Group Therapy

I offer process, trauma recovery, and bereavement group therapy in the Los Angeles-area for women, non-binary, and gender expansive people. All groups are LGBTQ+ and BIPOC welcoming and affirmative.

Group Therapy is a very dynamic kind of therapy.  It can be intimidating to think about engaging in therapy with more than one other person and that is why I focus on creating safety and trust in the groups I facilitate.

In group therapy, change occurs via your relationships to each other and to me. As a result, you will improve your social skills and the ability to express yourself effectively.  In addition, you will also find and build a community.

Types of Groups

    • Process groups focus on interpersonal relationships and dynamics.
    • Trauma Recovery groups focus on the ongoing impact that traumatic experiences have, support, and eliminating shame.
    • Bereavement groups focus on processing grief and loss in a supportive environment.

Group Structure and Fees

I ask participants to attend group regularly because your consistent attendance helps to foster a trusting and safe environment. Groups meet weekly with regular breaks for holidays and vacations. 

Participation is limited to 6 people per group, with a minimum of 4 participants in order to begin a group.

The fee for group participation is $50 per session per participant.

Facilitation

I view my role as a group facilitator is to help the groups understand and engage in the process, to provide psychological education, and to mediate as necessary.  It is not my role to guide, lead, or tell the group how the group should function. However, there may be times where group members may want to address me and my relationship to the group directly. I encourage group members to bring their thoughts about the group to the group, where we can make use of all of our minds and experiences.

For more information, please contact Dr. Smith.

For more general information about group therapy, visit Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles.

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, groups are being conducted via Zoom.