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Therapy Groups in San Luis Obispo County

Mary Ellen Cole, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern  in Atascadero
Bipolar Support Group
Host: Mary Ellen Cole, MFT, Int
"For people who have Bipolar Disorder. People attending this group find that they can be honest with others and themselves about their lives and struggles. "
(805) 918-4786
Group meets in:
Atascadero, California 93422
Kristen Wheldon, Psychologist  in Pismo Beach
Anger Management
Host: Kristen Wheldon, PsyD
(805) 394-4641
Group meets in:
Pismo Beach, California 93449
Matthew R Chirman, Marriage & Family Therapist  in San Luis Obispo
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 ..."
(805) 791-2566
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Shelly Boismenu, Marriage & Family Therapist  in San Luis Obispo
Finding The Self Inside Motherhood
Host: Shelly Boismenu, MA, MFT
"Have you been a mother for a while now? Maybe you have one or more children and are noticing that somewhere along the way an imbalance has occurred. How can you reconnect with the woman you are now and find ..."
(805) 265-0912
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Sheri Shaffer Hewitt, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Paso Robles
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. "
(805) 918-5074
Group meets in:
Paso Robles, California 93446
Mark Makinney,   in Arroyo Grande
Recovery Group for Wives
Host: Mark Makinney, CSAT, CMAT, MDiv
"This group is for wives of men in recovery. The group meets weekly and lasts for two hours. I keep the numbers small (between 4-6) so as to ensure individual attention. We include both interpersonal work (check in and feedback) ..."
(805) 870-5916
Group meets in:
Arroyo Grande, California 93420
Matthew R Chirman, Marriage & Family Therapist  in San Luis Obispo
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. "
(805) 791-2566
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Julianna M Bachitt, Drug & Alcohol Counselor  in Los Osos
Ken Starr Addiction Medicine Group
Host: Julianna M Bachitt, CAADAC, SAP
"Every Sun. we offer a free support group that is very diverse but united in wanting to know more about the family dynamics of addiction and boundary setting- self recovery, and self discovery. This is open for anyone seeking help "
(805) 639-8803 x3
Group meets in:
Los Osos, California 93402
Stress Management and Relaxation
Host: Joseph Morrow, Jr., Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
"The aim of this group is to assist individuals in learning about stress management and relaxation from an educational approach, and the opportunity to actually practice stress reduction interventions. Information will be taught about the stress response and relaxation from ..."
(805) 319-7272
Group meets in:
Cambria, California 93428
Tara D. Storke, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Arroyo Grande
Meditation
Host: Tara D. Storke, LMFT, MS
"Meditation is an individual experience and is not limited to any religious orientation. Beginners and veterans alike can immediately enjoy the benefits of this free, weekly group meditation practice. "
(805) 246-7879
Group meets in:
Arroyo Grande, California 93420
Ronald H Browne, Psychologist  in Arroyo Grande
"Tools for parents and caregivers on how to work effectively with defiant children and adolescents. "
(805) 465-6419
Group meets in:
Arroyo Grande, California 93420
Marian A Willingham, Marriage & Family Therapist  in San Luis Obispo
Learn How to Stop Being Needy and Possessive
Host: Marian A Willingham, MA, LMFT
"Closed group call for details "
(805) 317-4310
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Wise Women Therapy Group
Host: Molly A Eisen-Kearns, LCSW, MAC
"This is an ongoing women's therapy group designed to provide a safe environment where women receive support, skills and wisdom through sharing life changing ideas and experiences often difficult to discuss elsewhere. Topics include mindfulness, stress management, goal setting, communication, ..."
(805) 253-1311
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Julie Stowasser, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Atascadero
Men's Group call 805 544-2273
Host: Julie Stowasser, MS, LMFT
"Come and join us! We'll save a seat for you. We discuss and explore our adult and childhood relationships, our families, parenting, war, working out, nutrition, the brain, assertiveness, trauma and neglect, limits and boundaries, love and affection, violence, PTSD, ..."
(805) 285-3934 x2
Group meets in:
Atascadero, California 93422
Marian A Willingham, Marriage & Family Therapist  in San Luis Obispo
Anger Management Group
Host: Marian A Willingham, MA, LMFT
"Closed group call for details "
(805) 317-4310
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Gene Kranz, Psychologist  in San Luis Obispo
The Group
Host: Gene Kranz, PhD
"The Group is a safe and supportive environment to experience personal growth, learn conscious communication skills, receive encouragement in achieving life goals, heal emotional wounds, and accelerate spiritual awareness. Group therapy can support and enhance the work done in individual ..."
(805) 296-7558
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Christine Elizabeth Eaton, Marriage & Family Therapist  in San Luis Obispo
Parenting Infants
Host: Christine Elizabeth Eaton, MS, LMFT, RPT
(805) 351-3308
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Leslie Barton, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Grover Beach
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 ..."
(805) 728-9948
Group meets in:
Grover Beach, California 93433
Cyndy Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Atascadero
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 ..."
(805) 633-4985
Group meets in:
Atascadero, California 93422
Colleen Ryan, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern  in San Luis Obispo
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: - ..."
(805) 791-2566
Group meets in:
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

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?