In the late 1990’s I had the opportunity to receive trainings in group psychotherapy facilitation at Stanford University under Dr. Irvin Yalom, a premier theorist whose work laid the foundation for running clinically impactful psychotherapy groups. I was immediately hooked, as I saw the power of gathering individuals with similar challenges together to heighten awareness, receive education, share their stories, be validated by others who “get it”, decrease isolation and stigma, increase self-compassion, build community, and rediscover your resiliency.
Research shows that psychotherapy groups and support groups are the most effective form of therapy for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, depression, and anxiety disorders. Even nonverbal cues from other members reminds us that we are not alone and can give us the hope we need.
Over my career, I have developed, implemented, and evaluated comprehensive best practice group-based treatment for individuals diagnosed with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and family education and support. I offer these groups on a rotating basis virtually as well as face to face.
There is a fee for therapy groups. I am happy to provide a Superbill invoice for you to submit for reimbursement if you have out of network coverage for therapy groups. Please inquire about any session listed below for the next start dates.
My group-based curriculum portfolio includes, but is not limited to, the following groups;
From dreading “What’s Next?” to celebrating “What’s Next!!”-6 week process group that looks at the biological, psychological, social and interpersonal shifts that impact our self-confidence and mood mid-life.
Coming out of the darkness and finding hope- a 4 week group focusing on processing grief and loss while holding onto hope.
Wellness Recovery Action Planning Group
6 week group identifying triggers, early warning signs an action planning for a healthier mood.
Family Education and Support Group
6 week psychoeducation and support group for supporters of someone with a severe mental illness.
Bipolar Disorder 101 - a 1.5 hour psychoeducation and process group.
6 week Bipolar Disorder Education and Support Group - learn to how manage your high's and lows to maintain wellness.
Perinatal Psychoeducation and Process Group
6-week group utilizing Interpersonal Therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (gold standard therapy for this population)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychoeducation
Groups for Depression.
Groups for Anxiety.
Groups for Bipolar Disorder.