Support Groups

Free of charge, unless stated otherwise.

Groups Groups 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. 

We all walk around with some level of alienation, convinced that if others knew our secrets, we would be rejected- a particularly painful aspect of struggling with food and hating our bodies. Learning we are not alone dispels this fear- we will find someone in these rooms who relate to our fears, misconceptions, and behaviors.  

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.        

And groups provide a unique opportunity to reflect on our original Family experience- the time when a Disordered Eating pattern often took hold. What worked for us then- the way our ED protected us at the time- can be understood as something we no longer need as we develop new ways to interact with people in our world today.                         

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.


Virtual Intuitive Eating Group for Teens with Nicole Cruz, RDN
Monday, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm PST

13 - 18 year olds
Virtual by zoom video
$65/week call for free


Therapist Led Support Group, Rosewood Santa Monica
Adolescents Only 6:30-7:30pm 12121
2617 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica - for more information call Jaimee 310-829-9161 

Any Day is a good day to try:

Overeaters Anonymous

Find a meeting in the San Fernando Valley
Overeaters Anonymous Program of Recovery
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. If you want to stop your compulsive overeating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.

Here’s a weekly schedule of meetings throughout the San Fernando Valley 

Find a meeting in other valleys, and the city of L.A.:


Smart Recovery
An Alternative to 12-step Programs
Find a meeting in SF Valley or L.A.:


Therapist Led Support Group, Rosewood Santa Monica
Adults Only 7:15-8:15pm 
2617 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica - for more information call Jaimee 310-829-9161 

Loved One's Online Support Group, Center for Discovery
Via Zoom

Parents, siblings, partners, anyone in client’s support network
Wednesday, 5-6 pm PST

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Online Recovery Group
Via Zoom
Wednesday, 7 pm - 8 pm PM

email for more information 

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

Monte Nido / EDCC Support Group for Men & Women
Wednesday, 6 pm – 7 pm

Contact: Stephanie Dains / 310-721-6264

The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles
Wednesday, 4-5 PM

12121 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 601
Los Angeles, CA  90025 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)


Support in Recovery Eating Disorder Recovery Groups
Thursday, 7 pm PST

Glendale 535 Brand Blvd Suite 350
Woodland Hills 21650 Oxnard St, Suite 2375 866.482.3876

The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles
Thursday 6:30-7:30

* Online
for adolescent girls and women in recovery
Participants must be located in California and be followed by an outpatient therapist.
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)


Peer Led Support Group, Rosewood Santa Monica
2617 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica

Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D.

Saturday, 9 am – 10:15 am PST
15233 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1203
Sherman Oaks, 91403 / 818-774-4040

For Patients

Disordered Eating can be tricky to recognize and frustrating to deal with. VFED is here for the Valleys to enlighten, to inspire, and to connect you with the services you need. Find help.

For Providers

As a Provider who has joined as a Member, enjoy discounts on CE and opportunities to highlight your own unique practice.