What is group therapy?
Based on information from the APA.org
Group therapy involves one or more trained facilitators who lead a group of various sizes. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.
Many of our groups are designed to target a specific challenge, such as surviving sexual trauma, grief, reducing self-harm, and learning about healthy relationships. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, learning coping skills for stressful situations like holidays, and coping skills for depression and anxiety.
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides different benefits that individual therapy alone may not. Our group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.
Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.
Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don't know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you're not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they're going through, and realize you're not alone.
Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.
What are the benefits of group therapy?
How do I join a therapy group?
We are currently enrolling participants for our next cohort of Healthy Relationships, beginning October 1, 2021. Please click here to send an email to the facilitator.
Learn how to identify unhealthy habits and improve relationships. We will discuss communication styles, active listening, and boundary setting. Our focus will be on relationship building, whether romantic, familial or in other friendships in your life.
We ask that all participants be available to participate in all 8 sessions.
Each session is $5.