Host: Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, PsyD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92130
"This group was formulated to assist individuals in regaining their lives by alleviating depression, increasing self-esteem and self-worth and in reducing the occurrence of another depressive episode. This group treatment will utilize a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach which has been ..."
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"This group was formulated to assist individuals in regaining their lives by alleviating depression, increasing self-esteem and self-worth and in reducing the occurrence of another depressive episode. This group treatment will utilize a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach which has been ..."
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Host: Ms. Cara Fairfax, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92117
"This group is for mothers of toddlers and preschoolers who are coping with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. The group si a mix of peer support, education, and therapy. "
(619) 376-2982
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San Diego, CA 92117
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"This group is for mothers of toddlers and preschoolers who are coping with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. The group si a mix of peer support, education, and therapy. "
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Host: Mr. Samuel A. Newman, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92103
"Home to an exceptional group of independent wellness service providers offering counseling, life coaching, massage therapy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, energy work, aromatherapy and more! "
(619) 320-4249
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San Diego, CA 92103
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"Home to an exceptional group of independent wellness service providers offering counseling, life coaching, massage therapy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, energy work, aromatherapy and more! "
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Host: Mrs. Reihaneh Mahdavi, MA, AMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92123
"Your body and mind go through many changes during and after pregnancy! If you are experiencing sadness, anxiety and difficulty with your day to day life after giving birth, you are not alone! My support groups are a great way ..."
(619) 375-4483
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"Your body and mind go through many changes during and after pregnancy! If you are experiencing sadness, anxiety and difficulty with your day to day life after giving birth, you are not alone! My support groups are a great way ..."
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Host: Mrs. Well-Mamas Counseling, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Our therapy group provides strategies for postpartum mamas who may be struggling with the emotional and often overwhelming responsibilities of motherhood. This group is for mamas who are noticing that adjusting to their new role or new baby is impacting ..."
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San Diego, CA 92108
"Our therapy group provides strategies for postpartum mamas who may be struggling with the emotional and often overwhelming responsibilities of motherhood. This group is for mamas who are noticing that adjusting to their new role or new baby is impacting ..."
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Host: Ms. Elizabeth (Lizzy) Ritti, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"We are a group of clinicians who bring a wide range of experience for you. We work with Trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, communication just to name a few. We offer day and evening appointments so that we can best ..."
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San Diego, CA 92108
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"We are a group of clinicians who bring a wide range of experience for you. We work with Trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, communication just to name a few. We offer day and evening appointments so that we can best ..."
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Host: Sheela - Shivaprasad, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
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"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
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Host: Lauren Prasek, MSN, PMHNP
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
"At SoCal Wellness we are currently accepting new clients. We are out-of-network providers, however our office will assist you in filing for reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits. We also have a limited number of cash pay openings. Appointment times ..."
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San Diego, CA 92121
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"At SoCal Wellness we are currently accepting new clients. We are out-of-network providers, however our office will assist you in filing for reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits. We also have a limited number of cash pay openings. Appointment times ..."
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Host: Carissa Pilkington, MSW, ASW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to decrease anxiety, depression, and feeling out of control. DBT also helps to increase communication skills and decrease relationship issues. Call or email PEP today for more information ..."
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San Diego, CA 92108
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"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to decrease anxiety, depression, and feeling out of control. DBT also helps to increase communication skills and decrease relationship issues. Call or email PEP today for more information ..."
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Host: Dr. Julia Rosengren, PsyD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92117
"Cultivating motivation is hard enough without pandemic getting in the way! Join us virtually to process, get support, and learn techniques to build motivation for any kind of behavioral change. This is an open group so you can join anytime. "
(858) 609-8405
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San Diego, CA 92117
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"Cultivating motivation is hard enough without pandemic getting in the way! Join us virtually to process, get support, and learn techniques to build motivation for any kind of behavioral change. This is an open group so you can join anytime. "
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Host: Dr. Aimee Cornelius Pearson, PsyD, MA
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92110
"Grief is the natural reaction to loss. Grief is both a universal and a personal experience. This is a support group for those who have experienced personal losses. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to ..."
