Group therapy is exactly what it sounds like: therapy conducted in a group setting with a therapist. The goals and strategies of Group are often aligned with other types of therapy like individual counseling. The main difference here is the unique setting. Rather than the conversation being limited to one on one, there is more discussion including the larger group. This can be the preferred method depending on the person. It also can be used in conjunction with other therapies. While group sizes tend to vary, it is rare that they exceed 12 or so members. Group counseling has many unique benefits because of its unique format.
Hear new perspectives.
Because there are more people a part of your mental health journey in group therapy, you will naturally receive more feedback than normal. Not only that, but because everyone has unique knowledge and experiences they will likely have unique advice or encouragement. Getting a variety of perspectives on your situation is often helpful in driving meaningful growth. All of this is of course being conducted in a safe environment under the leadership of the licensed therapist.
Discover new coping skills.
While in group therapy, others will also share their own life challenges and how they have coped with them. This provides hope to see success in others as well as aids in develop new coping mechanisms in your behaviors. These coping skills can help you identify the strategies that work and when to use them.
Where group therapy can help.
- Life transitions
- Eating disorders
- Anger management
- Grief and loss
Come join the group!
We’d love to talk to you about our group therapy sessions.
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