What is Group therapy?
Group therapy allows people to receive the support and encouragement in a group setting with other members in therapy and the therapist. People participating in the group can see that others are going through the same thing, which can help them feel less alone. Group therapy is often more affordable. Instead of focusing on just one client at a time, the therapist can devote his or her time to a much larger group of people. The setting allows people to practice behaviors and actions within the safety and security of the group. By working in a group, the therapist can see first-hand how each person responds to other people and behaves in social situations. Using this information, the therapist can provide valuable feedback to each client. Group therapy can be effective for depression. In a study published in 2014, researchers analyzed what happened when individuals with depression received group cognitive behavioral therapy. They found that 44% of the patients reported significant improvements. The drop rate for group treatment was high, however, as almost 1 in 5 patients quit treatment.
Who is Group therapy for?
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. In fact, group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be. Groups can act as a social support network and a sounding board or way to collaborate with other peers of similar issues. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge and hold you accountable along the way.
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 to people they don't know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you're not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they're going through and realize you're not alone.
Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.
What should I expect during the group therapy session?
Here at New Life 360, Inc group will be facilitated by a trained therapist in an atmosphere of trust, group therapy will involve members speaking openly about their feelings and talking to one another about personal issues as it relates to them or their love ones. At New Life 360, Inc no one will ever be forced to divulge their deepest secrets, therapist expect group members to feel free to relate openly and be honest with others to discover that they are not alone in their issues.
How do I get started with New Life 360, Inc. to receive this type of therapy?
At New Life 360, Inc. we have trained therapists who can answer any questions you may have about the therapeutic process and how to get started. The earliest appointment will be scheduled with a professional of your choice. We have qualified staff that are specialized in various types of therapy that can assist you with your presenting problems. It is recommended that you review any questions or concerns regarding the process that you may have. An evaluation and treatment planning is prepared for an accurate assessment of the problem and how to best treat the problem.