(619) 456-0259
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San Diego, CA 92110
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"Grief is the natural reaction to loss. Grief is both a universal and a personal experience. This is a support group for those who have experienced personal losses. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to ..."
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Host: Mr. C. Allen Ruyle, LCSW, CGP
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"These groups help men cope with their history of non-consensual sex, either sexual abuse in childhood or sexual assault in adulthood. These experiences have lifelong repercussions in emotional, psychological and interpersonal realms. The group provides participants a safe place to ..."
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San Diego, CA 92108
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"These groups help men cope with their history of non-consensual sex, either sexual abuse in childhood or sexual assault in adulthood. These experiences have lifelong repercussions in emotional, psychological and interpersonal realms. The group provides participants a safe place to ..."
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Host: Personal Evolution Psychotherapy - Ariel Almarakeshy, ACSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
(619) 304-0353
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San Diego, CA 92108
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"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to teens who have anxiety, mood swings or depression, poor communication with family or friends, family conflict, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or emotional eating, a difficult ..."
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Host: Dr. Bruce Hubbard, MD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Dr. Karishma Patel is a board-certified psychiatrist. She has treated adults and adolescents with a broad range of symptoms and diagnoses including Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, PTSD and Adjustment Disorder. Dr. Patel is passionate about helping adolescents and ..."
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San Diego, CA 92108
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"Dr. Karishma Patel is a board-certified psychiatrist. She has treated adults and adolescents with a broad range of symptoms and diagnoses including Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, PTSD and Adjustment Disorder. Dr. Patel is passionate about helping adolescents and ..."
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Host: Ms. Cara Fairfax, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92117
"This group is intended to support parents (or other adult family members) who have had a baby in the NICU. The trauma effect of the NICU experience is often buried while the a baby is in the NICU and once ..."
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San Diego, CA 92117
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"This group is intended to support parents (or other adult family members) who have had a baby in the NICU. The trauma effect of the NICU experience is often buried while the a baby is in the NICU and once ..."
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Host: Ms. Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92119
"This group is for those who need support for anxiety, depressive symptoms, trauma triggers or "dual diagnosis" (mood disorder, anxiety + addiction). Learn how to identify triggers, redirect/reframe distressing thoughts, self-regulate, cope more effectively, manage stressors, break your sense of ..."
(619) 567-3827
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San Diego, CA 92119
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"This group is for those who need support for anxiety, depressive symptoms, trauma triggers or "dual diagnosis" (mood disorder, anxiety + addiction). Learn how to identify triggers, redirect/reframe distressing thoughts, self-regulate, cope more effectively, manage stressors, break your sense of ..."
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Host: Ann Minnich - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to decrease anxiety, depression, and feeling out of control. DBT also helps to increase communication skills and decrease relationship issues. Call or email PEP today for more information ..."
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"Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) provides DBT skills training groups that provide skills to decrease anxiety, depression, and feeling out of control. DBT also helps to increase communication skills and decrease relationship issues. Call or email PEP today for more information ..."
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Host: Ms. Miyoung Son, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92123
"Directical Behavioral Therapy Group "
(619) 485-6056
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San Diego, CA 92123
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"Directical Behavioral Therapy Group "
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Host: Mrs. Erica Petree, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92192
""Together we can help moms who are struggling with postpartum emotional disorders. "
(423) 205-5757
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92192
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""Together we can help moms who are struggling with postpartum emotional disorders. "
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Host: Ms. Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92119
"This group is for those who need support for anxiety, depressive symptoms, trauma triggers or "dual diagnosis" (mood disorder, anxiety + addiction). Learn how to identify triggers, redirect/reframe distressing thoughts, self-regulate, cope more effectively, manage stressors, break your sense of ..."
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San Diego, CA 92119
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"This group is for those who need support for anxiety, depressive symptoms, trauma triggers or "dual diagnosis" (mood disorder, anxiety + addiction). Learn how to identify triggers, redirect/reframe distressing thoughts, self-regulate, cope more effectively, manage stressors, break your sense of ..."

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 San Diego. 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?
San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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.