Group Therapy

Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which one or more mental health professionals offer psychotherapy to a group of people at the same time.

 

Wait periods for group therapy can be reduced, allowing more people to receive mental health care.

 

Individual therapy sessions are attended by some persons in addition to group therapy, while others just use group therapy.

Do You Need Group Therapy?

Being a part of a group can provide insights that you might miss if you're too close to your circumstance. Learn why participation in a treatment program could be beneficial to you. There are many benefits of group therapy.

 

Here are some ways that group therapy for mental health care might be beneficial:

 

Support is provided via groups. Hearing from others who have experienced similar difficulties might help you realize that you're not alone in your struggles, whether you're dealing with panic attacks, depression, or any mental health issue. A sensation of relief is felt by many people.

 

Groups serve as a sounding board for ideas. If you discuss a disagreement you had with your partner, for example, group members may perceive things in your presentation that you don't. Hearing from others about how you come across may be quite motivating. You gain a broader range of viewpoints on your circumstance, which might help you better deal with your issues.

 

Groups can help you go forward. It can be quite motivating to hear how other members conquered their fears of flying or confronted a family member about drug misuse. When patients see what others are accomplishing, they typically push themselves harder.

 

Groups help people improve their social abilities. Groups not only assist to alleviate feelings of loneliness, but they also allow you to practice re-engaging with others. By becoming a part of a group, you can discover how well you get along with others.

 

Individual counselling is more expensive than group treatment. Some people feel that while group therapy is less expensive, it isn't as effective, but this isn't true. Group therapy has a lot of potential.

 

You learn about yourself in groups. Everyone in the group puts up a mirror, and you get to view yourself through their eyes.  It's a method of identifying the blind spots that may be preventing you from overcoming your problems.

Group Therapy Procedure & Techniques

Different types of group therapy include:

 

  • Psychoeducational groups

  • Skills development groups.

  • Cognitive-behavioural groups.

  • Support groups.

  • Interpersonal process groups.

 

Group therapy with Catharsis can help with:

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Anger management

  • Trauma

  • OCD

 

What to Expect From Group Therapy?

During a group therapy session, you can expect to see the following group therapy techniques:

 

  • Active listening

  • Reflecting

  • Clarifying

  • Identifying recurring themes

  • Facilitating

  • Empathizing

  • Interpreting

  • Questioning

  • Linking

  • Confronting

  • Supporting

  • Stopping counterproductive activities

 

Booking an Appointment For Group Therapy

If you feel like group therapy would be beneficial for you or would like to learn more and find group therapy near me please get in touch with Catharsis today and book an appointment at 613-316-6099 to get started.