Host: Rebekah Cahoon, MA, LMFT
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San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 627-8531
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Host: Ashwini N Addala, MS, LMFT, PPS-SC
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San Jose, CA 95126
"This Meditation Circle offers a quiet, peaceful environment to help you let go of the mental chatter so you can go inward and connect spiritually. The Meditation Circle will feature Guided Meditations. This group is perfect for beginners, and for ..."
(510) 876-9081
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"This Meditation Circle offers a quiet, peaceful environment to help you let go of the mental chatter so you can go inward and connect spiritually. The Meditation Circle will feature Guided Meditations. This group is perfect for beginners, and for ..."
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Host: Tametra Johnson, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "
(408) 599-3606
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"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "
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Host: Angelica Cardenas, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "
(408) 404-5521
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San Jose, CA 95124
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"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "
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Host: Maritza Noriega, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95123
"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "
(408) 539-3501
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San Jose, CA 95123
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"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "
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Host: Ms. Melinda Carlisle Brackett, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"VIRTUAL Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group in San Jose . Learn Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional regulation and Distress Tolerance. In- person and virtual groups for individuals who participate in the full DBT program. Tuesdays 1-2:30 pm and Thursdays ..."
(408) 641-6424
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"VIRTUAL Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group in San Jose . Learn Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional regulation and Distress Tolerance. In- person and virtual groups for individuals who participate in the full DBT program. Tuesdays 1-2:30 pm and Thursdays ..."
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Host: Mrs. Lucia Merino Nicolas, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95129
"This is a group for women going through changes of any kind (i.e. divorce, retirement, relocation, empty nest, midlife). The group provides a safe place to process feelings and thoughts about current situation. Members support each other. Facilitator provides support ..."
(408) 868-5524
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San Jose, CA 95129
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"This is a group for women going through changes of any kind (i.e. divorce, retirement, relocation, empty nest, midlife). The group provides a safe place to process feelings and thoughts about current situation. Members support each other. Facilitator provides support ..."
Host: Ms. Alicia Hess, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
"There is so much power in meeting with others who are experiencing similar feelings to you. Come join others in your area and learn skills to feel more confident in coping with life during the transition to young adulthood. This ..."
(408) 583-5601
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"There is so much power in meeting with others who are experiencing similar feelings to you. Come join others in your area and learn skills to feel more confident in coping with life during the transition to young adulthood. This ..."
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Host: Ms. Mariya Katrina Punay, Pre-Lic, MFT, PCC
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"You are welcomed to connect, feel supported with a held container of gentle people in the space of loving kindness through our Mindfulness for Mental Health. The purpose of the group is to help you gain embodied, present-moment practices that ..."
(408) 418-2379
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San Jose, CA 95126
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"You are welcomed to connect, feel supported with a held container of gentle people in the space of loving kindness through our Mindfulness for Mental Health. The purpose of the group is to help you gain embodied, present-moment practices that ..."
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Host: Ms. Melinda Carlisle Brackett, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"We offer an open Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group in San Jose where we teach skills in Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance. This group is for individuals who are currently in individual psychotherapy or are ..."
(408) 641-6424
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San Jose, CA 95126
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"We offer an open Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group in San Jose where we teach skills in Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance. This group is for individuals who are currently in individual psychotherapy or are ..."
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Host: Kal Zeryihun - Telehealth Therapy, LCSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95117
"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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San Jose, CA 95117
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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 ..."
Host: Jessica Sorci, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95125
"Are you feeling isolated… anxious, depressed, angry, sad, or hopeless because of fertility challenges? Does your desire to build a family overwhelm and preoccupy you? Join us. WHEN: Every second Monday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30pm WHERE: Family ..."
(408) 402-4097
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San Jose, CA 95125
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"Are you feeling isolated… anxious, depressed, angry, sad, or hopeless because of fertility challenges? Does your desire to build a family overwhelm and preoccupy you? Join us. WHEN: Every second Monday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30pm WHERE: Family ..."
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Host: Dr. Benjamin Page, PsyD
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95126
"Would you like to belong to a group where you can be yourself, try out new ways of relating to others, and grow with other people? By trying out new, more authentic ways of relating to people in the group, ..."
(408) 724-8241
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San Jose, CA 95126
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"Would you like to belong to a group where you can be yourself, try out new ways of relating to others, and grow with other people? By trying out new, more authentic ways of relating to people in the group, ..."
Host: Jessica Sorci, LMFT
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San Jose, CA 95125
"Grieving and processing the pain of a mother’s immense loss is physically and emotionally consuming. Space and care are needed to move through shock, anger and sadness. It isn't uncommon to feel defective, angry, jealous or hopeless as other people ..."
(408) 402-4097
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San Jose, CA 95125
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"Grieving and processing the pain of a mother’s immense loss is physically and emotionally consuming. Space and care are needed to move through shock, anger and sadness. It isn't uncommon to feel defective, angry, jealous or hopeless as other people ..."
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Host: San Diego Clinic, MD, LMFT, LCSW, MPH, MFTI
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95129
"Adolescents (ages 12-17) are good candidates for IOP if they experience frequent, significant mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal behavior that impact functioning in their relationships, school, work, and/or community. IOP offers more severe preventative treatment than ..."
(650) 282-3424
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San Jose, CA 95129
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"Adolescents (ages 12-17) are good candidates for IOP if they experience frequent, significant mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal behavior that impact functioning in their relationships, school, work, and/or community. IOP offers more severe preventative treatment than ..."
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Host: Angelica Maulucci, ASW
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "
(562) 386-0575
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San Jose, CA 95124
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"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "
Host: Natasha Najmi-Kazmi, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"How to balance life and manage stress and anxiety in College. If students arrive in college already overwhelmed and lower reserves of emotional health, faculty, deans and administrators should expect to see more consequences of stress, poor judgement around time ..."
(408) 583-5692
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"How to balance life and manage stress and anxiety in College. If students arrive in college already overwhelmed and lower reserves of emotional health, faculty, deans and administrators should expect to see more consequences of stress, poor judgement around time ..."
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Host: Yea-Ching Sunny Wang, LMFT, MA
Group meets in:
San Jose, CA 95124
"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "
(408) 547-9260
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San Jose, CA 95124
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"Gold crown is an in-person and online group for high school girls 14-17 struggling with isolation, depression and anxiety. New in person group starting January 2022 in San Jose/Los Gatos area. Please email if you are interested. "

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 Jose. 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 Jose 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 Jose 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 Jose 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.