Group psychotherapy is a unique 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. Group therapy has been an effective, evidence based, and widely utilized treatment intervention for many years.
Each of us has been raised in group environments, either through our families, schools, organized activities, or work. These are the environments in which we grow and develop as human beings. Group psychotherapy is no different. It provides a place where you come together with others to share problems or concerns, to better understand your own situation, and to learn from and with each other and a therapist.
Group therapy works! Although no form of treatment is guaranteed to work for everybody, many research studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of group therapy for most people.
Group therapy has been demonstrated to be equally if not more effective than individual therapy for the treatment of many problems. While group therapy is often the primary treatment of choice, it can also be complimentary with individual therapy, or in other cases, sequential-starting before individual therapy has begun, or after individual therapy is completed. Our therapists appreciate the opportunity to coordinate care with individual therapists in the community and welcome inquiries and referrals from them.
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Groups