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  1. Article: Healing Power of Groups


Therapy Group for Licensed Psychotherapists

* Looking for a place to take off your therapist's hat?
* A way to counteract the isolation of private practice?

This ongoing supportive co-ed online psychotherapy group is designed for the special needs of mid-career and seasoned psychotherapists. With our process-oriented focus, this group offers a safe environment for personal and professional growth.

Learn more about the healing power of group interaction, increase your interpersonal skills and enhance your self-awareness as an individual and as a psychotherapist.


Individual screening and preparation makes groups more effective

I screen and prepare people carefully for my groups.

I have found that it helps if I meet individually with each person from 3-4 sessions, depending on whether he or she has been in other groups before.

The first appointment allows us to see whether we are a good match and feel we can work well together. We also determine whether he or she would benefit from and contribute to one my groups. I use a collaborative approach to clarify the individual'sl goals for the group experience as distinct from the goals of his/her individual therapy.

Individual Therapy for Licensed, Pre-Licensed and seasoned Psychotherapists

Whether you are still in graduate school or are a seasoned therapist, individual therapy can enrich your personal and professional life. We can all benefit from extra support at different points in our lives. (Credit for personal psychotherapy hours is available for trainees who need either individual or group therapy.) NOTE: Unfortunately, at this time I do not have openings for individuals - feel free to check back later in case this changes.


Consultation is an important adjunct throughout our professional lives. Whether individual or in a group setting, consultation is an valuable investment in keeping our clinical skills tuned up. Please see the information about my individual and consultation group.


About the Group Leader

Ann Steiner, Ph.D., M.F.T., CGP. , Certified Group Psychotherapist, has been leading psychotherapy groups for 30 years, supervises, trains and consults to therapists. She is a licensed Marriage Family therapist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Northern California, ,(CA. Marriage and Family Therapist, License #ML17115, Marriage and Family Therapist New Mexico, USA, License # CMFO218881).  She is a Fellow and former Board Member of the American Group Psychotherapy Society, was president of Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, a founding member of the American Orthopsychiatric Association's Disability Study Group and the National Registry of Group Psychotherapists. She co-led the first therapy group for therapists in Northern California in the 1980's. Dr. Steiner served as an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California Medical School, San Francisco for fourteen years, and is a Faculty and Committee Member of The Psychotherapy Institute's Group Therapy Training Program. She lectures at professional meetings nationally and locally, and writes for consumers and therapists.

See Healing Power of Groups article for more information.

For Further Information:

For more information or to discuss whether either of these groups might fit your particular needs, please free to call me at (925) 962-0060 or send an email with your phone number, and a variety of times when it would be convenient for me to return your call.

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Last Updated: June 10, 2023