two Groups in my West LA Office
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).
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.
Women's Psychotherapy Group-Now Forming
Monday evenings in West LA 5:00-6:30PM $70 per week
This group is an ongoing process-oriented therapy group for women.
"A Healing Journey" Women's Group- A 12-week intensive workshop for women. Now Forming. Wednesday evenings 5:00-6:30PM $70 per week
This group is for women who want to break old patterns and heal from the past. We will use Dr. Stephanie Covington’s "Healing Journey" trauma workbook to explore topics including:
- Grief & Loss
- Creating Safety
The workshop is based on the principles of relational therapy, offering a blend of somatic psychotherapy, family systems, and mindfulness. Members will have the opportunity to participate in an ongoing women’s process group at the end of 12 weeks.
Why 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. Some of my clients choose to combine individual therapy with group therapy.
The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) produces a pamphlet entitled What is Group Therapy?, click on the title to learn more. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about my groups or need help deciding whether group or individual therapy is right for you.