Groups

Groups offer a space where encouragement, support, and growth take root. As a result, we offer groups on a variety of topics that can be helpful for you.

Keep an eye on this page or our blog for announcements regarding new groups and meeting details:

Women’s Group

For Women Struggling with Compulsive/Problematic Sexual Behavior

Problematic (or compulsive) sexual behavior impacts 3 to 17% of the population. Of those struggling with compulsive sexual behavior 40-50% are women. If you are struggling with compulsive masturbation, viewing pornography, or other out-of-control sexual behaviors, this group is for you. We will focus on addressing these behaviors, helping you gain tools for your recovery, and understanding the bigger picture of your behavior.

  • Gain tools to cope with sexual behavior
  • Find support/accountability with other women
  • Be encouraged by hope and healing
  • Group sessions held weekly in the Orange office
  • The group will consist of 10 sessions
  • For women only

Please contact Dr. Heather Schroeder, Psy.D. x283 or Dr. Lauren Richardson, Ph.D. x285 for more information at 714.558.9266.


Men’s Sexual Addiction

With the onslaught of internet pornography and the increased sexual provocativeness in our modern day media the issue of sexual integrity and sexual addiction has come to the forefront of concerns in many people’s lives. CIFT has a safe place to share with others in this struggle and receive the support you need.

These groups focus on men’s sexual issues ranging from addiction/compulsion issues to affairs and issues of homosexuality. Groups are process oriented, meaning that they strive to understand and resolve why these issues arose for each individual.

Groups are facilitated by Ramon Ivey, a licensed CIFT staff therapist and a leading thinker in the field of sexual addiction.
Groups are currently meeting in our Costa Mesa office.
Please call Ramon Ivey, for more information at 714.558.9266 x972


Women’s Group: For Women in a Relationship with a Sex Addict

Women in a relationship with a man who struggles with sexually compulsive behavior can experience a wide range of emotions. Once the compulsive behavior is disclosed, many women describe a deep sense of pain over the loss of the life they thought they had with their partner. Often women report identity confusion, increase in medical problems, heightened anxiety, depression, difficulty setting boundaries, and a belief that there is no one who will understand their experience.

There is hope! If your life has been impacted by your partner’s sexual addiction, this might be the group for you. Through this group process, women can begin to make sense of their unique heartache and find their way to acceptance, healing, mutual understanding, and growth.

Focus of this group:

  • Provide a safe place to express feelings in a shared experience
  • Feel empowered to cope with the chaos that is associated with sexual addicts
  • Develop a better understanding of boundaries and coping skills, while exploring other common relational struggles present in a relationship with a sexual addiction.

Groups are held in our Orange office.
Please call Dr. Heather Schroeder for more information at 714.558.9266 x283


Men’s Group: Anger Management

Anger is a normal emotion which can cause problems when it becomes too frequent or intense. Whether it is hurting relationships or affecting your work, learning to understand and control you anger is a step in the right direction. This is a supportive, non-judgmental and skill-building group focused on learning when anger is useful and when it is not. Understand how to communicate more effectively and be assertive with your needs. Learn to stop the surge of anger before it’s too late.

Group Objectives Include:

  • Recognizing triggers and levels of anger
  • Understanding the aggression cycle and its consequences
  • Using coping skills to reduce escalation
  • Learning to use the conflict resolution model
  • Developing self-control over thoughts and actions
  • Receiving support and feedback from others

Groups are held in our Orange office. Cost is $40 per session.
Please call Rachael Witherspoon for more information at 714.558.9266 x250


 

Teen Coping Skills Group

Does your teen exhibit any of the following characteristics?

  • Difficulty managing emotions
  • Impulsivity
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Poor relationships
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Anger and/or aggressive behavior
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

In these groups, teens will learn emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

Groups are held in our Orange office. Cost is $40 per 1.5 hour session.

Please call Dr. Angela Hanford, for more information at 714.558.9266 x246


Social Skills for Children Ages Nine to Eleven

Does your child struggle with social interactions, making and keeping friends, expressing and regulating emotions, bullying, and/or managing classroom behavior?

In this group kids will grow in community with other children whom s/he can relate with directly.
The group is facilitated Dr. Angela Hanford, who has training in play therapy and leads many groups for children who have difficulties with attention and social skills.
Groups are held in our Orange office.
Please call Dr. Hanford, for more information at 714.558.9266 x246