Host: Michelle Nicholas, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"This 8-week closed therapeutic support group is an opportunity to grow as an individual in a group environment. The aim is to provide a safe space for you to discover and express yourself, be supported, and develop tools to deal ..."
Peer Relationships
(510) 343-7757
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
Peer Relationships
"This 8-week closed therapeutic support group is an opportunity to grow as an individual in a group environment. The aim is to provide a safe space for you to discover and express yourself, be supported, and develop tools to deal ..."
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Host: Rose Phelps, MS, MFT, CGP
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
"Come join this deeply supportive and delightful ongoing interpersonal process group for adults 30 yrs + who are looking to become more successful in life and relationships. Group members are diverse, married, single, and/or divorced. Our process is in the ..."
Peer Relationships
(510) 658-4344
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Peer Relationships
"Come join this deeply supportive and delightful ongoing interpersonal process group for adults 30 yrs + who are looking to become more successful in life and relationships. Group members are diverse, married, single, and/or divorced. Our process is in the ..."
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Host: Rae Walker Mountz, LMFT, MA
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
"My online process group is a weekly therapy group for young professionals looking to talk about the things that are typically hard to talk about in daily life. Like, hurt feelings, competition or loneliness after work. My group is a ..."
Peer Relationships
(415) 877-5304
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94609
Peer Relationships
"My online process group is a weekly therapy group for young professionals looking to talk about the things that are typically hard to talk about in daily life. Like, hurt feelings, competition or loneliness after work. My group is a ..."
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Host: Sarwang Parikh, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
"This facilitated weekly group will utilize a combination of psychoeducation, group process/discussion and experiential activities (mindfulness, trauma-release, expressive arts,etc) to explore our diverse experience as men of color. Part of our work as self-identified men of color is to unlearn ..."
Peer Relationships
(510) 944-1657
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94611
Peer Relationships
"This facilitated weekly group will utilize a combination of psychoeducation, group process/discussion and experiential activities (mindfulness, trauma-release, expressive arts,etc) to explore our diverse experience as men of color. Part of our work as self-identified men of color is to unlearn ..."
Host: Ayala Kalisher, MA, AMFT
Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
"This is an inclusive 12 week, bi-weekly group held over zoom. The group will address relationships, group dynamics, self-esteem, body-image and identity. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. "
Peer Relationships
(707) 708-4573
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94610
Peer Relationships
"This is an inclusive 12 week, bi-weekly group held over zoom. The group will address relationships, group dynamics, self-esteem, body-image and identity. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. "
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
"An 8-week group for 7th and 8th grade girls who want to build supportive friendships and feel more confident in themselves "
Peer Relationships
(415) 658-6434
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Group meets in:
Oakland, CA 94618
Peer Relationships
"An 8-week group for 7th and 8th grade girls who want to build supportive friendships and feel more confident in themselves "

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Peer Relationships Support Groups
Peer Relationships in Oakland

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in Oakland

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in Oakland

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in Oakland or for an Oakland peer relationship Support Group these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in Oakland and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Support Groups, peer relationship psychologists in Oakland and peer relationship counselors.

Oakland Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Oakland counseling groups, Oakland support groups, Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.