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Therapy Groups in San Luis Obispo County
Borderline Personality Disorder Family Group
Host: Matthew R Chirman, MS, LMFT
"A 10 week education and support group for partners, parents, family members, and friends. An opportunity to interact with others who have loved ones who have been diagnosed with BPD. The Family Support Group will allow members to share their ..."
Women's Growth Support Group
Host: Terri J Clarke, MS, LMFT
"This is a structured group with no larger than 8 women, promoting healing and growth through experiential exercises, self-disclosure and safe feedback. You must be seeing me or have seen me in the past for treatment to apply to be ..."
Dating/Relationship Support Group
Host: Ami Grace, MSW, LCSW
"Are you struggling with dating or relationships? Have you attracted dysfunctional partners, men that treat you badly, or don't want to commit? Are you ready to attract the ideal partner? Do you have a pattern in relationships you see over ..."
Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers
Host: Christine Elizabeth Eaton, MS, LMFT, RPT
"This toddler/preschooler parenting group focuses on parenting skills aimed at strengthening the parent-child relationship through the use of empathy, setting limits, providing daily structure and routines, and forming realistic expectations based upon the child's developmental level. Enrollment accepted on an ..."
Parents & Guardians of Sexual Abuse Victims
Host: Cyndy Smith, MS, LMFT
"When a child or teen is a victim of sexual abuse the trauma extends to their parents and caregivers. This is a group to provide you with support and understanding as you attempt to heal yourself. In a confidential and ..."
Complicated Caregiving; A support group
Host: Leslie Claire Siembieda, LCSW, MA, LCS-
"A support group for caregivers who are caring for people with whom they have had poor or difficult relationships prior to their care receiver's illness. Learn new coping skills and meet others in similar circumstances. *This group is NOT for ..."
Host: Marcia H Bronstein, MA, LCSW
"Group for kids and tweens from divorced or remarried families.Groups offer a sense of belonging,a sense that their problems and experiences are shared with thier peers developement of positive coping skills and emotional expression. "
Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment
Host: Matthew R Chirman, MS, LMFT
"Beginning and Advanced Systematic Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) groups are highly effective treatment groups for people with Borderline Personality Disorder. "
Women's Group - Trauma - Endings - Beginnings!!
Host: Nicole Lee Vaeth, PhD, ABD, LMFT
"I currently hold a women's group and will be opening another one at the beginning of next year. I am open to what our topic may be. Our group is currently working with topics such as sexual abuse, divorce, and ..."
Adult Social Group
Host: Colleen Ryan, MA
"This ongoing group is designed for adults with High Functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome and related social challenges who are looking to meet new people and practice social skills in a supportive environment. Diagnosis not necessary for participation. Group Topics Include: - ..."
Host: Nadine La Fleur, Psy.D.
"This is an open group designed to be suggested by individuals as to what they feel their needs are. If you would like to participate in a group and would like to suggest a need or topic please call or ..."
Host: Katharine Whittle-Utter, MA
"A group designed to connect with other mothers, nurture and strengthen the bond between mothers and teenage daughters, and help daughters thrive as girls and young women. Group is limited in size, runs for 8 weeks, and begins August 25th. "
Autism support group
Host: Leslie Barton, LMFT
"Autism rates have soared from 1:10,000 to 1:150 presently! This group offers support to parents who are struggling with the diagnosis of autism, finding resources and coping with this disorder. It is structured in a way that parents can share ..."
Connecting with Self and Others
Host: Robert E Clayton
"Process-oriented group therapy is a powerful tool for change and transformation. This therapy group operate as a live laboratory where you can practice relating in new and different ways; get feedback about how others respond to you; and experience the ..."
Women in Transition
Host: Sheri Shaffer Hewitt, MA, MFT
"Women to going through divorce, significant loses, career transitions, and women needing empowerment and support from other women. Group is now forming, please inquire. "
San Luis Obispo County Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as San Luis Obispo County counseling groups, San Luis Obispo County support groups, San Luis Obispo County 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 San Luis Obispo County support group, first see if the issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in San Luis Obispo County to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a San Luis Obispo County group?
In a professionally operated support group in San Luis Obispo County, members provide each other with various types of help for a particular shared issue. The help takes the form of relating personal experiences and listening to and accepting others' experiences. San Luis Obispo County group members may also provide a sympathetic understanding and a social network.
Group Therapists or group counselors lead or facilitate the group and provide group counseling in San Luis Obispo County. They are sometimes specifically trained in group dynamics and the understanding of small group processes. So 'interpersonal learning', which can involve unfiltered feedback and confrontation between group members (and can be threatening) is safely moderated by the group therapist or group counselor in San Luis Obispo County.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?