Support Groups

CURRENT BAY AREA SUPPORT GROUPS

FREE Recovery Support Group- Every Sunday from 1-2:30PM at The Lotus Collaborative San Francisco

If you would like lunchtime meal support, please come at 12 Noon. While this is not a therapy group it is a supportive
environment in which to meet other people working towards recovery from their eating disorder, build relationships and practice recover skills. ** Please note that this group is open to the public and discussions may contain intense content not suitable for all audiences.
Lunch is supported by The Lotus Collaborative staff, and the support group is facilitated by a TLC therapist, RD or coach. Everyone working towards recovery is welcome, and we simply request an RSVP to 415-931-3731 or SundayRSVPsf@gmail.com so that we know you are coming!
Free Eating Disorder Support Group for Patients and Significant Others, every third Thursday of the month 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Herrick Campus, in Maffly Auditorium – Basement Level “A”, located at 2001 Dwight Way, in Berkeley, California, 94704. Due to the sensitive issues involved and the secrecy that often surrounds anorexia and bulimia, this meeting is restricted to patients, parents and significant others who will be able to maintain the strictest confidentiality.  www.altabatessummit.org/eatingdisorders/resources/schedule.html

 

Free Eating Disorder Support Group for those in Recovery, Eating Recovery Center

Corte Madera, CA

Call: 916-790-2895

12 Step Overeater Anonymous Groups and Eating Disorders Anonymous Group 

Mondays 12:15-1:15 pm

Body Image/ Writing meeting
1275 Harrison at Ninth Ask at reception, ask for the Fireside Room Meeting
Contact: Maria (415) 571-5435
(updated 4/7/2015 by AG)

Tuesday evenings, 7:15-8:15
Anorexic/ Bulimic/ Compulsive over-exerciser Step Study and Speaker meeting
San Francisco; Castro Country Club – 4058 18th Street @ Hartford Street, San Francisco, 94114; Meeting
Contact: Cecilia (347) 439-1597
(updated 4/7/2015 by AG)

Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00
Eating Disorders Anonymous Group Meeting
@ APTED (Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders) 3195 California St. #E /cross street Presidio / Anorexics, Bulimics, Overeaters  (call to get door code) Contact: Deborah (415-608-6307)

Wednesday afternoons, noon-1:00 pm
San Francisco @ APTED (Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders) 3195 California St. #E / cross street Presidio
Anorexics, Bulimics  (call to get door code)
Contact: Pamela 415-350-4240

Wednesday evenings 5:50-6:50 pm, Women’s Sexuality & Body Image
Marina Dock, San Francisco
2118 Greenwich St @ Fillmore St  Anorexics / Bulimics Meeting
Contact: Millie (248)-345-5724
(updated 4/7/2015 by AG)

APTED (Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders) now has two EDA meetings: Tuesday evenings 7-8:00 pm, topic/discussion, and Friday 5:30-6:30 pm Step Study; we also have a Saturday community group meeting 10-11:45, and a Wednesday OA meting 12-1:00 pm.  Call for more information, 415-931-6090.

* Mondays 5:30-7:00, Art Therapy, led by Kara Vesely, MFTi; call Kara to get on waiting list, 510-326-4492

* Tuesday afternoons (2:30-3:30pm) a nutrition group, led by Teresa Brown, call Teresa to let her know you are coming: 415-533-1124

* Tuesdays 7-8:00, an Eating Disorders Anonymous group, led by Deborah and Brittany, call to let us know you are coming, 415-608-6307

* Wednesdays, 2-3:00 an OA group, led by Pamela, call for more information, 415-350-4240

For more information about APTED groups, or to schedule an intake, call 415-931-6090

Location of Clinic: 3195 California Street, San Francisco, CA  94115

Integral Eating  and Dine Around Social Groups, The Compassionate Body Center

 

 

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 Free support group meetings, anorexics, bulimics, and compulsive over-exercisers

SAN FRANCISCO

Mondays 12:15-1:15 pm, Body Image/ Writing meeting, 1275 Harrison at Ninth Ask at reception, ask for the Fireside Room Meeting; Contact: Maria (415) 571-5435

Tuesday evenings, 7:15-8:15, Anorexic/ Bulimic/ Compulsive over-exerciser Step Study and Speaker meeting, San Francisco; Castro Country Club – 4058 18th Street @ Hartford Street, San Francisco, 94114; Meeting Contact: Cecilia (347) 439-1597

Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00, Eating Disorders Anonymous Group Meeting @ APTED (Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders) 3195 California St. #E /cross street Presidio / Anorexics, Bulimics, Overeaters (call to get door code) contact: Deborah (415-608-6307)

Wednesday afternoons, noon-1:00 pm, San Francisco @ APTED (Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders) 3195 California St. #E /cross street Presidio / Anorexics, Bulimics (call to get door code) contact Pamela 415-350-4240

