Group therapy involves one or more therapists who lead a group of roughly 5 to 15 clients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.
Many groups are designed to target a specific problem such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain, or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups often help those who have experienced loss, whether it is a spouse, a child, or someone who died by suicide.
Fees for group therapy are generally lower than for individual therapy. Please contact FPFS for up-to-date information on the latest group therapy offerings.
If you are considering group therapy, please click on the following link for more information:
Understanding Group Therapy, The American Psychological Association
Living with Loss: A Place to Grieve, Heal, and Reconnect
Loss is a painful part of the human experience. You may feel the impact in various ways: difficulty healing; feeling isolated; or feeling stuck and unable to move on. You may also have difficulty engaging with or finding comfort in your spiritual beliefs. This therapy group is a place for you to share your experiences of loss, spiritual struggles, and questions about the meaning or purpose of life after loss. Doing this in a therapy group provides you the opportunity to connect with others who are sharing a similar struggle, gain a better understanding of how your relationships have been impacted by loss, and experience new ways of relating that can lead to healing and renewal.
This group is open to a variety of experiences of loss, and is particularly focused on long-standing and/or confusing senses of loss. It may be the loss of what was had and is now gone, or the loss of what was never had. Some examples include:
- Death of a loved one
- End of a significant relationship
- Injury or neglect in intimate relationships
- A difficult life transition or change
- An old wound you need to heal
Adults of all genders, sexual orientations, and spiritual and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to attend this group. If you are interested in joining, call Dr. Rachel Langford to schedule an individual consultation session. These sessions are used to discuss any questions you have about the group, your goals for group, fees, and to ensure the group is a good fit for you.
Start date: This group is currently meeting and is not time-limited. Please call if interested in joining.
Time and place: Tuesdays from 7:15-8:30pm, at Fuller Psychological and Family Services
Cost: $45 per session (sliding scale available)
Dr. Rachel Langford is a licensed clinical psychologist and graduate of the Fuller School of Psychology. She has been leading groups for the past four years, and worked with individuals and couples since 2008. She specializes in depth-oriented psychotherapy, with a special interest in areas of grief, loss, and trauma.