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GROUPS

"Those successful in group are successful in life." --Louis R. Ormont, PhD Most people who seek therapy have never considered group therapy as an adjunct to their program of wellness. In fact, group therapy is one of the most potent forms of therapy available. Some of the benefits of the type of groups I run, known as Psychodynamic Process Groups, include:

  • Improved relationship skills
  • Increased ability to directly and effectively express feelings
  • More flexibility in managing complicated and uncomfortable emotions
  • Enhanced understanding of self-defeating patterns of behavior
  • Relief from depression and anxiety
  • Getting constructive feedback from others
  • Reducing shame and loneliness
  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • Support for your personal struggles
  • Improved sense of comfort in group situations
Psychotherapy Groups

currently available

Adult Co Ed Groups
Tuesdays, 12 to 1:30 pm
Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7 pm
Atwater Village

Participation in a therapy group can provide significant benefits, either in combination with individual therapy or by itself. My groups meet weekly, are ongoing, and require a strong personal commitment to get the full benefit.

In order to prepare my clients for group, I spend a good amount of time with group members before they enter the group to help them reduce their anxiety and understand how the group will work. I often share the analogy of group to a "playground," where members first work to establish camaraderie and emotional security so that later they may "play" more freely and take risks in order to grow more fully.

I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist, having run psychotherapy, psychoeducation, support and skills groups since 2009. I have significant post-graduate group training and am a member of both the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles, where I have also sat on the Board of Directors.

More information about group therapy in general can be accessed at the AGPA and GPALA websites. For interest in any of my groups, please contact me directly.