FAMILY & FRIENDS OF PEOPLE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS
A place where hope and healing live. A place where hope and healing live.

Do you need support?

Is someone you care about struggling with a mental illness? Do you feel hopeless, depressed or even desperate? Have you become confused, frustrated or angry? Are you afraid for their safety or your own? If so, you may need support.

About the Group

Family & Friends of People with a Mental Illness (FFMI) was created for people who have a spouse, partner, parent, child, sibling, relative, friend or even a co-worker who suffer the effects of mental illness.

FFMI is a 90-minute, weekly support group where members may share stories and process feelings in a safe and supportive environment. Along with emotional support, members will also get practical information on coping strategies and self-care.

Each group is limited to eight people. In this way each member gets time to participate, although active participation is not a requirement. Sometimes just listening to the experiences of others can be healing.

FFMI groups are comprised of dedicated members to ensure the safety, confidentiality, and integrity of the experience. As such, FFMI is not a “drop-in” group. Further, the group is not for someone who suffers directly with a mental illness, but we can offer referrals.

FMI groups are comprised of dedicated members to ensure the safety, confidentiality, and integrity of the experience. As such, FFMI is not a "drop-in" group. Further, the group is not for someone who suffers directly with a mental illness, but we can offer referrals.
Visit eamertherapy.com for more information about individual therapy for those with a mental illness.

The Group Facilitator

The group is facilitated by Jeff Eamer. He is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist 105612 under the supervision of Tala Johartchi, Psychologist Psy.D PSY27215. Jeff has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in trauma. Prior to becoming a therapist, he was a suicide prevention counselor and supported over 3,000 callers at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.

The Group Fee

There is an initial $100 fee which includes one private 60-minute individual session and one group session. The fee for 5 group sessions is $200 ($40 each) and 10 group sessions is $350 ($35 each). Note: There is 5‑session minimum.

Group Days & Times

There are three separate group times to choose from:
  • Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact

If you feel that you, or someone you care about, would benefit by the FFMI group, feel free to call or text Jeff at 424.209.7159 or send him a message:
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The Location

1849 Sawtelle Blvd. Suite 680, Los Angeles, 90025 There is two-hour metered-parking on Sawtelle Blvd. and non-metered parking on adjacent side streets.