Group Therapy

Group Therapy is a very dynamic kind of therapy.  It can be intimidating to think about engaging in therapy with more than one other person and that is why TherapySmith therapists focus on creating safety and trust in the groups they facilitate.

In group therapy, change occurs via your relationships to each other. As a result, you will improve your social skills and the ability to express yourself effectively.  In addition, you will also find and build a community.

Group Structure and Fees

Participants should attend group regularly because consistent attendance helps to foster a trusting and safe environment. Groups meet weekly with regular breaks for holidays and vacations. 

Participation is limited to 6 people per group, with a minimum of 4 participants in order to begin a group.

The fee for group depends on the clinician facilitating the group. Fees are per session per participant.


A group facilitator is to helps the group understand and engage in the process, to provide psychological education, and to mediate as necessary.  It is not the facilitator’s role to guide, lead, or tell the group how the group should function. However, there may be times where group members may want to address the facilitator and their relationship to the group directly. Group members are encouraged to bring their thoughts about the group to the group, where we can make use of all of our minds and experiences.

For more general information about group therapy, visit Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles.