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.

Monday

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
805-341-9044
www.nicolecruzrd.com

The Bella Vita Los Angeles
Monday, 6 pm - 7 pm
PST

766 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90041 / 323-255-0400
No RSVP necessary

Tuesday

Therapist Led Suport Group at Rosewood - Santa Monica

Adolescents only 6:30-7:30pm

 

A good day to try:

Overeaters Anonymous
Find a meeting in the San Fernando Valley

oasfvalley.org
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.:

https://www.oalaig.org/our-intergroup/meeting-list/

or

Smart Recovery
An Alternative to 12-step Programs
Find a meeting in SF Valley or L.A.:
https://www.smartrecoverytest.org/local/

Wednesday

Therapist Led Support Group - Rosewood - Santa Monica

Adult Only 7:15-8:15pm

Loved One's Online Support Group
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 PST

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
Alli@TherapyHelps.Us

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

Contact: Stephanie Dains / 310-721-6264
sdains@montenidoaffiliates.com

The Bella Vita Woodland Hills
Wednesday, 6 pm - 7 pm PST

Woodland Hills 818-676-1540

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

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

Thursday

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

Glendale 535 Brand Blvd Suite 350
Woodland Hills 21650 Oxnard St, Suite 2375
http://supportinrecovery.com 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)

Saturday

Peer-Led Support Group - Rosewood - Santa Monica

9:00am -10:00am

Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D.
Saturday, 9 am – 10:15 am PST

15233 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1203
Sherman Oaks, 91403 / 818-774-4040
www.NReatingdisorders.com

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.

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