Call/Text 805-494-1414 [email protected]

All groups are held at the Circle of Life Center and offer flexible fees. We also accept all major credit cards and most insurance.

In Person Art Therapy Group for Teens and Young Adults
Facilitated by Emily Glickman, MA, LMFT, ATR

LMFT #114279; ATR #19-002
Circle of Life Center

Art therapy is a modality of therapy that allows clients to explore their mental health including emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in a visual manner. Art therapy can provide an outlet for self-exploration and creative coping.

In this group you will:

  • Learn to let go and create art for the process rather than the product.
  • Learn to express your emotional state in an alternative, visual format.
  • Learn how to use a creative process for coping.
  • Gain greater self-awareness.
  • Practice mindfulness through art.

Date and Time: 

Open ongoing group on Tuesdays in person from 4:30-6:00 P.M. at Circle of Life Center.

Group start date to be determined.


$80.00 per group session and billed on a monthly basis.

If interested, please contact Emily Glickman at [email protected] or call 818-825-9932.


Virtual OCD Process and Treatment Group
Facilitated by Emily Glickman, MA, LMFT, ATR

LMFT#114279; ATR# 19-002
Circle of Life Center

Are you someone who experiences obsessions and compulsions that tend to affect your functioning in daily life? Do you feel as though you are isolated in your experience of managing OCD? If so, this group is for you! The purpose of this group is to help connect you with other people living with OCD so as to reduce isolation and also help break the stigmas of this disorder. It will also be a safe place for people to discuss OCD related topics and learn OCD recovery strategies.

In this group you will:

  • Connect with others in the OCD community to decrease your experience of feeling isolated in this disorder.
  • Discuss OCD related topics depending on the needs of group members.
  • Learn and discuss ERP and ACT strategies for OCD recovery.
  • Learn to have self compassion for yourself and symptoms while working on reducing the stigmas and shame that this disorder can bring.

Day and Time:

Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Group start date to be determined once group is formed.


Group will be virtual on Zoom.


$100.00 per group session. Group members will be billed at the beginning of each month and any cancellations will be non-refundable.

If interested, please contact Emily Glickman, LMFT, ATR at (818) 825-9932 or email at [email protected]


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Life Skills Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
is an evidence-based group therapy for adult women which teaches healthy coping skills to regulate moods, tolerate distress, improve interpersonal relationships and increase awareness of self.  The coping skills can greatly improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health and emotional issues. Support from each other and processing is also provided in the group.  Skills are taught within the following 4 Modules:

  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

You will receive an intake form via email for you to complete ahead of time, in addition to an intake with me prior to the first group.  DBT notebooks and handouts will be provided for each member.

This ongoing group is 16 weeks in duration and consistent attendance is important in order to benefit from the skills, as they build upon each other.

Each group will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours. The cost is $60 ($50 for Kaiser clients) per session.

Call or text (805) 494-1414 for interest or questions.


Fertility Support and Guidance
Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

No one should face infertility alone. A Harvard Medical School Study showed that “the pregnancy rates of women trying to conceive more than doubled when they participated in group therapy.” Come join other people that are on the same journey.

In this group we will:

  • Problem solve
  • Discuss treatment
  • Explore family building options and transitions
  • Provide support and understanding.

Led by Sara Rector, LMFT (MFC #31230) | Call/Text (805)494-1414 | $50 per week – 8 week sessions


Becoming Mother: Pregnancy & New Moms Group

Are you pregnant or are you a new mom? Come share the joys, trials and tribulations of being pregnant or being a new mother.

This group is open to women in their second trimester of pregnancy up to mothers of lap babies.

Typical Group topics addressed are:

  • Transitions into parenting
  • Developmental stages of babies and parents
  • Problem solving and joy sharing
  • Navigating through the effects of pregnancy or parenthood on other relationships and life in general

Becoming a mother is a life changing experience. It can often be filled with joy and wonder and can also include anxiety and sadness. Make a plan for wellness in your postpartum and become a part of a community of women who understand you. This type of community can be hard to find when you first become a mother. The demands of everyday life, juggling multiple responsibilities, too often leave women socially isolated and worn out, placing them at risk for physical and emotional illnesses. Join us at Birch Family Services for this 4-session series which encourages interactive discussion and assigns cognitive behavioral “homework.”

Day & Time:  Call or text (805) 750-4545  for date and time of group or more information
Fee:  4-week session $160

The Group is Facilitated by:

Sara Rector, LMFT
Marriage, Family Therapist MFC #31230
Individuals, Couples and Group Therapy
Specializing in Relationship, Peri/Post Natal Support and Infertility
Pregnancy/New Moms and Infertility Groups