For those who want to build meaningful relationships
while staying true to themselves
Group therapy offers a unique space to more fully understand yourself through interacting with others who share similar challenges and a commitment to facing them.
By giving and receiving honest feedback, navigating differences, resolving conflicts, taking risks to be emotionally vulnerable—and examining the resistance to doing so—group members become more aware of their relationship patterns, and expand their capacity to form and sustain meaningful connections.
If you recognize yourself in any of the following, a group may be for you:
In fact, many people find it more transformative, either as a stand-alone approach or in combination with individual sessions.
To paraphrase a revered group therapist, in individual therapy, you talk about your problems, but in group therapy, you experience your problems. Group provides an invaluable laboratory, a microcosm of the outside world, where members’ relationship dynamics come to life and where it’s possible to experiment with new ways of being known and engaging with others.
A Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) is a mental health professional who meets internationally accepted standards of education, training, and experience providing group psychotherapy.
This credential from The International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists formally recognizes my expertise in group treatment.
Over the past 25 years, I’ve developed a particular passion for group psychotherapy.
I run several weekly therapy groups and a training group for other group therapists. I currently serve as Dean of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute at the Washington School of Psychiatry and frequently lead workshops and process groups for the American Group Psychotherapy Association and its regional affiliates.
In 2019, I was the featured speaker at the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society’s fall conference, “Indecent Exposure? The Pitfalls and Potential of Group Psychotherapist Self-Disclosure.”
Click below for a list of the therapy groups I currently lead and a few resources to give you a better idea of how group works. Or be in touch to discuss whether a group would be a good fit for you.
Mixed Gender Group – Wednesdays, 8-9:15am
Mixed Gender Group – Thursdays, 7:45-9am (co-led with Dr. Rachel Miller)
Mixed Gender Group – Thursdays, 1:15-2:30pm (co-led with Dr. Rachel Miller)
Men’s Group – Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm
“We will meet; and there we may rehearse most obscenely and courageously.”
– William Shakespeare