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Host: Meg Tinsley, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Petaluma, CA 94953
"Interested in embodiment, or becoming more aware of yourself and your inner world? Authentic movement is a Jungian-inspired form of movement therapy that can be done by people of all shapes and sizes. I lead authentic movement groups in Petaluma, ..."
Obesity
(707) 800-3591
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Group meets in:
Petaluma, CA 94953
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Obesity
"Interested in embodiment, or becoming more aware of yourself and your inner world? Authentic movement is a Jungian-inspired form of movement therapy that can be done by people of all shapes and sizes. I lead authentic movement groups in Petaluma, ..."
Host: Michelle Matoff, LCSW, Psy.D, CBC
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
"This group is designed to help clients change compulsive eating cycles and learn strategies for exercise consistency post weight loss surgery to optimize treatment outcomes. Goals are customized to individual client's needs. Please contact Dr. Michelle Matoff Psy.D., LCSW, CBC ..."
Obesity
(805) 716-6438
Verified
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Obesity
"This group is designed to help clients change compulsive eating cycles and learn strategies for exercise consistency post weight loss surgery to optimize treatment outcomes. Goals are customized to individual client's needs. Please contact Dr. Michelle Matoff Psy.D., LCSW, CBC ..."
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Host: Angela Klein, PhD
Group meets in:
Carlsbad, CA 92008
"This group guides participants through mindful eating and behavioral strategies for change to foster an open, nonjudgmental stance towards food, increasing compassion and letting go of guilt and shame. Skills training based on clinical fit ranges from 6 months for ..."
Obesity
(573) 202-6601
Verified
Group meets in:
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Obesity
"This group guides participants through mindful eating and behavioral strategies for change to foster an open, nonjudgmental stance towards food, increasing compassion and letting go of guilt and shame. Skills training based on clinical fit ranges from 6 months for ..."
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Group meets in:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
"Enrolling now for (2) 10 week groups and an all day workshop. 20 hours total experiential therapy with 6 participants in each group. Clients will learn strategies from ACT, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Intuitive Eating, ..."
Obesity
(831) 440-8351
Verified
Group meets in:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Obesity
"Enrolling now for (2) 10 week groups and an all day workshop. 20 hours total experiential therapy with 6 participants in each group. Clients will learn strategies from ACT, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Intuitive Eating, ..."
Host: Jack Nelson Soll, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
"A supportive environment for compulsive overeating &/or obese men to 'recover,' & deal with both the underlying, core issues as well as the ramifications of their 'disease.' NOTE: Intake session is required. This is not a drop-in group. "
Obesity
(310) 910-9253
Verified
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Obesity
"A supportive environment for compulsive overeating &/or obese men to 'recover,' & deal with both the underlying, core issues as well as the ramifications of their 'disease.' NOTE: Intake session is required. This is not a drop-in group. "
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Host: Penny Thomas-Proctor, LMFT
Group meets in:
Redwood City, CA 94062
""Connecting the Mind and Body". Transform emotional eating to a healthy lifestyle. This group is ideal for men and women who struggle with emotional eating & food addiction. We provide both education and counseling in nutrition and psychotherapy. Weekly groups ..."
Obesity
(650) 248-2162
Verified
Group meets in:
Redwood City, CA 94062
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Obesity
""Connecting the Mind and Body". Transform emotional eating to a healthy lifestyle. This group is ideal for men and women who struggle with emotional eating & food addiction. We provide both education and counseling in nutrition and psychotherapy. Weekly groups ..."
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Host: Jennifer Shapiro, PhD, CEDS
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
"Weight 2 Eat will teach you about the important behaviors associated with long-term weight control. It focuses on BEHAVIORAL strategies for weight control and HEALTHY NUTRITION. Groups contain 6-12 people. It includes 16 weekly (1 hour) sessions over 4 months. ..."
Obesity
(619) 821-2502
Verified
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92121
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Obesity
"Weight 2 Eat will teach you about the important behaviors associated with long-term weight control. It focuses on BEHAVIORAL strategies for weight control and HEALTHY NUTRITION. Groups contain 6-12 people. It includes 16 weekly (1 hour) sessions over 4 months. ..."
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Host: Jill Diamond, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
