- Struggles with Others
- Life Transitions: Career, Parenting, Divorce, Loss
- Interpersonal Process
Benefits of group therapy
Support: Many people struggle, but few speak openly about it. It can be a
relief to hear others discuss what they're going through, and realize you're not alone.
Problem-solving: Because people look at situations from different perspectives, group
helps you come up with a variety of solutions, and holds you accountable to
Play well with others: We live and interact with people every day. These interactions can
be rewarding or leave us confused and frustrated. Group gives opportunities to view
one’s own patterns as well as those of others, and see how these patterns
interact with one another to create closeness versus conflict. You can also try
out new ways of interacting without fear of rejection, because everyone in the group is collaboratively
working on changing.
It Works!: Extensive research supports group therapy as effective for a wide
variety of problems. Also, group therapy has some benefits that
individual therapy cannot provide. We are raised in groups (e.g., family, schools, church) in which
we develop as well as get hurt. It makes sense then that a thoughtful coming
together of people could be an ideal place to grow and heal.