Group Counseling

Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy that allows multiple individuals with similar mental health concerns to work with a single therapist at the same time. Group members help each other by sharing common stories, identifying with group members who are at different stages of treatment, and acquiring self-understanding through feedback from the therapist and group. Typically group therapy involves three to twelve people per session.

In our experience, group counseling is especially beneficial for individuals who have undergone traumatic stress or depression. Here are several reasons group counseling may be beneficial:

  • It provides positive role models
  • It allows for encouragement from other group members
  • It offers a safe haven to reveal difficult memories and feelings
  • It helps the therapist understand your behaviors in a social context
  • It tends to relieve pain, stress, and guilt
  • It promotes personal responsibility
  • It fosters a sense of belonging and group cohesion