Print

Group Therapy

Therapy GroupGroup 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.

Frequency: Weekly

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.

Grief Support Group

Have you lost a loved one? Are you still grieving?

Do you need a place to be supported? Do you want to understand your grief even more?

We are beginning a Grief Support Group to help you in your process of grieving and healing.

Grieving the loss of a loved is a deeply painful experience. There can often be feelings of confusion, anger, and loneliness. One way to help with the healing is to be with others who have also experienced the death of a loved one. This grief support group will provide an opportunity to share with others in your grief, and to be there as they share with you. We will also seek to understand the different components of grief, as described by Elisabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.

Through learning about the different areas of grief and sharing with others about your loss, the avenue for healing to your heart could be opened up and supported.

Adults of all genders, sexual orientations, and spiritual and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to attend this group. If you are interested in joining, call Alison Yeh at 626-204-2032 to schedule an individual consultation session. These sessions are used to discuss any questions you have about the group, your goals for group, and to ensure the group is a good fit for you. The group will be closed once it begins, with members being asked to attend all 12 sessions.

Frequency: Weekly for 12 weeks

Start date: January 9, 2018

Time and place: Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:45pm at Fuller Psychological and Family Services

Cost: $10/session for Fuller graduate students; $20/session for community members

Group Leaders: Alison Yeh and Noe Rivera are Graduate Trainees specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, supervised by licensed clinicians.


Contact
(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182


Admissions
admissions@fuller.edu