Group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing concerns and making positive changes in your life. One therapist will be leading a group of 6-8 patients. Typically, groups meet for an hour each week. Joining a group of strangers may sound frightening at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. In fact, group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding and effective the group experience can be.
Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them, even to close friends or family members. Group therapy helps you realize you’re not alone. Working in a group with others who suffer from the same problem removes this feeling of isolation. While it’s true that each of us is unique and may have unique circumstances, none of us is alone in our struggles. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize you’re not alone.