Group Counseling

Joining a psychotherapy group is a life-changing decision. It is connecting, exciting, challenging, scary, and inspiring all at the same time.

I offer an ongoing interpersonal process group for people who desire to live a fuller and more meaningfully connected life without the invalidation, minimization, and dismissal that often creeps in subtly into our experience.

Who can benefit from Group Therapy?

Those who want to optimize their relationships but notice being stuck in the same kind of relational pattern that is driven by all kinds of reasons such as...

  • anxiety and/or depression whether it's social anxiety that keeps you from relating with others in an authentic way or sadness that feels isolating;

  • a need to feel safe and secure that leads you to become more passive, or taking a role as a caretaker, in order not to burden others;

  • a desire for connection that requires you to expend too much energy that leads to resentment;

  • protecting yourself from pain that makes you keep people at arm's length despite the loneliness that you feel inside; etc.

How does group therapy help?

These same patterns that we see in our everyday lives also occur in group. What makes group effective and different from everyday life is the confidential, safe, space that is provided in which the group is there to help you

understand these patterns:

  • what these patterns may be

  • how/why these patterns emerge

so that you can now have the choice to change it.

The Process

This process takes time and commitment as these relational patterns did not emerge overnight.

Some have reported that being in group therapy for a few months had been more effective for them than 5 years of individual therapy.

This can certainly come about because there are more people to not only provide feedback and support but also more people who bring out different sides of you that may not be experienced by your individual therapist.


The Result?...Change

I have often received feedback from groups I have run that group therapy has been a rich connecting experience. But as the saying goes, it feels worse before it feels better and group therapy is no exception.

Group therapy does get difficult at times because this mode of therapy often mirrors parts of oneself that have felt stuck or shameful or hopeless or often invalidated by self and others.

However, as the dynamic process of group therapy continues, those stuck places begin to feel less sticky, the shame begins to feel less shameful, hope begins to emerge, and the group begins to validate those parts of you which then makes you feel brave enough to validate yourself.

Group Therapy Offerings:

POC Connections Process Group

Tuesdays 12:00-1:30pm, meets weekly

Meets online via Google Meet videoconferencing


This is an all gender counseling group for those who need a space to get support and process their experience of being a person of color (POC). We emphasize and strive for deep and authentic emotional connections and relational interactions in the group.

This group is for POC’s

  • who want to communicate more effectively and improve interpersonal relationships.

  • who want to understand and identify how they feel.

  • who want to learn more about themselves


Details:

Co-led by Eunice Song, PsyD and Francisco Cuadros, LMFT

Where: Telehealth for all California residents.

When: Thursdays 12:00-1:30pm, 18 weeks


Connections Process Group

Thursdays 12:00-1:30pm, meets weekly

Meets online via Google Meet videoconferencing


This is an all gender therapy group that gives you the opportunity to learn with and from other people. This group is a place to understand both your own and others' patterns of thoughts and behaviors. This group is a safe place in which to share your past and present experiences, obtain valuable feedback and experiment with new ways of being and relating to others.

This group is for adult's who desire to

  • Support and offer feedback

  • Experiment with new interpersonal behaviors

  • Learn to communicate and improve interpersonal relationships

  • Find a safe space to talk honestly and directly about feelings


Details:

Co-led by Eunice Song, PsyD and Francisco Cuadros, LMFT

Where: Telehealth for all California residents.

When: Thursdays 12:00-1:30pm, 18 weeks


Women's Group

Tuesdays 12:00-1:30pm, meets weekly

Meets online via Google Meet videoconferencing


This group is for women who identify as caregivers or tend to be caregivers in their relationships. Women who are burned out, needing meaningful connection, and desiring to optimize their relationships. This is a process group where women will get to know more about themselves and how they are in relationship with others, the patterns they tend to fall into, and a confidential space where they can experiment with new ways of being.


Details:

An initial assessment session is required before you can participate to assess if the group would be a good fit for your needs. This group is intended to be an on-going group, and a 12-session minimum commitment is required.


Where: Telehealth for all California residents.

When: Tuesdays 12-1:30pm


Interested? Let's Chat!

If you are interested in the group therapy process, I am happy to talk more about this with you through a free 15 min telephone consult.

This group will be meeting on a HIPAA secure video platform which provides secure access and convenience.