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Therapy for Clinicians

  1. Article: Healing Power of Groups

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.)

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 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.

Therapy Group for Pre-Licensed Therapists and Early Career Therapists

Looking for a place to take off your therapist/trainee's hat?
A safe place to talk about this time of major transition?
A place to talk about the challenges of becoming a psychotherapist?

  • Are you an early-career or pre-licensed therapist?
  • Would you like to develop greater insight into yourself and how you relate to others?
  • Do you need personal psychotherapy hours?

If so, this group may be a good fit for you. The group is designed for psychologically aware members who want to look closely at what is getting in the way of more meaningful, satisfying work and personal relationships.

This weekly process-oriented group is designed for the unique needs of therapists in training and at the start of their careers. It 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 therapist.

I have other groups for non-clinicians. The About Therapy Groups page has information about those groups.

Note: All of my groups are designed for individuals who have either have been in, or are currently in psychotherapy, are not in crisis, and are motivated to change. There are many groups that are short term or designed to help people who are in crisis. For more information, see group therapy referral resources.


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.


Consultation Group for Licensed Therapists

This twice monthly, facilitated consultation group is designed for therapists who want to look closely at their clinical work, deepen their understanding of their client's processes and sharpen their skills. Members benefit from the support and stimulation of discussing clinical and practice issues with colleagues.This case consultation group combines member's case presentations, relevant readings with discussion and self-exploration.

Members present clinical case material, including their therapeutic framework, working diagnoses, client's history and cultural context. Discussion also addresses the different diagnostic and treatment planning issues as they relate to treatment challenges, family of origin issues, and impact of medical issues if any. In addition, the quality and meaning of the transference is explored, while acknowledging the informative value of countertransference.

If you:

  • Get tired of working in isolation
  • Want the support and stimulation of discussing practice issues with colleagues
  • Want to deepen your clinical work and increase you enjoyment


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.  She is a Fellowand 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 Dr. Steiner 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: August 26, 2020