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Teen Group Therapy

If your teen is struggling with substance abuse or a mental health disorder, group therapy may help. Group therapy can provide much-needed support and guidance while your teen works to overcome their issues. Group therapy can also help teach your teen how to interact with others in a healthy way, which can be vital for their future success.

Understanding Teen Group Therapy

What is Teen Group Therapy?

Teen group therapy is a form of counseling that involves groups of adolescents who share similar issues. The group is moderated by a professional therapist or counselor, and may involve up to eight or nine teens, depending on the program.
The primary focus of group therapy for teens is to provide adolescents with a safe, supportive space in which they can cope with their issues, learn to become more self-aware, and grow resilience. In addition, group therapy can be a great way for teens to learn important life skills such as problem solving, communication, and conflict resolution.

What to Expect in Teen Group Therapy

How Does Group Therapy for Teens Work?

Group therapy for teens generally follows a loose format. The therapist will start the session by introducing the topic and offering an overview of what they plan to cover. The group will then discuss their feelings and experiences on the topic, while the therapist offers guidance and support. During the session, teens are encouraged to share their stories and perspectives. Through this process, they can learn from each other and build a sense of trust and understanding between one another.
As the session progresses, the therapist will provide resources and tools to help teens develop healthy coping skills and make positive changes in their lives. At the end of the session, the therapist will provide a summary of what was discussed and offer guidance for further exploration.

Teenage Group Therapy Benefits

Benefits of Teenage Group Therapy

Teenage group therapy is a great tool when combined with individual therapy as it allows teens to work through their issues with others going through the same thing. Some of the benefits of teen group therapy include:


Group therapy can help teens build better communication skills and learn how to interact with others in a positive way.


Group therapy helps teens become more aware of their emotions and actions allowing them to manage these things in a healthier way.


Teens will learn from therapists how to better cope with their issues and manage stress in a healthy way. They can also get tips from others on ways they cope.


Teens will gain confidence by learning to find their voice. Encouragement from peers helps with using their voice more often as well. This is especially helpful for teens with social anxiety.


Group therapy can help teens feel less isolated. Knowing there are others who understand and have gone through similar experiences can be a great source of comfort.


Teens will learn to be more understanding and compassionate towards others who are going through tough times, even if they have a differing opinion.

Teen Group Therapy by Key Healthcare

Teen Group Therapy in Los Angeles, CA

Key Healthcare provides teen group therapy as a part of our treatment programs. Group therapy will be held throughout the week alongside individual therapy sessions. In addition to these, we also offer residential programs for troubled youth, which is an intensive program designed to provide a structured and supportive environment for adolescents facing various challenges. To learn more about our intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, and extended care programs, contact us today.

Insurances We Accept

Up to 100% of the Costs Covered by Insurance

Key Healthcare works with a majority of health insurance providers and depending on your plan, 100% of the costs may be covered. Verify your insurance to get more information about your coverage.

Meet Our Teen Group Therapy Specialists

Ryan Blivas Key Healthcare

Ryan Blivas is one of the co-founders of Key Healthcare in Los Angeles, CA.

Evan Powell

Evan Powell is one of the co-founders of Key Healthcare in Los Angeles, CA. Inspired by his own treatment journey, he and Ryan set out to change the narrative for clients, and help them find a brighter path.

Nick Lodato Licenses Family Therapist Key Healthcare Los Angeles

As Executive Director, Nick oversees the quality of care clients receive and focuses on improving their daily lives.

Vinsent Franke, CADC-II, MBA

Vinsent brings 15 years of operational experience to ensure quality of care and expert-level treatment is delivered to all clients.

Matt Metcalf, MSW, LCSW, BICBT-CC

Matt Metcalf is the founder and owner of DBT Tri-Counties, a clinical social work practice.

Marc Heiser, MD

Dr. Marc Heiser, MD/PHD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who holds both an MD and a PHD in neuroscience from USF.

Ali Angle, MA, AMFT

Ali's approach is grounded in continued assurance of a safe environment, where she strives to help clients connect with themselves.

Garland Gerber, MA, MFT, CADAC-II

Garland is a family systems expert who spends time advocating for Substance Use Disorders with the Los Angeles District Attorney.

Lauren Dummit, LMFT

Lauren is experienced in treating trauma and addiction (eating disorders, substance abuse, & other behavioral addictions.)

Eric Katende, MA, AMFT

Eric describes himself as LGBTQIA+ affirmative, promoting body positivity and well versed in issues related to gender.

Frances Cocksedge, MA, AMFT

Frances' approach draws from her creative background, integrating expressive arts with psychodynamic analysis.

Matt Cox, CADAC -I

Matt is an experienced operations expert with a vast knowledge of both Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders.

Katrina Sullivan

Katrina graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology. She has brought this expertise and care to her role as she helps families navigate the admissions process.

Alicia Brown

After spending 3 years in admissions, Alicia brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to help spread awareness of Key Healthcare.

Chanelle Catuogno

Chanelle specializes in surf therapy, where she has been a professional surf instructor for the past 6 years.

Julie Mond, MA, AMFT

Julie brings a holistic approach where all parts of ourselves are welcome, mind, body, and soul. She believes in the deep healing transformational power of the creative expressive arts, weaving creative writing, theater, and art into her work, especially with groups.

Connor Gray, CADAC

Conor has gained experience working in the field of recovery services as a recovery coach and support staff for 7 years.

Argishti Stephanian, M.S.

Argishti is Key Healthcare’s Academic Director and Family Academic Advisor.

Kash Dabbagh

Kash has 6+ years of experience working with teens and their families through various roles in the mental health setting. He is now a Case Manager and Group Facilitator.

Sam Meyer

Sam graduated with a BA in Psychology from CU Boulder and has a background in directorial, admissions, direct care, and marketing roles in mental health treatment.

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