Patricia Frumkin
With offices in Mountain View and Palo Alto
Phone: (650) 856-4091

Supportive Women's Group

For over 20 years, I have been offering a caring and supportive group experience for women wanting to make changes in their lives. Often, women come to the group after having experienced a major transition, or having found that they are facing situations that can no longer be ignored.

Why Join a Women's Group?

The great advantage in working with a group is that it’s much like the real world, but only better in that you get instant feedback. The advantage of a women only group is that you benefit from female collective wisdom, strong camaraderie, and group experiences. My group provides a safe, supportive, and confidential setting. You are encouraged to work at your own pace toward your personal goals. There is no pressure to reveal private information until you feel ready to do so.

Am I Right For This Group?

Women have ranged in ages from their 20s to their 60s. They come from diverse backgrounds, including health and legal professionals, stay-at-home moms, educators, employees of small start-ups and large established corporations, and unemployed job seekers.

Common themes have included:

  • Issues surrounding relationships
  • Struggles with low self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Deciding how and whom to trust
  • Anxiety over job performance
  • Challenges with parenting

Typically, a participant talks about events and accompanying feelings she experienced during the week. She examines her response, or how she hopes to react to upcoming events. She can share her feelings about what happened in previous sessions, or react to issues raised by other members. She can try out new behaviors – meaning, she can say: “how does this sound?” Most important, she can laugh, cry and support other compassionate women, who like herself, are looking to make changes in their lives.

To learn more:

We meet one evening per week. Please contact Dr. Patricia Frumkin at (650) 856-4091.


Group Comments

"The group is enormously helpful in terms of support, as well as working through many challenges that I face. Patty is a superb facilitator. I could not recommend the group highly enough."

"Group is like a learning lab where we can ask for instant feedback and give thoughtful reflection. The women are empathetic and honest."

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