T H E T H E R A P I S T  D I R E C T O R Y  O F  S A N D I E G O
8 Week Personal Growth Group
This group allows participants to explore their relationship to themselves and to others, using the action method of Psychodrama. (Psychodrama is an action method that is used to explore one's inner and outer world, resulting in change if needed.) This method helps individuals practice new ways of thinking, feeling and living so that they can experience new insight, personal empowerment and a renewed sense of freedom. 
$40.00 per group. (Some insurances accepted)
THURSDAYS  4:30 - 6:00  Mission Valley
Mary Vannoy, M.A., MFT (MFC 39970)
(619) 962-2449

Cognitive Therapy Groups

Learn practical skills, receive group support.
  •  Social Anxiety
  •  Depression
  •  Panic
  •  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  •  Insomnia
Cognitive Therapy Institute, A.P.C. (PSY 11550)
(858) 450-1101

Creative Way Support Groups
Discover more creative ways of living / using mindful tools like The Artist’s Way book, mutual coaching and expressive therapies.
Deborah Donie-Seligson, M.A., MFT (MFC 32297)
(858) 755-8113

DBT Skills Training Group
Develop a balanced approach to the many stresses you face — each day. Learn coping skills to work on struggles with suicidal thoughts and other self harmful behaviors, relationship difficulties, emotional sensitivity, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. For more information, go to: www.angelsofhopecounseling.com. Bernadette Talia, LCSW ( LCS 24868)
(619) 438-6150 

Eating Disorders and Weight Management Groups

Eating Disorders: Both support groups and therapy groups for eating disorders.
Weight Management: 20 week behavioral weight management group.
Jennifer Shapiro, Ph.D. (PSY 22739)
(619) 825-0499

Life Transitions Groups and Journal Workshops
Both are evocative processes that can:
*Grow creativity *Help you make new discoveries
*Heal the past and *Sharpen your current trajectory.
Joseph Jeffers, MFT (MFC 28496)
(619) 295-0691

  Manifesting Your Desires
This group utilizes theories and strategies from Quantum Physics and various Psycho-Spiritual models to create and experience your desires. Sources include:  Abraham-Hicks, Conversations with God material (especially the book Happier Than God), and “The Secret.” This is a fun, challenging and exciting group where members are encouraged to assist others as much as oneself.
Dan Bjierke, M.A., MFT (MFC 28301)
(619) 299-7474

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group
Learn the application of mindfulness skills together with cognitive practices and group support to reduce anxiety, panic and stress.
Linda Collins, Ph.D. (PSY 16251)
(858) 536-8985

Open Group - Mixed - Once a Week
Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Please call for more information.
Jose Cherbowsky, Ph.D., MFT (MFC 41717)
(760) 420-4971

Rebuilding - Divorce Recovery and Support Group
There is an adjustment period after divorce, but luckily there is a beginning and an END. This step-by-step nurturing process will help you heal, get the support you need, develop meaningful relationships and rebuild your life to gain the freedom to feel empowered once more.
Katie Brooks, LCSW, RYT (LCS 27017)
(760) 525-9565

Therapy Groups
Assertiveness and Recovery: learn to set healthy boundaries in work and personal life integrating the wisdom of the 12 Steps.
Transitions: develop self-awareness and self-caring skills to master transition.
whether facing a change that is unanticipated or planned.
The Epona ApproachTM: horses healing humans.
(See article.)
Patricia C. Vitiello, LCSW (LCS 9356)
(619) 443-9210

Pregnant/Postpartum Moms Support Group
For pregnant and postpartum mothers who are struggling: Receive information, support, and tools to help get beyond prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. You are not alone. At least 1 in 8 mothers suffer during pregnancy and the first year. Call for days and times. Sliding scale fee.
Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT (MFC 44277)
(619) 220-4680

  Women's Psychotherapy Process Group
A safe, supportive place for women to identify and explore challenges and transitions unique to the demands of our contemporary society and changing family dynamics.
Lori Sherer, M.A., MFT (MFC 52336)
(858) 531-8305

Men’s Sexual Freedom Recovery Group
A safe and confidential environment to begin recovery from compulsive, harmful sexuality. Participants will complete a structured recovery curriculum. Additionally the group becomes a primary support for recovery, encouraging skills development for healthy living to replace the unhealthy lifestyle that supports addiction.
Doug Zabriskie, M.A., MFT (MFC 28192)
(619) 624-9668

  Sex Addiction Recovery Group
Confidential, affordable small group led by Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Emphasis on development of tools and skills to optimize sex addiction recovery. Del Mar and Mission Valley.
Bill Martin, M.A., MFT (MFC 33939)
(858) 755-2407

Center for Emotional Recovery Groups
Empowerment • "Women to Women" • "Men to Men" • Anger • Grief • Anxiety & Depression • Physical/Sexual Trauma • Bipolar • Panic • OCD • PTSD • Parenting
Center for Emotional Recovery (MFC 27163)
(619) 228-3330

  Hold Me Tight - Couples Education Group
Learn how to create safey, communicate effectively, stop fighting and feel connected again. See my website for more information.
Compassionate Heart Couples Counseling (MFC 34033) (619) 825-5982


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