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The Power of Groups

This blog post was written by guest blogger, Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT. Carol brings a variety of experiences to the community including having worked in schools, hospitals and in mental health for over 30 years. She provides services for children, adults and families who are dealing with life adjustment issues. She currently writes for […]

The Benefits of Recovery Groups

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Nigro, MFTi. If you’ve been struggling with an addiction but have fears around attending a recovery group or a 12-step program then you are not alone.  It can be very difficult to reach out for help and open up to strangers.  Allowing yourself to be […]

Is Group Therapy Right for Me? Pt. III

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. This month we have been talking about the Power of Group.  Group is powerful and has many benefits, some of which we have already discussed.  Deciding if group is right for you can be a difficult process and it is normal to question […]

Why Group for PTSD, Trauma and Addiction?

This blog post was written by guest blogger, Judy McLaughlin-Ryan. She has been conducting a group for women with issues of trauma, sexual abuse, and addictions for over two decades, in Westwood, California.  For further information please go to judy@asrtherapy.com or contact me directly at jmcr4444@aol.com. Please note that the opinions presented in the article […]

The Power of Groups: Changing Your Life Through Process

Recently, I heard this statement during a group process, “I grew up in group.”  A client talked about her transformation during a group process, starting in a place of anger and resentment to a place of release and search for passion.  Prior to entering group this client talked about being highly reactive to others and […]

A Welcoming Surprise: Attending My First 12-Step Meeting

This blog entry was written by an anonymous writer.  Thank you for your story of courage, strength, and hope. Everyone recommended I attend a 12 step meeting.  I resisted.  I couldn’t see myself sitting in a room full of strangers baring my soul.  I could barely do this with my therapist for the first 3 […]

The Power of Group Therapy

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Nigro, MFTi. Have you ever spent time with someone that you don’t know all too well yet you feel instantly connected?  Perhaps just the opposite has happened – you hardly know someone yet you feel completely irritated by his or her presence.  When you think […]

Is Group Therapy Right for Me? (Pt. II)

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Continuing with the benefits of group, group therapy also has the power to help you become more aware.  More aware of yourself and of others.  Many times in group therapy interactions between yourself and other group members will facilitate emotional reactions in yourself […]

Group Therapy

This blog entry was written by our guest blogger, Dafi Shlanger, MA. Dafi Shlanger, MA, is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF54831), supervised in Culver City by licensed therapist Doric George MA, MFT #MFC 38343. She is the author of, “Brain Surgeons Don’t Do Facelifts”. For more information, please visit www.DafiShlanger.com. Please note that […]

You’re Not Alone

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Nigro, MFTi. Have you ever given much thought to why animals travel in packs or why birds flock together?  Well there is safety in numbers, and traveling in groups ensures safety.  For geese, they will fly in a ‘V’ shape as it is more efficient […]

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