Mental health problems like low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression are quite common, but no one should have to struggle alone. In group therapy, you can talk about your issues in a safe, supportive environment with others who are going through similar challenges. Thriving Center of Psychology of Midtown, New York, NY, SoHo, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Miami, FL, provides first-class group therapy for addressing several mental and emotional concerns. Call the offices or go to the website today to learn more about how group therapy can help you.
Group Therapy Q & A
What are the benefits of group therapy?
Group therapy provides several mental health benefits. For one thing, it’s an affordable option at Thriving Center of Psychology because it can cost about half as much as an individual appointment.
Through group therapy, you realize that other people are struggling with the same issues as you. Talking with others who share your problems and concerns can be cathartic and lead to better feelings of support. Group members can also offer advice and insights about their shared personal experiences.
Group therapy is good for developing interpersonal skills. Relating with others in the group helps you learn to communicate more effectively and with empathy. These skills transfer into other aspects of your personal life, leading to more healthy and productive interactions at work, in the home, and other social settings.
Which mental health issues can group therapy address?
Many mental health and relational problems improve with group therapy. Clients of Thriving Center of Psychology seek group therapy for issues including:
- Anger management
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Self-confidence concerns
When life events threaten to disrupt your everyday functioning and the health of your relationships, group therapy can help you cope. Being able to discuss your issues with others can be reassuring and give you hope.
What should I expect during a group therapy session?
A highly trained psychologist or therapist at Thriving Center of Psychology conducts the group session in much the same way as for individual clients. Typically, the therapist or group members determine the theme for each group meeting. After an explanation of the theme, the participants or therapist introduce topics and ideas for discussion.
Your group therapist might provide prompts or ask questions for the group to talk about. No one forces group members to speak, but all get encouragement to participate.
The therapist facilitating the group oversees the discussion, answers questions, and gives information relevant to the group or current conversation. Group members might have occasional disagreements, but they’re a part of group therapy. The therapist mediates the dispute so that members can come to a resolution and handle negative emotions productively.
Group therapy can help you feel more positively about yourself and boost your confidence in interacting with others. To get started with group therapy, call Thriving Center of Psychology today or book a session online. Some group therapy appointments can take place via online video TeleTherapy.