"Those successful in group are successful in life."
While individual therapy provides a place for you to discuss and explore issues, group therapy is the place to work on those issues as they play out in real, live interactions with others. You will gain understanding of your own behavior through the response and feedback of fellow members, and have the opportunity to try out new ways of being, communicating, and engaging. Group therapy is an extraordinarily effective means of creating change in your relational life.
People often think group therapy is for those who don’t have the privilege of access to individual therapy. In fact, the real difference is that group therapy provides a therapeutic setting for putting into practice with others what can only be discussed in individual therapy.
From your first reaction to the group, to the way you approach the unfolding process, you’ll be amazed by how much every detail of your experience and behavior tell you about your ways of relating to yourself and others. The opportunity for realization and growth is tremendous in group process.
In our sessions, each group member is invited to share their emotionally significant life stories. Additionally, they share the thoughts, feelings, and impulses they are experiencing toward the other members of the group. Through this process, group members become more adept at communicating their internal experience, deepening their own experience of belonging, and addressing old, painful experiences of isolation. Helping to open up to truly listening to the feedback of the other members is an exercise that can lead to enormous learning and life changing development.
Group Therapy is an ideal place to address:
Social skills and awareness
Empathy and its expression
Feelings of isolation and loneliness; belonging
How feelings about figures from the past affect interaction with others