Host: Dr. Mary Deyo, MA, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
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"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
Host: Dr. Brandon J Vance, MD
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
"This educational (not a therapy group) Book Club to support people reading Feeling Great by David Burns, starts February 15th and runs weekly for 12 weeks costing only 12 dollars a week. For details and to sign up, see: https:// ..."
(628) 258-6239
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"This educational (not a therapy group) Book Club to support people reading Feeling Great by David Burns, starts February 15th and runs weekly for 12 weeks costing only 12 dollars a week. For details and to sign up, see: https:// ..."
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Host: Kal Zeryihun - Telehealth Therapy, LCSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
"CreateWellness provides telehealth/online therapy for chronic stress, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief and many other mental health conditions and emotional pain. In addition to traditional talk therapy, CreateWellness offers integrative mental health care, a holistic approach to well-being that addresses nutrition ..."
(562) 317-7042
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"CreateWellness provides telehealth/online therapy for chronic stress, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief and many other mental health conditions and emotional pain. In addition to traditional talk therapy, CreateWellness offers integrative mental health care, a holistic approach to well-being that addresses nutrition ..."
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Host: Mrs. Michelle Nicholas, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"This is an open support group which meet for 12 weeks. Group addresses the challenges of work/school, interpersonal relationships, mood stability, as well as helping you find something to be passionate about. The focus will be on helping you struggle ..."
(510) 343-7757
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"This is an open support group which meet for 12 weeks. Group addresses the challenges of work/school, interpersonal relationships, mood stability, as well as helping you find something to be passionate about. The focus will be on helping you struggle ..."
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Host: Elizabeth Ehrenberg, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
"This 10-week group pairs improv techniques with a facilitated process group. The principles that help actors create scenes and stories are the same principles that help people create fulfilling connections with others and live their lives with grace and joy. ..."
(415) 870-1727
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"This 10-week group pairs improv techniques with a facilitated process group. The principles that help actors create scenes and stories are the same principles that help people create fulfilling connections with others and live their lives with grace and joy. ..."
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Host: Dr. Nicole Poell, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
"Virtual ACT for Anxiety and Depression workshop: 8-week course to help you find your path to a life worth living. Whether you struggle with lifelong anxiety and/or depression, feel stuck in life or overwhelmed by current events, this group can ..."
(510) 849-6755
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"Virtual ACT for Anxiety and Depression workshop: 8-week course to help you find your path to a life worth living. Whether you struggle with lifelong anxiety and/or depression, feel stuck in life or overwhelmed by current events, this group can ..."
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Host: Ms. Cindi Rivera, MFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
"Women of Color: Learn mindfulness skills to help you increase your calm, sense of peace and comfort within yourself, and to lessen your overwhelm. A six week online course with lessons delivered by email, then followed up with live online ..."
(510) 470-7374
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"Women of Color: Learn mindfulness skills to help you increase your calm, sense of peace and comfort within yourself, and to lessen your overwhelm. A six week online course with lessons delivered by email, then followed up with live online ..."
Host: Dr. Mary Deyo, MA, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
(707) 663-4250
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"Offering a blend of didactic skill based training and supportive group process, the Moving Through Emotional Crisis Group offers support to anyone suffering from intense depression, anxiety or trauma related symptoms. This 90 minute group is divided into approximately 30 ..."
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Host: Ms. Desirae Torrens, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"Are you struggling with a loss that has left you feeling unable to cope or to move forward with your life? American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "there is no grief like the grief that does not speak". Grief can ..."
(415) 301-3940
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Oakland, CA 94609
"Are you struggling with a loss that has left you feeling unable to cope or to move forward with your life? American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "there is no grief like the grief that does not speak". Grief can ..."
Host: Dr. Mary Deyo, MA, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
"Evidence based treatment strategies for managing Bipolar Mood Disorders. Education and skills provided, as well as support from fellow group members. For people living with Bipolar Disorder, the unique setting of a safe, open space allows for profound connection and ..."
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"Evidence based treatment strategies for managing Bipolar Mood Disorders. Education and skills provided, as well as support from fellow group members. For people living with Bipolar Disorder, the unique setting of a safe, open space allows for profound connection and ..."
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Host: Ms. Desirae Torrens, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"Over 3 million cases of depression are reported in the US alone. 40 million adults in the US struggle with an anxiety disorder. However, less than half of those suffering seek help with the potentially debilitating symptoms of anxiety and ..."
