Host: Dr. Darlene R Townes, PsyD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92126
"NOTE: ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19 This 8-week course uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy (NT). Inspired by Dr. Joy DeGruy, Ph.D., participants will explore their understanding of slavery and racism in America, the mental trauma over generations, ..."
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San Diego, CA 92126
"NOTE: ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19 This 8-week course uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy (NT). Inspired by Dr. Joy DeGruy, Ph.D., participants will explore their understanding of slavery and racism in America, the mental trauma over generations, ..."
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Host: Mrs. Lauryn Estrada, MA, APCC
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92127
"This nine week online group is for individuals looking to replace the harmful messages learned from religious purity cultures. Female individuals are welcome to join with others in deconstructing the underlying beliefs that have resulted in body mistrust and sexual ..."
(858) 293-7893
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San Diego, CA 92127
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"This nine week online group is for individuals looking to replace the harmful messages learned from religious purity cultures. Female individuals are welcome to join with others in deconstructing the underlying beliefs that have resulted in body mistrust and sexual ..."
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Host: Ms. Tammy Carter, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"This is a 10 week, 2 hour a week therapy group, that is modeled after the Research based Model of Dr. Ted Rynearson called "Restorative Retelling". This group is a closed group that is proven very effective to help with ..."
(619) 870-1764
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"This is a 10 week, 2 hour a week therapy group, that is modeled after the Research based Model of Dr. Ted Rynearson called "Restorative Retelling". This group is a closed group that is proven very effective to help with ..."
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Host: Dr. Azmaira H Maker, PhD
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92130
"This weekly on-going therapy group focuses on girls (14-17 years) who have experienced some form of sexual abuse or sexual assault in their lifetime. The group addresses: self-esteem, coping, sexuality, body issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral and academic difficulties, relationships, ..."
(858) 437-5583
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San Diego, CA 92130
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"This weekly on-going therapy group focuses on girls (14-17 years) who have experienced some form of sexual abuse or sexual assault in their lifetime. The group addresses: self-esteem, coping, sexuality, body issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral and academic difficulties, relationships, ..."
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Host: Lauren Plummer, MS, AMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"During this 50 minute Group, you and 5-6 other women will meet with Lauren weekly to work through the Deeper Dating Curriculum. Lauren combines her therapeutic knowledge on attachment issues, inner child work, childhood trauma & the Deeper Dating reading ..."
(916) 378-1624
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San Diego, CA 92108
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"During this 50 minute Group, you and 5-6 other women will meet with Lauren weekly to work through the Deeper Dating Curriculum. Lauren combines her therapeutic knowledge on attachment issues, inner child work, childhood trauma & the Deeper Dating reading ..."
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Host: Robyn Buresh, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92127
"This nine week online group is for individuals looking to replace the harmful messages learned from religious purity cultures. Female individuals are welcome to join with others in deconstructing underlying beliefs that have resulted in body mistrust and sexual shame. ..."
(760) 652-9680
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92127
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"This nine week online group is for individuals looking to replace the harmful messages learned from religious purity cultures. Female individuals are welcome to join with others in deconstructing underlying beliefs that have resulted in body mistrust and sexual shame. ..."
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Host: Mr. C. Allen Ruyle, LCSW, CGP
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92108
"These groups help men cope with their history of non-consensual sex, either sexual abuse in childhood or sexual assault in adulthood. These experiences have lifelong repercussions in emotional, psychological and interpersonal realms. The group provides participants a safe place to ..."
(619) 821-2477
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San Diego, CA 92108
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"These groups help men cope with their history of non-consensual sex, either sexual abuse in childhood or sexual assault in adulthood. These experiences have lifelong repercussions in emotional, psychological and interpersonal realms. The group provides participants a safe place to ..."
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Host: Melanie Galan, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92105
"Group therapy for trauma survivors. Open to men and women 18 and up. We utilize evidence-based practices in a group environment. The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings and the cost is $50 per group. "
(619) 430-4350
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92105
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"Group therapy for trauma survivors. Open to men and women 18 and up. We utilize evidence-based practices in a group environment. The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings and the cost is $50 per group. "
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Host: Ms. Kim Ferguson Drug Rehabs La Jolla Specialist, RADT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92103
"Recovering from prescription drug abuse is only a phone call away. Prescription drug misuse leads to heroin addiction and the dangers associated with it. We are losing 150 lives per day to heroin overdose. Call us now we can help ..."
(442) 233-3478
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92103
"Recovering from prescription drug abuse is only a phone call away. Prescription drug misuse leads to heroin addiction and the dangers associated with it. We are losing 150 lives per day to heroin overdose. Call us now we can help ..."
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Host: Mrs. Nora Jenkins
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92102
"Inpatient drug rehabs San Diego for substance abuse counseling near Escondido, California. This residential addiction treatment group provides relapse prevention strategies. This addiction treatment group is year long and educates on co-occurring disorders. While attending the inpatient drug rehabs San ..."
