What is group therapy?
In group therapy, a small group of patients or families meet regularly with the therapist. There are many types of group therapy. Some groups are mostly educational and some focus on practice and do little talking about individual problems. Other groups encourage members to discuss issues and offer helpful feedback to each other with guidance from the therapist. All personal information shared in groups is confidential.
What types of challenges are best suited for group therapy?
Group therapy is effective for a wide range of mental health concerns. Many people are reluctant to try group treatment, but most become comfortable with the group quite quickly. Some members do not speak often but learn skills by just being there and listening. Families often find group treatment gives them a lot of support. They appreciate the chance to discuss their concerns with others in similar situations.
How long will it take?
This depends on the group.