Group Therapy provides a unique opportunity to understand yourself and the impact you have on others. Group offers you a unique way to learn new ways of being with people and to try out new behaviors in the safety of the group. Most importantly, group helps you learn how to deal with the difficult emotions that arise from interpersonal interactions by putting words to what you are feeling inside and towards others.
In Group Therapy, you learn that you are not alone with your problems and that others can help. Often other group members struggle with similar issues as you and are able to gain insight and support you in your process of growth and development. You’ll interact with other group members while the whole group learns to work on problems together.
Group offers you an opportunity to talk over problems with others and get their help and support. But just as important is the opportunity to understand and observe how your interaction style affects others and might stand in the way of you getting what you want in your life. While group can be supportive the main purpose of Group Therapy is to help you understand what keeps you from having gratifying and successful relationships outside the room.
I lead several groups that meet throughout the week including interpersonal process groups and a training group for therapists. Feel free to call me to discuss whether group might be right for you.