(442) 888-1465
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92102
"Inpatient drug rehabs San Diego for substance abuse counseling near Escondido, California. This residential addiction treatment group provides relapse prevention strategies. This addiction treatment group is year long and educates on co-occurring disorders. While attending the inpatient drug rehabs San ..."
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Host: Melanie Galan, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92105
"Group therapy for trauma survivors. Open to men and women 18 and up. We utilize evidence-based practices in a group environment. The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings and the cost is $50 per group. "
(415) 360-1417
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92105
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"Group therapy for trauma survivors. Open to men and women 18 and up. We utilize evidence-based practices in a group environment. The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings and the cost is $50 per group. "
Host: Ms. Patricia C Kantzavelos, LCSW, MLIS, MSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92116
"As part of our continuing focus to connect and empower those in the Lyme Disease community, we are hosting a monthly Empowerment Circle that takes place via Zoom. Unlike traditional webinars, this is an interactive support group. This monthly event includes a ..."
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92116
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"As part of our continuing focus to connect and empower those in the Lyme Disease community, we are hosting a monthly Empowerment Circle that takes place via Zoom. Unlike traditional webinars, this is an interactive support group. This monthly event includes a ..."
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Host: Brittani Williams, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92105
"The loss of a loved one is a difficult and deeply painful experience. Your everyday life is occupied with so many emotions: devastation, anger, guilt, hopelessness. Courage Over Comfort’s Grief and Loss Group will provide you a safe place to ..."
(626) 469-7146
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92105
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"The loss of a loved one is a difficult and deeply painful experience. Your everyday life is occupied with so many emotions: devastation, anger, guilt, hopelessness. Courage Over Comfort’s Grief and Loss Group will provide you a safe place to ..."
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Host: Ms. Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92119
"This group is for those who need support for anxiety, depressive symptoms, trauma triggers or "dual diagnosis" (mood disorder, anxiety + addiction). Learn how to identify triggers, redirect/reframe distressing thoughts, self-regulate, cope more effectively, manage stressors, break your sense of ..."
(619) 567-3827
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92119
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"This group is for those who need support for anxiety, depressive symptoms, trauma triggers or "dual diagnosis" (mood disorder, anxiety + addiction). Learn how to identify triggers, redirect/reframe distressing thoughts, self-regulate, cope more effectively, manage stressors, break your sense of ..."
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Host: Lori Linn Pele, MS, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92109
"Groups are on hold due to COVID-19. This will be a small, private, confidential group for adolescents who have been sexually abused. All members must be mindful, respectful and supportive and must adhere to client confidentiality. Groups will meet weekly. ..."
(619) 379-8482
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92109
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"Groups are on hold due to COVID-19. This will be a small, private, confidential group for adolescents who have been sexually abused. All members must be mindful, respectful and supportive and must adhere to client confidentiality. Groups will meet weekly. ..."
Photo of Anya Kusmierski, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Anya Kusmierski, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92114
"This is a group for patients with trauma. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome trauma symptoms. The group meets every Wednesday ..."
(619) 310-9870
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92114
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"This is a group for patients with trauma. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome trauma symptoms. The group meets every Wednesday ..."
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Host: Dustin Adler, MA, AMFT
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92154
"This is a group for patients with trauma. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome trauma symptoms. The group meets every Wednesday ..."
(619) 273-0812
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92154
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"This is a group for patients with trauma. The group is open to all genders over the age of 18. The group uses evidence-based therapies in a group setting to help patients overcome trauma symptoms. The group meets every Wednesday ..."
Host: Ms. Patricia C Kantzavelos, LCSW, MLIS, MSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92116
"Amanda has combined her skills as a Holistic Health Consultant and Master Energy Healer with Christina Kantzavelos, LCSW, to bring you together with others who are looking for a positive and empowering group to discuss topics related to life with ..."
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92116
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"Amanda has combined her skills as a Holistic Health Consultant and Master Energy Healer with Christina Kantzavelos, LCSW, to bring you together with others who are looking for a positive and empowering group to discuss topics related to life with ..."
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Host: Mrs. Jaimi S Martin, LCSW, PMH-C
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92116
"Getting your clinical hours should be a combination of preparing you for your clinical exam, and ensuring you have a strong foundational clinical skills to become a licensed therapist. I can help with both of these aspects. Let's talk more ..."
(619) 431-4142
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92116
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"Getting your clinical hours should be a combination of preparing you for your clinical exam, and ensuring you have a strong foundational clinical skills to become a licensed therapist. I can help with both of these aspects. Let's talk more ..."
Photo of Lori Linn Pele, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Lori Linn Pele, MS, LCSW
Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92109
"Groups are on hold due to COVID-19. Accepting referrals for confidential support group for adult survivors of sexual abuse when groups resume. "
(619) 379-8482
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Group meets in:
San Diego, CA 92109
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"Groups are on hold due to COVID-19. Accepting referrals for confidential support group for adult survivors of sexual abuse when groups resume. "

Trauma Focused Support Groups
San Diego Trauma focused therapy (TF-CBT) helps people who may be experiencing post-traumatic stress after a traumatic event to return to a healthy state. These Support Groups can help with Trauma focused therapy in San Diego.

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.