Group therapy can facilitate healing by providing a safe and supportive environment that encourages meaningful connections to replace isolation and disconnection. It can be a powerfully transformative experience. And can provide an opportunity for participants to learn from one another, gain deeper insight into their own behavior and thought patterns, work on interpersonal skills and receive validation from their peers.
Gain New Perspectives by Engaging With Others
By engaging with others in a group setting, members can gain new perspectives on their own issues. They learn to communicate more effectively. Group members often challenge each other in ways that promote greater self-awareness and understanding. Which can help them to move beyond their patterns of behavior and thoughts that have been stalling their progress. This can lead to increased feelings of empowerment, self-acceptance, resilience, and hope.
Participants May also Develop Meaningful Relationships with Other Group Members
In addition to the therapeutic benefits of a group setting, participants may also develop meaningful relationships with their peers. These connections can help reduce feelings of loneliness, provide a supportive community, and increase feelings of connectedness. This can be especially helpful for individuals who have difficulty forming genuine connections with others in their daily lives.
Additionally, group members may provide support and guidance to each other. This further helps the group to form strong bonds that last beyond the life of the group. Overall, group therapy offers a unique and powerful environment for growth and self-exploration. It can help individuals to create lasting change in their lives.
The Groups We Offer at Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc.
At Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc., we offer a variety of group therapy options to meet the needs of our clients. Our groups are led by mental health professionals with expertise in evidence-based approaches to increase psychological well-being. Our groups offer a secure and supportive environment to help members gain insight into their struggles. They also develop meaningful connections with others and work towards life-enhancing changes.
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. It results in a lack of insight, empathy, and understanding with damaging effects on loved ones. These loved ones tend to personalize the narcissist’s bad behavior. And are unequipped to deal with what comes their way, due to their own wounds.
Recognize Narcissistic Behavior and Abuse
This group is designed to help participants recognize narcissistic behavior and abuse. As well as, understanding their own role in unhealthy dynamics. Participants take responsibility for their own behavior, and, ultimately, learn how to create healthy boundaries and heal their wounds. The purpose of this group is to provide education on narcissistic abuse. In addition to providing a safe space for participants to ask questions. They will identify patterns in their own lives, and develop healthier relationships. If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at email@example.com.
Teen Sexual Assault Survivors Group
Adolescence is a time of immense physical, social, and emotional development. Imagine the added complexity when childhood memories are tainted with the horror of unwanted sexual acts. The physical and emotional effects of sexual assault can follow a young girl into her adult life. Additionally, feelings of shame, guilt, anger, fear, powerlessness, and overwhelming emotions can be included.
This group is dedicated to providing a safe and secure space for teens who have experienced sexual assault to share their experiences. As well as gain insight into the effects of trauma, and work toward healing.
Sexual Abuse Impacts Every Aspect of a Woman’s Life
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. In addition to processing the impact, this trauma may be having on their young lives. Through group therapy, participants will be able to get the support they need in order to heal. In addition to connecting with others who can relate to them. If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group
The Women’s Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group is a powerful and intimate group that focuses on helping survivors process the trauma they have experienced. Additionally, they will gain insight into the long-term impact it has had on their lives. Through group therapy, you will be able to get the support and understanding you need in order to heal. Furthermore, you can connect with other survivors who can truly relate to what you have gone through. 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. This group will provide a safe space for you to share your story, explore these emotions, and begin the healing process.
Profound Impact on Our Adult Lives
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. This group will provide education on the long-term effects of sexual abuse and the importance of creating healthy boundaries. If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at email@example.com.
Children’s Social Skills Group
Childhood friendships are a key building block for healthy relationships later in life. The Children’s Social Skills Group is designed to help children learn to navigate their peer relationships. This will allow them to build strong, lasting friendships. These relationships are the training grounds for children to hone their social skills, increase independence, and develop the capacity for healthy adult relationships later in life.
Improve Your Child’s Social Skills
The Children’s Social Skills Group (children 7-12 years old) is designed to help your child increase their social competence, and self-esteem, and improve their ability to communicate effectively with their peers. Further, through weekly group sessions, your child will increase their self-awareness, practice social skills in a safe environment, and have the opportunity to make meaningful connections with their peers. If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Karina Castaneda, AMFT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls face are faced with messages and circumstances that challenge their self-worth, confidence, and ability to successfully cope with stress every day. As a result, in these difficult times, Tween/Teen Talk is designed to support tweens (ages 10-13) and teens (ages 14+) in developing self-compassion, increasing empathy, improving self-esteem, learning to negotiate difficult conversations, and helping 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 email@example.com.
LGBTQ+ Youth Process Group
The LGBTQ+ Youth Process Group is designed to provide a safe and affirming space for the LGBTQ+ community to share, process, and connect with others through shared life experiences. It is a biweekly group for individuals 13-24 years of age. Additionally, it follows an open discussion format that covers topics such as sexuality, gender, family issues, mental health, and acceptance. The group follows an open discussion format, where participants can be vulnerable and authentic about the challenges they are facing. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQ+ Adult Process Group
The LGBTQ+ Adult Process Group is an affirming, virtual space for the LGBTQ+ community 25 years and older to explore, share, and connect. Further, the themes covered in the group include, but are not limited to, sexuality, gender identity/expression, family issues, mental health, and acceptance. Additionally, this group is an open discussion format, which means 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 email@example.com.
Transgender Ally Support Group
The Transgender Ally Support Group is designed to provide support and education for family, friends, and loved ones of transgender individuals seeking a safe and affirming space to have their questions answered. In addition to exploring the challenges, they are facing and connecting with others. In this group, we will 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 sessions and open discussion. If you are interested in participating in the group or would like more information, please contact Bren M. Chasse, LMFT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in Group Therapy in Pasadena, CA?
Group therapy can be a powerful force of healing and growth when it comes to mental health. At Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. in Pasadena, CA, we offer group therapy to help individuals better process and understand the challenges they are facing. As a result, we offer a wide range of group therapy options. Follow the steps below to get connected with a group therapist in Pasadena, CA.
- Get to know more about our therapists here.
- Fill out our easy and convenient online contact form.
- Begin healing with group therapy and experience the power of community.
Other Mental Health Services Offered At Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc.
In addition to Group Therapy options, we offer a range of mental health services. We do this so we can support you at any stage of your mental health journey. We offer EMDR therapy, Therapy for Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, Child and Family Services, Binge Eating and Bariatric Therapy, LGBTQ+ Services, and High Conflict Divorce and Family Reunification Services. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.