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As the Immediate Past President of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA), I have a special place in my heart and in my practice for group therapy. If change in individual therapy is facilitated through the relationship between the client and the therapist, group therapy offers even more ways for change to be created. Members of the group get to discover that others feel the way they do, that they are not alone, that they can be a part of new and healthier “family” systems, and that they belong. Members also get to try out things they can’t in the real world, like appropriately telling someone they are angry with them or that they care about them. They get to explore the difference between impact vs. intent in their interactions and learn to make connections with others with more clarity and with more purpose.


For more information about group therapy, please go to the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). For more information about group therapy in Los Angeles, please visit the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA).


And please contact me to see if I have availability in my group or if you would like to discuss a referral to a group for yourself or for a client.


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

 –George Eliot


John Chebultz, MFT, PSEP, CGP         315 South Beverly Drive, Suite 307, Beverly Hills, California 90212          310.288.1650

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