Group counseling is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more of our therapists working with several people at the same time. Our staff will conduct groups which focus on educating clients about their disorders and ways of coping, often based on the principles of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) Skills development groups, which focus on improving social skills in people with mental disorders or developmental disabilities.
In group therapy, you can expect:
One or more therapists who lead a group of 5-12 clients.
Group meets normally for 1 hour or 1.5 each week.
Some clients attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.
Many groups are designed to target problems, such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, PTSD, grief/loss, substance use, and chronic stress. While other groups may focus on improving social skills, emotional regulation, interpersonal issues, low self-esteem.
The benefit of being in a group:
Groups can act as a support network. Group members often help each other with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenges, and hold each other accountable along the way.
It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they are going through and realize that you are not alone
Diversity is another important aspect of group therapy. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.