Group Therapy

Group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing concerns and making positive changes in your life. One therapist will be leading a group of 6-8 patients. Typically, groups meet for an hour each week. Joining a group of strangers may sound frightening at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. In fact, group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding and effective the group experience can be.

Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them, even to close friends or family members. Group therapy helps you realize you’re not alone. Working in a group with others who suffer from the same problem removes this feeling of isolation. While it’s true that each of us is unique and may have unique circumstances, none of us is alone in our struggles. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize you’re not alone.

Our groups for adults

Cultivate calm and resilience in challenging times using mindfulness-based intervention. Our LGTC’s stress management group is designed to teach you efficient and effective mindfulness-based techniques, all within a supportive and safe community. This is a skill-based group that emphasizes connection and shared learning. The group is designed for people struggling with stress, anxiety, and mood disorders, as well as for people who are searching for more balance and contentment in their lives. Expect to learn effective evidence-based tools that can be easily incorporated into your busy life. The topics we’ll explore include:

      • Breathing exercises and grounding
      • Mindfulness
      • Progressive muscle relaxation
      • Visualization
      • Self-compassion practices
      • Acceptance and cognitive Defusion

Schedule: Monday’s at 3:00 pm.  Will be conducted in 12-week cycles. Enrollment is ongoing; participants are expected to attend all 12 sessions.

Psychologist: Maytal Shalev-Eylath

It can be easy to fall into isolation when we’re feeling down and disconnected from others, especially for those suffering from depression. Loneliness and isolation tend to generate more loneliness and isolation. However, by making the often-difficult effort to connect with others, is just the thing we may need to start feeling better. The Depression Group at LGTC will not only will help in reducing loneliness, isolation and the distress that comes with it- the group will also teach skills to cope with challenges associated with depression and give you a sense of empowerment, control and hope. By learning how our thoughts and actions influence our feelings, we can learn to manage our depression. In this group we will focus on what is going on in one’s life right now and learn skills and strategies to manage your depression based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Some topics we’ll explore include:

      • What is Depression?
      • How thoughts affect our mood
      • How activities affect our mood
      • Talking back to negative thoughts and increasing healthy thinking
      • Improving relationships in our lives

Schedule: Thursday’s at 2:00 pm. Will be conducted in 8 week cycles. Enrollment is ongoing.

Therapist: Sandy Kong

The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for Adult women, 18 + to process any difficult emotions or challenges, and receive support from other women who are empathetic and understanding. Participants who attend this group should be mindful that they may hear things that are upsetting, and therefore, should have some emotional regulation skills. The following agreements are asked in order to participate: Respect everyone’s privacy and individual story; Assume good intent; Seeking understanding, not blame; Take space, Make space. Participants must be willing to act under these agreements before attending the group.

Schedule: Wednesday’s at 3:00 pm. There is a limit on attendees, no more than 10 are to attend a group. Please confirm attendance and enrollment with Sandy Kong.

Therapist: Sandy Kong

This is a supportive interactive group for those aged 60 and up. The group will provide seniors the opportunity to connect and to support each other as they navigate together the challenges of aging. These challenges may include loneliness, grief, caregiving issues, and health problems. This is a support group that creates safety, where one can begin to heal by opening up about anxiety, depression, and grief and receive acceptance, kindness, and compassion.

Schedule: TDB

Therapist: Maytal Shalev-Eylath

Struggling with an Eating Disorder and Disordered eating is an extremely isolating experience. Working in a group setting, making connections and sharing experiences can provide people with the crucial opportunity to be heard and seen, helping them to understand that they are not alone.

When provided by a specialized and experienced therapist, a therapeutic group can relieve emotional pain, untie isolation, resolve distress, provide healing and bring about changes to a person’s thoughts and emotions as well as their personal relations.

This group is for people, who 

      • want to get more support on their path to recovery,
      • want a safe space to process their thoughts and feelings, 
      • want to build their recovery community

Schedule: Thursday’s at 6:30 pm, starting June 3rd. Enrollment is ongoing.

Therapist: Therapists from our Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Program will rotate to facilitate this group.

Want to join a group?

Call us at (800) 913-2615 or go to appointment request.