California

Berkeley, CA Therapist Facilitated Support Group
Berkeley, CA Therapist Facilitated Support Group
822 Delaware St.
Intro Group: Wed. 7p On-Going Group: Mon. 7p
Bill Burmester, M.A., MFT
510-644-0419
bburm6@gmail.com
www.billburmester.com
Berkeley
CA
us
$40/session
Initial interviews
Concurrent individual therapy
12-week commitment
This is a 12-week group, with the option to continue as a longer-term group. Contact group leader for information about starting dates for sessions.
Healing the Hidden Hurts –Men & Non-Consensual Sex
Private Practice
Healing the Hidden Hurts –Men & Non-Consensual Sex
1090 University Avenue
Loft 202B
Thursday evenings 6-8 p.m., open ended group
C. Allen Ruyle, LCSW
619-213-3000
Allen@AllenRuyleTherapy.com
San Diego
CA
us
92103
$50 / session
Prospective participants in the group must have no fewer than two individual sessions with the group facilitator to assess “goodness of fit.” Participants agree
to a minimum initial four-month commitment but typically stay much longer. Participants are strongly encouraged to be engaged in concurrent individual therapy while working in group
This group is for men who are confronting their history of sexual trauma. We provide members a safe place to talk about what was done to them, explore
how it affected them, determine changes they want to make in their lives and
identify paths that might take them there. The group focuses on breaking down the cycle of shame and isolation, learning how to develop safe relationships while
supporting and being supported by others who share their experiences
Introduction to Sacred Sexuality/Tantra:  All Day Retreat for Couples Dealing with Childhood Sexual Abuse
Private Practice
Introduction to Sacred Sexuality/Tantra: All Day Retreat for Couples Dealing with Childhood Sexual Abuse
Introduction to Sacred Sexuality/Tantra: All Day Retreat for Couples Dealing with Childhood Sexual Abuse
Beginners and Advanced Full Weekend Couple’s workshops meeting throughout the year. See website for dates and times
Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST
(Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy, Tantra Educator)

Rabia Erduman, CHT, RPP, CMP, VCSW
(Tantra Educator)
831-375-7553
stephen@bravemantherapy.com
Monterey
CA
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$395/per couple
Free Intake Session
Specifically designed for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, a safe, very confidential weekend in which you and your partner will learn Tantra basics, such as partnered breath and gazing exercises, that will help you celebrate a much happier and healthier intimate, sexual life together. Both days are dedicated to learning Tantra techniques, which you and your partner will be able to immediately start practicing at home, utilizing demonstration, couple’s exercises involving light touch and movement of body, energy and love and group discussion.ï€ Couples will practice the techniques learned while remaining fully clothed. No direct genital touch will occur during this workshop.
See www.bravemantherapy.com for streaming videos and articles about this group and other related issues.
LIVING WITH A SURVIVOR: All Day Retreat for Loving Couples
Private Practice
LIVING WITH A SURVIVOR: All Day Retreat for Loving Couples
The Monterey, California Office of Stephen L. Braveman
Beginners and Advanced All-Day couple’s Retreats meeting quarterly throughout the year. See website for dates and times.
Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST
(Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy)

Carmen Martin, MFTI
(Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, Sex Therapist Intern – supervised by Stephen L. Braveman)
831-375-7553
stephen@bravemantherapy.com
Monterey
CA
us
$125/per couple
Free Intake Session
In this group couples will find a safe, nurturing place to examine the unique challenges they face due to sexual abuse survivor issues. Partners will learn how to take care of themselves while supporting the growth of their partner. Together couples will find ways to leave pains behind and embrace the safety of a healthy, loving energetic and romantic relationship
See www.bravemantherapy.com for streaming videos and articles about this group and other related issues.
Los Angeles, CA – Peer led Survivor Support Group
Peer Facilitated
Los Angeles, CA – Peer led Survivor Support Group
Culver City (Los Angeles), CA
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.; 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month
Volunteer Facilitator (not a therapist)
(323) 250-6116
www.lamalesurvivor.org
Culver City
CA
us
Optional Donation
Open to men (18+) who have already begun a sexual abuse recovery process, and who have no history of perpetration. Call for required screening interview.
A peer-to-peer support group for men who have been sexually abused. The meeting follows a structured format; this is not a twelve-step group.
Being part of a group of men who are in the process of recovering from sexual abuse reinforces that we are not alone.

