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
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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.

  • For Women Only
  • Gain tools to cope with sexual behavior
  • Learn to find support/accountability with other women
  • Group sessions held weekly in the Orange office
  • The group will consist of 10 sessions at a cost of $40 per session
  • Half of the total cost is due at the start of group ($200) with the remaining amount due midway through.

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


Couples’ Group

This 6-8 week group is designed for couples who may feel disconnected or stuck in unhealthy patterns of relating and are wanting to experience a deeper level of intimacy with their partner.

In this group, couples will learn about the 5 love styles and how they affect their relationship. They will also learn to identify negative relational patterns, better understand the roots of their struggles, and address their core issues. Couples will work towards developing healthier and more meaningful connection with their partner.
All couples: dating, engaged, or married

  • Orange office on Tuesday nights
  • $40 per person ($80 per couple)

For more information, please contact Jacqui Mack Harris 714.558.9266 x238 or Corynne Kiernes 714.558.9266 x247


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


Men’s Sexual Addiction

With the onslaught of Internetcome to the forefront of concern in many people’s lives. We provid 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 Ramonthe leading thinkers 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

This group is a place whereemotions. 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.
Groups are held in our Orange office.
Please call Dr. Heather Schroeder for more information at 714.558.9266 x283


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 learnemotions, 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

If your child struggles withgrow in community with other children whom s/he can relate with directly.
Groups are facilitated Dr. Angelatherapy and has led many groups for children with attention and social skills difficulties.
Groups are held in our Orange office.
Please call Dr. Hanford, for more information at 714.558.9266 x246