Is your Job Stressing you out?
Are you having relationship problems?
Dealing with depression, anxiety, anger. grief, guilt, low self-esteem?
Have you ever experienced a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, theft, rape, or violence against you or a loved one?
If so, you may be a perfect client for group therapy…
So just what is group therapy?
Group Therapy is when a small, carefully chosen group of individuals meet together under the supervision of a professionally trained therapist. The purpose of group therapy is personal growth and improved problem solving skills. Individuals in group therapy also find improvement with their social skills and interpersonal relationship.
Group therapy assists clients in improving their outlook because the client can interact with the therapist, but also can observe others in the group and receive feedback from group members. The group therapy format provides several advantages that the one on one session does not offer. The advantages include:
: Group therapy provides the client with feedback from other clients and the therapist. Listening to different experiences is often helpful in promoting growth and change in a given situation.
: By seeing others in similar problems, the client can adapt and add new coping methods to his or her issues. This is beneficial because it gives the client a variety of solutions on what may or may not work.
: Joe listens to John talk about how his supervisor’s impossible expectations were causing him stress. John stated that following the chain of command to resolve his issue with the supervisor was more productive than simply getting angry at him and not speaking. As he listened, Joe thinks of how he might try this same strategy with his supervisor. He can then try out this new behavior by practicing with the people in therapy in order to gauge their reaction to his particular situation with the assistance of the therapist to guide the group as a whole.