What is Group Therapy?
This is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. You would practice on how to put your own emotional experience into words. Participation in the group develops awareness about how others actually experiences you, and how your emotions and behaviors are affected in group situations.
What happens in a process group?
As a group member you are encouraged to check in with yourself moment by moment and take note of what you are feeling, thinking, and reacting to what is happening in group or toward other group members. There is usually a focus on the "here and now" experience of the group. You would as well share what is going on in your relationships, work, love, and health. The group becomes like a therapist able to give and receive insight from each other. The therapist conducts the group to form trust and share openly, as all members have are committed to confidentiality.
Who is ideal for group therapy?
Group is for everyone who has room to improve in their ability to relate with others, whether increasing vulnerability or having better boundaries, understanding one’s feelings and sharing them, or being more assertive.
How is group therapy compared to individual therapy?
1. It’s more affordable.
2. Group is one step closer to real life than individual therapy. You are dealing with real people rather than a single therapist.
3. As a group members you can learn from seeing others work.
4. Group is an emotionally rich environment with ability to work on, express and tolerate strong emotions in yourself and in others.
There are between 6 to 8 members in the group, the length of every session will be an hour and a half once a week. The duration of the group will be a commit for six months at first with the option to continue for a few years. It does take 4 to 6 months in order to feel the effect of the group. We will begin meeting Thursday, April 7th from 4:00-5:30 pm and continue weekly meetings. The fee for group therapy is paid monthly, $185.00/month 90 minute sessions.