We can gain insight about how the abuse has affected our lives when we share with men who have had similar life experiences.

Safety of group members is of paramount concern. We strive to provide a safe environment where we can explore this aspect of our lives.

Our members come together to continue their recovery with the support of other members who have taken various steps to deal with the effects of having been sexually abused.
Monterey, CA Therapist Facilitated Support Group for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse — Ongoing since 1993
Private Practice
Monterey, CA Therapist Facilitated Support Group for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse — Ongoing since 1993
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, Monterey, California
Monday Nights: 6-8 p.m.
Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST
(Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy)

Nickolas J. McDaniel, MFTI
(Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, Sex Therapist Intern – supervised by Stephen L. Braveman)
831-375-755
stephen@bravemantherapy.com
Monterey
CA
us
Low-Fee Sliding Scale
Free Intake Session, 10 week commitment
In this group men will find a safe, nurturing place to move beyond pain related to childhood sexual abuse. Participants will find assistance working through isolation, fear, confusion, depression, low self-esteem and anger with other men who have had similar experiences. Come feel safety and trust as you gain greater self control and share the recovery process with other men like you! This is a 10-week long committed group!
This is the group that created and produced the film “Boyhood Shadows: I Swore I’d Never Tell” and a PSA that preceded it. See www.bravemantherapy.com for streaming videos and articles about this group and other related issues.
Monterey: All Day Retreats for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Agency Sponsored
Monterey: All Day Retreats for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
Quarterly All Day Retreats throughout the year. See website for dates and times
Nickolas J. McDaniel, MFTI
(Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, Sex Therapist Intern – supervised by Stephen L. Braveman
831-375-7553
stephen@bravemantherapy.com
Monterey
CA
us
Low-Fee Sliding Scale
Men must be either in the on-going weekly group, have been in the group at some time or are welcomed via at least a phone interview.
ALL DAY RETREATS
This all-day Retreat is based upon the on-going weekly group – allowing us to go deeper and do group exercises which time does not allow during the weekly 2 hour period, such as Family Sculpting, Psycho-drama and Drumming. In this group men will find a safe, nurturing place to move beyond pain related to childhood sexual abuse. Participants will find assistance working through isolation, fear, confusion, depression, low self-esteem and anger with other men who have had similar experiences. Come feel safety and trust as you gain greater self control and share the recovery process with other men like you!
This is the group who created and produced the film “Boyhood Shadows: I Swore I’d Never Tell” and a PSA that preceded it. See www.bravemantherapy.com for streaming videos and articles about this group and other related issues.
Pasadena Male Survivors Group
Private Practice
Pasadena Male Survivors Group
446 A S Marengo Av
Every Wednes. evening 6:45-8:00 pm on going
Denise Ballnik MA ADTR MFCC
323 939 4550
ballnikd@yahoo.com
Pasadena
CA
us
91101
contact for information
Initial interview, attendance committment, (depending on where an individual is in his recovery, concurrent individual therapy may be recommended)
Supportive environment for exploring issues both past and present.
Male survivors only (gay and heterosexual)
Creative process is included, using writing, art, meditation, guided imagery,and movement to support and encourage growth, healing, and recovery
San Francisco Therapist Facilitated Support Group
Private Practice
San Francisco Therapist Facilitated Support Group
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM
Susan Wachob, LCSW
415-626-5415
CA
us
$200 per month (some sliding scale possible)
Intake interviews with therapist, clean and sober
Gay Men’s Incest Survivor Therapy Group for gay men molested as children or adolescents – healing from childhood or adolescent experiences of sexual abuse by relatives or other trusted adults.
Participants must be in individual therapy with the group leader or another therapist throughout membership in the group. Participants must commit to remain in group for one year minimum and attend sessions weekly (this is not a drop-in group).
Santa Cruz: Survivors Healing Center
Agency Sponsored
Santa Cruz: Survivors Healing Center
104 Walnut Ave
Suite 201
Tues. 5p.
Michael Leimbach, LMFT
831-423-7601
programsfsa@gmail.com
www.survivorshealingcenter.org
Santa Cruz
CA
us
95060
$45 / session sliding scale available
-initial interview ($45)
-concurrent individual therapy
This is a 12-week group, with the option to continue as a longer-term group. Contact Survivors Healing Center for information about starting dates for sessions.

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