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Oakland, CA 94609
"Over 3 million cases of depression are reported in the US alone. 40 million adults in the US struggle with an anxiety disorder. However, less than half of those suffering seek help with the potentially debilitating symptoms of anxiety and ..."
Host: Tonia Herrero, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
"Girls Empowerment Art Therapy group is for teen girls (ages 14-18.) This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making with talk therapy and focuses on self esteem, social skills, relationships, body image, identity, and managing stress and symptoms such as ..."
(510) 675-7070
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Oakland, CA 94610
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"Girls Empowerment Art Therapy group is for teen girls (ages 14-18.) This art therapy group integrates therapeutic art making with talk therapy and focuses on self esteem, social skills, relationships, body image, identity, and managing stress and symptoms such as ..."
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Host: Dr. Jayn Rajandran, PsyD, LMFT, IO, Psych, CGE
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
"Adolescence is a tough period in a child's life as it's marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and interest in usual activities. Depression can be a transient response to many situations and stresses. In adolescence, depressed mood is ..."
(650) 727-1761
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Oakland, CA 94618
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"Adolescence is a tough period in a child's life as it's marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and interest in usual activities. Depression can be a transient response to many situations and stresses. In adolescence, depressed mood is ..."
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Host: Angela M Anderson, LCSW, MA
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
"This group is for women living with depression. The group is limited to six members. Each session is topic driven. Some topics include, setting boundaries; unhelpful thinking patterns; distress tolerance; goal setting; relaxation techniques; communication skills. The topics are modified ..."
(510) 257-9468
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"This group is for women living with depression. The group is limited to six members. Each session is topic driven. Some topics include, setting boundaries; unhelpful thinking patterns; distress tolerance; goal setting; relaxation techniques; communication skills. The topics are modified ..."
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Host: Dr. Dan Quinn, PsyD
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94602
"Our groups are great ways to find friendly companionship and have the kinds of important conversations that are often missing from people's lives. They are also places to learn better how to communicate with both warmth and strength, with openness ..."
(510) 408-6852
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"Our groups are great ways to find friendly companionship and have the kinds of important conversations that are often missing from people's lives. They are also places to learn better how to communicate with both warmth and strength, with openness ..."
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Host: Ms. Gloria Namkung, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
"NOTE: AT THIS TIME, I'M NOT OFFERING A GROUP BUT MAY BE OFFERING IT IN THE FUTURE. Recognize how and why your anger gets triggered and out of control. Identify feelings and underlying emotions. Interrupt the cycle before it causes ..."
(510) 564-7199
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Oakland, CA 94618
"NOTE: AT THIS TIME, I'M NOT OFFERING A GROUP BUT MAY BE OFFERING IT IN THE FUTURE. Recognize how and why your anger gets triggered and out of control. Identify feelings and underlying emotions. Interrupt the cycle before it causes ..."
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Host: Oakland Dbt And Mindfulness Center, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
"Please see website for detailed info: http://www.oaklanddbtcent er.com "
(510) 876-9674

Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
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Host: Dr. Lesleigh Franklin, PhD, MS
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"We are a multiethnic, multilingual agency who provides individual, and group therapy along with psychological assessment. We are grounded in issues related to social justice. "
(510) 800-9531
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"We are a multiethnic, multilingual agency who provides individual, and group therapy along with psychological assessment. We are grounded in issues related to social justice. "
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Host: Natasha Shapiro, LCSW
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"Graduating from college is a major life change. Before graduation, you were probably asked several times what you plan to do once college is over. That question may incite various feelings including fear, excitement, annoyance, etc. You may have a ..."
(415) 236-3185
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"Graduating from college is a major life change. Before graduation, you were probably asked several times what you plan to do once college is over. That question may incite various feelings including fear, excitement, annoyance, etc. You may have a ..."
Host: Matthew McKernan, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
"This ongoing group is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in taking their process outdoors-into the beautiful oak, bay, and redwood forests of the Oakland hills. This group is for those who would like a respite from the bustle and ..."
(510) 369-1672
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"This ongoing group is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in taking their process outdoors-into the beautiful oak, bay, and redwood forests of the Oakland hills. This group is for those who would like a respite from the bustle and ..."

Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Oakland. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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.