Support Groups

Why attend a support group?

Support groups offer hope, impart information, and can be an invaluable source of feedback. Although groups are not a substitute for individual psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, and medical treatment- they are an affordable addition that can enhance treatment. Many of the groups listed below are offered as a free resource to the community. Groups can be joined at any time during the recovery process-- from the first step to the final stage.

Monday

Center for Discovery Group for Individuals in Recovery

Monday (2nd and 4th Monday of the month), 5-6 pm

This group is for individuals in all stages of treatment and recovery

https://centerfordiscovery.com/groups/

The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness Pro-Recovery Group

Monday, 4 pm

Weekly, free, virtual, and therapist-led support group for individuals dealing with eating disorders.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-qoqT0uGNBvu1vsb7t13LbSHAk4XDEU

Tuesday

Teen Girl Group

Eating Disorder Therapy LA

Tuesday, 5:30 pm

This virtual group is a closed 6-week group for teen girls between the ages of 13 and 18 in California who are in eating disorder recovery. The cost will be $240.

More info https://www.eatingdisordertherapyla.com/services/eating-disorders-los-angeles/groups/

Virtual BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Group

The Renfrew Center

Tuesday, 3-4:15 pm PST

This weekly group addresses the emotional and physical impacts of the current cultural climate on recovery and is ideal for BIPOC individuals with disordered eating patterns, or those questioning if they have an eating disorder, who are looking for additional support.

https://renfrewcenter.com/virtual-bipoc-support-group-for-eating-disorders/?utm_source=The+Renfrew+Center+Foundation&utm_campaign=a1df8e4ee1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_08_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6ac5a2354d-a1df8e4ee1-291644885

Wednesday

Eating Disorder Support Group

New Beginnings 

Wednesday, 7-8 pm 

https://thenewbeginningscenter.com/eating-disorder-support/

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Online Support Group

Center for Discovery

Wednesday, 7-8pm 

https://centerfordiscovery.com/groups/

ANAD Support Group

First and third Wednesday of the month, 1-2pm

For friends and family with a loved one with an eaing disorder

Contace Alli@TherapyHelps.Us before attending your first meeting

The Renfrew Center Online group 

Wednesday, 7-8pm

Participants must be located in California.

For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment, 
please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).

Loved One's Online Support Group  

Center for Discovery

Second and fourth Wednesday of every month, 5-6pm

Online group for parents, siblings, partners, anyone in client’s support network

https://centerfordiscovery.com/groups/

Recovered Living Support Space 

First Wednesday of the month

For family and friends of people with eating disorders

https://www.recoveredliving.com/family-friends/?fbclid=IwAR1tMVsrwcvWXgyFroV8C2NeJxf45Nb-b6C8H qy_q5P-YshRP--IO5mKu6k

Virtual SAGE (Sexuality and Gender) Group 

The Renfrew Center

Weekly on Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm PST

This weekly group provides a safe, nurturing, and empowering environment to enhance the eating disorder recovery experience, tailored for patients who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

https://renfrewcenter.com/virtual-sage-support-group-for-eating-disorders/?utm_source=The+Renfrew+Center+Foundation&utm_campaign=a1df8e4ee1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_08_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6ac5a2354d-a1df8e4ee1-291644885

Virtual ARFID Parent Support Group

Eating Disorder Therapy Los Angeles

First Wednesday of every month, 12 pm 

This monthly support group is for parents and caregivers of youth aged 10 to 20 with ARFID. The cost is $30 per caregiver/family.

https://www.eatingdisordertherapyla.com/group/virtual-arfid-parent-support-group-20220601/#tribe-tickets

Individuals in Recovery- Adolescents

Center for Discovery 

Wednesday, 3 pm PST (The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month are open to the public)

https://discoverybh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpce6uqDkoH9Dql0n8aPinW4klnjOGcfz2

 

Thursday

Support in Recovery Eating Disorder Group

Center for Discovery

Thursdays, 1-2 pm

https://centerfordiscovery.com/groups/

Adult ARFID Group

Eating Disorder Therapy of LA 

Thursdays, 5-6 pm 

Free virtual group

More information https://www.eatingdisordertherapyla.com/free-virtual-adult-arfid-support-group-for-people-in-california/

Call (323) 743-1122 or e-mail lmuhlheim@eatingdisordertherapyla.com

Radically Open DBT Group

Canyon Creek Counseling

Thursdays, 5-6 pm

Radically Open DBT is an evidenced-based treatment used to address the overcontrol tendencies and loneliness that accompany perfectionism, chronic anxiety, OCD, anorexia, ASD, and treatment resistant depression. Group is open to people ages 17+. Group is virtual and costs $45 per session. 

https://www.canyoncreektherapists.com/therapy-groups

Family Support Group Webinar

Equip

Thursday, 4:30 pm

In this weekly support group /webinar, you can submit questions for the Equip team to answer about treatment and recovery. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5EwtWmugTrW9sBkvSm-NzA

Friday

Alsana Free Weekly Online Support Group

Fridays, 12pm

https://www.alsana.com/free-online-support-group/

Saturday

Chats in the Living Room

Saturday, 8 am PST

Hear national eating disorder experts discuss weekly topics, find helpful articles, inspirational poems, yoga & meditation links, therapeutic activities, and curated book reviews.

https://www.chatsinthelivingroom.com/

Contemplatinng Recovery Support Group

Saturday, 8 am PST

BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The group provides a supportive forum within which members can explore issues including ambivalence about engaging in treatment, recovery, resources, and treatment options. The group is open to individuals seeking help and to family and loved ones.

https://balancedtx.com/contemplating-recovery-free-eating-disorder-support-group-in-nyc

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