Wednesday evenings 5:50-6:50 pm, Women’s Sexuality & Body Image at Marina Dock, San Francisco,  2118 Greenwich St @ Fillmore St Anorexics / Bulimics Meeting Contact: Millie (248)-345-5724

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BELMONT, CA: FREE Support Group and Eating Disorder Education for Friends and Family of those struggling with Eating Disorders

When: Every Monday evening from 6:15-7:30pm

Where: Cielo House Eating Disorder Treatment Program, 1200 6th Avenue, Belmont, CA 2nd Floor- Cielo House Group Room

 

Please contact Kaitlin for more information at kaitlin@cielohouse.com or (415) 364-8231. Thanks!

BERKELEY, CA, Free ANAD Support Group

Leslie Bandle, Phone: (408) 757-6431. Email: lesbandle@gmail.com

• Meeting time: Tuesdays from 7:30pm-8:30pm

• Meeting location: Blue Oak Therapy, 3101 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA (use side entrance)

• Please call before first attendance so leader can give you the code number to enter building. All are welcome.

DANVILLE, CA, Eating Disorder Support Group for Family and Friends

Nancy Clarkson, Phone: (925) 829-5554, Email: nancyannclarkson@gmail.com,  Website: www.getwelltogether.com

• Meeting time: 4th Monday of each month from 7-9 pm

• Meeting location: 115A Town and Country Drive, Danville, CA 94526

• Group is for friends and family

• See website for more information on scheduling and meeting changes

LOS GATOS, CA, Eating Disorder Resource Center, Eating Disorder & Body Image Support Groups for Sufferers, Family, & Friends

Janice Bremis, Email: info@edrcsv.org, Phone: (408) 356-1212

Website: www.edrcsv.org

• Meeting time: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

• Meeting location: EDRC Office, Mission Oaks Campus, Good Samaritan Hospital, 15891 Los

Gatos Almaden Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Eating Disorder & Body Image Support Groups for Sufferers group: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 9:30am-11:00am; Family and Friend group: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Debra Schlesinger – For Parents & Loved Ones Group Leader

Elizabeth Basile – For Sufferers Group Leader

Email: info@edrcsv.org

Phone: (408) 356-1212

Meeting location: El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Conference Room A, Mountain View, CA 94040 (For Family & Friends) El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Conference Room A or

Room B, Mountain View, CA 94040 (For Sufferers)

 

PALO ALTO, CA: Mid Peninsula Eating Disorder Clinic, Multiple group offerings including Women in Recovery, Athletes in Recovery and Binge Eating Support Group

Emily Caruthers, MFT, Email: emilycaruthersmft@gmail.com, Website: www.emilycaruthers.com

• Meeting time: Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm

• Meeting location: N. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (specific directions can be sent in response to RSVP)

• Please RSVP through email before attending

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Free ANAD Support Group

Chiara Manodori, LCSW, Phone: (415) 640-9862, Email: cmanodori@yahoo.com

Website: www.overcomingeatingdisorderstherapy.com

• Meeting time: 2nd and 4th Saturday of month, 10:00am

• Meeting location: Valencia Street, San Francisco

• Please call or email for more meeting information

• This free ongoing support group is open to all ages and genders. We provide a positive, welcoming, and supportive environment for people with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder,

compulsive overeating, eating disorder NOS, and other eating and body image problems. We also provide information and referrals to aid recovery.

 

SANTA CRUZ, CA : Eating Disorder & Body Image Support Group for Sufferers

The Lotus Collaborative, Phone: (831) 600-7103, Email: info@thelotuscollaborative.com

• Meeting time: Every Sunday, 1-2:30pm (Bring a lunch 12-1pm for mealtime support)

• Meeting location: The Lotus Collaborative, 701 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

• Please call or email to RSVP before attending

 

SANTA ROSA, CA: Full Heart offers a free community group from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesdays, drop-ins welcome.

FULL HEART TREATMENT CENTER, 606 Beaver Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404, Phone: (707) 544-5717

 

 

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Marin: Struggling with Food & Weight Obsession? Discover Beyond Hunger’s Support Groups…
An invitation to go beneath the obsession with dieting and body hatred, and reclaim the sacredness of your own body and internal wisdom
 •   develop understanding and compassion for your struggle with food and weight
•   transform body hatred and shame into love and respect for your body
•   learn natural cues of  hunger and fullness, discovering the differences between emotional and physical hunger
•   understand the emotional reasons underlying the behaviors
•   explore ways to nurture yourself other than overeating, under-eating, or obsessing about food and weight
•  deepen your connection with your inner wisdom and spiritual self
New Group Beginning: Mondays: 7-9pm, call 415-459-2270 for more information.