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a group of people talk during a group therapy programAt Harmony Hills, our group therapy program offers a highly engaging environment that is ideal for addressing mental health conditions. We provide a vast array of services that will promote long-term healing, which includes helping you build a strong support network and reestablishing connections with loved ones.

We know that group therapy in Florida is an excellent way for you to connect with other people who are also working on overcoming their mental health issues. Through this program, you can share your thoughts and feelings about the healing process while listening to the lessons others have learned. Our therapist will guide the group through your sessions, allowing you to focus on growing and learning. To learn more about our mental health therapy program options, contact Harmony Hills today at 855.494.0357.

What Is a Group Therapy Program?

Group therapy serves as a form of psychotherapy where one or more therapists collaborate with multiple individuals simultaneously. This therapeutic approach has demonstrated effectiveness in treating a broad spectrum of mental health conditions, ranging from depression and anxiety to substance abuse and trauma. The strength of group therapy lies in fostering shared experiences and a supportive setting, assisting individuals on their path toward healing and recovery.

Key Components of a Group Therapy Program

A successful group therapy program comprises several vital components.

  • Skilled facilitation by trained therapists for productive and safe sessions
  • Diversity of group members for varied perspectives and enriching experiences
  • Confidentiality to create a safe space for open sharing
  • Regular sessions for continuity and trust-building within the group

Group therapy can meet once a week or, in the case of an intensive outpatient program, for hours multiple times a week.

Group therapy utilizes various methods to achieve its goals, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic therapy. Our professionals will determine the most suitable approach for each individual based on their needs and preferences.

Benefits of Group Therapy Programs

There are many benefits of participating in a group therapy program, including:

  • Support and validation from others who understand and have similar experiences
  • Learning new coping skills and techniques through shared experiences
  • Building social connections and improving communication skills within a safe space
  • Receiving feedback from multiple perspectives on personal challenges

At Harmony Hills, we firmly believe in the power of group therapy in promoting growth and healing on an individual level. Our dedicated professionals work diligently to create a supportive environment where individuals feel heard, understood, and empowered.

What To Expect During a Group Therapy Program

At first glance, group therapy can seem more intimidating than individual counseling. In the best of times, walking into a room full of people you don’t know can be challenging, especially when you need to open up to share your thoughts and experiences. That said, as time goes on, you may find that you enjoy this therapeutic option. You can develop long-lasting friendships and create strong bonds with people, allowing them to provide support and strength. During group therapy, you can expect a range of things to happen, including:

  • Consistent accountability allows you to stay on track
  • Improved abilities to engage in social interactions and relationships
  • Support from people who are addressing their mental health concerns alongside you
  • Opportunities to build up and encourage other people who are managing their own mental health concerns alongside you
  • Building long-term relationships with people in your support group

With the help of a group therapy program, you’ll be able to see your mental health concerns through another person’s eyes, allowing you to learn from other people’s experiences. We provide group therapy as part of many of our comprehensive treatment options, from residential mental health treatment to our aftercare programs.

Types of Group Therapy Programs

Like individual therapy, our group counseling program can take several forms. You can learn from other people and engage with them in each form. However, unlike individual therapy, you see you’re not alone in your experiences. Instead, you’re working with other individuals who have similar experiences.

At Harmony Hills, we offer several forms of group therapy; one of the most common options is therapy-led groups. Your licensed and highly experienced therapist will lead each structured therapy session during this treatment method. Each session will have a theme that your therapist will guide you and your peers through.

Another standard therapeutic option is dialectical behavior therapy. This treatment is beneficial for individuals who have poor communication skills or whose social skills have been negatively affected by their poor mental health. With this form of treatment, you’ll learn how to regulate emotions and behaviors and form positive relationships.

One therapy that is often forgotten when you think about group therapy is family therapy. In many cases, mental health issues damage family units, and it is critical to address this damage and repair it. With the help of family therapy, which involves you, your family members, and a therapist, you can take your first steps to healing these relationships.

Contact Harmony Hills for Group Therapy

At Harmony Hills, our group therapy program offers a collaborative approach where growth and progress are achieved through shared experiences and the guidance of compassionate professionals. Group therapy programs provide a powerful avenue for mental health recovery. The shared experiences and professional guidance provide a supportive environment that fosters healing and growth.

It’s never too late to start your journey towards mental wellness. Contact Harmony Hills today at 855.494.0357 to learn more about our group therapy program and other treatment options for long-term healing.

Clinically Reviewed By:
Melinda Marino, LCSW, QS

Melinda Marino, LCSW, is a distinguished mental health professional based in Florida, boasting a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work from the prestigious University of Central Florida. With two decades of expertise in the field, and a decade of Licensed Expertise, Melinda's journey includes a pivotal two-year role at Harmony Hills, where she ascended from Clinical Director to the esteemed position of Executive Director within a year. Her exceptional leadership has not only fostered growth within the team and organization but also exemplifies her unwavering commitment to excellence. Beyond her professional endeavors, Melinda finds fulfillment as an avid Cheer Mom, balancing her dedication to her family with her passion for community engagement.