Host: Dr. Paul R Sussman, PhD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92103
"This is a Men's group for high functioning adult males who have had a history of childhood abuse.Our group tends to focus on relationships, sexuality and the integration of past experiences. Please call Dr. Sussman for further information or to ..."
(619) 663-5916
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San Diego, CA 92103
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"This is a Men's group for high functioning adult males who have had a history of childhood abuse.Our group tends to focus on relationships, sexuality and the integration of past experiences. Please call Dr. Sussman for further information or to ..."
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Host: Joseph Jeffers, MFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92103
"This is a twelve week structured group with group discussion and sharing, written exercises (optional), readings, along with instruction to help individuals successfully navigate through periods of transition. This could be precipitated by divorce, marriage, a new child, career change,chronic ..."
(619) 609-7940
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92103
"This is a twelve week structured group with group discussion and sharing, written exercises (optional), readings, along with instruction to help individuals successfully navigate through periods of transition. This could be precipitated by divorce, marriage, a new child, career change,chronic ..."
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Host: Joan Salat, LCSW, BCD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92127
"! -2 day weekend retreats for women touched by cancer. Utilizing an integrative medicine approach, researched-based modalities are used to help facilitate the emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of women who have had a history of cancer. These retreats are ..."
(858) 386-4822
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92127
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"! -2 day weekend retreats for women touched by cancer. Utilizing an integrative medicine approach, researched-based modalities are used to help facilitate the emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of women who have had a history of cancer. These retreats are ..."
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Host: Ms. Penelope Nel Mercer, AMFT , MS, MA
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92123
"This class teaches you how to talk openly with your kids about sexuality, gender, and relationships. We know that when parents maintain open communication about sexuality and gender, children are less likely to get misinformation from the Internet and peers, ..."
(619) 664-4201
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92123
"This class teaches you how to talk openly with your kids about sexuality, gender, and relationships. We know that when parents maintain open communication about sexuality and gender, children are less likely to get misinformation from the Internet and peers, ..."
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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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Group meets in:
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: Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, CST, CST-S
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Weekly professionally facilitated outpatient group psychotherapy is an essential aspect of treatment and healing for men with Out of Control Sexual Behavior. A central skill for sexual health and Out of Control Sexual Behavior recovery is to regain control of ..."
(619) 377-7546
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Weekly professionally facilitated outpatient group psychotherapy is an essential aspect of treatment and healing for men with Out of Control Sexual Behavior. A central skill for sexual health and Out of Control Sexual Behavior recovery is to regain control of ..."
Host: Dr. Drucilla A Ruocco, PhD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Co-Parenting Training is a six week, 2hr. per session class focusing on effective statagies for cooperative parenting after seperation or divorce. All participants receive a certificate that may be use for court upon completion. Call (619)283-2184 for more information or to ..."
(619) 377-8546
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"Co-Parenting Training is a six week, 2hr. per session class focusing on effective statagies for cooperative parenting after seperation or divorce. All participants receive a certificate that may be use for court upon completion. Call (619)283-2184 for more information or to ..."

LGBTQ+ Support Groups
We should make clear that not all the support groups listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in San Diego or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in San Diego or for a San Diego gay support group these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly support groups plus gay support groups in San Diego, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.



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.