Human beings are social animals. We are born and raised in a group (the family), are socialized in groups (day care, schools, sports teams, faith communities, social media) and spend our lives working in groups (career groups, professional organizations). The initial experience of our primary family group often contributes to the development of thinking, feeling and behavior habits that in later life can prevent the individual from fully realizing their potential and in creating meaningful, intimate relationships. This can lead to difficulties negotiating satisfying relationships throughout our lives in all the various groups we live in whether it is managing difficult work place politics, establishing a supportive friendship network or making our romantic partnerships and marriages truly nourishing and growth sustaining.
Group Psychotherapy is one of the most powerful ways to help people increase their insight and awareness about their interpersonal behavior and to then help them create the kind of change needed to more fully get their needs met.
I have run a large variety of groups in the past including: 1) Cognitive-Behavioral groups for clients presenting with depression and anxiety; 2) Marital Groups that are comprised of 4-5 couples; 3) Anger Management Groups; and 4) Groups for LGBTQ youth.