Support Groups

The Support Group is one of our best tools in Recovery. By definition, “Support” is an essential component and the Support Group offers several ways of healing. 

In this day and age of social distancing, many of us are not getting the support we need. Now more than ever, we need to be there for one another even if we are not physically together. The stressors of the current times pose unique challenges to individuals recovering from eating disorders. There are many wonderful virtual groups that can help you get the support you need from others who are also walking the path of recovery.

Groups offer hope, impart information, and can be an invaluable source of feedback. Joining a group is a choice to be open to building relationships in the world- to practice expressing ourselves to others and to learn their experience of us in a safe setting.                          

Although groups are not a substitute for individual psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, and medical treatment- they are an affordable addition that can save time and money. Groups are also used as a first step and as the final stage in the full recovery process.

Most groups are ongoing and at any given time, there are new ones being formed. If a group looks interesting, but is still “In Development”, please contact the leader, sign up, and be patient as they gather members for a start date.

Monday

Eating Disorder Virtual On-Line Support Group 

Center for Discovery

Open to the community for individuals needing eating disorder support

5pm-6pm

To join the meeting please visit: https://centerfordiscovery.zoom.us/j/847562752

meeting ID: 847 562 752

Questions: Discoveryconnect@CenterForDiscovery.com

 

Individual Pro-Recovery Group

The Aliance for Eating Disorder Awareness

4 pm

Pro-Recovery check-ins are open to individuals, ages 18+, who are experiencing and/or are on the journey to recovery from an eating disorder.

To register – http://bit.ly/AEDA_Chat_With_Johanna.

Registration closes 1.5 hours before the check-in, and you will be emailed the link to join the check-in at that time.

 

Tuesday

Recovery Sisters - Workshop for Women Recovering from Eating Disorders

7:00pm-8:30pm $50/session

2660 Townsgate Blvd, Westlake Village - Led by Sarah Nicholson, LMFT 

Contact Sarah for intake - 805-551-9165  or StopWeighingStartLiving@gmail.com

 

Mental Health and Coping Group

Keystone Treatment Center

Tuesday’s at 8p PST

Email info@keystonetc.com for group links

 

Wednesday

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Online Support Group

Center for Discovery

7pm-8pm PST

To join the group visit: https://centerfordiscovery.zoom.us/j/9764479755

Meeting ID: 976 447 9755

or email Aaron.Flores@CenterForDiscovery.com for instructions

 

ANAD Support Group / Studio City / Valley Village Support Group
Exclusively for friends and loved ones
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 1 pm – 2 pm PST
Studio City, CA / 818-388-2355
Contact Alli@TherapyHelps.Us before attending your first meeting

 

The Renfrew Center - Online group 

Wednesday, 7-8pm - Virtual Therapy Group

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).

 

ED and Disordered Eating (HAES and intuitive eating) Group

Keystone Treatment Center

Wednesday’s at 8p PST

Email info@keystonetc.com for group link

 

 Loved One's Online Support Group  

Center for Discovery

Online group for parents, siblings, partners, anyone in client’s support network Wednesday, 5-6 pm PST Schedule: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

Register https://centerfordiscovery.com/groups/

Thursday

Support in Recovery Eating Disorder Group

Center for Discovery

Thursdays, 1-2 pm Register here: https://centerfordiscovery.com/groups/

Other Groups

Friday

Alsana Free Weekly Online Support Group Fridays at noon  click here

Recovered Living

Support Space for family and friends of people with eating disorders Online group First week of each month- dates vary Check schedule and reserve spot on

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

 

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous offers a 12-step program of recovery from compulsive eating. 

https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/?type=0

 

Smart Recovery

Smart Recovery is an alternative to 12-step programs for addiction. 

https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php

 

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