Benefits of Group Therapy
While it may sound intimidating or uncomfortable, group counseling offers a surprising array of benefits that individual therapy often cannot. Advantages to group therapy include:
- The guidance of a professional therapist, the experience of the group
- The mutual support to be found in group settings
- A sounding board of individuals in similar situations to your own
- The encouragement to move forward and the recognition of improvements
Group therapy is also often less expensive than individual counseling. For many people, it is a more powerful and life changing experience than any other form of counseling.
Groups are typically made up of 4 to 10 people coming together under the guidance of a trained therapist for weekly meetings. Group therapy helps you realize that you are not alone, and that the suffering, impulses, and anxieties you may have considered uniquely yours to bear are not so isolating after all.
Knowing that we’re all in this together helps to normalize your experience and to realize that your difficulties need not alienate you from others. Sharing the pain can mean sharing solutions and support as well.
Group therapy can teach you new ways to think about the feelings that bother you, as well as provide new ways to cope with your problems, showing you effective strategies to handle the stress, difficulties, pains, and slights you have encountered in your journey through life.
Our counseling sessions focus both on the things that you can control and change, and the things you need to surrender to God.