Empowering girls and women for life.


Group Therapy at the Institute

Therapy groups offer unique and exciting opportunities for growth. Support, real-time skills practice, and the opportunity to observe and change patterns are just a few advantages. Group therapy can be an economical compliment to individual therapy, or a stand-alone service when appropriate.

To arrange a consultation and get password to access client information documents, call 626.585.8075, ext. 108 or e-mail.

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Through fun activities and conversation, our Institute groups are designed to help girls build skills, gain confidence, and enjoy connection. Some of the skills girls learn in their groups include:

  • How to make and keep friends
  • Awareness of social cues
  • Conversational skills
  • Empathy and compassion
  • How to deal with mean behavior – their own and others
  • Ways to solve conflicts
  • The joy of working together
  • Ways to manage energy and attention
  • How to calm strong emotions
  • Ways to cope with worry thoughts
  • Self-care and mindfulness
  • Building a positive mindset
  • Feeling good about who they are in their growing bodies

In the pre-group meeting, you, your daughter, and your daughter’s prospective group therapist will discuss the specific goals that will be most helpful to your daughter.

FOR PARENTS: You are vital to your daughter’s growth in group. Some of our groups for girls offer a concurrent parent group; some provide periodic workshops for parents. In addition, we like to meet regularly with parents to hear from you about your daughter. These sessions include discussion of your daughter’s growth as well as ways that you can support her skill development and hardiness at home. We look forward to a collaborative working relationship with you.

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