Group Therapy Pasadena, CA

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Group Therapy

Group therapy offers a powerful dynamic that can be helpful to participants alone or as an adjunct to individual therapy. One of the most important benefits of group therapy is that it allows participants to experience that they are not alone and that others experience similar challenges and life struggles. So often when we are struggling we feel isolated and alone in our pain. Group therapy fosters a connection with others and allows you to feel seen in a safe environment with trusted others. Additionally, it allows you to not only experience the support of others, but to provide support, allowing the group to benefit from your experience, strength, and resilience.  

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Healing from Narcissistic Abuse: Women’s Survivors Group

The term “narcissism” has become a part of our everyday vernacular, but is often misunderstood and misattributed to self-involvement. In reality, narcissism is defined by structural deficits disguised by an inflated sense of self-importance and resulting in a lack of insight, empathy and understanding and with damaging effects on loved ones, who tend to personalize the narcissist’s bad behavior and are unequipped to deal with what comes their way, due to their own wounds. This support group helps to define narcissism and narcissistic abuse, helps participants recognize narcissistic behavior, and provide participants a safe space to understand their own role in unhealthy dynamics, take responsibility for their own behavior, and, ultimately, learn how to create healthy boundaries and heal their wounds. If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com.

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Teen Sexual Assault Survivors Group

Adolescence is a difficult time for any child; imagine the added complexity when childhood memories are tainted with the horror of unwanted sexual acts having been perpetrated. In a very real way, sexual abuse has the capacity to intrude on every aspect of a young girl’s life. It is common for survivors to be left with a wide range of emotions, including feelings of shame, guilt, anger, fear, powerlessness, and feelings of being completely overwhelmed. The experience of sexual abuse can disrupt development and negatively impact nearly every aspect of a young woman’s life – including their ability to develop healthy, supportive, and meaningful relationships. The Teen Sexual Assault Survivors Group is an interpersonal support group designed to provide young women with a safe and supportive environment to explore their experience of sexual trauma and process the impact this trauma may be having on their young lives. If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com.

Women’s Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group

The Women’s Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group is an interpersonal support group designed to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to explore the trauma you have experienced and process the impact this trauma may be having on your life. It is common for survivors of such catastrophic events to be left with a wide range of emotions, including feelings of shame, guilt, anger, fear, powerlessness, and feelings of being completely overwhelmed. The experience of sexual abuse or assault can disrupt development and profoundly impact our adult lives, including our ability to develop supportive and meaningful relationships with healthy boundaries. If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com

Children’s Social Skills Group

Childhood friendships are a key building block for healthy relationships later in life.  Peer relationships are the training grounds for children to hone their skills, increase independence, and develop the capacity for healthy adult relationships later in life.  The Children’s Social Skills Group (children 7-12 years old) is designed to help your child increase their social competence, self-esteem, and improve their ability to communicate effectively with their peers.  This group meets weekly in person. If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Karina Castaneda, AMFT at kcastaneda@anchorpsychotherapy.com.

Tween Teen Talk

Tween/Teen Talk

During these difficult times, girls are faced with messages and circumstances that challenge their self-worth, confidence, and ability to successfully cope with stress. These groups for tweens (ages 10-13) and teens (ages 14+) are designed to support girls in developing self-compassion, increasing empathy, improve self-esteem, learn to negotiate difficult conversations, and help them to navigate daily life while sustaining meaningful relationships. If you are interested in participating in one of the groups or would like more information, please contact Karina Castaneda, AMFT at kcastaneda@anchorpsychotherapy.com.

LGBTQ+ Youth Process Group

The LGBTQ+ Youth Process Group is designed to provide a safe and affirming space for everyone to share, process, and connect with others through shared life experiences.  The group is designed for individuals 13-24 years of age and meets virtually, on a biweekly basis.  It follows an open discussion format, covering a wide variance in topics, including but not limited to, sexuality, gender, family issuesmental health, and acceptance.  No topic is off limits!  If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com .

LGBTQ+ Adult Process Group

The LGBTQ+ Adult Process Group is designed to provide a safe and affirming space for everyone to share, process, and connect with others through shared life experiences.  The group is designed for individuals 25 years of age and older.  The group meets virtually, on a biweekly basis, and follows an open discussion format, covering a wide variance in topics, including but not limited to, sexuality, gender, family issues, mental health, and acceptance.  No topic is off limits!  If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com.

Transgender Ally Support Group

The Transgender Ally Support Group has been established to support family, friends, and loved ones of transgender individuals seeking a community to support and be supported by others through their journey toward understanding and validation.  In this group we provide education, resources, and an opportunity to process and discuss a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, gender identity, gender dysphoria, pronoun usage, and transition/medical intervention.  This group meets virtually, on a biweekly basis, and alternates between psychoeducation and open discussion.  If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at bchasse@anchorpsychotherapy.com.

“The road to well-being is a process that is supported by hope, inner strength and perseverance, and the involvement and support of others.”

-Irvin D. Yalom, MD