Group counseling is a small group of no more than 8 participants with 1 professional facilitator and meets once a week for 60 - 90 minutes. The group involves talking and listening to each other's concerns and progress. Participants feel open to express their beliefs, thoughts, and emotions, without fear of judgment or retaliation. Being part of a group can offer insights that you may be too close to your situation. How much you want to reveal about yourself is your choice, but there's security in knowing that what’s said in group, stays in group.
Groups provide a great outlet
Example, you talk about a argument you had with your friend, group members can see things in the way you present it that you don’t. Hearing from other individuals about how you come across can be a very powerful learning moment through the broader range of perspectives on your situation, and that can help you deal with your problems.
Groups can propel your life forward
Hearing how other members successfully overcame their fears or how they confronted a family member over drug abuse can be very encouraging. You will often push yourself harder when you see what others are doing.
Groups can promote better social skills
Groups not only help to ease that sense of isolation, but also provide the opportunity to practice re-engaging with others by participating in a group, you will see that you can get along with others.
Group therapy costs less than individual counseling
Some people feel that because group therapy costs less, it’s not as beneficial. That's not true at all because group therapy can be incredibly powerful.
Group therapy teaches you about yourself
Every individual in the group holds up a mirror and you get to see yourself through their perspective. It’s a way of uncovering the blind spots that may have been inhibiting your ability to overcome your problems.
Please check out groups offered under the Group Therapy sub-tabs