As a licensed psychotherapist, I have over 25 years of experience treating adults with anxiety disorders, mood disorders (including bipolar), and substance abuse and addiction. I have also received intensive training in specific mindfulness-based interventions for these issues, from the psychologists who developed them.
These are small groups (5-8 people), usually held in my Pleasanton office, that require a commitment to do daily home practice as well as attend all eight sessions, unless you are ill or prior arrangements have been made. This is NOT group therapy – it’s more like a graduate seminar, following a set curriculum, with emphasis on learning specific skills and tools. However, there are no tests or grades – all you have to do is show up, participate, and be fully present!
As of March 2020, groups meet online, via videoconferencing, for which a computer and high-speed internet connection are required.