Group therapy is a meaningful way to connect with others who share similar struggles. The power of group therapy comes from the opportunity to interact with other individuals who have a greater understanding of your circumstances. Group support has the ability to normalizes a participant’s experience and decrease feelings of isolation and pain that individuals in need of therapy often experienced.
Support groups can be led by peer or licensed clinicians. Peer support groups are led by individuals who have received in-depth training on how to lead a peer support group and most leaders are trained to refrain from providing feedback and advice. Peer-led support groups offer participants a safe place to share experiences and interact with others.
Therapeutic support groups, on the other hand, are led by licensed clinicians who use their expertise and training to process the experiences that group member share in further depth and provide new ways to interpret member experiences and coping techniques. Clinicians also provide group members with new skills and perspectives to reduce symptoms.
I lead and/or oversee the following therapeutic group services as part of my clinical practice at my Pasadena location:
- Life Partner Grief Support Group
- Adolescent-Teen Grief Support Group
- Traumatic Grief Therapy Support
Pre-registration and an intake session are required for each group. Please contact me for pre-registration or additional information