right thing easy and the wrong ...
Hosted by Alane Freund
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, ICHS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
Highly Sensitive Women who are seeking community and ready to grow. Mindfulness, spirituality, expressive arts, writing, group process. Guiding principles: When it's hard, it's hard, & we work hard to move through. Make the right thing easy and the wrong ...
(415) 463-4587 View (415) 463-4587
Women's Meditation Group
"There is no house like the house of belonging." David Whyte This group offers women a place to come together in community, and strengthen our sense of belonging in the world. The group includes time for silent meditation, a short ...
Hosted by Grace Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
"There is no house like the house of belonging." David Whyte This group offers women a place to come together in community, and strengthen our sense of belonging in the world. The group includes time for silent meditation, a short ...
(415) 691-2785 View (415) 691-2785
The Move Your HSP Book Club
We will be reading and discussing the phenomenal book Built to Move by Kelly and Juliet Starrett. In this five week book club, we will unpack 10 life-changing but simple health practices. Each week we will study and experiment with ...
Hosted by Alane Freund
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, ICHS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Woodacre, CA 94973
We will be reading and discussing the phenomenal book Built to Move by Kelly and Juliet Starrett. In this five week book club, we will unpack 10 life-changing but simple health practices. Each week we will study and experiment with ...
(415) 463-4587 View (415) 463-4587
Weight No More! Weight Loss and Lifestyle Change
Support group for individuals who want to lose weight and maintain it by making healthy and conscious changes in the way they eat. Individualized food plans are developed to meet these goals. Psychological insight is gained by looking at what ...
Hosted by Jean Hayes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Novato, CA 94945
Support group for individuals who want to lose weight and maintain it by making healthy and conscious changes in the way they eat. Individualized food plans are developed to meet these goals. Psychological insight is gained by looking at what ...
(415) 574-0967 View (415) 574-0967
Therapy/Growth Group for Men
I am grateful to have facilitated many ongoing growth groups for men for more than 35 years. These ongoing (once per week) men's groups are for men who want to move their lives toward greater personal competence, self-assurance, emotional balance, ...
Hosted by Scott Nelson Phd Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mill Valley, CA 94941
I am grateful to have facilitated many ongoing growth groups for men for more than 35 years. These ongoing (once per week) men's groups are for men who want to move their lives toward greater personal competence, self-assurance, emotional balance, ...
(415) 413-0849 View (415) 413-0849
Singles Group
A 9-week psychoeducational group for uncovering what's blocking you from creating a successful love relationship, or fulfilling relationships with friends, coworkers or family. We’ll explore how you’re getting in your own way & uncover concrete steps you can take for ...
Hosted by Renee Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in San Rafael, CA 94901
A 9-week psychoeducational group for uncovering what's blocking you from creating a successful love relationship, or fulfilling relationships with friends, coworkers or family. We’ll explore how you’re getting in your own way & uncover concrete steps you can take for ...
(415) 403-2657 View (415) 403-2657
Male Sex Addicts
This group is both a psycho-educational and process group for male sex addicts. The nature of sex addiction, family of origin set ups,and childhood traumas will be talked about,as far as how male sex addicts develop behaviors and patterns, and ...
Hosted by Pamela Susan Kohll
Counselor, MS, LPCC, LMHC, CST, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mill Valley, CA 94941
This group is both a psycho-educational and process group for male sex addicts. The nature of sex addiction, family of origin set ups,and childhood traumas will be talked about,as far as how male sex addicts develop behaviors and patterns, and ...
(415) 384-9758 View (415) 384-9758
Mindfulness Based Group Therapy
Stress, being emotionally overwhelmed and pain are uninvited guests in our daily lives; however, they are part of the human condition. Stress and pain may have you feeling irritable, tense, depressed and anxious, which impacts your entire life. The KEY ...
Hosted by Betsy Klinger
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Corte Madera, CA 94925
Stress, being emotionally overwhelmed and pain are uninvited guests in our daily lives; however, they are part of the human condition. Stress and pain may have you feeling irritable, tense, depressed and anxious, which impacts your entire life. The KEY ...
(415) 594-4121 View (415) 594-4121
Teens Preparing for Graduation
The challenges of leaving home and becoming more independent are addressed in a safe and informative way with other juniors and seniors.
Hosted by Dee (Laudene) N Treshnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, BA Ed
Verified Verified
Group meets in Mill Valley, CA 94941
The challenges of leaving home and becoming more independent are addressed in a safe and informative way with other juniors and seniors.
(415) 463-3392 View (415) 463-3392
Multi- family support group
This Group can help parents and family members: improve communication gain skills that strengthen family connection find support with other parents/family who are experiencing similar issues and concerns learn how to set limits and boundaries build a supportive network share ...
Hosted by Mark Schiller
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Corte Madera, CA 94925
This Group can help parents and family members: improve communication gain skills that strengthen family connection find support with other parents/family who are experiencing similar issues and concerns learn how to set limits and boundaries build a supportive network share ...
(650) 209-7943 View (650) 209-7943
Radically Open DBT Skills Group
Radically Open DBT is an alternative form of DBT that targets people with problems of over-control. Although transdiagnostic in focus, RO DBT is often helpful for those with a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder and Recurrent Major Depression, where ...
Hosted by Michael W Vurek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Corte Madera, CA 94925
Radically Open DBT is an alternative form of DBT that targets people with problems of over-control. Although transdiagnostic in focus, RO DBT is often helpful for those with a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder and Recurrent Major Depression, where ...
(628) 227-5650 View (628) 227-5650
Several Groups Offered
Please see website for full listing: www.robingayle.com "Group Therapy".
Hosted by Robin Gayle
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MDiv, MFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kentfield, CA 94904
Please see website for full listing: www.robingayle.com "Group Therapy".
(415) 787-3942 View (415) 787-3942
Expats' support group
A weekly therapy/support groups for expats who feel personally, socially or culturally isolated in the US. This group helps participants explore their hopes and dreams, as well as their regrets and grief over the loss of ties with family and ...
Hosted by Gabriel Rabu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Corte Madera, CA 94925
A weekly therapy/support groups for expats who feel personally, socially or culturally isolated in the US. This group helps participants explore their hopes and dreams, as well as their regrets and grief over the loss of ties with family and ...
(415) 801-3188 View (415) 801-3188

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Woodacre?

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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.