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.
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Two teenagers engaged in a focused group therapy session, exemplifying the supportive and attentive therapeutic environment at Key Healthcare's teen group therapy program

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Compassionate Support for Teen Depression


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.

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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 the Team

We believe that the effectiveness of the treatment program relies heavily on the bond between the teen and their therapist, rather than solely on the clinical modalities and various therapeutic techniques employed. That is why our staff members are relatable, resourceful and fearless when it comes to finding creative solutions for each client.

Leadership Team

Dr. David Jacobson, PsyD, LCSW

David Jacobson (Dr. David), PsyD, LCSW, proudly possesses a rich 14-year history as a Clinical Director and researcher, focusing on Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Use at Key Healthcare.

Dr. Gregory Barnett, MD

Dr. Gregory Barnett, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, in his role as the Medical Director at Key Healthcare, Dr. Barnett is dedicated to providing unparalleled clinical and psychiatric care.

Vinsent Franke, CADC-II, MBA

Vincent Franke leverages 15 years of operational expertise to uphold Key Healthcare’s commitment to delivering top-tier care and expert-level treatment to all clients.

Michelle Smith

In her role as VP of Clinical Partnerships, Michelle is dedicated to advancing the mission of Key Healthcare by forging strategic alliances with clinical partners committed to delivering exceptional care to adolescents and their families.

Ryan Blivas

Ryan Blivas is a behavioral healthcare entrepreneur and teen mental health advocate who is passionate about finding solutions to combat the teen mental health crisis in America.

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.

Clinical & Medical Team

Chanelle Catuogno,  ACSW

Chanelle specializes in trauma therapy, trained in ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) and brings years of experience from private practice to her role at Key Healthcare.

Rocky Trombetti, MA, AMFT

Rocky serves as a family and group therapist within the adolescent treatment programs at Key Healthcare, specializing in supporting teens through their journey to recovery.

Amanda Ebersberger, AMFT

Amanda Ebersberger, AMFT, APCC, is a clinical therapist from Southern California with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

James Wilcox, MA, AMFT

James Wilcox is a dedicated family and group therapist within the Teen Treatment Programs at Key Healthcare, providing specialized support to adolescents as they navigate their path to recovery.

Jordan Werner, AMFT

Jordan possess particular expertise in treating borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship challenges, and trauma-related experiences.

Matt Cox, CADAC -I

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

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Matt Metcalf is a DBT Program Director at Key Healthcare. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with adolescents and their families for over 15 years.

Phillip Codd

With years of experience in all levels of the care continuum, Phil leverages his knowledge and experience of Quality Assurance and Compliance to ensure operational excellence at Key Healthcare’s Outpatient Facility.

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