"You haven't failed at dieting! Unfortunately, the diet and body-size focused culture has failed you. This is not a weight loss support group. Join the growing social and civil rights movement fighting body shaming. Here you will feel safe learning ..."
Obesity
(951) 339-2485
Verified
Group meets in:
Temecula, CA 92590
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Obesity
"You haven't failed at dieting! Unfortunately, the diet and body-size focused culture has failed you. This is not a weight loss support group. Join the growing social and civil rights movement fighting body shaming. Here you will feel safe learning ..."
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Host: Danielle Hoffman, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
"Have you tried every diet only to feel discouraged by your inability to "stick to the diet?" Have you spent years in the cycle of restricting your food, bingeing, ultimately lending to shame? This group will be a safe space ..."
Obesity
(805) 307-7541
Verified
Group meets in:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
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Obesity
"Have you tried every diet only to feel discouraged by your inability to "stick to the diet?" Have you spent years in the cycle of restricting your food, bingeing, ultimately lending to shame? This group will be a safe space ..."
Group meets in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
"Meets weekly on Monday nights throughout the year. You can attend depending on your needs (weekly or bi-weekly). $495 for 10 sessions. Please note that the group is currently being offered via Zoom. I look forward to hearing from you! "
Obesity
(805) 774-1135
Group meets in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Obesity
"Meets weekly on Monday nights throughout the year. You can attend depending on your needs (weekly or bi-weekly). $495 for 10 sessions. Please note that the group is currently being offered via Zoom. I look forward to hearing from you! "
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Group meets in:
Aromas, CA 95004
"Enrolling now for (2) 10 week groups and an all day workshop. 20 hours total experiential therapy with 6 participants in each group. Clients will learn strategies from ACT, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Intuitive Eating, ..."
Obesity
(831) 440-8351
Verified
Group meets in:
Aromas, CA 95004
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Obesity
"Enrolling now for (2) 10 week groups and an all day workshop. 20 hours total experiential therapy with 6 participants in each group. Clients will learn strategies from ACT, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Intuitive Eating, ..."
Host: Petra Beumer, MA, Psych
Group meets in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
"Be at peace with food. Explore the triggers that lead to emotional eating. Discover tools and strategies for establishing a healthy and relaxed relationship with food. Understand how to free yourself from this unhealthy cycle and nurture yourself in healthy ..."
Obesity
(805) 774-1135
Group meets in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Obesity
"Be at peace with food. Explore the triggers that lead to emotional eating. Discover tools and strategies for establishing a healthy and relaxed relationship with food. Understand how to free yourself from this unhealthy cycle and nurture yourself in healthy ..."
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Host: Nazanin Moali, PhD
Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90505
"Join our eight-session group therapy, where you'll learn effective coping strategies to manage binge eating behaviors and rebuild a healthy self-image. In this group, we explore the underlying issues that contribute to difficulties with eating as well as learning the ..."
Obesity
(310) 692-7938
Verified
Group meets in:
Torrance, CA 90505
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Obesity
"Join our eight-session group therapy, where you'll learn effective coping strategies to manage binge eating behaviors and rebuild a healthy self-image. In this group, we explore the underlying issues that contribute to difficulties with eating as well as learning the ..."

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Obesity Support Groups
Obesity is characterized by excess body weight. Being obese significantly increases your risk of hypertension, stroke, heart disease, and other conditions. If you're looking for help with obesity in California or for someone who you may think is obese in California these support groups provide help with weight issues or obesity counseling in California and weight loss advice. They can refer you to obesity clinics in California or near California, or to obesity psychologists in California, California obesity support groups and obesity counselors.

California Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as California counseling groups, California support groups, California mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counselor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).

Before joining a California support group, first see if the group's issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in California to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.