I am currently seeking new members for long-term group therapy beginning in Summer, 2018. If interested, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 504-390-5782. Potential group members will need to meet with me individually for a few sessions in order to determine the appropriateness of the group and to learn important skills about how to be a good group member. Group therapy is particularly useful due to its regularity (every week) and low cost ($50 for 80 minutes/week).
Group Therapy Options
Adult & Adolescent Process Groups:
What is Group Psychotherapy
In group therapy, approximately 6-8 individuals meet face-to-face with the group therapist, Dr. Kizer. The group meets weekly for one 80-minute session. During the group meeting time, members decide what they want to talk about. Members are encouraged to give feedback to others. It is a safe environment in which members work to establish a level of trust that allows them to talk personally and honestly. Group members make a commitment to the group and are instructed that the content of the group sessions are confidential. Dr. Kizer helps encourage the conversation, provides feedback about the interactions, and helps the group members build trust and help each other.
Who benefits from Group?
These groups are for anyone who is motivated to:
How can Group help?
purpose of group therapy is to help individuals better
understand themselves in the context of their relationships so
that they can make more informed, healthy, and adaptive choices
based on a deeper awareness of their feelings, interpersonal
behaviors, reactions and patterns. Research shows that group
therapy is actually the treatment of choice for many issues such
as certain forms of depression, anxiety, isolation, anger,
shyness, intimacy concerns, friendship troubles, and work
First, group members feel less alone, more connected, and more able to accept themselves simply by being with others who struggle with similar issues. The second, and even more powerful component of group, is that it’s like a “social laboratory.” It’s a unique, confidential and safe place to try on new ways of being and to learn about how you impact others and how they impact you. Group offers a “hall of mirrors” where you can learn about yourself through what you see in others and what others see in you. With this supportive environment, individuals are frequently able to increase their self-esteem and increase their social functioning.
Common Misconceptions about group.
Group therapy costs $50 per 80 minute session (weekly). Initial individual assessment and any concurrent individual therapy is subject to my regular fee for individual therapy ($150 per 50 minute session or agreed upon sliding scale).
How to join
To join the group, please call or email me to schedule an initial interview. Potential group members will need to meet with me individually for a few sessions in order to determine the appropriateness of the group and to learn important skills about how to be a good group member. Please call or email me using the contact information below: