Group Therapy

Upcoming Group: Wellness Support for Chronic Pain & Illness
Online, Wednesdays 8:30-10 am, February 15-March 22
Facilitated by Rona Maglian, PsyD, RYT
Price $516 for the 6-week session, payment plan available

Chronic pain and illness often leave us feeling isolated from the people and communities we care about. Attending social events can be hard, and we may not have the mental or physical energy we’d like to put into our relationships consistently. Friends and loved ones care, but they don’t understand the experience of having a chronic condition. Across that gap, we can feel a range of emotions from anxiety, guilt, and fear to frustration and anger.

At the same time, having a social support system is crucial for people experiencing chronic pain and illness. Research shows that social support improves quality of life and reduces the severity of pain and physical distress. It also reduces the disabling impact of chronic conditions on our daily lives. We created this space for support and community with those challenges and benefits in mind.

This six-week group is designed to be a supportive space for women experiencing chronic pain or illness. Each session will include approximately an hour for guided discussion, sharing and connection. We will finish the session with 20-25 minutes of gentle yoga for relaxation and pain management. This is beginner-friendly, therapeutic movement that can be adapted for all bodies and needs, and requires no previous experience with yoga to join in.

Wellness Support is group for women 18+ currently residing in California. Trans, cis, and nonbinary people are welcome to attend. (You can see our gender policy here.) Dr. Rona will offer a brief, free consultation to answer any questions you have, and ensure the group is a good fit for your needs.

Upcoming Group: Connections Women’s Group
Next 12-week session begins January 2023, Date/Time TBD
Facilitated by Amelia Jayanty, PsyD
Price $80/session or discounted rate of $900 for one-time payment

As a therapist, I work with many women who struggle to feel connected in their relationships with other people. They might have a lot of friends, but find their relationships feel shallow or unsatisfying. Others might find themselves isolated due to social anxiety, or having difficulty building a new social network after moving to a new city. Often, they feel stuck in patterns—like people pleasing, boundary issues, or avoiding vulnerability—that keep people they care about at a distance.

If you’re looking to build more connected and fulfilling relationships, joining a process group is one of the best ways to reach that goal. A process group is a safe, supportive place to get feedback from a therapist and from your peers on how you show up in relation to others. And it also functions as a “social lab”, a place to experiment with different ways of relating to other people, practicing new skills you can take out into your relationships with friends and family. 

Join Stella Nova’s Dr. Amelia Jayanty for Connections Women’s Group, a 12-week online process group for people seeking support to build healthier, more satisfying relationships. You’ll come out of this session with a deeper understanding of yourself and others, and tools to start building more fulfilling connections in the real world.

This group is intended for women, and is open to adults 18+ that are currently residing in California. Trans, cis, and nonbinary people are welcome to attend. (You can see our gender policy here.) People of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations are welcome.

Women in Tech Layoff Support
Online, Mondays 12-1 pm, ongoing
Facilitated by Maya Borgueta, PsyD
Price $20-40 per session, pay-what-you-can

Whether you’ve been anxiously anticipating layoffs for months, or you’ve been completely blindsided, losing your job can turn your life upside down. Feelings of grief, fear, anxiety, and rejection are common reactions. What comes next?

You deserve extra support to navigate this major transition.

Your facilitator, Dr. Maya Borgueta, founded Stella Nova Psychology after being laid off from a San Francisco mental health tech startup in 2018. She specializes in working with women in business and tech, especially women of color and 1st and 2nd generation immigrants. 

This support group is intended for women who have experienced a recent tech layoff (inclusive of folks who may have been forced into resignation by, ahem, changes in management). Must be currently residing in California. Trans, cis, and nonbinary people are always welcome. (You can see Stella Nova’s gender policy here.)

This is a weekly drop-in style group, but all new participants must first schedule a brief, free virtual consultation to ensure the group is a good fit for your needs.

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