In group therapy, you learn that you are not alone in experiencing your problems, and you can experiment with trying to relate to people differently in a safe environment, with a psychologist present to assist as needed. Additionally, group therapy allows you to learn from the experiences of others with similar problems. In group, not only do clients receive tremendous understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues, but they also gain different perspectives, ideas, and viewpoints on those issues.
Group therapy is an effective way to deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships. It is a unique experience of joining together with others who share common goals, fears, and frustrations. In combination with the caring and supportive guidance of the therapist, group members can feel safe enough to explore their self-defeating responses to life’s losses, hurts, and pressures.
Group therapy offers you the opportunity to develop the strength to identify your needs, handle conflicts, and receive support. In a safe environment you can identify your stressors and how you have handled them in the past. Then you will be able to practice new skills, which can be applied to your personal life.
Is Group Therapy Right For Me?
Group therapy is suitable for a large variety of problems and difficulties. The following is a list of issues commonly treated via group therapy.
- Anger Management
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Sexual Abuse
- Substance Abuse
- Thinking Errors
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