WHY GROUP THERAPY?
Group therapy provides a different kind of support and opportunity for personal growth than that found in individual counseling. It's especially helpful in the following ways:
- Hearing from others with similar issues helps you see that you’re not alone in having challenges, whether you're grappling with panic attacks, depression, or any other life issue. Knowing you're not alone provides a sense of relief.
- Group therapy costs less than individual counseling. Some people believe that, because group therapy costs less, it’s not as good, but that's not the case at all. It's generally an incredibly powerful treatment approach, sometimes much more helpful than individual therapy.
- Groups provide a sounding board. If, for example, you talk about a fight you had with your partner, group members can see things in the way you present it that you don’t. Hearing from other people about how you come across can be very powerful. You get a wider range of perspectives on your situation, and that can help you deal with your problems better.
- Groups can propel you forward. Hearing how other members successfully overcame their fear of flying or how they confronted a family member over drug abuse can be very encouraging and motivate you to take steps you might have thought impossible before you heard about someone else's success.
- Groups promote social skills. Groups not only help to ease any sense of isolation, but also give the opportunity to practice re-engaging with people. By participating in a group, you see that you can get along with others.
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