Group therapy involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. Group therapy is sometimes used alone, but it is also commonly integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that also includes individual therapy.The most common types of group therapy include:
Cognitive behavioral groups, which center on identifying and changing inaccurate or distorted thinking patterns, emotional responses, and behaviors
Interpersonal groups, which focus on interpersonal relationships and social interactions, including how much support you have from others and the impact these relationships have on mental health
Psychoeducational groups, which focus on educating clients about their disorders and ways of coping; often based on the principles of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
Skills development groups, which focus on improving social skills in people with mental disorders or developmental disabilities
Support groups, which provide a wide range of benefits for people with a variety of mental health conditions as well as their loved ones
Groups can be as small as three or four, but group therapy sessions often involve around 8 – 10 people. The group typically meets once or twice each week, or more, for an hour or two. Check back to see what kinds of groups we are offering and when they are.