GROUP THERAPY WORKS
This NY Times article entitled "Why Group Therapy Worked"may help you understand how you can benefit from group therapy. The author says "and what I did in the microcosm of the group I did in the larger world outside the group, including my marriage". He describes the value in having multiple mirrors reflecting back his behavior in group.
The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) produces a pamphlet entitled What is Group Therapy?, click on the title to learn more.
I am a Certified Group Therapist (CGP) and a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA). I guess it's obvious by now that I am a big fan of group psychotherapy.
Group therapy helps people improve their interpersonal relationships. It addresses feelings of isolation, depression or anxiety, and it helps people make significant changes so they feel better about the quality of their lives.
Group works! In studies comparing group psychotherapy to individual therapy, group therapy has been shown to be as effective and sometimes even more effective. In cases of medical illness, there is substantial evidence that this form of therapy helps people cope better with their illness, enhances the quality of their lives and, in some cases, such as breast cancer, has even been shown to help people live longer.
CURRENT GROUP OPENINGS
Monday Night Women's Process Group 5:00-6:30PM West LA $70 per week
Tuesday Midday Mixed Gender Online Group for Anxiety & Depression 12:00-1:15PM Via ZOOM $70 per week
For more details see the Groups Tab or feel free to contact me at 310-319-6500.
Watch the video below featuring Katie Griffin, LPC, CGP to learn more about group therapy and how it works.