Group psychotherapy is an effective form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. There are many different approaches to this type of therapy but they share in common creating a safe, supportive, and cohesive space to address personal, relationship and societal issues.
Who can benefit from this?
Group psychotherapy can benefit people of different ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, race, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Such as those seeking help with specific concerns including, depression, anxiety, serious medical illness, loss, addictive disorders, or behavioral challenges. In addition, group counseling can benefit those seeking self-development by providing a safe environment in which to learn and grow.
What makes Group Therapy Unique and Powerful?
We live and interact with people every day, and often there are concerns that other people are experiencing or grappling with that can be beneficial to share with others. In group counseling, you learn that perhaps you’re not alone or as different as you think. You’ll meet and interact with people, and give and share helpful feedback; the whole group learns to work together on common problems — one of the most beneficial aspects of group counseling or therapy.