Group Therapy in Pasadena, CA

Heal and Grow Together

“Am I the only one?”

 

When we suffer we can retreat and isolate ourselves from others. Without contact, things get worse and we end up feeling embarrassed and ashamed. “What is wrong with me?” “I’m so stupid, immature, selfish, (fill in the blank).” “I should go live in the woods somewhere.”

Without connection, without a tribe, without a sense of belonging, we can experience:  

What is Group Therapy in Pasadena, CA?

 

Group therapy is a powerful way to reconnect with others and find out how normal you are. Finding out that others sympathize with your experience and empathize is one of the most powerful therapeutic experiences we can have.

Benefits of Group Therapy vs Individual Therapy?

Group Therapy

  • Peer Support
  • Normalize Your Experience
  • Develop Empathy for Others
  • Build Community
  • Practice Skills
  • Get Reality Check
  • Cheaper
 
  • One on One Support
  • Focus on Only You
  • Develop Empathy for Self
  • Most Confidential
  • Develop Skills
  • You Control Pace
  • Closer Relationship with Therapist
  • Scheduling Flexibility
 

Group Therapy FAQ

 

It depends on the length of sessions, the type of group, and the person leading the group. Most of our groups range from $40-$70 per 90-minute meeting.

 
 
 
 
 

Usually groups meet for 90-minutes every-other week. Sometimes they meet more frequently. And sometimes sessions may be two hours long. 

 
 
 

No. You get to control your level of involvement. We’re all different. Sometimes we talk in order to get comfortable, sometimes we need some time to warm up. There is no right way to be. The more you involve yourself, however, the more you will get out of group. 

 
 
 

Yes! Each group member makes a commitment that what happens in group stays in group. You can always talk about your own work, what you said and did in group. But nobody has permission to share your experience. There are of course a few limits to confidentiality for the therapist which include things like child and elder abuse, and being a risk of harm to self and others. Your group therapist will go through these limitations very clearly before you ever start group. 

 
 
 

You’re not alone! And you will never be required to do that. Over time you will become more comfortable with the group. You’ll feel more connected and safe with the other group members, and may find it easier to open up. But, part of the power of group is that you can do that on your own terms. 

 
 
 
 
 

An important question. See the section for benefits of group therapy versus individual therapy. I recommend both! In fact, most of the men in my men’s group also come to me for individual therapy. It’s a very powerful combination. 

 
 
 
 
 

Read through our current group offerings below. Then fill out the form at the top-right of this page. We’ll get back in touch with you shortly. During our initial contact (either zoom or phone), we’ll go through group options, pick the right group for you, and do all the logistics. It’s that simple! 

 
 
 

Current Group Therapy Offerings

Women's Sexual Trauma Group

 

Trauma-informed group therapy for women who have experienced sexual violence at any stage of life. A safe and supportive environment. Clients will develop resiliency and move beyond surviving to thriving. Participants are asked to commit to the group for at least ten weeks. This is to establish a safe and secure culture of support within the group. Group meets online on Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM. The cost is $45/session.

LGTBQIA+ Trauma and Sobriety Group

 

Part Process – Part Psychoeducation. Recovery is the process of coming home. Coming home to sanity, coming home to a new way of life, coming home to yourself. Many recovery groups are not structured for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Nor do they take into consideration the trauma individuals have often faced. Participants are asked to commit to the group for at least ten weeks. This establishes a safe and secure culture of support within the group. The group meets online on Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 PM. $50/session

teen support group

 

The past year has been difficult for all of us, but especially YOU! You’ve been stuck at home, attending school online, and unable to see your friends. On top of that, you likely missed prom or other major events. This isolation has made your anxiety, and possibly depression even more intense. Come and join us! Join people just like you in a space where you can build connections and healthy peer relationships, Share in a safe space, learn coping and communication skills to help you stay on track with your goals. Wednesday Evenings 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Where: Weekly on Zoom Ages 14-18 COST: $60 per session.

Men's Group Therapy

 

There is nothing more powerful than a group of men holding space for one another. In this group, participants get a chance to receive support and connection with other men. This might center around issues including relationships, career, trauma, addictions, depression, and anxiety. Led by Dr. Tickner, the group meets every other Tuesday night from 7 pm-8:30 pm and is limited in size to 10. The cost is $40-$50 per session and usually meets in runs of 8 or 10 meetings.

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You Are Not Alone!

Feel the powerful support of people who share your experience.

Experience Feeling Safe with Others

Experience giving and receiving care and compassion.

The Power of Empathy

The satisfying experience of making all the difference for someone else.

Tell Your Story

Feel known, seen, and heard.

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Begin Group Therapy in Pasadena, LA, or Sacramento, CA today!

 

You deserve support overcoming the issues you face. Our caring therapists would love for you to join a support group. To start therapy with our Pasadena, CA-based therapy practice, follow these simple steps:

1. Reach Out!

Set up a free consultation with me by clicking the button below. Let’s connect in real-time and see what group might be a good fit.

 

2. Join Us

Most groups meet every other week for about 90 minutes. You just show up, check-in, and the magic happens.

3. Reap the Rewards

Relationships improve, self-esteem and quality of life increase, feel the powerful impact of empathy for yourself and the group. The realization that you are not alone is priceless!

 

Other Services Offered by Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT

Group therapy isn’t the only service offered at our Pasadena, CA-based therapy officeOther services offered include depression therapy, anxiety therapyindividual therapytrauma therapy, couples therapy and marriage counseling, affair recovery, and somatic therapy. We also provide online therapy throughout California. For any other questions, please visit our FAQ page.

 
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