While group members are a valuable source of support, formal group therapy sessions offer benefits beyond informal self-help and support groups. I have specialized training in group therapy and strive to teach group members proven strategies for managing specific problems. That expert guidance can help you make the most of your group therapy experience.
How Does Group Therapy Work?
Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups often help those who have experienced loss, whether it be a spouse, a child or someone who died by suicide. Since I offer focused groups on these and other topics, please be sure to leave your email if you would like to be informed about current offerings.
Benefits of Group Therapy
Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you see your situation from a different perspective, and come up with specific ideas for improving a particular problem or life challenge.