Host: Dr. CK Olivieri Blackmore, MFT, PhD
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94115
"Queer Intimacy is a group for any individual who identifies as queer and any individual in a romantic relationship with a queer identified individual. Topics covered span queer-specific intimacy concerns within relationship and within the larger context of society. It ..."
(415) 496-5092
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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"Queer Intimacy is a group for any individual who identifies as queer and any individual in a romantic relationship with a queer identified individual. Topics covered span queer-specific intimacy concerns within relationship and within the larger context of society. It ..."
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Host: Mr. Colin Fyfe, MS
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
"This group will provide an inviting, supportive, and safe space to allow you to connect with other Gay/Bisexual/Queer/Transm an individuals while working on re-connecting with your own sense of self: what it means to be a Gay/ Bisexual/Queer/Transman in the ..."
(415) 873-3617
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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"This group will provide an inviting, supportive, and safe space to allow you to connect with other Gay/Bisexual/Queer/Transm an individuals while working on re-connecting with your own sense of self: what it means to be a Gay/ Bisexual/Queer/Transman in the ..."
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Host: Mr. Jamie Moran, MSW, LCSW, CGP
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94102
"Safe, supportive yet challenging environment to explore relationship concerns, intimacy, family dynamics, social issues, and sexuality amongst other topics. Groups are ongoing, with initial commitment of four months. Two groups meet each Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and one on Thursday ..."
(415) 578-3947
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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"Safe, supportive yet challenging environment to explore relationship concerns, intimacy, family dynamics, social issues, and sexuality amongst other topics. Groups are ongoing, with initial commitment of four months. Two groups meet each Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and one on Thursday ..."
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Host: Dr. Marc Anthony Campos-Ramos, PhD, LCSW, MPH
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94103
"This group is for those individuals who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness (i.e.: diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure) and are desiring to continue to have a satisfying and fulfilling life. Topics covered: communication with your treatment providers, coping ..."
(510) 878-4090
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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"This group is for those individuals who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness (i.e.: diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure) and are desiring to continue to have a satisfying and fulfilling life. Topics covered: communication with your treatment providers, coping ..."
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Host: David A Thomson, LCSW, BCD, CAS
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
"Unfortunately, I have no therapy groups that are open to new clients at this time. The therapy groups that I currently conduct focus on a variety of personal, relationship, marital, family, work, and other issues. If you are interested in ..."
(415) 508-8805
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
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"Unfortunately, I have no therapy groups that are open to new clients at this time. The therapy groups that I currently conduct focus on a variety of personal, relationship, marital, family, work, and other issues. If you are interested in ..."
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Host: Mr. Peter P Bernhardt, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94110
"Mens groups that focus on specific mindfulness skills for dealing with anxiety, anger, trust issues communication skills and all aspects of relationships and work themes. Monday 7:00-9:30 PM SF Thursday 6:00-7:30 PM SF Learn to live more fully in the present moment and ..."
(510) 497-0537
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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"Mens groups that focus on specific mindfulness skills for dealing with anxiety, anger, trust issues communication skills and all aspects of relationships and work themes. Monday 7:00-9:30 PM SF Thursday 6:00-7:30 PM SF Learn to live more fully in the present moment and ..."
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Host: Nina Anderson, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 993-6226
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94127
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Host: Ms. Jacqueline Dunn Shapiro, MS, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
"This group will focus on men and women who have difficulty with relationships, especially in feeling emotional intimacy with others. The members may be married or single but share the desire to connect in a healthy way with others. The ..."
(628) 214-2027
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94118
"This group will focus on men and women who have difficulty with relationships, especially in feeling emotional intimacy with others. The members may be married or single but share the desire to connect in a healthy way with others. The ..."
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Host: Mr. Allan Pleaner, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
"In our time-starved world, couples all too easily drift apart with little opportunity for healing conflict and building the caring, nourishing, affectionate and loving relationships we deserve. We offer a range of possibilities - CouplesToolbox Workshop or Teleseminar or Home-study ..."
(415) 689-8021
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94122
"In our time-starved world, couples all too easily drift apart with little opportunity for healing conflict and building the caring, nourishing, affectionate and loving relationships we deserve. We offer a range of possibilities - CouplesToolbox Workshop or Teleseminar or Home-study ..."
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Host: Mr. David Olem, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
"Trying to manage a high stress career and your recovery can feel overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like you have to choose between your job and working a program. In this group, you will learn strategies to manage the stress of ..."
(650) 206-8786
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94114
"Trying to manage a high stress career and your recovery can feel overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like you have to choose between your job and working a program. In this group, you will learn strategies to manage the stress of ..."
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Host: Dr. Geraldine Alpert, PhD
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
"A group for women who are successful in most aspects of their lives but who want more satisfying relationships with people who are important to them. Many tend to put others needs before their own and find that issues from ..."
(415) 226-6780
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94123
"A group for women who are successful in most aspects of their lives but who want more satisfying relationships with people who are important to them. Many tend to put others needs before their own and find that issues from ..."
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Host: Mr. Peter P Bernhardt, MFT
Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94106
"Free Intros- see website Learn to live more fully in the present moment and free yourself from the grip of incapacitating fear and the tyranny of self-judgment; Undo your depressive responses to stress and conflict; Manage your anger and undo ..."
(510) 497-0537
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Group meets in:
San Francisco, CA 94106
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"Free Intros- see website Learn to live more fully in the present moment and free yourself from the grip of incapacitating fear and the tyranny of self-judgment; Undo your depressive responses to stress and conflict; Manage your anger and undo ..."

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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 Francisco 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 Francisco or for a San Francisco 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 Francisco, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.



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