While you’ve likely heard of group therapy, you may wonder how group therapy works. Group therapy programs exist to help people through all sorts of issues and hurdles. Group therapy can improve one’s mental health by helping one feel more understood and connected with others.
Harmony Hills’ group therapy program offers support to those struggling with grief and loss, trauma, depression, and more. We understand the importance of support and connectivity. Contact us at 855.494.0357 to learn how our group therapy program can benefit you. Group therapy programs have the power to create a safe and welcoming community. Join us on the journey toward healing and growth.
How Group Therapy Works
In group therapy, individuals come together in a safe and supportive environment to discuss their experiences with a trained therapist. It’s typically a group of individuals, usually 6-10 people. The therapist will lead group discussions and activities while also offering individual support to each member of the group.
Group therapy works by allowing individuals to share their struggles and receive feedback and support from the therapist and other group members. Group therapy offers a unique opportunity for individuals to learn new coping skills, problem-solving strategies, and communication techniques from both the therapist and their peers.
Aspects of group therapy include:
- Building trust and support within the group
- Developing better communication and interpersonal skills
- Understanding and managing emotions
- Working through challenges and difficult experiences
- Exploring and changing behaviors
- Gaining a new perspective on one’s thoughts and actions
Some individuals may find the idea of group therapy intimidating, but it can be a highly effective form of therapy. It can also provide a sense of community and camaraderie as individuals come to understand they are not alone in their struggles and can offer support to each other.
Benefits of Group Therapy
Now that you understand how group therapy works, what are the benefits? As group therapy has proven to be very effective, it is often a key component of successful mental health treatment programs. Some benefits of group therapy include the following:
- Improved social skills and relationships
- Increased sense of belonging and self-esteem
- Support from peers going through similar struggles
- Opportunities for feedback and perspective from others
- Motivation to improve and reach personal goals
- Lower cost than individual therapy
- Opportunities for growth outside of the therapy setting, such as practicing skills in social settings with friends and family
Group therapy can be a valuable addition to individual therapy or as a stand-alone form of treatment. If you think group therapy may be helpful for you, talk to your therapist or mental health professional about finding a suitable group therapy program. Or, reach out to Harmony Hills.
Group therapy can be especially effective for the treatment of many mental health issues, including:
- Anxiety disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Eating disorder
- Substance use disorder
- Schizoaffective disorder
Harmony Hills Offers Extensive Group Therapy Options
At Harmony Hills, our goal is to provide the best, individualized treatment to all our clients in a safe and comforting environment that is all-inclusive. Group therapy is one of the methods we employ to achieve this goal. Group therapy can be a valuable and empowering tool for personal growth and healing.
Our Florida team understands the value of group therapy as part of a holistic treatment plan. If you have questions about how a group therapy program will fit into improving your overall mental health, call Harmony Hills today at 855.494.0357 or use our online form. Our team is ready 24/7 to help get you started on your path to recovery. You do not have to deal with your mental health issues alone.