What is group therapy and how does it help?
The participants in each group share a common challenge and work together towards healing.
What are the benefits of group therapy?
In fact, there are five powerful benefits of group therapy. In group therapy, each participant:
- Learns they are not alone
- Receives much-needed support from others (and gives support)
- Is able to see their own feelings more clearly through the experiences of others.
- Learns to relate better to others and self.
- Enjoys a safe social environment for exploring difficult feelings and issues.
These benefits cannot be understated. Humans are social creatures. While individual therapy can help each of us better understand our internal motivations, group therapy can provide social acceptance.
What can I expect from group therapy?
Each group therapy session will begin with a short discussion of progress, unsettled issues from previous sessions, or some other matters as needed. Questions are posed and members may offer input as they wish. There is no pressure to participate, but participation benefits all present. In fact, we find that when we personally participate, we are often benefited more than others.
Still, your level of participation is up to you. The group is there to both share their own experiences in applying psychotherapy and support one another. Overall, group therapy is a positive experience and can help you gain a sense of community, support, and courage.
Contact me today to get started with this important step to wellness and recovery!