Consciousness raising groups hit their stride between 1960 and 1980. Although they're mainly looked at now through a political lense as a tool for the feminist movement, they gave women a chance to vent and normalize their angers and frustrations with their every-day lives. Jordanova directly refers to it as a “therapy” and Crook argues that “The focus on revealing the psychologically repressed and the emotionally intimate was critical to the feminist political project”.
Sarah Crook (2018) The women’s liberation movement, activism and therapy at the grassroots, 1968–1985, Women's History Review, 27:7, 1152-1168, DOI: 10.1080/09612025.2018.1450611
L. J. Jordanova (1981) ‘Mental Illness, Mental Health: changing norms and expectations’, in Cambridge Women’s Studies Group (Ed.) Women in Society: interdisciplinary essays (London: Virago), pp. 95–114. p. 97.