The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles introduces “I Am GPALA,” a campaign that honors the richness and diversity of our membership.

Every two months, we will spotlight an outstanding GPALA member whose work advances the mission and values of our organization and provides the client community with powerful tools for growth and healing. This month, our spotlight shines on…




Photo credit: Yoko Ikeda

 “GPALA provides me with a professional cohort and has deepened my understanding of group process. I especially like the workshops and intensive trainings because they offer an opportunity to have my own experience in a group setting.”


Sarah is a licensed MFT and board certified art therapist in private practice in West Los Angeles where she sees children, adolescents, adults and couples. Sarah also supervises art therapy interns. Sarah leads process and art therapy groups in residential substance abuse treatment and intensive outpatient recovery. She has also run groups for the Our House Grief Support Center, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the Navy Seals Foundation and in numerous psychiatric settings. Sarah is currently developing a weekly arts-based process group addressing issues of grief and loss. For more information about Sarah and her work, visit: http://fitzsimmonstherapy.com/