Co-ed Adult Process/Therapy Group
No one starts group therapy without some amount of anxiety. In order to prepare you to get the most benefit out of the experience, I spend time with each group member in advance of entering the group, which helps to both reduce anxiety and give you a good understanding of how it will work. For an additional perspective on the benefits of group therapy you can visit APGA's website. Feel free to contact me for more information.
Some of the benefits of group therapy include:
improved relationship skills
experience in directly and effectively expressing emotions
discovering why you repeat the same self-defeating patterns in relationships
learning about the hidden reasons for your own behaviors
relief from depression and anxiety
getting constructive feedback from others
reducing the shame you feel
coming to understand that you may not be as alone as you might feel
increased confidence and self esteem
support for your personal struggles
improved sense of comfort in group situations
- interpersonal and psychodynamic -
Adult Men and Women
Tuesdays, 5:15 to 6:45 pm
Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Participation in a therapy group can provide significant benefits, either in combination with individual therapy or by itself. Self awareness gained in weekly group therapy helps pave the way for you to have more satisfying relationships, more comfort with yourself, with your feelings, with others, and in the other groups in which we each participate every day.
For an in-depth description of the unique process and utility of group psychotherapy, I have included the following PDF document for your reference. I think you will find it to be a particularly comprehensive characterization of what it means to be in a therapy group, as well as its premise, goals, and its unique benefits.
I’m always excited by the gains I see people make in group therapy and have therefore developed a special passion for this kind of work. The group is often used as a “laboratory”, where group members both learn about themselves and take interpersonal risks in the service of living their lives more authentically, more honestly, more fully engaged emotionally.
I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist, having run psychotherapy groups since 1991. I have significant post-graduate group training and have been made a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. I am past president of the Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Society and an active member of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles.
Additionally, more information about group therapy can be accessed at the AGPA and GPALA websites.